Thursday, May 30, 2019

Things with wings - Journal page with video tutorial by Melina

Hello lovely peeps!

It´s Melina here today sharing this journal page.
Now it´s the season when I spend more and more time in my garden.
Always a mix of paint and dirt under my finger nails and I love it!

I´m working in one of my A5 sized journals and used DecoArt
Americana Premium acrylics and mediums on this page.
The stencil is from That´s Crafty! and is newly released.

Hope you´ll enjoy this garden-inspired journal page


Rubber Dance stamps used:

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Mail Art ► Majo

Hi Folks!

Good to see you here on the blog.

I haven't done any Mail Art for awhile, so I thought it was about time to start this fun again.

I used a variety of stamps for my envelope. 

I started by stamping the "address label" and covered this with a piece of scrap paper.

I stamped my main image, the gorgeous giraffe, and masked it with drawing gum. When I finished coloring the envelope with Distress Oxides I stamped different stars on top and the grunge circles on the bottom. The sentiment leaves me enough room to add an address when I send this Mail Art out.

I hope you also enjoy making Mail Art every once in a while to send out your letters.

I have used the following stamps:

Grungy Borders
 Have a good week and Happy Crafting ♥

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Just adore Me

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today. I love this sweet kittie from the set Friends fur-ever.

My Stamp supplies:

This card was really easy to make. I stamped and fuzzy cut the kittie and colored it. The background is simply designer paper and I added the kittie to it. The sentiment is heat embossed onto a left over strip of paper. I trimmed the paper to have a strip of white card base at the top and the bottom.

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, May 24, 2019

A journal page tutorial with Beautiful bugs by Saadia Nawaz

Hi everyone, 

Saadia here with a quick and easy journal page tutorial. I hope you like it. 

Let's start our journal page:

I applied ink sprays on two areas of the page. 

After that, I did background stamping with Grungy stuff and Art defined Rubber Dance stamps.

I heat embossed a quote 'Believe in Yourself' from Think again set, and cut the words 'Be you' for the title of this page. This stamp set has many beautiful words and quotes. 

Finished my journal page by adding paint splatters and a small bee from Beautiful bugs stamp set. 

That's all for now 

A reminder that we have a stamping 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. 

Saadia Nawaz 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Imagine, Dream, Explore and Create Art journal page with video tutorial by Gerry

Hi lovely Rubber Dance friends, today I have another page for my mini album with Rubber Dance stamps Textured Flowers and Mix a Sentiment
I used a mix of Ranger ink Distress Oxide and Archival ink in combination with embossing powder.

The Textured Flowers set is so versatile that you don't need anything else to make a fun art journal page, card or other project. The Distress Oxide that I used.

I turned a little mistake into an accent on my page.

For the sentiment or title on my page I used the super fun Mix a Sentiment. A stamp you will love and use over and over for your papercrafting especially for art journaling and if you like words and word strips.

And I have a video tutorial for you that you can watch HERE

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

Gerry van der Velden

Rubber Dance Stamps

Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
Distress Oxide – worn lipstick, old paper, tattered rose and picked raspberry
Nuvo embossing powder
Nuvo clear embossing powder
Craft Perfect - Ultra Smooth Card- White - 8.5" x 11" (5/PK)
clear embossing ink

Monday, May 20, 2019

More Art Journal Pages in the Happy Journal by Evelyn

Hello lovely Rubber Dancer, it´s Evelyn here today!

May be you´ve seen my Happy Journal I made with the beautiful Rubber Dance stamps. I also started to fill the pages with life.
I really love to work in this little journal, it´s such a nice size.
Here are my next pages.

For this pages I used my new Mermaid Markers from Jane Davenport to create the background. I randomly spreat different colors to the pages, spritzed with water and let them run. 
To tone down everything and to add more texture I added white Gesso to the surface and took parts of it off using a stencil and a baby wipe.

I stamped the circles from the Grungy Stuff stamp set with black Archival ink on both edges, colored them with the same colors I used on the background and doodled with a white Posca pen. From the same stamp set I used my beloved grungy circles, which I stamped with Garden Patina Archival ink to the background.

Next I used the Doodle Flowers stamp set. I stamped the leaves with black Archival ink to the background and colored in some of the leaves with a white stabilo all. The flower I stamped on white cardstock and cut it out. Then I glued it to the page.

I cut out the words `Sound of nature´, they are from the new Mix a Sentiment stamp. This stamp is utterly gorgeous, I love it! To make the words stand out a bit more, I surrounded them with a black stabilo all pencil and activated it with water.

Stamps I used:


...............oh, do you remember the page I made for the challenge start this month?
I made the left side of this double page, fitting to the right, and I wanted to share this with you too.

Stamps I used:
Vintage Scrip

Think again

Don't forget about our challenge, which goes until the end of the month. Join in with it, there are still some days left!
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.
So thank you for your visit today, I hope you feel a little bit inspired - and happy stamping!


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Fish Swim with Suzi

Good Day All, Today it's my pleasure to share with you another project I've created using the wonderful Red Rubber Stamps by Rubber Dance Stamps.  For Today's project I used the super cute 'Fish Swim Love' set of stamps; I've combined them with a background I created on a Round Gelli Plate with Paint Pens.

Here's a peek at my finished card;

First of all I'd like to show you how I created the background scene for my Fishes.  I used a Round Gelli Plate along with a selection of Posca Paint Pens.
The first layer in green,
Then pale blue,
Followed by dark blue,
The Final Layer of Paint Pens in brown and black.

I then sponged on a layer of Prussian Blue, Cerulean Blue and Titanium White blended together.

Finally I pulled my print to reveal my background scene.

I then stamped out some Fish, A large one onto a piece of Yellow Gelli Print, and the small fish I stamped in orange, pink and purple.

Next I die cut a Porthole shape from some silver mirri card,

Now It was time to start putting my card together.  I took a white card blank, and added a gelli print background, followed by my background scene with porthole, and a few brads to represent fittings.

I then added my Fish and Sentiment.

To Fish my card I added some shading to all the elements using a Koh-I-Noor Progresso Aquelle Pencil, which once activated with water gives a lovely dark grey shadow.  I also added the same shadow detail all around the card to frame.

Here's a close up,

I love how this all came together.  Creating the Scene on the Gelli Plate was great fun, and I do love those cute little Fish.  I hope you've enjoyed seeing how I created my project, It was a pleasure to share it with you.

That's all from me, Happy Crafting
Bye for Now

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Butterfly Girl Distress Crayons Card by Dot

Hi everyone,
It's Dot here with a fun card for you that uses Distress Crayons, a little Distress Ink and some fabulous Rubber Dance stamps.

The background for this is made with Distress Crayons using the colours from this month's challenge over on facebook.

After you've covered your card thinly with white gesso, the crayons are so easy to blend together with a damp finger. Then all you do is take some crayon off with a stencil and baby wipe, and add some colour on through the stencil.

The sentiment is one that I've put together myself using the Mix A Sentiment stamp set.

It was easy to stamp the whole sheet and then cut out the words that I wanted to use. I LOVE this 
stamp set! I'll stamp up some more of these so that I've got them ready to use.

Weed Love has some dandelion stamps in the set and they were perfect for the Butterfly Girl to fly around.

I was watching Gerry's recent video, here, and she showed a wonderful way to use the Grungy Borders stamp, so I decided to give it a go as part of the edging on my card. It worked a treat!!!  Thanks Gerry for a great tip.

The Butterfly Girl #2 was so easy to do too! I simply stamped the image and swiped her through some distress ink on my craft sheet.  The way that I kept her body 'un-inked' was to hold my fingers over that part of the image.  The ink only goes onto the wings this way.  Then cut her out.

Stamps Used Are:


Other Products Were:
Distress Crayons
Distress Ink

I hope you've enjoyed this card.
Don't forget to check out our facebook group and the monthly challenges.
Even if you don't enter the challenge (which has awesome prizes - just saying), there are still some amazing inspiration and ideas for you to see.

Happy Stamping!
Dot x