Happy Friday D2BA Friends!

Have you seen the NEW Stencils in the store?!?!

We are so excited about them!!  The Artzy Design Team has been having a lot of fun using them, stay tuned for projects from them!!

But for now, here are the new stencils:

Swirl Stencil

Wild Flower Stencil

Flower Corner Stencil

Wacky Boxes Stencil

Aren’t they fun!!??

Have a wonderful Friday!!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Have you SEEN the new alpaca stamps from Dare 2B Artzy??!  They are ADORABLE!  The alpaca I used for my card today is from the Spit Happens set!  The sentiment comes from the other alpaca set called, Alpaca Cake.
So cute!  I used Copic marker colors:  G40, G43, RV53, RV55, BG53, BG57, W0, W2, W3, E31, E33, and Y26.  The presents and cacti are also in the Spit Happens set.  So love this set!  The background and shading on the sun and sand is done with Distress Inks.  Here’s a close-up.
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,

Hi there & happy Wednesday! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments. I’m back on today with a card featuring one of the gorgeous new stamp sets from Dare 2B Artzy called Blossom.

I knew when I saw this set that I wanted to create some gorgeous purple and blue flowers and use them to frame the sentiment.

To start my card, I stamped the flowers onto a Post-it note and fussy cut it to create my mask.

Next, I cut a piece of Arches Cold Press water color paper so that it was a bit larger than an A2 size card. I positioned the water color card stock into my MISTI and held it in place firmly with my bar magnets. I positioned the stamp starting in the corner of the paper and then inked it and stamped it so that just the blossoms would be showing. Since it was water color paper, I had to stamp in a couple times. The MISTI is perfect for stamping multiple times.

Once the flowers were stamped once, I placed the mask over top of the image I just stamped. I cleaned my stamp off using a baby wipe and repositioned it so that it would stamp in the center and overlap the previous stamped image a bit. Once I had the stamp positioned where I wanted it I re-inked with the Versafine and stamped it again. I repeated this process until I had the top and the bottom of the paper stamped with my floral images.

With my images stamped, I was finally ready to color. The card really only used 4 colors of Zig Clean Color Brush pens; Deep Violet, Light Blue for the flowers and Marine Green and Light Green for the leaves.  I colored the flowers first by brushing on a small amount of the purple and then using a water brush, I moved the color around. Once the purple was dry I was able to add the light blue to the flower edges and then add some water to blend the two colors a bit. I did the same with the leaves, using the Marine Green first and then added in a touch of the Light Green and blended the two with my water brush again.

Once all of the flowers and leaves were colored and had dried completely, I went back in with some Chameleon and Soucolor colored pencils and added a bit more detail to the flowers. This also helped to smooth out the blending of the water colors. I also added some yellow centers on the flowers with a colored pencil. It was such a tiny area, it was easier to add this detail with a colored pencil.

The sentiment was stamped with some Versamark and heat embossed with some light blue embossing powder.

I went back in and added some clear sparkle to all of the flowers with a Spectrum Noir clear brush pen. It is so sparkly and stunning in person. I don’t think the camera quite captures the sparkle.

I popped my panel up with some dimensional foam onto a piece of holographic cardstock. This just added a bit of shine around the edges of the floral piece and helps make the colors pop.

For a bit more sparkle, I added some iridescent sequins to the card front.

My finished card size was an A2.

I’m over the moon with how this card turned out. I love the flowers from the Blossom stamp set framing the wonderful sentiment and the vibrant colors are so pretty. It’s a card that will certainly brighten someone’s day!

The Blossom stamp set is new and now available in the Dare 2B Artzy store. You can find all of the new stamps under the “What’s New” section of the store. The coordinating die set for this stamp will be available in March. Be sure to check out the new paper packs as well. The papers are so gorgeous! I know I have a bad case of “want it all fever”!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card!




Hello Dare 2B Artzy Friends

It is Pam M. sharing with you today!  The card I designed for you is using two of our new release stamps sets and one of the new release stencils!  I don’t know about you but I love creating my own background using stencils!  The release this month includes a number of stencils so make sure to check it out!

Designer Steps:

  1. Use an A2 white card base and cut a slightly smaller piece of black card stock.
  2. Cut a piece of white card stock 4 x 5 1/4 using the Corner Flower stencil position it onto the left portion of the white piece and sponge on yellow and orange inks making sure not to cover the entire piece
  3. Cut out a 2 3/4 black circle and a 2 1/4 white circle and glue to the white stenciled piece as shown
  4. Stamp the sentiment using the Blossom set then glue to the black card stock.  Add the ribbon then glue to the white card base
  5. Stamp the vase and the flowers using the Refresh the Soul set and color with copic makers.  Use the coordinating dies to cut them out
  6. Pop dot the vase and flowers to the white circle as shown

Dare 2B Artzy Products


I hope you take a look at all the new release items in our store!  I am sure your are going to love everything!



 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our February Challenge?

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out all our new products HERE!!


Before we can get to the new challenge, we have our January Challenge WINNER!!

#21 Karen Ladd

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 “CHALLENGE Winner” in the subject so we don’t miss it.

Be sure to join in the fun for your chance at winning some great stamps!!


Our February Challenge is….


Let’s see all your lovely projects inspired by love!!

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:






Hope you have enjoyed our projects from our lovely designers!!  They’re so talented!!

Now it’s your turn!!  We’d LOVE to see what you create!!


Some Challenge Rules:

– Our challenges are open to everyone; those entries featuring a Dare 2B Artzy image will get a second entry into the drawing! *Add D2BA to your entry title so we know you get a 2nd entry!

– Your submission must be NEW, no back linking projects.

– You must add a link to our blog in your post or mention us in your gallery.

– Leave a link to your actual blog post.

– You may enter each challenge ONLY 3 times.

We reserve the right to remove any submissions that do not follow the rules.

– Please turn off word verification so we can leave comments on your challenge entry!

 Most importantly….HAVE FUN!


Be sure to check out all D2BA’s products here!

Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!

Welcome D2BA fans! Michelle Houghton from www.scrapweaver here to share a little new flower inspiration. And just in time! I know I am ready for winter to let go of the weather. (I know we are in the midst of it and have a ways to go, but there is nothing like a little hope!) I created a simple card with Copic coloring and a background that I shared a few weeks ago using one of the new D2BA stencils.

Before I show you the art, don’s forget to check in this weekend for the new monthly challenge! You will get a lot of inspiration from the team and a wonderful chance to win some gorgeous D2BA goodies!

Here is a close up of the coloring on the flower frame the Blossom stamp set.

And here is a shot of the full card:

As always I keep it simple. The background I created a few weeks ago was just perfect!

If you need any of the details on the coloring or the background just stop by blog and read all about them. www.scrapweaver.com

The wonderful product I used for this card will all soon be in the Dare 2B Artzy store so make sure to check back often! And watch for the Wacky Boxes Stencil and the Blossoms Stamp set.

Welcome Dare 2B Atrzy fans!!

Kendra here from Luv 2 Scrap N Make Cards to share a card with you!!

Please, don’t think I’m crazy, but I’m sharing a Christmas card!!!  I’m not sure why, but I actually did not get tired of making Christmas cards last year and have all kinds of ideas running through my head yet!

You can never have enough Christmas cards, so why not start already for this year!!

I used the fun newly released Holiday Magic stamp set!!

I stamped the poinsettia’s with VeraMark ink and then embossed with Gold Embossing Powder!!   Love how elegant they look!!  I then used my watercolors to color them!!

I used a piece of Winter Plaid in the background, I absolutely LOVE this sheet of pattern paper!!

The lovely ‘Wishing you Joy in every Merry Moment’ sentiment is also from the Holiday Magic stamp set!!

I hope I’ve inspired you to start creating some holiday cards for this year!! 🙂

Check out all D2BA’s products here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration!

Have an ARTZY day! 



Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Friends!!

We have one last post from Guest Designer Theresa!

We’ve really enjoyed having her GDT with us this month!!  THANKS!!!


Hello & Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!
I’m back as Guest Designer for
Dare 2B Artzy during the month of January!

This is my Last Post (inserting SAD FACE)
 I have totally enjoyed my time here and can’t THANK
Everyone at Dare 2B Artzy Enough for having me
be apart of their team this month!!
Now, Let’s see what I made this week —
Isn’t this just the Cutest??? OMGOSH! I LOVE this
I started out by using some 110lb White Cardstock – then I Die cut a piece
of Neenah Silver Metallic Cardstock with a Postage Frame Die
I found some Stitched Slope dies in my stash & die cut them out
to create 3 different layers — Then I pulled out a Background design 
I made using the Baby Wipe Method –
I adhered the white snow slopes to my Background design
then I used a Rectangle Stitched die to trim it down
the final size was 3 1/4 x 4 1/2
Here’s a close-up, so you can see this sweet Penguin riding on his sled
and I think the sentiment says it all! He looks like he’s just having a ball!!
I stamped all the images on some KOH-I-NOOR Bristol
Smooth White Watercolor paper – Then colored them
with my Zig Real Brush Pens – I added some Clear
Wink of Stella to the Hat & Scarf 
I adhered the Sled to the slope and then used some
Dimension to POP up my Penguin over the sled —
The Sentiment was made by using 2 circle dies
to help give it that curved look – then I just
fishtailed the ends to give it a banner design —
I popped the sentiment up as well and now
my card is ready to mail off!
Thanks so much for joining me this month!
Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
I’m SO excited about the new releases from Dare 2B Artzy.  I love to color, and I’m so stoked about some of the new flower sets that are coming out.  They are just BEE-utiful!  And that happens to be the name of the set I used to create this!

 Isn’t that a gorgeous stamp?!?  I used the following Copic markers to color:
BG02, BG05, BG07, G40, G43, YG03, YG06, B93, B95, Y23, Y26, C1
The patterned paper is from the Modern Bliss Collection.
Here’s a close-up:
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,

Hi all, Vicki here today with a fun birthday card using a few of the new products arriving in February, and this whole month, the D2BA Team has been sharing sneak peeks of the new release.  There are some really fun sets, dies, and amazing papers coming soon!

Where to start…. the fabulous paper? the awesome cursive font of the die? or the fun balloons?  I love all of the products on my card!  That said, I have to say the font of the die is my favorite!  It’s just beautiful, and I will be using it a lot on future cards I have no doubt! 🙂

Like I said, this is a sneak peek — look for all the new products in February!

Thanks for stopping by~