Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hello Dare 2B Artzy Fans! Michelle Houghton here from Scrapweaver to share a little artistic inspiration with you today. Have you ever wondered what to do with the full frame die cuts? Not sure how to let their beautiful detail shine? Well check out this simple idea to create a fun and easy card!

Create a simple alcohol ink background on paper or vellum, then use your die to cut a stark white or black window that will highlight your background. Stack up your layers and you have a card!

Here is a close up of the frame over the background:

I have a video of the process I used from start to finish over at my YouTube Chanel if you would like to check it out here is a link

Or you can stop my blog and find the information as well.

There is still time to join in on the August challenge “Pastel Colors” make sure to join I and play along!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Check out all the amazing Dare 2B Artzy products and make sure to stop back by for more talented design team inspiration!

Have a happy colorful day!



Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments.  I am back today with a sparkly fun Dare 2B Artzy card to share with you today.

This card uses one of my very favorite Dare 2B Artzy stamps called Big Bloom. While I like and have used smaller flowers from time to time on my cards, I always reach for the bigger flowers. The Big Bloom flower is a favorite of mine because I love, love, love how this flower can be colored to give it so much depth and dimension which is what I have done today.

I’ve wanted to create a card with a limited color palette for some time and thought this would be a perfect opportunity.

To start this card, I created a background first. I will admit, I am a newbie when it comes to a lot of products and techniques. Like you, I peruse blogs and watch videos for the latest and greatest techniques. When I saw glitter paste for the first time, I wondered how I could get my hands on some. However, when I tried it for the first time I wondered where this product had been all my life seriously! It is so sparkly and the colors are so pretty, I knew I needed to make a background with it. The glitter paste I used for today’s project is from Bo Bunny and the color is Caribbean. To create this background I cut a piece of white 110 lb cardstock to 4 x 5. I cut my cardstock a little larger in case I needed to cut the finished background down a bit.

I grabbed a stencil from Brutus Monroe called Paint Spots. It’s a nice stencil with a lot of imperfect circle spots on it that are each about the size of a dime which makes it perfect for a background. You can tape your cardstock to the stencil so it does not move or shift or you can hold it in place as you work which is what I chose to do.

Next, I used my pallet knife and dipped it into my glitter pastes and began smearing on an even coat of the gorgeous Caribbean blue sparkle. Once the entire stencil covering my cardstock was completely filled in with the glitter paste, I carefully removed the stencil from my cardstock. It is always a good practice to wash off your stencil and pallet knife right away to remove the glitter paste before it dries to your crafty tools.

Depending on how thick you put on the glitter paste, you may need to let it dry for a few minutes to a few hours. I always let it sit while I am working on other elements on my project and that is usually plenty of drying time.

Next, it was on to stamping my Big Bloom flower onto some 80 lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock with some Totally Black ink from Dare 2B Artzy. Finally, I was ready to color. In keeping with my limited color scheme, I chose some Copic markers that would match with the Carribean blue of my background. I used BG07, BG05, BG03, BG01, BG000 for my blues and then selected some cool grey colors of C7, C5, C3, C1 and C00. I colored the flower with the grey center leading out to the blue-green tips of the petals with a little highlight in between where the lightest colors blend together. The highlight helps give the look and feel of the petals bending back a bit and adds some dimension. I really love the finished look of the grey and blue-green together on this flower.

For my leaves, I decided to use a slightly different blue-green combination and colored them with BG23, BG11 and BG000 along with the C5, C3, C1 and C0.

When I was finished coloring, I fussy cut the flower out and added some Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the white dots on the flower petals and a little sparkly gemstone in the center.

I really was not sure what type of sentiment I was going to add to my card. It just happened that I had ordered some stamps from Dare 2B Artzy and my order had come that day and it contained the perfect sentiment from the Fun Titles stamp set. The sentiment read, “You add Sparkle to my Life”. I felt that it was the perfect addition to my card.


I did not want my sentiment to detract from the rest of the card and my sparkly background so I stamped it onto some vellum with some Versamark and heat embossed it with some Blue Odyssey embossing powder from Nuvo. I cut the embossed sentiment out with a fishtail flag die.

Before assembling my card, I checked to make sure the glitter paste on my background was dry by lightly pressing my finger onto several of the background dots. I cut the background panel down a bit so that it was 3 ½ x 4 ½ and then I rounded each of the corners.

I cut a piece of black cardstock with my mini-scalloped rectangle die and mounted that to an A2 size white card base made from 110 lb cardstock with some dimensional foam. I layered on my glittery background and placed my flower on top with some dimensional foam as well. I used some strategically placed dimensional foam strips onto my sentiment and tucked it under my flower to finish the card.

I am thrilled at the way this card turned out with the limited colors used. I think it looks so pretty. The background dots really add a lot of pizazz to the card so it worked well to limit my colors on the rest of the card.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today. Remember you can pick up my favorite stamp, Big Bloom in the Dare 2B Artzy store today along with so many other awesome stamps and products. You can check all of the available stamps, dies, inks and papers here.

Hugs & Happy Wednesday!




Good Morning Dare 2B Artzy Friends!

I love giving gift cards to my nieces and nephews.  It is what they always want. I decided that I would make it a little more personal by making a gift card holder.  I do think that gift cards are somewhat impersonal.  But with that said so easy!!

 1.  Start with a 4 1/8 x 9 3/4 piece of white card stock.  Score at 2 1/8, 5, 6 and 7. Fold as shown this is the inside of the gift card

 2.  Cut 4 pieces of Dare 2b Artzy DP at 4 x 2 3/4 and cut 2 pieces at 2 x 4.  Working on the inside of the card glue one of the 4 x 2 3/4 down as shown

 3.  Flip the card over and glue the mountain fold (which is now the vally fold) together.  Then flip the card back over

 4.  On the inside glue the flap for the card holder with a tiny lines of glue on both of the edges and push it down onto the DP

 5.  Still working on the inside glue the 2 x 4 inch DP to the top flap and glue the 2 3/4 x 4 piece of DP to the bottom half of the gift card

 6.  Flip the card over and glue down the DP to the front of the card

 7.  Using the Hoot Hoot Dare 2B Artzy set stamp and color the owl.  Cut the owl out with the coordinating die cuts

 8.  Stamp the sentiment from the Hoot Hoot set and layer on DP

9.  Add a small velcro dot to serve as a secure latch

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This gift card can be made so many times and with all different kinds of stamps!  Hope you give it a try!



Hi, Everyone!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram!

I would like to give a GIANT SHOUT-OUT to all the Akron and Syracuse Rubber Stamp Convention attendees who stopped by the Dare 2B Artzy booth!  I had a great time at the Make ‘N Takes with all of you fabulous ladies and gentlemen!  Several of you asked for directions for the Split Cover Folio which I had on display.

I have finally finished the directions and you can click on the link below for the PDF!

Dare 2B Artzy Split Cover Folio

If you make any of these folios with Dare 2B Artzy products, please post them to Instagram using #dare2bartzy so we can see your amazing creations!

Have a wonderful stamping and scrapbooking kind of day!

Happy birthday to all of the August babies out there!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram sending out birthday wishes even if you weren’t born in August!

If you need to make some quick birthday cards, this Dare 2B Artzy Cupcake Background Die is for you!  I started out by doing some ink blending with Distress Oxides on white card stock.  I trimmed this panel using the stitched rectangle which is one of three dies included in the Cupcake Background Die Set.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from the Celebration Numbers stamp set using the Chocolate Chip Ink.  I cut the sentiment out with the cupcake paper die included in the background die set and added a little ink around the edges.  The background die was cut from brown card stock and adhered over the ink blended panel.  After adhering the cupcake sentiment with foam tape, a red gem was added, and this fun card was completed!

This die set could be used for all kinds of occasions!  Couldn’t you just picture using it for a retirement celebration, a party invitation, or including it with some baked goods for your coworkers?  You have to love a great die set with endless possibilities!

Don’t forget to link your new projects to the Dare 2B Artzy August Pastel Colors Challenge!  You might win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice!

Happy stamping!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Christmas is ONLY about 4-1/2 months away!  Crazy, huh?  Have you started making cards yet?  If not, check out the Seasonal Stamps at Dare 2B Artzy.  I’m sure you will LoVe them!  I used the Penguin Fun set for today’s card:
 This simple card was so easy to make.  I added a little color with my Copic markers and framed up the image with some die cuts and added a wide lace and some sequence.  This would be an easy and fun card to make multiples of.  Since I send out over 100 cards annually, multiples are good!
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,

Hi D2BA Friends!

Tasha here sharing a new holiday card created with the lovely Snowflake Wishes stamp set!

The card base was cut from pale pink textured cardstock and I layered pretty D2BA pattern paper and silver glitter paper on top. These pastel colors look great in holiday projects and I just love all the sparkle!!!

To complete the front of the card, I stamped two snowflakes in pink and adhered rhinestones to the centers. I also added random rhinestones on the paper for more shine.

Lastly, the small layered snowflake was attached with foam tape just below the flap to keep everything flat. The tape was only added to the bottom allowing the top flap to easily be pulled up or put back into place.

When you lift the top flap, you still see the beautiful snowflakes and all the shimmer, but pulling the middle section down reveals your message.

To complete this design, I stamped the sentiment “Snowflakes are Angel Kisses” in pink and layered it on coordinating silver glitter paper. There is also tons of room to add a handwritten note for someone special.

I hope you enjoyed this holiday project!

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Have a wonderful day!

 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our August Challenge?


But before we can get to the new challenge, we have our July Challenge WINNER!!

#54 Nancy E.

Have fun shopping on our website and select ONE stamp sets and ONE D2BA Ink Pad!
Just send your address and selection to by the end of the month.
Include “CHALLENGE Winner” in the subject so we don’t miss it.

Be sure to join in the fun for your chance at winning some great stamps!!


Our August Challenge is….

“Pastel Colors”

We decided to go from Birght Colors last month to Pastel Colors this month!!

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:


Stamp(s) Used: Cup of Cheer, Congrats Layer Die


Stamp(s) Used: Blissful Blooms


Stamp(s) Used: Dream


Stamp(s) Used: Flowers for Mom

Hope you have enjoyed our projects from our lovely designers!!  They’re so talented!!

Now it’s your turn!!  We’d LOVE to see what you create!!


Some Challenge Rules:

– Our challenges are open to everyone; those entries featuring a Dare 2B Artzy image will get a second entry into the drawing! *Add D2BA to your entry title so we know you get a 2nd entry!

– Your submission must be NEW, no back linking projects.

– You must add a link to our blog in your post or mention us in your gallery.

– Leave a link to your actual blog post.

– You may enter each challenge ONLY 3 times.

We reserve the right to remove any submissions that do not follow the rules.

– Please turn off word verification so we can leave comments on your challenge entry!

 Most importantly….HAVE FUN!


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Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!

Hi Chris here and today I am excited to share this cheery card I created using the Raggity Rabbit Stamp set.


I love using seasonal stamps throughout the whole year to get the most out of my stamps.   To create this card start by placing a piece of D2BA Fields of Joy Flower Power paper onto your card base.

Stamp the rabbit and basket with D2BA Totally Black Premium Ink.  Color the images with your favorite markers.  (I choose Chameleon Markers in NV4 BR2, RD3, GR3, YL2, PK3, and DR3).  Matte your colored image onto red cardstock. Place stamped image over let side of card.

Stamp your sentiment and mat onto blue cardstock and adhere to right side of card to finish off card.

I hope you enjoyed this bright and cheery card!




Hello Dare 2B Artzy Fans! Michelle Houghton here from to share a fun project with you.

I am thrilled to be joining the Dare 2B Artzy Design Team for the next several months and look forward to sharing lots of Dare 2B Artzy goodness.

This week I wanted to start simple and get my toes wet so I picked this awesome stamp set, “Best Day Ever“, and colored it up with my Copics to match these gorgeous papers from the Dare 2B Artzy “Artzy Doodles” collection.

Here is a closer peek!

If you would like to see a few more details about how I created this card skip over to my blog and check out the details, at

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Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration!

Have a Happy Colorful Day!