Sunday, January 5, 2014

Rockin' the Creativity
I have been anxiously waiting for today to arrive.  I've been busy working on a project using items from Sin City Stamps.   Well, one project actually turned into 4 because I was having so much fun using the great products from there.  Now I finally get to share them with you! 
 My first project I have created as a tutorial so you can see how much fun you can have with the stencils from Sin City Stamps.  By using different creative products such as Modeling Cream and the great stencils you can create a 3-d look that is perfect for cards, scrapbook pages and even art for your living room or craft room such as I have done here. 
 I love the bird stencil from Sin City Stamps because it reminds me of a peacock and I think they are gorgeous birds.  I chose to use it to create a piece of framed art that I could sit on my craft desk to enjoy.  I began by cutting a piece of 4" x 6" black card stock and laying it on my craft mat.  Then, I laid the stencil on top of it choosing to have the bird looking to the right so it would look out into my craft area and not just at the wall.  I ended up using painter's tape to hold the stencil down because I forgot to purchase a can of spray adhesive during my last trip to my local craft store.  I made a frame around the stencils so that it would stay secure and also protect the edges of my card stock from any modeling cream that I may get above the stencil's edge. 

 I recently read an article about modeling cream and was really wanting to try it. Luckily,  I was able to find this beautiful gold color from one of the craft stores and thought it would make a gorgeous peacock. I used a pallet knife to add the modeling cream over the openings in the stencil being careful not to catch the edges of the stencil with the knife so it wouldn't get under it and then I gently lifted the stencil straight up and off after removing the tape around the edges.  At this point, I cleaned off my stencil and palette knife with soap and water while the image dried. 
I used a green metallic gelato on one of the Rosette Hearts Ornaments stamps and then lightly sprayed it with a misting bottle. I wiped off the stamp block so that it was wet when I did the stamping and then stamped it onto the corners of the card stock and allowed them to dry.  
 Since I used a 4" x 6" piece of card stock and was placing it inside a 5" x 7" frame, I cut a piece of patterned paper that matched the color of the stamped images and placed it behind the card stock before placing it in the frame.

See how easy it is to have some fun and create your own framed art?  In just a few simple steps and some of the fabulous items from Sin City Stamps you can have a piece like this in no time, too! 

I didn't stop there, though.  I created 3 more projects to share with you.....

 Sin City Stamps, also, carries fantastic chipboard pieces.  For this card, I used one of the hummingbirds from the Bird Trio Chipboard Pieces and rubbed blue, green and white gelatos onto it using my finger to color the hummingbird.  It adds a 3-d look to the card which I loved. 

This trifold card was created using the Christmas 2013 stamps that I designed for Sin City Stamps.  Even though I'm partial to this set of stamps, I love all of the stamps that Sin City Stamps carries.  They are created of a deep etched rubber that guarantees you to get the perfect stamped image every time.  
This rosette ornament was also created using one of the stamps from my Christmas 2013 stamps set.  Instead of inking the stamp on this, I stamped it using an embossing pad and then used embossing powder from Art Glitter.  I colored the image using a few of the Tombow markers to make it pop.   
Are you as excited as I am about all of the fabulous products from Sin City Stamps?  I sure hope so.  Want to be inspired some more?  Head over to the Sin City Stamps Blog for more awesome projects.  Then, head over to the Sin City Stamps website to find the things to start your next creation!