Hello Dare 2B Artzy Fans! Michelle Houghton here from Scrapweaver.com to share a fun project with you.

I am thrilled to be joining the Dare 2B Artzy Design Team for the next several months and look forward to sharing lots of Dare 2B Artzy goodness.

This week I wanted to start simple and get my toes wet so I picked this awesome stamp set, “Best Day Ever“, and colored it up with my Copics to match these gorgeous papers from the Dare 2B Artzy “Artzy Doodles” collection.

Here is a closer peek!

If you would like to see a few more details about how I created this card skip over to my blog and check out the details, at scrapweaver.com

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Have a Happy Colorful Day!

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!






Good Morning Dare 2B Artzy Friends!

I am Pam MacKay from Stamperatheart.  This is my first post as a new design team member and I am thrilled to be joining this team of wonderful ladies!  The stamps, papers and dies are fantastic and so much fun to work with! This card has some fun folds and secret message!

Design steps:

1.  Begin with an 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of navy card stock and score at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2.  Cut the flap off at the 2 3/4 score line.

 2.  For the inside large flap cut a piece of white card stock 5 1/4 x 4 and glue down.  Then cut a piece of Dare 2B Artzy designer paper 5 x 3 3/4 and glue to the white card stock

 3. Now for the secret flap. Cut a strip of navy card stock 2 3/4 x 8 1/2 and score at 4 1/4.  Fold in half. Cut a piece of red card stock 4 x 2 1/2 and a piece of Dare 2B Artzy designer paper 3 3/4 x 2 1/4.  Fold the navy strip vertically along the score line and glue the red to the front and then the DP to the red.

 4.  Close the main body of the card along the score line and run tape on the flap as shown.  Then glue the small card to the flap

 5.  To decorate the front of the card use the Dare 2B Artzy designer paper cut out 2 flowers and 2 leaves.

 6.   Cut a piece of navy 4 x 2 1/2 then emboss a piece of pink 3 3/4 x 2 1/4. Glue the piece together and add the flowers

 7.  Glue the panel to the front flap directly over the navy DP

 8.  Add your sentiment by stamping in navy and making off the part that says unto the Lord

 9. Layer the sentiment onto navy card stock and attach to card as shown

10.  Open up the front flap and cut a piece of red card stock 4 x 2 glue inside flap

11. Stamp the remaining part of the verse unto the Lord on white and then layer onto navy and glue inside flap adding another flower from the Dare 2B Artzy designer paper

 12.  On the inside of the main body of the card add a piece of with card stock 4 x 2 to write your message and name

13.  Add a few sparkle sequins to finish off your project!

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I hope you give this card a try!  It is sure to delight the person who receives it! And thanks for stopping by!



Welcome Dare 2B Atrzy fans!!

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

Today I am featuring the awesome Mailbox Gift Card Holder Die!

Isn’t the mailbox just too sweet?  So many fun possibilities!!

You can put a giftcard inside like I did…

Or you could even put a little note!

I also used the You’ve Got Mail stamp set for my ‘A Gift For You’ sentiment!

I used pattern paper from the Fields Of Joy Collection to create this fun card!

You have a few days to join in our Bright Colors Challenge!!

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Have an ARTZY day! 



Hi all, Vicki here.  Today I used layers of stamping, along with making a shaker birthday card.

I started with a card panel and sponged on color.  I then used a couple of images and stamped with different color ink for a fun layered panel.

I used the following sets:


Butterfly Kisses                           Love is in the Air                Texture                                          Bright Birthday

Once that was done, I cut out a scalloped circle, made it a “shaker circle”, and adhered onto the card panel.

I stamped and fussy cut the candle and finally, using a piece of designer paper. I finished off the card.  Once again, this card qualifies for our monthly challenge; bright colors.  Have you played along?

See you next month~

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!

Hello!  It’s Melody, and I’m not talking about snow!

It is so hot here in Ohio that stepping outside just takes your breath away!

I am cooling down by thinking about Christmas…check out my Dare 2B Artzy Triple Tier Slider Card!

This fun card was made with Dare 2B Artzy’s Family Stockings with Die set!

You can download all of the directions here – Legacy Paper Arts Class Christmas in July 2017!

The tiers all close into the base making this card very easy to mail!

The Dare 2B Artzy Premium Inks coordinate beautifully with the Winter Plaid paper.

I hope you are staying comfortable wherever you are!

Happy stamping!

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a fun flower sandal using three papers from the Fields of Joy Collection Paper Pack – Orange Plaid, Hoot Hoot and Owls & Flowers. This is my last post for the Dare 2B Artzy design team and I thank these ladies for this amazing opportunity – I’ve had a great time! I’ll be back in a few months as a guestie!

Cindy, owner of Dare 2B Artzy, asked me to create a sandal for her to take to craft shows for display, and this adorable sandal is what I came up with. I created a flip flop template several years ago that I use to make the flip flops and other sandals in my paper shoe collection which you can find HERE if you’re interested in looking. This sandal has a heel, however, and the others do not (template has no heel) but I will soon update my template to include the optional heel.

Hard to believe there is no stamping on this project. Just gorgeous paper. I targeted a pink and red flower and cut out several of them to layer the different pieces. I added some clear Morning Dew Crystal Drops to the largest pink layer and several tiny silver seed beads (adhered with the Crystal Drops) to the center of the flower for a ‘jeweled’ effect.

For more details and additional photos, 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!

Scrappy hugs,

Hi everyone! Tonya here from Krafty Enchantments.com  I hope you are having a wonderful summer so far and that you’re finding ways to stay cool! I am not a summer person at all. I am good for about a week of 90+ temps and then beyond that I am ready for fall/winter again. It has been hot, hot, hot here in Colorado with temperatures in the 90 degrees the past few weeks which has me daydreaming about fall and cooler weather.

I am back today to share a fun Dare 2B Artzy card to today that will have you thinking about the tropics, at least it did me.

I started off by coloring the gorgeous flower from the new Wishing Happiness stamp set. This set has some beautiful, larger flowers which are great for coloring and showcasing all kinds of techniques. For my flower, I stamped it with some Dare to Be Artzy Totally Black ink and colored it with my Copic Markers. With our July challenge in mind I decided to color it with some bright yellow-greens, turquoise and pink colors. I love that with the larger flowers like this you can really get some good depth and detail in your coloring regardless of whether you are using your favorite alcohol markers or your colored pencils.

Once I’d finished coloring my flower, I was able to fussy cut it out and set it aside. Next, I stamped and colored two sets of the leaves from the Wishing Happiness stamp set. Again, I colored with my Copic markers choosing some complimentary bright colors and not the traditional colors of leaves. Who says leaves can’t be turquois and orangey-yellow right? Once I’d finished coloring them I fussy cut them out as well.

Once all of my images were colored, I was ready to move on to creating a background. I’d recently picked up a fun frame die from Reverse Confetti called Hello Square. It caught my eye because the sentiment was attached to the fun frame. The frame measures about 4 ¼ x 4 ¼.  I decided to use this die to cut a piece of my Dare 2B Artzy cardstock from the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack. This paper is a gorgeous shade of teal-green which really complimented my colored images. I used the die to cut two of the frames; one from the Artzy Doodles paper and one from a piece of 80 lb white cardstock. I was excited that the polka dot edge of the Artzy Doodles paper lined up perfectly so I was able to incorporate that little polka dot border into the card design. I like the touch of variety it gives.

I wanted the hello from the die cut frame to stand out. To do that, I used a T-ruler to draw a faint pencil line along the bottom of the hello sentiment on the frame so that it would have a straight edge. I was then able to use my scissors to cut the hello off the frame. I was then able to take that hello and glue it on top of my frame that I cut from the Artzy Doodles paper.  The white hello that I’d removed from the frame worked out beautifully once I’d glued it over the attached hello cut from the Artzy Doodles paper. It is hard to tell that it was even from a separate die cut. Once the glue had dried, I used some clear Wink of Stella glitter pen over the white letters for some shimmer.

Finally, I was able to pull out my Distress Oxide inks to get inky and create a beautiful backdrop for my Dare 2B Artzy flower and the frame. I die cut a piece of 80 lb white cardstock from a square die that measured about 4 ¾ x 4 ¾.  Once cut, I used my ink blending took to sponge on and blend; Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers, onto the white cardstock. I started with the Fossilized Amber and moved my way through the colors until I had a smooth transition of color. I did go back over the Amber and Marmalade a bit more to deepen the colors. Once I was finished, I spritzed some water into my hand and flicked and dropped it onto my background to activate the ink/water magic. It created some great water drops on the background which gave it some added interest. I set it aside to let the water drops dry completely before assembling my card.

My card base measured 5 x 10 and was scored at the middle point to create a top folding card base. Once my background was dry, I added some dimensional foam to my distress ink blended square. Next, I used some 1/8 inch adhesive tape on the back of the frame and on the hello letters to make sure it would adhere to my background. The adhesive tape worked better because the sections of the frame were too narrow for any kind of glue runner and I didn’t want to have liquid glue everywhere.  I left the top portion of the H without any adhesive tape on it so that I would be able to slide my flower in underneath the sentiment.

Once I had removed all the backing from the adhesive tape, I positioned my frame over the background and made sure it was straight before pressing it down onto the background layer.  Next, with a small amount of Ranger glossy Accents added to the back of the flower and leaves; I slid my flower in under the H in hello and over the upper right corner of the frame and then tucked one set of my colored leaves behind the flower. I decided to only use one set of leaves as I felt that two would have been too much.

Finally, I added some iridescent sequins to the front of the card for some extra sparkle. I love how they reflect the many different colors on my card. I think the iridescent sequins are my new favorites.

I think with all the wonderful bright colors and the gorgeous Dare 2B Artzy flower from the Wishing Happiness my card certainly fits the July Challenge, but it turned out to have a bit of a tropical feel as well which I really love.

Don’t forget that there are a few more days left in the July Challenge so you still have some time to create something bright and submit it for your chance to win a Dare 2B Artzy stamp and Ink pad of your choice. You could even grab the stamp set I have used today and create your own tropical themed card. I’ve added a link here so you can check out all the details of the challenge: Dare 2B Artzy Challenge Bright Colors July 2017.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and it’s inspired you to do something Artzy today!

Have a great 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!

Check out all D2BA’s products here! Don’t forget about the newest D2BA Challenge. The current challenge is always posted in the sidebar to the right at the top.

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

Creatively Yours, Janette