Thursday, January 18, 2018

A Little Birdie - A Colourful Tag

Hi everyone,

It's Donna here today creating a colourful tag for you...I must be wishing for Spring already I think!

I used a size 8 manila tag and swooshed it through some Distress Oxides that I had already diluted on my craft mat with a spritz of water. I stuck to the pink, green and orange palette for this to create a muted background.

I then used a feather stamp from the Textured Feathers set, stamping with a blue Distress Oxide as I just wanted some subtle stamping in the background. I then added further stamping in black with a mixture of stamps from Weed Love and A Little Birdie .

I then used a sheet of Strathmore Mixed Media paper to stamp some more images from A Little Birdie and some flowers from the Textured Flowers set. I coloured these in with my Zig Clean Colour pens, then fussy cut them out to adhere to the tag.

I then added the sentiment from A Little Birdie as a fishing touch.

I hope you like my tag which I think may just well bring Spring that little bit closer.....hopefully!

Donna xx

Supplies Used:

A Little Bird

Textured Feathers

Textured Flowers

Weed Love

Monday, January 15, 2018

January Challenge Reminder

Hello everyone!

There are about two weeks left to join our running January challenge! You can play along with any kind of stamped project that is matching our theme AND/ OR this colour scheme:

our theme this month is:

" Make It Vintage"

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

made a vintage tag with our colours
using: Collage Elements, Vintage Ads,
Da Vinci Old Man & Vintage Script


made this beautiful vintage journal page
using: Antique Botanicals and Blossoming Rose  


created this lovely card with these stamps:
Butterfly Trio, Vintage Ads, Vintage Flourishes
and Norwegian Greetings 

made this cute tag following our colours
using: Mama Owl  and Beautiful You

made this vintage circus card
using: African Animals


 created an awesome art journal spread 
using: Retro BeachTake the Plunge

Video tutorial is here.

Click here to join our January challenge!
It runs till 31st of January at midnight, Central European Time.
Our next challenge begins 1st of February at noon, CET.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Greeting Card with Distress Oxide Background - Video by Susanne

Hi there!

It's Susanne today. I have these awesome  Distress Oxides laying here for about 9 months now and have used them just a little. Now I decided to pick them out and give it a go!
Today I am sharing a cardmaking tutorial. Beneath the Distress Oxides I used the Butterfly Trio stamp set and half of a Birthday sentiment from Rubber Dance.
You will find a supply list at the end of this post.

Enjoy watching the video!

 I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
xx Susanne!

Rubber Dance and ColourCraft:

Sizzix Tropical Thinlits (Tim Holtz)
STAMPlorations "Birthday"
Distress Oxide Inks
Distress Inks
WOW! Embossing Powder First Frost
WOW! Sparkles Santorini, Seahorse
Liquid White Watercolor
Watercolor Paper

Friday, January 12, 2018

Free yourself, art journal spread with video tutorial


It´s Melina here today with a colourful art journal spread.
It is a brand new year now and this is a little reminder to myself, and maybe you, that 
all things are possible!

Enjoy the video!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

Rubber Dance stamps used:
Antique Botanicals (butterfly)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Penguins Playing

Hi everyone,
I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas and New Year season and are raring to go in 2018.
 The best part of having stamps is just having fun with them!
So my cards today are all about having fun.

The Playful Penguins have been catching my eye for some time.
After making one card, the penguins kept looking at me - so I made another one!
I couldn't decide which one to post so I'm sharing BOTH cards with you today.

The background for this was super easy - it was some scrap card from playing with my gelli plate.  
Now it's fair to say that I really have no idea what I'm doing when I use my gelli plate, so everything is accidental.  I like it that way though, it's fun to just enjoy the process and to not over-think it.

Then it was as simple as adding some stenciling, embossing and stamping.  The penguins were stamped onto some scrap card left over from playing with distress oxides, and cut out. The penguins were defined a little with some water colour pencils.
The snowballs from Whimsical Winter were ideal for the young penguin to stand on ... 
and the sentiment for this is from African Animals.

For this card I couldn't resist a little rebellion ... I'm a 60's child so every now and then that little rebel in me pops out.

Again, I've used some scrap card from using my gelli plate.  Added some embossing and stamping. The large penguin is also from scrap card. And to finish, the baby penguins were stamped onto plain white card and then added a little hint of colour with a gray water colour pencil.
The sentiment is from the Adore Me set and the snowflakes are from Whimsical Winter.

It's amazing what you can do with a little scrap card and some fun stamps!

I hope I've inspired you to have fun with your stamps and to check out your scraps to see how you can use them.

Dot x

Stamps Used On These Cards Are:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Love This Life

Good morning and happy Wednesday. It's Sue here with my first piece of the year. Now everyone knows how much I love Christmas, but I was really happy to not make a Christmas card. My thoughts have now turned to Spring, and so I've made myself some flowers.

I started by painting a wooden frame with some Colourcraft Lustre Paints. These really are lovely and dry very quickly. I've just dabbed the colours on with my blenders.

Then I stencilled on some silver metallic paint through a That's Crafty grungy harlequin stencil.

I also painted/daubed a piece of chipboard with blues, greens, and pearl Lustre paints.

I love these new Crazy Flowers (1) that Melina has designed for Rubber Dance, and I've stamped and embossed them on the chipboard.

I'm also a huge fan of Brusho's, so I've made a couple of backgrounds and stamped the flowers and leaves from both Crazy Flowers 1 and 2. Now for my favourite bit, the cutting out!   

I have to say that although these are really detailed stamps, they're also simple shapes to cut out which is just fine by me!

Just playing around starting to build the design.

You can't beat a bit of bendy wire!

And we're all done! There a Tim Holts sentiment and a bit 'o' bling to finish it all off. I hope you like it, I certainly enjoyed making it.

Don't forget our challenges now run for a month, so please join in with your take on our colours or a 'vintage' theme or both! All of our wonderful stamps can be found in the store.

Have a very happy week, and I'll see you again soon x

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Feathers - Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

I am sharing Journal spread with you, today...
I love these textured feathers stamps by Rubber Dance.... so many ways we can use them.

Rubber Dance Stamps Used:
I had created background here using various acrylic paints and Rubber Dance stamps.

On another white card stock, I stamped feathers with Watermark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Further I coloured them with watercolours, fussy cut them and adhered on my art journal page.
I love how it  turned out with simple techniques.
Hope you would like to try it !

Thanks so much for stopping by. Don't forget to join our monthly challenge to winfabulous prize from the Rubber Dance Shop.

Friday, January 05, 2018

December Challenge Winners

Hi everyone!

Many thanks to those who joined our December challenge! It is always exciting to look at all your lovely creative entries. We love all the inspiration!

We have two BIG prizes to give away this time!!!

1st Prize, Random Draw: €50
2nd Prize, DT Fave: €25

And the winners are.....
(insert drumroll here)

The €50 Voucher for the
Rubber Dance web shop
goes to:

"Such a beautiful monochromatic card. I love those frosted branches!"

The €25 Voucher for the 
Rubber Dance web shop
goes to:

"These calico hangers are gorgeous, love the idea! Stamping the log cabin from the back on the reverse side is really clever!"

Congratulations Tracey and Jane!
Please email us at
and we will send you the voucher code.

We also want to give some
honourable mention to:

#7 Craftyfield

"Stunning northern light background! The glittery snow on the hills make such great depth to the scene. My favourite Christmas card I’ve seen"

#11 Coco

"Gorgeous winter scenes on real wood slices - brilliant idea!
It's so cute and happy!"

Our winners can grab one of these bragging badges
to proudly display on their blogs:


If you want to play along in our January challenge, click here to see it. 

 You can enter all your projects with Rubber Dance stamps in our 
Forever Stamping Challenge, too.
Good luck and happy stamping!

Thanks again, everyone! We hope to see you again! ♥

Greetings to you all from the gang at Rubber Dance