Wednesday 22 April 2015

Rubber Dance Stamps - Acrylic and Acetate

Hi everyone

I hope you are having a fun and creative day - I am sharing the first of two ideas and tutorials using acetate and acrylic paint and of course my lovely Rubber Dance Stamps!

Today's video tutorial shows you how to stamp on acetate - it is a little tricky but worth the effort I hope you agree looking at the results above!  I also show you how I used acrylic paint to emphasis my stamped images before creating a fun and easy to achieve arty background.

This time round I added a more traditional paper inner to my cards with some more stamping to match the images I have used on the fronts of the cards.  I have left them blank as they would make nice birthday cards or  note cards so I will decide what they will be later!!!

I have used stamps from the Twiggy Leaves and Da Vinci Rubber Dance stamps sets and you can check them out by following this link.

Cutting Guide:

Blue square card - 5 3/4" x 11 1/2" scored at 5 3/4"
Acetate - 4 1/4" square
Pink card - 4 7/16" square
Dark Blue card - 4 10/16" square

So without further ado here is the tutorial:

I really hope you try this out for yourself as I am sure there are many different versions you can come up with once you master the technique and the principles of layering up the textures in the background to create different effects.

Now here is where I test to see if either of my sons check out my blog posts and You Tube Tutorials ;-)

I just wanted to wish my eldest son, Damian, a very Happy Birthday today (well because of a problem with You Tube now it is for yesterday!)  I hope you had lots of fun and I want you to know we love and miss you always but especially on days like today.  Belated Happy Birthday Damian XXX

This photo was taken a few years ago now as Callum, my youngest, is now 16 and Damian is dare I say it… his thirties……why is it me that feels old on my sons birthdays these days? ;-)

Well that is enough of embarrassing them both……..if they even see this that is!!!…….all that is left for me to say is I hope you enjoy trying the fun techniques I am sharing today and thank you for popping by X

PS The second idea for this technique will be published on the Rubber Dance Blog on the 26th April.  Why not follow this link and subscribe to be sure you don't miss all the creativity going on over there too.


  1. Wonderful video as always Helen, loving the acetate technique those backgrounds are amazing. it is difficult to think working from the front to the back as we usually do the opposite. you made your cards look easy to create and they are really beautiful :-0 xxx

  2. I thought the technique interesting, especially as you created a painted background for these lovely stamped images. Great video as always!

  3. GORGeous card and VERY handsome boys. I know they're young men really, but to us mums they will always be our boys, right ;)


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