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HI Dare2BArtzy friends!

Kelly here with another card to share with you as a Guest Designer for March.

Today’s card is using the stamp set Flip Flops as summer is going to be here sooner than we think!
This card has a lot of layers – perfect for the challenge this month: Lots of Layers.

First up, I inked the fun lemonade stamp, colored it with copic markers and blended it to give it a little ‘watery’ vibe.

There is an awesome matching die set to this stamp set – you can see that here.

I’ve fussy cut mine and added 3d foam dots to pop it up from the card.

Lastly, the sentiment is a wonderful reminder for all of us to take some time to unwind!

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I hope today’s card inspires you to get inky with your Dare2BArtzy stamps and inks!

Inky hugs!
Kelly

 

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Greetings!  Chris here from Psychotic Ramblings of a Serial Scrapper sharing this coffee card with you! This card was created for this month’s Blog Hop at Coffee Loving Card Makers.

To re-create this card start by cutting my Flower Power paper slightly smaller than my card base.  Add a large cardstock block across the center of my card.

Stamp the coffee cup and greeting from the Dare 2B Artzy Perfect Blend Stamps set onto white cardstock. ( I originally stamped the steam, but my card went off in another direction and the steam did not get used. )

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Cut the greeting into a banner shape.  Color the coffee cup with your favorite markers. I chose Spectrum Noir markers in TN 2, TN 3, and IB 1. Stamp cup wrap with coordinating greeting from the stamp set. Fussy cut your colored coffee mug.

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Add your cup and banner greeting to the card base.  Accent cardstock with doodled stitches.  Hope you are inspired to get stamping and play along with the Blog Hop at Coffee Loving Card Makers.

Welcome to the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!

We are so thrilled to be joining in this hop!!

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We are a Super Sponsor!!

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

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Here is a look at our fun Coffee, Cocoa and Tea stamp sets and dies:

They can all be found here!  

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

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Kendra here from Luv 2 Scrap N’ Make Cards to share an inspirational card with you using the Perfect Blend stamp set!

I really like the mug stamp in the set and when I saw it, I thought it would be fun to “spice” it up a little, by adding some flowers!!  As most of my cappuccino/cocoa mugs have flowers on them!!

So I stamped the mug on a piece of white cardstock and used some post-it notes to mask up around the mug where I didn’t want the flowers to stamp. I used the Happiness Blooms stamp set for the cute cluster of flowers!  With the theme of spring, I thought they would make the perfect touch!

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Now don’t get me wrong, this mug is awesome just the way it is!

But just think of all the endless possibilities there are in customizing this mug!!  So fun!!

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I did the same for the top part of the mug as well!!

I then used the coordinating CUP Die to die cut it out so I could use pop-dots to adhere it to my card base!

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I stamped the mug on a piece of kraft cardstock as well and fussy cut the middle part, so I could then run it through my die cutting machine with a striped embossing folder!  Makes it look just like those coffee wraps!!

I really like how the mug turned out!!

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I stamped the steam above the mug and added two enamel hearts!  I also added the ‘You warm my heart’ sentiment, which are both from the Perfect Blend stamp set as well!

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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 April 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!
I am having so much fun with the new chipboard that coordinates with the Totally Tracy stamps!  This style of crafting is very different for me, and I’m enjoying stretching my boundaries a bit.  Today’s card features the stamp set, Be Bold.
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I used a TH stencil to stencil on the sunray with distress inks in Fossilized Amber and Dried Marigold.  I then painted the flower with Spun Sugar and Dried Marigold Distress paints before stamping the flower using Totally Black ink.  I covered the whole flower with crackle paint and added a Nuvo drop center!  The highlight paper is from the Blooming Border pack.  (Love those lil leaves!)
Here’s a close-up of the sparkly flower goodness:
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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!
Also, I hope you DaRe to join us in the All You Need Is Love Challenge this month for your chance to win some fabulous Artzy prizes!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen

Hi all, Vicki here from All I Do Is Stamp.  I am thrilled to announce that Dare 2B Artzy is going to be a Super Sponsor over at the Spring Coffee Lovers Hop!  This is a quarterly hop Hosted by Amy Tsuruta, [and is really fun to join in with].  D2BA will be offering a $20 store credit as our prize [random chosen winner at the end of the hop week] AND, we are also offering a 10% discount off any D2BA product for the week of March 24-31st!

I wanted to pre-show you all some of the sample cards the team has made, along with the coffee sets D2BA carries.  Let’s start with my card; I used the Perfect Blend stamp set.

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I am also sharing previous cards a few of the team members have made – again, to show you the coffee/cocoa sets we carry.

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This card was made by Kendra Sand using Cup of Cheer, and Hug in a Mug.

 

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A couple of cards from Leslie Turner also using  Cup of Cheer, and Hug in a Mug.

And finally, Melody Blake, also using Cup of Cheer and Hug in a Mug.

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Below are a few of the coffee/cocoa sets, dies and sentiments that D2BA carries in the store.  Remember, any D2BA product will have a 10% discount [code; COFFEE] the entire Coffee Lovers Hop week – March 24- 31st.

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We hope you join in the Coffee Lovers Spring Hop starting March 24th HERE.  Who knows, YOU might be the D2BA $20 winner!

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Hello to all the Dare 2B Atrzy friends!!

Janette here to share with you a cheery watercolor piece!

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When I first began cardmaking I thought I was a Copic girl. Then came watercolors and lastly colored pencils. And while I do love all of those mediums, there is something magical and captivating about watercolor. Every time I go back to it, I am enchanted all over again…

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To create this card I stamped the D2BA Totally Tracy Renew Your Spirit stamp set 3x across the panel with Versamark on smooth watercolor paper and heat embossed it with white detail powder. Next, I loaded my brush with color and drug the color along the edges of the area I was coloring. Then I came back with clean clear water and drew the color out for a soft blend. I dropped other color in to the wet areas for a bit of interest and highlight.

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As the card was drying I created a flag banner and again used heat embossed with white for a standout sentiment. I found a die from my stash with multiple words and trimmed out just the “Love” portion. It was the perfect size! I then topped it with Glossy Accents and once dry, painted “Love” gold. Adhere “Love” to banner and then banner to base with dimensional adhesive.

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

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you come by again for more amazing inspiration!

Creatively Yours, Janette

Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends!
 
Kelly here on the D2BA blog to share another card as the guest designer this month!

 

 Last week, I shared an arctic penguin fun card

 

 Today, we’ll head into the sunshine for some sun and sand in our flip flops!  
The beautiful stamp set that is featured on today’s card is called exactly that, Flip Flops!
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 Too fun!
 
Using my D2BA Totally Black premium die inkI stamped out the sentiment in the Flip Flops stamp set onto heavy weight white cardstock.

 

These inks stamp crisp and perfectly every.  single.  time!

 

I then stamped the adirondack chair onto textured paper to give it a wooden, weather look.  

 

Take a look at the amazing inks that Dare 2B Artzy carries – fabulous and very juicy ink pads!!

 

I ran that through the die cut machine with a sloped, stitched die, added some twine and buttons and brightly colored paper to complete the beachy look.
 
The inside carries over the same theme as the front with the flip flops and another sentiment in the set.
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This stamp set is truly wonderful ~ and one you can use over and over again for a variety of cards!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
~Kelly

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a pretty Mother’s Day card featuring a couple papers from the absolutely gorgeous In Bloom Collection Paper Pack along with the Flowers for Mom stamp set and Totally Black ink. If you like super fun and easy, then you’ll love this project!

I cut the front flap of the card base shorter using a curved scallop edge die. I layered a piece of Blooms paper on black cardstock and adhered it to the front flap. I cut a length of the striped coordinating strip from the top of the paper (yep, you should keep those!) and two very narrow strips of black cardstock, and set them aside. For the bottom portion under the flap I used a piece of Fields in Bloom paper layered on black cardstock, then adhered the striped and black strips previously cut and set aside.

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I purposely cut the Blooms paper so the green flower, which coordinates with the green card base, would be in the center of the panel. I cut a green flower out of another section of leftover Blooms paper and adhered it to plain white cardstock. I trimmed it leaving a small margin of white around the outside of the flower which I colored with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker to make it stand out. I adhered several loops of bamboo hemp cord under the extra flower and affixed it with 3-D foam pads over top of the green flower in the center of the card flap. I then added flat-back pearls in various colors to the flowers and the strip across the bottom.

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For more details and a peek at the inside of this card, 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!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Hi there Dare 2B Artzy fans! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments and I’m back today with a quick and easy card that could be modified to use for any occasion.

My card uses the new 2017 Dare 2B Artzy Leaf Background Die. This die is so pretty and so intricate. I fell in love with it when I first saw it. I can see several different ways to use this die and today I’m going to show you one way to make a really quick card that is really gorgeous.

This Leaf Background Die actually comes with 3 separate layers. The outer layer which is a stitched rectangle die is just a smidge shy of an A2 size. The inner layer consists of the intricate leaf die panel  and then there is a smaller single leaf that measures 2 ¾ x 2. Each of the dies in this set can be used together for the look I’m showing you today or you can use them as stand-alone dies which offers a lot of variety.

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To start I used the Leaf Background Die and die cut a piece of pink cardstock. I will say that since the die is so intricate I had to cut it a couple different times using a bit of different pressure the second time to cut completely through the paper. A trick to try if you’re having issues cutting with your dies is to use wax paper between the die and the paper which can really help with intricate dies, another thing that works is a dryer sheet if your desperate and don’t have any wax paper on hand.

Next, I used the stitched rectangle die to cut a piece of the Dare 2B Artzy Medallion Bliss paper.

Finally, I used a piece of white cardstock and cut the small leaf. Once it was cut I stamped the You are Simply Wonderful sentiment from the Dare 2B Artzy Blissful Blooms stamp set using some Versamark ink. I heat embossed it with some shimmery embossing powder in a shade called Desert Moon Turquois.

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I also cut a piece of greenish blue cardstock with a scalloped border die as it paired perfectly with my Dare 2B Artzy rectangle die to give a bit of a lacy scalloped edge to my base layer.

With everything cut I was able to assemble all the layers using permanent glue runner tape and then for the intricate top layer I actually used sheer liquid glue because I didn’t want to risk tearing the layer with my glue runner tape.

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I wanted to add a bit of shimmer to my top layer so I used some clear Wink of Stella and went over all areas of the intricate leaf die and it gave it a nice sparkle.

To finish I added some matte white embellishments. I felt that they kind of make the white dots on the Medallion Bliss paper really pop forward a bit more.

This super simple card could be used for any occasion and the beauty of the die cut leaf in the design is that you can fit most any sentiment stamp on there. I just love the versatility of this die for making lots of fun cards. I’m sure I’ll have more to show in the future with this die as I came up with a few fun ideas for this die.

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

Tonya

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Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from CraftyPinkPixie.com sharing a cute new card created with the adorable Hoot Hoot stamp set!

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The cool pattern paper from the Fields of Joy Pattern Paper Pack was the inspiration for this design. To create this project, I used a variety of colors on the owl and added bright yellow around the eyes to make them pop; so cute!  I adhered the owl to the inside of the card, and I die cut a circle to allow it to be seen when the card is closed.

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To complete this design, I stamped the sentiment “Smile” several times with Totally Black Ink and created a banner layer across the front. Lastly, to embellish I used gold glitter paper and gold enamel flowers to add sparkle and texture. I love all the layers and colors and can not wait to send it to someone special this spring!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create with the Hoot Hoot stamp set!

Have a wonderful day!

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Hello, Dare 2B Artzy Fans!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness!

With spring just one week away, it’s almost time to bring out those fishing poles and head to the nearest lake!

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Do you have some family or friends who just can’t wait to enjoy some special time on the water?  If so, D2BA has some great stamp sets just for you!  This lever card was stamped with images from Flip Flops, Restore the Soul, and On the Dock.  These sets have coordinating dies which really speed up the creative process!

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The images and sentiments were stamped with Totally Black Ink and Margarita Lime Ink.  The images were colored with the following Copic markers:
W0, E31, E35, E37
BG13, BG05, BG09
YG13, G43, G02
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The D2BA Botanical Breeze, Chevron, and Paradise papers added the perfect layers to this lever card.

Speaking of layers, please be sure and enter Dare 2B Artzy’s March Lots of Layers Challenge!  You can find the details HERE!

Happy stamping!  Check out Facebook and Instagram for even more inspiration!
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Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Followers!!

Please help us give a warm welcome to this month’s Guest Designer…

Kelly

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Hi there!  I’m Kelly, married to my high school sweetheart, mommy to 4 fabulous kids and two hilarious dogs.  We live in tropical South Florida and I LOVE the beach!  We’re blessed to live so close to it where I can feel the crisp, salty air and the sand in my toes, collect shells and build sandcastles …. hence, the name of my blog: Sandcastlestamper

I’ve been crafting since I was a young teenager, scrapbooking and preserving our special memories.  I started card making almost full time after being invited to a home stamping party about 10 years ago and was instantly hooked.   Bright, vivid colors and lots of layers tend to catch my eye and grace many of my cards and projects.  My creative outlet is inspired mostly right here in our city, one filled with an eclectic style, a  rainbow of colors and nature to pull inspiration from – like a canvas painting come to life!

I’m very excited to be the guest Designer for Dare 2B Artzy for the month of March!  I look forward to crafting with you all!

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I know most of you had a little bit of warmer weather – and now this weekend a little more snow!

Even in March, there is snow much fun to be had ♥

One of the stamp sets I chose to work with is Penguin Fun!

For my playful artic penguin scene, I stamped out 2 of the penguins, the sled, and the Christmas tree!!  I stamped the images in Dare 2B Artzy’s Premium black ink …so crisp and clean!  While I did fussy cut my images, there is a wonderful matching die set.

I colored them with my prismacolor markers (which are alcohol dye based inks – and look at how wonderful it colored and blended!)

I added a few layers of paper for snow banks and background, a few enamel dots and propped up the penguins with 3d foam tape.

Here is Penguin Arctic Fun:
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For the inside of my card, I left the image uncolored and added another sentiment from the set.  A few more enamel dots and this penguin’s winter fun card is finished!!
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Thanks for stopping by today!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!
~Kelly

 

 

 

 

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Hi Chris here from Psychotic Ramblings of a Serial Scrapper and I am so excited to share this card I created with the New Totally Tracy Spring into Life Stamp Set!

To create this card I started with a 5 1/2 inch card base.  I cut 2 squares of grey cardstock ( 4 1/2 inch, 3 1/2 inch) and dry embossed the square with an embossing folder (Cuttlebug-Oxford). Adhere the larger square to the left side of your card.

I then cut 2 squares from white cardstock (3 3/4 inch, 3 inch) and stamped the flower onto the 3 inch stamp using Dare 2B Arty’s Totally Black Ink.  I then stamped the flower two more times onto white cardstock and fussy cut these 2 images, one using the full image and one using just the flower center petal.

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I added the full image on top of the stamped square using dimensional tape and then added the center petal with dimensional adhesive tape.

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I matted the dimensional stamped image onto the embossed grey cardstock and then matted again with the remaining white cardstock square. Adhere to card.

Stamp you greeting and mat on grey cardstock and add to your card.  Add your ribbon bows and you are done!

Here is a close up of the dimensions on this card.

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Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Welcome Dare 2B Atrzy fans!!

Kendra here from Luv 2 Scrap N Make Cards to share a fun project with you!!

February and Valentine’s Day may over, but the new Love You Layer Die is perfect for anytime of the year!

I recently created this sweet card for my hubby, just to let him know I love him!!

 I used the shadow layer to die cut the shadow from my white cardstock!  To create my window for my shaker I planned to make!!

I stamped the fun row of hearts from the Love Is In The Air stamp set in the top left and bottom right corners in Pomegranate Ink!

I then die cut the love you from black cardstock!  To lay on top of my acetate window!!

I added a bunch of heart sequins inside my shaker!!  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this die cut!  I just love the heart in the center of the two words!  So perfect!!

Check out all D2BA’s products here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration!

Have an ARTZY day! 

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Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Today, I created a card for one of the students at work who has just done amazing things for us and is about to graduate.   (I work at a university…)   I think this card using the new Butterfly Inspiration set is perfect!  The paper on this card is from the Artzy Doodles Collection:
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I colored it with the following Copic markers:

R35, R37, R37, Y00, Y02, Y15, Y18

 Here’s a close up of that fun butterfly:
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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!
Also, I hope you DaRe to join us in the All You Need Is Love Challenge this month for your chance to win some fabulous Artzy prizes!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,

Hi all, it’s Vicki from All I Do Is Stamp.  Did you all enjoy the new release hop we had?  I know I loved seeing all the fabulous cards.

Today, I have made an easy layout card that could be used with almost any paper, or stamp image.

I am so drawn to the papers that Cindy carries in the store.  Today I used the lovely Midnight Blue paper.  I love it is 2 sided – makes it easy to match up designs and colors.  I also used Key to my Heart stamp set and Life is Good stamp set, to finish off my card.

What do you think of this layout? It shows off paper beautifully, right? 😉

See you next time~

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Hiya Dare 2B Atrzy friends!!

Janette here bringing you a lovely spring bouquet to brighten your day!

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I love to make cards. I really do. I’ll say this though, my mojo is squelched when I feel forced to make one in a time crunch.  To help prevent those last minute creations, I enjoy making cards like this… Cards with a sweet sentiment, or even snarky, with the inside left blank to accommodate any sort of greeting to be specialized for a particular event. This sentiment with the D2BA Happiness Blooms set is ideal for a variety of interior phrases. Think: “Happy Birthday”, “Thinking of You”, “Get Well”, “With Sympathy” or even something snarky like, “My Garden is 2′ x 2′ “. Leaving the interior blank until needed allows for so much flexibility!

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This background was created with watercolor on hot press watercolor paper for a smooth finish and easy stamp-ability. I squiggled paint onto the paper and then came back with clean clear water touched just slightly to the edge of the paint. The paint blooms into the water to create soft beautiful blends. Keep applying water to the edges until the desired look is achieved.

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The gorgeous flowers are also from the D2BA Happiness Blooms set. To create this look I first stamped the images onto hot press watercolor paper in waterproof D2BA Sunset Yellow ink using a precision stamp platform. I then watercolored like mentioned above, laying the color down and then blending out with clean clear water.

Once the images were complete and dry I used a white gel pen in a few areas for pop. Next, I replaced the colored images into the precision stamp platform, in the exact same position, and stamped again with Versamark ink. I then heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder, fussy cut the images and adhered to base with dimensional foam tape.

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Finally, I stamped the sentiment in D2BA Totally Black Hybrid ink and adhered a few sequins. Add to a card base and enjoy your creation until you are ready to brighten someone’s day!

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

Thanks for popping in and I hope you pop back in soon for more amazing inspiration!

Creatively Yours, Janette

 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our March Challenge?

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

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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 March Challenge is….

Lots of Layers

Let’s see all kinds of layers on your projects!!

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:

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Stamp(s)/Products Used: Cup of Cheer, Journal QuotesField of Joy Paper

 

Kendra

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Stamp(s)/Products Used: Happy Birthday, Cupcake Background Die

 

Leslie

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Stamp(s)/Products Used: Cup of Cheer, Mug Die

Melody

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Stamp(s)/Products Used: Hoot HootBig Bloom, Field of Joy Paper

Janette

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Stamp(s) Used: Ruff Day, Puppy Talk

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Hope you have enjoyed our cards from our lovely designers!!

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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Be sure to check out all D2BA’s products here!

Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!


Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, an awesome boxed set of six thank you cards using the Flowers for Mom stamp set with coordinating Joyful Flower dies. Fun, fun, fun!

My inspiration for this project came from a YouTube tutorial HERE. My version has a velcro closure under the flap, and I also decorated the back of the box. I used the absolutely gorgeous Artzy Doodles Bright Pumpkin paper layered on white cardstock along with the patterned strip across the top. Yes, you should keep those strips across the top of ALL D2BA papers, as they coordinate perfectly! I punched the stamped sentiment with an oval punch and layered it on a scalloped oval, and adhered a grosgrain bow.

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The card bases I used are 3-1/2″ x 5″ with slightly larger envelopes, and worked perfectly for this project. I prepared the panels first – cut the white pieces and stamped the thank you sentiment on each using a stamp positioner. Then I cut slightly larger black layering pieces and adhered them all to the card bases. I then stamped each flower three times in Totally Black ink on white cardstock, then commenced to coloring each set of flowers the same. Once all the coloring was finished, I cut each flower with the coordinating die and adhered them to the card bases. I added several sparkly elements to each card for a little interest. Voila!

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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!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Hi there Dare 2B Artzy fans! Today I’m sharing a fun card I made using the Raggity Rabbit stamp set from the 2017 New Releases.

I just adore this stamp set. When I was younger I used to have a pet rabbit that we named, Harvey after the Jimmy Stewart movie which I love. I’ve always loved bunnies – they’re just too cute and cuddly and the Dare 2B Artzy Raggity Rabbit is no exception.

In creating this card, I had to create a mask so that the basket stamp would appear behind the eggs. This mask was very simple to make since it only consisted of making a mask for the eggs. The thing to remember when layering objects in stamping is that the object that will be in the very front is what you need to mask. Sometimes that’s hard to remember so it’s always good to lay out your stamps or even stamp on a piece of scrap paper to see what stamps will need a mask. Laying out my images before I stamp is always key for me as I’ve accidently masked the wrong thing and had to start over.

In this case, I created a mask for the foremost egg and the one behind it because my basket would be in the background. Normally you create a mask for each object that will be in front of something else. I created a mask using a Post-it note because my stamped images were smaller. You can use anything with a sticky back that can be easily removed without tearing the paper your image is stamped onto to create a mask. I stamped the egg image twice on the front of the Post-it note so that it was near the top edge where it was sticky underneath. I fussy cut both images.

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Next I cut a piece of white 110lb cardstock down to 4 ¼ x 4 and used a scalloped edge border die and placed it at an angle to create the cute scallops on the bottom edge.

I placed my precut piece of white cardstock into my MISTI and then used my basket stamp and egg masks to figure out how I wanted them centered or off center on my cardstock. Once I had the placement, I removed the basket stamp and just stamped the egg once. I made sure to blow on the ink to be sure it was dry before placing one of my Post-it note egg masks over the stamped image so that I wouldn’t accidently smudge the ink. I also wanted to make sure that my egg was fully covered with the mask I created so that when I stamped the second egg, I wouldn’t corrupt my first image. With the first mask in place, I stamped the second egg so that it would now appear behind the first egg.

To stamp the basket I had to place both Post-it masks over each egg. Now when I stamped the basket it would appear to be behind the eggs. Once again, using the MISTI, I positioned my basket stamp with the masks over each egg. When I was happy with the position I closed the door on the MISTI and picked up the stamp with the cover of the MISTI and inked it up using the Dare 2B Artzy black ink. I closed the cover and pressed the stamp making sure to put good pressure where the egg masks would meet my stamp so that I’d get a crisp impression. The nice thing about the MISTI is that if you don’t get a good impression, you have your stamp positioned and can just re-ink and re-stamp.

Once finished, I removed my masks and was now ready to color the images. I colored the images with my Copics using the following colors for the basket and eggs:

B2, B4, B6

RV02, RV04, RV06, RV99

Y04, Y06, Y08

V1, V12, V15

E23, E25, E27

G02, G05

Next, I stamped the adorable Raggity Rabbit and fussy cut him out. I also colored him with my Copics using the following colors: E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, RV21 and YR01

To complete the different layers for the card front I used the scalloped border die again and cut some different colors of card stock at opposing angles and then stamped the two sentiments, “Think Happy Thoughts” which I heat embossed with blue on the light blue cardstock and then the “Some Bunny Loves You” which I heat embossed with white on the dark blue cardstock.

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Initially, I had left the Kraft cardstock blank but decided the layer needed something so I stamped the cute carrot with the Dare 2B Artzy black ink and colored it with my Copics as well using the following colors: G02, G05 and Y38, YR16 and YR07. I always love the end result of coloring on Kraft paper with Copics. 

I adhered all of my layers together and then added my fussy cut raggity bunny. I wanted to dress up my bunny before I put him onto the card so I added a small bow to his neck as well.

For a finishing touch I added some iridescent sequins to my card front.

For now, I didn’t add a sentiment to the inside, but I really think this card could be used for any occasion including Birthday, Easter or just a love note to let someone know you care.

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It’s the start of a new month – whew, where does the time go?? It’s already March!! Didn’t we just celebrate New Year’s? It seems like it was yesterday.

As you know with the start of a new month we will  have a new challenge starting Sunday, March  5th so be sure to check back here on the Dare 2B Artzy blog for all the details on this month’s challenge theme. I know the Design Team has some amazing projects lined up to inspire you and encourage you to play along in the challenge this month. My card sort of touched on the theme for this month. Can you guess what it is???

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. You can find the Dare 2B Artzy supplies that were used in the links below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs

Tonya