Friday, 15 September 2017

Why Just One?

Hello.  Welcome.  The new theme challenge is up at Rubber Dance and it's your favourite stamp.  Easy right??   Noooooooo!!!!!!!!!  Well, obviously, I only need to look at Rubber Dance stamps for this project, but there are just so many favourites.  So I put my most 'favourites' into a pile.  A huge pile!!  How do I choose??  I decided to just go with it.  I closed my eyes and did a bit of Mr Random in the pile and came up with Milky Way.  Hmmmm, Mr Random has taste.  

I'm glad I started this without any preconceived ideas cos I never saw this coming!
But it's pretty cool.  

I started by stamping Rubber Dance Milky Way stamp in stripes across the card with Versamark ink.  Then I embossed with white powder to give a resist.  I coloured randomly with Dusty Concord, Hickory Smoke and and that other purple colour distress inks.  Don't forget to wipe the ink off the embossed areas.  

Then I remembered this very cute star swirl stamp from the Winter Wonderland set.  I haven't used it for a while but it is just so pretty.  A tiny little wonder of a stamp for giving a beautiful accent, or in this case, a glorious explosion of detail.  I stamped it many times with Plumeria Colourbox chalk. 

The large swirl from Round in Circles.  Swoon.  Love this stamp!  It is so big and beautiful.  I decided to stamp it on black glossy card and emboss with white powder again.  Then I ripped the edges and applied black archival ink.  And now for the topper....

Whale Wishes is a recently released set, but that doesn't mean that that gorgeous whale hasn't stolen my heart.  I stamped, embossed with black powder and fussy cut.  I started colouring with Promarkers and then added some distress inks when I ran out of shades of green.  The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday set.  I have a lot of favourites in this set LOL.  I stamped the sentiment and embossed with green tinsel embossing powder.  Then I coloured with distress inks and matted it onto a scrap I had left over from the Milky Way background.  I stamped, embossed, coloured and fussy cut the swirly stamp, also from the Whale Wishes set.  I tried it in the whale's blowhole but didn't like the way the sentiment hid it so I played around a bit.  Then I realised I needed another one.  Watch out!  The Kraken has grabbed the sentiment!!!   What fun.  

Thanks for dropping by.  I can't wait to see your favourite stamps.  You don't need to use Rubber Dance stamps to join the challenge, but we do love to see them.  You can link up you projects HERE.  

All the stamps used here are from Rubber Dance and there are many more in the Rubber Dance webshop.  
Remember, if your order is over $15 you can use the code GTFreeShip to get free worldwide shipping.  Hugz

Whale is joining the fun at
Mod Squad Challenge - The Heat Is On
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - It's Written in the Stars 
WOW! September Challenge - Resist Technique
Crop Stop Challenge Link Party 32 
Scrappelyst Utfordring for September - Striper 
Tuesday Throwdown 360 - Happy Birthday 


  1. Love this Gail it's very clever mixing those patterns to work together so well xx

  2. This is brilliant Gail, I really like how you've entwined your sentiment. Have a fun weekend, Sue xx

  3. So Manny details included in your lovely card! Love the background you created to showcase your awesome whale! So happy you linked this up to Cropstop - hope I'll see more of your creativity in the gallery this month!

  4. I love, love, love your background design and the embossed black panel too! The whale is a bit of whimsy and is so unique. It works. This is what I was hoping for when I decided to do Thanks for sharing with us this week at the Mod Squad Challenge. Good luck!
    Barbara Challenge Host. this challenge.

  5. Incredible mix of colors and design! The result is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  6. WOW! What a brilliant card. Your backgrounds look amazing. I love the colours you picked. xx Susanne.

  7. Lovely card.
    Thank you for joining us at Scrappelyst.

  8. Oops. Hit that publish button before I could thank you for the detailed blog post, from how you chose your favorite stamp to how the sentiment got grabbed. It is one fabulous card and a super entry for this week's Happy Birthday Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Nice job! Hugs, Debi DT

  9. wow! Thats a cool card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Scrappelyst!


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