Monday, February 1, 2016

Romantic Love Card



Chris here and today I would LOVE to share with you this fun romantic card perfect for your valentine!  To create this card I started with a Sin City Die Cut Tag. To dress up the tag I started by overlaying the tag with Sin City Stamps Stencil Pattern #2  
I then stamped over the stencil with my Versamark ink and added Ranger Black Sparkle Embossing powder.  
I then heat embossed the tag.  I place my tag on a piece of patterned paper that was matted on black card stock. I added the LOVE die cut onto the tag.  I then topped off the card with a paper rose and a die cut heart, and some Sin City Flat Back Embellishments.

Be sure to check out SIN CITY STAMPS for these and many more die cuts!! 


Monday, January 18, 2016

Blue Bird of Happiness Card


Hi Chris here and today I would like to share with you my pretty little blue bird card. Ain't he just sweet!  To recreate this card you will need:

Sin City Stamps Supplies:
Blue Sheer Ribbon

Other Supplies: Pacon Mixed Media paper, Modeling Paste(Liquidtex), Tim Holtz Distress Inks(Pumice Stone, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Ground Espresso, Prima patterned paper, Tim Holtz Embossing Diffuser Plates, foam tape, flower.

After cutting a piece of mixed media paper the size of your card. I applied modeling paste over my stencil.  I purposely left the surface a little rough for extra texture



I then lightly ink my bricks with Pumice Stone Distress ink,  I then continued layering Distress Ink in Tea Dye, Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso, to get the brick to the color I wanted. Once I was satisfied I attached my brick background to my card base.  

I then cut my patterned paper to the size of my card.  I used my  Tim Holtz Embossing Diffuser Plates as a template to cut the center oval from my card front.



After cutting out the oval window I attached the card front to the card using foam tape, and added the bird cage and my blue bird. 

 I added a small flower and a ribbon bow to finish off my card.  You can see what a difference those little touches make to the finished card.  




Monday, January 4, 2016

How to dress up your Die Cuts




Hi Chris here and today I am sharing this tag I created using some these amazing die cuts from Sin City Stamps.


Supplies needed for this project include:
Sin City Stamps Supplies
Anime Fairies 2 Stamp Set
Pattern 2 Stencil 
Around the House Die Cuts
Light Pink Sheer Ribbon
Mixed Flatback Embellishments (little flower)

Other Supplies: Pacon Mixed  Media Paper, Tim Holtz Sizzix #8 Tag, Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Victorian Velvet, Core'dinations Tim Holtz Card Stock, Liquid Pearls, Gesso, Gold Sharpie, Pebbles-accent greeting, ColourArte-Twinkling H2Os - Black Cherry, Beacon Fabric Tac, Toule Netting










After die cutting my tag from the mixed media paper, I gently inked my tag using my Pattern 2 Stencil .















I then stamped over the stencil using my Anime Fairies 2 Stamp Set. I then matted my tag on cardstock and set aside while I dressed up my die cut.






When I started, my background of the die cut was blue like this 








I added Gesso to the blue die cut to make the chair white.  I then added a color wash using ColourArte-Twinkling H2Os - Black Cherry.  After drying,  I  added the overlay.  









To dress up the die cut even more I added some "rivets" on the arm of my chair using a gold sharpie.  I then added some "buttons" to the chair back using liquid pearls.  








I then added my chair to my tag and topped my tag off with a double bow (a smaller bow placed on top of the larger netting bow), and added a Mixed Flatback Embellishments (little flower) on top of the double bow. I added a sticker quick greeting and viola!  all done. 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Let It Snow


Chris here sharing this fun winter layout using Sin City Stamps! I love using my stamps on layouts.
I started with these stamps

 So let's get started.

Supplies used:
Sin City Stamps- Winter Wonderland
Sin City Stamps Embellishments
Ranger Archival Ink - Red Geranium
Cardstock - White, Pink, Red
Patterned Paper - KI Memories
Sizzix Die- Tim Holtz Tag
Red Jute
Punch- Martha Stewart Snowflake

To Start off I cut three 3 1/4 inch squares.
Onto each of these square I stamped an image from the Winter Wonderland set using the Red Geranium Ink.  I then matted the stamped images onto red cardstock and then onto an 11 1/4 x 4 inch  piece of pink cardstock.
I just love the red/pink color combination.

I then cut my patterned papers into 1 x 11 1/2 inch strips  and attached them to a 12 x 12 piece of red cardstock.

I double matted my photo first in red then pink and added my matted stamp images and photo to my layout.

I then Stamped my Let It Snow title on white cardstock and matted it onto red cardstock and then onto my die cut tag.

I added some red jute to the tag and attached to my layout.  I added some punched snowflakes and added Sin City Stamps Embellishments to the center of the snowflakes.  How you enjoyed this layout! 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Design Team Call


SinCity Stamps is looking for a few awesome Designers to
showcase SinCity Stamps Products!!
If you LOVE play with Stamps, stencils and Masks show us
what you can do!!
We're looking for talented artists and designers who know how to
inspire others to create. For those that also seek opportunities to
have their stamp work prominently featured, SinCity Stamps Design
Team is a great fit!  Open to USA and Canada only

What’s expected of a SinCity Stamps Design Team Member?
* Ability to create compelling projects that showcase SinCity Stamps products
* Experience taking good photos or scans of projects
* Active interaction with members of SinCity Stamps Facebook and blog
as they discover YOUR WONDERFUL DESIGNS!!

What are the responsibilities of a SinCity Stamps Design Team Member?
* The SinCity Stamps Design Team is a 6 month hitch, from Feb  1,
2016 – July 31, 2016
* Create a minimum of 2 (Two) projects per month. One project with full Tutorial and ONE VIDEO project Post them on both
your blog and SinCity Stamps blog on your assigned dates each month.
You will post a teaser on your blog and the full project with
directions on the Sincity Stamps blog
We are also looking for a few designer who would like to make class
kits with videos, if this is something you think you would like to do,
you would be required to complete class kits with full videos.
Date assignments will be given when the team is picked.
* Participate on SinCity Stamps Facebook - this is a MUST!
*  We ask that you are NOT working or Designing for another Stamp or
Chip Board company during your term with SinCity Stamps.
* Submit work for publication. SinCity Stamps will share project
submission opportunities from their editorial contacts.
* Take part in one Blog Hop during the 6 months. Date to be announced.
* Promote SinCity Stamps! Post projects created during your six-month
term on other online
Galleries and blogs. Include working links to SinCity Stamps blog and
to products used on SinCity Stamps
website.

What are the rewards of a SinCity Stamps Design Team member?
* Your bio, picture and link(s) on SinCity Stamps blog
* Promotion of your work and projects to SinCity Stamps Newsletter,
Facebook and Blog members,
a growing international community.
* FREE product in two shipments:

Apply today! Here's how:
1) Send your bio, blog address and Facebook info to
Terri@ultimatescrapbookretreat.com with “SINCITY DT
Applications” in the subject line (this way you don’t end up in Junk
Mail – I get lots of spam)
2) 1st Deadline: Must have bio to Terri Sproul by Jan 2th
(terri@ultimatescrapbookretreat.com). with SINCITY STAMPS APPLICATION IN REGARDS
3) 2nd Deadline: Submit/Post 1 project:  Post a project on your blog
on Jan 3th 12AM   This post must include: a) The SinCity Stamps logo
(you will be sent logo when you send your bio to Terri Sproul) Step by
step directions on how to make this project with links to SinCity
Stamps blog and website. Your submission project can be anything you
love to make ... Scrapbook, Cards, Mixed Media, Altered Art, Eco-Art…
just think outside the box and impress me…
4) Join our Facebook and blog - this is a MUST and is very important
to the success of our team, please friend Terri Sproul and she will be
adding your name if you are part of the team to a Facebook Group page
5) All entries MUST utilize Stamps. Work submitted must be
recent and can be previously published or displayed on blogs or online galleries.

What to include with your emailed submission –
* We want to know all about you! Send in your bio
* Please describe your style (genre): Scrapbook, rubber stamp, mixed
media, vintage, altered art, ecoart, urban, etc.
* Why would you like to be on the SinCity Stamps Design Team?

Good Luck 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Stamp yourself a Welcome Wreath



Chris here sharing this Christmas Wreath I created using Penguins on Ice Stamps set from Sin City Stamps.
Notice that branch just above the Warmest Wishes greeting?  That is what I used to create the wreath.

To get started you will need:

Penguins on Ice Stamp Set- Sin City Stamps
Peg Round Christmas Stamp Set- Sin City Stamps
Patterened Paper -  Graphic 45
Cardstock-Coredinations
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Forest Moss, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick
Tim Holtz Distress Markers- Pine Needles, Vintage Photo
Water Brush
Corner Punch-Marvy
Baker's Twine
5 1/2 inch square card base

I started by covering my card base top with a 5 1/2 inch square of my patterened paper.

I then cut a 5 1/4 inch square of the cardstock.
I lightly drew a 4 inch circle onto the cardstock to use as the guide for my stamping.




I started stamping my branch on the line.  I kept stamping around the circle overlapping the stamp as needed to fill in my wreath.


 I then started coloring my wreath, first stamping my Forest Moss ink pad on my craft sheet and using the water brush to pick up the ink. I randomly started coloring in the leaves. I then heat set my coloring (and in between each color change) and continued on with the Mowed Lawn and the Peeled Paint Inks.
I then filled in any remaining leaves with my Pine Needle Distress Marker and the branches with my Vintage Photo Distress Marker.

To color in the berries I used my Fired Brick Distress Ink. I then rounded my corners with the punch and attached to my card.

I added my bow made from Baker's Twine and stamped the MERRY CHRISTMAS greeting and attached it to the front of my card.

Hope you enjoyed this Card!



Friday, November 20, 2015

Art Journaling with Tamiko

I loved creating the cover to this small art journal.  I don't usually create small, but I said on this book, I wanted to concentrate on texture and details!  I did just that with the Art Journaling stamp set by Terri Sproul. 




I began with a blank page I took some torn patterned papers and added not only and implied texture by the pattern, but also a visual texture because the paper was thick. I adhered it to the page with matte medium from the Deco Art Media line.  I also added a piece of mesh I had sitting on my desk for texture with a little Whipped Spackle, which is a heavy gesso thats light and fluffy.




I then applied the Dylusions paint with my finger to the page rather freely, I love getting my hands all full of color! I stenciled through some punchinella with even more paint with my finger. 




Then I inked my stamps up with some Ranger Archival Ink and randomly stamped on the page.  Decided i wanted the word JOURNAL to protrude, so I stamped it on a painted piece of scrap corruagted board and adhered it to the cover page with my trust Helmar 450!  I then also took my Pilot Permaball and added some extra line details and tada!

I love the opportunity the stamps set gives you to play and add details to even the most texturous of projects!  I hope you decide to grab one and don't just take my word for it, play with it.. and see how often it easily becomes one of your favorite go to stamps sets!

Thanks for arting out with me and just take make it easier for you here is the link to the Sin City Stamps website.  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmasssss, buy you and a friends some stamps and CREATE SOMETHING!!  ::chuckles::  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Twas the Night Before Christmas


Hi Chris here and I am sharing this Christmas Eve layout I created using Sin City Stamps! To get started I used the following supplies:

Sin City Stamps: Winter Wonderland - sleigh, small snowflake
                          Peg Round Christmas
                          Tiny Numbers for ATC 
Vellum
Patterned paper-Crate Paper
Cardstock
Ink- Staz-on, Ranger Archival (Jet Black, Red Geranium)
Tim Holtz Distress Markers-Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Pine Needles, Iced Spruce, Festive Berries, Ground Espresso
Spectrum Noir Markers- TN3, TN5, DR3, PP5, CT3, TB3, JG1


I started out by first stamping the sleigh from Winter Wonderland onto vellum with Staz-on Ink.


I then fussy cut out my stamped image.


I then turned my image onto the back side and began coloring the image with my Spectrum Noir markers, I used TN3 and TN5 on the reindeer, and then  DR3 on Santa. I then used PP5, CT3, TB3, and JG1 to color the toys. Here is the result.

I then took the large candle banner from Peg Round Christmas.  This is a huge stamp, I angeled the stamp on my block for a better fit. 

After stamping my image I colored my image with the Distress Markers.

I then hand wrote my title

I then started on my layout by matting my background papers onto cardstock.  I choose bold papers to match the kids jammies. I then added a large red block to the background.

I then added a large circle cut from patterened paper.

 I then decided to add some small snowflakes to the red block for visual interest.

I then added my photos and then added the stamped sleigh at the top of my photos and the stamped title to the bottom of my layout.  I stamped the year on the bottom of the red block. 
 I hope you enjoyed this layout!.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fabulous Fall

Hello All Lanette Here!

Today I'm going to share a festive fall tag featuring a couple of Pam's fabulous stamps!


First lets take a look at my card and then I will take you through my process.



,Sin City Supplies Used:  Pam Bray's Fall Collection

Other Products Used: Ribbon, Twine, Cardboard, StazOn Ink, Art Anthology Paint & Colorations Spray.


Now lets look at my process......

I started by stamping one of Pam's Fall Stamps at the bottom and flipping it over and re stamping an inch above the first image.


Next I choose a warm color comb and sprayed my background.


After the golden colors were dry I added a bit of red to mix it up a bit.


Just to add a bit of sparkle I added a bit of  Art Anthology Sorbet through a leaf stencil.



Next I stamped several of the leaves from the Fall Collection. After I stamped the images I painted them using a mix of Art Anthology paints.


After my paint dried I cut my leaves out and began building up my embellishments. 


Next I knew I wanted to use one of the verses from Pam's collection but I wanted it spaced a little differently so I just stamped it a few times and cut away...


Same verse just a little different look...



And there you have it easy peasy a fun little tag to celebrate the fall season!





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