Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans! Michelle Houghton here from www.Scrapweaver.com, I am here to share some D2BA inspiration with you today. I am using the same stamp set that I used for this month’s “Ship Shape” challenge! (BTW it is not too late to play along, catch all the details at our BLOG POST)

This time I created another background using my Copic inks and then used an embossing powder to create a bold black image on top!

 

You can see the extra grains of embossing powder that scattered throughout my image. I actually liked the effect so left it. The card came together fairly easily layering card front, white cardstock, patterned paper and a card base. I added a couple sequins for a little bling and called it good!

If you would like to see all the details of the background hop over to my blog and check it out!

Thanks for stopping by today, make sure to come back often to see all the amazing art and inspiration from the D2BA team!

Products used in today’s Post:

*Big Bloom Stamp Set

*Artzy Doodles Paper Pack

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Hello and happy Wednesday crafty friends! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments. I am back today with a new card creation featuring the Dare 2B Artzy Tangle Jumpstart 1 stamp set and my favorite Swirls background stamp from Dare 2B Artzy.

First, I will start with the details for the background I created. I saw this background technique featured by Jennifer McGuire and had been itching to try it out for myself. This technique uses just embossing powder, background stamp and embossing ink.

To start, I cut a piece of white cardstock to  approx. 5 x 6 and took my Versamark embossing ink directly to the cardstock and smooshed the embossing ink all over the entire piece of cardstock until it was covered entirely. Note: I did re-ink my Versamark pad prior to starting this process so it was really juicy.

Then I sprinkled on some silver embossing powder from Hero Arts and made sure the entire surface was covered with the embossing powder. I tapped off the excess and then used my heat gun to set the entire piece. Although it may seem like you are using a lot of embossing powder for this process, it really is not as much as it seems.

Once the background was fully set, I placed it into my MISTI tool and positioned my Swirls background stamp from Dare 2B Artzy over the now silver embossed cardstock.

Before stamping, I used my anti-static powder tool and generously brushed it across the entire silver embossed background. This will help prevent the additional embossing powder from sticking to areas you do not want it.

I inked my swirls background stamp with Versamark ink and stamped a couple of times directly onto the solid silver embossed background. When I was happy with the embossing ink coverage in all areas I removed it from my MISTI tool and used some Violet embossing powder and sprinkled it over the entire background area. There were a couple of places that I did have to use a fine tipped paint brush to brush away some stray embossing powder in some other areas.

Now I was ready to heat set the background again. After a couple of trial and error sessions with this technique, I discovered that it is possible to over-heat the embossing powder and reactivate the base layer of powder. When that happens, your stamped image can disappear into the background. The trick is to keep your heat gun moving, moving, moving. You do not want to leave it in one area too long. Moving it allows the embossing powder to start to melt and adhere to the background, but it does not heat the background up too much in the process. It took a good 10-15 min to get the violet embossed image to set.

I think the result is amazing! It is so pretty in person. I love the violet and silver together. There are so many colors of embossing powder out there that there would be endless possibilities for this background.

Since I had used the soft violet in my background swirls, I wanted to play up that color a bit so I used that as one of my color choices with the Dare 2B Artzy Butterfly Tangle Jumpstart 1 stamps. I stamped each butterfly with Versamark and used Pewter embossing powder to emboss them. Next, I colored up the two butterflies that are in this set using my Copics using a mixture of cool grey, violet and blue greens and light blues.

I colored the butterflies by flicking out from the center with my darkest grey and going over each stroke with the next lightest color then flicking from the outer edges with my darkest violet or blue green color and flicking inwards towards the grey. I think it gives a pretty cool look to the color of the butterflies.

When I was finished coloring, I used the coordinating dies to cut out my butterflies which makes it so convenient and quick.

My original plan was to trim down my background swirls panel and frame the top and bottom with black cardstock. I am sure as crafters, we have all had days when nothing seems to cut straight. I was having that kind of day. I trimmed the ends, top and bottom of my Swirls background and when it set it against the black cardstock it just looked wonky and crooked. I tried a different trimmer and proceeded to trim off a little more. No matter what I did it just did not look straight. I even trimmed my black cardstock twice thinking maybe that was the issue. Rather than continuing to trim and potentially ruin the background, I opted to place the panel over the black cardstock at an angle and trim off the excess and that way it is all wonky, LOL!  I’ll just tell everyone I was being Artzy! My panel was added to the black cardstock with some dimensional foam.

Finally, I stamped the sweet sentiment, Butterfly Kisses on some black cardstock and embossed with some white embossing powder, trimmed it down and placed it on my card front at a bit of an angel.

I added two silver dots to embellish the front of the card a bit but did not do much else because the shiny silver and violet panel doesn’t need much embellishment as it makes it’s own statement I think.

I love the final results with this card background and how the colors work so well with the finished butterflies. It is such a pretty card.

I hope you’ll try some fun techniques using your favorite Dare 2B Artzy stamps. You’ll find links to the Dare 2B Artzy the supplies I used today listed below.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Hugs

Tonya

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!!

We are a Super Sponsor!!

We are offering $20 in store credit to one random winner, chosen at the end of the hop week!  Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 24th on the Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog!!

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Here is a look at our fun Coffee, Cocoa and Tea stamp sets and dies:

They can all be found here!  

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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!