Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August Challenge Reminder & Exciting News!

Hi my dear stamping friends!

We are back today with a reminder for our current challenge! There are more than two weeks left to join the fun and you get a chance to win a 12€ voucher to the Rubber Dance web shop!

These are our themes this time:

Of course you can choose, whether you want to go with the colours or the theme. If you want to, you can also combine both.

Here are some inspirational makes we've created
using stamps from Rubber Dance, of course:


created a vase from our brand new Purr-Fect stamp set and
used it together with the Crazy Flowers #2 and the Playful Penguins


Stamped this adorable greeting card using
Mama Owl, Twiggy Leaves & Friends Fur-ever


created this stunning mixed media card
with our Handsome Hedgehog 


stamped this beautiful greeting card
using the tree from the Carved Whimsy Wood stamps and Four Seasons

created an amazing mixed media postcard

We are looking forward to your entries!

Join our challenge here!

Let's talk about the exciting news now!!!
 From September on we will run our monthly challenge over in our brand new Facebook Fan Group.

The Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge

 Not only will there be the challenge but we will continuously inspire you with creative projects! There will be giveaways and you'll be the first to know about new releases or special offers!
We also want you to share all your creations with our stamps over there! This group will be an inspiring and friendly place for stampers, cardmakers and mixed media artists.  If you don't have any of our stamps don't worry, there will be chances for everyone to join the fun and maybe you will win yourself some of Rubber Dance's gorgeous stamps.

Everybody is welcome! 

Join us here:
Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge 

We will draw a random winner as soon as we reach 100 members who will win a fabulous grabbag of Rubber Dance Stamps!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Art Journaling with Gelatos & Distress Crayons - Video by Susanne

Hi there!

Susanne here today! I have an art journaling video for you today with the Rubber Dance Butterfly Trio. I used my Gelatos and some Distress Crayons on this page.

I used stamps from "Weed Love" and "Pick a Number" and also the "Grungy Swirls" to create interest on the background. Enjoy watching the video:

Here are some close-ups:

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you like my page!
Have a wonderful day, xx Susanne.

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Acrylic Paints
ColourCraft Brusho Sprays
Stamping Ink
Distress Crayons
uniPOSCA marker

Sunday, August 12, 2018

A Simple Fishy Tag by Sue

Good afternoon and happy Sunday. I'm really happy to be sharing my Simplicity Sunday tag with you today. 

These Fish Diet stamps that Melina designed just make me laugh, I love them!
The tag was cut from a sheet of watercolour card that had been sprayed with inks. It wasn't what I wanted at the time, but it was perfect for this project as it had a 'filled in' piece that I used for the tag, and the less intense bits around the edges were used to stamp the fish on. It didn't matter if I couldn't get a full fish 'cos they were chopped up anyway. A little bit of cutting and sticking,  some beaded texture paste for the bubbles, a few googly eyes (sorry ;-)) and we're all done.

All of the stamps can be found over at the store,
Have a lovely Sunday, and thanks very much for looking x

Friday, August 10, 2018

CASual Friday - Pearfect card with watercolours

Hello everyone!

It´s Melina here today with a CAS card to share.
Hope you are all fine and not too hot this warm summer!
We have had the most dry and hot summer here in Sweden for 160 years 
I think they said on the radio...

Back to the card, and here´s what I did:
I stamped the small pear and masked it off before stamping the bigger pear 
from The Pearfect Pear stamp set. I also stamped the word 
hello from the Just a Note stamp set. 
When completely dry I coloured the card with Prima watercolours.
As a final touch I drew a thin, black line to frame it.

I really love these pears and have another idea how to use them, but that 
will have to wait to another blog post :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

Rubber Dance stamps used:

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Technique Thursday - Make Your Own Patterned Tape with Gail

Hello.  Gail here today with an oldie but goodie technique.  Actually, one of my teamies said she had never tried this so I thought it might be a fun idea to re-explore.  I had forgotten how fun it is to grab some tape, some paint, some inks and stamps and make something unique and special.  Making your own tape also means you can colour and theme match to your project.  

Here's one of the two cards I have made so far using my hand made tape 
and the gorgeous Giraffe stamp.  

I started by sticking some tape to the back of my cutting mat.  From the top, 1 and 2 are blue painters tape and 3, 4, 5 and 6 are masking tape.  Then basically you colour your tape and stamp away with different colours and stamps until you are happy with the result.  Rubber Dance stamp sets contain so many small detailed stamps you are sure to find the perfect ones to fit your projects, or use part of a large stamp to add interesting patterns.  Details of what I did are below.  Alternatively, just skip to the pretty cards further down....

I used a variety of mediums to roughly colour the tape.  I like PaperArtsy Fresco finish paint for this cos it has a chalk finish which gives a nice 'tooth' for stamping on.  I also decided to try distress oxide ink, cos it also has a chalk finish.  So from the top, 1 Limelight fresco, 2 Rose fresco, 3 Inky Pool fresco, 4 Lilac fresco, 5 red acrylic, 6 Salty Ocean distress oxide.

On 2 I stamped the sentiment using the hello from Giraffe and the baby from Winter Wonderland and black archival ink.  Then I used gold acrylic and the small three circles stamp from Textured Flowers on 2 and 5.  On 6 I used the Giraffe stamp with black archival ink to add some 'giraffe' pattern. 

I used Salty Ocean distress oxide and the small stars from the Textured Flowers set on 2 and 4.  I also used the 'sand' stamp from Retro Beach (it's looks like a long shadow above the words 'sand between my toes' on the picture of the stamp set) with white ink on 4 to give that lovely wavy pattern.  On 3 I used two starfish with the net behind (also from the Retro Beach set) and stamped with both Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed distress oxide.  Then I used the 'sand' stamp with black archival.

For this card I used two strips of the giraffe print tape (6) and then added the pink tape (2) on top.  I actually mounted the pink tape on a card scrap and then popped it up on some foam tape.  You can see how I applied the rose paint roughly to the painters tape so some of the dark blue shows through.   The gold circles and Salty Ocean DOx stars show up nicely.  Bonus technique here to get my baby giraffe........

Did you know craft foam shrinks when heated??  I stamped Giraffe on yellow craft foam and fussy cut.  Then I added some Spiced Marmalade distress ink and heated them up.  I shrank mummy giraffe just a touch and shrank baby giraffe about as far as he would go.  As with shrink plastic the ink colours intensify when the piece is shrunked.  Unlike shrink plastic you can choose how much you want to shrink it, it stays flexible and doesn't stiick to itself.  What a cute mini me it is.......

Bonus card.......

I smeared Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed DOx on a blue card base.

I used the starfish tape (3) to make a border.  I stamped some small bubbles from Playful Penguins with white ink and rearranged two sentiments from the same set to get my greeting.  Then I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the whale to finish my scene.

Phhew, mega long post.  If you made it to the end well done you, and if you just went with the pictures then that works too.  I hope you feel like making your own tape.  It's much more fun than reading about it.  I think I'll finish a few more of these strips and I am sure they will be making an appearance in future projects. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget there are newly released stamps in the shop and free shipping on them until Saturday.   Details HERE

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

New Stamps - Inspiration Samples

Did you see our stamp release a few days ago? If you missed it, you can see a lot of lovely samples in this postToday we're back with a more inspiration makes, and I think you're going to love them! 
(The new stamps are in our web shop on this page).

13 x 9 cm, real red rubber stamps. Example: Cats, Flamingo and Dogs stand 9 cm tall
 - a good size for greeting cards as well as art journals!

And don't forget our release offer - we'll pay for the shipping on these stamp sets until 11th of August!

Debs has had fun with stamps from Tropical Summer.

- She turned the flamingo into swans! What a brill idea!!

On the card below, she hung up the tropical fish.... are they turning into stockfish, perhaps? 
(No fish were harmed in the making of this card). 
Look at that lovely vine of flowers, and how Debs used the sun stamp for edge decoration. 

Don't worry, the fish are happily swimming in the sea ...
Debs made this underwater art journal spread:

Susanne also made an art journal page,
using one of the dogs from Friends Fur-ever:

Donna made this adorable cat card,
using stamps from Purr-fect!

Release Special:

Rubber Dance will pay for the shipping of these new stamps until 11th of August! 
No coupon code necessary when you order from our web shop

Deeply etched, un-mounted, red rubber.  No cling cushion necessary! 
Our rubber stamps cling to clean acrylic blocks and stamp boards, due to our clever invention of natural sticky-backs last summer. Our customers love that!  Just cut the stamps apart with a pair of scissors and they're ready to go. Easy, no-hassle, inexpensive.

Thanks for stamping by!

Big Hugs,
the Crew at Rubber Dance

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Come Fly With Me- art journal page for Tutorial Tuesday with Asia

Welcome back!
Happy to see you on Rubber Dance blog and hopefully you'd like what I've prepared for you today:) It's an easy page, but this is also my favourite type of art journaling. It does not always have to be complicated to look good;) 
I decided to make a short video of the whole process for you  to watch step-by-step how I created this page. It was a last, undone page in my art journal and well, it was pink as it was an inside cover. To get rid of this pink colour I decided to do a small trick and glued a piece of scrapbooking paper on it. The paper is very subtle in its design and the colours were perfectly matching what I had in mind. I love brown, vintage looking pages and I had the stamps to just match it perfectly!
I used 3 beautiful sets of stamps from Rubber Dance- I love working with them and I come back to them once in a while:) The sets are: Stitch & Frame, Round in Circles and Flying Ink Bottle. 

So I did some stamping, some masking and some embossing with the stamps. Then I added splatter of colours,  some fussy cutting, added  small embellishments  and the project is done.

Enjoy the video:

Here are my supplies:

And some close-ups:

Rubber Dance stamps  used:

Don't forget to visit Rubber Dance shop:

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!