Thursday, November 26, 2020

Gift Wrapping by Angie Coomber

 Hi arty friends, Angie here with an idea for wrapping your Christmas presents this year.

For the last few years I've been trying not to use wrapping paper that can't be recycled, but to use brown paper or old book pages (I think sheet music is particularly pretty) and adding interest by using homemade tags and pretty ribbon instead.

For these tags I cut black card into various sizes. I embossed some of them with a script stamp and white/gold embossing powder, and added white/silver splatter to others for the background.

Next I used a combination of Brushos and Paper Artsy Infusions to create some backgrounds for the Christmas trees (you know by now that I'm a fan of a production line process!)

For this I sprinkle a little of the powder on my craft mat, spritz on some water (I add a little gold mica powder to the water, which gives everything a delicious sparkly sheen), and then smoosh my card through everything until I'm happy with the result.

Once the card was dry I stamped a load of Christmas trees and cut them out.

Don't they look cheerful?!

Next I glued the trees to the tags and added a few tiny little stars for added sparkle.

Finally I wrapped a few small presents in sheet music paper, tied with various ribbons from my stash and tucked the tags under the ribbon.

What do you think?

Until next time, hugs from Angie x

Stamps used:

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Inky Friends Card

 Hello, I'm Vero (@Vero.kt) and I welcome you to the inspiration of today Tuesday. How's everybody ?

I've been playing with Rubber Dance's  Inky Friends,  Mixed media marks  and Grungy Stuff  to create a colorful card that I hope you like.

Very easy to do, we started. We cut watercolor paper to a size of  5.5 x 3.5 inches. In my case, the paper is smooth and hot pressed, and I color the backgrounds with pigments.

When the backgrounds dry (we can speed up the process with a heat gun) we're going to add texture and depth with permanent black ink, and with oxide inks here and there.

Again let it dry, or speed up the process with a heat gun, to be able to apply the texture paste with stencils.

To continue adding texture to the background, I add embossing glaze (translucent).

Now it's time to stamp and color the stamp you chose from the set Inky Friends.

One of the parts that I enjoy the most is the composition, I have to admit that it is usually the part that takes me the most.

Now I leave you some photos with details of the project.I hope you like it as much as I do when making them.

I hope you enjoyed and don't forget to visit regularly. The team has amazing inspirations every day, just for you.


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Christmas Tag with Textured Birds

Hello Rubber Dance friends.  Gail here today with a quick and fun tag for Christmas.  I've used a few different stamps and combined them in a easy cute way.

I've used a 15cm high manilla tag and stamped the Textured Bird with black archival ink.  I always think this one looks like a robin.   I masked and then stamped the Birdhouse using Tea Dye distress and a touch of black archival on the edges.  I coloured the bird with distress markers and added some white gel pen highlights here and there.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Tag set.  A bit of fancy wool to finish and done! 

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to check out the Rubber Dance webshop.  There is a selection of stamps on special offer so hop over and check out the sale.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Mixed Media Christmas TAGs - Imagine

Yes, it is Saturday noon, ...weekend :)) and I hope you are all well, are you healthy?

I'm sure you have already started the Christmas card production?  Today I have three gift tags for you. Quick and easy, sometimes you need them at the last minute, right?

I punched the layer from my gelliprints, the base is white cardstock. I stamped several packages on the cut outs and did some heatembossing with a WOW! Gold Embossing Poweder. For the flowers I used leftovers. 

The green one I cut out, it was a rest of green Watercolor paper, which I colored with magicals and glitter. 

The flowers I cut out of gel prints as well. Everything is hot embossed.

The texts are also embossed and from the two favorite stamp sets of Mix a Sentiment #1 and #2

Be sure to check out the Rubber Dance Lounge, there are so many inspirations and a monthly challenge :)

Enjoy the weekend and stay healthy and creative. 






Friday, November 20, 2020

Merry Xmas Card by Dot Leathbridge

 Hello everyone.  
Gee, isn't Christmas coming around quickly?
Are you starting to get ready for it yet?

Today I've a card to share with you that is quick and easy to make
  using the new Textured Christmas Trees.

I like to keep Christmas cards pretty simple.
The thought of showering the tree with falling stars came to mind
for this card.

The falling star is a great addition to the 
Textured Christmas Trees set of stamps.
The background is simply blending inks.
To me this is a very relaxing thing to do.
There has been a halo left around the Christmas tree so that
it stands out a little more.

There are many different trees to choose from in this set.
This tree was just right for the space that I wanted it to go into.
It was a little like choosing a tree for your home.
I've coloured the tree and stars with markers and added a little
shading with pencils to give it more of a rounded shape.

I've used the letters from Alphabet Uno
to make the sentiment.
I lined them up on my stamping block and stamped them all at once.

I'm not sure if you can see it, but there is some glitter glue
on each of the letters.
Those of you who are familiar with my work, glitter is something
that is used rarely.
But it's Christmas, right?
If there is ever a time that you should use a little bling,
then it is surely at Christmas time.

The stamp sets used are:

A reminder that there is still plenty of time to take part
in our November Mood Board challenge over on facebook.

It is subtle, but I've used all of the colours from the mood board
on my Christmas card.
What inspires you from the Mood Board?

We would love to see what you create.

Wishing you a creative day.
Dot x

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Kitty Christmas by Samantha Read

Hello, Samantha here today and I'm sharing with you a page I made for my art journal which was inspired by my cat, Tom, who used to love playing with the baubles on the Christmas tree each year. He would always knock off the red baubles first!

It was a fun page to make, for the background I used distress inks, lustre sprays and the Pines Fir Yew stamp set to make my tree. I then used Purr-fect! and Textured Christmas Green stamp sets to decorate my bauble. I made the bauble by die cutting a circle, painting and adding the fixture and string at the top. The fixture is simply cut from white card also and painted gold.
To finish I added some string and some glossy accents to the holly berries. I really wanted to add glossy accents to the whole of the bauble but guessed I would run out lol.

I do hope you like it, thanks so much for looking.
Wishing you a lovely day, Samantha :)

The stamps I used are:

Pines Fir Yew

and Textured Christmas Green