Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hello Stamping Friends!!

We have some exciting news to share with you today!!

If you haven’t already noticed, we have a few new die sets available in the store!!!

You can find them all in our What’s New section, here!!

First we’ve added the Happiness Flower Die set, to coordinate with the recently released Wishing Happiness stamp set!!

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We’ve also added the lovely Joyful Butterfly Die set, which coordinates with the Butterfly Inspiration stamp set!

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Last year we released the beautiful Poinsettia Tangle stamp set and decided it would be fun to have a coordinating Poinsettia Die set to go along with it!!

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While talking about Christmas, we’ll share the fun new Merry Christmas Layer Die!!


This fun die set includes a cute light bulb!!

Halloween is right around the corner!  Last year we released the popular Good Witch Shoes stamp set and have decided to release the coordinating Witches Shoe Die this year!!

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We’ve also released another cute Halloween die set called Spiderweb!!


So many fun new dies!!!

Happy shopping!!

Have an Artzy Day!!

Happy Monday, Stampers!
It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness!

Thank you so much for joining in the blog hop this past weekend!  I know the hop is over, but I had to make another card using the Playful Posies set!

Using the flower layers and no masking made the completion of this card expeditious!

I began by stamping the outline images with Chocolate Chip Ink.  I then stamped the layering images with Bright Pumpkin, Sunset Yellow, and Margarita Lime.

Next, I die cut the brown background layer using the stitched rectangle from the Cupcake Background Die.  I adhered this brown layer to the card base, added a strip of patterned paper along the bottom, and then adhered my stamped panel.

My card was completed using the beautiful Thanks Layer Die.

Having you join the hop this past weekend was just one of many reasons that I have to be thankful!  I am sure you have a heart filled with gratitude, too!  I know who will be getting this card from me!  To whom will you be sending your card of thanks?

Happy stamping!

Happy Sunday Evening Friends!!

Thank you to all those who hopped along with us this weekend!!

 Our Artzy Designer’s created some fabulous projects using some of our lovely floral stamp sets!!

We hope you were inspired by them!!

We have a WINNER to announce from our blog hop!!


Joan VanCourt

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

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Have an Artzy Day!!

Welcome to our August Dare 2B Artzy‘s Blog Hop!!

Summer is such a beautiful time of year!

It’s always so fun to see all the beautiful flowers blooming!!

In honor of summer, we decided to have a fun Blog Hop with the theme of Dreaming of Flowers!  As soon it will be fall and winter and we will once again be dreaming of nature’s beauty!

A few DT members are using previously released floral stamp sets and a few are using two of our newly release floral stamp sets!

If you haven’t had a chance to see our newest two floral stamp sets, be sure to check them out; Wishing  Happiness and Playful Posies!! They are beautiful and so much fun to use!!

Your first Artzy Designer to visit is Melody!!

Here’s a look at the entire hop list:

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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, August 27th 7:00pm Eastern.

We will then post a winner!!


Happy Hopping!

We hope you are inspired all along the way!

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Hi all Vicki Dutcher here today from All I Do Is Stamp blog.  Today I created a fun, bright Thank You card.

I sponged my background with oxide inks [so awesome!], and then stamped the flowers from Playful Posies Layered.  I cut out a circle, and added in a border, and adhered the fun new Thanks Layer die.  I love that this word die also includes a background cut.

Did you know that D2BA carries ink?  Yes, yes they do, and all inks used for stamping on this card are from the collections!  I highly recommend them – the Totally Black is amazing!

See ya next time!


Hi D2BA friends!

Tasha here sharing a new card created with the lovely Wishing Happiness stamp set!

The flower images were stamped on white cardstock and heat embossed in rose gold.

I love the look and texture embossing gives this project; so pretty!

To add color, I used watercolor markers and layered clear glitter for shimmer.

For additional color, I added watercolor droplets randomly around the front of the card.

The sentiment selected was “Wishing You Happiness” and it was stamped in black D2BA ink

Gold glitter washi tape framed the sentiment and added the perfect amount of sparkle!

Lastly, the card was layered on black cardstock and attached to a pastel orange textured card base. Pretty plum colored enamel dots and clear diamond sequins complete the design.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create with the new Wishing Happiness stamp set!

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Have a wonderful day!

Hi Chris here and I am excited to share this bright and cheery card I created with D2BA Find Your Purpose Stamps and D2BA Bright Birthday Stamps. 

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To recreate this card, Stamp flowers from Find your Purpose Stamp set with D2BA Wild Orchid premium ink. Color flowers with markers of your choice (I used watercolor markers).  Stamp birthday sentiment, Matte your stamped images on coordinating cardstock and adhere to card base. Add doodled dots around images.  Finish off card with coordinating bow and flowers.

I hope you are inspired to get stamping!  Be sure to check out Dare 2 B Artzy’s store for more amazing products.

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!