Tuesday, November 21, 2017

3D Christmas Card


Hello Peeps!

Just have to warn you up front, I am trying something new to me... a 3D Christmas card!
I am very pleased with the final product and (to tell you the truth) it was surprisingly simple to make.


Supplies:
  Sin City Stamps - Romance Classic Couples

Other Supplies:
  Damask stamp
  Garland stamp
  Ornate frame dies
  Symmetrical tree die cuts
  Ribbon
  Foam tape
  Sequins
  Gold embossing powder
  Markers

Step 1:  Die cut out 4  Christmas trees.


Step 2:  Emboss garland onto tree cuts. Next score a vertical line down the center of each tree for folding.


Step 3: Fold trees in half along score line.


Step 4: Glue the wrong sides (side without embossing on it) of trees to each other forming the 3D effect.


Step 5:  Stamp the couple from the Romance Classic Couples stamp set. Cut out couple.


Step 6:  Die cut out the frame in gold.


Step 7: Die cut the inner stamp of the frame in white. Stamp the damask image in the center of cutout. Ink the edges of cutout.


Step 8:  Using markers color the couple.


Step 9:  Assemble the pieces onto the card base adding sequins to the tree and a ribbon bow to the top of the frame. I popped up the couple to add more dimension to the card.


We hope you try making a 3D card if you have not done so yet. Please share your creations with us on Sin City Stamps Fan page on Facebook.

X

Sunday, November 19, 2017

I wish I was an Octopus


Hi! Chris here! When I saw this stamp I new I had to have it! As soon the stamps arrived I got to play (I can't really call stamping work, now can I?) To recreate this project you will need:
Other Supplies: Tag, black & Cream cardstock, Black Archival Ink, Watercolor Mists, Washi Tape, Fibers

Start by masking off the center sprocket in the wings from the Sin City Stamps Classic Spark Rubber Stamp Set  with Washi Tape



Stamp onto tag with Archival ink. (Note: gently ink your stamp so the the washi tape doesn't pick up the image underneath.)


Stamp Octopus lady from the Sin City Stamps Octopus Time! Steampunk Art Rubber Stamp Set  leaving wings in the background. 



Stamp Grunge Circles along edges of tag with the Sin City Stamps Background Grunge Art Rubber Stamp Set


Mist tag with Yellow, Orange, then Purple water color mists. Let dry. 

 

 While tag is drying stamping sentiment onto cream cardstock. Cut into banner and mist to coordinate with tag. Let dry.


Mat tag onto Black cardstock and add fibers.


Add sentiment to finish tag!

I hope this project inspires you to get stamping!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Yikes Tentacle Plant Mixed Media Tag

Hi all

Here is an easy mixed media tag made using Monique's  Wildflower Yikes Stamps.

Product list
Large tag die cutter
white card
Black archival ink
Tyveck Material
Metallic paints



Start off with a large blank tag and using a blending tool, Apply light orange ink across the top and bottom of the tag. Next use purple ink and apply it across the middle and blend a little into the orange.



Stamp the boarder stamp around the edges of the tag and then stamp the wildflowers into the corners of the tag. You can layer up the tentacles to  create larger flowers.


Stamp out Yikes into the center of the tag.


Cut out cogs from Tyveck material and paint with metallic paints. 
Tyveck can be bought as sheets or you can buy disposable overalls and cut that up.
Create a flower by placing a metal brand though the center of the cogs and melt with a heat tool.



Friday, November 17, 2017

Mermaid & Bubbles Card

Hi Sin City Fans,
It's Karen here today to share my underwater creation featuring the lovely Misty Mermaid stamp by Rick St Dennis.
Hold your breath...we're going under!


Supplies:
1. Misty Mermaid Art Rubber Stamp by Rick St Dennis (Sin City Stamps)
2. Background Grunge Art Rubber Stamp Sheet designed by Pam Bray (Sin CityStamps)
3. Phoebe Art Doll Rubber Stamp Sheet designed by Jayne Alexander (Sin City Stamps)
4. alcohol inks
5. watercolor paints
6. chalk / color pencils
7. clear epoxy medium
8. shells / sea horse charm
9. card base 5x7"

Directions:
1. Color the mermaid's skin & hair with chalks. Add her facial details and shading with colored pencils.



2. Paint the mermaid's tail with pearlescant watercolors in shades of blue & green.
3. Carefully fussy cut the mermaid.

4. Create a watery background by applying green & blue alcohol inks to glossy cardstock. Then use permanent black ink to add a subtle impression of bubbles randomly across the background.

5.  Attach shells over the mermaid's bust.

6.  Stamp the angel's hair (Pheobe) multiple times, paint it green, & fussy cut to create the underwater vegetation.
http://sincitystamps.com/phoebe-art-doll-rubber-stamp-sheet-designed-by-jayne-alexander-scjaa-1/

7. Attach the mermaid & vegetation to the alcohol background.

8. Attach a large shell embellishment to the lower right corner.  Embellish with various sea-life charms or buttons.  Finally, use clear epoxy medium over some of the stamped bubbles.   Create smaller bubbles in groups of three and set aside to dry. 

A Closer Look:

To purchase the lovely stamps for this project, 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!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Background Stamping!

Hi Fans!
A quick ideas "idea" LOL!!
Sometimes a subtle use of a stamp is all that you might want on your work and not to have the stamp as the main focus point of your creation - but that doesn't mean that you have to ignore your large range of Sin City Stamps!!!
I have several examples to share where the only stamping is lightly in the background between the textured stenciling but it just finishes off the pages perfectly.
Stamps used are from the following set:


I think the text stamp works well with this double page spread. I wanted a Steampunk feel to match the collage woman and the circle texture/stencil matches the elements on her hat. The text stamp ties in the old book pages on the left hand side of the layout!


And a different look:


I used the brick wall look stamp for this double page spread - I think it ties in with stencil and texture paste I used over the white background. This was a fun page with a bit of humor and the grungy wall with the vintage style boy all works well together!


Hope you might have some fun combining your Sin City Stamps with your other favorite elements!

Happy Stamping!

Sharon

PS. Remember to join us at our Facebook Group for lots of fun and creativity - it's a great place to share your Sin City creations - we love to get inspiration from everyone who is creating with these great stamps!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Inspiration Team Call Out


Hi Everyone!

We are currently looking for 1-2 U.S. based designers to join our Inspiration Team!
 ( 6-month term starting in January, with option to extend).

We are looking for a people who love to make mixed media arts and crafts using our rubber stamps.

What we expect:
  •  Have a active blog.
  • 2 blog posts a month with 1 full video or step out tutorial  and 1 Quick Idea- see here for quick idea examples.
  • Take clear bright photos. (this is a must!)
  • Be active on FB and Instagram
  • Must be willing to share all posts of team members on social media.
  • Upload to various Facebook pages
  • Able to meet deadlines.
To apply, please send a email to michellefraecummings@gmail.com with Inspiration Team Call in subject line.
  • Please send photos of 3 projects (using any stamps) that best showcase your creative abilities.
  • Please include a link to your personal blog, Instagram, FB and any other social media you share your crafts on.
  • Please provide a list of your current design teams.
  • Lastly, tell us a little bit about yourself and what you think you can bring to the team.
We will be accepting submissions for the team until  November 30th.
New members will be notified on or before December 9th.

Good Luck!


Monday, November 13, 2017

Art Journal Tag...Winter is a season...Quick Idea


 Hey there!

It's Kim here today with a bright Quick Idea project to share!

I'm not sure about you, but sometimes for me I really like a project that doesn't feel so overwhelming, something I can do really fast...and small. My solution, (this day anyway!) was to make a journaling tag rather than a whole page.



First step cut a tag any size you feel comfortable using. Using Distress Oxides and Ink, color the tag which is the background. Let dry. 
Then pick a quotation and hand write it out on an index card.




Stamp and color your focal image, cut out and set aside. Phoebe by Jayne Alexander sets this scene.
Once the background tag is dry do some more layering with various stamps. Stamp using the Distress Oxides, they are wonderful for stamping. Just remember they react with water, so take care. 
Add some heat embossing for texture.



Attach your focal image and sentiment.

You are done! Yay!

I think I might make a pocket binder or something to tuck these journal pages into, 
what do you think?

Have a great day!
hugs,
Kim

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Scatter Kindness...

Hi Fans!!
Can you believe it's November already??? Xmas is coming - Bah Humbug!!
Today I am sharing a couple of super quick cards using Gelatos and of course Sin City Stamps!!
Hint: You could adapt these for Xmas Cards too by using Xmas Sentiments and Images!!


Supplies:
  • Sin City Stamp Set: Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies 
  • White Base Card
  • Embossing Ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Gelatos
  • Water Spritzer
  • Black Archival Ink
  • Baby Wipe/Paper Towel

Instructions:
As always gather up your crafty goodies as listed above so everything is at hand and because these are quick and easy have several base cards so you can make multiple and have stock on hand!!


Firstly get your plain white base card and your embossing ink pad and stamp the dandelion multiple times at the bottom of the card. Stamp at different "heights" for better effect! Emboss with your clear embossing powder using your heat gun.


Choose two co-ordinating Gelato colours and colour the bottom half of the card as shown below.


Spritz with water and use your finger to rub and blend the colours to the card and "up" from the bottom as shown below.


Use a baby wipe or paper towel to "rub" away the colour from the embossed images and smooth the colour out.


Last step is to use a sentiment form the stamp set and stamp in the top corner with black Archival ink.


Hope you have enjoyed this easy tutorial - great to make multiple cards at once and also great for absolutely any occasion and minimal supplies needed!!!!
Hope you can have a try and share with us at our fun Facebook Group!!!
Have a great crafting and stamping week!
Sharon