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Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
I’ve been on a kick lately of using stamps in non-traditional ways.  That’s what I did for my card today.  I used the Be There or Be Square stamps for this Christmas Card.
 
I used Copic YG61 and YG63 for the leaves, colored the flowers with R24, R27 and R29, and filled in the background with B00.  I stamped the flower square twice, and then fussy cut the three flowers to use as embellishments.  The “blank” square was perfect for the sentiment that I got from the Penguin Fun stamps.  The paper is from the Holly Days Paper Collection.
Here’s a close-up of those FuN flowers.  As you can see, I curled the edges a bit with my finger.
 
Love it!  Have you “liked” us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There’s all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA’s products here!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen
Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Today, I decided to do something with the super fun Hoot Hoot Owl stamps and their coordinating dies.  I used one of my favorite paper lines, Artzy Doodles Variety Pack.  This collection is a must-have!  It’s so versatile for year-round crafting.  Here’s what I made:
I colored this CuTe owl with the following Copic markers:  E41, E42, E43, R27, R29, B93, B95, YR14 and YR16.  I kept it clean and simple with an Artzy Doodles background, a circle that was embossed and a sentiment.
The dies cut so close that it almost looks like fussy cutting!  Here’s a close-up
 
Love it!  Have you “liked” us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There’s all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA’s products here!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen
Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
I love Christmas!  I love making Christmas cards!  Have you seen the lovely stamps and papers in the Dare 2B Artzy store to get you ready for Christmas crafting??!  There are some lovelies, like the Poinsettia Tangle Stamps!  And NOW, there are Poinsettia dies to match! Here’s what I did with them:
 
It’s a beautiful stamp!  I colored it with Copic markers:  Y15, Y18, B12, B14, B16, R81, R83 and R85.  I added a sentiment from the stamp set.
Here’s a close-up of that adorable penguin showing the simple dimension I added with a little pop tape:
Finally, have you “liked” us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There’s all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA’s products here!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen

Hello Stamping Friends!!

We have some exciting news to share with you today!!

If you haven’t already noticed, we have a few new die sets available in the store!!!

You can find them all in our What’s New section, here!!


First we’ve added the Happiness Flower Die set, to coordinate with the recently released Wishing Happiness stamp set!!

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We’ve also added the lovely Joyful Butterfly Die set, which coordinates with the Butterfly Inspiration stamp set!

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Last year we released the beautiful Poinsettia Tangle stamp set and decided it would be fun to have a coordinating Poinsettia Die set to go along with it!!

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While talking about Christmas, we’ll share the fun new Merry Christmas Layer Die!!

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This fun die set includes a cute light bulb!!

Halloween is right around the corner!  Last year we released the popular Good Witch Shoes stamp set and have decided to release the coordinating Witches Shoe Die this year!!

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We’ve also released another cute Halloween die set called Spiderweb!!

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So many fun new dies!!!

Happy shopping!!


Have an Artzy Day!!

Happy Sunday Evening Friends!!

Thank you to all those who hopped along with us this weekend!!

 Our Artzy Designer’s created some fabulous projects using some of our lovely floral stamp sets!!

We hope you were inspired by them!!


We have a WINNER to announce from our blog hop!!

CONGRATS….

Joan VanCourt

Have fun shopping on our website; select ONE stamp set and ONE D2BA Ink Pad!
Just send your address and selection to info@dare2bartzy.com by the end of the month.
Include “Blog Hop Winner” in the subject line so we don’t miss it!

Check out all of our products here!

Have an Artzy Day!!

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:
 
Finally, have you “liked” us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There’s all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA’s products here!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen

Hi Chris here and today I am excited to share this cheery card I created using the Raggity Rabbit Stamp set.

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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 KraftyEnchantments.com. 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!

 

Hugs,

Tonya

 

 

Hi, Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from CraftyPinkPixie.com 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!