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Hi Chris here and I am excited to share this bright and cheery card I created with D2BA Find Your Purpose Stamps and D2BA Bright Birthday Stamps. 

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To recreate this card, Stamp flowers from Find your Purpose Stamp set with D2BA Wild Orchid premium ink. Color flowers with markers of your choice (I used watercolor markers).  Stamp birthday sentiment, Matte your stamped images on coordinating cardstock and adhere to card base. Add doodled dots around images.  Finish off card with coordinating bow and flowers.

I hope you are inspired to get stamping!  Be sure to check out Dare 2 B Artzy’s store for more amazing products.

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Christmas is ONLY about 4-1/2 months away!  Crazy, huh?  Have you started making cards yet?  If not, check out the Seasonal Stamps at Dare 2B Artzy.  I’m sure you will LoVe them!  I used the Penguin Fun set for today’s card:
 This simple card was so easy to make.  I added a little color with my Copic markers and framed up the image with some die cuts and added a wide lace and some sequence.  This would be an easy and fun card to make multiples of.  Since I send out over 100 cards annually, multiples are good!
Here’s a close-up of that adorable penguin showing the simple dimension I added with a little pop tape:
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Hi Chris here and today I am excited to share this cheery card I created using the Raggity Rabbit Stamp set.


I love using seasonal stamps throughout the whole year to get the most out of my stamps.   To create this card start by placing a piece of D2BA Fields of Joy Flower Power paper onto your card base.

Stamp the rabbit and basket with D2BA Totally Black Premium Ink.  Color the images with your favorite markers.  (I choose Chameleon Markers in NV4 BR2, RD3, GR3, YL2, PK3, and DR3).  Matte your colored image onto red cardstock. Place stamped image over let side of card.

Stamp your sentiment and mat onto blue cardstock and adhere to right side of card to finish off card.

I hope you enjoyed this bright and cheery card!




Hi everyone, Tonya here from How is your Wednesday going? I am so glad we are at the mid-way point of this week as it has been a long one already! I have the weekend in my sights. I am happy to be here to share a fun card featuring the new Dare 2B Artzy Playful Posies.

These stamps are so fun because they have the wonderful solid flower and then the outline of the flower. You can really play with the arrangement and layering of these flowers and come up with a multitude of different ways to use them. I love stamp sets that offer that kind of variety because you always feel like they are a good value for your hard earned crafting dollar.

Today, I am going to showcase one way to use these awesome stamps.

I had heard and seen other crafters use their Distress Oxide inks on dark colored cardstock so I decided to try it for myself.

I cut a piece of cardstock to 6 x 8 inches so that it would fit inside my MISTI. Next I gathered the Playful Posies solid flower silhouettes from the set and began playing with arranging them onto my cardstock. Once I was satisfied with the placement, I grabbed several of my Distress Oxide inks and began inking up the flowers with some random colors. I am unsure if it was the brand of cardstock I was using, but I had a bit of a tough time getting a clean image to ink up with the oxides. I had to stamp each of the flowers 3-4 times to get a clean impression. Ultimately they ended up looking OK, but I am thankful for my MISTI because stamping multiple times with a stamp block is a bit more difficult.

I continued stamping and changing up colors for different flowers to get some variation of colors for my background.

To fill in some of the gaps, I used the smallest solid pieces and stamped them randomly to fill in some of the larger empty spaces between the flowers.

Once I was satisfied with the background, I zapped the background with my heat gun to speed along the drying of the distress inks. I wanted to make sure I didn’t have any areas of wet ink when I used my EK Success anti-static tool, otherwise I’d risk smearing the ink.

Once the background flowers dried, they really took on that look of chalk on a blackboard which looks really cool on the black cardstock.

Next, I ran my anti-static powder over the entire background. Finally, I stamped the outline flowers from the Playful Posies set with some Versamark ink and sprinkled with some super fine detail white embossing powder. I considered using some different embossing powders for my flower outlines, but was not sure how well they’d show against the black background. I may have to experiment with that in the future.

With my background complete, I was able to use a scalloped rectangle that was 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 and die cut it. I cut a second rectangle that was 5 ½ x 4 3/8 to use as my main layer on the card.

I cut two sizes of the wide fishtail flags, one from some of the same dark blue cardstock as my background and one from some white. On the white fishtail flag, I stamped and embossed the To a Special Friend message from the Dare 2B Artsy Flowers for Mom stamp set. I sprinkled it with some violet embossing powder and heat set it. It matched the purple in my flowers really well. I added a bit of clear Wink of Stella pen to the outer edges of my flags for just a hint if sparkle.

Finally I was ready to assemble all of my layers using some dimensional foam between each layer.

I used a white Jelly Roll pen to add some white dots to some of my filler images to give them a bit of detail.

Next, I was able to add some silver embellishment gems to the center of my flowers using a bit of sheer glue.

I love how the card turned out and the little silver gems add some dimension a bit of pop to the flowers.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my take on the Dare 2B Artzy Playful Posies. There are endless possibilities with these stamps and I am really looking forward to playing with them some more in my upcoming posts.

Check out the Dare 2B Artzy store for these new release stamps and so many others including dies, paper and inks.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!






Hi, Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from sharing a new thank-you easel card!

The base was created with navy blue cardstock and layered with white textured paper and cool plaid D2BA pattern paper. I love the colors in this plaid print!

The sentiment was cut with the new “Thanks” layer die set; the word was so easy to cut out and I like that the shadow is optional!

When you open the card, a sweet message is revealed. I selected “You are simply Wonderful” from the Blissful Blooms set and stamped it in orange. I wanted a bright color and the orange pops against the white.

Lastly, I embellished with flowers from the Wishing Happiness stamp set. They were colored with markers in red, dark orange, and blue to match the plaid paper. I also layered clear glitter on top to add tons of sparkle! This card is so cheerful and is a perfect way say thank-you to someone special!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Good Monday to you, Dare 2B Atrzy friends!!

Janette here sharing with you a card featuring Butterfly Inspiration, Playful Posies Layered and Textures!

Today’s featured medium is colored pencils, and technique is creating depth using black. Don’t be afraid to venture to the dark side! A guide to complete this card is included here, but I’ve also created a YouTube tutorial that you can find near the bottom of this post.

I began by stamping the butterfly and greenery in D2BA Totally Black ink and then used Prismacolor Premier pencils in a few olive-y shades of green, plus a turqouise and a black for the leaves. Begin with the darkest green and flick with a light hand toward the outer area of the leaf. I prefer to flick away from myself, turning the piece often. It is the same motion I use with Copic markers. With each lighter color extend the color a bit further than the last. Plan to leave a touch of a white highlight at the outer edge. Then, as the final color, go back in with black, just near the stem to achieve that deep rich depth. The contrast of the black recesses the inside of the leaf where the white on the outer edge appears to bring that side forward.

The same technique is used on the butterfly. I’ve gone from red hues to yellow, while still leaving the white highlight along the edge. I’ve used a white blender pencil to get the glow in the red outer area of the wings.

I’ve used the D2BA Textures stamp set to create gold tinsel embossing in the background, a touch of stripe and added a few clear sequins for sparkle.

This was such a fun card. Catch the YouTube video tutorial below for a more in depth look and how to. You can do this!

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Thanks for popping in and I hope you pop back in soon for more amazing inspiration!

Creatively Yours, Janette

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
I love to color.  I really love to color the FuN images from Dare 2B Artzy, like the flowers in the Flowers for Mom stamp set.
 I colored this flower with Copic markers:  R32, R35, R37, YR12, YR14, YR16, YG00, YG03, YG06, G40, G43, G46, B12, B14, B16, RV52, RV55, C1 and C3.  Lots of Copics; lots of fun!  Here’s a close up showing the detail in this beautiful flower:
The sentiment is a die from Dare 2B Artzy, called Love You Layer Die.  The background paper is from the Fields of Joy collection.  I finished off the card with some white pearls.
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Greetings!  Chris here and today I am sharing this card I created  with Dare 2 B Artzy Stamps.  I created this card for someone who needed to be reminded that they were not alone!   The card was supper quick  to create!  Just stamp and color!

I started by stamping the Happiness Blooms in the bottom left and upper right corners with my Totally Black Ink form Dare 2 B Artzy!  I then stamped my greeting from the Prayers for You stamp set.

I then colored my images!  Simple and ready to be mailed off in no time!  Hope you are inspired to get stamping!



Greetings Chris here and today I am excited to share this adorable “manly” card I created for Dare 2B Arzty! I just LOVE that old fisherman!  He reminds me of my grandpa!

Supplies Needed:

Dare 2 B Artzy Gone Fishin Stamp Set

Dare 2 B Artzy Modern Bliss Paper

Archival Ink

Watercolor Markers

Cardstock and Card Base

Start by stamping the fisherman onto white cardstock

Color fisherman with watercolor markers.

Add Modern Bliss papers to card base.

Matte colored image onto coordinating Cardstock and add to card. I doodled some dots along the white space above and below the stamped image to finish off the card!



Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Today, I am posting a card that was SO much FuN to make.   I’m going through a bit of personal issues here lately and decided to make a card just for me.  I’m going to keep this card on my desk…
 Isn’t it pretty?  And the reminder to “Let it go” will be good for me.  The flower and sentiment are from the Dare 2B Artzy, Let It Go Stampset and are stamped with Totally Black ink (great for Copic or watercolor techniques).  To create this card, I smeared distress oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Iced Spruce onto my craft mat, added some water, and ran the watercolor cardstock through.  Then I put Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint on my craft mat and watercolored in the flower and leaves.  I took what was left on my craft sheet and flicked the paintbrush to get some splatters.  I also added some polka dots to the flower with a Kiririna Wink pen.  To embellish, I framed it on teal cardstock with a pink border die cut (with small pearls) and added some washi tape.
Here’s a close-up of that pretty flower:
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Craftily yours,