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Good Morning Dare 2B Artzy Friends!

I was looking out my window this week and I noticed we have a bush in our backyard that attracts tons of butterflies.  So I used that as my inspiration in designing todays card.  The Dare 2B Artzy stamp set called Butterfly Inspiration is just so beautiful and perfect for the card I had in mind.  I did a card with a tag that has been inked with the new Oxide inks and an embossed resist.

Design Steps:

  1. Use an A2 white card base and cut a slightly smaller piece of DP from the Dare 2B Artzy Doodle Variety pack. Glue the DP to the white card base
  2. Use a large tag and stamp with the Dare 2B Artzy Playful Poises stamp set with Versa Mark ink.  Emboss with white embossing powder.  Heat set the powder
  3. Using Oxide inks sponge on yellow, orange and red splatter with water and then heat set
  4. Angle the tag and use dimension dots to mount to the card front
  5. Stamp the butterfly using the Dare 2B Artzy Butterfly Inspiration stamp set.  Color with watercolor pencils.
  6. Stamp the sentiment on vellum with Versa Mark ink and emboss with black powder.  Heat set the powder and attach the sentiment to the card as shown.
  7. Use dimension dots to attach the butterfly and also add the white bow

I love how the embossed resist turned out and it looks really great with the designer paper.

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Hi Chris here and today I am super excited to share this card I created with my Dare 2B Artzy papers and stamps!


Supplies needed:

D2BA Fields of Joy Butterflies paper

D2BA Blissful Blooms Stamps 

White Cardstock

Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge or Butterfly Punch

To create this card start by cutting your card base with the Cricut Cartridge.  You could also punch butterflies all over the card base.

Line the inside of the card with D2BA Fields of Joy Butterflies paper

Finish inside of card by fussy cutting a butterfly from the D2BA Fields of Joy Butterflies paper.  Stamp greeting from D2BA Blissful Blooms Stamps .

I hope you enjoyed this card and are inspired to get stamping!

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

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy GD inspiration project with you today, a fun CAS birthday card using the Birthday Balloons stamp set with coordinating Balloon die that comes with the stamp set. I’m having a blast being back as a guestie for the month of October!

This was probably one of the most fun cards I’ve made in a while. It’s super simple and really packs a big punch! As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been creating more clean and simple cards which have always been a challenge for me. I stamped the balloon cluster, strings and stars on the front of the card base. Can you believe it… yes, this is a one-layer card! LOL! I then stamped three individual balloons in different colors on a smaller piece of cardstock and cut each of them with the balloon die.

I colored the balloons  and the stars with a Crystal Clear Sparkle marker which gave them a really pretty shimmer. I finished the front of the card with a few sequins. Yes, I am a sequin freak too, lol! And didn’t this turn out just darling?!

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

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

Scrappy hugs,

Hi Chris here and today I am excited to share this layout I created for Dare 2B Artzy Stamps!  Marching Band has been a huge part of my kids’ high school careers! (Carrying on the family tradition!)  So I was super excited to find these Marching Band Stamps in the D2BA store!



I paired the stamps with D2BA Totally Black Premium Ink and Winter Plaid papers!  I love when I can use my stamps for scrapbooking.

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
I’ve been on a kick lately of using stamps in non-traditional ways.  That’s what I did for my card today.  I used the Be There or Be Square stamps for this Christmas Card.
I used Copic YG61 and YG63 for the leaves, colored the flowers with R24, R27 and R29, and filled in the background with B00.  I stamped the flower square twice, and then fussy cut the three flowers to use as embellishments.  The “blank” square was perfect for the sentiment that I got from the Penguin Fun stamps.  The paper is from the Holly Days Paper Collection.
Here’s a close-up of those FuN flowers.  As you can see, I curled the edges a bit with my finger.
Love it!  Have you “liked” us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There’s all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA’s products here!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,

Hi all, it’s Vicki here.  Today, I am showing you a dog sympathy card.  I like to send these out to my friends when they lose a 4-legged friend.


I used the adorable Puppy Talk stamp set, along with Pet Sympathy‘s paw print and sentiment.

I just love this guy!  He is really fun to color too.  I used Copics for this card.


Just FYI, there are also cat sets.

See you later this month~

Hello D2BA Friends!

Tasha here sharing a fun new Halloween treat bag created with the “Good Witch Shoes” stamp set!


The bag base was created with light blue cardstock and I used some bat pattern paper to give it a spooky look; I love the purple and black color combo! The sentiment was stamped in a coordinating purple ink and I layered it onto gold glitter paper. The gold frame looks great against the dark background!

The cool shoe image was stamped in black and colored with markers. I also added tons of glitter on top for extra sparkle and shine. Lastly, I added some white gel accents and three green glitter enamel dots to complete the project. I can not wait to give this to someone special!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create a Halloween project with the

awesome “Good Witch Shoes” stamp set!

Have a wonderful day!

Hi, Stampers!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram!
Thanks for checking out my Dare 2B Artzy owl card today!

It seems like I just can’t resist a fun play on words, and one of the sentiments in this adorable set certainly made me smile!

I began by stamping the images from the Hoot Hoot Stamp Set with Dare 2B Artzy’s Totally Black Ink as it is Copic friendly.  I colored the images with the following Copic markers: (YG03, YG17, G99), (B21, B24, B28), (E31, E35, E37), and (Y17, YR04, YR09).

After adding a few touches with a Sakura Glaze #849 pen, I was ready to cut out the owl and the branch with the coordinating Hoot Owl Die Set.  The Bright Pumpkin paper provided the perfect layer for a fall colored card!

If you need a quick card, check out the Hoot Hoot Paper Pack.  The great thing about the Hoot Owl Die Set is that it cuts out the stamped images as well as the owls on the Hoot Hoot Paper!  I don’t know about you, but I love when my craft supplies do double duty!

Dare 2B Artzy’s October Challenge is to create a new project using fall colors.  You can check out the challenge HERE for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice!

Don’t forget to share your D2BA projects to Facebook or Instagram.  Use the #dare2bartzy hashtag when posting so we can be inspired by your creations!

Thanks again to all the crafters who came to the D2BA booth in Southfield, Michigan, and Fort Wayne, Indiana!  I am attaching the directions to the Modern Bliss Folio Album in this post.

 Click on the link below to download the directions PDF:

Dare 2B Artzy Waterfall Folio Album

Using the Modern Bliss Paper Collection Pack makes the assembling of this album fun as the coordinating of patterns has already been done for you!

Happy stamping!

Happy Sunday, crafty friends! We have a new guest designer for the month of October!

Please help us give a warm welcome to Leslie Turner from Love To Scrap 2!

Hi, my name is Leslie Turner. I’m married with two grown children and one granddaughter, and I live in beautiful Colorado. I began scrapbooking about 40 years ago, way back when scrapbooks were really bland – before all the fun papers and embellishments came about. For the last 20 years or so, my paper passion has been card making. I started out making computer-generated cards, graduated to card kits, then quickly realized that having my own stash of stuff was the way to go! The rest is history, as they say! I’m addicted to rubber stamping and also enjoy making 3-D paper projects, especially paper shoes and mini albums. I’ve been known to alter a few tins and boxes, and enjoy beading and making jewelry occasionally when I find time. I’m absolutely thrilled to be back as a guest designer for Dare 2B Artzy!

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy GD inspiration project with you today, a get well card using the Restore the Soul stamp set and the Duck/Fish die set. I’m totally stoked to be back as a guestie for the month of October!

I used a color palette to coincide with the October “Fall Colors” challenge – brown, red, orange, yellow, green and purple. I’ve been getting my feet more and more wet with clean and simple cards lately. CAS has always been a challenge for me because I love colors, layers and big bows! I stamped the cattails and sentiment in Rich Cocoa ink on the card front, and then stamped the mama and baby duck twice on a smaller piece of cardstock. I used the coordinating die to cut the ducks from the first image and the mama duck’s wing from the second image. I colored both pieces and adhered the wing to the mama duck with a dimensional pad.

I adhered mama and her baby to the card front, then colored the water. I layered the panel on yellow cardstock and then adhered it to the card base. I added ripples in the water with White Blizzard Crystal Drops and some randomly placed dots at the top with Dark Walnut Crystal Drops.

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

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

Scrappy hugs,

Michelle Houghton here from to share a fun stamping project with you!

If you have not heard we have a new challenge going on for the month of October. Fall colors is the name of the game, check out all the Design Team inspiration, grab some crafting gear and play!

I decided to make some bookmarks for Christmas gifts that I can give friends. Bookmarks are easy and fun to mass produce.

I decided to make them out of watercolor paper and use my Copics. I know that you might have heard that Copics should not be used on watercolor, but guess what? They are GORGEOUS on watercolor paper. The issue is this paper absorbs moisture, that is the way that it holds watercolor. So it eats up ink. Now that can be an issue, but I have refills and love coloring so away I go!

Here is a close up of the Copic so you can see how pretty the color looks on the watercolor paper:

And here is the full bookmark:

I have full details on the project over at my blog if you would like to see more!

Here are the D2BA products I used for the bookmarks:

The Potter

Totally Black Premium Ink

Make sure to check out all the other Dare 2B Artzy goodness and start getting your crafty gifts together for the holidays!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!

Hello and thanks for stopping by! It’s Tonya from Krafty and I’m back today with a fun Halloween shaker card project for Dare 2B Artzy. My card today uses the super cute Haunted House stamp set and House Die from Dare 2B Artzy. The house die set I used works with all 4 varieties of Dare 2B Artzy house stamp sets which is just part of what makes Dare 2B Artzy so cool.

For the shaker card, I started by stamping the Haunted House onto some white cardstock with Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink and coloring it some spooky looking colors using my Copic Markers.

Once the house was completely colored, I die cut it using the House Die and added a bit of clear Wink of Stella to the roof and headstone. I set aside the cardstock that I cut the house from so that I can use it later to help me center the die cut house.

Next, I cut two pieces of grey cardstock. One piece of cardstock 4 ¼ x 5 ½ and another cut to 4 ¼ by 11 and scored to be a top folding card base.

For the single A2 size cardstock, I sponged on some inks in blue, purple, black and just a touch of pink until the entire card front was covered in ink. Using the base cardstock in grey helps to darken the colors I sponged on which helped set the tone for the spooky dark night.

When my sponging was completed, I stamped the cloud and some bats from the Dare 2B Artzy Haunted House set with some Versamark and then heat embossed them with some dark blue embossing powder. Next, I stamped the BOO sentiment with some Versamark and used some Ultrafine White embossing powder.

I placed the die cut negative into my MISTI on top of my front panel that I just sponged and placed the die into the negative space and centered it on the front so that I’d be able to center the die properly on my card front. Once in place I slipped the die cut house into the center and held it there while I removed the negative and replaced the die and taped it in place.

I was then able to run the panel through my die cut machine. With the front panel cut, I was ready to add a piece of acetate to the back of the panel and adhered it with some score-tape.

With my little colored Haunted House centered on scored card front, I used some dimensional foam and built a little wall around my image using two layers of foam. The biggest thing to keep in mind is that you want to build a barrier to keep the sequins inside the area. It’s a bit of a challenge with shaped images. Once I felt like I had enough foam tape in place, I used my EK Success powder tool and brushed powder around the inside of the foam tape to keep the shaker items from sticking to the foam tape.

I added some pretty orange, purple and black iridescent sequins into the center of the shaker.

I peeled off all the coverings from the foam tape and placed my card front over the top of the image so that it showed through the shaker window. If I were perfect, the placement of the front window would have gone smoothly the first time. Of course I’m not so it was a bit off center. To fix the issue I used some glue that dries clear and some Nuvo ultra fine black glitter and I outlined the die cut window to that it would camouflage the foam tape. I think it worked pretty well.

I used a black Copic marker and went around all the edges of the card so that the edges would match with the darker colors of the card. Then I went back and sponged on a bit of black and purple ink around the edges to finish it off.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment You’ve Been Spooked.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my Halloween inspired shaker card. This Dare 2B Artzy stamp set is so fun and for those of you that are thinking about Christmas cards, there is an adorable Gingerbread house stamp set that could be made a fun Christmas shaker. You can check out all of the Dare 2B Artzy house stamps over on Dare 2B Artzy’s online store HERE




Good Morning Dare 2B Artzy Friends!

It is Pam sharing with you today!  I am using the whimsical and fun Hoot Hoot set with the coordinating dies to make this bright fall card.  I also used some of our gorgeous papers!

Design Steps:

  1. Use a white A2 card base and cut the blue DP from the Artzy Doodle Variety Pack 4 x 5 1/4 glue to the front of the white card
  2. Cut out a 1/2 inch strip of orange card stock and run it through the swiss dot embossing fold
  3. Cut out a 1/4 inch strip of yellow polka dot DP from the Artzy Doodle Variety Pack and then glue down the orange and yellow paper as shown
  4. Cut out a 3 1/4 inch circle and lightly sponge blue ink in the center of the circle pop dot to the right sight of the card
  5. Stamp the owls using the Hoot Hoot stamp set and the branch color with copics: Y32, E53, E55 and E57 cut them out with the coordinating dies and pop to card as shown
  6. Use a leaf punch and cut out the small leaves and arrange as shown on card
  7. Stamp the sentiment and layer on orange them pop to card

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These little owls have so much personality!  I just love them!  Hope you give them a try.  They can be used for so many different occasions too.

Thanks so much for stopping by



 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our October Challenge?

Can you believe it’s already October? Fall is sure in the air!


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

#4 Sue Reynolds

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


Our October Challenge is….

“Fall Colors”

Let’s see your lovely fall colored inspired projects!!

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:


Stamp(s) Used: Blissful Blooms


Stamp(s) Used: Wishing Happiness, Thanks Layer Die


Stamp(s) Used: Shake It Up


Stamp(s) Used: Texture Stamp SetTangle Leaves, Fall Leaves Artzy Cut


Stamp(s) Used: Tangle Leaves

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!!


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!


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

Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Today, I decided to do something with the super fun Hoot Hoot Owl stamps and their coordinating dies.  I used one of my favorite paper lines, Artzy Doodles Variety Pack.  This collection is a must-have!  It’s so versatile for year-round crafting.  Here’s what I made:
I colored this CuTe owl with the following Copic markers:  E41, E42, E43, R27, R29, B93, B95, YR14 and YR16.  I kept it clean and simple with an Artzy Doodles background, a circle that was embossed and a sentiment.
The dies cut so close that it almost looks like fussy cutting!  Here’s a close-up
Love it!  Have you “liked” us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There’s all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA’s products here!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,

Hi D2BA friends!

Tasha here sharing a fun new Halloween pop-up card!

The base was created with purple cardstock and I layered black glitter paper and orange D2BA pattern paper to add tons of shimmer and color!

The spooky haunted house image was stamped in black and colored it with markers. I wanted it to stand out, but since I had to keep it flat, I layered it on black glitter paper. This background reminds me of a night sky.

The sentiment “Trick or Treat” was embossed in white and I added several green-glitter enamel dots for additional texture. I love the look and feel of embossed lettering on cards!

To gift this card, you just slide the center down and it lays flat; perfect for mailing!

Lastly, I added some coordinating paper layers on each side panel! Love this orange pattern paper print!

I hope you enjoyed this Halloween project and be sure to check out the D2BA Shop for fun fall themed stamps!

Have a wonderful day!

Happy first Monday of Fall, Stampers!
It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram!
As you know, I’m a gal who loves a bright color or two, but today I’m sharing a card completely done in black and white!

I began by stamping flowers from Flowers for Mom and Wishing Happiness with a WOW! Embossing Pad onto black card stock which I had prepared with an embossing buddy.  I stamped the flower in the upper left corner of the card twice as the coordinating die set allows the cutting of multiple flower layers. The flowers and leaves were then embossed with WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder.

The dies cut out the images perfectly!  I was then able to use foam tape to create layered dimension on the flower shown above.  Stamping a sentiment from the Flowers for Mom set with Totally Black Ink completed my card.  I am blessed to have many friends to whom I could send this card!  The terrific part is that I can make several of these cards as they can be created in a short amount of time!

Please don’t forget to enter your cards in this month’s Dare 2B Artzy Challenge!  The next challenge begins on Sunday, and I don’t want you to miss out on the opportunity to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice!

Happy stamping!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans! Michelle Houghton here from, I am here to share some D2BA inspiration with you today. I am using the same stamp set that I used for this month’s “Ship Shape” challenge! (BTW it is not too late to play along, catch all the details at our BLOG POST)

This time I created another background using my Copic inks and then used an embossing powder to create a bold black image on top!


You can see the extra grains of embossing powder that scattered throughout my image. I actually liked the effect so left it. The card came together fairly easily layering card front, white cardstock, patterned paper and a card base. I added a couple sequins for a little bling and called it good!

If you would like to see all the details of the background hop over to my blog and check it out!

Thanks for stopping by today, make sure to come back often to see all the amazing art and inspiration from the D2BA team!

Products used in today’s Post:

*Big Bloom Stamp Set

*Artzy Doodles Paper Pack

Check out ALL the beautiful Dare 2B Artzy products 



Hello and happy Wednesday crafty friends! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments. I am back today with a new card creation featuring the Dare 2B Artzy Tangle Jumpstart 1 stamp set and my favorite Swirls background stamp from Dare 2B Artzy.

First, I will start with the details for the background I created. I saw this background technique featured by Jennifer McGuire and had been itching to try it out for myself. This technique uses just embossing powder, background stamp and embossing ink.

To start, I cut a piece of white cardstock to  approx. 5 x 6 and took my Versamark embossing ink directly to the cardstock and smooshed the embossing ink all over the entire piece of cardstock until it was covered entirely. Note: I did re-ink my Versamark pad prior to starting this process so it was really juicy.

Then I sprinkled on some silver embossing powder from Hero Arts and made sure the entire surface was covered with the embossing powder. I tapped off the excess and then used my heat gun to set the entire piece. Although it may seem like you are using a lot of embossing powder for this process, it really is not as much as it seems.

Once the background was fully set, I placed it into my MISTI tool and positioned my Swirls background stamp from Dare 2B Artzy over the now silver embossed cardstock.

Before stamping, I used my anti-static powder tool and generously brushed it across the entire silver embossed background. This will help prevent the additional embossing powder from sticking to areas you do not want it.

I inked my swirls background stamp with Versamark ink and stamped a couple of times directly onto the solid silver embossed background. When I was happy with the embossing ink coverage in all areas I removed it from my MISTI tool and used some Violet embossing powder and sprinkled it over the entire background area. There were a couple of places that I did have to use a fine tipped paint brush to brush away some stray embossing powder in some other areas.

Now I was ready to heat set the background again. After a couple of trial and error sessions with this technique, I discovered that it is possible to over-heat the embossing powder and reactivate the base layer of powder. When that happens, your stamped image can disappear into the background. The trick is to keep your heat gun moving, moving, moving. You do not want to leave it in one area too long. Moving it allows the embossing powder to start to melt and adhere to the background, but it does not heat the background up too much in the process. It took a good 10-15 min to get the violet embossed image to set.

I think the result is amazing! It is so pretty in person. I love the violet and silver together. There are so many colors of embossing powder out there that there would be endless possibilities for this background.

Since I had used the soft violet in my background swirls, I wanted to play up that color a bit so I used that as one of my color choices with the Dare 2B Artzy Butterfly Tangle Jumpstart 1 stamps. I stamped each butterfly with Versamark and used Pewter embossing powder to emboss them. Next, I colored up the two butterflies that are in this set using my Copics using a mixture of cool grey, violet and blue greens and light blues.

I colored the butterflies by flicking out from the center with my darkest grey and going over each stroke with the next lightest color then flicking from the outer edges with my darkest violet or blue green color and flicking inwards towards the grey. I think it gives a pretty cool look to the color of the butterflies.

When I was finished coloring, I used the coordinating dies to cut out my butterflies which makes it so convenient and quick.

My original plan was to trim down my background swirls panel and frame the top and bottom with black cardstock. I am sure as crafters, we have all had days when nothing seems to cut straight. I was having that kind of day. I trimmed the ends, top and bottom of my Swirls background and when it set it against the black cardstock it just looked wonky and crooked. I tried a different trimmer and proceeded to trim off a little more. No matter what I did it just did not look straight. I even trimmed my black cardstock twice thinking maybe that was the issue. Rather than continuing to trim and potentially ruin the background, I opted to place the panel over the black cardstock at an angle and trim off the excess and that way it is all wonky, LOL!  I’ll just tell everyone I was being Artzy! My panel was added to the black cardstock with some dimensional foam.

Finally, I stamped the sweet sentiment, Butterfly Kisses on some black cardstock and embossed with some white embossing powder, trimmed it down and placed it on my card front at a bit of an angel.

I added two silver dots to embellish the front of the card a bit but did not do much else because the shiny silver and violet panel doesn’t need much embellishment as it makes it’s own statement I think.

I love the final results with this card background and how the colors work so well with the finished butterflies. It is such a pretty card.

I hope you’ll try some fun techniques using your favorite Dare 2B Artzy stamps. You’ll find links to the Dare 2B Artzy the supplies I used today listed below.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!



Good Morning Artzy Fans!

This is Pam from Stamper at Heart Blog!

I love the paper that we have in the store.  It is double sided and very whimsical.  So I decided to show some of it off by doing a curtain fold.  This is a good way to use all of that wonderful double sided paper.  I don’t know about you but I hate trying to figure out which side to use especially when both sides are so cute!

I started off with an A2 white card base.  Cut a piece of navy card stock 5 1/4 x 4 1/8 and embossed with swiss dots.  Next cut a piece of paper 3 x 4 inch  from the Fields of Joy Variety Pack and glued it to the top of the card.  Using the back of the left over paper do your curtain fold.  If you go on Youtube you will find a ton of great videos on how to make this fold.  Here is just one.  After completing the fold I added it to the card and used a strip of DP across the top.  The strip is actually from that same piece of paper!

The last step was to stamp the little bird from the Joyful Noise set and color with copic makers B91, 45, 97 – R14, 17. Add the sentiment from the Perk Up stamp set and the card is complete.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!



Hi, Dare 2B Artzy Fans!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram!
I hope you are having a relaxing Saturday!  Dare 2B Artzy is a super sponsor for the Fall Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop!

I hope you have fun entering your creations on the blog hop!  There are so many fabulous sponsors and tons of chances to win some terrific prizes.  You might even be Dare 2B Artzy’s winner!

Dare 2B Artzy’s September challenge is to create a shaped card.  I thought this fun fall cocoa card fit the bill for both the challenge and the blog hop!  You can enter your shaped cards in the Ship Shape Challenge HERE for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice!

I began my card by lightly tracing a circle die onto card stock with a pencil.  I stamped the sentiment from Cup of Cheer in the middle of my circle.  This circle helped me position the beautiful leaves from the Tangle Leaves stamp set.  Die cutting the leaf shape from stamping mask paper helped me keep my leaves from overlapping one another as I created the leaf wreath (say that three times rapidly!!!).

Next, the leaves were colored with Copic markers.  I used the following combinations: (Y17, YR04, YR09), (YR16, R05, E19),  and (YG03, YG17, YG99).  Accents were added with a Sakura Glaze pen #822.

After the coloring was completed, I did a little fussy cutting around the leaves to make my shape card.  I then traced my shape on a folded card base and cut that out.  The leaf wreath was adhered to the top of the card base.  After stamping, coloring, and die cutting the cup from the Cup of Cheer stamp set, I was ready to pop it up on the card with a little foam tape.

I can’t wait to see what you create for the blog hop and/or the Ship Shape Challenge!

Happy stamping,