Friday, 26 September 2014

The Rubber Dance and Sisterhood of Snarky Sisters Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone

Welcome to the Rubber Dance and the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Blog Hop.  I am very excited to be taking part in this fun hop and I had a ton of fun creating my Blog Hop project.  As you will already know if you are a regular visitor to my blog Rubber Dance is a rubber stamp company and the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is a fun challenge group so it is sure to be a hop full of inspiration and attitude!  The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers set us the challenge to create an ATC, Card or Tag using one of the phrases from the Rubber Dance Sarcasm Superpower Stamp Set!


So without further ado here is my project and of course a tutorial to go with it!  I had fun making a trio of tags so starting with a photo!


I loved teaming up these fabulously naughty phrases with my Rubber Dance Stamps and I really hope they make you chuckle!

I made these tags as a set and I videoed the whole process of the I'm not anti-social, I'm pro-solitude tag to make a tutorial for you.  The video will give show you how to make the main elements of the tag trio including making your own patterned ribbon.  


Here are a couple of photographs of the other two tags starting with the 'I'm sexy and I know it!' stamp. I just had to pair this with the Mona Lisa stamp that is very new to my collection!  I definitely think I have come up with the true reason for her enigmatic smile….ha ha!


I have covered all my tag bases with some lovely book paper (a gift from Bibi of Rubber Dance Stamps) and a strip of black and white patterned paper I coloured with my Distress Inks.  All the stamping is done with a Perfect Medium Stamp pad and embossed with a Cosmic Shimmer Detail embossing powder.  On the video I show you how to use a glue pen to turn the phrases into thought bubbles!!!!  I also used my picket fence distress paint to make my stamping stand out from the book print.


On the video you will see how I customised a length of cream American Seam Binding so that it matched my tags perfectly.  I decided to gather it across this tag to add texture.  It is best to use a strip of strong double-sided tape for this and then I punched lots and lots of little flowers to cascade around my tag and added sparkly gem centres to them to finish this tag off.

Then it was on to tag number two…..


So as you can see a similar process!  Now I have to say that this lovely stamp actually looks like this…..


….see no horns and flowers top right!

I masked off the flowers as I inked my stamp and then replaced that area by over stamping with the diamond stamp and there was a flick of a paintbrush to remove some embossing powder in the shape of horns before heat setting the embossing powder.  Then I drew the horn tips in using a glue pen which is also what I used when I drew my thought bubble around the sentiment and then I heat embossed once again.

I felt a little bit 667 myself as I vandalised Bibi's lovely Resting Woman collage stamp to make her a little less innocent and a little more devilish ;-)…still no stamp was hurt during this process tee hee!


As you can see here I finished off tag number two with a couple of larger flower embellishments and this time a made a ribbon frill for the bottom of the tag (on the video!)

So that is it from me….I hope I have inspired you to look at your stamp collections a little differently and I definitely hope you follow the hop trail as you too could be using these fun phrases to come up with projects to make people smile….


……...Because of course no blog hop is complete without a fun prize and this one is no exception!  In order to be in with the chance of winning the fabulous stamp set pictured above you must visit each of the blogs on the blog hop trail below and leave a comment on each of the posts you visit.  Couldn't be easier and I know you are going to see some fun projects inspired by the challenge we were set to create either and ATC, Card or Tag using at least one stamp from the Sarcasm Sentiment Stamp Set.  You have until midnight (CET) on the 29th of September 2014 to join in the fun and to be in with a chance to win!!!!  Good Luck.

READY TO  HOP!!!

Thank you for visiting me - enjoy your hop!!!!

Helen X

Stamps Used: Mona Lisa - Da Vinci Stamp Set (DAV1-L), Bug Stamp - Bold Beetle (A1-3B), Resting Woman Collage Stamp - (CO4-2E),  Diamonds (BK1-3E) and of course Sarcasm Superpower set (SES3-M)

30 comments:

  1. Very cool, Helen ;)

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  2. I love these! The are so artistic yet snarky all at once! Great tip to use a glue pen for the thought bubbles and horn details.

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  3. Ohhhhh Helen!! Your tags are awesome!!! You have pulled off snarky and stunning together!!!
    FAB!! Thanks for hopping with the sisterhood :)

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  4. OMG Helen! Awesome as usual! Love the horned lady very much!! Cool idea! I watch the tut later :-)

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  5. I Agree with Donna! You accomplished SNARKY & STUNNING together... I cannot wait to watch your tutorial! TFS

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  6. Yours stamps are very interesting, so pretty and like me so much. laura vilas en Santiago de Compostela. España

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  7. AMAZING work Helen - love everything you did here!

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  8. LOVE these tags you've made! Stunning work.

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  9. Yours stamps are very interesting, so pretty and like me so much. laura vilas en Santiago de Compostela. España

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  10. Real fun tags, love them. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  11. What a great collection of tags!

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  12. What a wonderful trio of artsy tags! They're all awesome, but I just love the 667 one.....:)

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  13. Impressive, Helen! What a creative way to match the stamped images and sentiments! I adore the bug who wants to be alone - so cute :)) Thank you for making a video tutorial as well! I would not have figured out how you decorated and adhered that frilly ribbon, had I not seen your video. It has lots of tips and ideas, as usual! :)))
    XOX

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  14. Sincere apologies for not being around much. No excuses, just poor time management :( These tags are perfect as always Helen :D I love the pro-solitude one, that definitely suits me to a tee, haha. I'm fascinated by the decorated riboon; very clever indeedy. Wishing you a fabulous weekend ((hugs)) xo

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  15. These tags are simply gorgeous, such a great pairing of sentiments and images. Also love the slightly retro feel of the colour combination.

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  16. I am glad that no stamps were harmed in the making of your tags. Bibi's stamps are too lovely to harm! The stamped images are always fair game though ;) Love the horns! All of your tags are fun. Thank you for joining us and creating gorgeous and fun work!

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  17. Great tags. I like them a lot.

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  18. Your tags are a stunning and snarky combination of perfection! Love your style!

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    1. Thanks for joining us at SoSS!

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  19. Wow wow wow!!! Very good job! Super Tags. Love them. xx Susanne.

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  20. Oh my gosh, the tags are fabulous! Mona Lisa is definitely too sexy, haha!

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  21. Awesome tags - especially the sexy Mona Lisa - ha! This is one cool sentiment set!

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  22. Those tags are awesome...and WTG with the Blog Hop...wishing you all the best

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  23. Helen your just very insane in a extremly lovely creative non crazy way!

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  24. Beautiful! These are crazy creative and I love that paper!

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  25. Fabulous work. So looking forward to meeting you in October at Scrapbook Magic.

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  26. FABULOUS tags! So fun with the great sentiments. Love them ALL! xxD

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  27. These are so wonderfully inky & naughty! I love how you altered that gorgeous lady in particular :)

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous. I love them. (I know I am late with my comments).

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. I always love to read them and if you have a question for me I will reply. Thanks again, Helen x
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