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Butterfly Art Journal Page by Angie Coomber

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 Hello arty friends, I hope you're all well. Sometimes I really struggle to come up with my next idea so I go and sit in my art cabin (known as the "rabbit hole"), look at my supplies and usually something sparks an idea. I don't think I ever really "plan" anything - I just play. Trust in the process - isn't that what they say? Well something made me want to play with a circle today. I cut a template from a piece of card and used it to cut a circle out of a piece of scrapbook paper. I also marked where the circle would be on my journal page. I used Distress Oxides to colour the patterned paper a little. I did some clear-ish embossing in the blank area left for the circle (though this didn't show up very well). I adhered the patterned paper to my journal page. Next I stamped the butterfly onto a piece of paper that I'd coloured with Distress Oxides. I cut it out. the glued it down on one side of the circle with a piece of silver netting underneath

Playing with Mixed Media Marks and an Elephant

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Hello Rubber Dance friends.  Gail here.  Today it was too sunny to be indoors so I grabbed some stamps, card and inks and set myself in a shaded corner of the garden.  I knew I wanted to use the lovely elephant from African Animals and I had an idea to add a little extra texture to him with one of the Mixed Media Marks stamps.  I think it turned out quite nicely. I made things easy by stamping the elephant on a separate piece of card and fussy cutting it.  I do like those additional circles!  I selected some of my brightest distress inks and used Mixed Media Marks and the rainbow from Pencil Marks 3 for the background, just randomly stamping with various colours until I thought it looked pretty.  The border is from the Mixed Media Borders set.  Elephants are so majestic and I always think they look like they are doing some serious thinking.  Except baby elephants!  They seem to enjoy looking mischievous.  The sentiment is also a Rubber Dance stamp from the Just a Note se

Stamping with acrylics with Kate

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  Hi,  today I will share with you some tips and tricks for my favourite technique - stamping with acrylics, I will not mention all stamp sets which I used because I use really many of them. You can use rubber and clear stamps for this technique too. You will need - gelli plate, acrylics, brayer, papers, stamps - there is option to apply colour instead of gelli plate to some non porous surface, but gelli plate is really great so I will speak only about it. 1. Apply acrylics at gelli plate just like when you are playing with gelli printing do not wait to next step we need to have paint wet! Brand of acrylics is not important quality of them is important, do not use very cheap liquid ones, invest just a little bit into some heavy weight (you know cheap ones they have some chemicals which makes paper so much wet and also they are terrible for gelli printing) 2. Take any of your favourite stamps and use gelli plate as ink pad, if you want to make gelli printing do not overlap so much stamp

Flowery card with an affirmation by Farida

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 Hello lovlies, happy so see you again. Today I made an encouraging flowery card. I wanted to use some watercolours so I choosed a watercolour cardstock to stamp the inky flower stamps .  I had fun letting the wet colour flowing over the images and adding some details and intrest to the leaves and petals. After letting the coloured images dry completely, I fuzzy cutted every image using some sharp scissors.  On a piece of paper, that is slightly smaller than my card base, I glued all the fuzzy cutted images over the whole background paper piece.  Because the space between the images looked a bit empty I added some clear drops.  And finally its time for a sentiment to finish off the card.  Therefor I choosed the Affirmation Stamp set.   So that the sentiment shows up a bit better on the colourful background, I let it be black and white and added some foam tape underneath the big and bold sentiment.  I am happy with how this card turned out. Hopefully I was able to inspire you a bit, so

Cards with Sketchy Leaves by Mariken

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 Hi everyone! Mariken here, with a tutorial for you, making these cards, with my favorite stamps!  For these cards I used:       Sketchy Leaves Clear Stamps , Carved Collection #4,  Pencil Marks #2 and Four Seasons (sentiment) I started with making a print with acrylic paint on my gelliplate.  See the photos below.                                         You can see that I used a stamp from Carved Collection #4.                                                  You know, I love white embossing powder.                     So I made some leaves on the background with stamps from Carved Collection #4.                         After that it's time to make some marks with black ink and an acryllic marker.                         I stamped the leaves with black ink on white paper and glued them on the cards.                                                   And here you are, two beautiful cards...                                                                      The stamps I used:     

Summer and Beach Card by Ellie Knol

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I played with some summer stamps; beachy ones.  The stamp sets are designed quite different, but it's fun to stamp different pictures on 3 centimeter square cards and make a picture collage. Enjoy your summer!    Rubber Dance Stamps: The Rubber Dance Webshop AHOY Retro Beach