Lin Metcalf

Each issue of RubberStampMadness includes stories for, by, and about, stampers. Plenty of stamp art is 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.

  • Theme topics, generally two per issue, range from the seasonal, like the summer theme—The Great Outdoors—to more general topics like Selfies. Occasionally themes involve challenges. For example, stampers are asked to fill the shape of a book cover, window, pick-up truck, or photo frame with images. Other theme challenges may involve techniques, such as creating backgrounds.
  • The Card Shoppe features three 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 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, with the option for subscribers to place an ad for free.
  • 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.

Rise Up Darling by Lin Metcalf 
(Stamp credits: All—Unity Stamps; Die Cut credits: slimline—Gina Marie Designs; cloud—Spellbinders; sun—My Favorite Things.)