Friday, October 28, 2016

Christmas Night - Tag Tutorial by Susanne

Hi everyone!
It's Susanne writing today and I'm sharing a step by step tutorial for this Christmas Night tag. I used Brushos, different stamps from the Textured Series and a sentiment from the Christmas Cheers and Gift Tags.

I started with a dark blue and a bright orange Brusho background.

I sprinkled white liquid watercolor all over the tag after I've colored the edges black. I believe I used a black Pitt Artist Pen.

After everything was bone dry, I embossed some stars on top and the sentiment in the middle. I used WOW! Sparkling Snow Glitter.

Finally I cut out the houses and adhered them on the bottom. I colored the windows and doors with Distress Markers (Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed).

Thanks you for stopping by today.
xx Susanne.

Products from Rubber Dance:
Textured Houses
Textured Flowers
Textured Feathers
Christmas Cheers & Gift Tags

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Watercolour XMas = Watercolour Card

Hi everyone.

I(Susanne) have shared two videos on Monday and Wednesday where I showed you different techniques for our new Watercolour XMas stamp set. Today I'd like to share another card where I used watercolour instead of stamping ink. Have fun watching the video.

Come back soon to see two more videos using these awesome Christmas stamps.
Thanks for stopping by today,
xx Susanne.

Products from Rubber Dance:
Watercolour Xmas

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Watercolour Xmas using Distress Inks

Hi everyone!

It's Susanne and I am back with another quick video tutorial on how to use the brand new Watercolour Xmas stamp set together with Distress Ink.

If you are familiar with Distress Inks you know that they are water reactive.  I found out that they react differently depending on the paper you are using.  I used watercolour paper in the following video.  After I've inked up the stamp I spray it with water.  I blend the colours immediately after I've stamped the image.

If you use a smoother type of cardstock you can stamp the inks pure and blend them later (any time, although they are dry) with water.

Have fun watching the video:

Stay tuned for three more video tutorials...

Thanks for stopping by.
xx Susanne.

Products from Rubber Dance:
Watercolour Xmas

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Autumn Leaves Card

You can read this post in Danish here on the Scandinavian blog

Dear reader. Autumn is upon us, Susan from Design Team here, I'll show a very simple card. I have a lot of design papers I do not use that much, so it's a good opportunity to use it for this card. When I chose my stamp, I look at the papers that suits autumn colors. I love Rubber Dance leaves stamp set so they should be highlighted here on my card. I distressed the edges of my base, and glued my various pieces of papers on. Can it be simpler, and I will just say that I've bought myself a nice tool a MISTI, I would never have bought it if it had been one year ago, but it is recommended, you get a really good black image.

I have used:
I Love Leaves and Nostalgic Couples Stamp set
Paper from Bo Bonny and Core-Kraft
Distress ink: vitorian velvet and dusty concord
Archival ink jet black
from the pile sequins, paper lace and white cardboard

I hope you will come and play in our October challenge, you still have time to participate.
Hugs, Susan

Månedens Utfordring - Oktober:

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 watersoluble inks to create a watercolour effect and to make your art work look 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.

Products from Rubber Dance:
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
my blog:

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