Monthly Archives: September 2016

Christmas Owl

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Christmas is my ABSOLUTE favorite time of year.  It’s just a little less than three months away!  Yay!  Time to get hooting on those Christmas cards!
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I used Dare 2B Artzy, Holly Days Paper Collection.  It’s NEW and it’s FABULOUS!  I love the mixture of patterns in this card.  That little flower strip is the “waste” at the top of one of the papers.  So cool that it’s usable!  I stamped the fabulous owl from Dare 2B Artzy You’re a Hoot in Dare 2B Artzy Premium Chocolate Chip Ink. It worked terrific with the following Copic Markers:  YG17, G29, R37, E55, E57, E31, E33.  It didn’t smear at all when blending.  I die cut the owl with the owl/star die.  I love the tiny little border.  I snagged a sentiment from the Penguin Fun Set.  Here’s a close-up:
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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!
AND if you DARE 2B ARTZY, be sure to enter this month’s CHALLENGE, Birthdays!  Since it’s my birthday month, make ME a birthday card!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen

Christmas Hop Winner!!!

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We are so glad you joined along in our Christmas Hop!!!
Thanks for leaving all the kind notes to our design team.

Our random winner for this month’s hop is:
Jennifer Scull

Just email us with your choice of stamp set and ink pad. Have fun shopping HERE!
email: orders@dare2bArtzy.com and include HOP WINNER in the subject line by Oct 31, 2016.

Come back again soon to get some more great inspiration from our awesome design team!

Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy‘s Christmas Blog Hop!!

With Christmas a few months away (3 months to be exact on Sunday!!), our Designers thought it would be fun to have a Blog Hop sharing some inspiration with our new Christmas stamps to help get a jump start on those holiday cards!

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Creating Holiday cards is so much fun!

Have you had a chance to take a look at our new holiday sets?!

Check out the adorable new Penguin Fun set…

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Check out the elegant new ornaments in the Tis the Season set…

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And lastly check out the beautiful new Poinsettia Tangle stamp set…

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What some fun new sets!!

You ready to hop and be inspired by our designers, we hope so, here’s a look at the entire Hop Order:

Cindy – Dare 2B Artzy <—– You Are Here

Kendra

Chris

Monica

Tonya

Karen

Cindy – Dare 2B Artzy

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!

Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad!!

Blog Hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central.

We will then post a winner!!

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Check out all D2BA’s products here!

Happy Hopping!

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Feeling Witchy?

Hi Dare 2B Artzy fans! How is everyone’s Wednesday going? There are two upsides to it being Wednesday. Number one, you’re half way through the week and number two, I’m back today with another fun Halloween Card. I’m so excited for fall and Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I absolutely love this time of year!!

Today’s card features this adorable Witch from the Witches Spell stamp set. I’m a total sucker for cute Halloween stamps and I really fell in love with this witch when I first saw her. She’s so cute and I knew I couldn’t wait to color her up and make a cute Halloween card with her.

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I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock to 5 inches x 10 inches and scored the long side at 5 inches.

Next, I used a die to cut a large circle that is 3 inches in diameter out of another piece of white cardstock. I placed it over the front of my card base and centered it. I took a pencil and traced around my circle very lightly. This is so I’d know how far into the center to ink my card base.

To create my moonlit background, I sponged on some inks in several shades of purple, dark blue and a bit of black. I blended my inks using darkest colors on the outer edges getting lighter towards the pencil outline in the center of my card base.

I wanted to create some shiny, sparkly stars in my background. To do that, I used my MINC toner ink pen and dotted on some of the ink onto my background. The ink for the pen is a little thicker than marker ink so I set it aside to dry.

Next, I sponged my white circle with a couple shades of yellow and a light amount of black to create some shadows to transform it into a full moon.

I stamped the witch from the Witches Spell stamp set and colored her using my Copic markers. I even put a bit of a purple streak in her hair just for fun. Once I was finished I fussy cut her out. I left a bit of a white edge around my witch and I colored it yellow to make it appear that she is backlit from the moonlight.

I also stamped and fussy cut the bat from the set. I added some Black Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to the bat and also the cute Witches Hat which makes them sparkle so much as you can see from the photo.

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My card base was finally dry enough to run through the MINC machine.  I placed a piece of silver foil over my card base, making sure that the entire front was covered. I placed the foil covered base between a piece of folded cardstock and ran it through my MINC with a setting of 4. I typically run my images through the machine twice, just for good measure. Once the image was cooled, I peeled off the foil to reveal the starry sky. Foiling is such a great way to add interesting details to your cards and now with all of the available colors of foil you can do so many cool effects with your projects.

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I added on my moon, witch and the bat to my card base using some dimensional foam.

The sentiment, Trick or Treat was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with some white embossing powder and die cut it with a fishtail flag die.

I added some sparkly white dimensional dots complete the look.

Hope you enjoyed my card today as much as I enjoyed creating it. If you’re making Halloween Cards right now be sure to check out the super cute Halloween stamps in the Dare 2B Artzy store, there’s quite a few to choose from. If you like this adorable witch from the Witches Spell set it is on sale right now so grab it while you can.

 

Be sure to check back on Friday as we’re having a fun Christmas themed blog hop to inspire your upcoming holiday cards and projects. It’s going to be a lot of fun and you’re sure to find lots of holiday inspiration from everyone on the Design Team.

Have a great week!

Hugs,

Tonya

Autumn a Second Spring

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!

Kendra here from Luv 2 Scrap N Make Cards to share a fun card with you!!

With Fall in the air here in WI, I thought for my post today I would feature the beautiful Tangle Leaves stamp set!

I collected a few supplies:

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Paint Brush

Ink (Totally Black, Pomegranate, Bright Pumpkin, Sunset Yellow)

Watercolor Paper

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Stamp Set (Tangle Leaves)

I started by first deciding what leaf I was going to work with from the Tangle Leaves so I would know how to make the watercolor background!

I then used my paint brush to dip the tip of it lightly in my water and then lightly brushed the water on my water color paper where I was first going to add color.  I then lightly pressed the tip of the paint brush on the ink pad to grabbed some color!  Then you can brush the color on the paper where you added the water!

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 Continue working with the color and water till you get a watercolor piece you like!

I was really happy with this:

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 Now the hard part…letting it dry!

I personally hate this step!  LOL.  I just would like to stamp the leaf right away, but warning if you would the ink tends to bleed a little because of the water used!

So if you are really impatient, like I tend to be sometimes, you can use your heat gun to make it dry faster!

After letting it dry I stamped the gorgeous leaf and sentiment!

My finished card:

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Isn’t it beautiful?!

I sure think so!

I just love the lead images in the Tangle Leaves stamp set!!

Check out all D2BA’s products here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration!

Have a beautiful day! 

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Black and White Card

Hi everyone! Monica here sharing a black and white card I made using one of my favorite stamps from Dare 2B Artzy called “Dream Catcher” along with the matching Feather dies.

How to use inks

I used some White Shimmer ink which shows up well on the Chalkstock paper from Canvas Corp.

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I used my MISTI tool to stamp the feathers and center focal piece.  I will say this is a great tool to have.  Especially for those times when you dont get a good inked impression because the ink was not spready evenly on your stamp, simply reink and stamp again.  The MISTI allows you to stamp the image over and over without distorting the look

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I absolutely love how this card turned out.  This is one of my favorite stamp/die sets from the store.  There are so many different uses you can get out of this stamp.  Simply amazing.  Don’t forget to check out the challenge we have going on right now.  Dare 2B Artzy is giving away some of their amazing stamps so hurry and enter!

 

Artzy Birthday Wishes

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
It’s my BIRTHDAY month!  I love my BIRTHDAY month as I spend all month thinking about how I’m a year closer to retirement when I can CRAFT more!  I really do love my job, but I love crafting MORE.  Dare 2B Artzy Challenge this month is all about birthdays.  Yay me!  It’s like a whole month of birthday inspiration!  Here’s what I made:
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I used Dare 2B Artzy, Artzy Doodles paper along with the fun filled stamp and die set, Birthday Balloons with Dies.  I stamped the balloons and string with Dare 2B Artzy Premium Ink in Totally Black.  When I lined up the string, I got it as close as possible and then drew the little bit of gap with a Copic Multi-liner pen.  Then, I stamped in the color for the balloons using Dare 2B Artzy Premium Ink in Bright Pumpkin and Sunset Yellow.  The very front balloons had white stars, but I wanted them to be yellow, so I colored them in with a Copic Y18 marker.  Love how this ink doesn’t smear on the edges with alcohol markers!
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A little bit of doily and some twine and pearls really finished off the card.  The flower is fussy cut from the Artzy Doodles Paper and layered up.  LoVe LovE LoVe this bright set.  I don’t have a recipient for it yet, but my hubs usually shops for a birthday card for me in my stash….so I’ll make sure to leave it on top for him to find!  Ha!
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!
AND if you DARE 2B ARTZY, be sure to enter this month’s CHALLENGE, Birthdays!  Make ME a birthday card!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen

Birthday Wishes

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Chris here and today I would love to share with you this cheery birthday card I created for this month’s challenge!

This card uses  3 Dare 2B Artzy stamp sets!   I started by using our brand new Modern Bliss papers to create the card base.  I then Stamped my card band using the Paisley Bliss and the vine from the Tis the Season stamp sets with Dare 2B Artzy Midnight Blue Ink,  I added my greeting using the Bright birthday Set!

Here is a close up of the stamping!  I hope you are inspired to join our monthly challenge!

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A Special Guest Card

Karen N here today!  When I started to craft, I only did some very simple scrapbooks.  A wonderful woman named, Sharon, who runs a small shop and class in Sacramento, CA, got me totally and completely hooked on many other styles of paper-crafting.  Every 6 weeks, she teaches a series of courses that I’ve been taking for about 10 years.  Sharon is one of my dearest friends, my crafty mentor and my second mom.  (My fabulous mother and Sharon are BFFs!)  Anyway, Sharon has recently decided to carry and teach Dare 2B Artzy in her classes.  I was SO THRILLED!  Today, I’m highlighting the most recent creation she taught using Dare 2B Artzy Quilted Turtle.  Sharon is amazing at putting together fun folds for her cards like this one:

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The card folks very flat for mailing.  It clasps close with the cute heart and then just the panel with the turtle lifts for the sentiment.  Very cool.  She taught us to color in the shell with the stamps from the set using some distress inks.  Since they are clear stamps, it’s pretty easy to line them up.  (I used this technique in another card coming up later this week.)

If you are ever in the Sacramento area and are interested in taking a fun-filled class of learning and playing, reach out to me on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping in!  Be sure to enter the Dare 2B Artzy Birthday Challenge this month.  YOU could win a fabulous prize!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Easy Mixed Media Canvas

Hi crafters! Today I am here sharing a mixed  media canvas piece I made using “Say it With Words” from the Totally Tracy line of stamps for Dare 2B Artzy.

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I primed my canvas using some Liquitex Gesso once dry I then stamped the images on my canvas.  I also used some stamps from the Happiness Blooms stamp set and the sentiment is also from this set as well.

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To color the canvas I used Gansai Tambi watercolors and  some Fireworks! sprays in pink, blue and purples.  I added some molding paste here and there with a stencil just to add some texture to the piece.  These stamps are perfect for mixed media or a Clean and Simple card.

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I hope everyone enjoyed my post and thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to enter our Birthday challenge this month – YOU could be the next lucky winner!  Also, have a look at some of the new goodies in stock!  There are some gorgeous Christmas stamps and papers!!!

Thanks for stopping by!