Friday, June 28, 2019

Find your destination ► Majo

Hi Folks and welcome to the Rubber Dance Blog.  Majo here.

Today I 'd like to show you a card I made with the beautiful Dragonfly.

I started with a piece of scrap paper, I always have lots of inked paper at hand. This one is made with Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar, Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass.

I stamped the dragonfly and the sentiment and colored my main image with the colours mentioned above, just to make it stand out a bit.

To give my card a frame, I stamped the stitches from the Grungy Borders set and on the corners the little "balls" from the Fish Diet set.

I hope you also love dragonflies as much as I do, they're so very light and shimmery. I love to watch them in our garden.

Here are some close ups ...

And these are the stamps I used:

Dragonfly and Leaf
Sentiment from the Set Grungy Butterflies
Little balls from the Set Fish Diet
Stitches from the Set Grungy Borders
This is where you can get all the beauties:

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great weekend and Happy Crafting ♥

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Hello ... from me to you.

Hi everyone,
I recently got the Alphabet Uno set of stamps
from Rubber Dance and decided to have a play with the letters.

It is so liberating and fun to be able to make your own words!

The giraffe, from African Animals, has long been a favourite stamp
of mine.  This card uses the word HELLO, which is also part of the 
African Animals set.  So it was easy to use the word twice.  
Once in a small font and again as large letters.

The letters have been cut into strips so that they can be used easier.
Simply mask off the letters that you want, ink them up and stamp them out.
A little colour to match the theme this month 
and that part was done.

The background was heaps of fun too.
Simply scrape the paint in layers onto your card with a credit card.
It was fun to keep adding layer after layer.

I made a white painty area in the middle for the letters to go.
The background and the letters match.

The other stamp set that I've used is Textured Flowers.
The large flowers were a great background addition,
while the smaller stamps in this set were used by stamping with paint onto the background.
Again, using the same colours as the background.

The stamp sets used were:


Other products used were:
Water colours
Distress Ink

I hope you enjoyed this quick run through of how this card was made.
There is a friend of mine that I haven't seen for awhile,
so this will be on it's way to her soon.
She'll get a lovely surprise and put a smile on her face.

Just a quick reminder that our challenge over on facebook still has a few days to go.
If you haven't joined in yet then you are in luck! There is still time.
You can follow the colour theme (like I did today),
or you can choose Anything Goes.

Happy Stamping!
Dot x

Monday, June 24, 2019

A journal spread tutorial with Beautiful bugs stamp by Saadia Nawaz

Hi everyone, 
Saadia here:
I want to share with a journal page with you. I hope you like it. 

Unfortunately I forgot to take step by step pictures but I will try to describe all the steps. 

 I applied a coat of white gesso to a page in my Dylusions square journal. After that, I  applied blue and green acrylic paints through a stencil by Dylusions.

Next step was, background stamping with Archival inks. I used Art defined stamp set and Grungy stuff stamp set for background stamping. 

Stamped small dragonflies from Beautiful bugs  stamp set. I stamped them at 3 sites with Archival ink. 

Next, I stamped the quote 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 visiting. 
Take care and keep crafting. 

Saadia Nawaz. 

Products used:

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Grungy Butterflies with Cornelia

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today. I needed to restock my get well cards and the Grungy Butterflies from Rubber Dance will lift everyone's spirits!

My stamp supplies:

I made a background using Brushos and Color Bursts. I then stamped the Doodle Flowers in similar colors onto my card base. I stamped the butterflies and cut them on my Scan N Cut. Assembled the card. The sentiment dies are by STAMPlorations.

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, June 21, 2019

"Live simply, bloom wildly" by Angie Coomber

Hello again!

I'm so happy to be able to show you another one of my project. This art journal page is inspired by Tracy Scott, whose style I really admire.

To begin with I covered the page with some vintage ephemera (old book pages, scrapbook papers - whatever you have in your stash) and glued everything down with gel medium.

Next I painted the page with acrylic paints - pink, turquoise, lime green and a touch of white for blending.

I then added a little bit of background stamping using black Archival Ink,

followed by a little bit of white stencilling.

Next I stamped and embossed some of the flowers from the Rubber Dance Antique Botanicals set onto white card and cut them out.

I added some mark making using various small bottle lids. I used the pink paint and some gold paint for this as well as the paint splatter.

Finally I adhered the stamped flowers as well as a typed quote.

I'd love to hear what you think! Thank you for looking, hope to see you again sometime.

Big hugs,
Angie x

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Tag with a Grungy Butterfly by Evelyn

Hello lovely Rubber Dancer, it´s Evelyn here today!
I am sitting in front of my caravan while writing this post. I´m in my holidays in Italy and - call me crazy - I have brought some of my art supplies with me. So I can spend some time in the morning, before I go to the beach, and some time in the evening, creating lovely things 😋😉😊.

This time I made a tag with one of the gorgeous Grungy Butterflies. I really love them and want to use them all the time!

I started with a tag and glued down snippets of old book pages and a lot of diecut gears. Then I added white Gesso and white crackle paint and let it dry.

I sprinkled the Magicals from the Industrial Chic set, starting with the lightest color, and spritzed carefully with water. So I added one after the other color. When the colors were dry, I dabbed white Gesso onto some parts of the colored tag to lighten it up.

Next I stamped the beautiful Grungy Butterflies with black ink, colored them with acrylic paints and gave the big one a coat of glitter with a clear Wink of Stella brush pen.  Then I fussy cut them. In the end I only used the big butterfly.

Now I stamped the Mix a Sentiment stamp randomly over the tag.

To enhance the structure, I rubbed golden wax over the gears. 

For the words I needed, I stamped the Mix a Sentiment stamp on white cardstock, colored the words I wanted to use and cut them out.

I put some brads in the tag and wrapped some rusty wire around.

Now some black and white splatters...

...and then it was time to put everything together. I colored some lace and distressed a piece of cheesecloth before I glued it down with the beautiful butterfly. Now I only had to glue down the words, do some shading, add some glitter here and there, frame the tag with black ink - and it was ready!

Well, now I will enjoy my last days of holidays and I hope you like my tag!

Oh, and don´t forget about our challenge, there is still time to join in with!  Facebook Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge

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Stamps I used:
Grungy Butterflies

Mix a Sentiment

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