Monthly Archives: June 2017

Hi, Dare 2B Artzy Fans!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram!  I am celebrating the arrival of summer by sprucing up my planner with some colorful flip flops, a cool glass of lemonade, a relaxing Adirondack chair, and a flower the color of sunshine!

I just couldn’t resist adding these adorable flip flops to my planner as flip flops are my footwear of choice for the entire summer!!!

After coloring the images with Copic markers, I added some Wink of Stella and Sakura Glaze pen accents to the straps.  Don’t those colors and sparkle just transport you to a happy place?

The Adirondack chair, flip flops, lemonade, and the “happy summer” and “hello sunshine” sentiments can all be found in the Flip Flops stamp set.  This set has coordinating dies which make it so easy to use the images on a variety of projects from cards to planners to mixed media!  The flower is from the newly released Playful Posies set.  This is a layering set so you can just stamp it…no coloring required!

I used the Happy 4th of July sentiment from the Patriotic Owl stamp set. I have put this stamp set to good use this year!  You might recognize the sentiments from this previous cascading card.

I hope you are having a fabulous summer!  I am headed back to my craft area to make another card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Summer Blog Hop.  Don’t forget to enter your coffee, tea, or hot chocolate themed projects for a chance to win some great prizes like those from Super Sponsor ***Dare 2B Artzy!***

Happy stamping! Melody

Hi everyone – it’s Vicki from All I Do Is Stamp.

Today, I am using the Bright Birthday and Butterfly Inspirations stamp sets.  I water colored the back panel and stamped the solid circle with some oxide ink.  I colored my butterflies with Copic markers.

I have so much fun creating with D2BA products.  The designs are just a blast to color!

 

             

I hope you enjoyed my card today.

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Hi, Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from CraftyPinkPixie.com sharing two coffee treat boxes created with the Perfect Blend stamp set!

The first box used textured pink cardstock for the base/bow, and a pretty D2BA pattern paper for the top flap. The flowers add tons of color and really pop next to the soft pink!

The sentiment was stamped with D2BA ink and layered on gold glitter paper. The pink and green coordinate so well together and the gold adds just enough sparkle!

The second box was created using one piece of D2BA pattern paper and has a light blue textured bow on top.

The sentiment was stamped with D2BA ink and the edges were distressed to bring in more color.

Lastly, blue glitter paper and a bright blue rhinestone on the bow add shimmer and complete this design.

Both boxes are so cute and can hold two k-cups inside.

The top flap was held together with a velcro dot allowing the recipient to open/close, or reuse the box.

I hope you enjoyed this coffee themed project for today!

Tutorial

Step 1: Cut x1 cardstock to 4×12

Cut x2 cardstock to 1  3/4 x 2  1/4

Step 2: Score the large paper at 4, 6 1/4 and 10 1/4

Step 3: Score the two smaller papers at 1/2 on both short ends and on one long side.

Step 4: Cut the two scored corner sections off of the smaller paper.

Step 5: Fold all the scored lines.

Step 6: Add strong adhesive to the outside of the three scored edges.

Step 7: Attach the two small paper pieces to the large base as shown below.

Step 8: Fold up the top flap and adhere it to the two small paper pieces.

Step 9: Fold the front section up and adhere it to the two small paper pieces.

Step 10: Use velcro, or tie a ribbon to secure the top flap.

Step 11: Add x2 k-cups inside the treat box and decorate.

Hello to all of you coffee loving card makers!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram!
I am excited that Dare 2B Artzy is once again a super sponsor of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Since July is almost upon us, I decided to create a patriotic coffee card using two Dare 2B Artzy stamp sets, Perfect Blend and Cup of Cheer!

Don’t let the front of this card fool you!  Pull on the blue tab and…voila!

The cups were stamped with Totally Black Ink so I could color the images with Copic Markers!  I used the following Copics: (R14, R37, R59), (B23, B26, B99), and (C00, C3).

The stars were all created using paper punches.

The paper sizes can be found in the pdf below:
Triple Tier Slider Card

You can see a great video on how to assemble this card HERE!

Wishing you a fabulous Monday!  I hope it’s filled with great coffee!
Happy stamping…can’t wait to see what you create on the blog hop!  There are some fabulous prizes for the participants!
Melody

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!!!

Guest Designer LeeAnn, from Mimi’s Crafty Abyss, is back today to share one last card with us!!


Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a card to share with you!

 Let me tell you it has been such an honor to be chosen to work with these great stamps and dies.

For this project I have gone with using the Flip Flops stamp set.

The first thing I did was prepare my base. This was made using a White A2 size 110 lb card stock and an oval cut out, followed by a piece of Seafoam layering weight with a slightly larger cut out.

Using my stamp positioner and black ink I stamped the flip flops and the sentiment. Using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in 091 Light Gray and 003 Florescent Pink I colored the flip flops. With a few well placed enamel dots on the flip flops and the ‘…’ in the sentiment, this Clean and Simple project was complete.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Again, thank you to D2BA for allowing me this guest designer spot.

 

Thank you for coming by, be sure to stop by again soon!

Greetings Chris here and today I am excited to share this adorable “manly” card I created for Dare 2B Arzty! I just LOVE that old fisherman!  He reminds me of my grandpa!

Supplies Needed:

Dare 2 B Artzy Gone Fishin Stamp Set

Dare 2 B Artzy Modern Bliss Paper

Archival Ink

Watercolor Markers

Cardstock and Card Base

Start by stamping the fisherman onto white cardstock

Color fisherman with watercolor markers.

Add Modern Bliss papers to card base.

Matte colored image onto coordinating Cardstock and add to card. I doodled some dots along the white space above and below the stamped image to finish off the card!

 

 

Welcome to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!

We are so thrilled you are hopping along with all of us Super Sponsors!!

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, July 2nd on the Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog!!

In honor of this fun hop, we are offering a discount!!

Enter code COFFEE for 10% off your entire order!!!
(applies to ALL Dare 2B Artzy products)

Happy Shopping!!


You can find all of our fun Coffee, Tea and Cocoa stamp sets and dies on our website here!!

Artzy Designer Kendra has a lovely coffee inspired card to share with you today:

I stamped the to go cup from the Perfect Blend stamp set two times on white cardstock and once on a piece of Hoot Hoot paper, in which I used the fun flower and leaf side!  With the Blog Hop theme of Summer in mind, I thought it would be fun to paper piece the cup so that it had some flowers on it!!

And after finishing up this card, I realized the card has a 4th of July color scheme going on, so fitting with the hop theme in mind as well!!  Not completely intended!!  Love when that happens!!


We ARE also offering a Flash Prize to one lucky person!!

You will win a Stamp Set and Ink Pad of your choice!!  Winner will be announced on the Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog July 2nd! as well!

 

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!
Today, I am posting a card that was SO much FuN to make.   I’m going through a bit of personal issues here lately and decided to make a card just for me.  I’m going to keep this card on my desk…
 Isn’t it pretty?  And the reminder to “Let it go” will be good for me.  The flower and sentiment are from the Dare 2B Artzy, Let It Go Stampset and are stamped with Totally Black ink (great for Copic or watercolor techniques).  To create this card, I smeared distress oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Iced Spruce onto my craft mat, added some water, and ran the watercolor cardstock through.  Then I put Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint on my craft mat and watercolored in the flower and leaves.  I took what was left on my craft sheet and flicked the paintbrush to get some splatters.  I also added some polka dots to the flower with a Kiririna Wink pen.  To embellish, I framed it on teal cardstock with a pink border die cut (with small pearls) and added some washi tape.
Here’s a close-up of that pretty flower:
Also, 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

 

Hello and happy Wednesday! It’s Tonya with Krafty Enchantments. Hope you’re having a great week so far. I’m back today to share a new and somewhat different card creation for Dare 2B Artzy.

Last week I got the rare opportunity to leave work early and come home. It was just me and the dogs for a couple of hours. While I should have used that time wisely to clean and organize my craft space, I procraftinated (LOL!) and decided to play with my supplies instead. In the file box I keep on my desk with my “to do” stamps and goodies, I found a couple of sheets of Birch Plywood. I don’t know if you’ve ever crafted with Birch or even Balsa Wood? It comes in many different varieties for woodworking and crafts. The Birch Plywood I had comes in a sheet that’s 6 x 12 – much like you’d find a sheet of paper and is often a bit thicker than cardstock at 1/64th of an inch thick. You can find it at your local craft & hobby stores for around $2.00-9.00 depending on the size. It also comes in different thickness which is useful for various crafts and hobbies.

Previously I wouldn’t have thought to utilize this type of wood for my card making. I’d always assumed that these thin sheets of wood were very fragile, but I discovered that it’s actually pretty durable. You can cut it with scissors however, I’m not sure if it would cut with a rotary or blade paper trimmer.  You’d definitely want to use a deep, sharp blade if you’re going to cut it with a trimmer.  The cool thing about Balsa Wood is that I’ve been able to use my steel rule paper dies to cut it and haven’t had any problems.

I used a small scalloped rectangle die to cut a piece of the Birch Plywood and ran it through my Evolution die cut machine with no problems. Of course you do have to adjust your plates or machine to accommodate the thicker materials.

My card today started out very much as an experiment, but often those become the best kinds of cards. I had heat embossed on wood that was painted or stained on different occasions in the past and loved the effect that it can create so I wasn’t sure what to expect with this type of wood.  While I could have added a thin coating of Gesso to the piece of wood, I wanted to keep the natural look of it so I chose to experiment to see what would work.

 I tested various embossing powders on a piece of scrap wood I had first to see the results. I found that you really have to use an embossing powder that is made for super fine detail as the Versamark ink does absorb and spread (bleed) a bit into the untreated wood. Using a fine detail powder gives a better embossed impression so I ended up using Ranger Ink’s Super Fine embossing powder in white. I paired the wood with the cool leaf from the Dare 2B Artzy Paisley Bliss stamp set. I really love the gorgeous paisley images in this set – they’re so fun and versatile.  I stamped the leaf image several times on the wood to create a background pattern, even stamping off the wood for a partial image. I stamped and then embossed each image separately to be sure to get a good impression for the heat embossing since I was worried the Versamark would be absorbed too quickly into the wood.

Once my embossing powder was set, I started to play with inks and paints to see what the various results would be on the wood.  I ended up using the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and painting each leaf with a couple of different complimentary colors Inspired  Violet, Aquamarine, Harvest Moon and Red Berry. I wasn’t sure how the sparkle pens would react with the wood since they are water based, but they didn’t bleed much at all. The colors do look a shade darker on the wood than on paper. They dried beautifully on the wood, however they pooled up on the white embossed edge so ultimately I used a round ink blending tool and blended the colors together a bit on each leaf being careful not to get ink outside the leaf outline. Since the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens have a glitter to them, you can see a bit of sparkle on each leaf which was difficult to capture with my camera.

Once I’d finished coloring each of the leaves from the Paisley Bliss stamp set that made up my background, I was ready to add my sentiment.  I used the same scalloped rectangle die cut a piece of pink floral paper from the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack and a piece of white cardstock at the same time. I really love that color of pink, it’s so pretty. I love how it kind of popped against my background of the leaves. Next I took my scalloped edge die and cut the pink Artzy Doodle paper so that it was slightly larger than the white cardstock.

My sentiment Find Your Bliss and one of small paisley stamps was stamped on the small white cardstock with Versamark and heat set with some Carnelian Embossing Powder.

I added some dimensional foam to the back of my Balsa Wood panel and adhered it to a white A2 size top folding card base.

For a finishing touch I glued on some clear crystal dew drops to the card front.

It is fun seeing a crafting experiment with different materials come to life as a completed card.  I guess I should take more afternoons off work to get crafty. Work less…play more – sounds like a good plan.

Hope you’re inspired to look around your crafty space or even on your next trip to the hobby store to see what things you can use for your next stamping & card making adventure.

Don’t forget to check out the Dare 2B Artzy store for a ton of great stamps & dies. If you’re looking for the Paisley Bliss stamps I used in today’s project you can find them here.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous rest of your week! Don’t forget that the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Summer Blog hop kicks off on Friday, June 23rd through Friday, June 30th. Dare 2B Artzy is a super sponsor again so look for some amazing inspiration from the Design Team and be sure to hop along the way and leave some love for your chance to win!

Have an amazing day!

 

Hugs

Tonya

We are back at it for another Monday, Dare 2B Atrzy friends!!

Janette here with you today sharing what I am wishing for on these hot summer days… fresh lemonade, beautiful flowers and relaxing Adirondack style!

This Copic colored card features light masking. I first stamped the lemonade in D2BA Totally Black ink from Flip Flops stamp set and masked it. Next, the lemon, then flowers from Playful Posies to each side and last the chair in D2BA Chocolate Chip ink. Masking each as I went. Remember to stamp first what you want to appear to be in front and don’t forget your sentiment!

The Copic markers I used were R14, R46 and RV99 for the red flower. YR 12, YR16 and YR09 for the orange flower. Lemonade is in Y13, Y06, Y18, B000, B0000 and R46.

Assembly entailed matting the colored panel with black cardstock, popping panel up with fun foam over Fields of Joy Owls & Flowers paper and mounting to a folded A2 card base.

The final touches included Clear Wink of Stella over the lemonade and sparkling clear sequins because well, because SPARKLE!

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

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you’ve enjoyed this project!

Creatively Yours, Janette