Thursday, March 23, 2017

Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Stamps Blog Hop!

 Hello everyone, 
Welcome to our Sin City Stamps Blog Hop!

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!)

Blog Hop Participants:

  1.  Sin City Stamps (you are here)
  2. Michelle Frae Cummings
  3. Katie Lamb
  4. Chris Pozzi
  5. Irit Shalom
  6. Shilpa Nagaonkar
  7. Sharon Rogers
  8. Jenn Gary DuBell
  9. Monique Van Dijk
  10. Adam
  11. Kim Johnny
  12. Granne
  13. Anne

To qualify 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 and why.

The 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.

Have fun hopping and good luck!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sugar Sugar

Hello all,

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.)

   Sin City Stamp:
     Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls

   Other supplies:
     Card stock- white, blue and black
     Foam tape
     Sentiment dies
    Colored markers
     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!
 You can see the rest of the participants here. 
Happy hopping and good luck!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Alice in Wonderland Inspired Birthday Greetings

HI Chris here and today I am super excited to share this adorable card inspired 
by Alice in Wonderland!
 This card features FOUR different Stamp sets! 
 I just love how all the Sin City Stamps can be combined!

Supplies needed
Other supplies - Cardstock (White and Black), Ribbon, Silver Ribbon Wire, Distress Markers, Alcohol Markers, Archival Ink
Dimensional tape

Start by stamping the diamond stamp from the Sin City Stamps Classic Spark set.  Set aside. 

Stamp corners from the Sin City Stamps Inhale...Exhale on another piece of white cardstock. Cut hole in center of  cardstock and tear and bend back edges to create a window. 

Attach window piece over the top of the diamond background and mat onto black cardstock. Color center of stamped corners with markers.

Stamp frog from Sin City Stamps Alice in Wonderland Characters 2 twice onto cardstock. 
 Cut envelope from one of the stamped images. 

Color image with the markers.

Attach cut envelop with dimensional tape.  Attach Stamped frog to card.

Stamp greeting from Sin City Stamps Dandelion Wishes and mat on black cardstock.  Add ribbon and ribbon wire for accents.

Here is another peak of the final card!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time Flies when you are Clowning Around

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here with a inspirational post made with Sin City's gorgeous stamps!
This time I made a square chipboard art piece using just two  stamps, but pretty big ones and one sentiment stamp that made my title: Time flies when you are clowning around.
And time sure flies when you have great  time!!

Product list:
SinCity stamps:
Steampunk circus rubber stamp set- Clown and the sentiment

Other products:
Texture paste
Modeling paste  
Acrylic paints in white, 
Metallic Gold acrylic paint
3D art stones or micro beads
A 6"x6" chipboard square
Color ink mists in yellow, brown, teal, copper and purple
Black permanent ink
Tissue paper - white
Gel Medium
Letter stickers

Step by step instructions:

1.Cover the chipboard  with white gesso and let it dry.

2. Place the stencil on top of the dry chipboard. Spread a thin layer of modeling paste and then lift off the stencil. Completely let the raised design dry before moving onto the next step.

3. Mix the white paint with art stones or micro beads.

4. Add the mixture to the chipboard piece as shown.

5. Mist the right side of the board with yellow and brown.

6. Add teal and copper mists, then cover the raised areas with gold paint.

7. Stamp the collage stamp with permanent black ink onto white tissue paper.

Stamp the sentiment and clown in the same way.

8. Glue the stamped tissue piece over the board with gel medium.

9. Add the clown too.

10. Glue the clown tissue piece as shown with gel medium.

Add purple paint over the edges.

Make the rest of the title with stickers.

11. Add a few purple splashes over the finished art piece.
Add a couple of purple pearls.

I hope that you liked my art piece and see you soon again!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Butterfly Garden Scrapbook Page

Hello all
Today you are going to learn how to create this mixed media scrapbook page.

Products used:

Brusho ink or watercolors
Ink Misters in green,
Water mister
Various trims
Paper doily
label maker
Woodlands 8 x 8 paper pad
Colored paper

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.

Thank you for visiting

Monday, March 13, 2017

New Stamp Release~"Sending Smiles" by Rick St Dennis MFA~Available Now

Hello Hello!

It's me, Kim, today!

I love happy news and have some to share with everyone today. Over the weekend we released our brand new, exclusive red rubber stamp set called, "Sending Smiles". It is hand drawn by Rick St. Dennis, you can see more of his art HERE.

Right now, the stamp set is available at SinCityStamps. There is a special incentive offered by Rick himself. Anyone who buys the plate at the introductory price of 14.99 +shipping, will be entered into a random drawing for a piece of mailart, drawn, signed and dated by Rick! This offer and the special 14.99USD price is only valid until March 20th, so don't delay! :)

Here we go!

Please click each photo to see it a bit larger. Warning, lots of photos ahead! Enjoy.

This is a plain white envelope 4 3/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches. I used Prismacolor Pencils, taking advantage of the vibrant color.

A little closer, this is the largest stamp on the sheet.

Silly kitty or scared kitty?

This is the back of the envelope.


Wonderful cat and mouse!

This is the entire sheet as seen in the store for purchase HERE.

The special price is valid until March 20 23:59 Pacific Time.

Have a wonderful day!