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Hi D2BA Friends!

Tasha here sharing a new Owl Christmas shaker card created with the fun Christmas Owl stamp set!

The super cute owl image was stamped with Black D2BA ink and colored with markers. I used shades of gray and pops of teal to give a wintery look; I just love the holiday sentiments on the owl!

The frame was created with the D2BA snowflake pattern paper and layered on silver glitter paper. D2BA has great quality paper and I love that they are double-sided. This holiday print is one of my favorites!

For the inside of the shaker, I used a light blue heavy cardstock and stamped the sentiment “Merry Christmas” in black ink. I also used one of the included snowflake stamps and a white gel pen to create a snowy background. Lastly, the shaker was filled with pastel sequins; love these colors!!!

To complete this card, I attached it to a teal textured card base and added some little white gel details to the owl.

I hope you enjoyed this Christmas card and are inspired to create a holiday project using the Christmas Owl stamp set!

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Have a wonderful day!

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

Happy Monday!
Thanks again to all of the U.S. Veterans.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend filled with gratitude for your service!

We are starting the week off here in Ohio with temperatures that I am sure would make this penguin feel right at home!  The high is predicted to be 43 degrees, but the sun is supposed to shine!

It was hard to decide which penguin to use in today’s project as there are so many cute penguins in the Dare 2B Artzy Penguin Fun set!  After stamping this cutie with Totally Black ink, I colored him with the following Copic markers: (R14, R37, R89), (Y02, Y17, YR16), (YG03, YG17, YG99), (B00, BG57, BG09), and (BV00, BV04, BV08).  Accents were added with Wink of Stella, Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops, and Sakura Glaze Pens.

After die cutting the penguin images with the coordinating dies, I cut the Holiday Damask paper with a stitched rectangle die from the Leaf Background Die.  The penguin was mounted to the card with an Action Wobbler.  I tried (emphasis on tried!) to take a video holding the phone in my left hand while trying to make the penguin slip on the ice.  As you will see in the video clip below, I am in desperate need of a tripod!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please remember to enter November’s D2BA Gratitude Challenge HERE!
You might be the lucky winner of a Dare 2B Artzy stamp set and ink pad of your choice!

Happy stamping!
Melody

Hi Chris here and I am excited to share this cozy greeting card to warm your heart! These stamps are perfect for sending a warm greeting on chilly winter and fall days!

Supplies needed include

D2BA Blue Sky Artzy Doodles Paper

D2BA Cup of Cheer Stamp Set

D2BA Totally Black Ink

Colored Pencils, Scallop punch, Embossing folder (basket weave) Coordinating Cardstock ribbon, flower,

and card base.

Start by embossing D2BA Blue Sky Artzy Doodles Paper and then cutting into squares and matting onto blue coordinating card stock and attach to the card base.

Stamp cocoa cup and greeting onto to white card stock. Color cup with your favorite coloring tool (I choose colored pencils for this project.) Punch greeting and punch another scallop circle from coordinating card stock.  Add to card, finishing with a bow and flower.  Here is a close up

Hope you are inspired to get stamping!!

 

 

 

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy Fans! Michelle Houghton here from scrapweaver.com Fall is in full swing here in Iowa and Winter is encroaching WAY TOO FAST for my liking. The cold is creeping in. But Thanksgiving is around the corner and the Holiday season. I am in a creating mood! Cards for “thank yous” to friends that have been good to me!

I used the Tangled Leaves stamp set to create beautiful card fronts:

I created 4 out of a single sheet of cardstock.

If you would like to see more of the details of how I created the cards make sure to stop by my blog. In the mean time make sure to get your entry in for the November challenge on D2BA, and take a spin through the D2BA store and all it’s crafty goodness!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
I’m still finishing up my Christmas cards!  How about you?  Today, I’m showing off a fun card using the Poinsettia Tangle Stamps and Coordinating Dies.
I love this poinsettia.  It’s so much fun to color….and not to color (much).  I did the top layer of the card using R35, R37, and R39.  I highlighted the white parts with C1 and C3 and colored the center with Y23 and Y28.  For the bottom layer, I just colored the edges with R35 and used C1 and C3.  I used pop tape to add some dimension between the layers.  Here’s a close-up:
 
The beautiful paper is from the Holly Days paper collection.  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 all, it’s Vicki from All I Do Is Stamp.  Today I have a CAS, encouraging card for you all.

A lovely CAS card using the D2BA Butterfly Inspirations stamp set, along with the Joyful Butterfly matching dies.  I sponged my background panel with the Bright Pumpkin and Sunset Yellow inks, and for my sentiment, I used the Totally Black ink.

A cheerful, encouraging card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today — See you in a couple of weeks~

Hello Dare 2B Artzy Friends

It is Pam on the blog today!  I hope you have started your Christmas cards!  I have and it just seems that my list just keeps getting longer.  I love making my cards but I am very picky about who gets them!  Here is my most recent creation and it is going to my little nephew!

Design Steps:

  1. Start with an A2 card base then cut a piece of Dare 2B Artzy designer paper and craft foam 4 x 5 1/4.  Next cut the 2 pieces with a circle die positioned as shown
  2. Tape a piece of acetate behind the DP and then glue the foam to the DP
  3. Fill the well made with the foam on the back of the DP with sequins
  4. Cut a piece of white card stock 4 x 5 1/4 and sponge it with purple and blue ink to create the background for the opening
  5. Glue the sponged background to the craft foam
  6. Add the ribbon then glue to the card base
  7. Stamp the penguin using the Dare 2B Artzy Penguin Fun. Color with Copic markers: Y35, 38 – YR04, V01, 04, 06 – C0.  Stamp the ice pad and sentiment
  8. Use the coordinating dies to cut out the penguin and ice pad.  Layer the sentiment onto purple card stock
  9. Pop dot the penguin and sentiment to the front of the card

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Please make sure you check out our challenge for this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings

Pam

 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our November Challenge?

The month of November has us thinking how thankful we are for everything around us!

So we thought it would be fun to have our challenge theme be “Gratitude” this month!

We’d like to thank all of our fans, followers, customers, Artzy Designers, family and friends!!  THANKS for everything!!

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Before we can get to the new challenge, we have our October Challenge WINNER!!

#46 ScrappyHorses – Katrina Brown

Have fun shopping on our website and select ONE stamp sets and ONE D2BA Ink Pad!
Just send your address and selection to info@dare2bartzy.com 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!!

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Our November Challenge is….

“Gratitude”

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:

Chris

Melody

Michelle

Pam

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!!

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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!!


Hello my Artzy friends! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments. Hope everyone is having a great day so far. The weather here in Colorado has been up and down like a roller coaster. Monday it was cold with freezing drizzle and snow and today we’re on tap for a 72 degree day. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to dress because you never know what the weather will be like by mid-day.

Anyway, the chilly temps has me in a festive mood so I am popping in today to share a fun way to color the Dare 2B Artzy Ornament Tangle stamp set to create an elegant looking holiday card.

To start, I cut a piece of black cardstock and stamped two of the ornament tangles onto the A2 size card panel using some Versamark ink. I made sure to use my anti-static powder tool beforehand to alleviate any stray embossing powders sticking to my cardstock. I sprinkled the stamped image with some Ranger Platinum embossing powder and I set that with my heat gun.

Next, I stamped the fun ornament dangle strings onto the cardstock and lined it up to appear to be linked to the ornament. I love how they look like they are one stamp. I heat set that as well.

The real pizazz starts with the coloring. I used some Finetec Metallic watercolors and began to color my images using a fine tip water brush. For this technique, you are not saturating the paper with water, but you will want to use a heavier cardstock. My black cardstock is 110lb.

Rather than adding the water directly to my card panel, I added some water to the Finetec water colors pallet and mixed it until it was a bit on the thicker side.

Once my brush was full of color, I painted in the different sections of the ornaments using several different colors. I kept one ornament more traditional with greens, red and a couple different shades of gold and the other ornament I chose more non-traditional colors with purple, teal, blue and pink. I just love the gorgeous shimmer with these metallic watercolors. They look stunning in person on the black cardstock. I did notice that with the Finetec water colors that they tend to look a little milky in places in certain light which you can see some in my picture below. I am not sure if that’s a result of the cardstock or the makeup of the watercolors which contain Mica. The end results are still stunning regardless.

With two of the ornaments colored, I set them aside to finish drying. I stamped and heat embossed the round ornament onto a scrap of the black cardstock using the same Platinum embossing powder.

I colored this one using the same water colors in traditional colors. Once it was dry I used the coordinating Dare 2B Artzy Ornament Tangle dies and die cut it out. I love the matching dies to this set. They even cut the little hole for the ornament hanger which is so cool.

I used some dimensional foam and added it to the back of my circle ornament so that I could layer it on top of the other two. Once it was in place, I used some silver thread and looped it through the ornament hanger and adhered it to the back of my card front using some score tape.

At this point, I realized I had made a slight mistake when I stamped my ornaments onto my cardstock. I had accidently stamped the long skinny ornament upside down so that the hanger loop was at the bottom. I try not to start projects over, unless I’ve made a mistake that can’t be covered or corrected. In this case, I wasn’t sure that it would be noticeable but decided to cover up my mistake anyway.

To do that, I stamped the beautiful, script Merry Christmas sentiment that comes with the Ornament Tangle stamp set onto some white cardstock with some Versamark and heat embossed it with some silver embossing powder.  I was then able to layer that sentiment strip across the bottom of that ornament to cover up my mistake.

To finish my card I added some sequins and adhered the card panel to a white A2 size top folding card base.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to try out some metallic water coloring on dark cardstock. These ornaments would look stunning against any dark cardstock with the water colors.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful day!

 

Hugs

Tonya

Hi Chris here and I am super excited to share this card I created for today!  I call this card Sending Hugs or Why Chris needed 7 new Oxide inks!

Supplies needed

D2BA Youv’e Got Mail Stamp Set

D2BA PlayFul Posies

Kraft Card Base

Oxide Inks

Start by stamping posies from D2BA PlayFul Posies

Keep layering flowers until you get desired look.

Stamp leaves and leaves outline.

Stamp flower centers and greeting from D2BA Youv’e Got Mail Stamp Set to finish off card.  Stamp envolpe to coordinate.

I hope you enjoyed this project!

Happy Sunday, crafty friends! Guest designer, Leslie Turner from Love To Scrap 2, is back with us today to share one last card with us!


Hi everyone! Leslie here to share my final Dare2BArtzy GD inspiration project for the month with you today, a Christmas card using the You’ve Got Mail stamp set, Mailbox Gift Card Holder die and Winter Plaid paper. I’ve had a great time guest designing this month along side the D2BA DT and providing you inspiration! Thank you, ladies!

Okay, since my three previous GD projects this month have all been clean and simple, I created something with lots of distressing and tons of layers… my kind of card, lol! Can’t tell you how much fun this was! I created a card base slightly larger than A2 size (to accommodate the mail box die cut) and distressed the edges. I layered a distressed piece of the Winter Plaid paper on green cardstock, added a piece of crocheted lace and a scalloped border across the bottom, then adhered the entire panel to the card base.

I created the mail box using the die, stamped the sentiment on it, distressed it a bit, and added the flag with a tiny brad. Then I created a tiny envelope with a red heart closure (dies also in the mailbox die set), distressed it and adhered it in the mailbox. I went through my Tim Holtz Idea-ology Festive Ephemera Pack and picked out several pieces to use on this card, and distressed them all. I added a couple poinsettias from the pack to the upper left corner and proceeded to ‘stuff’ the mailbox full of all kinds of fun goodies! The finishing touch was a simple bow on the mail box.

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

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a creation with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, inks and papers at Dare2BArtzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Hi Chris here and today I am excited to share this cute Halloween greeting.  I love when I can use my stamp sets for multiple seasons!

To recreate this card you will need the following:

D2BA Ruff Day Stamp Set, Totally Black Premium Ink, and Artzy Doodles papers in Bright Pumpkin, Wild Orchid, and Slate

Kraft Card Base, web border punch.

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Start by stamping the bone all over the background of the card  and along the edge of the envelope. Punch edge of Slate Artzy Doodle papers and add to card.  Cut banner and punch scalloped circle from Artzy Doodles papers and add greeting!

The result? an adorable card for all your favorite ghosts and goblins!

Happy Stamping!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
I love the zentangle feel of many of the Dare 2B Artzy stamps!  They are seriously so much fun to color, whether you are an expert, a beginner or somewhere in between.  I used one of the flowers from the Flowers for Mom set to make this:
 
Isn’t that FuN?!  The Copic markers I used to color the flower are:  B12, B14, B93, B95, B97, YR14, YR16, R24, R27, and some C1, C3 to highlight the white areas. Here’s a close-up:
 
The beautiful paper is from the Fields of Joy paper collection.  I really love it!  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

Hi all, Vicki here today from All I Do Is Stamp.  Today’s card is good for just letting someone know you are thinking about them.

I used the lovely Playful Posies Layered stamp set, with a sentiment from Blissful Blooms stamp set.

It is fun that you can actually layer the flowers too!

That’s all for me today.  We shall see you next month~

    

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Hi D2BA Friends!

Tasha here sharing a Halloween shaker card created with the “Good Witches Shoes” stamp set!

I love making interactive cards and this shaker looks awesome with the cute witch shoes and fun Halloween themed sequins!

The stamped image was colored with markers and embellished with gold glitter and white gel pen. The details in the shoe design are so cool and green stockings pop next to the pink background; love it!

The sentiment selected was “Happy Halloween” and it was stamped in black ink and framed with black glitter paper. I also attached a velvet scalloped ribbon along the bottom to add additional texture.

Lastly, I created a sparkly frame around the shaker window and layered it on black glitter paper.  A spooky pattern paper added a fun Halloween background and coordinating gray striped glitter paper was used for the base layer to complete the project. I love this pretty Halloween design and can not wait to send this card out!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create a fun Halloween project with the “Good Witches Shoes” stamp set!

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Have a wonderful Day!

Hi, Dare 2B Artzy Fans!  It’s Melody, and I think I might be dating myself with today’s title, but there’s nothing outdated about the new Mailbox Gift Card Holder Die from D2BA!

The wonderful thing about this mailbox is that it is large enough to accommodate a gift card!  With Christmas getting closer, I think I am going to be making several of these cards!

The coordinating stamp set, You’ve Got Mail, makes this mailbox applicable to every season.

For today’s card, I decorated the mailbox with stamps from the Poinsettia Tangle Stamp Set which I die cut with the Poinsettia Die.  The mailbox was created using the  Winter Plaid Paper which has this beautiful snowflake pattern on one side with  a gorgeous plaid on the other side.

I am sure you will find all kinds of ways to use this mailbox!  If you create any cards or gift holders with this fun set, please post them to Instagram using the hashtag #dare2bartzy.

Hope you have a great Monday, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Melody

Happy Sunday, crafty friends! Guest designer, Leslie Turner from Love To Scrap 2, is back with us today to share another card!


Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy GD inspiration project with you today, a fun CAS friendship card using the Perfect Blend stamp set Coffee Cup die, scraps from several papers from the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack and Totally Black ink. I’m absolutely loving this October guest designer gig and playing with more D2BA stamps!

I know I said the card I created for my last post was one of the most fun cards I’ve made in a while, but this one runs a close second. Super fun and super easy! And yep, you guessed it… another clean and simple creation! I shied away from them for so long, now I can’t get enough of them, lol! I stuck with the October challenge theme of Fall Colors and used Halloween colors of black, orange, purple and green! I prepared the card base and rounded the lower right corner. I cut a strip of white cardstock and rounded the two right-hand corners, then layered it on green cardstock and adhered it to the card base for a little interest.

I stamped the coffee cup three times on a small piece of cardstock and cut each one with the coffee cup die. I stamped the coffee cup again on small scraps from three of the papers in the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack, making sure to get the cup wrapper centered on the scrap. I fussy cut each cup wrapper and adhered them to the white die cut coffee cups. I stamped a sentiment on one of them, then adhered them with foam pads to the front. I finished the card with dots of English Mustard Crystal Drops and a few Pewter 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 and will link up a creation with us this month using Fall Colors! 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

Welcome Dare 2B Atrzy fans!!

Kendra here from Luv 2 Scrap N Make Cards to share a holiday card with you!!

Have you begun to think about your holiday cards?!

D2BA has so many lovely holiday sets to work with!  You can check them out here, under the Seasonal Stamps section!

Today I am featuring one of the first stamp sets I fell in love with when I was first introduced to D2BA!  It still remains to be one of my favorite winter sets to work with!

I absolutely love the gorgeous snowflakes in the Snowflake Wishes stamp set!!

I started by first die cutting the snowflake die from my white cardstock layer!  I then stamped some of the snowflakes from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set to my liking around the edges!

Leaving room for the lovely ‘Snowflakes are unique…just like You.’ sentiment from the stamp set as well!!

So fun and beautiful!!

Doesn’t have to be a Christmas card, can be used to just put a smile on someone’s face during the cold winter months!!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration!

Have an ARTZY day! 

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Hello Dare 2B Artzy Fans!

Michelle Houghton from Scrapweaver.com here with a little Dare 2B Artzy inspiration to send you towards your weekend.

If you have not had a chance to make a project for this month’s challenge, make sure to check it out and get your entry turned in!  Prizes to be had!

Fall Colors!

For my project today I was thinking about another simple gift I could give friends or family for the holidays. I have a few list makers in my life (me included) so I decided to create this little note book all set and ready for list making. I used the Big bloom set to make the list pages on light weight copy paper and the cover on watercolor paper.

Once I had all the pieces I colored up the front cover, with Copics of course 😉,

And put it all together! I know exactly who is going to get this handy little notebook and she will LOVE it!

I have all the colors I used and a few tips for stamping the list pages as well as working with Copics on the watercolor paper over at my blog. If you have a chance stop by and wave hello.

Two other stops you will want to make –

Check out all the wonderful Dare 2B Artzy products in the SHOP.

And don’t forget to check back here regularly for inspiration from our wonderful design team!

Here are the products used in this project:

16195 Big Bloom

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PD901 Totally Black Premium Ink

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Thank you so much for joining me today!

Have a happy colorful day!

 

Hello and happy Wednesday Dare 2B Artzy friends! Tonya from KraftyEnchantments.com checking in with you today. Hope everyone is having a good week. It is a short work week for me as I’m taking a couple of days off this week so I have been swamped which makes the week go by quickly, but then I am almost too tired to enjoy my time off. m sure some of you can relate.

I am here to share my latest Dare 2B Artzy creation featuring the Poinsettia Tangle Stamp set. If you haven’t already grabbed this stamp set, I highly recommend it. It has a gorgeous large poinsettia tangle stamp and some leaves as well as a smaller solid poinsettia. The sentiments alone make this stamp a must have.

For my card today, I was intrigued by the alcohol ink technique that Jennifer McGuire shared last week. I hadn’t ever tried any alcohol ink techniques before and had some free time last weekend. I purchased a few inks and some paper and spent the afternoon playing.

I can honestly say that this is absolutely my new favorite technique and the results it produces are absolutely beautiful.

To work with alcohol inks, you will need some glossy cardstock or paper made specifically for alcohol inks. I purchased the Ranger Ink multi-pack of paper which has 10 sheets each of glossy, matte and a silver cardstock that is pre-cut to A2 size. I got mine on sale at Michaels for about $6.00. Yupo paper also works for this technique. I also purchased a multi-pack of the Alcohol inks in 3 different colors, some Alcohol Ink Blending solution and some mixative paints in Silver. In addition I used some supplies I had at home which included a small paint brush, rubbing alcohol, small glass jar, craft mat or something you don’t care if it gets messed up.  Even a sheet of aluminum foil would work.

NOTE: Please make sure you are in a well ventilated room with a window or fan going before you work with these inks.

I selected a piece of the glossy card stock and selected two ink colors, Patina which is sort of a green color and the Flamingo which is a bright pink.

The keys to keep in mind with the alcohol inks is that they dry incredibly quickly on paper (seriously)! They also can be layered and reactivated. So don’t be intimidated if you aren’t happy with something at first and keep working at it.

I started by squirting a few drops of the ink onto the glossy card stock. The ink starts to spread out and absorb into the cardstock. As it’s spreading you can layer in more ink colors, add some varying colors. The real fun is adding in blending solution and or rubbing alcohol. Blending solution makes the ink move more and rubbing alcohol lightens the color of the ink and pushes it away.

Once I had a fair amount of ink on my cardstock, some of it was starting to dry (in under 30 seconds). I reactivated it by adding more color and adding in some of the Ranger Blending Solution and one of the mixatives. I chose the Silver. Before using the mixative colors you need to shake them very well. They have the little balls inside to mix up the inks as they don’t have the same properties as the alcohol inks. I dropped a few drops of silver onto the paper with my ink and used my paint brush and the blending solution and some alcohol and started moving it around on my paper.

Wherever it pooled up and I didn’t like the way it looked I’d just add in either a bit more color or dab at the spots with my paint brush and rubbing alcohol.

This technique is so forgiving. I actually started out with a bunch of big ink circles that had dried on my paper so quickly. It looked terrible and I almost tossed it out.  I didn’t want to give up so easily and figured what’s the worst that could happen if I just kept adding more inks, mixatives and blending solution on top of my ink circles. The specialty paper is also very forgiving as it can handle a lot of ink and it doesn’t warp or tear. It is really a pretty fool proof technique.

It is difficult to see it from the pictures but the Silver mixative created a beautiful silver marbling effect in with the ink on the paper. It is so beautiful in real life I’m so glad I didn’t throw it out. The ink dries into the cardstock and it retains its glossy texture. I can not even tell you how stunning it really looks and the camera does not capture that. I decided that the background, though not the traditional colors would make a beautiful non-traditional Christmas card. I just love non-traditional colors used for Christmas cards and decorations.

I know some people will be concerned about the Alcohol inks and their staining properties. I used a Ranger craft mat and it did get a fair amount of ink on it, but I used a baby wipe with some rubbing alcohol added to it and was able to get it out. I was also able to use some Germ-x hand sanitizer for the alcohol that I got on my hands and it came out pretty well (I actually keep a bottle at my craft desk because it takes a lot of things off your hands). You could also utilize  rubbing alcohol or the blending solution if you happen to get ink onto your clothes.

Once my paper was completely dry, I cut it down using a scalloped edge die and added a second silvery colored layer of cardstock underneath which I also cut with a pierced edge die.

For the beautiful Dare 2B Artzy Tangle Poinsettia, I stamped it with some Versamark and heat embossed with some fine detail silver embossing powder.

Next I tried to match my Copic markers to the pink in the background and colored the poinsettia. Once it was colored I fussy cut the poinsettia out. There is also a poinsettia die available for this stamp set, but I don’t happen to have it.

I added my background to a top folding card base made from some Neenah Solar White cardstock in 110lb.

I stamped and heat embossed my favorite sentiment from the set, Wishing You Joy in Every Merry Moment. That’s so cute, I just love that sentiment.

To finish, I added a few white pearls to the front of my card.

I highly recommend trying your hand at alcohol ink techniques. I hope to share some more techniques using alcohol inks in the future.

Be sure to head over to the Dare 2B Artzy store to pick up this Poinsettia Tangle stamp and die set as well as many other gorgeous Christmas stamps.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful crafty day!

 

Hugs

Tonya