Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Easy Mixed Media Cards with Shimmer Powder & Masking Fluid + Video tutorial by Gerry

Hi lovely crafty friends, today I want to show simple Mixed Media cards with Shimmer Powder & Masking Fluid. And I used Textured Flowers and Arty Hearty Rubber Dance Stamps.

I made a background with Nuvo Shimmer Powder Falling Leaves, Atlantis Burst and Blue blitz.

With the Rubber Dance textured flowers on one card.

The stamp is embossed with Nuvo Black embossing powder.

And the Arty Hearty stamps on the other card.

Here are the Arty Hearty stamps embossed with Nuvo Glacier White.

On these cards the backgrounds are coloured with Nuvo Shimmer Powder Lilac waterfall, Catherine Wheel & Cherry bomb

The white spots are made with masking fluid

Here I added some some doodle lines in white.

And black doodle lines on the pink/red cards matching with the stamp.

And here you can check out the video tutorial

I hope you are inspired by these cards, thanks for visiting the Rubber Dance blog and make sure to keep on crafting!

Gerry van der Velden

Tsukineko Versafine Clair ink - Nocturne
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform
Nuvo embossing powder – glacier white & jet black
Nuvo Shimmer Powder – Falling Leaves, Atlantis Burst & Blue blitz
Nuvo Shimmer Powder – Lilac waterfall, Catherine Wheel & Cherry bomb
Nuvo - Crystal drops Gloss – morning dew & Caribbean ocean
Nuvo - Jewel Drops – Honeysuckle
Craft Perfect - Ultra Smooth Card- White - 8.5" x 11" (5/PK)
Sakura Pen Set - Micron 6 piece Black ink set - Six Different Point Sizes 
Clear Embossing Ink
Signo Uni-ball white
Liquid Masking Fluid 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Summer Flowers

Hello Rubber Dance friends.  Gail here today with a summery flowery card using the challenge colours of blue, green and persimmon.

I used stamps from Bold and Beautiful, Happy Birthday, and the Violinist

I started by stamping my card base with Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron distress ink pads.  

Then I stamped the large and small Chrysanthemum stamps from the Bold and Beautiful set all over the card using Salty Ocean distress ink.

I stamped the Violinist with black archival ink.

I cut three tags.  Coloured two with Salty Ocean and one with Ripe Persimmon, stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment and used a pretty flower brad to attach them to my card.


 Our monthly challenges are now based in our FB fan group.  The colours for the June challenge are Ocean Blue, Green and Ripe Persimmon 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 grab bag winner.

Thanks for dropping by. Hugz

Rubber Dance links:

Friday, June 14, 2019

Your dreams are free ► Majo

Majo here today and I'd like to welcome you to our inspiration blog.

Today I have a tag for you, made with the awesome Crazy Flowers #2 and words from our new set "Mix a sentiment".

I started by applying distress Oxides in Mustard Seed and Spun Sugar with water, after drying it thoroughly I applied more Distress Oxides, this time I also using Tumbled Glass, with different stencils.

I stamped the flowers and stems on a piece of paper I had left over from a master board, fuzzy cut everything and took off some of the color with bleach. For the leaves I just used plain cardstock. I stamped the flowers again on a piece of cardstock, fuzzy cut and inked the edges with
Tumbled Glass, just to give them some depth.

After stamping my words I assembled everything on my tag using pop dots for 3D effect.

I distressed all edges, added Jute rope and ready was my tag.

The following stamps were used:

 You will find them right here:


Thanks so much for stopping by today, and don't forget that our Color Challenge is still underway ...

Play along, if you find time!

You'll find it in the Facebook Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge and its the three colors you see below or "anything goes" with Rubber Dance stamps.

Happy Crafting ♥

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Easy Scenery With Textured Houses & Four Seasons stamps + Video Tutorial

Hi lovely Rubber Dance friends, it's Gerry on the blog today, I have another page for my mini album with Rubber Dance Stamps. you can turn this into a card too of course.

Monday, June 10, 2019

An Art journal page with Butterfly girl 1 by Saadia Nawaz

Hi everyone,
Saadia here:
I want to share an art journal page with you. I hope you like it and get inspired.

I made the background with Dylusions ink sprays and paints. Next, I did a little bit of background stamping with Art defined stamp.

I have used Butterfly girl number 1 stamp for my focal image.

The sentiment 'Believe in Yourself' is from Think again stamp set.

That's all for now.

A reminder that we have a challenge that goes all month on our face book page which you can find Here

It is always ANYTHING GOES/ or a colour combo if you wish

Thank you for your precious time.
Take care and keep crafting.

Saadia Nawaz.

Products used:

Sunday, June 09, 2019

"Our Lifetime" by Angie Coomber

Hello! I'm so excited to be here! 
My name is Angie, I love mixed media, art journaling in particular, but also anything miniature, altered art, altered books, making cards, ATCs...you get the picture! 
If it involves paper and paints I'm there. My biggest influences over the last few years have been Kate Crane, Tracy Scott and of course Susanne!

For this post I decided to make an art journal page, so here goes.

I started off by painting my background, using turquoise, green, pink and a little bit of white acrylic paint.

I added some stencilling and mark making, using the same colours.

Next some rubber stamping in black - I was once taught to use 3 different background stamps and group them together on different areas of the page and i think it works quite well.

I added some patches of white paint and black paint, using my fingers. And some gold splatter! I don't  think I've done many pages without a little bit of gold splatter...

Now the really exciting bit - I always have a little stash of stamped images - usually stamped on gelli prints or spare bits of background papers (I'm not a lover of colouring in) and for this page I chose some of the delicious Rubber Dance flowers and butterflies.

I am a big fan of the Tim Holtz paper dolls, which are the focal image of this page.

Last but not least, some white doodling (my pen of choice is a Posca pen) and a little quote, which always finishes a page off for me.

Thank you for having me, and I really hope you like it!
Big hugs x

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Things With Wings Fly Away, Card By Dot

Hi everyone,
I hope you are all having a crafty weekend.

Today I'm sharing a tutorial with you that shows my step x step thinking for a mixed media card that I've made.  It's important, I think to show you what works and what doesn't, and how it can be changed.

Here is the end result ...

I am having so much fun with the Mix a Sentiment set of words! The best part is, if you need the same words again you just stamp them again! It is so easy.  Sometimes I think it is the simplest of things that makes life so much easier.

Okay, grab your cuppa, and here we go ...

Step 1:  I love this bit, you just pop some paint onto your craft sheet and start finger painting.  A layer of gesso was put onto the card first as it seems to bring out the colours in the paint a lot better. Using white acrylic paint I've added some paint through a stencil.

Step 2:
  It seemed pretty bright to me so I decided to add some gesso to tone the colour down.

Step 3:  I've added some more stenciling using the same colours that were on the base.

Step 4:  As I was using the colours of our challenge this month, I decided to add a reddish border with a brayer.  It looked shocking to me!

Step 5:  So I got rid of it with a generous amount of white paint. After this I went in with a baby wipe and let more of the underneath colour show through.

Step 6:  I stamped some images from Weed Love and Crazy Flowers #2 for the background. These lady bugs, from Things With Wings, have been capturing my eye for a little while, so I stamped where I would like the large one to go.  The reason for this is because I needed the antennae. It saves me having to cut around them.  I am going to add a coloured bug over the top of it.

Step 7:  Here are the coloured bugs!  They are simply made by swiping the stamped images through some distress ink on my craft sheet.  The reason I used Distress Ink, instead of Oxides, is because they don't cover up the stamped image.  Oxides tend to sit on top of the black ink.

Here is a close up of the leaves.  Again I've used the colours from our challenge this month. 
I had a relaxing time colouring with water colour pencils. The same colours as the paint.

I liked how this has turned out.
It is always nice to have a couple of images going of the edge of your page, or card.  So I did this with the smaller lady bugs. All you do then is turn the card over and trim off the excess.
Words were added from Mix a Sentiment and some sketchy lines around the border.
An after-thought was to add a little more blue so a little blue Oxide was randomly added around the edges too.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how this came together.
Warts and all.

The lady bugs are gorgeous and look just as great on a card as they do on a journal page.
They are so versatile!

Stamps Used Are:


Other Products Used Were:
DecoArt Paints
Distress Ink and Oxides
Water colour pencils

Just a reminder that our challenge for this month is well underway.
You can enter over on facebook to be in with a chance to win a prize.

Happy Stamping!
Dot x