Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mini-album Box by Guest Designer Lee Thompson


When I first heard about Rubber Dance back in May, I instantly fell in love with the company and I think Bibi's stamps are amazing!  I'm so exicted that she asked if I wanted to guest design for her.

I have been sitting on a project for almost a year, not quite sure where I wanted to go with it.   I had papered the box and tags and then the project stalled.  Once I was asked to guest design, I decided I wanted to use the Retro Beach stamps!  






The Retro Beach stamps are gorgeous.  The Sea Mesh background stamp is one of my favorites and I have been using it for all sorts of textures.  I used every stamp on the sheet in this project.









I stamped with Distress Ink, and then I sprayed the stamped images with water.  The water made the ink wick and I figured it was a great effect for a beachy project. This is why the stamps are a bit blurry.  



I used embossing powder on the edges and images to stand in for sand.  



I hope you have enjoyed my mini-album and box made with the Retro Beach stamps from Rubber Dance.

- Lee Thompson
My blog: http://www.violentkittie.blogspot.com



To find the stamps I have used, and many more, visit the Rubber Dance website at: www.rubberdance.com
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Meet the Design Team!


I'm proud to announce the most fabulous Design Team! 


After I put the DT Call out on the web early in May, I received an abundance of applications from talented artists from many different countries, and I am very thankful for every single one. It was not easy to pick out just a few!! 

But finally ......drumroll .....tamta-tamtara-tammm-ta ....kabashhh! 

- here they are!
http://www.rubberdance.com/designers.html


Under each bio, you'll find a link to their blogs - so hop along and enjoy the inspiring ride! :-)


Happy Dancing








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Monday, July 07, 2014

Summer Trio by Guest Designer Judi Kauffman


My friend Judi Kauffman surprised me with a trio of summery cards that use Rubber Dance stamps from the “Retro Beach” sheet.  



Judi used Tsukineko Timber Brown StazOn ink to stamp the shells on White Iris Shimmer Sheetz. Using the same ink, she stamped the mesh, image with mother and child, and Anne Morrow Lindberg quote on Worldwin Paper’s ColorMates Smooth & Silky 90# White cardstock. 






The two dotted backgrounds are Yellow and Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz embossed with Lots of Dots Folder (Shimmer Sheetz and folder from Elizabeth Craft Designs), lightly sanded to bring out the white core of the Shimmer Sheetz and tone down a bit of the sparkle.










Cardstock pieces and the shipping tag were sponged with Ranger Adirondacks Brights in Sailboat Blue and/or Sunshine Yellow. She used Prismacolor pencils to color the water and sky on the card with mesh background. All three Kraft Brown card bases measure 5” x 7”. The little yellow bubbles are die-cut from Yellow Velvet Adhesive sheets (also from Elizabet Craft Design).



All the rubber stamps used on these cards are from the sheet BM1-L Retro Beach,
and they are also available as individual stamps: rubberdance.com/beach.html


Shimmer Sheetz, Lots of Dots Embossing folder, Velvet Adhesive sheets from Elizabeth Craft Design: www.ecraftdesigns.com



Thank you, Judi! It's always such a thrill to see how other people use my stamps! I love the cards and I think the dotted Shimmer Sheetz look really cool. (I don't have a dotted embossing folder - gasp! I need dots!)



XOX,
Bibi from Rubber Dance

To find the stamps used in this article, and many more, visit the Rubber Dance website: www.rubberdance.com
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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Stampbooking, Part 1


Did you say stampbooking???

Stampbooking is pretty much the same as scrapbooking, except that we use rubber stamps instead of photos.

Here's a stampbook page I made using the retro style beach stamps from Rubber Dance. I guess I could frame this one and put up on the wall in my beach house, you know - the one with a view over the ocean and a private beach? (In my dreams ....) Until I get my dream beach house, I'll look at this one and keep dreaming ... :-)


I started with a tuquoise 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 inches) cardstock that I sprayed some ink on here and there.
The egdes were curled and wrinkled while wet. All the stamps are from this page, except the vintage script one (lower right corner), which you can find here. I stamped everything using brown and turquoise Distress inks.


I wish you a lovely summer!




Thank you for stamping by :-)

XOX,
Bibi from Rubber Dance

To find the stamps used in this article, and many more, visit the Rubber Dance website: www.rubberdance.com
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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Summer Love by Guest Designer Olga Kovalchuck


Hello Rubber Dance fans! Olga here, and I'm very happy and very exited to be a guest designer! :-)

I hope you all have a wonderful sunny day and I want to share with you my new project, that I made using amazingly beautiful Rubber Dance stamps. We had a very strong rains here for a long period and I was inspired by this weather and nature. Now you can see the result of my work. I made a summer card "LOVE" and a very sweet vellum envelope for this card. I hope you will like it and it will inspire you for your new creations! :-)




I made very beautiful leaves using acrylic paints and of course amazing leaves stamps from Rubber Dance. The word love I stamped using Stazon and then cut it from the paper and add to this word a little of green paint. The leaves that you can see on my card I stamped on office paper and the leaves that I put on my vellum envelope I stamped and cut from vellum.





I really enjoyed creating this project! Please head over to my blog for more photos and close-ups:
http://by-cataleya.blogspot.ru


Love from Olga


To find the stamps used in this article, and many more, visit the Rubber Dance website: www.rubberdance.com
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