Monday, September 30, 2019

*Get whale soon* - Giftbag ► Majo

Hello my crafty friends,

today I will show you how I made a gift bag with the fun stamp set *Whale Wishes*.

I will give this bag to one of my friends along with a "Get Well" card and some treats.


I started by stamping my main images on watercolor paper and masked them with Schmincke drawing gum.


I applied Distress inks in Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage and spritzed it with some water to make the texture look a little more rough.


I stamped the bubbles with white ink from Stampin' Up and heat embossed them with Stampendous Detailed white embosing powder. I also added the small circles from the set. 


After removing the masking fluid, I started to colour the images a bit with the shades I used before and I also added more texture to the background with the smaller bubbles stamp.


I added a piece of cardstock with the sentiment with pop dots, adhered the panel to the bag and here we go, ready is my little gift bag! 



Some close ups ....




I have used the following set of stamps:
*Whale Wishes*.


Don't forget that our new challenge is starting tomorrow here.

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

Thank you for your precious time, and Happy Crafting ♥


Saturday, September 28, 2019

An art journal spread tutorial with Textured Mushrooms by Saadia Nawaz

Hi Everyone,
Saadia here with an art journal spread. I hope you like it.

Art journal spread with Rubber Dance stamps Textured Mushrooms. Autumn inspired
Art journal spread 

This spread was inspired by the beautiful colors of Autumn.

Rubber Dance stamps provided me with the stamps to work with, but the opinions I share here, are solely my own.

I made this spread in a Dylusions small journal. I applied white acrylic paint through a stencil by The Crafter's workshop.

Next, I applied ink sprays in brown, green and orange. The white acrylic paint acted as a resist for ink sprays.

Close up view of journal spread. Textured Mushrooms and autumn colors
Journal spread 

Background stamping was done with Mix a sentiment stamp

I stamped the mushrooms from Textured Mushrooms stamp set. I colored them with alcohol markers, fussy cut and glued them onto my page with gel medium.

Art journal spread with Rubber Dance stamps Textured Mushrooms, stencils and ink sprays, on Dylusions journal #tcwstencillove
Art journal 

Added a title from Mix a sentiment stamp.

Finished the spread by adding few paint splatters.

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,

Saadia Nawaz.

Products used:

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Moo-ry Christmas

Hello Rubber Dance friends.  Gail here today to share a quick and easy card using the very cute Christmas Cow stamp set.  This set contains the main image, a sentiment and also a little star cluster stamp for a perfect and complete creation.

I stamped Christmas Cow on a stitch-die cut panel with Black archival ink and masked.  I stamped the cluster of stars randomly using Dandelion archival ink.

I removed the mask and coloured the cow with Promarkers and glitter glue for some festive sparkle.  I stamped the sentiment at the top and added a wash of Stormy Sky distress ink to ground the main image.  A dark green card base and done.  

Thanks for stopping by.   Don't forget to link up your makes using Rubber Dance stamps in the fb group for a chance to win a €15 voucher to the store.  Hugz

Rubber Dance links:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Boxy bag by GDT Ellie Knol

I was inspired by DT member Evelyn to take away the dust from my sewing machine. 

She showed the making of a boxy bag in her blogpost "Something slightly different with Grungy Butterflies". 

So I decided to give that a go with the Doodle Flower stamp set and the Vintage Script.

I thought I was going to keep the flowers white if I covered it with a medium first. It helped a little, but color seeped to the back of the flowers too; that's fabric... 

I tried to get the flowers white with some bleach.. that didn't work.. I thought maybe Twinkling H2o's don't react to bleach ...  I was a bit fed up with it, and decided to splatter the bleach onto the background.. suddenly white splashes appeared everywhere. 

I think the reason it did not react to the bleach is because I ironed the fabric to dry after the inking. ... Propably the color went into the medium and made it permanent ...

I like the splashes anyway... 

I decided to color the flowers with Twinkling H2o's before securing the fabric with a varnish, and thinned wood glue on the backside. This gave me a sturdy material to work with.

I like the back of the fabric too :) .

I really had to stick with Evelyn's video how she did the sewing of the corners (the last step), but in the end it worked out fine. Thanks Evelyn! 

As far as I am concerned, the bottom of the bag is the nicest part of the background.. how did that happen?   Maybe it's because it was the centre of the fabric..

Look : this time I've used the monthly color combination!
Happy Stamping!


A reminder that Rubberdance has a challenge that goes all month on their Facebook page which you can find here.  It is always ANYTHING GOES/ or the colour combo if you wish.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Take The Plunge With Rubber Dance

Hi everyone,
it's Dot here, welcome back for another fun technique using
Rubber Dance Stamps.

Today I've made a card using Bister on glossy card for you
using a drinking glass to create a white area.

This one was heaps of fun to play around with!

The background was created by placing a drinking glass into the center
of the card then sprinkling a little Bister around it. Not too much though.
A little goes a long way.
Spritz a little water to activate it and let the magic happen.

I've also added some Colour Burst powder for a different green.
When the water was added it created some extra little pops of colour.
I was surprised to see pink appear!
I've stamped words from Take the Plunge stamp set
using Hero Arts white ink. A little bleach was flicked here and there just for fun.
I fell in love with the look so far - do you ever make a background
and just want to keep it as it is?
... but it was time to add the main image.

The gorgeous vintage lady from the same set was stamped
using my stamping platform and oxides.
I started with the orange and added browns and black ink.
Then cut her out.

To finish the card off the lady was masked
so that shells could be added. Textured Sea Creatures.
 Background stamps from Textured Sea Creatures were stamped
with white ink,
along with some black stamping to bring it all together.

I've managed to use the colours from this this month's challenge.

I hope you are inspired to join in with our challenge over on facebook
I hope you are also inspired to grab a glass from your cupboard
and have some fun with any of your powder products.
They mix together beautifully.
I love how they look on glossy card because the colours 
are so much brighter.

Stamps used are:


Happy Stamping!
Dot x

Friday, September 20, 2019

Happy Journal Page 8 with Dreamcatcher Stamp Set by Evelyn

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

Time for a new page in my Happy Journal.
This time I used the beautiful stamp set "Dreamcatcher".

It´s a pretty simple page, but I like how it looks!

I prepared the pages with white Gesso, spreat acrylic paint randomly and toned everything down with Gesso. 
The feathers from the Dreamcatcher stamp set are stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder and fuzzy cut.

I glued everything onto my page, stamped here and there with the tiny texture stamps from the set, highlighted with a white Posca Pen and shaded with a black charcoal pencil.
That´s all!

If you want to see how I created this page, you can watch the process video:

Here are some close ups:

Stamps from Rubber Dance:


Thank you for your visit today!

Please don't forget that we have a challenge each month.
You can find the challenge here in the
facebook group, Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Textured Mushrooms cards by Mariken

Hi everyone!  Mariken here.

Today I have some cards for you. I started with the larger ones and the small ones are left-overs.
I didn't want to waste them!!

First I colored my paper with Tommy Art Ink, these are sprays like Dylusions.
I stamped the beautiful Mushrooms with Versafine and cut them out. 

For the background I used my gelliplate, a stencil and Ranger Distress oxide inks in different colors. Let it dry and then stamp the leaves (Doodle Borders #2) and heat emboss them with white powder. When this is done you can add the Textured Mushrooms on your card.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white card stock and cut them out. I added a thin black line with a marker. Finish your cards with the borders you like (Doodle Borders #1 and #2).

I have used the following stamps:

Please don´t forget that we have a challenge each month! 
You can find the challenge here in the 
facebookgroup Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge. 

That´s it for today!

Thank you for your visit! Mariken X

Monday, September 16, 2019

Easy Aqua Flow Water colouring Cards by Gerry

Hi lovely Rubber Dance friends, it's Gerry on the blog today and I have two cards with the Rubber Dance Crazy Flowers and a super easy watercolour technique for you. And of course I used my Nuvo Aqua flow pens, they are fun and come in gorgeous colours and super easy to use.

 The watercolour technique is super easy to do with the Aqua flow Pens. And you can make a card fast with a fun watercolour look. So be sure to watch the video to see how this is done.

I stamped the Crazy Flowers with Black Archival ink on Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Card. I used the Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform to stamp the flowers a few times to get a nice dark image

I used the Nuvo Aqua Flow - Dream in Colour set to colour the background and the flowers. I used the Nuvo - Aqua Flow - Water Brushes to blend the colours together.

I used Dina Wakley Media - Gesso - Black and diluted it a bit with water from the  Distress Sprayer and made splats with a Nuvo - Nylon Brush

I used the Nuvo - Aqua Shimmer - Glitter Gloss pen to add some gorgeous shimmer around the flowers.

It's really subtle and hard to see in the pictures but so pretty. 

I hope you liked this post, thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!
Gerry van der Velden