Good Morning Artzy Fans!

This is Pam from Stamper at Heart Blog!

I love the paper that we have in the store.  It is double sided and very whimsical.  So I decided to show some of it off by doing a curtain fold.  This is a good way to use all of that wonderful double sided paper.  I don’t know about you but I hate trying to figure out which side to use especially when both sides are so cute!

I started off with an A2 white card base.  Cut a piece of navy card stock 5 1/4 x 4 1/8 and embossed with swiss dots.  Next cut a piece of paper 3 x 4 inch  from the Fields of Joy Variety Pack and glued it to the top of the card.  Using the back of the left over paper do your curtain fold.  If you go on Youtube you will find a ton of great videos on how to make this fold.  Here is just one.  After completing the fold I added it to the card and used a strip of DP across the top.  The strip is actually from that same piece of paper!

The last step was to stamp the little bird from the Joyful Noise set and color with copic makers B91, 45, 97 – R14, 17. Add the sentiment from the Perk Up stamp set and the card is complete.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings

Pam

Hi, Dare 2B Artzy Fans!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram!
I hope you are having a relaxing Saturday!  Dare 2B Artzy is a super sponsor for the Fall Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop!

I hope you have fun entering your creations on the blog hop!  There are so many fabulous sponsors and tons of chances to win some terrific prizes.  You might even be Dare 2B Artzy’s winner!

Dare 2B Artzy’s September challenge is to create a shaped card.  I thought this fun fall cocoa card fit the bill for both the challenge and the blog hop!  You can enter your shaped cards in the Ship Shape Challenge HERE for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice!

I began my card by lightly tracing a circle die onto card stock with a pencil.  I stamped the sentiment from Cup of Cheer in the middle of my circle.  This circle helped me position the beautiful leaves from the Tangle Leaves stamp set.  Die cutting the leaf shape from stamping mask paper helped me keep my leaves from overlapping one another as I created the leaf wreath (say that three times rapidly!!!).

Next, the leaves were colored with Copic markers.  I used the following combinations: (Y17, YR04, YR09), (YR16, R05, E19),  and (YG03, YG17, YG99).  Accents were added with a Sakura Glaze pen #822.

After the coloring was completed, I did a little fussy cutting around the leaves to make my shape card.  I then traced my shape on a folded card base and cut that out.  The leaf wreath was adhered to the top of the card base.  After stamping, coloring, and die cutting the cup from the Cup of Cheer stamp set, I was ready to pop it up on the card with a little foam tape.

I can’t wait to see what you create for the blog hop and/or the Ship Shape Challenge!

Happy stamping,
Melody

Welcome to the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!

We are so thrilled to be once again joining in this hop!!

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Here is some lovely inspiration from some of our Artzy Designers:

Vicki

Pam

Kendra

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Be sure to check out the Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog to see the entire line-up of sponsors!!

Thanks for hopping along, we hop you have been inspired!!

Have an Artzy Day!!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
I love Christmas!  I love making Christmas cards!  Have you seen the lovely stamps and papers in the Dare 2B Artzy store to get you ready for Christmas crafting??!  There are some lovelies, like the Poinsettia Tangle Stamps!  And NOW, there are Poinsettia dies to match! Here’s what I did with them:
 
It’s a beautiful stamp!  I colored it with Copic markers:  Y15, Y18, B12, B14, B16, R81, R83 and R85.  I added a sentiment from the stamp set.
Here’s a close-up of that adorable penguin showing the simple dimension I added with a little pop tape:
Finally, have you “liked” us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There’s all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA’s products here!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen

Hi all, it’s Vicki here today from All I Do Is Stamp. Today’s card is all about making someone feel good.

A smile is the best medicine for making someone feel good, don’t you agree? ;).  I did send this to a friend to cheer her up – it worked.

I used The Totally Tracy stamp set, Power of Flowers, along with a sentiment from Get Well Smiles.  I did water color the flowers.

      

See you in a couple of weeks~

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Hi D2BA Friends!

Tasha here sharing a fun magic slider card created with the Hoot Hoot stamp set!

The awesome plaid D2BA paper was the color inspiration for this project, and I think these colors are just perfect for a fall birthday card!

The base was created with light blue cardstock; a small coordinating piece was also used for the pull tag.

For the slider frame, I used dark blue D2BA pattern paper and embellished with clear rhinestones. I love all the sparkle and texture!

To create the owl image, I first stamped the critter with StazOn black ink on the acetate.

Next, I stamped a second image with D2BA Black ink on white cardstock and colored it with markers.

 A solid white piece of cardstock fits in between the two allowing the colored image to magically appear when you pull the slider up; so fun!

To complete the card I stamped “Happy Birthday” on the bottom and embellished with some colorful D2BA flowers.

I hope you enjoyed this card and are inspired to create a colorful fall birthday card with the Hoot Hoot stamp set!

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Monday, Stampers!

It’s Melody, and I hope today finds you all well and safe.  My butterfly cards are dedicated to all those who have found themselves in the path of a hurricane or near out of control wildfires.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

The Dare 2B Artzy Challenge this month is to make shaped cards.  While these cards are rectangular, the fronts have been fussy cut to highlight the butterflies and provide a peek at the patterned paper adhered to the card base.
I began by creating masks for the butterflies from the Butterfly Inspiration set.  I then stamped the butterflies along the edge of my card base with Totally Black Ink.  Using the masks, I was able to overlap the butterflies as desired.  I then colored the butterflies with Copic markers.
I used the following Copic combinations: (R43, R14, R24), (BG13, BG05, BG09), (C1, C3, C4), (Y11, Y17, YR16), and (YG13, G43, G02).

Highlights were added with Wink of Stella and Sakura Glaze pens.  Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss White were also utilized on the card above.

I hope you will join in the fun of the Ship Shape Challenge!  Be sure to link up your creations here for a chance to win a Dare 2B Artzy stamp set and ink pad of your choice!

Happy stamping!
Melody

Hello Michelle Houghton here from Scrapweaver.com to share your dose of D2BA inspiration this fine fall Thursday  (at least it is feeling very fall like inn my neck of the woods).

Before I share my art make sure to check out this month’s challenge “Ship Shape” and try your hand at a shaped card. Besides there is a prize to be had!

I decided to create a Bible Journal page this week. A daily devotional I receive on-line struck me and I knew I had the perfect stamp set from D2BA to feature on the page. I am even using a different medium this week!

If you would like a few more of the details make sure to check out my post over at my BLOG. Here is a close of that cute birdie.

The D2BA products I used are:

Make sure to check back here regularly for your dose of creative inspiration and check out all the beautiful products over at D2BA!

Have a Happy Colorful Day!

Hello and happy Wednesday on this long, short week! Hopefully everyone had a wonderful long Labor Day weekend! Mine was nice, spent some good quality time with my mom, hubby and my best friend and also got in some crafting time. However, I had grand plans to re-organize and clean up my crafting space but I was not able to get to that. I might have been pro-craftinating though because the lure of coloring and crafting is often better then organizing and cleaning. I know I will have to get to it soon though.

I’m popping in today to share a couple of fun cards I made using the Dare 2B Artzy Totally Tracy Be Always Blooming stamp set. I love the flowers that Tracy includes in her designs. They are always so fun a whimsical. The Be Always Blooming set is especially nice because the flower, stem and pot are each separate images so you can do a variety of stamping techniques with them.

To create the flower images, I first started out by stamping the flower pot. As with any stamp layering, you’ll need to create a mask for the foremost image in your stamping. For these flowers, the flower pot is the foremost image and so I created a mask by stamping the pot first onto some 90lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock. I then restamped the flower pot onto a Post-it Note. I used the full stick Post-it Notes for this, but you can just use a regular Post-it and align your stamp with the sticky edge and it works just fine to hold the mask in place.

With the flower pot stamped onto the white cardstock and my Post-it, I fussy cut the image out of the post it and positioned it over the flower pot I’d already stamped onto my cardstock. Now I was ready to stamp the flower stem. I positioned the stem so that a fair portion was going to be covered by the flower pot mask as I knew that the cards I was making would be a bit smaller than normal. Then I finally positioned the actual flower to line it up with the stem. These flowers lined up nicely otherwise I might have had to create a mask or partial mask for the stem.

Once both flowers were fully stamped, I removed my masks and was ready to color. I colored both flowers with my Copics, but I decided on keeping the colors pretty simple since there were other elements that would add color to the cards. When I had finished coloring I went back with a white pigment pen and added some doodle detailing to the flower pots. I kind of regretted it, but I was at a point that I was not going to start over so I just left the doodles.

I fussy cut each completed flower out and set it aside until I could create my background.

For the background, I wanted to try out a technique I saw the amazing Kelly Latevola demonstrate in a YouTube video. This technique is so super simple and the results are AMAZING!

To start, I used a piece of white cardstock that was about 5 x 6 inches. I pulled out my Distress Inks and gathered up the following colors: Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron and Black Soot. I started out with randomly blending and placing colors onto my white cardstock and blending it out with a blending sponge tool. I kept blending colors until my entire background was a mixture of gorgeous bright colors.

Next, I heat set the background a bit just to speed up the drying. It is very important that the background is fully dry before moving on to the next step. You can test the dryness by sprinkling on some embossing powder. If it sticks to your background is still pretty wet.

When I was positive my background was dry, I placed the cardstock into my MISTI and inked up the Dare 2B Artzy Swirl Background die with some VersaMark ink and stamped it onto my ink blended background. I re-inked and stamped again just to be sure to get a good clean impression. I took the background out of my MISTI and sprinkled it all over with some clear embossing powder. I keep my clear embossing powder in a container I purchased at IKEA that has snap closures and I keep a little ice cream sample size spoon in there which makes it easy to cover a full background. I just held my inked background over the container and sprinkled on the clear embossing powder until I had full coverage. I used my heat tool to heat set the clear embossing powder until it had fully melted into the Swirl Background stamp design.

I know when I tell you this next step, you are most likely going to scratch your head. Stay with me! I promise the end result is so cool.

I took my background piece and placed it onto a piece of scrap copy paper and I grabbed my Black Soot ink and took the ink straight to my background piece. You can use an ink blending tool, but I found it is easiest to just take the ink pad to the paper for the best results. I smooshed the Black Soot ink pad all over the background covering every inch until it was totally black. Again, this is a dye ink and it stays wet quite a bit longer, particularly when you use so much of it. I could have let my background dry on its own, but I am too impatient for that so I used my heat tool once again. You will need to be careful because heating the background can re-activate the clear embossing powder so it is good to use the heat tool in short increments and keep it moving to just dry the ink.

Once the ink was dry, I used a paper towel and began rubbing the background. This lifts the black ink off of the clear embossing powder and reveals the colorful ink blended background underneath. Once I had taken up most of the ink with the paper towel. I went back in with a baby wipe and a very light touch and went over just the swirls to remove more of the black ink. I was very careful with the Distress Inks as they are activated with water which can lift the colors in other areas you don’t want it too. I probably could have used a Q-Tip or something as well, but the baby wipe worked well.

The reveal of this background was like watching a magic show, seriously! It was so much fun and the result is amazing! This technique can easily be used for image stamps like flowers, shapes or background stamps. The sky is the limit as far as your ink blended background too. You could create a rain

Once my background was done, I used a simple scalloped frame die and cut a frame piece from black cardstock and a piece from white cardstock. Next I cut my colorful Swirled Background using a small rectangle frame and center. I used the frame for one card and the center piece with a white frame on the other. I layered up all the pieces onto a piece of black cardstock cut to 3 ¾ wide by 10″ long and scored at 5″ to create a top folding card. Then I took a piece of white cardstock and cut it to 7 3/8″ x 5 and scored at 3¾” to make a side fold card for the other and once again layered up all the elements.

I did not add any embellishments, just adhered the flowers to the card front using some dimensional foam. I think the background and flowers give each card enough pop that you don’t need to add anything additional.

I left the insides of my cards blank for now, but I think these would be great for a quick pick-me-up card to drop in the mail to a friend or relative. You can stamp any sentiment that is appropriate for your message or just send a lovely hand-written note. Who wouldn’t love to get one of those?

Hope you’ve enjoyed my cards today and are inspired to try out this fun background technique.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

 

Hugs!

Tonya

Hello Dare 2B Artzy Friends

It is Pam from Stamper at Heart Blog Spot!

It is finally starting to fell just a tiny bit like fall today!  We are at 78 degrees which is really cool for this time of year in South Carolina!  So, I really felt like using the Playful Posies set in fall colors today!

I used an embossing folder for the background and cut a little frame with my Cricut.  I colored the flowers with my Copic makers.

After I cut out the flowers I taped down my gold cord and arranged the flowers.  I stamped the Praise sentiment on vellum using the Joyful Noise set.  It is embossed in gold. I then added some gold sparkle sequins.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you take a look in our store!

Blessings

Pam