Thursday, April 26, 2018

Technique Thursday - quirky card with masking technique and video tutorial by Melina


It´s Melina here today with a really quirky card where I have used masking technique.

I made a video for you, and kept the masking part in a more normal speed 
so it would be easier to follow. Hope you´ll enjoy!

Here´s the video:

If you are interested in how I made the background panel 
you´ll find the video HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Hope I inspire you to make some really quirky creatures of your own :)
xx Melina

Rubber Dance stamps used:

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday - Art Journal Page Tutorial by Susanne

Hi there!

Welcome to our Tuesday tutorial. Today I'm sharing how I made the cover for one of my Traveler's Art Journal inserts. I used the Textured Flowers stamp set and stamped two of the flowers onto photo paper that was coloured with Distress Oxide Inks.

I have a video for you. Enjoy!

Here are some close-ups:

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne

Rubber Dance Stamps:


Distress Oxides
Photo Paper
Acrylic Paints
Neocolor II Crayons
Pastel Pencils
uniPOSCA marker
Archival Ink
Memento Luxe Wedding Dress

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Simplicity Sunday - A Simple Tag by Donna Gray

Hi everyone,

It's Donna with you today to show you how to make this simple tag with only 3 stamps ;)

I took a size 8 manilia tag and swooshed it through some diluted Distress Oxides on my craft mat (I used a brown, orange and grey). After it was dried thoroughly I then used some more brown Distress Oxide and a That's Crafty! Mini Stencil to create the cogs effect you see. I just wanted it to be subtle and not over power the main stamping.

Next step was to use this wonderful stamp called da Vinci Body Sketch and stamp it directly on the tag with black Archival ink. I added a little shading around her with a grey Zig Clean Colour pen but nothing else as I wanted the background to show through her making her almost transparent.

I then took the little heart that hangs from the tree in  Whimsical Summer, coloured it with a red pen and adhere it to the stamped figure.

Then using a dots stamp from the Textured Feathers set I stamped that in black Archival ink to add more interest to the background.

The finishing touches were a couple of Tim Holtz Clippings Stickers, edging the tag with black ink and then adding a piece of hessian ribbon.

I hope you like my simple tag on Simplicity Sunday!

Donna xx

Stamps Used:

Textured Feathers

Whimsical Summer

da Vinci Body Sketch

Friday, April 20, 2018

CASual Friday Journal Page

Hello everyone Debs here with a quick and simple journal page, using some strips of colour for the background created using a Gelli plate and stamped flowers for the feature. A really quick and easy method of creating something a bit different. It’s easily adapted for use on cards, ATCs of even your mixed media projects.

Some close ups

It’s a bit busy for your usual Clean and Simple makes but those that know we me will appreciate for me two layers only is a bit of an accomplishment lol. Anyway hope you like it, as I enjoyed creating it, which I hope shows.

Materials I used 
DecoArt Media Fluids (great on a Gelli Plate, and have many translucent colours)
Glitter Pens by Nuvo Tonic Studios 
Stamps I used are below. 

Take care everyone and see you all soon

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Technique Thursday - Stenciling, Dot

Hi everyone, I hope that all is well in your part of the world.

The first thing that I've done is to get some colour onto my card. Simple swiping through some brown distress inks from my craft sheet that had been sprayed with a little water. The paper had some blistering from the water which I quite liked. 

Because of the bark look, I used my shattered glass stencil (TH) as it reminds me of spider webs. I'm farm-sitting at the moment and every time I grab some wood for the fire I check for spiders. I know, I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to spiders. I've only added it to the areas where there was already some colour so that it looks like it is part of the bark. The same inks were used as what I made the bark with so that it has a tone-on-tone look.

Tip: I use either the mini blending tool or sponges when I use ink through stencils as it gives me a cleaner (crisper) stencilled look. 

The leaves are from Twiggy Leaves and adds a nice natural feel with the bark - in my mind bark falls from trees and trees have leaves so they go together. The Twiggy Leaves set is fast becoming one of my favourite sets to use.

A single leaf finishes the background. I've stamped it off onto a sheet of paper first so that I have a more faded image. Technical term - second generation stamping.

The mushies are the Funny Fungi stamp. Simply stamped and cut out.

Because I wanted the detail of the bits on top of the mushroom and the little mushrooms at the bottom, I've stamped this onto my card so that I didn't have to go to all the trouble of cutting them out.

To finish I've attached the Funny Fungi, roughed up the edge of the card and inked it and then matted and layered it onto come card. Oh and a few splatts because I couldn't stop playing.

There are so many fun ways to use stencils. I hope you enjoyed this one and how I thought it through.

Thanks for stopping by,
Dot x

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday, art journal page by Asia

Hi everyone :)

It's Asia here with my short video tutorial. Today I've prepared for you an art journal page (which at some point will be made into an real and hopefully bulky art journal;) I wanted to share with you two techniques I've used here: adding color with a piece of acetate and embossing with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. I used Rubber Dance Collage Elements stamp set- one of my fav sets ever! 

Here are some close-ups:

I've created for you a short step-by-step video tutorial:

The stamp set used:

See you soon! Hugs,

Sunday, April 15, 2018

April Challenge Reminder

Hi my dear stamping friends!

We are back today with a reminder for our running challenge! There are more than two weeks left to join the fun and get a chance to win a 12€ voucher to the Rubber Dance web shop!

These are our themes this time:

Of course you can choose, whether you want to go with the colours or the theme. If you want to, you can also combine both.

Here are some gorgeous inspirations by the design team


combinded Carved Whimsy Wood, Whimsical Summer
and Beautiful Words on her lovely card.


made this amazing mixed media piece
using I Love Leaves, Whale Wishes and Flying Ink Bottle.


alterd this cool mask by using our stamps in a different way.
She picked the Carved Whimsy Wood stamp set.


made this beautiful accordion book using
Carved Whimsy Wood, A little Birdie, Artist Plate,


Dot made this awesome greeting card with
Carved Whimsy Wood, Mama Owl, Twiggy Leaves
and Funny Birthday.


made this gorgeous vintage ATCs
using Antique Botanicals.

We are looking forward to your entries!

Join our challenge here!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

It's a Bonny Day

Hello.  Gail here today to just let you know that Rubber Dance stamps are sponsoring Gail's Birthday Bunny Hop

and the gorgeous Bonny Bunny is not only staring on my blog today

but is also up for grabs!!

Hop on over and check out the deets and the bunnies!!  

It's Hoppin'!!!!