Monday, October 5, 2015

A Jump Start on Christmas Cards

Hi Chris here and today I am sharing this fun Christmas Card.
Supplies Needed:
Sin City Stamps - Natural Beauty
Photo Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint
Tag: Recollections
Card Stock

To create my back ground I started by stamping my Stormy Sky and Weathered Wood ink pads onto my Craft sheet and spritzing it with water.

I then laid my photo paper glossy side down into the ink.  Here is the result

I used my heat gun to dry the ink. I then inked my branch stamp with Forest Moss and Peeled Paint. I stamped multiple times to create my "tree". I stamped the image two or three times before reinking to created branches in the background. I then heat set my stamping.
I matted my stamped page onto card stock and added a ribbon.
I then tied on my tag with my hand written greeting and matted the whole thing onto my card. HOpe you enjoyed this project!

Friday, October 2, 2015

29 Again.. Birthday Card... with Tamiko

Hey good people!  It's Friday and I have a birthday card to show you ::smiles:: I combined images from the Madame Stampset and the Bingo Stampset .. They both give me a vintage feel and seem to go together.. What do you think?

I took out my water soluble crayons called Neocolor IIs, after stamping the images with an archival inkpad on 140lb watercolor paper. I used my waterbrush pens to apply color.

I also used my Wink of Stella glitter markers to add a little sparkle.  :::if you haven't noticed I LOVE sparkle:: You won't see it much in my main picture because of the lighting in the room.

Created wording of my own in my own handwriting using a waterproof pen. Then I matted the main images and a card was created.  Cute and simple..

Hope you enjoyed my card today.  Oh by the way, tomorrow October 3rd, 2015. is WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!!  Best way to celebrate is by going over to the Sin City Stamp Site/Store and fill a basket with all your cardmaking desires and make a purchase!!  Thanks for coming by!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Alice Dreams....

Hello All Lanette Here!

Today I'm going to share a fun little tag featuring a Alice from the 

First lets take a look at my bright little tag and then I will take you through my process.

,Sin City Supplies Used:  Alice Art Rubber Stamps &  Art Journal 3

Other Products Used: Ranger Archival Ink, Prism Watercolor Pencils, Ranger Water Brush, Distress Inks & Tulle.

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

I started by stamping Alice with a waterproof ink.

Next I colored my Alice  in with a my watercolor pencils.

Then I moved on to my tags background, I used a bit of Distress Ink to create a blended background.

Next I added a bit bit of random stamping using the Art Journal 3 set. Then I added a bit more water and a bit more Distress Ink colors off my mat.

Then I mopped up my messy mat with a bit of tulle and  gave my bow a pretty blue bow.

After my tag was dry I added Alice  to my tag and gave  her a little shadow using a bit of watercolor.

And that's it easy peasy a pretty little tag :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you to have some inky fun of your own!

After all time flies! You gotta get inky when you can!

Remember to like us on Facebook and stop by the store for all your stamping needs!!

As always feel free to stop by my blog Stacks of Scraps anytime!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Thinking of You Card

HI Chris here sharing this quick and easy card for those times when you need a just a simple beautiful card!

Sin City Stamps: Love of Butterflies 
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits: Celebrate
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper
Copic Markers:  LEAVES-YG67, YG63; FLOWER #1 YR04; DAISIES Y15; GRASS G28
Spectrum Noir Markers: FLOWER #1 & DAISIES EB7; BACKGROUND IB1
StazOn Ink

To create this card I started by stamping the large butterfly onto vellum using my StazOn ink.
 I then turned my vellum piece over so that I was coloring on the back of the piece, coloring the stems and flowers.

 I colored the background with a light blue. See how pretty and muted the image looks when you turn back to the right side.

 I then matted my stamped image on patterned paper, added some pearl embellishments and then added my sentiment.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Journal Page with Tamiko

Happy Fridayyyyy!  I will make this fast for you guys!  I created a journal page using the Madame Stamp Set from Sin City Stamps by Madeline Faiella.  I enjoyed creating this page.  I was even inspired further, to create a short story to go with it.  Isn't it amazing how one art project can automatically encourage another.  

The supplies used for this page are:

CottonWood Art Journal
Patterned paper
Clear Gesso
Deco Art Neon Acrylics
Deco Art American Acrylics
Deco Art Media - Matte Medium
Stabilo All Pencil (Blue)
Paint Brushes
Water Brush
small piece of watercolor paper (140lb)
Archival Ink Pad
Deli Paper
Xacto knife


I hope you all enjoyed my journal page and slide show.  I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about my project. Here is one more picture.. to get a close up of the faces. 

Don't forget that Sin City Stamps has had a 20% decrease is stamp sets alone!  
This is NOT a sale, but it IS a BARGAIN!!

 Thank you for for your time!  Have an awesome weekend!!

Sunday, September 13, 2015


The SinCity Design Team just had an AWESOME blog hop over the weekend!  Our theme was ATC's.  Each of us had to make 3 ATC's and show off our NEW ATC STAMPS from SinCity Stamps!

Today, I'm going to show you how I made mine, using several products from The SinCity Stamp Store.  You will find so much more than stamps there!  AND there is a PERMANENT PRICE REDUCTION right now!!  Sheets of stamps for only $16??? Madness I say!!  

Here are my ATC's


I started by stamping the backs of my ATC's with the NEW ATC stamps.  Aren't they awesome!  The design is so clear!  LOVE them!!

I added my paper to the front of the card and used the Butterfly mask as a stencil.  I used grey ink on the inside of the mask. I moved it to different areas on each card.  I love the layered look!

For my next layer, I used some of the new rub ons that we have in the store.  Just a few here and there gives the card some depth.

Then I turned them over and filled in my ATC stamp.  That's it!  Super fun and easy ATC's with many layers of AWESOME!!

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you take advantage of the new prices at the SinCity Stamps store and make some ATC's of your own!


Friday, September 11, 2015

ATC Blog Hop

Our Design Team is having a 
Blog HOP

Each Designer will make a Set of ATC

Artist trading cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading cards baseball cards, or 2 12 by 3 12 inches (64 mm × 89 mm), small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets.

We are excited to share our ATC creations for YOU.  and You have the change to win a prize, one random winner will have the change to win One of these amazing ATC stamps

How to enter to WIN:
1)  Stop by each blog and leave a comment
2)  Come back here and tell us which of these 4 ATC you would like to win
3)  Stop by our Facebook Page and Like it  
4)  Subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you will never miss one of our How To videos

Here is you line up of designer blog.  We hope you become a follower of each blog

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Time Flies!

Hello All Lanette Here!

Today I'm going to share a fun little tag featuring a bunch for stamps form the For Him Collection!

First lets take a look at my bright little tag and then I will take you through my process.

Sin City Supplies Used: For Him Stamp Set

Other Supplies Used: Art Anthology Colorations and Sorbet, Prima Stencil, Twine, Ranger Permanent Ink, Distress Ink, Stazon Ink, Versa Ink, Embossing Powder and Vellum.
Now lets look at my process......

I started by randomly stamping my tag using several stamps from the For Him Collection, I used some Two bright colors of permanent ink from Ranger.

After stamping I covered my whole tag with lots of pretty mist!

NextI added a bit of a steam punk look using a Prima Stencil and some Distress ink.

My next step was to add my verse, I used a bit of embossing powder to make git it a little pop.

I just had to add a bit of sparkle so I used some Art Anthology Sorbet through a fun stencil.

Next I stamped my embellishment image on a bit of vellum to make the wings for my embellie.

And for the center of my embellishment I embossed the clock with a bit of gold embossing powder. (sorry its blurry)

And that's it easy peasy a pretty little tag :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you to have some inky fun of your own!

After all time flies! You gotta get inky when you can!

Remember to like us on Facebook and stop by the store for all your stamping needs!!

As always feel free to stop by my blog Stacks of Scraps anytime!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Creating a Masculine Card with Sin City Stamps

Hi Chris here and today I would like to share with you how to create this stunning masculine card. I was trying to explain to my daughter how easy this card was to make and she said show me.  So with her help, I have my first ever video to share with you! Now being that its my first I will apologize for the shadows in advance.  I am working on correcting that!  But the video does show how simple this card is to create!

Here are the supplies you will need:

Sin City Stamps: Sequence Waste; Ship; Wish
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Mermaid Lagoon
Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Wild Honey
Water Brush
Ranger Archival Ink : Jet Black
Corrugated Paper
Altered Trading Card (The Paper Studio)
Black and White Cardstock

And here is the 1st attempt at video!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Mixed Media *Madame* Tags with Tamiko

Today I created a few fun tags for you with the faces from the  Madame by Madeline  stamp plate  by Sin City Stamps.  The tag is full of texture and color.  One was done with a gesso and modeling paste background and the second was modeling paste alone.  Question?  How many of you color your images in advance?  ::raises hand::  If you don't, do you wonder why I do?  I have three reasons. 1) I like to stamp my images out on various types of papers, not all images will require coloring. 2)I love to color.   I often spend hours at a time playing with different mediums laying pigment. 3) As I color I have done two things: a) created a colored image fodder- so I can grab and go for any up and coming projects; and I have also managed to at least use my stamp once!  How often do we buy things and not use them? You BETTER USE YOUR STAMPS!! ::chuckles::  Here a few tags I created.

To create today's tags I used the following:

Sin City Stamps-  Madame by Madeline Faiella 
Manilla tags
Tim Holtz's Stencil-  Doily Lace Pattern
Deco Art- Gesso and Modeling Paste
Derwent- Inktense pencils
Caran D'Ache- Neocolors II
Pentel- Waterbrush

I began by placing a thin layer of gesso on one of the tags. 

Stenciled some modeling paste on both tags.

Then I added some neocolor II

Moved the color around with my water brush.

After my backgrounds were completed for the tags, I embellished them with my pre-colored stamped images, flowers, faux ribbons and blingy goodness.  Here are few more photos.

It's the holiday weekend and you have an extra day to be with family friends and play!  Check out Sin City Stamps and get ya STAMPY AWESOMENESS on.. ::smiles and waves::  Have a safe and creative holiday weekend!!