Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Guest Designing for Rubber Dance

In May, I found a small rubber stamp company through DT calls.  I hadn't heard of this company before so I investigated.  This company is called Rubber Dance and is a owned by Bibi Lindahl in Norway.

Her stamps are amazing!  I instantly fell in love with the company and applied to the design team.  

I was asked to guest design!  How exciting!  I just love new toys.

I have been sitting on a project for almost a year, not quite sure where I wanted to go with my project.      I had papered the box and tags and then the project stalled.  Once I asked to guest design, I decided I wanted to use the Retro Beach stamps!  

The Retro Beach stamps are gorgeous.  The Sea Mesh background stamp is one of my favorites and I have been using it for all sorts of textures.  I used every stamp on the sheet in this project.

I stamped with Distress Ink, and then I sprayed the stamped images with water.  The water made the ink wick and I figured it was a great effect for a beachy project. This is why the stamps are a bit blurry.  Then I used embossing powder on the edges and images to stand in for sand.  

Above is the project with only stamping and embossing.  Below are finished sides of the box.

The top of the box:

Here is the box with the mini-album.  I would have liked to add more embellishments to the album, but I also wanted it to be able to fit into the box.  

Here are some details so that you can see how the Distress Ink and embossing effects.

I hope you have enjoyed my mini-album and box made with stamps from Rubber Dance!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Lindsey said...

I am in awe... this is an absolutely gorgeous box and mini-album! Misting the images worked perfectly with the theme, as did the sprinklings of embossing powder for a sand-swept ocean vibe. Absolutely wow!

Chris Dring said...

Holy crow, Lee! This is absolutely amazing! Just look at all the texture and details! WOW!

Bibi Lindahl said...

Beautiful x 1000! Thank you so much for making this awesome project with my stamps. Love it!!!
xox, Bibi from Rubber Dance

Karen Schroeder said...

Amazing box and album! I love how you combined all the elements with the cool beach stamps!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW Lee! this is gorgeous! Congrats on your GDT gig. They need to keep you on. xxD

Jessi Fogan said...

simply unbelievably stunning! I want to touch it - all those beautiful shells to go with the perfect embellies & charms & stamping and OHHhhhh. Did you paint the sand dollar or is it a manufactured item? I'm curious how you got the colour to stick without it breaking :) I just LOVE this project & it's even better embiggened!!!

Cataleya said...

Very beautiful creations!!! So great that you became a guest designer at Rubber Dance!!! :) You have so sweet blog and I became your follower :) Hugs
~Olga Kovalchuk Rubber Dance DT