Sunday, March 18, 2018

Simplicity Sunday - A Simple Card by Dot

Welcome to Simplicity Sunday.
Today I've a very simple card to share with you.

I've used the Dancing Woman stamp as the main piece for this one.
Firstly I've blended some Iced Spruce Distress Ink onto some scrap cardstock and made sure it was thoroughly dry. I dabbed an anti-static pad over it and stamped the image with Versamark ink and then added white embossing powder.  Heating it to melt the EP.

To make the lady stand out a little more I've blended some Black Soot around the edges before cutting it out. I matted this onto white, then black card.

For the larger background I've used the Textured Flowers stamp set.  I coloured some scrap card with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, stamped some flowers and cut them out.  The background has some circles from this set randomly stamped onto the card.

To finish all you need to do is attach the centre piece and the flowers! Oh, and I added a little black shading around the lady with a black fine liner.

Tip: I've cut a couple of the flowers so that they sit on the edge of the white card.  I think this gives a lovely finish.

This card uses the colours (Lilac, Grey and Black) and theme (circles) from this month's challenge.
I hope that you like this card and have time to pop one of your creations into our challenge.

Thank you for looking.

Stamps Used:

Friday, March 16, 2018

CASual Friday: Card- Get whale soon!

Hi everyone!

I am so happy to be here, with my very first project for Rubber Dance! Today, as it's CASual Friday,  I have for you en easy card, all in blues and grays:)

Firstly I cut 1 cm smaller than the actual card piece of cardstock on which I wanted to work. I stamped it with super- cute stamps from the set called Whale Wishes and black, permanent Archival Ink. Then I've added some colors with Distress Oxide and Lindy's sprays. I've added Glossy Accents to the bubbles to give them 3D effect (the same goes for an eye of the whale). At the end, between the actual card and the smaller stamped piece, I added blue tracing paper (the edges were cut on my trimmer in a shape of waves).

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a great weekend and see you soon!


Rubber Dance stamp set:

Other supplies:
Lindy's Flat Fabio spray: Tweedle Dee Denim
Lindy's Starburst sprays: Whale Watch Blue & Azure Sea Aster
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Distress Oxide- Salty Ocean

Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 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

 Combined our input on this gorgeous journal page.
She worked with Round in Circles, Art Defined and Whale Wishes

 made this brilliant card using our colour scheme.
She picked Playful Penguins and Rock Carvings

 combined the theme and colour scheme on her lovely journal spread.
She picked the Vintage Script, Round in Circles and Sew Sweet stamp sets.

 Went also with the colours and the circles on her beautiful card.
She used A little Birdie, Birdhouse and Round in Circles.

 worked also with both themes on her amazing spread.
She played with the Whale Wishes and Adore Me stamp sets.

 created this awesome spread following the theme and also the colours.
She picked Fave Flower and Adore Me.

 Made this cute card using Circles and the Colour Scheme, too.
She worked with Curious Cat, Crazy Flowers #2 and Adore Me.

We are looking forward to your entries!

Join our challenge here!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday - Tutorial using the Bokeh Effect by Dot

Hi, welcome to Tutorial Tuesday.
I'm sharing a tutorial using the Bokeh effect to create a simple and pretty card.

I've used the colours from our challenge this month along with the theme of circles.

Step 1:
Stamp out one of the flowers from the Antique Botanicals set to use as a mask.  It works better (more snuggly) if you cut about 2mm in from the outside of the image.

Step 2:
Using the mask that you have cut out, stamp the image a few times so that it looks like they are over-lapping.

Step 3:
Place your masks over the flowers.  Then add a die-cut circle, which acts like a mask also, into the center of the card.
I've used Shaded Lilac in the Distress Oxides (to fit in with the theme this month) to colour up the card with a sponge.  You don't need to worry about being too careful because you will be hiding any flaws with the next step ;)

Step 4:
There are many circle stencils out there but I found the mini from That's Crafty to be a handy size to work with.  I've put some white acrylic paint onto the craft sheet and dabbed some paint through the stencil in random places all over the inked area.
It looks really good when you have some circles going off the edge.

Step 5:
Keep building up the circles until you are happy with the effect.  You can use as few or as many circles as you like.  It is completely up to you.

The final step was to add the hearts and words from the 'Just A Note' set of stamps.
I wanted something simple, but there are heaps of really useful words in this set that would've worked just as well.  Oh, and to mat it up anyway that you like so that it is ready to pass onto someone.

Other Products:
Distress Oxides
Versamark Ink
Acrylic Paint

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Simplicity Sunday - A Birthday Card by Sue

Hello and happy Sunday, it's Sue here with my first card for our new Simplicity Sunday feature. Sometimes we get a bit carried away with new techniques so it was nice to get back to basics, and I ended up with a card that I really like so that's a result!

The background has been made with Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean and Broken China that's just been swooshed and spritzed on a craft mat. If you don't get enough ink onto the card with the first layer make sure to keep drying it before re-dipping.
I used a blending tool but with ordinary Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade and covered a couple of pieces of A5 stamping card. I find this size easier to work with than A4. Then I  stamped two of the flowers from Crazy Flowers 1 and embossed in black. These are really easy  to cut out, but I cheated with one of the flowers and used a round scallop edge die.
The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday set and has been coloured with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. Then a bit of matting and layering and we're all done and the card's in the box!

And finally... cuteness alert, this is the inspiration photo for our March challenge - unfortunately the winner doesn't get to keep the cute kitties, but you do have until the end of the month to enter.
Have a wonderful day, and thanks very much for looking xx

Friday, March 09, 2018

CASual Friday: A simple Spring Card

Hi and welcome!

I'm so glad to have been asked to show you - and hopefully inspire you, with a CAS Project today. ("CAS "meaning Clean And Simple, for you who may not know it).

On every Friday the team will give you inspirations for clean and simple projects, and today it is my turn.

I've made a very simple card out of white and yellow cardstock, Distress Oxide, Distress Embossing Powder, Faber-Castell Colour penscils, ribbon and of course Rubber Dance Stamps. 

I am SOOOO locking forward to spring. We are freezing to death here in Norway...I want sun, heat and spring. Now! I love the springtime.


- Distress Oxide - Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Bundle sage
- Distress Embossing Powder - Spiced marmelade
- Faber Castell Colour pencil - Yellow and green
- Green Ribbon
- White and yellow cardstock

Thank you so much for visiting. I wish you a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Anita

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday - A Gelli print card by Donna Gray

Hi everyone,

It's Donna here today with a Tutorial Tuesday which means loads of pictures for you ;)

I didn't really have a plan in mind when I started this card but for some weird reason it turned out with an Autumnal theme but the seasons appear so mixed up at the moment so I suppose why not?!

All the Details:

I pulled out this Gelli printed background from my stash and cut to the size to fit a 6x6 card. I usually use Decoart Paints for this as the media ones are very free flowing so a little goes a long way. The effect you see was achieved just by cutting rough circular shapes out of thick card and laying them on the paint on the Gelli plate before pulling the print.

As I was looking through all my Gelli prints I saw one that I thought would be perfect to stamp the toadstool from the Carved Whimsy Wood stamp set on. It's a nice easy one to fussy cut out too.

I thought I'd use one of these very lovely winged fairy creatures from a set called Flying Ink Bottle and coloured her in with some Mermaid Markers, then fussy cut her out as I intended to perch her on the toadstool.

I stamped one of the flowers also from  Carved Whimsy Wood onto some Strathmore Mixed Media paper and coloured them in with a couple of Zig pens. I fussy cut them out as you can see and put them to one side to add to the background as a finishing touch.

I just had to include my favourite tree from the Carved Whimsy Wood set and I stamped it offset twice to the left and right side of the Gelli print.

I then added a little stamping with another flower stamp also from Carved Whimsy Wood with a green Archival ink pad to add a bit more to the background before I added the fussy cut images to it.

The next step was to add the toadstool and flowers onto the background, ready for the 'fairy' to sit happily upon the toadstool.

So as you can see on the final photo I added a couple of bits of leaf themed Washi tape with some sentiments from Tim Holtz which created a nice finishing touch. Oh and you can see I also drew a small crown and placed it on her head as I just thought she deserved it....and why not?!

This time my Saffie decided to photobomb the picture I was trying to take in the rare bit of sun we've had here lately....never work with Ragdoll cats are they love being the centre of attention!!

Hope you like it
Donna xx

Stamps Used:

Carved Whimsy Wood
Flying Ink Bottle

Monday, March 05, 2018

Challenge Winner and Honourable Mentions

Hi everyone! Many thanks to those who joined our February challenge! It is always exciting to look at all your lovely creative entries. We love all the inspiration!

We have a 12€ voucher to the Rubber Dance
web shop for one random winner:

And the 12€ voucher goes to...
(inser drumroll here....)

#26 Karen

Congratulations Karen!!!
Please email us at
and we will send you the voucher code.

We also want to give some
honourable mention to:

 "I am in love with the butterfly girl and the background is amazing!"

"I love the strong colours and the idea to use Glossy Accents to give the gorgeous trees some dimension"

"This project is super beautiful and so brilliant! The fish looks great!"

Our winners can grab one of these bragging badges
to proudly display on their blogs:


Please link the badge to our blog - have your followers join!


If you want to play along in our March challenge, click here to see it. 

 You can enter all your projects with Rubber Dance stamps in our 
Forever Stamping Challenge, too.
Good luck and happy stamping!

Thanks again, everyone! We hope to see you again! ♥

Greetings to you all from the gang at Rubber Dance