On these pages you will find the awesome projects created by our fabulous Inspiration Team. At Sin City Stamps, we are proud to offer deep etched red rubber stamps, hand made in the USA. From vintage to grunge and many themes in between, come check out our awesome stamp line! Want to get stamps made from your own designs? We can help, contact us!
For this blog hop, we are featuring stamps
Designed by Michelle Frae Cummings!
This stamp set has a total of 4 skulls and 10 extra stamps for you to create with.
The premise of this blog hop is for you to meet our in house Inspiration team members along with a few guest members, discover more ways to create with these stamps and possibly win a set for yourself! (We are giving away 3!)
to win your own Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls stamp set, we ask that you
visit each of the blogs participating, leave a nice comment and then
come back here and let us know which blog projects you liked the most
blog hop will end on March 27th and the 3 winners will be announced here on the Sin City blog and on our FB Fan Group on March 28th.
Today, we are making a fun graphic card using the Sin City Stamps Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls stamp sheet. (Fun fact for anyone new to unmounted rubber stamp sheets: after cutting apart the stamps, use a little bit of a two way glue pen on the back of the stamp so it will stick to the acrylic blocks or Misti thus not requiring foam mounting.)
Card stock- white, blue and black
Wink of Stella or iridescent watercolors, markers....
Graphic background stamp
Black detail Ink
Acrylic block or Misti
Step 1: Using the black ink, stamp the graphic background image onto a 5"x7" piece of cardstock.
Step 2: Stamp the sugar skull of your choice onto a small piece of cardstock.
Step 3: Cut out the skull and color using your markers. Next add some sparkle on the eyes and teeth.
Step 4: Cut the cardstock layers in colors of your liking; determining the size by dry fitting the pieces to insure card balance.
Step 5: Assemble the layers of cardstock onto the background.
Step 6: Die cut your sentiment.
Step 7: Use foam tape to "pop-up" the skull on card. Glue sentiment in place.
Thanks for coming by, as my post is part of the blog hop!
To create the background first cover the center in gesso and leave to dry.
Next spritz water onto the page and then flick green brusho powder over using a paint brush.
Use the textures from the Art Journal set and stamp around the page randomly.
Select your photo and mount onto patterned paper leaving a cm or 1" border around it.
Take a couple of the sheets from the 8 x 8 pad and chop them up into strips.
Arrange them over each other so that the layers overlap each other and spritz a doily with green ink and tuck behind the picture before gluing everything into place.
Gather an assortment of trims and cut them up into different lengths and place them beside the paper layers and glue down. Create a title using a label maker and use strong glue to hold the title in place.
Using the flowers from The Day Of The Dead and Rosette Hearts set, Stamp them onto colored paper and cut them out. Dot the flowers around the layout and glue pearls into the centers.
Finish of the layout by adding a few more flower clusters.