Thursday, June 22, 2017

Make a Wish...

Hello Everyone!!
Can you believe we are nearly halfway through the year already??
Today I am sharing an inspiring journal page using a couple of stamps from a very versatile set available at the Sin City Store!!
Hope you enjoy the process of creating this page.

  • Sin City Stamp Set: Dandelion Wishes With Butterflies
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Archival Ink
  • Stencil
  • Pastel Crayons and/or watercolour crayons
  • Tools: sponge, old credit card, old lids of various sizes, bubble wrap etc.


1. We need to get some colour on the page. Choose 2 or 3 co-coordinating acrylic paint colors and add "blobs" of these randomly over the page. You can Gesso you page background if you wish - for this page I chose not to add Gesso.

2. Use your old credit card and drag the paint over the page. Make sure you cover the edges and smooth out all the paint. Remember we do not want to end up with a "muddy" look - it is more effective when you can still see the distinct colors on the page.

3. Because the paint has been smoothed out and the excess dragged off it shouldn't take too long to dry. A handy tip to use the excess paint on the credit card is to drag the paint over another page or envelope for mail art or index card and you are one step ahead for making another creation with a background all ready done!

4. Using a stencil and one of the colors you used on the background lightly sponge over the stencil with the paint. For this creation stenciling has been done in the top corner and opposite bottom corner. It is entirely up to you where to place your stencil. So many different effects can be achieved with stencils.

5. To add more marks on the page use a one of the other paint colors and use bubble wrap to add more co lour and interest to the page. It's great to be able to recycle items for adding interest to your journal pages!

6. Choose some pastel markers or water soluble crayons and add some detail to the page. For example as shown below make some corner edges/borders, outline some of the stenciling and even colour some of the stenciling.

7. Using some white acrylic paint and some old lids of various sizes print some circles over the page to add yet another layer to the page. You don't need a lot of circles just some subtle interest.

8. Finally using the same white paint and a different stencil, the one used here has a small pattern which is good for toning down the background color in the middle of the page.

Allow all the layers and paint etc. to dry completely before finally adding your chosen Sin City Stamps to finish the page!

I chose three stamps from the Dandelion Set - a sentiment, dandelion and dandelion petals.

Now the finished page - so soft and subtle:

Hope you have enjoyed my post today - this is something you can achieve in a morning - always great to complete something in a day!!!
Remember to check back here regularly for more inspiration by the fabulous Design Team - always so many inspiring creations being showcased!
And of course our Facebook Group is always packed with Sin City Creations and chit chat so pop over and visit!
See you next month!
Design Team

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Brand New Red Rubber Stamps Now Available!

Good Morning!

Today we wanted to share a closer look at the brand new stamps released by Sin City Stamps this week! There are four amazing new designs by 3 very talented artists!

Our first set is a vintage inspired set called "Correspondence" designed by Katy Leitch. We think these stamps will serve you well to make postcards and art journal pages, in addition to greeting cards.

This stamp sheet is just about 6 inches by 8 inches. The red rubber stamp sheet is un-cut and un-mounted.
  The longest pen is 5.25 inches by 1/2 inch. The pen nibs block is 4 inches wide by 1 inch tall at one end to 3 inches tall at the other end. The ink bottle is 2 inches by 1.50 inches. The text block is 2 3/4 by 3 inches.

Our next stamps are designed by Pam Bray! They are called Background Grunge and Background Roses. These stamps were created from hand made drawings by Pam. These are awesome texture builders for any mixed media project and cards in many styles.

Background Grunge is just about 6 inches by 8 inches and un-cut and un-mounted red rubber.
The largest solo rose is about 1 inch by 1.25 inches. The distressed chevron slice is 3/4 inch by 3 inches. The grungy honeycomb slice is almost 4.5 inches long and 3/4 inch wide.
The circles texture is about 4 inches by 2 inches. The grungy brick wall is about 3 3/4 inches by 2 inches. The fancy swirls is about 3 inches by 2 inches. The grungy honeycomb block is about 2.25 inches by 2.5 inches. 

Background Roses is a 4 inch by 5 inch background stamp, un-mounted.

Our last release this week is another fabulous hand drawn illustration created by Rick St Dennis. This is a spooky twist on Hear no Evil, See no Evil....called DriBonez.

The skulls are offered in two sizes on the same un-cut un-mounted sheet. The larger skull is about 2.5 inches by 2 inches. The smaller ones, 1 inch by 3/4 inches. The long bones borders are 5 inches by 3/4 inch. The corner bones are about 2.5 inches by 1 inch.

All of these stamps are available now at a special introductory price for another 10 days, 
after that they go back to full price. 

You can order these lovelies HERE

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Floral Fence Greetings

  Chris here and today I am excited to share with floral greeting I created for Sin City Stamps.

Supplies Used
Sin City Stamps Flower and Bird Sketches
Sin City Stamps Barbed Wire Chain Link Stamp Set 
Sin City Stamps Steampunk Circus
Ink - Black for flowers, Grey for fencing
Water color markers
Bird embellishment
Cardstock - white, green

Step 1

Stamp Chain Link from Sin City Stamps Barbed Wire Chain Link Stamp Set  with grey ink onto white cardstock.

Mat stamped image onto green cardstock.

Step 2
Stamps flowers from Sin City Stamps Flower and Bird Sketches onto white cardstock.
Step 3
Fussy cut flower images in groups
 Step 4
Color stamped images with watercolors as desired.

Step 5
Adhere stamped flowers onto chain link fence. Stamp greeting from Sin City Stamps Steampunk Circus and mat onto green cardstock.  Adhere to card and add bird embellishment to finish card.

Hope you are inspired to get stamping!
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Pocket Watch Card

Welcome to the Sin City Blog,

I am using stamps from two different collections to create today's masculine card. I think this card can be used for any occasion and adapted to be more feminine by changing colors and embellishments.

Sin City Stamps

Other Supplies:
  Copper embossing powder
  Black embossing powder
  Copper brads
  Copper metal corners
  Sentiment stamp
  Script background stamp

Step 1:  Stamp script background stamp on craft card stock in brown ink.

Step 2:  Emboss the Pressed Metal Look Filigree Background stamp in copper on top of the stamped image in step 1. Cut out embossed portion.

Step 3: Stamp Pocket Watch Door Knocker Style on cream card stock.

Step 4:  Cut out image.

Step 5:  Cut out layer in craft card stock to go under embossed layer.

Step 6:  Emboss sentiment in black on vellum banner.

Step 7:  Assemble pieces, layering card stock layers then adding sentiment and pocket watch.

Step 8:  Add copper brads to sentiment banner.

Share your creations with us on the Sin City Facebook Group.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

How To Create Bright and Fun Scrapbook Pages

Hello all
Today I am going to show you how  to create bright and fun layouts with Sin City Stamps!

Product list

12 x 12 white card stock
12 x 12 patterned paper
Modeling paste
Washi tape
Black ink pad
Dark Yellow ink pad

1)  Start adding colour to the background using powdered inks. Apply water before sprinkling them over the page.
2)  Use the Journaling and Hearty Doodles stamps to add a layer of texture to the background.

3) Mix some of the powdered ink with modeling paste and apply with a few stencils to the page.

4) Stamp a few rows of arrows  using the stamp from the journaling set.

5) Cut up a few strips off patterned paper and adhere to page,

6) Add a few strips of washi tape and trims.

7) Mount photo on to cardstock and trim to fit. 

8) Apply a little more modeling paste over the layers.

9) Decorate page with embellishments.

Thank you for visiting, don't forget to stop by our Fan Page for more idea's!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Circus Clown Assemblage

Hi everyone, Monique here, sharing a fun circus project made of an altoid tin.

supplies used:
Altoid Tin
Yellow and white cardstock
Acrylic paint in Yellow and Red
Red and black stamp ink
Letter beads spelling the word circus
2 wooden bobbin
Rhinestones in Red and Yellow
colored pencils
acryilc block
scalloped edge punch

 Step 1: remove the lid from the altoid tin
step 2: make a background using the stencil and red paint
step 3: gesso the tin (only outside)
Step 4 paint the bobbins red
Step 5: measure the stencilled cardstock  to fit the inside of the tin (I traced the tin on the back of the cardstock and cut it out along the inside of my marks.
Step 6: decorate the inside of the tin, and make a "stage"by folding a piece of the stencilled cardstock
Step 7: use the  scallope punch and yellow cardstock to make a border to decorate the top of the tin
Step 8: make an impression of part of the clown stamp using red ink on yellow cardstock
Step 9: cut the stamped image triangular shape and ink the edges using a red ink or paint.  Add foam board if needed to reinforce the "clown sign".
Paint the letters yellow and red like in the picture above, and decorate the bobbins with yellow stripes on the edges.
Step 9: decorate the tin, the scalloped edge and the "wheels"and "sign"using the rhinestones
Step 10: make an impression of the clown stamp using black ink
Step 11: assemble all parts like in the picture above
Step 12: color the clown and cut it out
Step 13:  adhere the Pierrot vintage Stamp  to the back of the tin using foam tape to create dimension .

Here some more pictures:

Hope you have enjoyed my post today.

As always here are some "quick links" for you:
Sin City Stamps Store
Sin City Stamps Fan Group at Facebook