Monthly Archives: April 2017

Hello D2BA Friends!

Thank you to all who hopped with us this weekend!

What some amazing 3D Projects from our Designers!  We hope you were inspired!!

We have a winner to announce….

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Congrats!!!

Please visit our website, and choose one stamp set and ink pad of your choice!  Then send your address and selction to info@dare2bartzy.com with “WINNER” in the subject line!

We can’t wait to see what you create with your new set!

Be sure to share with us what you create, we love seeing what our customers create!

Check back to see more inspiration from our designers this week!!

Have an Artzy day!!!

 

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy‘s Blog Hop!!

Who’s excited for Spring?!

Here are D2BA we are super excited for some sun shiny days and warm weather!

To celebrate we decided to have a Spring 3D Themed Blog Hop!! 

We are super excited to have two Guest Designers joining us for this hop!!

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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 of their choice!!

Blog Hop will end Sunday, April 30th at 7:00pm Eastern.

We will then post a winner!!

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Your first stop in the hop is Kendra’s  blog! 

Here is the entire hop list, just in case you need to reference it along the way:

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Kendra

Vicki

Karen

Vicki  – April GDT

Tasha

Leslie

Melody

Michelle – May GDT

Chris

Tonya

Janette

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We hope you are inspired all along the way! 

Check out all D2BA’s products here!

Have an ARTZY day!!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Today, I used the Flowers for Mom set to create this:
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There are some great sentiments that come with the set, but I decided to leave it without a sentiment, so I can use it for anything.  I really LoVe the Dare 2B Artzy papers.  The patterns are so fun to mix.  The papers I used today are from the Modern Bliss collection.   One of the things I really love about these papers is that there isn’t a centimeter wasted.  The dotted pattern is the “edge” (where on the other side, the name of the papers is).  Very cool.  I finished the card off with some lace, ribbons and Nuvo Drops.
Here’s a close-up of that beautiful flower:
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So much fun to color!  As you can see, I fussy cut and tucked another flower behind the corner.
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

For my card, I used the fun set Bright Birthday.  I had fun stamping a background panel, and then, I just cut it down for the layout that I wanted to use.

I totally enjoyed making this card!  I am quite thrilled with the end result too.

That is always a good thing!

Pop on over to the store and check out all the fun sets Cindy has!

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Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from CraftyPinkPixie.com sharing a new summer card created with the Flip Flops stamp set!

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To create this fun card, I made a base from white card stock and layered bright yellow pattern paper on top.

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To add some sparkle, I used gold glitter paper for the center and scored the paper down the middle to allow it to bend. The gold is so pretty and looks great with the yellow!

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I adhered the pull tag to the center of the card and when it’s pulled up, it reveals a hidden message! Also, both the tag and inside of the card were ink blended with summer themed colors; I love the pink!

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All the images were colored with markers and layered with tons clear glitter. The little citrus rounds and fun mason jar drinks are super cute and totally makes me think of a warm summer day!

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Lastly, I stamped “Happy Summer” on the bottom with Pomegranate ink; one of my favorite colors! I also attached a second drink image next to the sentiment to complete the project.

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 I hope you enjoyed this card and are inspired to create with the Flip Flops stamp set!
Have a wonderful day!
tasha

Hi!  My husband and I were recently surprised by our neighbor’s random act of kindness.  Our wonderful neighbor was out mowing his grass, had a little extra time, and decided to mow our lawn, too!  You should’ve seen the huge grin on my husband’s face…priceless!

As a little thank you to our neighbor and his family, I created this colorful thank you card attached to a box of locally made, delicious cookies!

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After creating the background using distress ink blending, I stamped the butterfly and flower images using Dare 2B Artzy’s Copic friendly Totally Black ink.  I colored the images from Flowers for Mom, Butterfly Inspiration, and Butterfly using the following Copic markers:
RV10, RV04, RV09
YG11, G14, G17
BG01, B04, B05
C1, C3, C4, C5
Accents were added with Sakura Glaze pens and Wink of Stella.

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The images were cut out using the coordinating dies for Flowers for Mom and Butterfly Inspiration!  The large flower and the butterfly were mounted using foam tape for extra dimension.

I hope our neighbors enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed creating it!  These stamps make crafting so much fun!

Happy stamping, and I hope you spread some crafty kindness this week!
Melody
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Hi Chris here from Psychotic Ramblings of a Serial Scrapper. Today I am excited to share this bright and cheery  birthday card.   I just loved the combination of the Pomegranate and the Margarita Lime inks together with the Totally Tracy Say it with Words Stamp Set! 

To create this card, Stamp the  flower repeatedly with Dare 2B Artzy Pomegranate Ink onto white cardstock.  Stamp swirl with Dare 2B Artzy   Margarita Lime Ink.  Mat onto red cardstock and attach to card base.

Add cardstock strip to card as shown.

Stamp greeting from Dare 2B Artzy You’ve Got Mail Stamp Set and cut into banner.  Attach to card.

Stamp one extra flower onto cardstock and fussy cut. Attach to card.

Here is a close up of the card.

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Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a fun set of 6 boxed note cards using the Flowers for Mom stamp set, Paradise ink and Blissful Bloom paper.

I created another boxed set of 6 note cards. My inspiration originally came from a tutorial I found for a set created on a smaller scale, which you’ll remember I shared about a month ago, so I adjusted the measurements to accommodate regular A2 sized cards. My version has a magnet closure under the flap, and I also decorated the back of the box. I used the absolutely gorgeous double-sided Blissful Bloom paper layered on white cardstock, and of course, I used the decorative strip across the top of the 12 x 12 sheets which all Dare 2B Artzy papers have. I stamped the sentiment in Paradise ink, punched it with an oval punch and layered it on a scalloped oval. I embellished it with several tiny flat-back pearls.

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I designed the ‘hello’ note cards to coordinate with the box, using both sides of the paper and the decorative strip. I stamped the sentiment in Paradise ink on a tab which I tucked under the strip, and added some flat-back pearls.

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For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, inks and papers at Dare2BArtzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Happy Artzy Wednesday everyone! Tonya here from Krafty Enchantments again. Hope you’re enjoying some spring-like weather in your neck of the woods. It’s been in the upper 70’s here in Colorado. Loving that!

For my card today, I went with a CAS design, but I did break out my new Gansai Tambi Pearl water color palette to play. The palette has 6 very pretty pearlescent colors: pink, orange (salmon), yellow, green, blue and white.

I’d tested these water colors on both dark and light colored paper to see which looked better. Not all pearlescent water colors work well on white or light colored paper so I always test my water color pallets on several different types of paper when I get them.

For this card, I decided to play with one of my favorite stamps from Dare 2B Artzy, the Big Bloom flower. I stamped and heat embossed the Big Blooms stamp set onto some black 110 lb. cardstock with some copper embossing powder.  Note: I believe that they do make black water color paper but I couldn’t find it locally and had to improvise for my project.  If you’re going to use water colors however, it’s a good idea to use a heavy weight cardstock if you don’t have water color paper. For my project, I used minimal water and it worked fine, but if you were going to saturate your paper you’d want to test 110 lb cardstock first to make sure it would hold up with the water.

Once my image was embossed I was ready to add the water colors to it. Using an aqua brush I added a couple of drops of water directly to my pink and yellow water color palette. I mixed the water around with the color the consistency was a little thicker than you’d normally use for water coloring. I wasn’t sure how many coats of color I would need on the black cardstock so I started with a thin layer of the pink. I alternated pink on the petals with the yellow and then added the blue for the circles on the petals. I allowed the first coats to dry back a bit to see how transparent it was when dry. I ended up adding 2 additional coats, each a bit thicker to get a more rich color that wasn’t so transparent. The end result was a gorgeous shimmery color.  

I die cut the cardstock with my favorite scalloped square die.

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Next, I die cut a scripty looking “hello” from some metallic gold paper. I glued two layers together to make the die cut work a bit more pronounced.  I added the final die cut at a slant on the front.

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Finally, I added some iridescent yellow sequins to the card front and the entire panel was added to a hot pink piece of cardstock and then glued down to a black cardstock card base. I also added a piece of the hot pink cardstock to the inside of the card so that I could write a message to the recipient.

Although my card today is pretty simple, I love how the shimmery water color looks on the Big Blooms flower against the black cardstock. It’s so hard to capture the shimmer in the photos, but trust me it’s so pretty.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Check out the Dare 2B Artzy store to get your own Big Bloom stamp or any of the other fun Dare 2B Artzy stamps, dies, paper or inks.

Hugs

Tonya

Hello, Hello Dare 2B Atrzy friends!!

Janette here coming to you with a Easter candy hangover!! Tell me I’m not alone, gah!

Today, I am sharing a card created with the D2BA Love is in the Air stamp set and colored pencils.

(products linked at bottom of post)

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I love this sentiment not only for what it says, but because with it I can use a myriad of sentiments on the inside for versatility. I began by stamping the image in Sunset Yellow D2BA Premium Ink so that the outline could easily be disguised under color. I did use a sticky note to mask so that I did not over stamp the image that, in the end, looks as though it is in front.  The sentiment was then stamped in Totally Black D2BA Premium Ink.

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Next, I broke out the Prismacolor Premium colored pencils for this no-line look card. I love the texture that pencils offer on a rough surface, paper with tooth. The most important step, for me, with colored pencils is dark and light. The shadows must be deep. The closer to black the better. And the lights must be bright, preferably white.

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Finally, I trimmed down this A2 card just a smidge so that I could add a strip of houndstooth accent paper and popped on a few sparklers.

Check out all D2BA’s products here! Don’t forget about the newest D2BA Challenge themed “Anything Goes.” The current challenge is always posted in the sidebar to the right at the top.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card as much a I enjoyed making it. Leave a link to your D2BA projects in the comments. We’d love to see what you are making! Hope to see you again soon, thanks so much for visiting!

Creatively Yours, Janette