Tuesday, 13 January 2015

New classes are UP!

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Hi everyone - I'm happy to say we're got ourselves in gear for another year of fabulous artwork and stamping techniques!
There are some great classes coming up - the details are here on the Classes & Workshops page, and I'll be posting artwork ASAP.


Saturday, 3 January 2015

MIxed media DESK CALENDAR tutorial

Copyright Anne Kristine, annespaperfun blog
Just found this online, and had to share!
By Anne Kristine of AnnesPaperFun, this is a very different way to display a calendar on your desk, art table, or by your computer - and show off your artwork at the same time!

Copyright Anne Kristine, annespaperfun blog

Anne's blog is in German, but the pix are very easy to follow, and there's a 'translate this blog' button (2nd button down in the sidebar on the right) so you've got NO excuse, lol. Go here for the full tutorial.

I'm off to find a cardboard box or an offcut of wood, so I can make my own. There are plenty of calendars in the shops right now, or buy a scrapbooking pack (we have them in stock in the shop) or google for online freebie printables.

Let's make this the year where everything is lovely to look at as well as practical!

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS - getting your stash organized!

Here's a really useful video I've found on YouTube - a great STEAMPUNK STYLE desk organiser!

The ultimate in recycling, here's the original post by Einat Kessler.

And below is another storage idea, which looks like tiny little books (made from scratch using just pieces of stiff card!)

This is by Otpechatki, and features Graphic 45 papers! Click on the link for the exact measurements.

I adore this one too, and the measurements could be easily adjusted for whatever you need to store (tiny detail scissors and tweezers, tall rulers and giant tags etc).

My New Year's resolution: trying to make some sense and organisation out of all my mess stash!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at BladeRubber Stamps!


Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas card by FREYJA

Freyja sent me the most beautiful handmade Christmas card, that I just had to share!

Note the vintage lace at top and bottom is placed in triangles, transforming the piece into a Christmas cracker. So clever; more lace down the side, little pearls, ribbon - so much detail!

I love it! Thank you so much, Freyja.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas cards by CHRIS

A fabulous top-folded card - notice the second (turquoise) layer is also stamped (and embossed with gold powder)
Side view. Nice to see a top-folded card, something a bit different!
Chris has made some fabulous card samples for the shop, all using INDIGO BLU stamps! (which we just happen to have in stock....)
Gold-embossed, this paper has torn edges and has been matted onto toning gold card. See how the gold embossing is stamped over the same image, originally stamped in dark blue, creating a drop shadow. NICE!

These were so lovely, I had to dust off my Photoshop to make some Shabby Chic frames for them all!

This fabulous easel card, shown from the front

Side view, so you can really see the detail on the 'easel' section. The stopper is stamped, cut out and mounted onto a base image using foam pads to raise it up and add dimension. Note all the white embossing on dark blue card - here, to get the whitest white, I recommend you use WHITE pigment ink and WHITE embossing powder for the most contrast.
What I particularly love is that even when using the same stamp, the effects are so very different.

Hand-coloured - so sweet
Who could resist a robin? 


Saturday, 6 December 2014

Copyright Scrapbook&CardsToday

Yaay! Scrapbook & Cards Today have just released their Christmas issue - FREE to view online!

How cool is that?