Rubber Dance Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  Welcome to the Rubber Dance Blog Hop!!!  If you arrived here from the fabulous Gail’s blog you are on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start from the beginning at Rubber Dance Blog.

Take a look at my card:

Here’s how I created my card:

  1. Cut the cardstock to 5.5 by 8.5, scored at 5.5.
  2. Using Distress Ink Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade and blend the inks together.  You will get a chalky finish.
  3. Using the Distress Sprayer, spray some water in your hand and drop the water onto the paper.
  4. Use a paper towel to soak up the water, leaving uneven droplets on the ink.
  5. Once the cardstock dries, stamp Rubber Dance Stamps Happy Dancing images onto the card front using Versafine Onxy Ink.
  6. Stamp the sentiment to finish the card off.

Nothing too it!!

What do you think?  Please let me know below!

A blog hop isn’t a blog hop without a GIVEAWAY!!!  Here are the details:

All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.  You have until Sunday, March 19 at 11:55pm CET or 6:55pm EST!!

The winner will be announced on April 5 along with the March Challenge Winners on the Rubber Dance Stamp Blog.

The prizes are:

Prize # 1: One sheet of stamps of your own choice! See them all here.
Prize # 2: Any 3 single stamps of your own choice! See them all here.

Your next stop is the talented Melina!!  You are going to love what she created for you.  

Supplies used:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Fired Brick Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Spiced Marmalade Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer - 2 Ounces

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

CS Take It Make It: Using Different Inks

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge for June.

Our theme is Take a Technique: Lets Get Inky!!

For this month’s challenge the technique we would like you to use more then one type of ink on your project (ink pads, ink sprays, stains, acrylic inks, etc.)  Or more then one color of ink on your project…and don’t forget to include stamping somewhere too!!

This should be super fun to see what you come up with.

Take a look at my tag:

Hello Tag (TIMI)

I have to admit I’m super excited about this tag.  I don’t usually create tags, much less one with all of this ink on it, but I have to say I really had fun creating this tag.

Let’s check out how I created this:

I gather my supplies that I needed.

tag supplies (CSTIMI)

I used the ink blending tool to apply the ink to tag, overlapping the colors for seamless blending.

ink blending (CSTIMI)

Then I sprayed water in my hand, then sprinkled the water onto the tag.  The inks reacts to water so it creates water spot on the tag. Let the tag dry.

water splatter (CSTIMI)

Once the tag is dry, spray some wild honey distress spray stain to the tag. Let that dry.

ink sprayed (CSTIMI)

After that ink up the stamp with waterproof ink and stamp the image.

stamped image (CMTIMI)

Once the image is on the tag, ink the edges with wild honey distress ink.

Inked edges (CMTIMI)

Now that the tag is done, I inked up the ribbon with the wild honey spray and heat set the ribbon.

inked ribbon (CMTIMI)

You add the ribbon to the tag. I felt like this card needed a sentiment.  So I die cut 3 hello’s from Mama Elephant’s Venice Envelope die set.

Take another look:

Hello Tag (TIMI)

So what do you think? I love how this tag turned out.

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for June: PaperArtsy!



Prize: 5 bottles of Infusions

Infusions are water soluble particles with 2 components: dye color pigment suitable for paper/ fabric, mixed with Walnut Stain. The color powder particles dissolve faster than the walnut crystals, so you can control the color-to-brown stain ratio!


Color Chart Reference

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:


Thanks for stopping by!