Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Bold and Beautiful Card by Gail

Hello Rubber Dance fans.  Gail here today with a quick and easy floral card using the lovely flowers from Rubber Dance Bold and Beautiful set.


I've went with the current challenge colours and used Red Carnation and Bluebird archival inks for the stamping.  I took the large poppy stamp from the Bold and Beautiful set and stamped it with the Red Carnation ink.  I stamped twice without reinking, so-called second generation stamping, to vary the intensity of the images.  When the ink was dry I repeated with the Bluebird ink, sometimes overlapping the images, sometimes not.  Then using a cotton bud I smudged Cracked Pistachio distress ink into open areas around the flowers.  When the ink was dry I stamped and embossed the large greeting from the Happy Birthday set.  A dark blue mat and mounted on a green card base and done!!! 


Join the fun with our monthly challenges which are now based in our FB fan group.  The colours for the June challenge are Dark Red, Prussian Blue, and Mint and/or you can go for the Anything Goes theme.  Link up your makes using the colours and/or anything goes using Rubber Dance stamps and you might be the lucky €15 gift card winner.

Thanks for dropping by. Hugz

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Fly-Fly Flower Tutorial with Cornelia

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today. I recently got this gorgeous stamp called Fly-Fly flowers from Rubber Dance. It needed to go on a card.

My stamp supplies:

And that's how I did it:

I stamped the flowers twice and cut them with my Scan'N Cut.

Added some drops of cheap Acrylic paint (from Michaels) onto thick card stock

smeared it with my fingers and let it dry.

Splattered orange acrylic paint onto my panel and let it dry again.

Glued the flowers onto the card base. I thought it needed some more pop of color, so I took an orange marker and colored the butterfly bodies with it. Looked much better. I decided to not use a sentiment. I don't think it really needs one.

Don't forget about our challenge, which goes until the end of the month. Play along, if you find time!
You'll find it in the Facebook Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge and its those three colors you see below or anything goes with Rubber Dance stamps.

Happy Rubber Dancing!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Happy Birthday Card ► Majo

Hi Everyone,

it's Majo here today to welcome you to a fun make using the awesome Grungy Butterflies.

I was asked to create a Birthday card for an older lady who loves Butterflies to pieces, but doesn't like any "bold & beautiful" colors. Her choice would have been black & white with "glimmer".

Well, I was able to talk her out of that  .... at least. No glimmer for and from me.

I decided to keep the colors mute by using kraft cardstock and my contribution to glimmer was heat embossing. If she turns her card a bit, it will shine, and therefore she has some resemblance to "glimmer"

I stamped the main images randomly over the panel and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Powder. After stamping the Birthday Greeting I decided that I needed some frame, so I added the beautiful and delicate leaves from the Grungy Flower Set.

The sentiment is part of the set Happy Birthday.


The following stamps I used:

Happy, happy Birthday from the set Happy Birthday 

Leaves from the set Crazy Flowers 2
Butterflies from Set Grungy Butterflies

 So glad you had the time to stop by. Happy Crafting and Happy Weekend ♥

And don't forget our monthly challenge is still underway

Please pop on over to our face book group where you can pop your entries in and be in with a chance to win an awesome prize.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

DIY Doodle Flowers Watercolour Tags

Hey there everyone, it's Mandy here and I'm excited to share my second guest designer project using the Doodle Flowers stamp set with you.

As soon as the stamp set arrived, I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for. It just screamed water colouring and fussy cutting to me and I immediately thought of cutting the different flowers out of different kinds of papers to decorate watercolour tags with them.

Fussy cut Doodle Flowers

First I prepared the flowers to fussy cut them out. I used:

  • Doodle Flower stamp set,
  • different kinds of watercolour paper & vellum (please feel free to use what you have on hand, also paper scraps are fine for this step),
  • VersaMark stamp ink and different embossing powders. I decided to go with some pink and mint toned, gold and white embossing powder. In the end I used also clear embossing powder.
  • Embossing buddy, and
  • heat gun

I stamped the flowers on the different papers using different embossing powders and cut them out. During the process the idea to make watercolour tags with some kind of resist effect on it came into my mind. I embossed a bigger paper with flowers and leaves using clear and white embossing powder to be used for the tags.

Doodle Flowers Watercolour Tags

I went through my stash and put different things together to make my watercolour tags:

  • different kinds of watercolour papers,
  • different kinds of water based colours such as a cheaper watercolour palette from the local craft store, liquid watercolours and some other of my favourite watercolour sets. Also here please feel free to use what you have on hand. It doesn't need to be a fancy and expensive media. Also Neocolor II sticks, Gelatos or sprays will work as well, and
  • brushes.
I coloured a bigger paper piece first before I cut out the tags. And to have a variety of tags I used different techniques to colour them such as wet-on-wet techniques to make a kind of Ombré-look or the packaging technique. And I also used a straw to drop colour onto the paper.

And now it's time to cut the tags out. Here you can use a template (e.g. Manila Tags), you can use a die and your cutting machine or you simple cut them out using your scissors.

And here are the tags I made in different sizes, the fussy cut Doodle Flowers and things I collected from my stash to decorate the tags.

The tags you can decorate and use in different ways. Maybe you will use them ring-bounded as an mini art journal or as gift tags. And so I ended up with five decorated tags.

Thanks for stopping by and take care,

Products used:


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A journal page with Dream Catcher stamp by Saadia Nawaz

Hi everyone,
Saadia here, with a journal page made with Rubber Dance stamps.
 I hope you like it.

It's a simple page. I just applied acrylic paints with my fingers until I was happy with the background and then, I stamped the focal image and the sentiment

I have used Dream Catcher stamp set for my focal image. The sentiment is from Think again stampArt defined stamp set was used for background stamping.

That's all for now.

Thank you for visiting.

Take care,

Saadia Nawaz.

Products used:

Monday, July 08, 2019

Pick a number Art Journal Page with Video Tutorial by Gerry

Hi lovely Rubber Dance friends, it's Gerry on the blog today and I have another page for my mini album to show you. I used Pick a number Rubber Dance Stamps. 

This is another great set with lots of fun patterns and different stamps to use on one project and they are easy to use in different ways to make them more versatile

I used the stamps to make layers in different colours in a blue green colour scheme so the colours blend and stand out at the same time.

I used Distress Oxide inks to stamp as well as the spray to make fun splats

And here is the video for you. Have fun watching!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!

Gerry van der Velden

Distress Oxide Ink spray - cracked pistachio

Distress Oxide Ink pad - evergreen bough
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Peacock Feathers  
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - cracked pistachio
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - mermaid lagoon
Tsukineko Versafine ink - onyx black

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Card using Retro Beach by Dot

Hi Everyone,
It's Dot here and welcome to a fun tutorial using the Retro Beach rubber stamp set
from Rubber Dance.

While sorting out my stamps this stamp set jumped out at me ... 
I love the vintage and timeless style in it's design.
It is one of those sets that will never go out of style. A real Classic!

There is nothing perfect about this card, but that just adds to the vintage feel of it.
There are 11 different stamps in the set and I've used 8 of them!

Here we go with how it all came together.  Got your cuppa ready?

Step 1:  Using one of the stamps from Grungy Borders make a really rustic film strip.  Have you noticed my imperfections yet?

Step 2:  Masked off the edge of the filmstrip with some photo copy paper and added some Distress Ink (Salty Ocean - perfect naming don't you think?) along the edge and a little around the border.  A little extra inky splots were added by picking up some ink off my craft sheet with an acrylic block and adding in some watery effects.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 with Twisted Citron in the top section of the card.

Step 4:  Rip up some paper to use as masks and place around the edges of each little film strip section. Stamp one of the gorgeous images from Retro Beach into the masked area.  Repeat along each section of the film strip until all sections have something in them.

Step 5:  Mask off the edges of the film strip again and add some randomly stamped netting with black ink.  With Oxides that match your Distress Ink colours, stamp some anchors into the bottom section and a shell into the top section. Stamp some words from the set along the film strip too.

Here is a close up of the film strip.
I wanted to roughly keep in tune with the colour theme for this month so there are some randomly placed red dots using my water colour pencils.

Step 6:  To finish off your card add some more words from the set - I've chosen Beach Fun, but there are heaps of Summer words to choose from. Then simply mat and layer your card!

I really enjoyed making this card. I'm glad that I decided to sort out my stamps. You never know what forgotten treasures you have in your supplies that can come out to play.

Stamps Used were:


Other Products used were:
Distress Ink
Distress Oxides

A reminder that our Challenge this month is well on the way.
Please pop on over to our face book group where you can pop your entries in and be in with a chance to win an awesome prize.

Happy Stamping!
Dot x

Friday, July 05, 2019

New Release!!!! Our July Stamps!!!

Hello my dear crafty friends!

It is finally summer and time for a new stamp release!!! It's kind of a comeback this time for our Textured series! We have a set with lovely Textured Sea Creatures and also one with some cute Mushrooms. There are also two smaller sets with beautiful Doodle Borders. These are timeless and can be used in many different ways.

All new sets, are available for preorder 
with 10% off right now in the store. 


Let me show you the new sets!

I love to create nautical and sea themed art work.
This set was in my mind for such a long time now!

Here is the first one of our new big set, Textured Sea Creatures:

There are not so much weeks left, before we will hide right into autumn!
Who doesn't love to add some lovely mushrooms to his projects?

Please welcome our second big set: Textured Mushrooms!


Last but not least, we have something timeless, functioning on all kinds of projects, whether it's a card, a tag, an art journal page or a bullet journal spread.

Have a look at our two new small sets: Doodle Borders #1 & #2!


I have already made some samples with the new rubber! 

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.

Jump over to the store and have a look at the new sets:

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne