In Every Issue Article

Each issue of RubberStampMadness includes stories for, by, and about stampers. There is plenty of stamp art featured, along with information on how each piece was created. Stampers are encouraged to send in artwork for upcoming issues. Information about how to do this can be found on the Submit Art page.

  • Themes topics, generally two per issue, range from the seasonal, like “Holiday Memories,” to more general topics like “Architecture.” Occasionally themes involve challenges. For example, stampers are asked to fill the shape of a house, window, pick-up truck, or photo frame with images. Other theme challenges may involve techniques, such as creating backgrounds.The Card Shoppe features two to four cards. The focus might be birthdays, die cuts, using paper scraps leftover from past projects, or a specific technique.
  • The Tips & Techniques column provides helpful instructions to increase crafting skills, like masking, stenciling, creating tie-dye backgrounds, adding a “vintage” look to cards.
  • The Reinker column describes helpful products and/or cardmaking ideas.
  • The Spotlight column highlights new and exciting products from three to four reputable companies. Contact information is always included.
  • A Best New Stamper award is given to someone whose work is published for the first time in RSM. A short story about this person, along with a photograph, is included in each issue. See the Submit Art page for information on submitting YOUR stamp art to RSM.
  • The RSM Bulletin Board includes classified ads—most of which are free to subscribers.
  • The Cover Artist is a feature story about the person creating the issue’s cover art.
  • Looking Ahead provides details on how to submit artwork for upcoming issues. This column is always on the last page of each issue.

Speed of Life by Annie Frazer from The Card Shoppe column in the Spring 2020 issue. (Stamp credits: Caterpillar—Art Impressions; flowers—Stamps by Judith; sentiment—PSX.)