Monday, March 20, 2017

Alice in Wonderland Inspired Birthday Greetings


HI Chris here and today I am super excited to share this adorable card inspired 
by Alice in Wonderland!
 This card features FOUR different Stamp sets! 
 I just love how all the Sin City Stamps can be combined!

Supplies needed
Other supplies - Cardstock (White and Black), Ribbon, Silver Ribbon Wire, Distress Markers, Alcohol Markers, Archival Ink
Dimensional tape

Start by stamping the diamond stamp from the Sin City Stamps Classic Spark set.  Set aside. 

Stamp corners from the Sin City Stamps Inhale...Exhale on another piece of white cardstock. Cut hole in center of  cardstock and tear and bend back edges to create a window. 

Attach window piece over the top of the diamond background and mat onto black cardstock. Color center of stamped corners with markers.

Stamp frog from Sin City Stamps Alice in Wonderland Characters 2 twice onto cardstock. 
 Cut envelope from one of the stamped images. 

Color image with the markers.






Attach cut envelop with dimensional tape.  Attach Stamped frog to card.

Stamp greeting from Sin City Stamps Dandelion Wishes and mat on black cardstock.  Add ribbon and ribbon wire for accents.

Here is another peak of the final card!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time Flies when you are Clowning Around

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here with a inspirational post made with Sin City's gorgeous stamps!
This time I made a square chipboard art piece using just two  stamps, but pretty big ones and one sentiment stamp that made my title: Time flies when you are clowning around.
And time sure flies when you have great  time!!


Product list:
SinCity stamps:
Steampunk circus rubber stamp set- Clown and the sentiment

Other products:
Texture paste
Gesso
Modeling paste  
Stencils
Acrylic paints in white, 
Metallic Gold acrylic paint
3D art stones or micro beads
A 6"x6" chipboard square
Color ink mists in yellow, brown, teal, copper and purple
Black permanent ink
Tissue paper - white
Gel Medium
Letter stickers
Pearls


Step by step instructions:

1.Cover the chipboard  with white gesso and let it dry.



2. Place the stencil on top of the dry chipboard. Spread a thin layer of modeling paste and then lift off the stencil. Completely let the raised design dry before moving onto the next step.



3. Mix the white paint with art stones or micro beads.


4. Add the mixture to the chipboard piece as shown.


5. Mist the right side of the board with yellow and brown.



6. Add teal and copper mists, then cover the raised areas with gold paint.



7. Stamp the collage stamp with permanent black ink onto white tissue paper.

Stamp the sentiment and clown in the same way.



8. Glue the stamped tissue piece over the board with gel medium.


9. Add the clown too.



10. Glue the clown tissue piece as shown with gel medium.

Add purple paint over the edges.

Make the rest of the title with stickers.



11. Add a few purple splashes over the finished art piece.
Add a couple of purple pearls.













I hope that you liked my art piece and see you soon again!


Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Butterfly Garden Scrapbook Page


Hello all
Today you are going to learn how to create this mixed media scrapbook page.

Products used:




Brusho ink or watercolors
Ink Misters in green,
Adhesive
Water mister
Gesso
Various trims
Paper doily
Photograph 
label maker
Woodlands 8 x 8 paper pad
Colored paper


To create the background first cover the center in gesso and leave to dry. 
Next spritz water onto the page and then flick green brusho powder over using a paint brush. 
Use the textures from the Art Journal set and stamp around the page randomly.


Select your photo and mount onto patterned paper leaving a cm or 1" border around it. 
Take a couple of the sheets from the 8 x 8 pad and chop them up into strips. 
Arrange them over each other so that the layers overlap each other and spritz a doily with green ink and tuck behind the picture before gluing everything into place.


Gather an assortment of trims and cut them up into different lengths and place them beside the paper layers and glue down. Create a title using a label maker and use strong glue to hold the title in place.



Using the flowers from The Day Of The Dead and Rosette Hearts set, Stamp them onto colored paper and cut them out. Dot the flowers around the layout and glue pearls into the centers.


Finish of the layout by adding a few more flower clusters.

Thank you for visiting

Monday, March 13, 2017

New Stamp Release~"Sending Smiles" by Rick St Dennis MFA~Available Now

Hello Hello!

It's me, Kim, today!

I love happy news and have some to share with everyone today. Over the weekend we released our brand new, exclusive red rubber stamp set called, "Sending Smiles". It is hand drawn by Rick St. Dennis, you can see more of his art HERE.

Right now, the stamp set is available at SinCityStamps. There is a special incentive offered by Rick himself. Anyone who buys the plate at the introductory price of 14.99 +shipping, will be entered into a random drawing for a piece of mailart, drawn, signed and dated by Rick! This offer and the special 14.99USD price is only valid until March 20th, so don't delay! :)

Here we go!

Please click each photo to see it a bit larger. Warning, lots of photos ahead! Enjoy.







This is a plain white envelope 4 3/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches. I used Prismacolor Pencils, taking advantage of the vibrant color.

A little closer, this is the largest stamp on the sheet.



Silly kitty or scared kitty?


This is the back of the envelope.


Hello!


Wonderful cat and mouse!




This is the entire sheet as seen in the store for purchase HERE.

The special price is valid until March 20 23:59 Pacific Time.

Have a wonderful day!
~kim



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Porthole to Paradise


Hello friends,

My name is Adam and I am new to Sin City Stamps but very excited to be part of this design team. I am looking forward to sharing my creations and ideas using these great stamps.




Supply List:
  1.  Sin City Stamp:   Mountains & Beaches Rubber Stamp Sheet 
  2.  Wood background stamp
  3.  Rusted metal embossing powder
  4. Gray Cardstock 
  5. Newsprint or a post-it for masking
  6. Circle dies
  7. Ink pads in brow, shades of blue,
  8.  Black detail ink
  9. Cloud stamp
  10. Window sheet
  11. Foam tape and adhesive
  12. Metal corners
  13. Blending tool or a makeup sponge

Step 1:  Stamp the wood grain background on gray cardstock filling the 81/2 x 11 sheet.
 Next cut the sheet into planks and blend edges with the same ink used to stamp wood grain.


Step 2:  Die cut a circle to create the porthole. Next, stamp the row boat and mask it. The next step
   is to stamp the mountains across the center forming the back drop of the scene.


Now the row boat appears in the foreground and the mountains in the background.


Step 3:  Stamp clouds in the sky. I used two ink colors to give depth and realism. I then masked
   the mountains (see below) so I could ink blend color to the sky.


Step 4:  Now mask the sky, mountains and boat, then ink blend the water or color any way you
  wish. I masked sky, water and boat to ink blend the mountains and finally colored the boat
  using the same process.


Step 5:  Die cut two circles creating a ring to be used for the porthole.  Using embossing powder
   to color the ring making it appear as metal.  Emboss a small section of paper with a darker metallic
   embossing powder to make the rivets on the porthole.  I used a single hole punch to make the small
   circles.


Step 6:  Using the wood planks created in Step 1, stack the planks on your base making sure seams
   do not line up.  Be sure and ink blend any cuts so all planks are edged.  This gives a wood floor or
   wall effect.




Step 7:  Attach scene to center of base.


Step 8:  Cut circle out of window sheet and affix to porthole ring.  Use foam tape on back of
   ring to give dimension to porthole.


Step 9:  Place porthole ring around the scene.


Step 10:  Attach metal corners to base. I then placed the finished base onto a black piece of card-
   stock a quarter inch larger to give a small edging to the project.



I hope you all enjoy making this project or your version of it as much as I have.  Please share your projects with us so we can be inspired by your work.

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