Creative Stamping 94 sneak peek
Issue 94 of Creative Stamping is on sale in the shops from 25th March. Spring is in the air and we’re delighted to be back out in the garden doing a bit of planting and pottering – when we’re not crafting that is! So with that in mind we’re bringing you our exclusive Garden Gnomes stamp set featuring Daisy Mae Design and a fabulous cute gnome that everybody loves!
As well as the fantastic stamp set you’ll also find a bumper spring paper pack with the magazine, and there’s so much inspiration to keep you crafting, you’ll be hoping for rain – good for the garden and good for crafting!
Sarah Jackman Read has created some brilliant 3D and pop-out cards using fancy folds to showcase the papers with the stamps and we love them.
We have off-the-page ideas for gifts for green-fingered and nature-loving friends and family, as well as fabulous ideas for masculine makes. Mel Jess has creates this cute cloche idea using our adorable character – what a great gift idea!
We couldn’t quite fit everything in this issue so we have a couple more cards too share with you. First off, we have this lovely retirement card from Glenda Hall, showing that you don’t need a lot of colour to create a bright card!
garden gnomes stamp set
white A6 card blank
white & blue cardstock
Chipped Sapphire, Pine Needles & Spiced Marmalade Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad
Blue & Green Dovecraft 3D Liquid Pearl drops
ZIG 2-way repositionable glue
How to create
1 Stamp the wellington boots, watering can, wheelbarrow, spade and barrel onto scrap paper and cut out. Dab repositionable glue on the back of each piece and let dry.
2 On a piece of white cardstock trimmed to smaller than the card blank, stamp the barrel, boots and spade in black ink and place their respective masks over the top. Then stamp the watering can, place the mask over it and finally stamp the wheelbarrow and place a mask over that as well.
3 Place a strip of masking tape at an angle across the length of card covering a little of the stamped images, attach another strip of tape about 4cm lower at the same angle.
4 Blend the three colours of Distress Oxide Ink inside the masked panel and before removing the masks, drop a little water over the ink and pat dry using a paper towel.
5 Use a ruler to draw a black line along each edge of the coloured panel.
6 Stamp the frog in the bottom corner and colour in with Pine Needles ink. Shade in the rest of the images with a light grey alcohol marker.
7 Stamp the sentiment in the top-left corner and attach the panel to blue cardstock, leaving a narrow border. Affix to the card blank.
8 Finish by dotting drops randomly over the front of the card.
To make the pearl drops an even shape, hold the card flat and tap gently from underneath and this will give them a lovely rounded appearance.
Secondly, we have a great idea from Sally Holmes who has done a fun feature on kaleidoscopic stamping – check out this bonus card!
I love you
red 13.5cm-square card blank
white, yellow & blue cardstock
Concord & 9th All Seasons Turnabout stamp set
Uniko Just Because stamp set
stitched square nesting dies
Ladybug, Tangelo, Dandelion, Angel Pink, Danube Blue & Bahama Blue Memento inkpads
Sherbet Shimmer Nuvo Glitter Drops
Star Dust Ranger Stickles glitter glue
3D foam pads
manual die-cutting machine
How to create
1 Cut a 9cm square of white cardstock, place in the template and position the heart stamp near the centre of the panel.
2 Stamp using Angel Pink ink, ensuring to turn the panel after each impression.
3 Move the stamp further from the centre then stamp in Ladybug ink. Repeat using Dandelion ink, Tangelo ink, Bahama Blue ink then Danube Blue ink. Rub out the pencil lines.
4 Layer the stamped square onto slightly larger blue then yellow stitched squares then adhere the panel to the card front.
5 Use Ladybug ink to stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock. Layer onto read cardstock, trim and adhere to the card front. Decorate using glitter glue to finish.
As well as this, in issue 94 we have an exclusive look at the brand-new Kaleido machine from Crafts Too, most ably demonstrated by John Lockwood. it’s a fantastic machine for stampers, and it really will take your stamping to the next level!
We also have a look at the latest collection from Daisy Mae Design, Grooming Marvellous – we love anything to do with pampered pets so we’re delighted to bring you a 25% discount at CrafStash too!
That’s all for this issue! Look out for our download post full of all the other extras for this issue.
Make sure to share anything you make with us either at the address in the magazine or online, find us on Facebook, Instagram, or of course at www.craftworld.com, where you can join our ever-growing readers’ gallery group, sharing your makes using our stamps! I’m always popping on to see what you have made – and you could see your designs in the next issue too!
Until next time, happy stamping!