Friday, August 29, 2014

Stamping with Weeds!

Hello dear readers and Rubber Dance fans! I hope you all enjoy the summer. Today here with you Olga Kovalchuk and I will try to inspire you. Are you ready to create new summer cards? Let's do it together with amazing Rubber Dance stamps! I made very sunny summer card "Smile of the summer" and of course I hope that you will like it.


I used the very cool smile word stamp from Think Again set of stamps and the very beautiful nature stamps from the Weed Love set. 





I just stamped with acryl paints and had a lot of fun. I stamp on the paper and then cut it out. Very quickly and very lovely for me to use the stamps in such way. 






All stamps are from Rubber Dance and you can find them here:
Smile stamp from Think Again: http://rubberdance.com/sentiments.html
Flower stamps from Weed Love: http://www.rubberdance.com/nature.html


I hope that you will find some inspiration and I wish you a beautiful day!!!
Love from Olga on the Design Team


To find the stamps used for this project, and many more, visit the Rubber Dance website at www.rubberdance.com. You can meet us on Facebook come on over and say hi!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Decorated Canvas by Steph Ackerman


Hi everyone, Steph here with my first blog post as a DT member for Rubber Dance.  I love these red rubber stamps.  They are very detailed and stamp beautifully each and every time I use them.

Today I want to share a mini canvas I created with Rubber Dance stamps.



I started by first inking the canvas with 3 colors of Clearsnap chalk ink - blue for the sky, cream for the center and tan for the ground:



Next, I used the Sea Mesh stamp, inking it first with Candied Yam Chalk Ink and stamping the canvas.  I then inked the stamp again with Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink and stamped over the first image:



The Retro Beach sentiment was stamped on a scrap of paper and the Sea Mesh stamp was stamped lightly on top of the sentiment, both with Blush Rose Chalk.  I then tore it, inked it and added it to the canvas with foam adhesives for dimension:


Finally, I stamped the Retro Beach sea shells in black ink across the bottom of the canvas.

All the stamps used for this project are from the set called BM1-L: Retro Beach, and can be found on this page: http://rubberdance.com/beach.html

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph
My blog: http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com


To find the stamps used for this project, and many more, visit the Rubber Dance website at www.rubberdance.com. You can meet us on Facebook come on over and say hi!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Life is a Whole Box of Crayons: ATB by Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my very first post made for Rubber Dance Stamp
Company.
For those who are not familiar with the name ATB is a name for Artistic Trading Block. This is a very similar to ATC item, but made in 3d cube shape.
I used Sizzix die cut to make this cube and then covered all surfaces with heavy stamped cardstock.
I picked the images and my color according to the sentiment I wanted to use: Life is about using the whole box of crayons" and rainbow coloring technique was just a Must for this project.
So here is a small tutorial I made for this post and I hope you like this technique as much as I do.


Step 1:
1. Make a strip from 31*7.5 cm white cardstock and divide it to 4 *7.5 squares. Don’t cut it into the squares, this will be done later. Using clear embossing ink and Rubber Dance Lace background stamp impress the image over the lower third of the cardstock strip. Add white embossing powder and heat emboss the stamped piece.



 Step 2. Stamp the images you picked over the strip with clear embossing ink and black embossing powder. Don’t' afraid to overlap the white heat embossed strip.


 Step 3. Pick 3 primary Staz-On inks (Blazing red, Azure and Mustard work perfectly for this technique, but you can use other companies' permanent primary inks too). As we all know those three colors make the whole rainbow range when we mix them from red to yellow and to blue. So start inking your heat embossed images from red- but not from the edge as we want the coloring to be continues and this is a place for color blue to make the purple. Cover the whole strip with those 3 inks and blend them with wet baby wipe all over. Let it dry. Make another 7.5*7.5 cm square for the top of the cube- I used the Lace background only with black heat embossing and the same 3 inks coloring.



 Step 4. Stamp the sentiment over the white cardstock, ink it to the same colors. Arrange 7 crayons with twine into a bundle and glue them over the top of the cube. Glue the sentiment. (I know mine are not the cheap ones over the cube, but I didn't find anything else at home. Buy the kids kind of crayons, the cheap ones if you want them to stay over the cube as a permanent embellishment).



Step5: Cut the inked stamped strip into 4 squares and adhere it over the cube. Enjoy your artistic creation!
Photo 5,6,7,8,9 and a final one here







And the final project:



Supply list
Rubber Dance stamps
 Lace background
Something wonderful
Collage elements 1
Collage elements 2

Other products:
Die- Sizzix
Inks: Distress inks- Ranger, Clear embossing ink, Staz- Ons- Tsukineko
Embossing powders: WOW! Embossing Powders
Crayons, twine





Thursday, August 21, 2014

Recap Thursday - Pretties by our DT


Here's a few of the projects that our Fabulous Design Team has made this past week.
To see more, check out our blog archive on the right ----- >


By Gabriele: http://artatag.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/back-with-new-intentions


By Katy: http://postcardsfromtheattic.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/lets-rubber-dance.html


By Steph: http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.no/2014/08/believe-in-yourself.html


By Irit: http://iritshalom.blogspot.co.il/2014/08/free-as-bird-with-rubber-dance.html

Same stamp as above, very different look:

By Majo: http://majos-art.blogspot.de/2014/08/i-have-been-playing-with-my-rubber.html


Outside and inside of the card
By Helen: http://acraftproject.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/rubber-dance-design-team-tutorial-spice.html



And finally a new bookmark by me, not shown anywhere before:


Thanks for stamping by!

XOX,
Bibi


All the stamps used on these pretties are from Rubber Dance
www.rubberdance.com

Monday, August 18, 2014

Vintage Fabric Card by Olga Kovalchuk


Hello dear readers and Rubber Dance fans! I hope you all enjoy your summer. Olga here today and I will try to inspire you for your new creations. For this card I stitched a lovely fabric onto the cardstock, and the main focus is the very beautiful bird stamp.


I didn't color stamping bird, just wanted to make it black and white. I was trying to make this card a little vintage. I hope you like it.



The stamp used for this card is called B3-1D: Flycatcher, and can be found on this page:
http://rubberdance.com/animals.html  It's available as a single stamp and also with other birds on the set B3-M: A Lillte Birdie (found farther down on the same page).


Wish you a wonderful weekend!

Olga
My blog: http://by-cataleya.blogspot.ru


To read about Olga and the rest of the DT, check this page: www.rubberdance.com/designers.html

To find the stamps used for this project, and many more, visit the Rubber Dance website at www.rubberdance.com.
You can meet us on 
Facebook come on over and say hi!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Just Chillin' - Design Team Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

Helen from the DT here with a fun card tutorial. I have been using the Hot, Hot, Hot stamp sheet this week and here is the second of my shares!  I love how this fun card has turned out.  I think it has a little Mexican style that works perfectly with the gorgeous Chilli Pepper stamps!



This tutorial shows you how to use these lovely stamps to make a fun fiesta style background and how to turn a Chilli Pepper into a Chillaxed kinda guy!



I show you step by step how to create this card including this fab inner which I think could easily be and outer!!! ;-) What do you think?

Cutting Guide:

White Card Base: 11 1/2" x 5 3/4" scored at 5 3/4" or 29 cm x 14.5 cm scored at 14.5 cm

White Card Topper: 4 1/4" square or 10.5 cm square
White Greeting Strip: 2 3/4" x 3/4" or 7 cm x 2 cm
Black Topper: 4 3/8" square or 11 cm square
Black Greeting: 7.5 cm x 2.5 cm

Stamps used for this card:

Hot, Hot , Hot stamp sheet (NP7-M), which you can find on this page.


Here is the tutorial:



Once again I have had a lovely time designing with my Rubber Dance stamps and I know you are going to love them too. Here is the link so you can pop over to check out these and all the other stamps over at rubberdance.com.  You can meet us on Facebook too so please come on over and say hi! 

More fun Chilli Pepper cards coming your way soon.  Hit the subscribe button to be sure you don't miss a thing!  Enjoy the tutorial  X


Helen

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mixed Media Art Journal by Gabriele Langfeldt-Feldmann


Welcome dear friends of Rubber Dance! My name is Gabriele from Art-a-tag and I am a Mixed Media artist. I would like to take you on a very exiting journey using the fantastic Rubber Dance stamps in my art. For me this journey will be full of adventures and new experiences which I would like to share with you. Be warned, I will also share the not so good experiences, but my learning process might be of some interest for you too. 

Todays creation is an Art Journal page about time, or rather about forgetting time. It is about letting go and dreaming. This page contains 3 quotes: "Forget Time", "Joy is Timeless" and the quote from a Rubber Dance stamp "Dream it, Wish it, Do it". The Rubber Dance stamp of a pocket watch just works so well with these quotes, I stamped it all over the page. 








I will explain the process step by step. I usually begin with collaging some papers. I am not searching for anything, I just take what is on my desk. Then I put paint on the page, in a random manner. No planning, just doing. I work in an old photo album, about 50 years old, it has a nice heavy paper, almost cardboard, but does not stand a lot of water. 



I was thinking about the person, that I saw on the right hand side, for a short moment, but decided not to do a portrait this time. To get a random pattern, I like to use stencils. So I start building up layers. In this process I also use stamps to build up an interesting background.



The enlargements show the stamps "Vintage script" and "Grunge Swirls", printed with permanent ink. Brown for the script and white for the swirls. If you use water soluble ink, take care to spray some fixative on it, or hairspray, to prevent that is gets washed away with your next paint layer. 




Somehow I was drawn to the words time and timeless on a stencil which fit in nicely and harmonized with the flower like collage piece. So I had my motto for this page. Wonderful! The quote "Dream it, Wish it, Do it" from a Rubber Dance stamp was just made for the space underneath timeless. I stamped it with brown permanent ink and also printed some more Grunge Swirls on the darker areas. 



Oh no! The first not so good experience - the text was smeared. I don´t know if I accidently rubbed it of with my hand or if the surface, did not take the ink so well in some parts. I learned to be patient next time and wait until the ink is dry.



I could not stamp over it again, because I would not be able to print precisely on the existing text. What I could do: paint over it and stamp again or stamp on a piece of paper and attach it on top of "the accident". 




I used some delicate paper, which is slightly transparent when used with glue. I also stamped the pocket watch around the edges with a light pink permanent ink.








Next step is applying some highlights with the pocket watch and white permanent ink.



Please forgive me, that my stamped images are not always so crisp and clear as you might to be used to when stamping on paper. First of all, I am not a very experienced stamper, so I am learning a lot on this journey and the media I am stamping on are kind of tricky and do not always react as desired. 





Finally some finishing touches to give the page a little more depth with some pocket watch prints with dark ink. I had in my stash some cheap dark blue water soluble ink, which I bought in a bunch of maybe 10 colours, this did not work very good. You see the print on the upper right edge. The other one is a greenish blue permanent ink which worked better. 



Here some enlargements to illustrate the process.





Supply list:
All the stamps used for this project are from Rubber Dance and can be found on these pages:
Backgrounds:  (BK1-1E: Grunge Swirls and BK1-4E: Vintage Script)
Collage: (BK1-7G: Collage Elements 1)

Art Journal (I used an old photo album) or thicker paper, size 21 x 29 cm (8.27 x 11.42 inches) 
Acrylic paints - whatever you have on hand
paper clips from magazines, newspaper
stamp pads with preferably permanent ink
pencil and white pen
delicate paper - to repair minor accidents
glue 


I hope you had some fun joining me on this little excursion and it would be lovely to see you next month on our next journey. You are also very welcome to visit me on my blog Artatag.wordpress.com.

I wish you a happy creative time!
Gabriele from Art-a-tag

To read about Gabriele and the rest of the DT, check this page: www.rubberdance.com/designers.html

To find the stamps used for this project, and many more, visit the Rubber Dance website at www.rubberdance.com.
You can meet us on 
Facebook come on over and say hi!"

Friday, August 08, 2014

Don't miss out - pretty cool beauties!


Hello dear blog followers! In case you do not follow us on Facebook, you may have missed the cool things that the fab women on our Design Team has made lately, so below is a tasty peek of some of the goodies. Be sure to Like us on Facebook so you don't miss out on anything! ;-)

















By Helen - cool video tutorial: http://youtu.be/fpA3Z50pL3g




Our guest designer Lee has made these two:


http://violentkittie.blogspot.de/2014/07/together-artist-trading-cards.html

And last, but not least, never shown anywhere before -
by my frind Minna who stopped by my studio yesterday:




This was just a small selection of beauties .....busy, creative and inspiring days here at Rubber Dance! :-) Remember to Like us on Facebook so you don't miss out on anything! ;-) 

Wishing you a all Wonder-Fun Weekend, wherever you are :-)


Love,
Bibi at Rubber Dance
www.rubberdance.com