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!


Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a CAS beach-themed card created with the amazing Flip Flops stamp set, Midnight Blue, Margarita Lime and Paradise ink, and a thin strip of the reverse side of the Chevron paper used on the inside. I LOVE a blue and green color combo!

I stamped the beach chair in the Margarita Lime ink and the sentiment in the Midnight Blue ink. I adhered the stamped panel to some fun foam for a little dimension and layered it on a blue panel which I adhered to the card base.

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Using a Spectrum Noir marker, I colored in the word “Tide” and added a few sequins matching the colors used on the inside.

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For more details and a peek at the inside, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! 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

Hi all, it’s Vicki Dutcher, from All I Do Is Stamp.  Today I am sharing a good bye card.

I have a co-worker who is leaving [so sad] to become a brand new stay home mom [so happy].  I am really going to miss this chick, and I wanted to give her a card to let her know that. 🙂

Using the Butterfly Kisses set, along with a sentiment from the Totally Tracy Spring Into Life helped me make the perfect card for her.

       

 

I used the direct to paper technique with my inks [I do love this look].  The nice solid stamped butterflies work well with it too [I think].

I think my co-worker will like this card.  It has the perfect sentiment for her for sure!  I hope you like it too!

See you next time~~

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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.
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, Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from CraftyPinkPixie.com sharing a fun birthday shaker card created with the “Happy Birthday Mini” and “Perfect Blend” stamp sets!

To create this card, I stamped the coffee cup and cupcake images with black ink and colored them with markers. To add sparkle, I used clear glitter on the frosting and cup holder.

The sentiment selected was “Birthday Wishes” and it was stamped in black on the holder. I was so excited that this stamp fits perfectly on the cup; being able to mix stamps sets allow you to create a larger variety of projects.

After coloring, I cut the images out and started to build the shaker. I used a rose gold glitter paper for the back and a brown plaid pattern paper for the frame. I thought these colors went with the coffee theme. Multi-colored sequins filled the shaker to add a festive look; I love these bright colors!

To finish the design, I attached the cute little cupcake to the card with foam tape and placed a coordinating scalloped frame around the shaker to give more shimmer. Lastly, I used a dark red card stock to create the square base.

I hope you enjoyed this fun coffee themed birthday card!

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Have a wonderful day!

Hi!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness sharing my latest card for summer, and I’m ready for some fireworks and a barbecue!

D2BA’s Pomegranate and Midnight Blue Doodles Paper made the perfect layers for this celebratory cascading card!  I stamped the banner, Pledge of Allegiance star, and sentiments using the Pomegranate ink and the Midnight Blue ink.  The banner and Pledge of Allegiance stamps are from an earlier Dare 2B Artzy stamp set called “My Hero.”  The sentiments are from the Patriotic Owl stamp set.  The owl in that set is absolutely adorable!  I need to make a card with that owl!

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The stars were cut using a star punch and then adhered to the card.  The banner with the “God Bless America” sentiment was adhered to the base using a strip of acetate.
A white square of card stock trimmed with the top strip from the patterned paper created a place to write a message to the recipient…maybe even an invitation to a holiday barbeque!

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer!  Head over to my blog for more details! Don’t forget to enter June’s Summer Card Challenge for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choosing!

We would love to see any of your creations using Dare 2B Artzy products on Instagram!  Be sure to use #dare2bartzy so we can be inspired by you!

Happy stamping!
Melody

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.

 

 

 


Hi Chris here and we have been swamped with graduations!  All three of my kids graduated! My oldest from College, my middle from Junior College and my youngest from 8th grade!  Needless to say lots of their friends graduated as well.  So…. I needed LOTS and LOTS of graduation cards! I chose a simple design that was easy to recreate!

 

Supplies needed:

Dare 2B Artzy Paisley Bliss

Dare 2B Artzy You’ve Got Mail

Dare 2B Artzy Midnight Blue Premium Ink

This card is super quick and easy and could be recreated in your graduates school colors.

Mask off location for greeting.  Stamp Paisley Bliss around card.

Remove mask and Stamp Greeting fromYou’ve Got Mail and the Card is finished!

Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

 

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
The Dare 2B Artzy Cupcake Background Die is so perfect for quick birthday cards.  Here’s how I used it:
 
 Cute huh?  I love the fun detail.  I ran it through my Big Shot twice – once in the light green and once in purple.  I then cut the cupcake base from a scrap of the blue.  I had a sheet of adhesive behind the large green die cut, so I just stuck it down on the blue, stamped the sentiment on the cupcake base and glued it down.  I took the “negative” from the purple and added some purple frosting onto my cupcake.  I added some twine and sequins along with a button – and done!
Here’s a close-up:
 
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Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen

Happy Wednesday crafty friends! Tonya here from Krafty Enchantments.  I hope you are having a great week so far. I’m back today to share another card I created using some of my favorite Dare 2B Artzy stamps.

Today’s card features the feathers from the Dare 2B Artzy Dream Catcher stamp set and the matching feather dies and the Swirls Background stamp set.

Like most of my projects I started off by playing and experimenting. This time I was playing with my Color Burst Powders. If you’re not familiar with Color Burst powders, they are concentrated micro fine water color powders and they are so much fun to play with. They are very forgiving also so if you’re intimidated by water colors, give these a try.

I used the Tangerine and Fuchsia Color Burst Powders and poofed them onto a piece of heavy cardstock. When I refer to poofing I’m talking about squeezing the bottle so that a small poof of the powder comes out onto the paper. A little goes a long way with these powders so you don’t need too much.

 

With the powder on the paper, I used a spray bottle and thoroughly covered the cardstock with the water to activate the powder and blend the colors. When I’m using these powders I find that it’s easier to put a cloth underneath in order to dab off the puddles of liquid that pool and roll off the cardstock. To set the colors you can allow the panel to dry on its own or you can use a heat gun to speed up the drying.  

At this point you can add more Color Burst to the panel if you’re not satisfied with the coverage or blending of colors. You can just keep repeating the process of powder, water and drying as long as you’ve used a heavy weight cardstock or water color paper that can handle the water.

With my panel completely dried, I added some heat embossed swirls using the Swirls background stamp and some Carnelian orange embossing powder to give it a tone on tone look. I really love this Swirls background stamp and I think it looks amazing with this tone on tone effect. I die cut the whole piece with a larger rectangle die with rounded edges.

For my base panel, I stamped the various feathers onto the outside edge of a dark blue piece of a scalloped die cut cardstock using some Ranger Perfect Medium and then brushed on some Perfect Pearls Powders. The colors of Perfect Pearls that I used were Turquoise, Sour Apple and Forever Violet.  The powders really pop against the dark cardstock. I love the shimmer against the blue background.

However, Perfect Pearls are not smudge proof so I used some Krylon Spray Fixative and sprayed a coat over the entire panel to set the Perfect Pearls. I set the piece aside to dry for about 15 minutes.

I added my sentiment using some Sapphire blue embossing powder on a piece of white cardstock and die cut it with another one of my funky rounded square dies.

I wanted bring of bit of the background to the foreground of my card. I used some dark cardstock and stamped one of the feathers from the Dream Catcher stamp set with the Perfect Medium again and added some Perfect Pearls to it and die cut it out using the matching Dare 2B Artzy feather dies. I added some spray fixative to it to set the Perfect Pearls.

After the fixative was dry, I was ready to assemble the card. I added dimensional foam to all 3 layers and adhered them to each other on top of a white cardstock card base. I added the die cut feather to the edge of my sentiment.

Of course I had to add some bling to the card so I added some iridescent sequins to the card front. I was excited to use a new tool to aid in picking up the pesky sequins that I always seem to drop and get everywhere. The tool is called a Jewel Picker from Marvy and it works great for picking up sequins and small embellishments as it has a sticky rubber-like end on both sides that picks them up very easily!

 

I love how this card turned out. The bright colors and the shimmer from the Perfect Pearls makes my day.  I hope that it brightens your day as well and that you’re inspired to try out some different products or techniques on your next Dare 2B Artzy project.

Check out the Dare 2B Artzy store for these stamp sets and many others for all your crafting needs. Also, don’t forget that we have a new challenge that started this last weekend. It’s a summer theme so be sure to submit a fun summer themed project and you could win a stamp and ink pad of your choice from Dare 2B Artzy! Details are on the Dare 2B Artzy blog here.