Friday, May 25, 2018

CAS-ual Friday: Birthday Card by Bibi

Welcome to another CAS-ual Friday with Rubber Dance stamps!

CAS stands for Clean And Simple. In most cases that means using just a few stamps, leaving a lot of white around the stamped images. That part might feel intimidating to many cardmakers, myself included when I tried the CAS style for the first time a couple of years ago. The more CAS card I made, the easier I found it, though. Goes with everything new we try, doesn't it?

For today's CAS card, I've used a stamp that you have never seen before! This gorgeous hydrangea flower with birthday sentiment (and more) will be released on the 2nd of June, so here's just a little nibble ...

I coloured the stamp with watercolour markers, gave it a light mist of water and stamped it on watercolour paper. I filled in just a few petals and both leaves, using markers and a paint brush. For the sentiment, I also used markers on the stamp - but no water for a crisp impression.

This stamp set will be available in the Rubber Dance web shop on the 2nd of June.
Please give a round of applause to Deborah Wainwright for drawing this beauty for me so I could turn it into a rubber stamp!

Set size: 9 x 13 cm. Large hydrangea: 7 x 7 cm.
Deeply etched, red rubber. Retails at €9,75

If you absolutely cannot wait till the 2nd of June,
just pop me an email and tell me you're impatient ;-)

Thanks for stamping by today!

Hugs from Bibi
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Stamping with Crayons - Mixed Media Video by Susanne

Hi there!

I have an art journaling video to share with you today. I used my Neocolor II crayons on this page. I will also show you how to use them to ink up your stamps.
The bees are from the Rubber Dance "Buzzy Bees" stamp set. I used the "Round in Circles" Set and "Art Defined" for the background.

Enjoy the video:

Here are some close-ups:

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne

Rubber Dance

Neocolor II Crayons
STAMPlorations stencil
Acrylic Paint

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday - Art Journal Page by Dot

Hi it's Dot here with a tutorial for your Art Journal.

It was difficult to put into words how to make the paint background so I've made a video that shows it so much easier.  It really is quick and so much fun to make a marbled background with paints.
I'm new to video's so please excuse that it is taken sideways (yes, but there are no stamped images or words in this part so it isn't too bad to watch lol)

For the next part I have step-x-step pictures for you ...

Step 1: I've stamped the words from Something Wonderful in the center of the page and also onto some photo copy paper. The words have been cut out in one piece to make a mask.  A little bit of random stamping from Old Book Page is a great way to add a little interest to a page. 

Step 2: With the mask in place over the words, I've stamped some leaves from Twiggy Leaves around the words with oxides.

Step 3:  This is where I thought it needed a little 'oomph' so I've stamped some more leaves with archival black ink into the corners.

Step 4: While I was adding some more stamping of a single leaf from the set I dropped it onto my page, leaving a mark.  As a way around it I've stamped the leaf onto some white card and fussy cut it out.  It's a great way to cover little things, and I was really happy with how it finished up.  The extra leaf gave the page a bit of a lift. And some stenciling using the Twisted Citron and a little Peeled Paint oxides.

Other Products Used:
Archival black ink
Distress Oxides: Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron
Dina Wakley paints: Lime, Elephant and Black

Rubber Dance Stamps Used:

I hope that you have enjoyed the tutorial ... even the side-ways video!

Please remember that our current challenge still has another week to go. I hope that you follow the link and pop over to see the amazing inspiration and entries and perhaps join in the fun.

Dot x

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Something simple for Sunday

Hello everyone Debs here with a simple card for a quick Sunday make.

If you would like to see how I made this why not pop on over to my blog where I have a quick tutorial for you.

The stamps I used are all below

Take care 
Hugs xx

Friday, May 18, 2018

CAS-ual Friday- set of ATC's with Asia

Hi everyone,

So it's Friday today and it's my pleasure to show you my project with Rubber Dance stamps. I create a set of ATC's which are easy to made. I have tons of leftover papers laying around my very small craft space, so even though I don't know in many cases what kind of paint I used on them, I decided to finally use some of them. I took a paper painted in different shades of blues and purples and stamped with an ATC sized-stamp Vintage Lace. I added some paper straws cut through the middle so they are not to bulky and on another piece of paper (this time in shades of pink, red and yellow) stamped few butterflies from Antique Botanicals collection, then fussy-cut them, put this layer of Glossy Accents on their wings for some shine and glue them to the cards. The words come from Affirmation stamp- I used Archival ink to stamp them on white paper. And here are the ATC's:

Rubber Dance stamps used:

Thank you for dropping by and have a nice Friday:)
Hugs, Asia

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Technique Thursday - A Brusho Card by Sue

Good afternoon and happy Thursday. It's Sue here with a simple tutorial for my Brusho card.

The main thing to remember with these little pots of joy is that less really is more - a little goes such a long way!!! Yes 3 exclamation marks, need I say more!

 I stamped the 3 butterflies from Butterfly Trio onto watercolour card and then embossed with clear embossing powder. If you don't want to emboss make sure to use a waterproof ink like Ranger Achival as this is waterproof when dry. With Brusho's you use a LOT of water, so a good watercolour card is needed. I taped my card down to my craft mat as the water makes the card twist and turn, this gives great effects and dribbles, but it isn't what I want for this card.

 I sprinked a tiny bit of yellow Brusho crystals onto my card. Do not take the lid off the pot, just poke a hole in the top with a pokey tool and sprinkle. Remember this is a 3 exclamation mark rule!

 Then take your spritzer and spritz away! There are only two colours here, yellow and orange. Many of the colours have more than 1 colour in them which is where the little bits of green have come from.

 I liked the green so I added a tiny bit of leaf green and spritzed again.

Of course if you mix orange and green you will get brown. Now brown can be a fabulous colour, but it's not what I want here.

 So as soon as you get a colour that you don't want, dab it up straight away with a piece of kitchen roll. This should sort it out, and if it is still a bit muddy, give it another blast of water then blot again.

 There we are, mud removed. I wanted to add some blue now. The Brusho blues are such strong beautiful colours, but I didn't want to overpower my yellows, so I added just a tiny bit of turquoise.

 I love how the embossing repels the water and makes it follow the line of the embossing powder. I say 'makes it' but to be fair Brusho's do pretty much what they like, which is all part of the fun!

 This is the hard part now, walk away and leave it to dry. You can roll it with kitchen roll, or use a heat tool, but this takes some of the vibrancy out of the colours. So just stick it in a sunny corner, or if you live in the UK over a radiator (we don't have sun) and let it dry naturally.

 I wanted to layer up my butterflies so I made another background, but on ordinary card as my watercolour card is quite thick. When dry I cut them out and gave them a layer of Glamour Dust paint to give them a bit of a twinkle and also a bit of extra strength.

I can safely add my blue now - it's only stitching, and the obligatory sequins. I challenge you to name anything that doesn't look better with sequins. I've also added some of Tim's word stickers - Tim always has just the right words.
Remember YouTube is a fabulous place for lots of inspiration and tutorials on how to use your Brusho's - they really are amazing. Enjoy the rest of your day, and thanks very much for looking 

Stamps Used - Butterfly Trio 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May 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


created this beautiful mixed media tag 

made this awesome greeting card 


created this gorgeous ATC 

made these colourful and whimsical cards using Butterfly Girl 1 and 2, Butterfly Trio, words from Think Again

We are looking forward to your entries!

Join our challenge here!