Thursday, December 13, 2018

Vintage Artist Trading Coin - Video Tutorial by Susanne

Hi everyone!

I am back with a new video tutorial. I am running a big Rubber Dance Stamp giveaway at the moment over on my YouTube channel. As long as our store is closed (I am positive to reopen already in December), this is a chance to for you to get yourself some new stamps :-D. We have also retailers all over the world that are stocking our stamps, so maybe you'd like to have a look over there so far.

Here is my project for day 13 of my mixed media advent calendar. Here is a direct link to the whole playlist over on my YouTube channel: 24 Days of Christmas

My project for today is a vintage artist trading coin using the Antique Botanicals stamp set together with a label from the Vintage Ads.

Enjoy watching the video:

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Rubber Dance Stamps:
Antique Botanicals
Vintage Ads
Neocolor Crayons
Washi tape
Archival Ink
Distress Oxide Inks

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Mixed Media Projects and December Giveaway

Hi everyone!

Susanne here! If you are following me on YouTube you know that I am running a big stamp giveaway at the moment. It contains three big sets from Rubber Dance! I also offer daily mixed media video tutorial as kind of an Advent Calendar! Today I'd like to share the projects where I've used our stamps! The grafic is linking directly to the playlist:

I used our mixed media stamps on these projects to add texture to the background:

I used the cool Christmas Tree from the Four Seasons stamp set 
on this artist trading card

 Istn't this fish the coolest ever! Love him.
He comes with the Fish, Swim, Love stamp set.

 I used some of the stamps from the
A little Birdie stamp set on this artist trading card.

Our store is temporary closed, because Rubber Dance is moving to Germany.
We will reopen as soon as possible!
Check out our retailers. Our stamps are stocked all over the world:

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Altered Playing Cards - In the Woods

Hi there!

Susanne writing today and I am sure you can imagine how excited I am about Rubber Dance moving to Germany, moving into our home!!! I am so proud and happy that Bibi asked me if I'd like to take over her company! Without Rubber Dance I'd have never become such a passionate stamper! I have been designing for Bibi since 2014. It is the best team I've ever been on!
I am working very hard at the moment to get everything ready in the new web shop! I hope I am able to reopen by the end of next week! Until then have a look at our retailers page:

For today I have two altered playing cards to share with you. I used our Carved Whimsy Wood stamps set. I used watercolours for the background and oil pastels for a more mixed media look. I also have a video for you! Enjoy!

Thank you for watching today!
xx Susanne

Rubber Dance Stamps:
Carved Whimsy Wood
Old Book Page
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolours
Oil Pastels (Faber-Castell, Sennelier)

Sunday, December 02, 2018

December Challenge

Hello Rubber Dance Fans.  December is turning into an exciting month here at Rubber Dance!

If you haven't heard the momentous news you need to scroll down to the next post.  In short, Bibi is retiring and Susanne is taking over Rubber Dance which will be moving to Germany!!  Exciting times.   Susanne is hoping to get the shop up and running again as soon as possible but while we wait the fun continues with a few posts from the team here on the blog and also in the facebook group.  We also have the December Challenge on the facebook group and the Forever Challenge here on the blog, so two places to share your stamped makes using Rubber Dance stamps.  We had already planned to have a relaxing December and the team and hopefully the shop will be back again in the New Year on our usual schedule.  

Hop over to the facebook group to join the fun.  You can use the colours and/or the theme of embossing and don't forget the Rubber Dance stamps!!  Can't wait to see your makes. 

The shop is still closed, but if you want to get yourself some Rubber Dance stamps for Christmas then we do have a number of retailers around the world.  You can find the complete list on the Retailers Tab at the top of the blog.  Stay tuned for more news and inspiration from the team.  Hugz

Friday, November 30, 2018

Rubber Dance is Moving to Germany!

Dear friends and fans of Rubber Dance,

It's Bibi here (the stamp maker and owner of Rubber Dance) to share some good news and bad news. The bad news is that I have so many health issues that I am no longer able to run this stamp company, but the good news is that my very dear friend Susanne Rose in Germany is taking over!

Susanne has been with me since the very beginning of Rubber Dance, first as a monthly Guest Designer before joining the regular Design Team. She has also designed many of the Rubber Dance stamps, such as the bestseller sheet 'Textured Flowers, and the very adorable 'Playful Penguins' and 'Whale Wishes'. Susanne has been my DT & Social Media Manager for the past two years, so my stepping down and passing the torch over to Susanne won't change much, everything will continue like before - just better! Even if it has been difficult for me to come to the realisation that I can no longer run this stamp company, knowing that Susanne will take over makes it a lot easier. I know she will do a wonderful job and that Rubber Dance will be in very good hands.

Thank you everyone for being part of my life for the past years. It has been a wonderful journey and I have enjoyed the ride. One of the things I have enjoyed the most during these years has been seeing all the wonderful, amazing artwork that everyone has made with my stamps. Seeing your challenge entries, blog posts, hundreds of video tutorials, and all the articles in many stamp magazines around the world has been such fun and I have learnt so much from seeing how other people have used my stamps! I am very grateful for this and for all the wonderful and creative people I've met online, and the lovely friends I have made for life.

So, what will I do now? I do not know yet, maybe I will go back to writing and finish my three novels - you know the bestsellers you are all waiting for, ha ha, or maybe I will write music, or perhaps I'll breed pink elephants - only the lack of imagination can stop me, right? What I will do first is enjoying my "retirement" (at only 52) and spend much more time with friends and family.

Please note that the web shop will remain closed until Susanne has everything set up and ready to go. I live in Norway and I've just started shipping all the stamp moulds and other equipment to Susanne in Germany. Until she re-opens, you may order our stamps from one of our many retailers (see this page).  

Thank you.

Stay beautiful. 

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Love from Bibi

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A snowy Christmas card by Donna Gray

Hi everyone,

It's Donna here today with a very Wintery Christmas card for you all as I decided that I really must get started on making them!!

I made the background by masking off a circle for the moon on some thick card and then blending a mixture of purple and blue Distress Inks to create a snowy looking sky. I used the middle sized snowflake stamp from the Whimsical Winter set to add to the background and used the tree from Carved Whimsy Wood to frame the edges of the scene.

I tore some white paper to replicate the look of newly fallen snow and added that to the background. The ultra cute log cabin from Whimsical Winter was stamped onto a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper and coloured in with Zig Clean Colour pens as I find they blend really well together on this surface. I adhered the cabin to the background with foam pads for some extra dimension.

The finishing touches were to add a Tom Holtz metallic sentiment and some lovely glittery Stickles for the snow, smoke and frost effects.

Now I really just want to walk into that log cabin and find a roaring fire bliss :)

Hope you like it
Donna xx

Stamps Used:

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Simplicity Sunday - Card by Dot

It is Simplicity Sunday over on the Rubber Dance blog.
Today it's my turn for a little inspiration.

The stamps used are all from Dancing Star.

The background in the center panel is from some left-over scraps when playing with Distress Oxides.
We all have a little stash of left-overs don't we? They come in handy sometimes.
The background took a little working out on some scrap paper. But the swirls and background fit beautifully when you stamp twice down on one side, once across the top and once across the bottom, and then twice down the other side.
I then trimmed the card and coloured in the stars and swirls.

The words are from the same set too.
I had to add 're to the word you so that it reads correctly.

Stamps played with are from:
Dancing Star

Other Products Used:
Distress Oxides
Jane Davenport markers

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Happy Stamping!

Dot x

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Watercolour Stamping - Video Tutorial by Susanne

Hi there!

I have a Christmas card to share with you today and also a new stamping technique. I used the holly leaves from the Cozy Christmas stamp set and inked them up with watercolor brush pens.

I used a stamping tool, because I stamped every image twice. Once to create that watercolor effect and once to get the details. Check out my video to see how this works. I am looking forward to trying this technique with other stamps, too. I'm sure it will turn out really nice. Especially for greeting cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by today
xx Susanne

Due to illnes, our store is temporary closed. 
Please check out our retailers page:

Rubber Dance Stamps:
Cozy Christmas
Happy Christmas
Arteza Real Brush Pens
Gold Embossing Powder