Sunday, December 25, 2016

Minty Birthday Wishes

Hi Chris here and today I am excited to share this sweet Birthday card I created for one of the many upcoming family birthdays.  I just love the color combination of the mint, pinks and gold!

 List of Supplies: : 
White Embossing Powder
Watercolor gelatos- in gold, pink and mint green.
Pearl Floral Sprig
Paper Roses
Heat embossing tool
Damp cloth or baby wipes
Scissors and adhesive

1. Stamp the Diamond background stamp onto white cardstock with Versamark ink. Sprinkle the design with the embossing powder. Shake off excess powder into its container. Use the heat gun to melt the powder until it is glossy and smooth.

2. Scribble the gelatos onto the background.

3. Blend the gelatos with a damp cloth or baby wipe. Don't you love how the diamonds pop after this step?

4. Repeat the embossing technique for the butterfly and sentiment, both from the  Dandelion Wishes set.
5. Color them and blend with the gelatos. 

6. Hand cut the butterfly and banner shape. 
7. Assemble the card by adhering the stamped diamond background to the front of your card.
8. Then add the banner as shown.

9. Finish off the card with a 2 loop bow, the floral sprig, paper rose and the stamped butterfly.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Announcing the 2017 Sin City Inspiration Team!

First of all: a special THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who auditioned! 
We were amazed to see so many talented people apply for our inspiration team!
 We loved seeing your work, visiting your blogs and learning about YOU!
 If we could, we would accept everyone who tried out, 
but alas we had limited spots open on the team.

In 2017 we are excited to show you how you can incorporate rubber stamping into a variety of mixed media designs!  Our team will be challenged to think 'out side' the box. 
This includes categories like: art journaling, scrapbooks, jewelry, fabric art, collage, mixed mediums  and more!
 We will provide inspiration for you to use in your everyday life, home, office and gift giving idea's!.

 Please help us welcome the new  (worldwide) 2017 Sin City Inspiration Team!

 Michelle Frae Cummings

is a mixed- media artist, instructor and freelance writer. 
She lives with her husband, Brian and son Dyllan in sunny California.
Michelle has painted sets for local play houses, created costumes, designed store front windows, taught at local scrapbook stores, public groups, and sells her art locally and online. Michelle’s passion is color.
Whether she is painting with it, sewing, wire wrapping or planting it in her garden, she’s content.
It’s how she expresses her dreams and inspirations.  

Chris Pozzi   
 is a avid scrapbooker, cardmaker and loves to dabble with mixed media. She is a mom to 3 active kids, Meagan who just finishing college, Sarah a sophomore in college and Alex in 8th grade.  She's passionate about adding ink and stamps to her projects! Chris loves thinking of multiple ways to use stamps and strives to create projects that inspire others. 

 Irit Shalom 
 is an Israeli designer, paper crafter, stamper and a Mixed Media artist. In her real life she is a part time working Dentist, Mom of 4 grown- ups, Grandma of 3 adorable little people and a wife of a retired high Police officer. She was back to crafting about 7 years ago when she became an empty nester and since then she is a visible part of this industry. As she was born in Ukraine and immigrated to Israel in her early teens, Russian is her mother tongue, Hebrew is a language she uses daily and English is her third language and she just hopes that you are not going to laugh from her mistakes here and there. 

 is a designer/crafter from the state of Oregon. A mother of two and grandmother as well.  She began scrapbooking her children's photos when they were young and soon progressed to cardmaking and stamping. She has studied many forms of Art both personally and academically in college. In recent years she has grown to love the use of stamps, stencils, and other mediums to create mixed media projects of many types. A very versatile designer for sure and lover of all styles from vintage to steampunk. One of her favorite quotes to live by is Creativity takes courage..Henri Matisse

 Sharon Rogers  

has been crafting for at least half her life and has dabbled in a range of crafty escapades which explains why her husband feels she is a hoarder and can’t possibly need anymore craft supplies – but you can never have too many - Right? She loves anything quirky and out of the ordinary and loves to add humour and a different “view” to her creations. She believes all stamps should be versatile and have many uses – not just the subject  they were necessarily intended for!

Katie Lamb
 is a mixed media artist and craft blogger based in Birmingham United Kingdom. She lives with her other half Anthony and three cats.Katie enjoys Sci-fi movies ,books, TV shows, Horror and always a good mystery. She enjoys creating art journals and adding lots of layers and textures.

Katie loves working with versatile products that set your imagination and creativity free.

 Shilpa Nagaonkar  
   enjoys experimenting with past and present techniques, working with various mediums, styles and sharing her vibrant creativity with others.  She loves working with stamps, stencils and can't wait to inspire others with her colorful idea's.


Karen Sessions   
 is an American currently living in London, England. She has enjoyed a lifetime of creative hobbies including: sewing, ceramics, jewellery making, calligraphy, and knitting.  She began rubber stamping as a teenager in the late 80's because drawing was never in her talent portfolio. Her current loves are scrapbooking, card making, and mixed media. Karen describes her creative style as embellished, girly, layered, and full of textures.

loves the freedom to use all kinds of media in her art work. Her style is mostly Dark Art, Vintage or Steampunk, and she is always looking for new techniques to learn. Monique enjoys coloring art and travel journals. She enjoys making tags and altering items.


Is a very talented card maker and crafter. He has been a member of other design teams and is looking forward to putting his talents and creativity to work with Sin City Stamps.

He enjoys all forms of paper crafting. When pressed, he admits that mixed media is his favorite but also loves card making, art journaling, banner making and scrapbooking. 
 Do not be surprised if you see dark and steampunk one day, then bright and whimsical the next, all using the same stamp set. Adam says it is all in the embellishments in creating the mood of each piece.
We are looking forward to seeing what new and creative uses he will have for our collection.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Inspiration Team Update

Hi Everyone, 
     Thank you ALL for your amazing applications!
 I know we said we would announce the new team today....but we are still reviewing the applications. You are all 'Super' talented! 
So please be patient with us and check back here
on the Sin City Blog
 as we will make our Inspiration Team announcement soon!

See you then!

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