Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Magic Night Tag

Hello Sin City Fans,
Here is today's "Quick Idea" to create a simple Halloween tag in a flash! 
Use the multi-generational stamping technique to add depth to the background.
 First generation: ink the stamp and make an impression.
 Second generation: don't re-ink the stamp just re-position it and press it to the paper again.
You may even apply a third generation impression.
With each impression the intensity of the design lightens. 
The keys were stamped around the edge using this technique.

A Closer Look:
 

Sin City Stamps: 

Dress Forms Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set (keys & candles)
Fairies & Blossoms 2 Rubber Stamp Set (Magic)
Flower & Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set SC97 (Good Night)

Other Supplies:
clear acrylic mounting block, black & purple ink, glitter gel pen, glitter glue

To purchase the stamps for this tag please visit  www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the
Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.

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To learn more about our designer Karen, please visit her blog, Art & Soul.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

How To Create A Spell Binding Halloween Card

Hello all

Here is another Halloween card made using Sin City Stamps!

Halloween patterned paper
White Card
Purple ink pad
Sepia ink pad
Brown ink
Crackle medium
White paint

Cover the card with patterned paper.
Stamp cob webs into the corners of the card.
Stamp the bingo stamp onto card stock and ink over with brown ink.
Allow to dry and then paint over with the crackle medium.
Once set dry brush with white paint and wipe off excess.



Stamp out potion bottles and brush with brown ink.
Add crackle medium to the bottles and once set dry brush with white paint.



Cut them out and adhere them to the corner of the bingo card.
Add a sentiment


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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Halloween Treat Box

Greetings Chris here and today I am excited to share this cute Halloween treat box.

Supplies needed:

Sin City Stamps Fall Bare Tree
Sin City Stamps Halloween Cobweb
Sin City Stamps Boo!!! Word
Archival Black ink
Cricut cartridge with Box cut or box template
Tag Punch
Spider punch
Kraft Card Stock
Ribbon

1. Die cut box and score edges.  Don't fold yet as it is easier to stamp when box is open.

2. Stamp Sin City Stamps Bare Tree and Sin City Stamps Halloween Cobweb over box



3. Fold box and tie ribbon to close box.

4. Punch tag and stamps with Sin City Stamps Boo!!! Word and attach to box, adding punched spider.


I hope you enjoyed this project!
 Be sure to check out all the Halloween stamps at Sin City Stamps and check out the Sin City Stamps Fan Facebook page.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Ink





Hello Peeps,
  Today's card is one of my favorites.  I think it can be used for many different occasions. I like the old time effect that the Sin City Stamp Set Correspondence Pens, Ink & Postage gives to the card. I have created the card using the collage technique.

Supplies:
  Grunge stamp
  Various collage pieces
  Brown  and black ink
  Cream colored card stock
  Foam Tape

Step 1:  Stamp the background using the script background stamp in brown.


Step 2:  Using brown ink blend/ink the edges of the card layer.  Add grunge spots to age/fill in the layer.  Not shown in this picture but, added to layer was additional stamping of the flourish stamp from this set to fill  in the open spaces.


Step 3:  Stamp in black ink various stamps: pen, ink well, postage stamps and cancellation mark.  Cut out all of these stamps to be added to card.


Step 4:  Start assembling card layer by adding various collage pieces using foam tape to give the layer depth.
  I even stapled one of the pieces onto the layer.


Step 5:  Continue to layer on the pieces including the stamped pieces from the stamp set. Placement of collage pieces is always by personal preference.  I choose to rough up the edges of this layer to give it an even greater aged look.


Step 6:  Attach to cream card base.


I hope you like this card as much as I do.  As always, feel free to take this design and make it your own by adding which ever pieces you like.
Please share your designs with us at Sin City Fan Page on Facebook.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time Spirals Away Card

Hi Gals,
It's Karen here. I'm glad you stopped by for today's "Quick Idea."  I wanted to share a tip that has saved me many a heartbreak. After you've made a beautiful inked background, stamp your main design onto acetate using permanent ink. There is no chance of spoiling the background with a less than perfect image.
With rubber stamping, there really are no second chances. If you've ever dropped a stamp onto a project or become discouraged by your choice of placement, then this idea may help you. To avoid disappointment and frustration, I stamped the three clocks onto acetate and attached them with brads to the card. This method is much less stressful than DTP (direct to paper) and it also allowed me to try various positions before committing to the final placement. My lovely blue resist background with spirals became a finished card and not a tragedy of bad judgment or an "oops" moment.

Supplies:
Birds Clocks Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps), clear acrylic mounting block, permanent black ink, acetate, gold brads, ephemera: key, flower, ticket

A Closer Look:

Sin City Stamp Set:
Birds Clocks Rubber Stamp Set

http://sincitystamps.com/birds-clocks-rubber-stamp-set/

To purchase these supplies, visit www.sincitystamps.com

Sin City Stamps Blog

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To learn more about our designer Karen, please visit her blog, Art & Soul.

Thanks for visiting, come again soon!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

What mood are you in? We have a New Rubber Stamp to fit it!

HI!

It's Kim today and I just wanted to remind all of you we have a bunch of new release rubber stamps, freshly pressed when ordered, then shipped off  to you for your soon-to-be-inky fingers!

I am so excited to share all the amazingly creative images hand made by some fabulously talented creatives just for us at Sin City Stamps!

So what mood are you in? Funky? Creepy? Mystical? Dreamy? We have a wonderful selection of creative stamps to fit that mood!

Let's go! This post contains links to my shop Sin City Stamps.

First up we have these collection my our Inspiration Team Leader, Michelle Frae Cummings.
These owls are delightful for any Autumn and Halloween creative project!

Next we have a wonderfully detailed set of Mermaids drawn by Rick St Dennis.
These mystical ladies are a wonderfully magical addition to any sea or fantasy scene your muse carries you towards.

Meet Cascadia and Misty!



Our next stamp set is Oddly Appealing designed by the quirky Cathy Frailey!  Feeling Odd or Creepy??? Well, just Face it! Cathy designs her stamps from her very own photographs and she is
the model, too, cool!



Our next set is designed by the delightful Emily Grant, her hand drawn illustrations are sure to carry you off to a Steampunk Wonderland!


Please welcome Phoebe! Phoebe is a whimsical art doll with stars & flowers in her hair illustrated by the talented Jayne Alexander. Jane enjoys drawing, painting and digital art! 
Let Phoebe be the star in any of your Seasonal projects!


And since Halloween is right around the corner and it just so happens to be my favorite Holiday..
Pam Bray was kind enough to make some new stamps for this season! Make sure to check the blog and our Facebook pages to see her amazing cards using these stamps.

and



There we go! I think that is all of the Fall New Releases! 
You can find the whole collection HERE and on sale for a special price for a short time, too.

What will you create today?

Have a great day!
Kim

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Halloween Ornament "Dead Men tell No Tales"

"Hi all, Monique here.

Halloween is getting near so its time to start working on decoration!


Supply list:

From Sin City Stamps

Black waterproof stamp ink
Acrylic paint in neon orange, black and neon orange glitter
Wooden frame (mine is house shaped but any shape will do)
pencil and scissors
plastic Skull bead
black Ribbon
cardstock
glue
foam dots
Step 1 : Paint the frame orange (my frame had a heart in it so I removed that first).
 Take a piece of cardstock big enough to fit the frame and paint that orange too.
 When paint on the frame is dry add orange glitter paint over it.

Step2: Use the grave stamp and black ink to make an impression on the painted cardstock


Step 3:Use the frame and pencil to make outlines on the cardstock and cut it to fit the frame.


Step 4: Make an impression on the remaining orange cardstock using the owl stamp and black ink.
Then cut out the Owl .



Step 5: Take a piece of black ribbon and add the skull bead, attache the ribbon to the top of the frame. 

 Step 6: Adhere the frame to the stamped piece of cardstock.


 Step 7: Paint the edges of the frame black.


 Step 8: Stamp "Dead men tell no tales " on a piece of the orange cardstock


 Step 9: Cut the words apart , ink the edges and add foam dots to the back of the words.



Step 10: Adhere the words to the back ground and the owl to the frame.




Have fun making Halloween decorations!
Sin City has some fabulous Halloween stamps so check them out in the Halloween section of the store here.

Thanks for visiting Remember to join our Facebook Group for fun & creativity!

Happy Stamping!