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Hi everyone – it’s Vicki here today. For today’s card, I made a bright colored watercolor card.
I used Butterfly Kisses and Thinking of You with a “sketchy” type of painting using my Zig Watercolors. I really do like the pop of color against the white, along with the look of the painting technique. I think it’s just a fun look.
Meanwhile, this card does qualify for the Dare 2B Artzy’s July Challenge of bright colors. Have you joined in our challenge? We would love to have you play along! You have all month to play.
Thanks for stopping by~
Hi, Dare 2B Artzy friends!
The box was constructed from pink cardstock and I layered navy blue D2BA pattern paper to each side; love the blue and pink color combination!
The flip-flop images were stamped in black ink and colored with markers. I layered clear glitter on top to give some sparkle and adhered a pretty pink rhinestone to each for more shine.
The sentiment “To A Special Friend” was stamped in black on coordinating pink cardstock. I layered pink glitter paper behind the sentiment and around the peek-a-boo circle opening. In addition, I made a large bow from the same pink glitter paper and added a larger pink rhinestone to the center. There is always room for extra shimmer!
Lastly, two nail polish bottles were added to complete the package. The flip-flops reminded me of painted toenails and I think this is a great gift option for the summer season!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are inspired by today’s project.
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Have a wonderful day!
Hi, Friends! It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram.
I hope you are getting a little time to relax this summer! Just looking at this tranquil little scene puts me in a better state of mind!
This easel card was created using two stamp sets from Dare 2B Artzy, Shine On and Flip Flops.
I began by stamping the lighthouse and the flip flops with Totally Black ink. They were colored with the following Copic markers:
Lighthouse E30, E31,E23
BG01, B02, B05
C1, C3, C5
Flip Flops B00, B21, B24
The background was created with Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber, and Broken China Distress Oxides. A few splashes of water, and I was ready to dry the background and stamp the birds and the sentiment. After cutting out the lighthouse and flip flops with the coordinating dies, I popped up the lighthouse and flip flops with foam tape. The dimension on the flip flops provides the easel card with the mechanism to stand up.
Just a little reminder about the July Challenge…don’t forget to link up your projects made with bright colors for a chance to win a Dare 2B Artzy stamp set and ink pad!
Happy summer and happy stamping!
Greetings! Chris here and today I am sharing this card I created with Dare 2 B Artzy Stamps. I created this card for someone who needed to be reminded that they were not alone! The card was supper quick to create! Just stamp and color!
I started by stamping the Happiness Blooms in the bottom left and upper right corners with my Totally Black Ink form Dare 2 B Artzy! I then stamped my greeting from the Prayers for You stamp set.
I then colored my images! Simple and ready to be mailed off in no time! Hope you are inspired to get stamping!
Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a fun clutch purse that holds a set of four cards. I used the amazing Paisley Bliss stamp set, Paisley paper and Totally Black ink. SO much fun!
The purse was fashioned from a single sheet of Paisley paper (it’s double-sided 12 x 12 paper) with a few simple folds. My inspiration came from a YouTube tutorial I found several months ago and fell in love with… you can see it HERE. This is the second set I’ve created and the possibilities are literally endless! I stamped the “Creativity takes courage” quote (which I absolutely love) on the front flap which I decorated with the strip from the top of the paper and some thin strips of navy blue cardstock, and a vintage button. I stamped the large paisley from the Paisley Bliss stamp set on a scrap piece of white cardstock, scanned it and cut it with my Scan N Cut, and colored it with three Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The Zig colors were pretty bright so I layered a piece of thick vellum (also cut with the Scan N Cut using the same scanned paisley shape) to mute the colors. I used this as an accent on the bottom of the flap.
This is the set of four cards, all stamped with that awesome quote and several paisley stamps, and colored with the same three Zig markers. I even stamped and colored a small paisley on the envelopes! I added a layer of the vellum (to mute the colors), several sequins and a hand-cut flag with a tiny button to each card.
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!
Hello to all my Dare 2B Artzy crafty pals! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments. Hope your long 4th of July weekend was spectacular! Ours was pretty low key as the hubby had to work, so we hung out at home most of the weekend, took in a couple movies and had a wonderful 4th of July BBQ with my parents.
Although I didn’t get my craft room organized as planned, I did get in some crafty time and I have a fun, easy project to share with you today!
At last years Scrapbook Expo in Denver, I had purchased some stamps from another company that are made to be water colored. Recently that same company released a frame die as a companion to the square stamps. It’s made to fit them perfectly. Of course I had to have it, but like many of my products that I use, I knew that it could work for a Dare 2B Artzy project.
So today is the day to share my adorable stamped frame. I used the Art Impressions 3-D frame die to create this fun Dare 2B Artzy project. I just love how cute this turned out!
Here’s how I created this adorable project. I started off with some Dare 2B Artzy paper. Of course you can use plain, bland, boring solid color paper for this project, but why would you want to do that when you have all the fabulous patterns and colors of Dare 2B Artzy’s papers. For my frame, I chose to use the Diamond Bliss paper from the Modern Bliss collection. I cut the 12 x 12 piece down to be 6 x 6 pieces. This gave me enough room for the die to fit onto the paper.
Something to keep in mind, whatever patterned side you would like to make up the front of the frame should be placed face down against the cutting edge of the die when your run it through your die cut machine.
After cutting out the paper you simply fold along the two perforated lines on each side to create the frame. Then slide the tabs into the slots through to the back. Once through the slots, you can fold the perforated line on the tab. I used some double sided tape from Elizabeth Craft Design to hold the tabs in place flat against the back. The double sided tape would come in handy later when I added the finished picture to the frame.
To add my Dare 2B Artzy stamped images, I cut a piece of Canson 140 lb water color paper into a 6×6 piece. The opening to the frame is 2 ½ x 2 ½ inches, which isn’t a huge amount of space. In order to figure out what stamps were going to work best, I placed the assembled frame on top of my water color paper and traced the center opening with a pencil as well as the outer edges of the finished frame. This allowed me to play around with placement of my stamps. Here’s a quick picture of what that looked like:
Initially I wasn’t sure which stamps I would use to create the picture for my frame so I got out several and began placing them into the square to see which would work best. Obviously, if you want to cover more of the entire piece, a larger stamp would work just fine. I wanted some white space to balance out the paper on my frame. I used the Butterfly Tangle set and the flower from the Blissful Blooms set.
With my stamps arranged into my paper, I was ready to stamp them using my MISTI and some Versamark Ink. I made sure to stamp several times to get a clean impression onto my water color paper. Next, I sprinkled on the Ranger Super Fine Detail white embossing powder and heat set it.
I was now ready for a bit of water coloring on my background. I used my Zig clean color brushes to color in sections of the flower and butterfly and then used my water color brush and moving the color around a bit more to define the images. I love how fun and bright they turned out.
Once the images were dry, I added a bit of a subtle blue to the background to try to give it a sky feel and to further add contrast to define the white embossed images.
I added some clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the butterfly to give it a bit of shimmer.
Once everything was dry, I used an eraser to remove my pencil lines for the picture inside the frame and used the once on the outside to determine where to trim the paper down to.
I added some extra double sided craft tape to the inside edge of the frame to make sure it would adhere nicely to the picture.
I removed the backing to the tape and placed the completed picture in place so that it lined up with the outer edges of the back of the frame and pressed it firmly into place.
The final step was adding the die cut easel stand that comes with the 3-D Frame Die set. It cuts automatically from the negative space when you run the frame die through your machine. I folded the easel along the perforated edges of the stand and added some double sided tape to the spine edge that would be placed against my frame. The easel has one slanted end and one straight end. I placed mine so that the slanted edge would be down at the bottom, but I suppose if you wanted your picture to stand up straight you could flip it so that the straight edge was at the bottom. I lined up the bottom spine of the easel to the bottom edge of the back of the frame and then press it into place firmly. If you used a heavier cardstock or water color paper as I did, you may find that you have to tape the sides of the easel back together to get it to stand up correctly; otherwise it can be too heavy for the easel.
For a finishing touch, I added some glossy white dots to the inner corners of the frame. You could certainly go crazy with embellishments like Nuvo Drops, sequins, or even beads for this project and add a multitude of things to the finished frame. Another thought is to leave the easel off and punch a hole in the top of the frame and use it to hang your masterpiece. Imagine what cute Christmas ornaments these would make for friends using your favorite holiday Dare 2B Artzy Stamp sets. I bet that put some crafty ideas into some of your heads. I know it did for me!!
I really hope that you have enjoyed today’s project. I had so much fun making a project which would showcase these awesome Dare 2B Artzy stamps.
Have a great day!
Good Monday to you, Dare 2B Atrzy friends!!
Janette here sharing with you a super cute owl in OWL Be Thinking of You!
Today’s featured technique is how to to take busy elements and combine to an eye pleasing card. White space. White space is the solution to many card issues. White space allows a place for the eye to rest between views of busy-ness. White space is what brings the card together. Whenever you are feeling like something isn’t sitting just right, or the card needs a little more, often a touch of white space is what is needed!
This owl from the Hoot Hoot stamp set is adorable. It requires only simple coloring because it is so detailed. As with many Dare 2B Artzy designs, it almost has a Zentangle type feel to it. I first stamped Hootie in Totally Black ink and then with Versamark. I heat embossed him clear. Next, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to give him a ring of green around the pupil of the eye and blue around the edges. I blended them together with a water brush filled with clean clear water. I then went on to color the beak, body, branches and flowers. Once dry, die cut Hootie and branch.
Continue by creating a white center panel with a decorative trim edge. You could use a die from your stash, like I did here, or even add fabric lace. Wouldn’t that be pretty?!?! Stamp sentiment in Totally Black D2BA ink. Assemble from bottom to top. Folded A2 card base with Modern Bliss paper. Then pop white panel with your favorite dimensional adhesive. Apply Hootie and branch.
Let the eye be drawn to the drama of the paper and the owl. White space will get you there!
Thanks for popping in and I hope you pop back in soon for more amazing inspiration!
Creatively Yours, Janette
Are you ready for our July Challenge?
Can you even believe it is July already? The summer seems to be flying by!
But before we can get to the new challenge, we have our June Challenge WINNER!!
Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:
Stamp(s) Used: Blissful Blooms
Stamp(s) Used: Flip Flops
Stamp(s) Used: Big Bloom
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!!
– 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.
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Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!
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.
Hi, Dare 2B Artzy friends!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Dare 2 B Artzy Gone Fishin Stamp Set
Dare 2 B Artzy Modern Bliss Paper
Cardstock and Card Base
Start by stamping the fisherman onto white cardstock
Color fisherman with watercolor markers.
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)
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!!
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!
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!
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you’ve enjoyed this project!
Creatively Yours, Janette
Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!!!
Guest Designer LeeAnn, from Mimi’s Crafty Abyss, is back today to share another fun card with us!!
For my project I used the Dock image and the Subway Art sentiment, I thought they would go great together.
To begin, I used my stamp positioner to stamp the dock in the lower left corner, I then turned the stamp around and used a little masking tape to not stamp over what I already did, and stamped the image again, lining up the best I could to have the dock extend off the edge of the paper. Using Mermaid Lagoon distress ink I colored the background in a sweeping motion direct from the pad to create a lake type view with high and low spots.
Using Rusty Hinge distress ink I colored the dock running off into the water a bit to give a reflection.
Finishing up I used Memento Black to stamp the sentiment.
I’m not sure about you but this makes me want to head off to the lake right now, if only the boat wasn’t in the shop.
Thank you for coming by, please come again soon!