Thursday, February 28, 2019

Grungy journal page with video tutorial by Melina


It´s Melina here today sharing a grungy journal page using the fab new
stamp sets Grungy Borders and Grungy Stuff.

I started off with a previously made watercolour background.

You´ll find the video HERE. Hope you´ll enjoy!


Rubber Dance stamp sets used:

Thank you so much for stopping by!
xx Melina

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Grungy Art Journal Page with Butterfly - Video Tutorial

Hi everyone!

Susanne writing today. I had a new video on my YouTube channel recently. I just want to share some photos of it and of course the stamps I've used. I played with our new ones, the Grungy Sets and with the big one of our Butterfly Trio! Scroll down for the video!

Enjoy the video!

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Susanne

Rubber Dance Stamps:

ColourCraft Spray Inks
White Acrylic Paint
Black Acrylic Ink
Watercolor Pencil (Black)
Archival Inks

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Simplicity Sunday - Retro Butterfly Girl

Hi everyone,
It's Dot here with a card that is mainly stamping and a little stenciling. 

For this card I've teamed up a stamp from Grungy Borders to create a filmstrip effect, with the star from Grungy Stuff and smaller stars from From Moo To You.  Then added in some of my all-time favourites, Round In Circles and the Butterfly Girl.

The stamps do all the work on this one, with just a touch of stenciling in the background.
The new stamps are fun to play with!

There is still a little time left for you to pop something into our monthly challenge over in our
facebook group - Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge.



Happy Stamping,
Dot x

Friday, February 22, 2019

Crazy Flower Card with Paper Strips

I made my background using strips of paper that I decorated myself 
working with stamps and stencils.

What do you need:
Paper 200 gr.
Stamps from Rubber Dance
Dylusion Ink for the flowers
Sharpie white or Posca white small 0.7 mm
Micron black 0.3 mm

I cut 10 pieces of 210 x 15 mm white paper and used stamps
and stencils to decorate them.

Stamp the flowers on nice patterned paper
and cut them out. Add some details with the
white Sharpie/white Posca.

A nice text on the card and it's ready.


Textured Feathers

Crazy Flowers # 1

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

KARMA has no deadline ► Majo

Good morning, all!

It's Majo here today to show you a tag stamped with one of the newest stamps
in the shop, the grungy border.

I have created this almost CAS tag with watercolors brushed on a piece of acrylic foil. I stamped the grungy border right on top, the sentiment on a piece of card stock which I matted as well as the whole tag with black card stock.

Some rhinestones gave my tag a little sparkle.

 ... and a little close up ...

I have used the Grungy borders and a sentiment from the set Sarcastic Superpower.

Happy Crafting ♥

Saturday, February 16, 2019

A Tag Trio by Sue

Good afternoon and happy Saturday. I've been having lots of fun playing with the new Grungy stamps sets and the very happy cows. It's ages since I made a page for my tag book, so here's one now!

I started by making some Oxide backgrounds then stamping with the new Grungy Borders and Grungy Stuff stamps.

 Then I stamped, coloured, and cut out the cows, and added some die cuts. All of the cows are on one large stamp plate From Moo To You, and they are also available individually. This is Christmas Cow.

This is quite a sad post for me as it's my last one as part of the Rubber Dance design team. I've had a fab 2 years here and would like to say a huge thank you to Bibi, Susanne, everyone on the team, and to all the Rubber Dance lovers out there.

Don't forget to join in with our colour/anything goes challenge over in the Stamping Lounge.

Stamps Used

Have a very happy weekend, and thanks so much for looking x

Friday, February 15, 2019

Valentine's Card with our Bold & Beautiful Flowers

Hi there!

Susanne writing today. I have to share a late Valentine's card with our Bold & Beautiful stamp set. These are wonderful flower prints, perfect for backgrounds.

I used my Memento Dye Inks and stamped some of the flowers in different sizes with different colours. I used white cardstock. The sentiment comes from our Fave Flowers stamp set. I cut a border on top with a STAMPlorations die and mounted everything to a craft cardbase with a strip of glittered Washi tape on the bottom.

I hope you had a gorgeous VALENTINE'S DAY!
Thanks for stopping by today!


Rubber Dance Stamps:

Memento Dye Inks
STAMPlorations Border die
Glittered Washi Tape
Cardstock/ Cardbase

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Whale Love - Painty Card Tutorial by Dot

Hi everyone,
It's Dot here with a fun tutorial for you.
I've tried something a little different today.  Recently I came across a style where you have a scene in the background, then you paint over it and have a scene over the top.  The background scene just pops through.

It looked like a fun idea so here is my take on it.  I hope you give it a go too.  And being Valentine's Day today it has a love twist.

This is the finished card.
Now for the process.  Sit back and watch how my mind worked with this.

The Whale (from Whale Wishes):
I added some watered down paint to a gesso-ed piece of card and dried with a heat tool. Dabbing with a baby-wipe as I went to create some fun lighter areas.  Then stamp the whale and cut out.

I later edged the whale with a little black ink and added a tiny bit to his body to give him more dimension.  You can see the effect in the finished card.

Step 1: 
I put some gesso onto my white card.  This gives a good base to play with paint.  It also makes the colours a little brighter.  After it was dry I added some blue/green paint randomly using my fingers. Then blended grey paint towards the outer areas and a little in the center.

Step 2:
I stamped with the green/blue paint some bubbles and seaweed from Whale Wishes. Dry.  Then stamped some seals from Playful Penguins with black ink.  When dry I added a white-wash of watered down white paint over the top.  The idea is to fade everything out so that it is pushed into the background for later.

Step 3:
Now to push the scene back a little more.  I grabbed my brayer and some white paint and started rolling.  More emphasis to the outside, and just a little through the center to make it look better (in my eyes anyway).

Step 4:
Being satisfied with the background, it is now time to start the foreground. I've used the hearts from our new set called From Moo To You. I love how there are 3 different sized hearts to play with. The sentiment is from Whale Wishes.

Step 5:
I've decided to add some seaweed from Playful Penguins.  This is a fun way to create a border.

Step 6:
Attach the whale. Colour in the seaweed.  And add a little black ink around the edges to add more of a border.  As an after thought I added some more bubbles from Whale Wishes and coloured them in with white paint. And one more big heart too. Then mount it all.

I've been learning heaps about playing with paint from Susanne and Melina.
You can follow them on you tube and see how they work.  Amazing!
They also have loads of videos on this blog for you to check out.

I'm new to painty things.  But I am having fun with it. 
I've discovered that I like to paint with my fingers and use a brayer.
And to not be scared. That's a huge thing with something new isn't it?

Products Used:
DecoArt Paints
Distress Oxides
Archival Ink 

Rubber Dance Stamps Used:


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.

Happy Stamping!
Dot x

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Merry Magpie - Art Journaling Video with Distress Oxides & Inks

Hi there!

I have a new art journaling video over on my YouTube channel. I used our lovely Merry Mag-pie stamp set for this.

The background is created with Distress Oxides and Distress Inks. I used our brand new Grungy Stuff and Grungy Borders stamp set.

Enjoy the video:

Here are some close-ups:

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Susanne

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Distress Oxide: Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed
Distress Ink: Mermaid Lagoon
Archival Ink
Tissue Paper