Monthly Archives: May 2017

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!!!

We have Guest Designer, Michelle from, joining us again today to share one last project with us this month!!

Hello again! Michelle Houghton here with another post for my guest designer month at Dare 2B Artzy!
For this post I decided to play with the Raggity Rabbit stamp set. I am totally in love with this stamp set for a variety of reasons. I love the image and all the little do-dads that go with it, this is one well loved friend. I also love the range of the sentiments from Easter, to friendship allowing
for a whole slew of card ideas and options!
So strait to the creating! First I stamped my image and sentiment with D2BA Premium Ink – Totally Black.

Then I gathered my Copic markers, I decided to go for muted tones this time with a group of E40’s and V90’s.
I colored up my image using my Copics and added my Colorless Blender to fade the background color to white.
I had some older patterned papers in my stash that matched the feel of the colored image perfectly and I added some touches of burlap and twine that felt a little worn around the edges like my rabbit.
On Wednesday, May 31st I will have a video featuring this very card from start to finish. It will show the Copic coloring and card making. You can find it at Copic In The Craft Room on YouTube.

Feel free to also stop by my personal blog or other social media outlets as well and get all the up to date information on Copic happenings!


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Do you know someone who is having a “Ruff” Day?   What better way to cheer them up than with an adorable card!

Chris here and today I am sharing this cute card I created for Dare 2B Artzy Stamps! IF you want to recreate this card you will need the following:

Dare 2B Artzy’s Ruff Day Stamp Set

Dare 2B Artzy’s Premium Ink – Chocolate Chip

Dare 2B Artzy’s Fields of Joy papers – Playful Fields

Cardstock, Markers, Silver Sharpie, Scalloped Circle Punch

Step 1

Stamp puppy from the Dare 2B Artzy’s Ruff Day Stamp Set on to a piece of smooth white cardstock with Dare 2B Artzy’s Premium Ink in Chocolate Chip.  Punch image with Scalloped Circle Punch.


Step 2

Color your image with markers.  I used Alcohol Markers and the Silver Sharpie for his dog tag.


Step 3

Stamp greeting.

Step 4

Add Playful Fields paper to your card base and add 2 coordinating colored scalloped circle behind stamped image to finish card.

Here is a close up of my card.


Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Today, I used the Hoot Hoot set to create this:
 Seriously!  Looooove these FuN owls.  Omigosh.  I colored them with the following Copic markers:
V01, V04, V06, G40, G43, G46, R30, R32, R35, YR12, YR14
I used my “go-to” paper line, Artzy Doodles Collection.  Love mixing up the patterns on these, and the colors always coordinate so beautifully.
Here’s a close-up of those fabulous owls:
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Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,

Hi all – it’s Vicki here today [All I Do Is Stamp] with a fun coffee card for you all.

I used the fun coffee sets; Tall Dark & Rich set, and Perfect Blend.  I also used the fabulous designer paper Cindy creates.  I love that the paper is 2 sided and matches so perfectly!

I do love tall, dark and rich! 😉

Do you ever make coffee cards?  D2BA has some awesome coffee sets!

I hope you enjoyed my post today — See you next time~

Hi, Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from sharing a colorful watercolor Thank You card created with the Find Your Purpose and Happiness Blooms stamp sets.

The pattern was created by stamping one large flower multiple times with black D2BA ink. The images were painted with watercolor and I layered metallic shimmer watercolor on top. The centers were painted solid black and I used white gel pen to embellish. I love this sunflower design!

To create this layered look, I cut the center from the card and layered it on pink paper. I think this looks awesome and the pink coordinates perfectly with the bright yellow flowers!

For the sentiment, I used the “Thanks” stamp from the Happiness Blooms set. Since this card has a large pattern, I wanted to keep the sentiment simple. To do this, I embossed the word in white on black cardstock and cut one end to create a banner. The black and white color combination is perfect next to all the pops of color!

To complete the card, I painted the background in a metallic shimmery blue. This color is one of my favorites and gives a sky-like appearance. Lastly, a base was created with yellow textured cardstock and the inside was left blank to allow a handwritten message.

I hope you enjoyed this fun card project and are inspired to create with the Happiness Blooms and Find Your Purpose stamp sets!

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Have a wonderful day!

Hello, Stampers!
I hope your week is starting well!  A few weeks ago, my husband and I were the recipients of a Random Act of Kindness.  Last week, the neighbors on the other side of our home surprised us with another act of kindness and mowed our lawn!  I think our neighbors feel sorry for my husband as he is the only one still using a push mower in the neighborhood!  (I think we better go purchase a riding lawn mower!) 🙂  Luckily, I had the soon-to-be released Dare 2B Artzy stamp set called “Wishing Happiness” to use to create another thank you card!

After stamping the flowers using Dare 2B Artzy’s Totally Black Ink, I colored the images using the following Copic markers:
Y00, Y06, Y18
YR01, YR04, YR68
C00, C3
I added some accents with Sakura Glaze pens XPGB #805 and #849.

Next I die cut the white panel using the stitched border from the Leaf Background Die and stamped the leaves using Margarita Lime.  The sentiment was stamped with Totally Black Ink.  After fussy cutting the flowers, I popped them up using some foam tape.  A few sequins from my stash finished the card.  We just need to purchase a restaurant gift card and give this to our neighbors!
I can’t say enough how blessed we are to have such great neighbors!

There is still time to link up your girly project to this month’s Dare 2B Artzy Challenge!  The randomly chosen winner gets to select a stamp set and ink pad!  That could be you! 🙂

Happy stamping!
Melody – Instagram and Blog

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a clean and simple get well card done in bright colors that are sure to make anyone feel better! I used the absolutely amazing Butterfly Tangle stamp set, Butterfly die, Midnight Blue and Totally Black inks and Artzy Doodles Midnight Blue paper. OMG, all of the Artzy Doodles papers are on my list of favorites!

I stamped the butterfly in Totally Black ink on the white background panel which I layered on the Midnight Blue paper and adhered to the card base. I stamped the butterfly again on a smaller piece of the white cardstock and colored both stamped images identically. I cut the butterfly that I stamped on the smaller piece of cardstock with the coordinating die, bent the wings slightly and layered it onto the background panel. I put a couple smaller pieces of clear 3-D foam pad under the wings for dimension. I stamped the sentiment in the Midnight Blue ink and added some randomly placed sequins.

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,

Hi Everyone! Hope you’re having a fabulous day! I’m back today to share my latest Dare 2B Artzy creation.

Today’s card was actually inspired by a relatively new product I tried out called Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. I was curious about this product so I ordered some off of Ebay because I could get several different colors in a set. I managed to get some really pretty colors to try out: Citrus Green, Indian Gold, Pacific Teal, Royal Aubergine and Orange Blush. When my package arrived, I opened it and my husband asked what it was – I told him it was my war paint. Crafting war paint, LOL! It would definitely make for some interesting, eye-catching war paint!!

I started to play with the mousse, testing it on different papers and I discovered that they looked very pretty on darker papers because they take on a bit of a metallic finish. When I used a small paint brush and applied the Pacific Teal, I was in love. It sort of looks like a black wrought iron fencing that gets a bit of a patina shimmer to it when you touch it.

I cut two pieces of black cardstock using a diagonal striped backdrop die. Ultimately I flipped one of the die cut pieces over with the strips facing the opposite direction to create the black lattice of my card. I brushed on the Pacific Teal Nuvo Mousse with a small flat paint brush, going against the direction of the diagonal strips of my cut cardstock. Note: I did not dilute the mousse at all – just dabbed my paint brush into it and then brushed straight onto my cardstock. You can add water to soften the consistency of the mousse as it’s very thick, like a clay. I’d imagine with water you could also use it to paint as well.

For my flowers, I stamped the flowers from the Dare 2B Artzy Happiness Blooms stamp set onto some Neenah Solar White Cardstock and colored them with my Copics. I used a limited number of colors for the flowers sticking with purple, teal, orange and some green for the leaves. I love the bold colors on these flowers as it makes them pop.

Once I was finished coloring, I fussy cut the flowers out and set them aside.

I’d originally planned to put some patterned paper behind my lattice but it really didn’t show up too well. Instead I decided to go with something that had texture and pulled out a burlap paper stack I had purchased quite a while ago. I found the last piece of the teal blue burlap and decided it would be perfect.

I cut the burlap down to just a bit smaller than the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 of my lattice and used some clear all purpose glue to adhere the lattice and burlap together.

I created a cardstock base from some 110lb white cardstock that measured 4 1/4 x 6. I used the 1/2 strips of edging from the Dare 2B Artzy Medallion Bliss paper pack and adhered a section of the strip to both the top and bottom of the card base.

Next, I glued down the lattice & burlap background to the card base and positioned my flowers on opposite corners with some foam tape to give it some dimension.

For my sentiment, I used the Happy Brithday from the You’ve Got Mail stamp/sentiment set and stamped it onto a piece of vellum using some Versamark. Then I used some Blue Odyssey embossing powder and heat set it. I added the vellum sentiment flag to the card front using some Elizabeth craft tape, cut into 1/2 and placed behind the sentiment so it wouldn’t be as obvious.

I love that trying a new product can take your projects in unexpected directions. I think sometimes the best projects come from experimentation. I guess that’s the whole point of Dare 2B Artzy, right?!

Hope you’re doing some crafty, experimentation today! Remember your beautiful creations brighten someone else’s day and maybe even inspires them to create something as well.

Be sure to check out the Dare 2B Artzy store to purchase the gorgeous Happiness Blooms stamp set and the You’ve Got Mail stamp/sentiment set. The Dare 2B Artzy store has everything to fit your needs for your next craft project; from stamps and matching dies to inks and paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends!!!

Please help us give a warm welcome to this month’s Guest Designer, Michelle from!!  She joined us for our last Blog Hop, but is back to share two projects with us this month!!  We absolutely love her work and hope you do too!!

Hi! Michelle Houghton here. I am thrilled to be joining Dare 2B Artzy this month as their guest designer. Here is a little about me before I share my first project.

I am the wife to an amazing husband and the mother of two beautiful girls in Iowa.  I am a busy stay-at-home mom, teaching doodling and Copic classes both on-line and across the US and Canada. Prior to motherhood, I was an art teacher and I love being able to continue sharing my art through card making and scrapbooking techniques.  I have been scrapbooking for about 20 years and coloring with Copic markers for the last 10 years.  When I first tried Copics I fell in love and have since gotten both my Certification and Intermediate Certification from Imagination International Inc., the United States distributor of Copic Markers. After about 5 years of teaching Copic classes on-line I began teaching for III as a Regional Instructor, I also run their Copic In The Craft Room site and help create new curriculum for their Certification Team.  Bottom line: I love to teach! Teaching live and on-line has been an amazing adventure!

For my project today I am using the Dare 2B Artzy stamp set, The Potter, and Totally Black ink pad.  To start I stamped the image and phrase on a sheet of tracing paper.

Next I used my Copic markers to color on the back of the tracing paper. *This is key so the ink does not smear. Here are the markers I used and a close up of what the Copic coloring looks like on the tracing paper. You will not get smooth blending on a surface like this.

Next I created the base layer for my page and added journaling. I adhered the image only at the top edge so the journaling is masked but can still be accessed. The journaling is written with a gold Kirarina Wink marker.

Here is the final look:

On this Wednesday, May 17th I will have a video of the full process of creating this page from start to finish. I would love for you to stop by and check it out if you have the time. Here is the address to the Copic In The Craft Room YouTube channel.

Feel free to also stop by my personal blog or other social media outlets as well and get all the up to date information on Copic happenings!


Instagram: kmichellehoughton


Good Monday to you, Dare 2B Atrzy friends!!

Janette here sharing with you an easy peasy birthday shaker card!

Shaker cards are always so fun. Don’t be intimidated by them! If you’ve got some foam tape, a die, and clear packaging, you are good to go!

I pulled this Brusho watercolor powder on watercolor paper background piece from a stack of “just playing” pieces that I hang onto and trimmed it to A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). I always am super excited when I actually use one! I then die cut black glitter paper with the D2BA Cupcake die and another border die for a simple frame. Next, I white heat embossed “Happy Birthday” from D2BA You’ve Got Mail onto a narrow strip of black cardstock.

To assemble the card adhere the border die cut to the cupcake die cut and then add acetate to the back. You can use acetate sheets or I often simply upcycle stamp packaging. Flip to adhere sentiment strip. Next, build the walls on back by first double layering a foot or so of foam tape. Then cut into thin strips, lengthwise. You’ll want the strips thin enough to hide behind the border. Remove backing on one side and adhere to card leaving no gaps for contents to escape. Finally, add varied sequins and/or beads on top of the background paper in center area. Dust exposed interior edges of foam tape with an embossing tool or cornstarch to prevent shaker contents from sticking. Last, remove backing from foam tape and center on background paper. Press firmly around edges to adhere well and shake… shake, shake, shake! So fun and easy, right?!?


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

Thanks for popping in and I hope you pop back in soon for more amazing inspiration!

Creatively Yours, Janette