Monday, October 24, 2016

Watercolour XMas with Gansai Tambi Colours

Hi my dear Rubber Dance friends!

It's Susanne writing today and I want to share my first video, using the brand new Watercolour XMas stamp set.
This is not a "normal" stamp set. It is made to use with watersolubal stamps to create a watercolour effect and to make your art work look like hand painted.

Have fun watching the video, and feel free to ask any questions.

Of course these colours are not the only possibility. Come back later this week to see four more videos with this brand new stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by.
xx Susanne.

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Watercolour XMas

Friday, October 21, 2016

We are fabulous - a Autumn Tag

Hello and welcome,
Anita from the Design team back again.  The day before yesterday I recieved happy mail from Rubber Dance.  The happy mail was these gorgeous Textured Houses and these Beautiful Words.  I had to start playing with them right away and here is one of my makes:

We are fabulous ♥

A very simple and clean tag.  I thought it was just right considering what month it is......

And it is the right color for the October Challenge that I hope you have participated in.  If not, hurry up - there are prizes to win.

All stamps I have used here can be bought in Rubber Dance's online store.

PS. I love nice birthday wishes.... ;-) Yep, it's my birthday today. Hurray! :-)

Hugs, Anita
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

NEW Stamps Launch Sale!

Hello, hello! Bibi here today to share not just one, but THREE new sheets of stamps available from Rubber Dance - starting today!

Susanne Rose, who has designed our popular sheets Textured Flowers and Textured Feathers, has made yet another set in this series - Textured Houses

Click on the image to see a larger version. In-between the houses, you'll find pattern stamps to add texture to your backgrounds.

I have fallen in love with these quirky Amsterdam style houses. Susanne and I have both made some sample cards to show you how versatile these houses are - please see below.

The sheet measures 18 x 13 cm (7 x 5 inches). The top two rows of houses are 10 and 11,5 cm long. The single house, bottom left is 6,5 cm tall.

 The second new sheet is called Beautiful Words.

Cut the words apart and start spelling your own sentences! See samples below.

I bought this font from a professional calligrapher, and I think it's really beautiful. (She gave me the rights to make rubber stamps from her font).

The sheet measures 18 x 13 cm (7 x 5 inches).

It's quite different from other sentiments we have here at Rubber Dance and I hope you will like it as much as I do.

There are more samples further down.

And last, but not certainly not least, Susanne's Watercolour Xmas. Why the name? Because Susanne designed these stamps so that you can easily achieve a gorgeous watercolour effect - without any experience with watercolour painting at all!

Here's how:
Stamp the ornaments with a water based ink on watercolour paper. While the ink is still fresh, use a paintbrush with a bit of water and "pull" the ink towards the middle for a quick and easy watercolour effect.

Remember, easy isn't cheating! ;-)

After your "watercolour" has dried, make a negative mask to cover the paper around your ornament and use the pattern stamps to add decoration inside them.  See below for samples. 
Susanne is working on a video tutorial for these.

The sheet measures 18 x 13 cm (7 x 5 inches).

All the ornaments come in two different sizes - like the stars on my card above.

Launch Sale!
If you would like to order any of these new sheets of red rubber stamps,
please use coupon code NEW123 to take 15 % off your order!
This offer is good for one week only - till October 27th.

Want to see more samples, you say? Glad you asked! ;-)

Yes, I'm talking to you.

Stamps from Watercolour Xmas combined with a twig from Pines Fir Yew
Pattern stamp used inside the ornaments:

Make your own background paper:

Deer from Frosty Friends.

Make a watercolour stripe, stamp star on top and drag the ink out with water.
Other stamps used are a twig from Pines Fir Yew and two cones from Frosty Friends.

Beautiful winter villages with Textured Houses:


Not quite ready for winter or Christmas just yet? How about some spooky houses!

Or some not spooky at all:

Thanks for looking! 
Susanne and I hope you will like our new stamps! We sure do :-)


< ---- This is Susanne and me......
dressed up for Halloween, or just awesome by nature?

Text made with two stamps from Beautiful Words.

By the way, the Giraffe is another of Susanne's designs.
You can find it on her "old" set African Animals.

.... and so are YOU, 'case you wondered! ♥

All the new stamps can be found on this page.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Scrunchy Time

Hello.  Welcome.  Gail from the design team here today.  I have long wanted to make a dream catcher.  I had a look around the net and found a wonderful tutorial.  So today I have made a thing, inspired by a dreamcatcher LOL

I can hear you!  What's that then?  It a thingy for my hair!

I stamped and embossed the large spiral from Round in Circles and a feather from Textured Feathers on brown leather.  White?  Or gold?  I think I'll go with the white.  I actually wanted to use orange but I don't have any orange embossing powder.  

I found some orange cotton fabric and ripped off some strips about 2cm width.  Then I stamped using brown archival ink and the small stars and dots stamps from Textured Feathers.

I attached the strips of fabric and the feather to the spiral.

I added some seed beads and bits of shell and attached a elastic loop to the back.

Have you seen this month's challenge at Rubber Dance stamps?

Still time to join the fun

All the stamps I used today, and many more, are available from

Thanks for dropping by

Monday, October 17, 2016

Clean and Simple Stamping

Hello everyone!! Kymona from Kreative Kymona here again with another card design to inspire you. Today I'm going to show you a card using a clean and simple stamping technique.

Take a look:

I used Rubber Dance Stamp Texture Flower small stamps to create a border along the right side of the Bristol Smooth White cardstock.

I didn't use any color because black and white cards are so elegant.  

To create this card, I stamped each image one at a time using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I arranged them in no particular order. I tried to fill in any big open spaces. 

Once I was happy with the border, I stamped the sentiment from Just a Note stamp set and rounded the top left corner to finish the card off. 

So, what do you think?  Would you try creating a clean and simple card?  

I can't wait to hear from you!

Thank you for stopping by!


Friday, October 14, 2016

Creativity lives here - restyling day

Hi there.
Anita from the Design team back again and today I want to show you something that basically was very ugly (at least I think so).  Door signs, or a wall hanger, which can be brand new and very beautiful by using the amazing Rubber Dance stamps and some paint.


(big letters spell 'here lives' in Norwegian)

Here is a step by step of how I made this:

Here is the original

I painted it with white gesso. Let it dry, and another layer of gesso.

I added acrylic paint in yellow, turquoise and green in dots using babywipes.  Let dry.

Then some magenta.  Let dry.

I've used some stencils and the same color to make some patterns.

Then Picket Fence Distress Stain through Tim Holtz stencil Dot Fade (which is my favorite stencil)

Then I used Archival ink in color "forget me not" and stamp from the set Textured Flowers stamped around on all three parts.

I stamped the pine from the set Pines Fir Yew on the upper corner on every piece with Archival ink in the color "Cactus Flower".

Then I used StazOn Jet black and stamped from the set Sew sweet and stamped a frame around all three parts.

I stamped butterflies from the set Antique Botanicals on a watercolor paper and colored them with Ecoline.

I gave the butterflies some Glitter Glaze. Now they were incredibly beautiful with a little glitter and shine.

It's time to cut them out.

I stamped her (here) bor (live) with the letters from Alphabet Uno set, and some black and gold alphabet stickers to make the word kreativiteten (creativity) on the last piece.

I painted with a brush the inside of the letters with purple matt acrylic paint.

Then I made some dots inside the letters with pink Liquid Pearls.

And pasted on all the butterflies with a glue gun.

And inside the door the creativity actually lives,  he he he :-) oh no, there's no mess at all, it’s just creativity that has happened ....

That was what I wanted to show you today. Hope I gave you the inspiration to maybe spice up things in your home that is not so cool anymore, and instead of throwing it you can restyle it.
Hope I see you again soon.

Remember that all the stamps I have used on this project + many more can be bought in Rubber Dance’s online store.
Hugs, Anita
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