Posts filed under: Challenge

 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our February Challenge?

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out all our new products HERE!!

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

#21 Karen Ladd

Have fun shopping on our website; select ONE stamp set 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 February Challenge is….

“LOVE”

Let’s see all your lovely projects inspired by love!!

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:

Vicki

Karen

Tonya

Kendra

Tasha

Hope you have enjoyed our projects from our lovely designers!!  They’re so talented!!

Now it’s your turn!!  We’d LOVE to see what you create!!

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Some Challenge Rules:

– Our challenges are open to everyone; those entries featuring a Dare 2B Artzy image will get a second entry into the drawing! *Add D2BA to your entry title so we know you get a 2nd entry!

– Your submission must be NEW, no back linking projects.

– You must add a link to our blog in your post or mention us in your gallery.

– Leave a link to your actual blog post.

– You may enter each challenge ONLY 3 times.

We reserve the right to remove any submissions that do not follow the rules.

– Please turn off word verification so we can leave comments on your challenge entry!

 Most importantly….HAVE FUN!

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

Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!


 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Happy New Year!!

Are you ready for our first challenge of 2018?

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

#42 Shirley 

What a beautiful card!!!  Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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 January Challenge is….

“Winter Wonderland”

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:

Chris

Melody

Michelle

Pam

Kendra

Hope you have enjoyed our projects from our lovely designers!!  They’re so talented!!

Now it’s your turn!!  We’d LOVE to see what you create!!

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Some Challenge Rules:

– Our challenges are open to everyone; those entries featuring a Dare 2B Artzy image will get a second entry into the drawing! *Add D2BA to your entry title so we know you get a 2nd entry!

– Your submission must be NEW, no back linking projects.

– You must add a link to our blog in your post or mention us in your gallery.

– Leave a link to your actual blog post.

– You may enter each challenge ONLY 3 times.

We reserve the right to remove any submissions that do not follow the rules.

– Please turn off word verification so we can leave comments on your challenge entry!

 Most importantly….HAVE FUN!

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

Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!


Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends! It’s Tonya from KraftyEnchantments.com. Is everyone ready for Christmas? If you are, I envy you. My shopping is done, but I still have all of the wrapping to do and I’m still working on last minute Christmas cards.

I thought since I had a fun Christmas card using the Dare 2B Artzy Family Stockings stamp and die set that I’d pop in today to share my card with you.

I’m a huge fan of foiling. I love to use foil to embellish and add sparkle to my cards. You may feel like you’re limited with foil to only being able to use pre-designed foil templates to create your foil designs. The pre-designed templates are typically black & white cardstock with a black pattern, design or sentiment on them that when you run through your foiling machine will allow the foil to stick to the design.  Some of the designs really make for beautiful cards.

However, there’s so much more that you can do with foils if you start looking at your stamps. If you have a scanner and a cheap laser printer you can foil anything you can scan and print to your laser printer. I know some of you may be thinking that it would be expensive. I purchased my Canon Laser Printer for $35-$40 and I saw them on sale during Black Friday at Walmart for the same price. For my scanner, I have the ink jet printer/scanner combo and I’ve seen them for around $50 on sale for a Canon Pixma. If you don’t have a scanner or laser printer, you could also go to your local Office Depot or Office Max and use their equipment for a small fee.

To create a foiled stamp you need to pick an image that has some details on it but you don’t want the image to be too small. First, stamp the image onto some white cardstock using a crisp black ink like Dare 2B Artzy’s Totally Black Ink.  You’ll want to make sure that the ink is dry before you scan the image as you don’t want to get black ink on your scanner glass. With the ink dry, you can now scan the image to your computer.

You can now print the scanned image on your laser printer onto some cardstock. I used 80lb Neenah cardstock to print my stockings on.

Now you can die cut the images if you’re doing different colors like I did or you can just cut the cardstock down so that it will fit through your foiling machine. I used the Anna Griffin Minc machine, but I understand that laminators will also work for foiling as well as long as they have a variable temperature setting. I let my Minc warm up, put the setting on 5 and waited until the green light stopped blinking to let me know it was warm enough.

I placed my stockings into a piece of heavy cardstock folded in half. I like to use 80lb paper or higher to create a folder to put my images in to be foiled. The reason for the heavy cardstock is that it keeps the folder from becoming creased in the foiling machine. If the folder gets creased your images may come out with a crease line through them as well.

I cut a piece of foil just big enough to cover each of the stockings. I used Therm o Web foil in Grass Green, Red Velvet and Turquois Sea. The foil is placed over the images with the shiny side up and the dull side covering the images to be foiled.

Once my machine was warm enough, I ran the folder with the images through the machine. When it comes out of the machine. I place the folder on my crafting desk and run my fingers over the outside of the folder and then on the inside over the foiled images. I don’t know if it helps but I like to believe that it helps seal the foil to the image.

Once the foil cools, I carefully peel back the foil from each of the stockings. They look so amazing! I love that the foil picks up all the detail of the Dare 2B Artzy Family Stocking stamps.

I put my card together using some Dare 2B Artzy Holly Days paper collection and layered up the stockings over some white die cut strips. I added a button and some bakers twine in red for some dimensional details along with some green pearls.

Foiling with your existing stamps is a great way to stretch your stamps and get more uses out of them other than just coloring, inking. This technique would work really well with background stamps, border stamps and regular stamped images. I highly recommend it.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to try out some foiling using your stamps.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Reminder that we still have our Sprit of the Season Challenge going on through 12/31 so there’s still time to submit your cards for the challenge.

 

 

Hugs

Tonya

 

 

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone! Can you believe there are only 18 more shopping days until Christmas! Are you ready? If you are not, you are in good company! I like shopping for gifts, but I really dislike wrapping. I need a group of elves to come help me in that department. Wonder if Santa could lend me a couple?

Today I wanted to share a fun card that is so easy to put together using the fun Dare 2B Artzy Christmas bulb and scripty Christmas sentiment die from the Merry Christmas Layer Die set. It really plays into our December challenge theme, Spirit of the Season.

The Dare 2B Artzy Christmas bulb is a single bulb die cut and the little topper that goes on it, which is very nice because you can really do a multitude of things with it. For my card today, I wanted it to appear to be Christmas lights strung up along a pine bough.

I started by cutting a piece of black cardstock with a stitched rectangle die that was 4 x 5. Then I used a diagonal stitched die to cut that piece of black cardstock at an angle. It cut out a one ½-inch section of my cardstock at an angle. If you have a stitched border die, it would work perfectly as well for this.

 

Now that I had two pieces of cardstock, I used the little branch from the Poinsettia Tangle stamp set. I stamped it with some white pigment ink onto the cut edge of the black cardstock and sprinkled on some white glitter embossing powder and heat set it. I repeated the process all the way across the cut edges of both pieces of cardstock. I did reverse the angle of the branch for the top piece so that they stamped in the opposite direction.

Next, I was on to die cutting the little Christmas bulb and the connector from various pieces of scrap cardstock I had in my scrap bin. The nice thing about small dies is that they allow you to use up those scraps that you probably have laying around. I only have one little bulb so I cut about 15 of them from various colors. My arm got quite a workout making this card since I have a manual die cut machine. I believe you could probably layer up a couple of pieces of cardstock and cut through two at a time if your paper is not too heavy or if you added a shim.  I repeated the process with a darker green cardstock for all of the little toppers for the bulbs.

For each bulb, I glued the topper to the bulb and set an acrylic stamping block on it while it dried.

I had the scripty Christmas word cut from some glitter cardstock leftover from the turnabout cards I made for the December Challenge cards. I used that and ran it through my Xyron machine to add some adhesive to the back.

I cut an A2 size piece of red cardstock with my favorite scalloped rectangle die. I layered up the red cardstock with the black and put them all into my MISTI so that I could get the placement for my sentiment in the center of the card. I aligned all of the pieces of cardstock and then peeled back the adhesive sheet from the scripty Christmas word and placed it in the diagonal section onto my red cardstock.

I needed to add the Merry to the sentiment so I used the Merry Christmas from the Tis the Season stamp set and positioned it so that it was above the scripty Christmas. I masked off the Christmas part of the sentiment so that it would not stamp onto the card. Once I was happy with the placement, I inked up the Merry with some Versamark and heat embossed it with some Fine Detail White embossing powder.

Since the Xyron tends to leave some little sticky webbing between the letters on my Christmas script, I used an Adhesive Eraser and carefully removed some of the excess adhesive that was showing on the card front. There are lots of nooks and crannies, but it does a good job of getting the sticky residue off.

Next, it was time to glue the Christmas bulbs into place on my card front. I positioned them over the embossed branches and tried to fill in the gaps that were in a few places. Alternating colors, I glued each one down with some Ranger Multi-medium matte. Once they were glued in place, I once again placed some acrylic blocks over the top until the glue was dried.

Once everything was dried, I used some dimensional foam to pop up the black panels and the red cardstock onto my white top folding card base.

I added some red sequins to my card front to add some extra sparkle and I used some Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to all of the colored bulbs.

I do not know about you, but I think that Christmas lights are one of the best parts of the holiday season. Seeing the trees and houses all lit up really makes me, feel festive.

 

I hope you are enjoying the Spirit of the Season and finding joy in the simple things like lights on a tree, baking, wrapping and making memories with friends and loved ones.

Perhaps you are finding joy in creating a fabulous project for our December challenge, Spirit of the Season. There is still plenty of time to get in on the challenge as it runs through 12/31. Remember, you could win a stamp set of your choice. That would be a great way to start the New Year!

This is my last official post for the month of December for Dare 2B Artzy. The DT Members have a nice break to enjoy the holidays. I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year! I will be back on Wednesday after New Year’s!

 

Hugs,

Tonya

 

 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our December Challenge?

The Holidays are right around the corner!!

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

#1 Elizabeth Hart

Have fun shopping on our website; select ONE stamp set 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 December Challenge is….

“Spirit of the Season”

Let’s see your lovely holiday inspired projects!!

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:

Vicki

Karen

Tonya

Kendra

Tasha

Hope you have enjoyed our projects from our lovely designers!!  They’re so talented!!

Now it’s your turn!!  We’d LOVE to see what you create!!

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Some Challenge Rules:

– Our challenges are open to everyone; those entries featuring a Dare 2B Artzy image will get a second entry into the drawing! *Add D2BA to your entry title so we know you get a 2nd entry!

– Your submission must be NEW, no back linking projects.

– You must add a link to our blog in your post or mention us in your gallery.

– Leave a link to your actual blog post.

– You may enter each challenge ONLY 3 times.

We reserve the right to remove any submissions that do not follow the rules.

– Please turn off word verification so we can leave comments on your challenge entry!

 Most importantly….HAVE FUN!

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

Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!


 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our November Challenge?

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

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

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

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

#46 ScrappyHorses – Katrina Brown

Have fun shopping on our website and select ONE stamp sets and ONE D2BA Ink Pad!
Just send your address and selection to info@dare2bartzy.com by the end of the month.
Include “CHALLENGE Winner” in the subject so we don’t miss it.

Be sure to join in the fun for your chance at winning some great stamps!!

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Our November Challenge is….

“Gratitude”

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:

Chris

Melody

Michelle

Pam

Hope you have enjoyed our projects from our lovely designers!!  They’re so talented!!

Now it’s your turn!!  We’d LOVE to see what you create!!

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Some Challenge Rules:

– Our challenges are open to everyone; those entries featuring a Dare 2B Artzy image will get a second entry into the drawing! *Add D2BA to your entry title so we know you get a 2nd entry!

– Your submission must be NEW, no back linking projects.

– You must add a link to our blog in your post or mention us in your gallery.

– Leave a link to your actual blog post.

– You may enter each challenge ONLY 3 times.

We reserve the right to remove any submissions that do not follow the rules.

– Please turn off word verification so we can leave comments on your challenge entry!

 Most importantly….HAVE FUN!

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

Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!


 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our October Challenge?

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

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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 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 October Challenge is….

“Fall Colors”

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

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:

Vicki

Stamp(s) Used: Blissful Blooms

Tasha

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

Karen

Stamp(s) Used: Shake It Up

Tonya

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

Kendra

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!!

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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, 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,
Melody

 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our September Challenge?

It’s a fun one!!

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

#14 Darlene Pavlick

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 September Challenge is….

“Ship Shape”

Show us your lovely Shaped Cards cards!!

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:

Chris

Stamp(s) Used: Be Yourself

Melody

Stamp(s) Used: Tea 4 Two

Michelle

Stamp(s) Used: Big Bloom

Pam

Stamp(s) Used: Butterfly Inspiration

Hope you have enjoyed our projects from our lovely designers!!  They’re so talented!!

Now it’s your turn!!  We’d LOVE to see what you create!!

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Some Challenge Rules:

– Our challenges are open to everyone; those entries featuring a Dare 2B Artzy image will get a second entry into the drawing! *Add D2BA to your entry title so we know you get a 2nd entry!

– Your submission must be NEW, no back linking projects.

– You must add a link to our blog in your post or mention us in your gallery.

– Leave a link to your actual blog post.

– You may enter each challenge ONLY 3 times.

We reserve the right to remove any submissions that do not follow the rules.

– Please turn off word verification so we can leave comments on your challenge entry!

 Most importantly….HAVE FUN!

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

Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!


 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our August Challenge?

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

#54 Nancy E.

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 August Challenge is….

“Pastel Colors”

We decided to go from Birght Colors last month to Pastel Colors this month!!

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:

Vicki

Stamp(s) Used: Cup of Cheer, Congrats Layer Die

Tasha

Stamp(s) Used: Blissful Blooms

Karen

Stamp(s) Used: Dream

Tonya

Stamp(s) Used: Flowers for Mom

Hope you have enjoyed our projects from our lovely designers!!  They’re so talented!!

Now it’s your turn!!  We’d LOVE to see what you create!!

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Some Challenge Rules:

– Our challenges are open to everyone; those entries featuring a Dare 2B Artzy image will get a second entry into the drawing! *Add D2BA to your entry title so we know you get a 2nd entry!

– Your submission must be NEW, no back linking projects.

– You must add a link to our blog in your post or mention us in your gallery.

– Leave a link to your actual blog post.

– You may enter each challenge ONLY 3 times.

We reserve the right to remove any submissions that do not follow the rules.

– Please turn off word verification so we can leave comments on your challenge entry!

 Most importantly….HAVE FUN!

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

Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!