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3 Expert instructions 3 Tips & tricks 3 Step-by-step guides Issue 10 • £5.99

Stamping T H E S TA M P E R ’ S C H O I C E F O R I D E A S A N D I N S P I R AT I O N

Get set for summer! 76 HOT NEW PRODUCTS


Create stunning seasonal cards using your free stamps

The latest stamps from your favourite companies

SUPER SILHOUETTES Fabulous effects with foil – we show you how


Sea Breeze stamps

TOP TECHNIQUE Get the look using fusible films & fibres

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Laura Dougherty

Welcome to issue 10 of Creative Stamping. This issue’s stamp set features 18 summer-themed images and sentiments that are suitable for a wide range of techniques and occasions. Whether you’re looking to make a fun beach-inspired creation or a memorable Father’s Day card, you’ll find everything you need and more! The following pages are filled with inspiring ideas for making the most of your stamps, starting with Deb Hughes’s guide to mixed media techniques on page 12. You’ll find some great summery projects on page 16, plus stunning foiling effects on page 22. Kirsty Maluga demonstrates the shadow stamp technique on page 26, the Crafty Daze Design Team show us how to use sentiments to create backgrounds on page 34, and Di Grimshaw perfects the shattered glass technique on page 36. We’re also treating you to some fab bonus digi stamps that can be downloaded from, and Stéphanie de Geus shows us how to make the most of them on page 48. You’ll also find projects made using the latest releases from the leading stamp brands throughout the magazine, including Kraftyhands (page 18), Acid Drops and Whatnots (page 30), Sugar Nellie (page 40), Lili of the Valley (page 50) and PaperArtsy (page 54). Happy stamping!


40 Laura Dougherty Editor

Editor’s favourite I love this card that Rae Dalal has made using the free stamps. The foiled effect and the silhouette stamp teamed with on-trend hexagons make for an eye-catching creation! 22

49 NEXT ISSUE Here’s a sneak peek at one of the lovely stamps free with Creative Stamping issue 11, on sale 14th June


EDITORIAL Editor Laura Dougherty Acting Editor Lee Jepson Art Editor Mike Bailey Sub-Editors Becky Higgins, Lee Jepson, Justine Moran Photographer Rachel Burgess Editorial Assistant Lindsey Hopkins CONTRIBUTORS Glynis Bakewell, Dena Concienne, Rae Dalal, Rebecca Dawson, Mike Deakin, Jo Firth-Young, Stéphanie de Geus, Diane Grimshaw, Lisa Horton, Deb Hughes, Kirsty Maluga, Katie MacIver, Georgina Murfin, Karen Osborne, Maria Simms Subscription Enquiries 0844 561 1203

PUBLISHING & ADVERTISING Publishing Assistant Janice Whitton Advertising Sales Georgina Murfin 0844 826 0617 Advertising Co-ordinator Rachael Edmunds Financial Director Karen Battrick Publishing Director Dave Cusick Managing Director Danny Bowler Chairman Robin Wilkinson DISTRIBUTION Group Sales Manager Kevin Edwards Craft Trade Distribution Practical Publishing International Ltd 0161 474 6995 Magazine order level amendments

CONTACT Practical Publishing International Ltd, Suite G2 St Christopher House, 217 Wellington Road South, Stockport SK2 6NG Tel: 0844 561 1202 Fax: 0161 474 6961 Creative Stamping is published by Practical Publishing International Ltd. All material © Practical Publishing International Ltd. The style and mark of Creative Stamping is used under licence from Craft Media Ltd. No material in whole or in part may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form whatsoever without the prior written consent of Practical Publishing International Ltd. The publisher welcomes contributions from readers. All such contributions and submissions to the magazine are sent to and accepted by the publisher on the basis of a nonexclusive transferable worldwide licence unless otherwise agreed in writing prior to first publication. Such submissions are also subject to being used, reproduced, modified, published, edited, translated, distributed and displayed in any media or medium, or any form, format or forum now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose, in perpetuity. Disclaimer The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher. Every care is taken to ensure that the contents of the magazine are accurate, but the publisher accepts no responsibility for errors. While reasonable care is taken when accepting advertisements, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for any resulting unsatisfactory transactions, but will investigate any written complaints.

Creative Stamping (ISSN 2046-956X) Published by Practical Publishing International Ltd


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Inside this issue of

STAMPING 6 NEWS Find out about all of the latest product launches and events happening at a craft store near you

8 READERS’ GALLERY We showcase a stunning selection of our talented readers’ cards


Discover what your fellow readers have been getting up to in their crafty lives

66 INKPAD GUIDE Our guide to using the correct type of inkpad to achieve the best results possible

Step-by-step guides

22 Foiling effects


26 Shadow stamps

36 Shattered glass

58 Fusible film

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Using your free stamps 12 COLOURING STAMPED IMAGES Deborah Hughes demonstrates various ways to colour your stamped images

16 SUMMER STAMPS Glynis from CJ Crafts uses the free stamps to create lovely summery cards to inspire your own makes

36 SHATTERED GLASS TECHNIQUE Inspiration for introducing the shattered glass technique into your designs with Diane Grimshaw

22 FOIL TECHNIQUES Rae Dalal demonstrates how to use foil on our card designs to achieve a range of stunning effects


That Craft Place shows you how to get fantastic results with stamps and papier mâché

26 STAMPING TECHNIQUES Kirsty Maluga shows us how to master the shadowstamping technique

48 BONUS DOWNLOADS Stéphanie de Geus shows us how to make the most of this issue’s free digital downloads



Rebecca from Crafty Daze shows us how to create background effects using sentiment stamps

Maria Simms combines the free stamps with fusible films and fibres, with stunning results!

Also inside... 18 KRAFTYHANDS




You’ll love these male-themed designs using the Kraftyhands Retro Car stamp set!

Karen Osborne creates a range of humorous cards ideal for the man in your life


Dena Concienne introduces us to the brand-new Spring Flowers stamps from Lili of the Valley

Jo Firth-Young goes floral crazy with the latest unmissable images from PaperArtsy

Katie MacIver of Creative Boutique in Aberdeenshire creates a range of cards using the latest cute Sugar Nellie stamps


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news We take a look at all the latest stamping products to hit the shelves at a craft store near you!

MoonFire Designs MoonFire Designs has issued an open call for Design Team members, specifically people who are not yet published. If you’d like to receive a selection of products to create with and see the projects you create featured on the MoonFire website and blog then get in touch! Visit www.moonfire or call 07414 535262 for more details

Candi creations Be sure to check out the new Candi from Craftwork Cards. You can also get your hands on some fabulous new designs as well as clear Candi stamps! See the new ranges at or call 0113 287 7794 for more details

Fairy fantasy Welcome to the fantasy world of fairies created by the imagination of Linda Els, which is now available exclusively from Crimson Cloud as four new stamp sets! Each fairy is exquisitely detailed and comes with a set of superbly versatile sentiments. Available from at £6.50 per set


Strawberry Tea Get together with friends and family for The Strawberry Tea campaign running from 1st June – 31st August for Breast Cancer Care. All you need to do is buy or bake some cakes, add some strawberries, put the kettle on and away you go! It’s the perfect excuse to catch up with friends, family or colleagues and tuck into delicious treats, all the while raising money for people affected by breast cancer. Register now for a free Strawberry Tea fundraising pack full of ideas and tips by visiting www.breastcancer or calling 0870 164 9422

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Stamp Magic 2013


Save the 9th of June 2013 in your diary for Stamp Magic 2013 at The Dome in Doncaster! This show is a must for all papercrafters and will see the return of more than 30 crafting favourites including celebrities such as the Barbara Gray from Clarity Stamp, The Stamp Man, Indigoblu and of course Which Craft? who organises the show. The venue offers free parking, refreshments, disabled access and even swimming and ice skating for the rest of the family to enjoy while mum browses at the craft show! Tickets are £4 in

20th – 21st April

advance or £5 on the door and are also available as a ‘fill your car’ special offer giving you four tickets for just £12. Children under 16 are free if accompanied by an adult. For details, exhibitors, directions and other information visit or call 01302 810608 / 369666

www.suffolkpaper 01284 752522

Sincerely Yours Show Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh 01684 561061

2nd – 4th May The Creative Crafts Show Manchester Central 01822 617744

22nd April Cards with Liz Burnley, Lancashire 01282 833091

4th May Birmingham Paper Crafts Fair National Motorcycle Museum 07976 350520

25th April Coffee & Craft Club Burnley, Lancashire 01282 833091

Oak House Studio National Scrapbooking Day Beverley, East Yorkshire www.oakhouse 07956 375733

25th – 28th April The Creative Crafts Show Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet 01822 617744

26th April Wear Crafts workshop Bearpark Community Centre, County Durham

26th – 28th April

A Little Bit Sketchy Sheena Douglass’s new set of six A Little Bit Sketchy A6 stamps have a definite air of peace, tranquillity and calm. With names including Ageing Beautifully, Divine Inspiration and The Majestic Oak, these breathtaking designs are certain to allow crafters everywhere to produce cards and other papercrafting projects with real meaning to them. Each stamp set costs just £5.99 and contains images and co-ordinating sentiments. For further details visit or call 0845 2960042

GET IN TOUCH: If you are a craft store owner and have new products or exciting news that you would like to share with us, email creativestamping or write to Creative Stamping News, Practical Publishing, Suite G2 St Christopher House, 217 Wellington Road South, Stockport SK2 6NG

Scrapbook Getaway Holiday Inn, Plymouth www.scrapbook 0844 504 8218

4th – 6th May Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show Penshurst Place, Tonbridge 01425 277988

11th May Just Scrapbooking workshop The Centre, Newlyn www.justscrap 01736 785695

12th May Ross Papercraft Show The Sports Arena at KC Stadium, Hull www.rosspapercraft 07904 490904

Just Scrapbooking weekend Bodrugan Barton www.justscrap 01736 785695

18th May

27th April Parchment Craft with Derrick Burnley, Lancashire 01282 833091

28th April Suffolk Papercraft Show Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre, Bury St Edmunds

Cosham Scrapbook Club Cosham Community Centre www.coshamscrap 07906 521361 Oak House Studio Free demonstration & optional workshop Beverley, East Yorkshire 07956 375733


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cards Here are some lovely anniversary cards sent in by our talented readers

Stunning silhouette by Jan Morrison, Powys

MATERIALS w Centura Pearl cardstock w DCWV patterned paper w Joanna Sheen silhouette stamps & decorative die w Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Oval dies w manual die-cutting machine w black WOW! embossing powder w gold gemstones w gold border peel-offs

Two hearts as one

by Shirley Paterson, Angus

MATERIALS w Paper Cellar glittered hearts w cream textured cardstock w gold mirror card w white scallop-edged card blank w red glitter card

w Fiskars & Martha Stewart punches w Dovecraft ribbon & brad w The Paper Wardrobe embellishments w sentiment stamp w black inkpad w 3D foam pads

Happy anniversary by Nicola Saul, East Yorkshire


A day to celebrate by Jayne Price, Shropshire

MATERIALS w cream 8”-square card blank w gold embossed mirror card w black glossy cardstock w leaf embossing folder w manual die-cutting machine w gold leaf w IndigoBlu FlitterGlu


w VersaMark inkpad w script & sentiment stamps w embossing powder w StãzOn inkpad w micro beads w silicone glue w white organza ribbon w circle punch

w white card blank w white cardstock w WOW! embossing powder w Kanban die-cut greeting w silver gemstones w ornate ribbon slider w Deep Red Papermania Sparkling Trim w Kanban corner stamp

w Lili of the Valley Filigree Heart stamp w Sakura Gelly Roll pen w VersaMark inkpad w heat tool w Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents dies w manual die-cutting machine w 3D foam pads

GET IN TOUCH We just love seeing all the gorgeous cards that our talented readers create using stamps, so if you would like to see your design showcased here send it to Creative Stamping Readers’ Gallery, Practical Publishing, Suite G2 St Christopher House, 217 Wellington Road South, Stockport SK2 6NG. Each card we publish will receive a small prize

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Share your stamping stories – we love to hear what you’ve been up to

Animal magic

Off the page I feel I must write to thank you for another great issue of Creative Stamping. I love to learn new stamping techniques and I particularly enjoyed the ‘Pots of joy’ and ‘Home décor’ features in issue 8. It showed that stamps are not just for cardmaking and scrapbooking, and all kinds of objects can be embellished with stamps. I am going to try my hand at decorating some terracotta pots next. Carol Mann, Warwickshire CS: We’re glad you liked our projects, Carol. We all love using stamping techniques in our cardmaking of course, but taking our ideas a step further and stamping onto objects such as plant pots is a fabulous way to develop new skills and create beautiful gifts for family and friends too.

Thank you so much for the free stamps that came with issue 8 of Creative Stamping. They arrived just at the right time as a neighbour had asked me to make a birthday card for his wife with a picture of a cat, and I also needed a get well card, for which I used the bear stamp. I thought you may like to see my creations. I enjoy all of the magazine, especially the free

stamps – it’s really good value. Nan, by email CS: What lovely cards, Nan. That cute little bear is the ideal choice for a get well card, and I’m sure your neighbour’s wife was

thrilled with her birthday greetings. Thank you for sending us a photo of the cards you made, we love to see what our readers create with the free stamps.

Branching out I look forward to Creative Stamping each month and I am always inspired by how your designers make use of the free stamps – their ideas never fail to encourage me to get my craft stash out! I am relatively new to cardmaking, and stamping is my passion, but I intend to try lots of other techniques such as digital crafting and die-cutting in the future. Wish me luck! Jenny Webb, Norfolk CS: It’s nice to hear that you are so inspired by our designers Jenny. There is a whole host of crafting techniques out there for you to dabble in, many you will have heard of and some that you won’t have considered trying. Look out for our sister title, Crafter’s Inspiration, on sale now. It’s a fabulous all-in-one craft magazine covering a wealth of easy-to-follow techniques including die-cutting, colouring, beading and the increasingly popular digital crafting. It’s brimming with inspirational designs and

includes a CD-ROM, paper pack, cardstock, bracelet kit, stamp set and embossing folder. What more could you ask for?

GET IN TOUCH: We love to hear your stamping stories and see your wonderful stamped creations so please drop us a line. You can email or write to Creative Stamping Letters, Practical Publishing, Suite G2 St Christopher House, 217 Wellington Road South, Stockport SK2 6NG. Each letter we print wins a small prize


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