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Mystic Turtle by Samantha Read

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Hello, Samantha here today and I'm sharing a wooden art tag. I really enjoy working on wood because you it's so strong and tolerates all mediums. I also love turtles and the moon, I find them so mesmerizing, it's the moon light reflecting off the surface of the sea that the guides turtles to the sea when they hatch at night time. To decorate my tag I created the background using watercolour paints, some sequin stars, texture paste through a star stencil and lots of glitter for a sparkly sky. I made the moon embellishment by moulding wet kitchen towel on a big moon rubber stamp from my stash and then painting with an acrylic iridescent paint.  I then stamped the fabulous turtle from the Textured Sea Creatures set and a flower from Loose Florals 1 on to white card and coloured using Prismacolour pencils. To finish I added some ribbon. Here are the stamp sets I used; Textured Sea Creatures Loose Florals #1  I do hope you like my tag, for more inspiration why not join the Rubbe

Clean and simple cards with the new stamps by Mariken

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                                                                        Hi everyone,    Today it's my turn to show you a little tutorial, making these clean and simple cards with the new stamps. They are amazing, so beautiful!!    I used Pencil Marks #5 Carved Collection #4 Just A Note I stamped the background with the little stamps from Carved Collection #4. You can see it below. I made a passepartout and glued the background behind. I stamped the flowers and leave in black ink. On a few leftovers I stamped the sentiments and cut them out. There you are, in a very simple way you've two beautiful cards.  The stamps I used:     Pencil Marks #5   Carved Collection #4     Just A Note     A little reminder that our beautiful Inspiration Board January  continues in the  Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge  on Facebook. We hope to see you there.     Thank you for your visit and enjoy your day! Mariken XX      

Magical Art Journal Page by Lisa

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 Hi friends! Lisa today here and I'm happy to share with you a new art journal inspiration playing with some fabulous Rubber Dance stamps! To start my spread I chose some pieces of old book page and patterned papers and I glued everything down with Tombow Stick glue. So I spatuled a little bit of white gesso here and there and once dry I used stamps from Mixed Media Marks and Sketchy Leaves with archival inks. I chose a butterfly from Inky Friends stamp set and I used it as my focal point on a piece of white cloth. I stamped and cutted a sentiment from Mix A Sentiment 2 stamp set and finally I made some splatters with pink liquid paint. I used these products from the shop:  https://www.rubberdance.de/big-sheets/sketchy-leaves/#cc-m-product-14519569833 https://www.rubberdance.de/big-sheets/mixed-media-marks/#cc-m-product-14348286233 https://www.rubberdance.de/big-sheets/inky-friends/#cc-m-product-14383086833 I hope you enjoyed my art journal inspiration for today! Hugs, Lisa

MORE JANUARY INSPIRATION

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  Hello Rubber Dance friends. Gail here today with more inspiration from the team.  Did you see the new release ??  Awesome?  Or just AWESOME???  Remember, today is the last day to get 10% off the new stamps, and Newsletter subscribers also had an extra discount code they could use, so if you aren't signed up for the newsletter then maybe that's something to do.   There is a lovely moodboard for January.  You can be inspired by anything on the moodboard; one or more colours, things, shapes, memories it inspires, things it makes you feel, etc. etc..  It's basically anything goes, but in case you need a little help to get started Dunja has put together this awesome inspiration for you.  The format has changed a little and you might like to read that little message at the bottom of the moodboard......... Here's the fabulous January Moodboard   If you are creating anything with Rubber Dance stamps this month, whatever your inspiration, please share in our

Vintage Antique Botanical Card by Ellie Knol

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Ellie here today...  sharing a vintagy card on book paper...   The flower looks as if it has been made for this ..  Adding a white watered down white gesso tones down the script on the bookpaper, and also lightens it a bit. The gesso also forms a barrier so the paper will not soke up all the color when adding color to the images. I colored the flowers with Ecoline, a fluid watercolor and added a few more touches with a water-based ink marker.   The edges were sponged inward towards the image with a light blue distress ink.. where there is no gesso on the edges it will take up more color as to where there is gesso.  To make the flower pop even more I added more white acrylic (also watered down to blend into the background better) around the image.  The rest of the card speaks for itself I assume.  Have a good day! Rubber Dance Stamps: The Rubber Dance Webshop Antique Botanicals

3 Little Birds Card by Dot Leathbridge

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 Hi everyone, Gosh ... have you seen the new stamp releases from Rubber Dance yet? There are an amazing 10 new sets for you to have fun with! For today though, I've made this layered card for you using some of my favourite stamps. (up until there were more stamps released that is. Now I will end up with some NEW favourite stamps lol). I've used repeat stamping with one bird from the Sketchy Birds stamp set. The first thing that I did was to lay down some colour. I've used 2 blue tones in Distress Oxides as they are a soft colour and the colours layer beautifully. The bird was stamped 3 times.  I stamped and masked the center image before stamping the same bird either side of it. This gives a lovely 'coziness' to the little group. Still using the mask, more detail has been added  to the background using a stencil. Then some tone-on-tone stamping with one of the  Mandalas stamps finishes off the background. I seriously can't get enough of these Mandalas! Still

Carved Collection 4 and Garden Cats Card by Gail

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Hello Rubber Dance fans.  Gail here today and I have been playing again with the new Garden Cats and Carved Collection #4 .  I love geometric shapes and I was looking at the Carved stamps and they made me think of architecture.  So I stamped a load out, played around with them and got this.   I started by stamping various elements from the Carved Collection #4 set and one of the cats on scraps of pale grey card with archival Watering Can ink.  I fussy cut them, using the same ink to edge and grunge the pieces.   I then spent some time moving them around and arranging them in an ascetically pleasing manner.   I stamped the flowers from Garden Cats on a patterned card base also with the Watering Can ink.  Then I glued all the stamped fussy cut elements in place.   All new sets, are 10% off right now in the store until January 15th. Pre-orders start shipping 22nd January.  Rubber Dance links: Website Facebook Pinterest Blog Instagram YouTube