Showing posts from April, 2016

Stars are for Wishing

  Hello crafty friends. It's Sam here with my final guest designer make. I've had great fun and thank you so much for all the wonderful comments and to Bibi for making me feel so welcome here :) I've had so much fun using the { Affirmations } stamp set again but this time I used a deep edged canvas and my inspiration was the stamps and a song, a Disney song which I'm sure you all know. It's quite difficult to do this write up because I made this a couple of weeks ago and as soon as my daughter saw this she claimed it as her own and took it away lol. Like my previous makes I began with a coat of black gesso and then where colour paints were going to go I painted white gesso, this keeps the colours nice and bright. I used one of my favourite colour combinations and used Martha Stewart paints: Raspberry Ice and Blue Sky and Claudine Hellmuth: Purple Palette. I used a Dylusions star stencil for the star details, some Stickles for glitter and some sequin s

Recap April - lots of inspiration!

Hello everyone! April is almost over, and as usual we want to show you some of the things we have made with Rubber Dance stamps during the whole month. Make sure you check back tomorrow, though, as we have one more project to show you - by Guest Designer Sam from the UK. ( Edited on Saturday : Here is the link to Sam's post ) Some of these projects have been published on this blog, some on our  Scandinavian blog , and others again on the DT members' own blogs - so even if you are a follower of this blog there are probably quite a few you haven't seen before. Hopefully you will find some artwork that inspire you :-) In alphabetical order: Anita: Bibi: Gail: Irit: Chipboards from EyeConnect Crafts Kristiina: Majo: Sam, Guest Designer : Susan: Inspired by a class with Helen Allen. You can order these stamps and 10 tutorials here .

Easy Mushroom Card

Hello this is Susan from Rubber Dance Design Team and here is my second post with an easy and particular mushroom card. Helen Allen and Rubber Dance Stamps have made a fine collaboration with video and stamp set. It's a really good video instruction with suggestions for sizes and material list on what project you can chose to make. The mushroom stamp set is very beautiful and it is only your imagination that sets limits. I have amused myself with this mushroom card. Photos of the front and inside of the card. The Mushroom stamp set and 10 video tutorials can be purchased both at Helen's Etsy Shop and on Rubber Dance Stamps website, and there are links to both below, There is also a link to Helen's intro video. Link to Helen's intro video Link to Helen's Etsy Shop Link to Rubber Dance Stamps website Thank you for visiting and have a creative day. Hugs, Susan

Altered Puzzle Piece and Tutorial

Hello everyone, it's Majo from the Design Team here at Rubber Dance Stamps, and today I want to show you an altered puzzle piece which I turned into a wall hanger. It always make a neat little present or give away. I started with Gesso on my puzzle piece and colored it after drying with Gelatos: I stamped my images and the sentiment on tissue paper and adhered it to the puzzle piece with napkin varnish. I colored a piece of watercolor cardstock with the same Gelatos, added some shine with Perfect Pearls "Biscotti" and punched hydrangeas in different sizes. I added some black dots with my Paper Pen: I added the hemp cord with some brads and ready is my little gift :) You can find the stamps here at the shop: I used the following stamps: Antique Botanicals     Affirmations   As a special treat, please use "MAJO2016" to receive a 15% dis

Back from The Netherlands

Hello everyone! It's Bibi here today, typing to you from my new keyboard .... Isn't that speck-tacular?  But what does my "new" keyboard have to do with my trip to The Netherlands? Keep reading and you'll soon find out ... As our regular blog readers will know, I spent a week in The Netherlands earlier this month. The main reason I went there was so I could go to the ARTSpecially stamp show in Nijkerk to meet my Dutch retailer - Marian, who owns Hobbycompleet de Duif . But before that, my sweetheart and I spent some days in Amsterdam, one of my fave places in the world! The huge "I amsterdam" letters on the plaza behind Rijksmuseum (National Gallery). Any toursist with respect for herself will take 100's of photos of those letters.... It was colder in April than I had expected, and the spring was indeed late this year.   Even so, the famous Tulip Festival was on. Here I am by the pond (still at the Rijksmuseum plaza) where tho