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Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends! Tonya here from Krafty Enchantments. Hope everyone had fun with last weekends Dare 2B Artzy 3D Spring Blog Hop? There was so much inspiration from my very talented teammates!! Hope you found something fun to try out or were inspired to create your own Spring 3D Project. I know I need to stock up on paper because there were more than a few things that I’d like to make.

I’m back today with another fun Dare 2B Artzy card to share! I’m using an older Dare 2B Artzy stamp set called Lift Your Spirits which features two gorgeous hot air balloons, some clouds and several sentiments which are perfect for several different occasions.

Personally, I’ve always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon, but just haven’t had the opportunity. I’ve also wanted to go to the Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, NM . Both are on my Life TO DO list. In the meantime, I’ll just have to settle for making cards with balloons on them.

To create the card, I started off by stamping the large balloon in the Lift Your Spirits stamp set with the Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink.

I knew I was only going to use a 2 color scheme on my balloon and I wanted it to be bold so I naturally I went with my Copic reds (R24, R27, R29, R59 and R89) and my neutral greys (N1, N3, N4, N7 and N9). I colored most everything leaving a bit of white on the scalloped sections of the balloon. I added just a hint of B0000 to the white sections. When the Copic coloring was dry I added a bit of clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to the white areas of the balloon.

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As I was working on this project I kept thinking about the song, “Up, up and Away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon…”. It was a song my grandma played on her record player when I would spend summers with her. Guess the song stuck with me, LOL!

Once, I’d finished coloring everything, I ran the colored balloon through my die cutting machine using the matching  Dare 2B Artzy balloon die. At the same time I cut a few of the clouds out of some white cardstock as well.

I was going to create a brand new background for this card, but since I was cleaning my craft space in my home office that I share with my hubby this past weekend, I ran across a stack of pre-colored pieces that I’d done before the holidays. I don’t know about anyone else, but many times I’ll color and image or play around with my watercolors, airbrush, stencils or whatever and create something. Those pieces may not fit with current projects that I’m working on and truthfully sometimes I don’t even like them, but I rarely ever throw them away because there may be a project down the road that I can utilize them. Also, many times I change my opinion about something I’ve created after I haven’t seen it for a while. It can save a lot of time having a background or colored piece that’s already completed when making cards. I have a paper tray that I throw them into and then when I go through it periodically, I find a treasure trove of art to be used and sometimes new inspiration as well.

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That was the case with my blue background for this card. I’d created a 8×10 wash of water-color using my Gansai Tambi water colors a few months ago and I saw it and thought it would be perfect for my backdrop to my balloon. I cut the piece down into 4 sections (saved the other 3 for later projects) and die cut one using a scalloped square die. The die actually creates a stitched square and then a scalloped frame which are two separate pieces, but I used some craft tape on the back of it to keep the frame and square together. I used a larger scalloped square frame for the bottom layer and cut one from some grey cardstock and one from white and then swapped them to create the base layer with the white scalloped frame.

For my Dare 2B Artzy die cut clouds I ran them through my die cut machine with an embossing folder called Swiss Dots from Cuttlebug to give them a bit of texture.

I layered up the blue layer and my balloon with some dimensional foam to give them a bit of pop.

I stamped the “hi!” sentiment with some Versamark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder to the blue watercolor panel. I love that lowercase sentiment – it’s so fun!

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All of my layers were matted to a piece of grey 110 lb cardstock that measured 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Be sure to check out Dare 2B Artzy’s online store for the Lift Your Spirits stamp set and matching die. The die coordinates with all of the Dare 2B Artzy hot air balloon stamps so you can create your own Balloon Fiesta and send it to a friend.

Have a great week!

Hugs

Tonya

Hi there, Dare 2B Atrzy friends!!

Did you get a chance to hop along with Dare 2B Artzy this weekend? I have to say there were some fun 3D projects there. If you’d like to revisit, just scroll down the blog just a smidge and there you will find links to all the goodness that was shared!

Today, I am sharing with you a fun card encouraging “Be Yourself“!

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I began with watercolor paper, watercolor powder and good ol’ H2O. I misted the paper and then sprinkled on a blue, turquoise and then yellow watercolor powder. I watched as it bloomed before my eyes. Mesmerizing!

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Once dry, I stamped the bird and sentiment from Be Yourself in Totally Black D2BA Premium Ink.

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Next, I applied a touch of watercolor pencils to a few areas for deeper emphasis and even a touch of orange to the crown of his head. Lastly, I adhered the panel to an A2 folded card base topped with Fields of Joy D2BA paper and added a few shiny sequins. If birds can be attracted to them I can too, right?

Check out all D2BA’s products here! Have you entered or viewed the current D2BA challenge? The current challenge is always posted in the sidebar to the right at the top.

Thank you for popping in for a visit today. It is so greatly appreciated! I hope you’ll be continuing your day with a bit of inspiration picked up here.

Creatively Yours, Janette

Hello D2BA Friends!

Thank you to all who hopped with us this weekend!

What some amazing 3D Projects from our Designers!  We hope you were inspired!!

We have a winner to announce….

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Congrats!!!

Please visit our website, and choose one stamp set and ink pad of your choice!  Then send your address and selction to info@dare2bartzy.com with “WINNER” in the subject line!

We can’t wait to see what you create with your new set!

Be sure to share with us what you create, we love seeing what our customers create!

Check back to see more inspiration from our designers this week!!

Have an Artzy day!!!

 

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy‘s Blog Hop!!

Who’s excited for Spring?!

Here are D2BA we are super excited for some sun shiny days and warm weather!

To celebrate we decided to have a Spring 3D Themed Blog Hop!! 

We are super excited to have two Guest Designers joining us for this hop!!

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Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!

Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad of their choice!!

Blog Hop will end Sunday, April 30th at 7:00pm Eastern.

We will then post a winner!!

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Your first stop in the hop is Kendra’s  blog! 

Here is the entire hop list, just in case you need to reference it along the way:

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Kendra

Vicki

Karen

Vicki  – April GDT

Tasha

Leslie

Melody

Michelle – May GDT

Chris

Tonya

Janette

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We hope you are inspired all along the way! 

Check out all D2BA’s products here!

Have an ARTZY day!!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Today, I used the Flowers for Mom set to create this:
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There are some great sentiments that come with the set, but I decided to leave it without a sentiment, so I can use it for anything.  I really LoVe the Dare 2B Artzy papers.  The patterns are so fun to mix.  The papers I used today are from the Modern Bliss collection.   One of the things I really love about these papers is that there isn’t a centimeter wasted.  The dotted pattern is the “edge” (where on the other side, the name of the papers is).  Very cool.  I finished the card off with some lace, ribbons and Nuvo Drops.
Here’s a close-up of that beautiful flower:
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So much fun to color!  As you can see, I fussy cut and tucked another flower behind the corner.
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

For my card, I used the fun set Bright Birthday.  I had fun stamping a background panel, and then, I just cut it down for the layout that I wanted to use.

I totally enjoyed making this card!  I am quite thrilled with the end result too.

That is always a good thing!

Pop on over to the store and check out all the fun sets Cindy has!

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Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from CraftyPinkPixie.com sharing a new summer card created with the Flip Flops stamp set!

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To create this fun card, I made a base from white card stock and layered bright yellow pattern paper on top.

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To add some sparkle, I used gold glitter paper for the center and scored the paper down the middle to allow it to bend. The gold is so pretty and looks great with the yellow!

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I adhered the pull tag to the center of the card and when it’s pulled up, it reveals a hidden message! Also, both the tag and inside of the card were ink blended with summer themed colors; I love the pink!

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All the images were colored with markers and layered with tons clear glitter. The little citrus rounds and fun mason jar drinks are super cute and totally makes me think of a warm summer day!

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Lastly, I stamped “Happy Summer” on the bottom with Pomegranate ink; one of my favorite colors! I also attached a second drink image next to the sentiment to complete the project.

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 I hope you enjoyed this card and are inspired to create with the Flip Flops stamp set!
Have a wonderful day!
tasha

Hi!  My husband and I were recently surprised by our neighbor’s random act of kindness.  Our wonderful neighbor was out mowing his grass, had a little extra time, and decided to mow our lawn, too!  You should’ve seen the huge grin on my husband’s face…priceless!

As a little thank you to our neighbor and his family, I created this colorful thank you card attached to a box of locally made, delicious cookies!

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After creating the background using distress ink blending, I stamped the butterfly and flower images using Dare 2B Artzy’s Copic friendly Totally Black ink.  I colored the images from Flowers for Mom, Butterfly Inspiration, and Butterfly using the following Copic markers:
RV10, RV04, RV09
YG11, G14, G17
BG01, B04, B05
C1, C3, C4, C5
Accents were added with Sakura Glaze pens and Wink of Stella.

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The images were cut out using the coordinating dies for Flowers for Mom and Butterfly Inspiration!  The large flower and the butterfly were mounted using foam tape for extra dimension.

I hope our neighbors enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed creating it!  These stamps make crafting so much fun!

Happy stamping, and I hope you spread some crafty kindness this week!
Melody
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Hi Chris here from Psychotic Ramblings of a Serial Scrapper. Today I am excited to share this bright and cheery  birthday card.   I just loved the combination of the Pomegranate and the Margarita Lime inks together with the Totally Tracy Say it with Words Stamp Set! 

To create this card, Stamp the  flower repeatedly with Dare 2B Artzy Pomegranate Ink onto white cardstock.  Stamp swirl with Dare 2B Artzy   Margarita Lime Ink.  Mat onto red cardstock and attach to card base.

Add cardstock strip to card as shown.

Stamp greeting from Dare 2B Artzy You’ve Got Mail Stamp Set and cut into banner.  Attach to card.

Stamp one extra flower onto cardstock and fussy cut. Attach to card.

Here is a close up of the card.

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Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a fun set of 6 boxed note cards using the Flowers for Mom stamp set, Paradise ink and Blissful Bloom paper.

I created another boxed set of 6 note cards. My inspiration originally came from a tutorial I found for a set created on a smaller scale, which you’ll remember I shared about a month ago, so I adjusted the measurements to accommodate regular A2 sized cards. My version has a magnet closure under the flap, and I also decorated the back of the box. I used the absolutely gorgeous double-sided Blissful Bloom paper layered on white cardstock, and of course, I used the decorative strip across the top of the 12 x 12 sheets which all Dare 2B Artzy papers have. I stamped the sentiment in Paradise ink, punched it with an oval punch and layered it on a scalloped oval. I embellished it with several tiny flat-back pearls.

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I designed the ‘hello’ note cards to coordinate with the box, using both sides of the paper and the decorative strip. I stamped the sentiment in Paradise ink on a tab which I tucked under the strip, and added some flat-back pearls.

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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

Happy Artzy Wednesday everyone! Tonya here from Krafty Enchantments again. Hope you’re enjoying some spring-like weather in your neck of the woods. It’s been in the upper 70’s here in Colorado. Loving that!

For my card today, I went with a CAS design, but I did break out my new Gansai Tambi Pearl water color palette to play. The palette has 6 very pretty pearlescent colors: pink, orange (salmon), yellow, green, blue and white.

I’d tested these water colors on both dark and light colored paper to see which looked better. Not all pearlescent water colors work well on white or light colored paper so I always test my water color pallets on several different types of paper when I get them.

For this card, I decided to play with one of my favorite stamps from Dare 2B Artzy, the Big Bloom flower. I stamped and heat embossed the Big Blooms stamp set onto some black 110 lb. cardstock with some copper embossing powder.  Note: I believe that they do make black water color paper but I couldn’t find it locally and had to improvise for my project.  If you’re going to use water colors however, it’s a good idea to use a heavy weight cardstock if you don’t have water color paper. For my project, I used minimal water and it worked fine, but if you were going to saturate your paper you’d want to test 110 lb cardstock first to make sure it would hold up with the water.

Once my image was embossed I was ready to add the water colors to it. Using an aqua brush I added a couple of drops of water directly to my pink and yellow water color palette. I mixed the water around with the color the consistency was a little thicker than you’d normally use for water coloring. I wasn’t sure how many coats of color I would need on the black cardstock so I started with a thin layer of the pink. I alternated pink on the petals with the yellow and then added the blue for the circles on the petals. I allowed the first coats to dry back a bit to see how transparent it was when dry. I ended up adding 2 additional coats, each a bit thicker to get a more rich color that wasn’t so transparent. The end result was a gorgeous shimmery color.  

I die cut the cardstock with my favorite scalloped square die.

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Next, I die cut a scripty looking “hello” from some metallic gold paper. I glued two layers together to make the die cut work a bit more pronounced.  I added the final die cut at a slant on the front.

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Finally, I added some iridescent yellow sequins to the card front and the entire panel was added to a hot pink piece of cardstock and then glued down to a black cardstock card base. I also added a piece of the hot pink cardstock to the inside of the card so that I could write a message to the recipient.

Although my card today is pretty simple, I love how the shimmery water color looks on the Big Blooms flower against the black cardstock. It’s so hard to capture the shimmer in the photos, but trust me it’s so pretty.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Check out the Dare 2B Artzy store to get your own Big Bloom stamp or any of the other fun Dare 2B Artzy stamps, dies, paper or inks.

Hugs

Tonya

Hello, Hello Dare 2B Atrzy friends!!

Janette here coming to you with a Easter candy hangover!! Tell me I’m not alone, gah!

Today, I am sharing a card created with the D2BA Love is in the Air stamp set and colored pencils.

(products linked at bottom of post)

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I love this sentiment not only for what it says, but because with it I can use a myriad of sentiments on the inside for versatility. I began by stamping the image in Sunset Yellow D2BA Premium Ink so that the outline could easily be disguised under color. I did use a sticky note to mask so that I did not over stamp the image that, in the end, looks as though it is in front.  The sentiment was then stamped in Totally Black D2BA Premium Ink.

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Next, I broke out the Prismacolor Premium colored pencils for this no-line look card. I love the texture that pencils offer on a rough surface, paper with tooth. The most important step, for me, with colored pencils is dark and light. The shadows must be deep. The closer to black the better. And the lights must be bright, preferably white.

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Finally, I trimmed down this A2 card just a smidge so that I could add a strip of houndstooth accent paper and popped on a few sparklers.

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

I hope you enjoyed today’s card as much a I enjoyed making it. Leave a link to your D2BA projects in the comments. We’d love to see what you are making! Hope to see you again soon, thanks so much for visiting!

Creatively Yours, Janette

Hi again! I’m Vickie Y and excited to share another card as the April guest designer.

Last week I mentioned in my intro that I live in a resort town. Our town is situated between two man-made recreational lakes. Growing up we spent a lot of time playing, waterskiing, and boating on each lake. When I saw the Live Love Lake stamp set I knew it would provide lots of special memories and creative FUN!
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For my card, I used one of my favorite watercolor background techniques using an acrylic block, inks, and a water spray bottle, along with watercolor cardstock.
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I used the D2BA Tropical Ink Cubes to ink up the acrylic block (see below), then  spritzed it with water, and smooshed it down onto the watercolor cardstock and let it sit for a minute or two before lifting it. I let the cardstock air dry (a heat tool can be used to speed up the drying process).
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Once the ink was dry, I trimmed the panel and then used the Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black Premium ink to stamp the images and sentiment. I layered the stamped panel over the Dare 2B Artzy Slate designer paper from the D2BA Doodles Variety Paper Pack and dark blue card base.

 

Here is another card created using this background technique and the Flip Flops stamp set and the Flip Flops and Adirondack dies.
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Hugz,
Vickie Y

Welcome Dare 2B Atrzy fans!!

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

With Easter being this weekend, I thought it would be fun to use the super adorable Raggity Rabbit stamp set!!

I absolutely love the adorable rabbit stamp in this set, so I decided that the rabbit was going to be my main focus!  No sentiments or other images on the front, just this cute image!

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I added a few layers of pattern paper and ribbon to add some interest!

I saved the sentiment for the inside…

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As well as the carrot image, both from the Raggity Rabbit stamp set!!  I love the beautiful font used for the sentiment!  So elegant!!

This card would be fun to give a child, even when it’s not Easter!

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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Karen N here from Craftily Yours.  Today, I’m sharing a card that stretched my creative boundaries a bit using Totally Tracy Chipboard and the Be Bold Stamps.

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For the background, I used Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink through a stencil.  For the flower, I used TH distress paint in Seedless Preserves, then stamped it in Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink and splattered it with white Dylusions Ink.  The center is Nuvo Drops.  Here’s a close up:

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The strips of paper are from the Dare 2B Artzy, Artzy Doodles Collection.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Before you leave, be sure to “like” the Dare 2B Artzy Facebook Page!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Hi all it’s Vicki Dutcher from All I Do Is Stamp.  Today I made a clean and simple card.  I love seeing the black and white backgrounds with a pop of color with the main image, in blogland.  I just had to try it for myself.

I have fallen for this mandala type of flower from the Blissful Blooms stamp set.  It is so relaxing to color this fun image.  Today I used a monochrome of blues.  I kept the side border black & white to “pop” the flower.  I have to say, I am happy with this CAS card. 🙂

Have you tried this trend? It does make for a striking card, don’t you think?

I’ll have another post at the end of the month, so I will see you then~

 

Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from CraftyPinkPixie.com sharing a Mother’s Day card created with the beautiful Flowers for Mom stamp set!

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For this project, I created a book card fold using some D2BA pattern paper. To coordinate with the green in the print, I layered the fold on green glitter cardstock which added tons of shimmer. This card fold is so fun because it pops out when the card is opened.

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For the inside, I selected one of the pretty floral designs, embossed it with rose gold powder, and used the matching dies to cut it out. I love the look of embossed flowers!

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The sentiment selected was “Happy Mother’s Day” and was stamped on cream paper with D2BA black ink.

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Lastly, I created a band from the same glitter paper to hold the card together. The center image was embossed, die cut, and colored to coordinate with the inside flower.

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I hope you enjoyed this project and are inspired to create with the Flowers for Mom stamp set!

Have a wonderful day!

tasha

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

Spring is here, and it’s almost time for the Easter Bunny to pay us a visit!  I am ready for a chocolate binge with my Dare 2B Artzy Easter Basket!

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I started by cutting two 6″ x 6″ pieces of Fields of Blooms paper.  I adhered them together so that the dotted side of the patterned paper would be showing on both the inside and outside of the basket.  I then scored the paper at 2″ and 4″.

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I turned the paper 90 degrees and scored once again at 2″ and 4″.  The next step was to cut on the score lines from both sides to the center score lines as shown in the photo.

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After using a bone folder to crease all of the fold lines, I attached the handle which was formed by cutting a strip of white card stock at 1 1/4″ x 8″.  I used a border punch along both sides of the card stock and then adhered a striped piece of paper down the middle.

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To assemble the basket, I adhered the handle to the front of the middle basket section and then brought each side to the center and glued with a strong adhesive.  I repeated this process on the opposite side of the basket.

Then the stamping fun began!  I used flowers from Flowers for Mom and Doodle Flowers.  The hummingbird is from the Be Yourself stamp set.  Each of these sets has matching dies!

I colored with the following Copic Markers:
BG01, B04, B05
R14, R05, R29
YG03, YG17, G99

I added some accents with Wink of Stella and a white Signo Uni-ball pen.

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I wish you could see the shimmer from the Wink of Stella!

Don’t forget to check out this month’s “Anything Goes” Challenge!  It’s always wonderful to see what all of you create!

Happy stamping!

Melody

Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Friends!!

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

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I’m Vickie Yeakley (AKA Vickie Y).  I live in a small resort town in Indiana.  I am married and we have grown children and lots of beautiful grandkids!  I’m retired from the public school sector as a grant administrator for eleven school districts.  When I retired, work was replaced with paper crafting FUN!  My blog is On The Fringe (because I’m always on the fringe of discovery!)

I am excited to be the April D2BA Guest Designer!

I consider myself an eclectic crafter, creating all types of paper crafts.  I enjoy using different coloring media.

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For my first card this month I used the Butterfly Inspiration stamp set.

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To create the background I inked two of the butterfly images using inks from the Dare 2B Artzy Festive and Tropical ink cubes and stamped onto watercolor cardstock.  Using a #9 round watercolor brush and lots of water I pulled the color from the stamped images, then dried the panel using a heat tool.  I stamped the larger butterfly onto the watercolored background using Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink.  Stamped the butterfly again on a scrap piece of watercolor cardstock then smooshed the Festive and Tropical ink cubes onto my craft mat and picked the color up with an aquabrush to color the butterfly, heat set, and then fussy cut it to overlay on the black stamped butterfly image.

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I completed the card panel by stamping the sentiment and using the paintbrush and to do a little ink splatter.

I hope you like this fun and colorful butterfly card; I encourage you to try this easy watercolor technique on your next card!

Hugz,

Vickie Y

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Hi Chris here from Psychotic Ramblings of a Serial Scrapper and today I am super excited to share this cheery card I create with Dare 2 B Artzy’s New Totally Tracy Find Your Purpose stamp set!

I started by stamping the flower image from this stamp set several times onto white cardstock filling my background piece. I then lightly outlined the flowers with Specturm Noir IB1 marker.

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The little pop of color added so much to the flowers! I then colored the flower centers with my Y15 Copic marker and added accents with my Spectrum Noir GB8 marker!  I matted the flower background onto black cardstock.

I stamped my greeting from the Blissful Blossoms Stamp set and matted it on black cardstock.  I added a Sunshine Artzy Doodle banner and a coordinating bow to finish off the card!

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Hope you are inspired to get stamping!!!