Monday, May 9, 2016

Butterfly Garden Resist


Hi Chris here and today I am sharing this card I creating using Sin City stamps.  To Create this card I used
Sin City Stamps Love of Butterflies and Art Journal 2


I also used my mixed media papers, card stock, Gelatos,  Versa Mark, and  Embossing Powder,










I started by stamping the flourish from the Art Jounraling 2 set with Versamark and then embossing with Black embossing powder.

















I then stamped the butterflies with VaresMar and emossed with White embossing powder.



I then "colored" my background with Gelatos 


I then blended the Gelatos with a baby wipe.  Because the stamped images were embossed they create a "resist" look!

I finished off my card by matting onto black card stock and ading a greeting on the inside of the card!




Monday, April 25, 2016

Tea Pot Greeting



Hi Chris here and today I am sharing this card I created for both Sin City Stamps and Just Imagine/Kreaxion Punches.
Tea Pot Die Cut
Tag Die Cut
Flower and leaves Die Cuts
1/2 Round Flat Back Embellishment
Other Supplies
Kreaxions Punch # 903 with C insert
Graphic 45 papers
cardstock

 I created this card by first adding my Graphic 45 paper to my card base. I then trimmed another piece of Graphic 45 and used Kreaxion punch with the C insert to create the corner punches. I added my Sin City Stamps Die cut tag, some faux stitching and a punched border strip which I created using Kreaxions punch. I added the Sin City Stamps die cut Tea Pot and flower to finish off the card. I hope you are inspired to create!

Monday, April 18, 2016

A rose for Mom


Hi Chris here and today I'd like to share this simple & quick MOM card I created for Sin City Stamps. 
Rose Die Cut Card
Yellow Ribbon
Other Supplies - paper Rose, Card Stock, Graphic 45 paper

To create this card I started by adhereing a coordinating color of cardstock on the inside of my card. I then matted my patterned paper block onto cardstock and hand wrote my greeting.  I lightly inked my rose with a Distress Marker  and added the rose on top of a ribbon bow.  Super Simple, Super Quick, & Super Sweet! just in time for Mother's day! So get creating!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Sweet Cupcake Card


Hi Chris here and today I am sharing this card I created for Sin City Stamps. To create this card I used
Sin City Stamps Supplies
Cupcake Die Cut Card
Other Supplies- Ribbon, McGill Tag punch, Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, Glossy Accents, WOW Glitter, Martha Stewart Glitter Flakes

I started by tracing to coordinaing cupcake swirl die cat to use as a guide for my glittering. 

I added my Glossy Accents along the traced lines and added my glitter in pink and green. Once that was complete I filled the rest of the "icing" in with Glossy ACcents and added my Martha Stewart Glitter. 

I lightly inked the cupcake "wrapper" using my Distress Ink. I stamped my greeting from Terri Sproul's Wish set onto my punched tag and added the tag and a ribbon to my card! The result... a cupcake that looks sweet enough to eat! 


Monday, April 4, 2016

Imagination Mixed Media Canvas


Hi Chris here and today I am sharing my first mixed media canvas I created for Sin City Stamps. I want to say that this is so different from what I normally create but I loved the quote and I just let my imagination go!

Sin City Stamps Supplies
Die Cuts- Ballon, Frame, Flower Outline, Daisy Border Chain, Stars
Silver/Blue 1/2 Round Flat Back Embellishments

Other Supplies -  canvas, Gesso, Molding Paste, Beacon Fabric Adhesive, Glossy Accents, StazOn Ink (Brown), ColourArte Twinkling H2Os (yellow rose, sky blue, persimmon, moss green, blue bayou), miscellaneous small alphabet stamps, brown journaling pen. Graphic 45 Paper,  paper lace doily, sand paper

To create this canvas I started by first applying Gesso to my entire canvas. I then added some texture to my background by applying some molding paste over the Pattern 2 Stencil

I then added some patterned papers and die cuts onto the canvas. 
I continued layering a few more dies cuts and some lace.  You'll notice that the colors don't necessarily match.  That won't matter once I am done. 

In added my gear charms and bits of a paper doily and then applied gesso again over the whole project. 

I then stamped my Globes Stamp using my StazOn Ink. 



I then randomly painted my canvas using my ColourArte Twinkling H2Os. I just kept laying colors until I was satisfied.  I then painted my balloon with Twinkling H2Os


I then used a combination of my alphabet stamps and my journaling pen to add my quote. I topped the balloon with my butterfly button.  I then sanded my edges to smooth the edges and lightly sanded my gears to allow the metal to shine through. Once again here is my finished project. I hope you are inspired to step outside your comfort zone and create something!   Just let your imagination take you away! 











Monday, March 28, 2016

Flowery Gift Box


Hi Chris here and today I am sharing this flowery gift box I created for Sin City Stamps.
Sin City Stamps Supplies
Die Cut Box
Flower Die Cuts
Flat Back Embellishments
Bright Pink 1/2 Round Flat Back Embellishments
Other Supplies - VersaMark, Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder, Picket Fence Distress Stain

To create this project, I started by stamping the background with the Diamond background stamp from the Classic Spark Stamp Set with Versamark and then adding the Embossing Powder.

I then recolored my die cut flowers with Distress Stain.


To finish off the gift box I wrapped lace and added my flowers and embellishments for flower centers. I then topped the gift box off with a bow. Hope you enjoyed this project!



Monday, March 21, 2016

Flowery Congratulations Card


Hi Chris here and today I am sharing this flower-y Card I created for Sin City Stamps.  To create this lovely card I used the following products
Sin City Supplies
Flower Border Die Cuts
Pink 1/2 round Flatback Embellishment
Other Supplies
Faeber Castell Gelatos, Faeber Castell Glass beads, Pebbles sticker accents, Black Soot Distress Ink

To create this project I started by laying my stencil on my card base. I then mixed my gelatos and glass bead medium.  I then applied that mixture over the stencil.  You can see the result below!

While the background was drying, I recolored my die cut using my Distress Ink




















I then attached the border to my card. I topped the border strip off with the pink 1/2 round Flatback embellishment and added the sticker greeting and the butterfly button.  And here is the final project.






Monday, March 14, 2016

Spring Booms Pillow Box


Chris here and today I would like to share with you this beautiful pillow box!
To create this project I started off with some amazing die cuts & stamps from Sin City Stamps.
Sin City Stamps Supplies include
Pillow Box Die Cut
Flower Die Cuts (3D and outline)
Art Journaling with Terri Sproul 2 Stamps
Sin City Ribbons-Dark purple, white double lace, and light purple
Other supplies used include Tim Holtz Distress Inks-Dusty Concord

I started by stampin my pillow box with the Art Journaling with Terri Sproul 2 Stamps

 I then folded my box and added some die cut flower outlines.


 I then created my 3D flowers by "rolling the up". You can see the flower before I started on the left and the finished flower on the right!

 I then attched my flowers to the pillow box and added the ribbon. You can see how I put the first  two ribbons together here. To complete the ribbons I added another bow in the light purple ribbon.



 And here is the finished project! I hope you enjoyed this project!








Monday, March 7, 2016

Happy Easter card

Chris here sharing this fun card made from the pre-made card base from Sin City Stamps. 
You can see that there are notches  on the front of the card.  They fit into little slots on the back of the card, and because the front of the card is longer than the back the front ends up being rounded and 3 dimensional.

I started off with the card base and added some faux stitching around the greeting on the front of the card.  I then decorated the inside of the card with some American Crafts papers to create a sky and grass.
I added the flower flatback embellishments from Sin City Stamps and added some hand-drawn stems.  Don't worry the stems don't have to be perfect, you are just going for a field of flowers as the background for your card. Once your background is done, fold your card and you are finished. 


Monday, February 29, 2016

Spring Gift Box


Chris here and today I am sharing this cute little gift box from Sin City Stamps. I started of with the gift box. 
I stamped images from Terri Sproul's Wish stamp set and Anime Fairies 2 Stamp Set with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

I folded the card along the fold lines and folded the gift box, gluing along all the tabs except 1 (to leave room for filling :D) I topped off the gift box with some Sin City Stamps Ribbons and a Flat back embellishment.  You can add any sentiment you would like to finish it off!  Happy Creating!