Thursday, July 27, 2017

Mini Cube Embossing!

Hi Sin City Fans!
Firstly to all of you who are enjoying Summer and nice warm weather can you please send me some heat here Down Under!!!!!
And now onto my step by step post for today which is having some fun with embossing powder, ink cubes and the fab Sugar Skull Stamp Set!
Hope you enjoy!
  • Index Cards or 6 x 4 white card (I used lined 6 x 4 index cards - I like the lines for added interest!)
  • ATC size white card
  • Black Archival Ink
  • Pigment Ink Mini Cubes - assorted colours
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Embellishments of your choice eg. muslin cloth, charms, old jewellery, computer generated wording, printed ribbon
Gather your crafting "goodies" so you have everything at hand!

Using your ATC sized plain white card stamp your pigment cubes directly onto the background to cover the entire piece. It's not necessary to be perfect but aim for a "grid" like pattern. Use 2 or 3 complimentary colours.
Note: this is a perfect way to "use up" old ink pads - some of mine are so old that when I stamp them onto the page the top layers are actually falling off but I am getting good value by using every bit of ink!!!

Move straight onto the next step so the coloured ink doesn't dry. Using your black ink pad stamp your skull over the top of the coloured inks.

Cover the entire card with clear embossing powder. Tap off the excess and replace in the jar and put the lid on so you don't accidentally knock it over!

Use your heat gun to "emboss" the entire card. I love watching the powder and ink melt together and get all shiny!

It's a good idea to make more than one card at a time whilst you have all the items out and your heat gun at the ready! As you can see below I have made 3 ATC's below. You can decorate the ATC's and have completed creations or continue on as shown below.

The next step is to use your 6 x 4 index cards (or plain card) and repeat the steps above to emboss and decorate the sides of the card to create a border. Use the small flower stamps from the set to add to the border. Use the same colour stamp pads on the index cards as the ATC's so they "match".

The final step is to add embellishments of your choice to the base index cards and adhere your ATC's to the fronts! I have "recycled" old costume jewellery on one card which looks great and also used flat metal charms, cloth and other bits and pieces to complete!

Hope you have enjoyed my "project' for today!
Remember to check in regularly for more DT inspiration - always so many different creations and always so many amazing stamps to play with!
Don't forget to share your creations at the Facebook Group - we love to see what everyone is creating!
Happy stamping!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Quick Idea's- How To Create ATCs With The Exciting New Release Correspondence Set

Hi all
I am back with a few ATCs or Artist Trading Cards using the new
 Correspondence stamp set by Katy Leitch.

The base is created by blending acrylic paint together and then stamping over the top using the new stamp set.

Stamp the pen tip stamps along the edge of the ATC and then stamp over the top with a lighter colour of ink using a texture stamp.

Stamp the ink well and pen onto white card and cut out before adhering them to the card using 3D foam.

Stamp the writing background over the ATC and then stamp out the pen tips in black ink  onto white card. Cut them out and adhere them onto ATC. Stamp out the paperclips and cut them out. Glue them over the top of the ATC to look like they are cliped on. 

Stamp writing texture over the ATC and then apply a stencil mask with modeling paste. Dry brush over with green mettalic paint.

Stamp out the pen tips and ink well. Colour them in and place the pen tips at opposite corners of the ATC. Adhere the inkwell to the ATC

Thank you for visiting

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wallflower ATC's- Quick idea's

 I was inspired by the book "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"not my usual style of ATC but I like how they turned out as mini Art Journal pages/ ATC's.

Sin City Stamp set used:  Wildflower Yikes

They were pretty quick makes, the backgrounds are gelli prints I had in my stash, So I just stamped over them. The first one and the third one  are supposed to look like graffiti on a wall.

The one in the middle is stamped on the background and colored using pencils.

 I wrote a quote from the book on all 3 ATC's
 I know it makes them look a bit grunge , but I like the effect.

 You can't see it very well in the picture, but the scary flower has a bit of glitter( the top of the leaves)

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Monday, July 24, 2017

New Release Katy Leitch Correspondence Tag Quick Ideas

                                                                              Hi all!

I have a mixed media tag made using the new Correspondence Stamp Set by Katy Leitch,

Cover a blank white tag with purple ink and once dry stamp over the tag with the pen tips stamp and then the writing texture stamp. 

Stamp out the images in matching ink onto card and cut them out.  Stick the images down using 3d foam tape to add dimension.

Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Do Not Enter

 Hello crafting friends,

This card is for those of you with a young person in your life that likes things to be a little different. Depending on the gender of that special person you may want to use different colors of card stock.  I hope this card gives you some ideas to making a generational card.

   Sin City Stamp "Do Not Enter"
   Sin City Stamp "Hearty Doodles"
   Various rectangle dies
   Foam tape

Step 1:  Cut out various size frames in various colors of card stock.

Step 2:  Randomly affix frames to card base.

Step 3:  Continue to fill up card base until you are pleased with the look.

Step 4:  Trim any and all frames that hang off the edges of the card base.

Step 5:  Stamp the Do Not Enter onto a contrasting color of card stock.

Step 6:  Trim sentiment.

Step 7:  Ink blend around the edges of the card base.  Next add ink splatters to the card base.

Step 8:  Randomly stamp Hearty Doodles stamp over the card base creating a grunge/distress look.

 Step 9:  Using foam tape add the sentiment to the center of the card base.

This has to be one of the easiest cards to make but has lots of dimension and texture.  Share your creations with us at Sin City Stamps Facebook Group.


Friday, July 21, 2017

How To Create An Inspirational Art Journal Page

Hello crafty friends
Learn how to create this bright art journal page using Sin City Stamps!
Product list
White Card Stock
Green ink
Blue ink
Green Ink pad
Black ink pad
Modeling paste
tissue paper
blank journal

1. Paint a blank page with lime green ink and then apply a stencil using modeling paste.
Use the Hearty Doodles Stamp to add a few circles to the background with green ink.
Stamp around the edges with a texture stamp using black ink.

2. Stamp out two hot air balloons from the Hot Air Balloons 3 stamp set. Color them in with inks and cut out. Adhere the detailed one into the bottom left corner of the page and the large balloon at the top right corner. Apply a stencil over the top.

3. Stamp a sentiment onto tissue paper and carefully glue into place

4. Stamp out a few flowers onto white card and color in with inks. 
Cut them out and adhere to page.
Cut a few of the petals out and dot around the page.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cute Fairy Cards..One Stamp two ways

Hi Sin City Friends! It's Jenn here today! I want to share two whimsical fairy cards I created using Sin City Stamps!
For this project One stamp was used two ways to create two completely different looks! The stamp used is from the Anime Fairies & Baby Dragons set.
Other products used:
Chalk ink stamps
paper flowers
script stamp
cardstock in various colors
black blank cards and envelopes
bling stones
watercolor pencils
shimmery spray ink (used instead of water)
clear embossing powder
For this set of cards I used the little fairy once and then watercolored it in. The other was stamped over a script stamp. The fairy stamp was stamped using three different inks. The wings were stamped with chalk ink in Spring Pansy. The body was done in chalk ink in Turquoise Gem.The upper body and hair was also a chalk ink in Sycamore Green. Both were stamped on white watercolor paper.
A script stamp and black archival ink were stamped over the fairy. Be sure that your chalk ink is completely dry before this step to prevent any smudging. Cut off as much excess as you like from around the outside. Distress around edges with a distressing tool. Use chalk ink again around edges in the same colors used for fairy.

Next use the same script stamp on a piece of colored cardstock (green for this project). Choose two other colors of cardstock for layering that coordinate with your stamped image and one another. Cut each a bit larger and then stack together using sticky tape or a tape runner.
Then adhere the stack to either black cardstock cut to size or use a premade blank card as I did.
Add a sentiment stamp and some paper flowers plus a little bling. I also used the envelope and stamped the same fairy image and sentiment.
For the water colored version, the same steps are used with the added step of water coloring your stamped image. Also the black card was stamped with the script stamp as a background using the same chalk inks.
And there you have it! A lovely set of cards to show how one stamp can be used two different ways to create two looks. Of course there are endless possibilities in the world of stamping! these are just two of my favorites! I hope you enjoyed this project and tutorial! as always thank you for your support of Sin City Stamps!
I will be here again soon with more fun projects!! For more inspiration visit our fan page here!.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Release Rick ST Dennis~ See No Evil ATCS ~Quick Ideas!

Hi all!

I have an ATC set using the new DriBonez set by Rick St Dennis.

 Use inks on the background and blend the colours. 
Then use the Background Grunge Art Stamps around the edges and 
use the DriBonez boarders around the corners. 

Add texture to the backgrounds using modeling paste and stencils.

Stamp out the large skulls onto white card and color. 
Cut out and adhere to ATC base and finish by adding a few words to the ATC.