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


Hi everyone! Leslie here to share my final Dare2BArtzy GD inspiration project for the month with you today, a Christmas card using the You’ve Got Mail stamp set, Mailbox Gift Card Holder die and Winter Plaid paper. I’ve had a great time guest designing this month along side the D2BA DT and providing you inspiration! Thank you, ladies!

Okay, since my three previous GD projects this month have all been clean and simple, I created something with lots of distressing and tons of layers… my kind of card, lol! Can’t tell you how much fun this was! I created a card base slightly larger than A2 size (to accommodate the mail box die cut) and distressed the edges. I layered a distressed piece of the Winter Plaid paper on green cardstock, added a piece of crocheted lace and a scalloped border across the bottom, then adhered the entire panel to the card base.

I created the mail box using the die, stamped the sentiment on it, distressed it a bit, and added the flag with a tiny brad. Then I created a tiny envelope with a red heart closure (dies also in the mailbox die set), distressed it and adhered it in the mailbox. I went through my Tim Holtz Idea-ology Festive Ephemera Pack and picked out several pieces to use on this card, and distressed them all. I added a couple poinsettias from the pack to the upper left corner and proceeded to ‘stuff’ the mailbox full of all kinds of fun goodies! The finishing touch was a simple bow on the mail box.

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!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

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 friendship card using the Perfect Blend stamp set Coffee Cup die, scraps from several papers from the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack and Totally Black ink. I’m absolutely loving this October guest designer gig and playing with more D2BA stamps!

I know I said the card I created for my last post was one of the most fun cards I’ve made in a while, but this one runs a close second. Super fun and super easy! And yep, you guessed it… another clean and simple creation! I shied away from them for so long, now I can’t get enough of them, lol! I stuck with the October challenge theme of Fall Colors and used Halloween colors of black, orange, purple and green! I prepared the card base and rounded the lower right corner. I cut a strip of white cardstock and rounded the two right-hand corners, then layered it on green cardstock and adhered it to the card base for a little interest.

I stamped the coffee cup three times on a small piece of cardstock and cut each one with the coffee cup die. I stamped the coffee cup again on small scraps from three of the papers in the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack, making sure to get the cup wrapper centered on the scrap. I fussy cut each cup wrapper and adhered them to the white die cut coffee cups. I stamped a sentiment on one of them, then adhered them with foam pads to the front. I finished the card with dots of English Mustard Crystal Drops and a few Pewter sequins.

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,
Leslie

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,
Leslie

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,
Leslie

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