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Steampunked Christmas Tag

Days are going by so fast and Christmas is right around the corner, so there’s only a few more days left to make beautiful Christmas projects. Today I want to share a tag that I created for Sin City Stamps. To make it I used a very nice stamp set from Sin City Stamps called Steampunk’d Christmas. I honestly love how this tag turned out. I wish the photo made it justice!

To make my tag I followed these steps:

1. Stamp and heat emboss in gold the largest gear stamp on a beige cardstock tag. I stamped it twice.
2. Stamp and heat emboss in gold a post stamp on the tag too.
3. Apply Crafter’s Ink in Aquamarine and Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to the tag using a sponge applicator.
4. Die cut three poinsettias in white and sponge with ink to match the tag’s background.
5. Embellish the poinsettias with aquamarine pearl stickers.

6. Stamp the Christmas word sentiment to a piece of beige cardstock and cut a banner.
7. Apply inks to the banner to match the rest of the design.
8. Double mount the sentiment banner to the bottom of the tag using foam adhesive.
9. As a final touch, add jute twine around the poinsettia bouquet and a piece of gold ribbon to the tag eyelet. I roughly sponged aquamarine ink the the gold ribbon to give it a vintage look.


I want to dedicate this tag to my sister who is celebrating her birthday today! We wish you a wonderful year sister. Enjoy your day!

I hope you like my tag and tutorial! Remember that Sin City Stamps also has an inspiration blog where all the designers share their ideas and creativity. Make sure you stop by to check out their Christmas projects too!

Thank you for stopping by!

I’d like to submit my card to:
Christmas with Non-traditional colors – MilkCoffee Challenge

Christmas / Holiday Season – The Crafter’s Cafe
Anything Christmas but a Card – Crafting for all Seasons
Mono Christmas – Crafty Ribbons Challenge
Frilly Christmas – Mod Squad Challenge

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Butterfly Canvases with Cottonwood Arts

This month Sin City Stamps partnered with Cottonwood Arts. I love CA’s canvases and I’ve enjoyed making projects with them during the last months. Let’s take a look at a set of butterfly canvases I presented separately, but that were designed to go together as a set.

I used a stamp set called Love of Butterflies on both projects. It’s a plate of rubber you can find on Sin City Stamps store!

There are step by step tutorials available for both canvases. Visit my snapguide page or Sin City Stamps blog to check them out!

Hope you are inspired to get some Cottonwood Arts canvases or journals to try out some mixed media projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Thank You Canvas

This month Sin City Stamps is partnering with Cottonwood Arts. Cottonwood Arts offers a variety of art products: canvas notebooks, sketchbooks, cold press blocks and more.

Today I want to share with you a mixed media project I made with a 6 1/2″ x 4″ Cottonwood canvas. This canvas is really great quality… It can hold many layers of products, which makes it perfect for mixed media.

Main Supplies
Sin City Stamps Rosette Hearts stamp set
Sin City Stamps Chickenwire with Butterflies chipboard sheet
Cottonwood Arts 6 1/2″ x 4″ canvas
Other
Pan Pastels

Crafter’s Inks
Sponge applicator
Die cuts
Gold acrylic paint
Tacky glue
Homemade gesso
Textured cardstock in white and beige
Gold embossing powder

I have a complete step by step tutorial on how to make this colorful canvas. Click here and start the guide to check it out!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Shabby Chic Canvas

Hello and welcome to a new post for Sin City Stamps! This month Sin City Stamps has partnered with Gelli Arts! What a great combination of products! I’ve had a great time creating personalized backgrounds with Gelli Arts’ Gel Plate, and adding details with SCS stamps. It’s almost therapeutic the way the projects come together, and how we have no precise control of the resulting background using the Gel Plate (a truly spontaneous artistic process).

Today I want to show you a 6″x 6″ pink, gold, and silver canvas I made.

Main Supplies
Sin City Stamps:
Butterfly Mask
Chicken Wire with Butterflies Mask
Love of Butterflies Plate of Rubber
Gelli Arts 5″x 7″ Gel Plate
Cotton Wood Arts 6″x 6″ canvas (to be released)
Other
Crackle Embossing Paste
Palette knife
Brush
Baby wipes
Paints: Poster paint in pink and metallic acrylic paints in gold and silver
Embellishments: 2″ lace, 3/8″ gross grain ribbon, gold vintage buttons, Fused string pearl beads, pearls, crystals
Adhesives: Uhu all purpose adhesive, Bazic two sided tape

The background was created with Gelli Arts Gel Plate. I also stenciled with crackle paint, which adds to the shabby chic design. I layered many butterflies that I stamped, heat embossed and fuzzy cut to create a 3D effect.

Tutorial
Come check a step by step tutorial I prepared for you! Click here and start the guide to learn how I made this canvas.

I hope you like my project and tutorial! For more about the products used, click on the links added to the supply list. If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I’d like to submit my project to:
October Challenge – Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle

(used Gold Detail embossing powder)
Challenge #48 – Add a Little Dazzle

Halloween or Not – Rhedd’s Creative Spirit 
October Challenge – The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge
Layer It – Craft Hoarders Anonymous
Think Pink Blog Hop – Die-Versions Blog 
Newsprint / Wording / Sentiment / Quotation – The Sailing Pineapple (see butterflies)

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One Layer Printing & Stamping with Gelli Plates

Today I’m excited to share a project I made for Sin City Stamps in partnership with Gelli Arts, the makers of Gel Printing Plates. I created a stamped image with an amazing background, all in one layer!

Many possibly know already what a Gelli Plate is, but in case you are not familiar with it I’ll give you a brief intro. A Gel Printing Plate looks and feels like gelatin, but is durable, reusable and stores at room temperature. It’s easy to clean and always ready for printing. Monoprinting on a Gelli plate is simple and fun. You can use it with acrylic or poster paints, and you may combine it with stencils, and masks. You can also create textures and patterns using a wide range of simple materials or tools. Once you press down your cardstock to the plate, you’ll get a great background, which will result different every single time. Warning: It may be addictive!

Supplies
Alice 2 Art Rubber Stamps – Sin City Stamps
5in x 7in Gelli™ Printing Plate – Gelli Arts
Memento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black
Miscelaneous
Paints: acrylic paint in metallic silver, poster paints in blue and yellow
Cardstocks: white linen cardstock, blue and green leather textured cardstock
Embellishments: 1/4″ red satin ribbon, Vynil silver gem
Mounting foam tape

Tutorial
I have a step by step photo tutorial for you at Sin City Stamps’ blog. To view it, please click here and start the guide at the end of my post.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my fun Alice in Wonderland card and it’s tutorial! I truly recommend you try out the Gelli Plates, they are very versatile and easy to use.

If you would like to check out this cute art rubber stamp I used, click on the link added to the supply list or click here to be directed to Sin City Stamps store!

Thanks so much for stopping by.


This card is participating in:
Color Inspiration – Incy Wincy Designs

Make your Own Background Paper – Just Inspirational Monthly Challenge

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PanPastel Florals – Sin City Stamps

It’s time to show you my last project for this month’s collaboration between Sin City Stamps and PanPastel. What an amazing collaboration should I say! In this opportunity I made a card featuring a technique I really enjoy, colored dry embossing. I have a detailed step by step photo tutorial for you.

//www.hangatag.com/js/a.js Main Supplies
Sin City Stamps – Love of Butterflies (sc4) plate of rubber
PanPastel – Violet, Violet Tint and Permanent Green
Other
Blender marker
Embossing Folder
Papers – Beige leather textured cardstock, lilac metallic cardstock
Adhesives – Mounting tape, two sided tape and Uhu all purpose adhesive
Lilac gross grain ribbon

TUTORIAL
I have a step by step tutorial for you. To see how I created made my card, please click here and start the guide added below my post.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and tutorial! I also hope you feel encouraged try this technique out with PanPastels. Remember all the supplies are listed above, and I have also tagged the card’s photo with links to a PanPastel retailer, so you can check them out there!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

This card is participating in:
Anything Goes – SSS Wednesday

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Lilac Canvas – Pan Pastel & Sin City Stamps

This month Sin City Stamps has partnered with PanPastel, and I am very excited! My teammates have been presenting such creative projects on the Sin City Stamps’ blog showcasing products from both companies, and they’ve done an amazing job.

PanPastel is such a forgiving medium, it blends so well, it can be corrected with a simple eraser, and it has such rich color, it’s is a delight to work with them!

For my project I used PanPastel in Lilac and Lilac Tint together with Sin City Stamps chipboard pieces and rubber stamps. I made a canvas, embellished with handmade flowers and many other elements.

Supplies
Sin City Stamps: Love of Butterflies rubber plate, Chicken Wire with Butterflies Mask, Chicken Wire w/Butterflies Chipboard Sheet, Chicken wire with Butterflies Chipboard Book,
PanPastel: Violet, Violet Tint
Cottonwood Arts: Cottonwood Arts Thin 6″x 6″Canvas (to be released), Angled Cut Art Sponge – Sofft Tools
DreamWeaver Pearlescent Embossing Paste
Add a Little Dazzle metal sheet
Miscelaneous: Ribbon, lace, glitter, acrylic paint, vellum, cardstock, various adhesives, pearls and crystals

TUTORIAL
I have a step by step tutorial for you. To see how I created my canvas, please click here and start the guide added below my post.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my canvas and that you stop by Sin City Stamps’ blog to check my tutorial. If you’d like to see the details of the supplies I used click on the links listed above to be directed to the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

I’d like to submit this project to:
September Challege – Rhedd’s Creative Spirit 
September Challenge – Altered Eclectics
Springtime – Emerald Faeries
Monochromatic – Digi Choosday
Something Old, Something New – Craft-Room
(Old: pearls / New: Canvas)
Butterflies – City Crafter
Glitter or Sparkle – Loves Rubber Stamps
Anything Goes – Paper Nest Dolls
Shades of One – The Crafting Cafe
Make your own Background – SSS Wednesday
Anything Goes – Scrapbook Blessings Club  
Frame It – PanPastel UK Challenge
Anything Mixed Media – The Mirror Crack’d 

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Vintage Double Fold Halloween Card

Hello everyone! Welcome to my final post for this month’s amazing partnership between Sin City Stamps and Altered Pages. We have certainly had so much fun creating our projects, and I hope we’ve inspired you with everything we’ve shared too!

Today I have a vintage, double fold Halloween card, using sweet Halloween images from Altered Pages, and chipboard elements from Sin City Stamps.


Main Supplies
Sin City Stamps Alice in Wonderland Chipboard Book 
Sin City Stamps Chicken wire with Butterflies sheet Chipboard
Sin City Stamps  Love of Butterflies Plate of Rubber
Altered Pages Vintage Halloween Collage
Altered Pages Antique Halloween Collage
Altered Pages Halloween 1950s Collage
Altered Pages Bright Green Cardstock 8.5 x 11
Altered Pages Bright Orange Cardstock 8.5 x 11
Altered Pages NIJI Oil pastels
Altered Pages SKULL Ribbons
Other
White linen, light brown Leather textured, and beige Feuille carstocks
Light brown burlap ribbon
Copper and Clear embossing powders
Distress Inks in: Old Paper, Vintage Photo and embossing
Color Box white pigment ink
Patterned papers from my stash
Small wood clothespin
Vintage gold button
Various adhesives

As you can see, every side of the card was matted and embellished, except for one, which was left that way in order to write a message to the recipient.

TUTORIAL
To learn how to make this card click here, Start the Guide linked below and follow each step.

If you have any questions about this project, don’t hesistate to contact me through a comment.

I do hope you enjoyed seeing my card. If you’d like to make a card like this, and would like to purchase the products I used, click on the linked supples listed above.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Until next time!

This card is participating in:
Halloween – Amusing Challenge
Sketch – Stamplorations

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Vintage Fairy Album

Hello! Welcome to my very first post for Sin City Stamps. Today I’ll be sharing a vintage/shabby chic fairy album I made using products from Sin City Stamps and from our blog partner for the month of August, Altered Pages. I will guide you through each step of the process through a photo tutorial.
 

Everything on this album was made from scratch, from the handmade flowers to the inside pages… To make it, I used the following materials:  

Main supplies
Sin City Stamps Chicken wire w/ Butterflies Chipboard Book
Sin City Stamps Love of Butterflies Plate of Rubber
Sin City Stamps Chicken Wire with Butterflies Mask
Altered Pages’ Fragile Fairies collage
Altered Pages’ Fairy Wings Collage
Altered Pages’ Alphabet F Collage
Altered Pages’ Library Card  
Others
Poster paint
Acrylic paint
Inka-Gold
Distress Inks
Pigment ink
Leather textured and metallic cardstocks
Spellbinders dies
Pearl stickers
Pearl stamens
Vintage button
Adhesives
Ribbon


TUTORIAL
To see how I created my album, please click here and start the guide added below my post.

I hope you enjoyed my project and tutorial. To purchase the products I used to create this album, please click on the corresponding link on the list of supplies. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Thanks so much for your visit.

This project is participating in:
Anything Goes – Altered Eclectics
August Challenge – Rhedd’s Creative Spirit
Mixed Media – TokBobok
3D Flowers – My Craft Spot

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NEW Design Team!

I’m so delighted to announce that I have been invited to be part of Sin City Stamps design team. I’ll be joining Donna (owner), Terri Sproul (head designer) and a group of talented artists in a new creative journey. 
Sin City Stamps designs, presses and packages deep etched art rubber stamps. Their stamps are beautifully designed in vintage style. They also carry stencils, chipboard elements, die cuts and much more.
 
It is very exciting and I can’t wait to start sharing with you my projects using the amazing products that Sin City Stamps has to offer! So stay tuned to my blog and Sin City Stamps’ blog to see what my teammates and I create starting on August!
Thanks for stopping by!