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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Be fearless-an art journal spread with Mona Lisa stamp by Saadia Nawaz

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

I made this in a small journal. I used acrylic paints in warm colors for my background.

Background stamping was done with Doodle borders 2 and Mix a Sentiment stamp sets.

I stamped Mona Lisa stamp and one of the hearts from I Heart Art stamp set for my focal point.

The sentiments are from Mix a Sentiment set. This is one of my favourite stamps.  It has many words on it and one can easily make different sentiments.  It can also be used as a background stamp.

That's all for now.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Take care,

Saadia Nawaz.

Products used:

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

Friday, September 13, 2019

Doodle Flower Cards by GDT Ellie Knol

Guest designing is always a honour to me, and I want to thank Susanne for this chance to feature her beautiful stamps! 
This is not the first time I am a guest designer for Rubberdance; I did some guest designing a few years ago as well. 

Today a series of five cards... with the beautiful Doodle Flowers stamp set.
I totally went for the images, and 'forgot' to use the monthly color for September. 

ENJOY.. I added some details through the post.  

Starting with a colorful watercolored background  is always a good start. 

I chose to stamp right onto the background, and not fussy cut the main images. I used Versafine black and heat embossed it in clear.  

Masking the main image and stamp in the background with the leaf images, using a stamping platform. This way I could add some watered down white Fresco acrylic paint to the images, and re-stamp again after the paint had dried.

For the final touch I added color to the main images with Twinkling H2O watercolors and added some white to the images with a white acrylic marker and a gel pen.  

The watercolor splatters,
the Vintage Script and
number (from Butterfly Girl Postoid stamp)
in the background gives it some more depth.

Hope you like these and got inspired by the techniques and/or stamps! ! 

Close-ups of all 5 cards: 

Go play! 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Gelli Print Stamping on a Card by Dot

Hi everyone,
Today I'm sharing a tutorial with you that uses Distress Inks on a round Gelli Plate along with some stamping. This is a fun technique which I hope you decide to have a go at.

The main stamps used are from a newly released stamp set called Textured Sea Creatures.

And the words are from Think Again.

I've mainly used the colours from this month's challenge.
Orange and pink are one of my favourite colour combinations.

Have you grabbed a cuppa yet?
I invite you to sit back and get ready to scroll down for a fun technique.

Step 1:  I've used my round gelli plate for this. Twist Picked Raspberry Distress Ink directly from your ink pad all over the gelli plate.  Wipe some colour from the centre with paper toweling. And then flick some watered down brusho's over the ink with a fan brush.

Step 2:  I've tipped the gelli plate upside down and placed it into the center of my card.  I repeated this process a few more times and printed around the outside of the card.  Hopefully you can see where the ink has been wiped away with the paper towel and where the watery brusho's have spread out.

Step 3:  Clean your gelli plate and stamp with one of the background stamps from the Textured Sea Creatures using Picked Raspberry Oxides. Start in the center of the gelli plate and then stamp around the edges until it is covered.
Because the gelli plate is clear it is quite easy to place the gelli plate back over the original print. The stamped image shows up quite well. It helped that I'd wiped away a little of the distress ink before splattering the brusho's on.

Step 4:  Blend an orange distress ink, any will do, through a circle stencil.  The circles fit the theme so far.

Step 5:  Stamp and colour a large and small seahorse from the stamp set. The starfish have been stamped and left with no colour.  Cut all the elements out and edge with a little black soot distress ink.

Step 6:  To finish off I've chosen a favourite sentiment of mine from the Think Again stamp set.  The Textured Sea Creatures set has a heap of fun stamps as extras. I've used the spirals to add some more interesting circles and stamped them with black ink and orange oxides. On the gelli prints, and around some of the words, I've added some detail with a white gel pen. Finally sticking my stamped elements down with some glue.

I hope that you've enjoyed with tutorial.
Stamp sets used were:


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!
Dot x

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Happy Birthday Card ► Majo

Good morning, my dear friends!

You must think that there is just one set of stamps in my collection, well, there are more, but I must admit this is my favorite one at the moment. 

I have made many cards wth this set and everytime my card has reached its final destination, other people want to know where it came from and they order one too. 

This time it's for a lady I don't know in person, but we join the same FB group as Admins.

So, without futher ado here is my card. 

 I stamped the lovely flowers with Ranger Black Archival ink and heat embossed them. I applied masking fluid.

For the background I used Ranger Distress Inks *Worn Lipstick*, Tattered Rose*, *Spun Sugar* and *Victorian Velvet* by just pressing the pad to my worksheet, adding some water and swiping my card through the puddle. You have to make sure to dry all layers in between, otherwise it will get a bit muddy and the colours aren't separated anymore.

I rubbed off the masking fluid.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of black card stock and heat embossed it with Stampendous Detailed White Powder.

After adding some rhine stones I matted my panel with kraft card stock and adhered it to my black card base.

I have used the following stamps:

Don't forget about our current challenge! You can find it here in the 

 Thank you for stopping by ♥


Sunday, September 08, 2019

Beautiful journey - Remember now - Tutorial by Mariken

Hi everyone!
I'm am very happy to join the DT team of Rubberdance! 
I fell in love with these beautiful stamps and I enjoy playing with them. 
This is my first tutorial here, so there we go...

I have two cards with the lovely Things with Wings and a few other stamps.

 These are the finished cards.

And here is how we get there ...
Step 1: 
With a stencil I've made little dots on tissue paper. I used three colours acrylic paint, light pink, yellowish green and violet.

Step 2:
I got my brush out and added some dots on my gelli plate. I spread these out into lines.

 Here you see different prints and I chose two of them for my cards.

Step 3:
The prints are cut into the right size and I've glued pieces of tissue paper on the cards. I used Liquetex matte super heavy gel.

Step 4:
On Mixed media paper I added little drops of Liquitex acrylic inks and sprayed them with water.

Step 5:
I stamped the Things with Wings on the coloured mixed media paper, and cut them out.
I used the Round in Circles and made some details. I stamped with Distress oxide and black Versafine.

Step 6:
The finishing touch...I added little words from Mix a Sentiment, and stamped the outlines with Grungy Borders. Then I made some white dots with a posca marker. And, of course, glue the Things with Wings on your card.

Finally, some close ups of the finished cards.

Hopefully, you enjoyed my first tutorial and give it a try!
Have fun!! Mariken 

Don´t forget about our colourchallenge! You can find the challenge in the 

Stamps used: