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A quick Happy hello from Michelle Houghton at I have a bright, cheery, and a little silly card to share today. Make sure to check in tomorrow to follow a long with a weekend blog hop and don’t forget the latest D2BA challenge!

For today’s inspiration I am playing with the Alpaca Cake set and coloring them up with my Copic markers.

Here is the pile that I used for at least most of the image

Notice I have a blank area? I wanted to brighten up the blanket so I went into my pile of D2PA papers and pulled a little pile then matched 4 markers to the papers

So then I trimmed off all those beautiful paper edges, they need a little love too, and filled a full card front with them

Then I finished up the coloring on my Alpaca and added the image. Really no embellishment was needed with all that color!

And LOVE the sentiment!

Happy Thursday all come see all my doings over on my blog and come back right here tomorrow for the blog hop!

Have a Happy Colorful Day!

The products used for this card include:

Alpaca Cake

Dare 2B Artzy Premium Ink Totally Black

Assorted Dare 2B Artzy patterned papers

Hi everyone, it’s Vicki here today from All I Do Is Stamp.¬† While it is Valentine’s Day [happy V Day by the way], I didn’t go for a heart card. That said, I did come up with a very pretty card. ūüôā

Just look at all that lovely glitter!

To make this card, I used the new beautiful Wild Flower Stencil and some glitter paste.

Just spatula on the paste and let dry.  It shows up so gorgeous against the black card stock.

To finish it off, I cut out the Thanks out of a separate panel I just glitter pasted so it would match the rest of the card, and added on a few gems for additional texture.

Have you tried the new stencils yet?  They are very cool!


See you next time~

Hi D2BA friends!

Tasha here sharing a card created with the new BEE-utiful stamp set.

For the card, I stamped the flower and little bee images with D2BA Totally Black Ink. I colored them with markers and used clear glitter on top to add some sparkle; love all the detail in the flowers and bee wings!

There are four great sentiments included in this fun set, but I thought “Happy Everything” would be perfect to send any time of the year to someone special. It was stamped in the same ink on cream cardstock.

The pattern paper is from the new Honey Bloomz paper pack. All the paper is double-sided and both of the designs shown are from one sheet!

To add some texture, I used foam tape on all the stamped images, and bent the bee wings to look like they’re flying off the card.

Lastly, I embellished with white gel pen and attached the card to a cream colored base. I can not wait to send this out and to make another fun project with this awesome stamp set!

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Day!

Hi! ¬†It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram here to share my excitement over the latest release from Dare 2B Artzy!

Dare 2B Artzy’s newest release features an amazing array of stamps, papers, and dies!
Today’s joy fold card features the Refresh the Soul stamp set with its coordinating Water Pitcher Dies!


After stamping the pitcher with Totally Black Ink, I colored the image with the following Copic Markers:
(RV04, RV09, R56), (Y17, YR16, R05), and (BG13, BG05, BG09).
Accents were added with Glossy Accents and Sakura Glaze Pens.

I stamped the leaves with D2BA’s Margarita Lime Ink and die cut the pitcher and leaves with the coordinating dies.
The sentiments were also stamped with the Totally Black Ink.

Don’t you just love the sentiments? ¬†I think the recipient will, too!
The papers used for this card are also from the latest D2BA release.  I used both sides of the Pretty in Pink paper to add the cheerful layers to the card.  This paper is from the Summertime Petals Collection Paper Pack.

Check out what the other designers have added to the¬†Dare 2B Artzy Blog as well as #dare2bartzy on Instagram for even more inspiration! ¬†While you’re on the Dare 2B Artzy Blog, check out the latest challenge! ¬†Link up your projects for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice!

Happy stamping!

Hi there & happy Wednesday! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments. I’m back on today with a card featuring one of the gorgeous new stamp sets from Dare 2B Artzy called Blossom.

I knew when I saw this set that I wanted to create some gorgeous purple and blue flowers and use them to frame the sentiment.

To start my card, I stamped the flowers onto a Post-it note and fussy cut it to create my mask.

Next, I cut a piece of Arches Cold Press water color paper so that it was a bit larger than an A2 size card. I positioned the water color card stock into my MISTI and held it in place firmly with my bar magnets. I positioned the stamp starting in the corner of the paper and then inked it and stamped it so that just the blossoms would be showing. Since it was water color paper, I had to stamp in a couple times. The MISTI is perfect for stamping multiple times.

Once the flowers were stamped once, I placed the mask over top of the image I just stamped. I cleaned my stamp off using a baby wipe and repositioned it so that it would stamp in the center and overlap the previous stamped image a bit. Once I had the stamp positioned where I wanted it I re-inked with the Versafine and stamped it again. I repeated this process until I had the top and the bottom of the paper stamped with my floral images.

With my images stamped, I was finally ready to color. The card really only used 4 colors of Zig Clean Color Brush pens; Deep Violet, Light Blue for the flowers and Marine Green and Light Green for the leaves.  I colored the flowers first by brushing on a small amount of the purple and then using a water brush, I moved the color around. Once the purple was dry I was able to add the light blue to the flower edges and then add some water to blend the two colors a bit. I did the same with the leaves, using the Marine Green first and then added in a touch of the Light Green and blended the two with my water brush again.

Once all of the flowers and leaves were colored and had dried completely, I went back in with some Chameleon and Soucolor colored pencils and added a bit more detail to the flowers. This also helped to smooth out the blending of the water colors. I also added some yellow centers on the flowers with a colored pencil. It was such a tiny area, it was easier to add this detail with a colored pencil.

The sentiment was stamped with some Versamark and heat embossed with some light blue embossing powder.

I went back in and added some clear sparkle to all of the flowers with a Spectrum Noir clear brush pen. It is so sparkly and stunning in person. I don’t think the camera quite captures the sparkle.

I popped my panel up with some dimensional foam onto a piece of holographic cardstock. This just added a bit of shine around the edges of the floral piece and helps make the colors pop.

For a bit more sparkle, I added some iridescent sequins to the card front.

My finished card size was an A2.

I’m over the moon with how this card turned out. I love the flowers from the Blossom stamp set framing the wonderful sentiment and the vibrant colors are so pretty. It’s a card that will certainly brighten someone’s day!

The Blossom stamp set is new and now available in the Dare 2B Artzy store. You can find all of the new stamps under the “What’s New” section of the store. The coordinating die set for this stamp will be available in March. Be sure to check out the new paper packs as well. The papers are so gorgeous! I know I have a bad case of “want it all fever”!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card!




Hello Dare 2B Artzy Friends

It is Pam M. sharing with you today! ¬†The card I designed for you is using two of our new release stamps sets and one of the new release stencils! ¬†I don’t know about you but I love creating my own background using stencils! ¬†The release this month includes a number of stencils so make sure to check it out!

Designer Steps:

  1. Use an A2 white card base and cut a slightly smaller piece of black card stock.
  2. Cut a piece of white card stock 4 x 5 1/4 using the Corner Flower stencil position it onto the left portion of the white piece and sponge on yellow and orange inks making sure not to cover the entire piece
  3. Cut out a 2 3/4 black circle and a 2 1/4 white circle and glue to the white stenciled piece as shown
  4. Stamp the sentiment using the Blossom set then glue to the black card stock.  Add the ribbon then glue to the white card base
  5. Stamp the vase and the flowers using the Refresh the Soul set and color with copic makers.  Use the coordinating dies to cut them out
  6. Pop dot the vase and flowers to the white circle as shown

Dare 2B Artzy Products


I hope you take a look at all the new release items in our store!  I am sure your are going to love everything!



Welcome D2BA fans! Michelle Houghton from www.scrapweaver here to share a little new flower inspiration. And just in time! I know I am ready for winter to let go of the weather. (I know we are in the midst of it and have a ways to go, but there is nothing like a little hope!) I created a simple card with Copic coloring and a background that I shared a few weeks ago using one of the new D2BA stencils.

Before I show you the art, don’s forget to check in this weekend for the new monthly challenge! You will get a lot of inspiration from the team and a wonderful chance to win some gorgeous D2BA goodies!

Here is a close up of the coloring on the flower frame the Blossom stamp set.

And here is a shot of the full card:

As always I keep it simple. The background I created a few weeks ago was just perfect!

If you need any of the details on the coloring or the background just stop by blog and read all about them.

The wonderful product I used for this card will all soon be in the Dare 2B Artzy store so make sure to check back often! And watch for the Wacky Boxes Stencil and the Blossoms Stamp set.

Welcome Dare 2B Atrzy fans!!

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

Please, don’t think I’m crazy, but I’m sharing a Christmas card!!!¬† I’m not sure why, but I actually did not get tired of making Christmas cards last year and have all kinds of ideas running through my head yet!

You can never have enough Christmas cards, so why not start already for this year!!

I used the fun newly released Holiday Magic stamp set!!

I stamped the poinsettia’s with¬†VeraMark¬†ink and then embossed with Gold Embossing Powder!!¬† ¬†Love how elegant they look!!¬† I then used my watercolors to color them!!

I used a piece of Winter Plaid in the background, I absolutely LOVE this sheet of pattern paper!!

The lovely ‘Wishing you Joy in every Merry Moment’ sentiment is also from the¬†Holiday Magic¬†stamp set!!

I hope I’ve inspired you to start creating some holiday cards for this year!! ūüôā

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Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration!

Have an ARTZY day! 



Hi all, Vicki here today with a fun birthday card using a few of the new products arriving in February, and this whole month, the D2BA Team has been sharing sneak peeks of the new release.  There are some really fun sets, dies, and amazing papers coming soon!

Where to start…. the fabulous paper? the awesome cursive font of the die? or the fun balloons?¬† I love all of the products on my card!¬† That said, I have to say the font of the die is my favorite!¬† It’s just beautiful, and I will be using it a lot on future cards I have no doubt! ūüôā

Like I said, this is a sneak peek — look for all the new products in February!

Thanks for stopping by~

Hi Dare 2B Artzy Friends!

Tasha here sharing a new card created with the super cute “Spit Happens” stamp set!

To create this scene, I stamped the images with black D2BA ink and colored them with markers. I used multiple shades of yellow to give the sky a beautiful glow behind the Alpaca. I love how it frames the image!

The sentiment selected was “Sending Warm Wishes” and it was also stamped in the same black ink. This set has so many fun sentiments!

Lastly, I used white gel pen and gold glitter to add more detail and layered the card on a rose gold glitter base. The rose gold adds tons of shimmer and completes the design!

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the D2BA January Challenge!

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Have a wonderful day!