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Hi all – Vicki here.  Today, I made a Christmas card.

I did some alcohol ink playing and loved it so much, I turned it into an ornament. [I just cut out a circle from the inked panel I had made.]  The Merry Christmas Layered Die is a new die available at Dare 2B Artzy.  I totally am loving the mixed font of this die.  [The price is very reasonable too!]

That’s it for me today.  I think I will be making a few more of these cards.  They are very easy to mass produce!

How are your Christmas cards coming along?

See you next month~

Hello Dare 2B Artzy Friends

It is Pam crafting with you today!  This is one of my last cards that I made for Christmas this year and in fact I am going to make several of them because I really love how it turned out and there wasn’t any copic coloring involved.

Design Steps:

  1. Use a cream colored A2 card base. Cut a piece of gold metallic card stock 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 and glue to the card front
  2. Cut a piece of cream card stock 4 x 5 1/8 and run it through an embossing folder but do not  glue to the front of the card yet
  3. Next use the Mini Ornament Die from Dare 2B Artzy and cut out 3 ornaments out of the gold metallic card stock.  Then using the top of the Christmas Bulb cut out 3 pieces out of silver card stock.
  4. Glue the ornaments together and attach the gold cord
  5. Place small dimension dots to the backs of the ornaments and pop to the card front.  Next tape the gold card behind the embossed cream colored piece of card stock then glue the cream card  stock to the card front
  6. Stamp the sentiment from the Ornament Tangle stamp set and layer it onto the gold card stock and then glue to card front as shown

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!  We have so much to be thankful for!!



Happy Thursday all you Dare 2B Atzy fans! Michelle Houghton here from bringing you a little creative inspiration! I am in the mood for holiday goodness these days so I wanted to share one of my latest favs! BUT, before I do that a quick reminder that we have an awesome challenge going on (there is one every month you know 😉) This month is all about Gratitude. Make sure to submit your work for a chance to win!


On to my new craze! I have been playing with fabric and die cuts. The Dare 2B Artzy Poinsettia die cuts work perfectly for the process. Here is one of the fabulous flowers I created:

So easy, I treated the fabric with a stabilizer then ran it through my die cut machine. I have been putting these lovelies on all sorts of projects but here is a SUPER SIMPLE card that a couple landed on:

Dare 2B Artzy has all sorts of beautiful dies to choose from and you can use them with the coordinating stamps on their own for a completely different look!

Make sure to take a look at all of Dare 2B Artzy’s wonderful holiday options!

For today’s creation all I needed was the Poinsettia Die!


Thank you for joining us today and hope to see you again soon! Have a Happy Colorful Day!

Hello Dare 2B Artzy friends! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments. I am back today with a quick holiday card to share with you.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been following Kristina Werners blog. Every year about this time she does a video series for her holiday cards! I love to see what interesting card designs she comes up with and my card today was inspired by one of her holiday cards.

For this card, I had to dig through my Dare 2B Artzy stamps to find the perfect stamps to create a wreath. Initially I chose the little branch that comes with the Poinsettia Tangle stamp set but it didn’t work quite like I’d hoped.

Instead, I used the cute little branch from the Tis the Season stamp set.

To create my wreath, I used a 4 inch circle die as a template and drew a faint circle onto some white cardstock with a pencil. This gave me a path to follow when stamping the wreath shape.

Next, I pulled out 4 different colors of green ink. All of the ink was from different stamp companies, but I tried to pick colors that complimented each other well and also gave the appearance of the greens that you would see in an actual wreath. With my darkest color, I stamped the branch an equal distance around my circle. As I stamped each image I would turn the image towards the inside of the wreath circle slightly or towards the outside of the wreath circle. I even stamped a couple of times so that the center branch lined up with the line of my circle. I continued stamping each of the colors in the same way around my circle until it resembled a wreath.

To create the little red berries or ornaments on the wreath image – not sure which it would be, I found the perfect Dare 2B Artzy stamp set. The Doodle Flowers stamp has a perfect dot stamp that turned out to be the perfect size. To use it, I brushed on some anti-static powder across the entire wreath and placed it into my MISTI. Next, I used some Versamark ink and stamped the dot and then repositioned it and re-inked it and stamped again until I had several stamped images around the wreath. Finally, I sprinkled on my red embossing powder and heat set it. I love that it works perfectly with the branches.

For my sentiment, I used the Poinsettia Tangle stamp set. I just love the sentiments in this set. I positioned the stamp in the center of my wreath using my MISTI and stamped and heat embossed it with some Champagne embossing powder. I like the color of this embossing powder because it looks gold, but isn’t quite as brassy as gold embossing powder.

Next, it was on to creating the base for my card. To do that I used the 5 inch circle die and a piece of my favorite Dare 2B Artzy holiday paper which is plaid and layered that into my die cutting machine with one edge of the circle not completely covered by the cutting mat. This gave me a circle card with a top fold since the top edge wasn’t cut. I cut a second piece out of some white cardstock for the inside panel of the card. I adhered the inside panel to the card base with some score tape.

To finish the card I used some Versamark ink and ran the ink pad around the edge of my wreath and also the edge of my car base and sprinkled on some more Champaign embossing powder to give it just a hint of a golden shimmer to the edge of the card. I think it finishes the card nicely.

I used a little Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on some of the wreath branches to give them an extra bit of shimmer.

I think this would be a great card to make in large quantities because it actually comes together really quickly. You could easily do an assembly line to make these cards with friends and family.

I had a lot of fun finding new ways in which to use my Dare 2B Artzy stamps to create this card inspired by Kristina Werner.  It really makes me look at my stamps in new ways and find other ways to be creative with some of my images.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ve enjoyed my take on a holiday wreath card. Be sure to check out all of Dare 2B Artzy’s holiday stamps and papers available in the shop and be sure to stay tuned for the awesome hop coming up this weekend with the entire Dare 2B Artzy team. I know you’ll be inspired by all the amazing projects.




Hi D2BA Friends!

Tasha here sharing a new Owl Christmas shaker card created with the fun Christmas Owl stamp set!

The super cute owl image was stamped with Black D2BA ink and colored with markers. I used shades of gray and pops of teal to give a wintery look; I just love the holiday sentiments on the owl!

The frame was created with the D2BA snowflake pattern paper and layered on silver glitter paper. D2BA has great quality paper and I love that they are double-sided. This holiday print is one of my favorites!

For the inside of the shaker, I used a light blue heavy cardstock and stamped the sentiment “Merry Christmas” in black ink. I also used one of the included snowflake stamps and a white gel pen to create a snowy background. Lastly, the shaker was filled with pastel sequins; love these colors!!!

To complete this card, I attached it to a teal textured card base and added some little white gel details to the owl.

I hope you enjoyed this Christmas card and are inspired to create a holiday project using the Christmas Owl stamp set!

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Have a wonderful day!

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

Happy Monday!
Thanks again to all of the U.S. Veterans.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend filled with gratitude for your service!

We are starting the week off here in Ohio with temperatures that I am sure would make this penguin feel right at home!  The high is predicted to be 43 degrees, but the sun is supposed to shine!

It was hard to decide which penguin to use in today’s project as there are so many cute penguins in the Dare 2B Artzy Penguin Fun set!  After stamping this cutie with Totally Black ink, I colored him with the following Copic markers: (R14, R37, R89), (Y02, Y17, YR16), (YG03, YG17, YG99), (B00, BG57, BG09), and (BV00, BV04, BV08).  Accents were added with Wink of Stella, Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops, and Sakura Glaze Pens.

After die cutting the penguin images with the coordinating dies, I cut the Holiday Damask paper with a stitched rectangle die from the Leaf Background Die.  The penguin was mounted to the card with an Action Wobbler.  I tried (emphasis on tried!) to take a video holding the phone in my left hand while trying to make the penguin slip on the ice.  As you will see in the video clip below, I am in desperate need of a tripod!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please remember to enter November’s D2BA Gratitude Challenge HERE!
You might be the lucky winner of a Dare 2B Artzy stamp set and ink pad of your choice!

Happy stamping!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy Fans! Michelle Houghton here from Fall is in full swing here in Iowa and Winter is encroaching WAY TOO FAST for my liking. The cold is creeping in. But Thanksgiving is around the corner and the Holiday season. I am in a creating mood! Cards for “thank yous” to friends that have been good to me!

I used the Tangled Leaves stamp set to create beautiful card fronts:

I created 4 out of a single sheet of cardstock.

If you would like to see more of the details of how I created the cards make sure to stop by my blog. In the mean time make sure to get your entry in for the November challenge on D2BA, and take a spin through the D2BA store and all it’s crafty goodness!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!

Hi all, it’s Vicki from All I Do Is Stamp.  Today I have a CAS, encouraging card for you all.

A lovely CAS card using the D2BA Butterfly Inspirations stamp set, along with the Joyful Butterfly matching dies.  I sponged my background panel with the Bright Pumpkin and Sunset Yellow inks, and for my sentiment, I used the Totally Black ink.

A cheerful, encouraging card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today — See you in a couple of weeks~

Hello my Artzy friends! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments. Hope everyone is having a great day so far. The weather here in Colorado has been up and down like a roller coaster. Monday it was cold with freezing drizzle and snow and today we’re on tap for a 72 degree day. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to dress because you never know what the weather will be like by mid-day.

Anyway, the chilly temps has me in a festive mood so I am popping in today to share a fun way to color the Dare 2B Artzy Ornament Tangle stamp set to create an elegant looking holiday card.

To start, I cut a piece of black cardstock and stamped two of the ornament tangles onto the A2 size card panel using some Versamark ink. I made sure to use my anti-static powder tool beforehand to alleviate any stray embossing powders sticking to my cardstock. I sprinkled the stamped image with some Ranger Platinum embossing powder and I set that with my heat gun.

Next, I stamped the fun ornament dangle strings onto the cardstock and lined it up to appear to be linked to the ornament. I love how they look like they are one stamp. I heat set that as well.

The real pizazz starts with the coloring. I used some Finetec Metallic watercolors and began to color my images using a fine tip water brush. For this technique, you are not saturating the paper with water, but you will want to use a heavier cardstock. My black cardstock is 110lb.

Rather than adding the water directly to my card panel, I added some water to the Finetec water colors pallet and mixed it until it was a bit on the thicker side.

Once my brush was full of color, I painted in the different sections of the ornaments using several different colors. I kept one ornament more traditional with greens, red and a couple different shades of gold and the other ornament I chose more non-traditional colors with purple, teal, blue and pink. I just love the gorgeous shimmer with these metallic watercolors. They look stunning in person on the black cardstock. I did notice that with the Finetec water colors that they tend to look a little milky in places in certain light which you can see some in my picture below. I am not sure if that’s a result of the cardstock or the makeup of the watercolors which contain Mica. The end results are still stunning regardless.

With two of the ornaments colored, I set them aside to finish drying. I stamped and heat embossed the round ornament onto a scrap of the black cardstock using the same Platinum embossing powder.

I colored this one using the same water colors in traditional colors. Once it was dry I used the coordinating Dare 2B Artzy Ornament Tangle dies and die cut it out. I love the matching dies to this set. They even cut the little hole for the ornament hanger which is so cool.

I used some dimensional foam and added it to the back of my circle ornament so that I could layer it on top of the other two. Once it was in place, I used some silver thread and looped it through the ornament hanger and adhered it to the back of my card front using some score tape.

At this point, I realized I had made a slight mistake when I stamped my ornaments onto my cardstock. I had accidently stamped the long skinny ornament upside down so that the hanger loop was at the bottom. I try not to start projects over, unless I’ve made a mistake that can’t be covered or corrected. In this case, I wasn’t sure that it would be noticeable but decided to cover up my mistake anyway.

To do that, I stamped the beautiful, script Merry Christmas sentiment that comes with the Ornament Tangle stamp set onto some white cardstock with some Versamark and heat embossed it with some silver embossing powder.  I was then able to layer that sentiment strip across the bottom of that ornament to cover up my mistake.

To finish my card I added some sequins and adhered the card panel to a white A2 size top folding card base.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to try out some metallic water coloring on dark cardstock. These ornaments would look stunning against any dark cardstock with the water colors.

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




Hi Chris here and today I am excited to share this cute Halloween greeting.  I love when I can use my stamp sets for multiple seasons!

To recreate this card you will need the following:

D2BA Ruff Day Stamp Set, Totally Black Premium Ink, and Artzy Doodles papers in Bright Pumpkin, Wild Orchid, and Slate

Kraft Card Base, web border punch.


Start by stamping the bone all over the background of the card  and along the edge of the envelope. Punch edge of Slate Artzy Doodle papers and add to card.  Cut banner and punch scalloped circle from Artzy Doodles papers and add greeting!

The result? an adorable card for all your favorite ghosts and goblins!

Happy Stamping!