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Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!!!

Guest Designer LeeAnn, from Mimi’s Crafty Abyss, is back today to share one last card with us!!


Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a card to share with you!

 Let me tell you it has been such an honor to be chosen to work with these great stamps and dies.

For this project I have gone with using the Flip Flops stamp set.

The first thing I did was prepare my base. This was made using a White A2 size 110 lb card stock and an oval cut out, followed by a piece of Seafoam layering weight with a slightly larger cut out.

Using my stamp positioner and black ink I stamped the flip flops and the sentiment. Using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in 091 Light Gray and 003 Florescent Pink I colored the flip flops. With a few well placed enamel dots on the flip flops and the ‘…’ in the sentiment, this Clean and Simple project was complete.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Again, thank you to D2BA for allowing me this guest designer spot.

 

Thank you for coming by, be sure to stop by again soon!

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!!!

Guest Designer LeeAnn, from Mimi’s Crafty Abyss, is back today to share another fun card with us!!


 Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today as a guest designer with Dare 2 Be Artzy.

 

Today I am going to be using the On The Dock stamp set to created my project.

 

For my project I used the Dock image and the Subway Art sentiment, I thought they would go great together.

 

 

To begin, I used my stamp positioner to stamp the dock in the lower left corner, I then turned the stamp around and used a little masking tape to not stamp over what I already did, and stamped the image again, lining up the best I could to have the dock extend off the edge of the paper. Using Mermaid Lagoon distress ink I colored the background in a sweeping motion direct from the pad to create a lake type view with high and low spots.

Using Rusty Hinge distress ink I colored the dock running off into the water a bit to give a reflection.

Finishing up I used Memento Black to stamp the sentiment.

I’m not sure about you but this makes me want to head off to the lake right now, if only the boat wasn’t in the shop.

Thank you for coming by, please come again soon!


Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!!!

We have a new Guest Designer for the month of June!!

Please help us give a warm welcome to LeeAnn, from Mimi’s Crafty Abyss!!

First, let’s learn a little bit more about this talented designer:

My name is LeeAnn and I live in Central Florida. I am a wife, mom, and Mimi. I love spending my time in craft room creating cards for friends, family, and the local children’s hospitals. I attended a scrapbook party in 1998 and with 3 active daughters was immediately hooked. I became a consultant for several years then with life’s twists and turns I got away from my crafting. 10 years later I received news that I was going to be a Mimi and the crafting bug came back and has been very strong since. I am very excited for this opportunity to work with Dare 2 B Artzy as it is one of the teams I have longed to work with. Thank you so much, and I hope you enjoy my projects.


Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today in my guest spot with Dare 2 Be Artzy. I really have had a great time with these stamps and dies, and appreciate the opportunity to work with them.
Today I used the Flip Flops stamp and die sets in my project.

In order to make this project, I first ran the top half of my card topper through my Big Shot inside a Darice embossing folder to get the cloud feature. I stamped the chair on a piece of green cardstock and then ran it through the big shot as well using the die from the set.

When this was complete I used Tumbled Glass distress ink to create the cloudy sky. I used Dried Marigold to create the beach sand look and Mermaid Lagoon to create the water. With a swiping back and forth motion I created it to appear there were white caps on the water as the tide was coming in. With a big wave of the water washing over the the shoreline. I used Bahama blue to stamp the sentiment and cut with my trimmer to size, adhered with foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and I really think this needs to be a beach day.

 

 

 


Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends!!!

Please help us give a warm welcome to this month’s Guest Designer, Michelle from Scrapweaver.com!!  She joined us for our last Blog Hop, but is back to share two projects with us this month!!  We absolutely love her work and hope you do too!!


Hi! Michelle Houghton here. I am thrilled to be joining Dare 2B Artzy this month as their guest designer. Here is a little about me before I share my first project.

I am the wife to an amazing husband and the mother of two beautiful girls in Iowa.  I am a busy stay-at-home mom, teaching doodling and Copic classes both on-line and across the US and Canada. Prior to motherhood, I was an art teacher and I love being able to continue sharing my art through card making and scrapbooking techniques.  I have been scrapbooking for about 20 years and coloring with Copic markers for the last 10 years.  When I first tried Copics I fell in love and have since gotten both my Certification and Intermediate Certification from Imagination International Inc., the United States distributor of Copic Markers. After about 5 years of teaching Copic classes on-line I began teaching for III as a Regional Instructor, I also run their Copic In The Craft Room site and help create new curriculum for their Certification Team.  Bottom line: I love to teach! Teaching live and on-line has been an amazing adventure!


For my project today I am using the Dare 2B Artzy stamp set, The Potter, and Totally Black ink pad.  To start I stamped the image and phrase on a sheet of tracing paper.

Next I used my Copic markers to color on the back of the tracing paper. *This is key so the ink does not smear. Here are the markers I used and a close up of what the Copic coloring looks like on the tracing paper. You will not get smooth blending on a surface like this.

Next I created the base layer for my page and added journaling. I adhered the image only at the top edge so the journaling is masked but can still be accessed. The journaling is written with a gold Kirarina Wink marker.

Here is the final look:

On this Wednesday, May 17th I will have a video of the full process of creating this page from start to finish. I would love for you to stop by and check it out if you have the time. Here is the address to the Copic In The Craft Room YouTube channel.

Feel free to also stop by my personal blog or other social media outlets as well and get all the up to date information on Copic happenings!

blog: www.scrapweaver.com

Instagram: kmichellehoughton

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/copicinthecraftroom

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

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

HI Dare2BArtzy friends!

Kelly here with another card to share with you as a Guest Designer for March.

Today’s card is using the stamp set Flip Flops as summer is going to be here sooner than we think!
This card has a lot of layers – perfect for the challenge this month: Lots of Layers.

First up, I inked the fun lemonade stamp, colored it with copic markers and blended it to give it a little ‘watery’ vibe.

There is an awesome matching die set to this stamp set – you can see that here.

I’ve fussy cut mine and added 3d foam dots to pop it up from the card.

Lastly, the sentiment is a wonderful reminder for all of us to take some time to unwind!

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I hope today’s card inspires you to get inky with your Dare2BArtzy stamps and inks!

Inky hugs!
Kelly

Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends!
 
Kelly here on the D2BA blog to share another card as the guest designer this month!

 

 Last week, I shared an arctic penguin fun card

 

 Today, we’ll head into the sunshine for some sun and sand in our flip flops!  
The beautiful stamp set that is featured on today’s card is called exactly that, Flip Flops!
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 Too fun!
 
Using my D2BA Totally Black premium die inkI stamped out the sentiment in the Flip Flops stamp set onto heavy weight white cardstock.

 

These inks stamp crisp and perfectly every.  single.  time!

 

I then stamped the adirondack chair onto textured paper to give it a wooden, weather look.  

 

Take a look at the amazing inks that Dare 2B Artzy carries – fabulous and very juicy ink pads!!

 

I ran that through the die cut machine with a sloped, stitched die, added some twine and buttons and brightly colored paper to complete the beachy look.
 
The inside carries over the same theme as the front with the flip flops and another sentiment in the set.
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This stamp set is truly wonderful ~ and one you can use over and over again for a variety of cards!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
~Kelly

Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Followers!!

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

Kelly

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Hi there!  I’m Kelly, married to my high school sweetheart, mommy to 4 fabulous kids and two hilarious dogs.  We live in tropical South Florida and I LOVE the beach!  We’re blessed to live so close to it where I can feel the crisp, salty air and the sand in my toes, collect shells and build sandcastles …. hence, the name of my blog: Sandcastlestamper

I’ve been crafting since I was a young teenager, scrapbooking and preserving our special memories.  I started card making almost full time after being invited to a home stamping party about 10 years ago and was instantly hooked.   Bright, vivid colors and lots of layers tend to catch my eye and grace many of my cards and projects.  My creative outlet is inspired mostly right here in our city, one filled with an eclectic style, a  rainbow of colors and nature to pull inspiration from – like a canvas painting come to life!

I’m very excited to be the guest Designer for Dare 2B Artzy for the month of March!  I look forward to crafting with you all!

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I know most of you had a little bit of warmer weather – and now this weekend a little more snow!

Even in March, there is snow much fun to be had ♥

One of the stamp sets I chose to work with is Penguin Fun!

For my playful artic penguin scene, I stamped out 2 of the penguins, the sled, and the Christmas tree!!  I stamped the images in Dare 2B Artzy’s Premium black ink …so crisp and clean!  While I did fussy cut my images, there is a wonderful matching die set.

I colored them with my prismacolor markers (which are alcohol dye based inks – and look at how wonderful it colored and blended!)

I added a few layers of paper for snow banks and background, a few enamel dots and propped up the penguins with 3d foam tape.

Here is Penguin Arctic Fun:
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For the inside of my card, I left the image uncolored and added another sentiment from the set.  A few more enamel dots and this penguin’s winter fun card is finished!!
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Thanks for stopping by today!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!
~Kelly

 

 

 

 

Hi Dare 2B Artzy Fans

This is my last post as a guest and I have really enjoyed creating for you! I want to thank the wonderful Dare 2B Artzy Team for giving me the opportunity to share with you!

I decided to use the adorable coffee stamp set called Perk Up to make a gift card.  I am going to put it in the mailbox for our awesome postwoman!!!

Designer steps:
Use a light brown card stock base 4 1/4 x 11 and score at 4 1/2, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2.  Use your bone folder and crease the card as shown.
Flip the card over and put a strip of strong tape as shown then press together.  This will form the card holder.
Use a die cut that is the same wideth as a gift card and make the cut through the mountain fold.
Now you are ready to decorate!  Cut 3 pieces of dark brown card stock 4 1/4 x 4 and glue one to the front of the card and 2 to the insides.
Cut 3 pieces of cream card stock 4 x 3 3/4 and stamp before you attach to the card. I used the little coffee beans and one of the great sentimens. The ink used is Memento Rich Cocoa.  Attach the two pieces inside the card then for the front run it through an embossing folder by Tim Holtz then glue to the front of the card

Cut a strip of light brown card stock 11 x 1 inches this will make a band around your gift card to keep it good and safe.   Just take your band and fit it around your card and make a tiny pencil mark as to where you will place the tape

Take a piece of cream card stock and stamp the polka dot coffee cup in black and color with copics: E23, 25, 27 – Y15, 17 – YR16, 68 – R46, 59.  Fussy cut out the cup and using a stitch die cut make a  small square.  Stamped the steam on the square and pop up the coffee cup under the steam.  Stamp the sentiment in black and glue next to the cup as shown below
I hope you enjoyed this little project!  And please make sure to stop by my blog and say hi!!
Blessings
Pam