Sunday, January 26, 2020

Multi Flower Stamping With Tim Holtz Stamping Platform + Video Tutorial by Gerry

Hi lovely Rubber Dance friends, it's Gerry on the blog today and I have some multi flower cards. The weather is so depressing lately that I thought we could use some Rubber Dance flowers. And I have a super easy and cool trick on how to multi stamp with the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform, that you will love!

I have tried the multi stamp technique on the platform and it works really well and it only needs a small adjustment and you may already have it right at home. So be sure to watch the video were I explain it all.

For the first card I used the Crazy Flowers 1 to make a filled flower background.

I used Distress Ink to colour with an ink blending tool.

I have two cards were I used the Textured Christmas Green depending on the colours you use i think they can be used all year.

With a bit darker colours it makes a great masculine card.

Here I used the fun Textured Flowers still love this versatile set.

And the trick with the stamping platform allows you to multi stamp with small and big stamps added pretty close together too.

I hope you are inspired to try some multi flower stamping yourself. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting.

Gerry van der Velden


Friday, January 24, 2020

Art Journal Page with Textured Sea Creatures by Evelyn

Hello lovely Rubber Dancer and happy friday!
Today I want to share with you the next page in my little Happy Journal. This time I used the lovely Textured Sea Creatures Stamp set for my vocal point.

 I made a process video, so sit back and enjoy!

Here are some close ups:

I hope you liked my pages, thank you for your visit today and have a wonderful weekend!

Stamps from Rubber Dance:
Textured Sea Creatures
Weed Love
Doodle Boarders #1
Journal Words

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Cardmaking with Dot

Hi everyone,
can you believe that we are heading towards the last bit of January already?
Today I have a tutorial to share with you
using some of my favourite stamps.

Are you nice and relaxed and ready to go?

I haven't played with my Brusho's for so long and thought it might be fun to get them out again.
Using watercolour card I've sprayed it with water and sprinkled some
Brusho's onto it. Then dried.

The butterflies from Small Grungy Butterflies and words from Old Book Page were stamped onto the background.

And then the butterflies were cut out.
I like how the text adds a little extra interest to the grungy wings.

I've used the same Brusho colours to make another background and cut it down to a square.
Again, there has been stamping from Old Book Page.
For some extra interest there has been some stenciling with Distress Ink.
I've also lifted some colour off with a damp piece of paper toweling to create some lighter areas.

It looked a little uninteresting, so a little grunge has been added with the splots stamp from
Gather Together and some more Old Book Page, in black ink.
I think this tiny stamp is one of my new favourite stamps!
(I do have a quite a few favourites lol).
One thing that I really loooove about Rubber Dance stamp sets is all the
extra little stamps that come in the sets.
A little black soot DI has been added around the edges too.

A word from Journal Words was added along with the butterflies.
This is now my center piece.
I chose the word Create for a couple of reasons, one is because that is what we do when we play.
And the other reason is because of the font on this word.  I was able to add a little orange to the center of the letters.  It changed the whole look of the word!
A little colouring with pencils was added to the wing to make them
stand out a little more agaist the background.

Now for the background piece.
I mixed some brusho's with a little water on my craft sheet and swiped my card through it.
And dabbed some more drops from the craft sheet.
This is that same as what you would do with DI's.
A little random stamping of Old Book Page and some stenciling and this was enough.

It still looked a little plain to my eye, so I've gone in with some stenciling and black ink into a couple of corners, added some cotton and a couple more words.
Some more splots from Gather Together in an orange archival was added to even out the colour in the background.  Plus, it was fun to keep playing.
I ran out of black cotton too!  Never mind.

Stamps Used Are:


Other Products Used Are:

Colouring Pencils

I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and decide to
sit and play with some of your favourite Rubber Dance Stamps.

A reminder that we now have a mood board challenge each month over
in our facebook group with a generous prize.

Have you heard the news yet?
Rubber Dance has it's first stamp release out for this year.
There are 7 new releases and they all look fantastic.
You can see them here.

Happy Stamping!
Dot x

Monday, January 20, 2020

Crafters Manual ► Majo

Hello my friends,

It’s Majo here today with a little book I made for my friend to use as a technique/material/color reminder. Our new journal stamps just fit the theme.

Well, I couldn’t resist using flowers on the cover. You already now, that they’re my all-time favorites.

I inked a panel with Distress Inks Victorian Velvet, Fossilized Amber and Tumbled Glass. After stamping my flowers, stems and leaves I fuzzy cut them and added more ink on parts of them to make them stand out from the background.

I cut the book cover and also the signatures and the spine. I used the journal stamp on the signatures as well as the little boxes where she can add the colors she used. 

Each page on the signature also has one of the little images in the corner according to the colors I used. 

 I left the left sides of the signatures blank, my idea was to use it for a drawing or a little photo as a reminder.

Some close ups and a side view ..... 

The stamps I used

Journal Notes
Small leaves from the Set Crazy Flowers #2

This is the shop where to find the stamps:

Please don't forget that we have a Mood Board this month with beautiful colours.

You can find the challenge here in the 
      That's it for today! Thank you for stopping by!

Majo ♥


Saturday, January 18, 2020

Art Journal page with Crazy Flowers

Hi everyone!

Today I’ve made a spread in my little Art Journal, with the beautiful Crazy Flowers #1.
First I made a background with acrylic paint and handmade tissuepaper. I added some black marks. You can make your own background, if you like. 
After that, I stamped the flowers on a left over on a gelliprint and glued them on the pages. I scribbled some black lines along the pages.

This is the stamp I used:

Please don´t forget that we have a Mood Board this month, with beautiful colours!
You can find the challenge here in the 
      That´s it for today! Thank you for your visit here.
Mariken XX

Friday, January 17, 2020

NEW STAMPS!!!! Our first Release in 2020

Hello my dear crafty friends!

It is time for a new stamp release!!! This is the first one in 2020 and I am so excited!!! We have some gorgeous flowers, cute birds, crazy monsters and mixed media stamps! AND we have little extra this time: one of our retired sets is back! You will find it at the end of this post!

All new sets, are 10% off right now 
in the store until January 24th.

Let me show you the new sets!
(Please note! Samples with the new sets are shown at the end of the post!)
As spring is not far away I want to start with the seasonal stamps.

We have two big sets with some 
Loose Florals #1 & Loose Florals #2

We also have a new set in our Textured series:
Textured Birds:

Melina Dahl designed this super cool big set:
Crazy Monsters:

And for all the mixed media fans of you
We have two sets, a small one and a singles set:
Lace Borders and Grungy Sequins

We have already made some samples with the new rubber!

The Loose Florals are super versatile 
for all kinds of projects:

Here are some samples using the Textured Birds, 
Grungy Sequins and Lace Borders.

 Melina made these super cool cards with the Crazy Monsters!

Are you curious to know which one is the "re-retired" set?

Here it is: Spice It Up!

I also want to mention, that our Grungy Swirls background stamp is back in stock!
I can't wait to see what you and the design team are going to create with the new stamps!
Join our fabulous and friendly facebook group, the Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge.
There you can share your work with our stamps, play in a monthly anything goes challenge and get the chance to join our giveaways from time to time.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!
xx Susanne