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

Janette here sharing with you two fun birthday balloon cards!

Today’s featured technique is masking. So easy with simple shapes – and coloring with Zig markers makes this card a snap. I use full stick Post-It notes, normally in just the standard size. Leave 3 or so layers together, stamp your image onto them, and fussy cut the stack together.

Next, begin by stamping a few Birthday Balloons on your paper that do not touch. I prefer to use Bristol paper when working with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. It is smooth and keeps the ink on top of the paper, for easy blending, before it dries at a normal rate. Then mask and stamp an overlapping image. Only mask the images that will interfere with your next image. Remember that the images you stamp first will appear to be in the front.

I began by laying a thick line of color to the bottom left of each balloon, and then blended up to the right with a water brush filled with clear water. Achieve the watercolor blooms by adding small drops of clear water where you would like a highlight. My paper was 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. I filled the whole page, colored it and then trimmed it for 2 cards. Heat emboss the birthday sentiment and add a few sequins for sparkle!

Check out all D2BA’s products here! Don’t forget about the newest D2BA Challenge themed “Summer.” 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

 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our June Challenge?


But before we can get to the new challenge, we have our May Challenge WINNER!!

#13 Deonna Demish

Have fun shopping on our website; select ONE stamp set and ONE D2BA Ink Pad!
Just send your address and selection to 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 June Challenge is….


With warmer are in the air and flowers beginning to bloom, with thought it would be fun to celebrate summer this month!!

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:


Stamp(s) Used: Spring Into Life


Stamp(s) Used: Flip Flops


Stamp(s) Used: Restore the Soul


Stamp(s) Used: Flip Flops

Hope you have enjoyed our cards from our lovely designers!!

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!


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Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a pretty sympathy card using the Wishing You Comfort stamp set, Wild Orchid Ink, Leaf Background die and a scrap of Artzy Doodles Wild Orchid paper.


I’m in love with this leaf background die, and definitely see more projects using this in my future!  I used two contrasting shades of purple and placed a layer of vellum with tiny flowers between the lighter die cut piece and the darker bottom piece. I stamped the sentiment in white dye ink and added a pretty double-loop bow.


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 today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!!!

We have Guest Designer, Michelle from, joining us again today to share one last project with us this month!!

Hello again! Michelle Houghton here with another post for my guest designer month at Dare 2B Artzy!
For this post I decided to play with the Raggity Rabbit stamp set. I am totally in love with this stamp set for a variety of reasons. I love the image and all the little do-dads that go with it, this is one well loved friend. I also love the range of the sentiments from Easter, to friendship allowing
for a whole slew of card ideas and options!
So strait to the creating! First I stamped my image and sentiment with D2BA Premium Ink – Totally Black.

Then I gathered my Copic markers, I decided to go for muted tones this time with a group of E40’s and V90’s.
I colored up my image using my Copics and added my Colorless Blender to fade the background color to white.
I had some older patterned papers in my stash that matched the feel of the colored image perfectly and I added some touches of burlap and twine that felt a little worn around the edges like my rabbit.
On Wednesday, May 31st I will have a video featuring this very card from start to finish. It will show the Copic coloring and card making. You can find it at Copic In The Craft Room on YouTube.

Feel free to also stop by my personal blog or other social media outlets as well and get all the up to date information on Copic happenings!


Instagram: kmichellehoughton



Do you know someone who is having a “Ruff” Day?   What better way to cheer them up than with an adorable card!

Chris here and today I am sharing this cute card I created for Dare 2B Artzy Stamps! IF you want to recreate this card you will need the following:

Dare 2B Artzy’s Ruff Day Stamp Set

Dare 2B Artzy’s Premium Ink – Chocolate Chip

Dare 2B Artzy’s Fields of Joy papers – Playful Fields

Cardstock, Markers, Silver Sharpie, Scalloped Circle Punch

Step 1

Stamp puppy from the Dare 2B Artzy’s Ruff Day Stamp Set on to a piece of smooth white cardstock with Dare 2B Artzy’s Premium Ink in Chocolate Chip.  Punch image with Scalloped Circle Punch.


Step 2

Color your image with markers.  I used Alcohol Markers and the Silver Sharpie for his dog tag.


Step 3

Stamp greeting.

Step 4

Add Playful Fields paper to your card base and add 2 coordinating colored scalloped circle behind stamped image to finish card.

Here is a close up of my card.


Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Today, I used the Hoot Hoot set to create this:
 Seriously!  Looooove these FuN owls.  Omigosh.  I colored them with the following Copic markers:
V01, V04, V06, G40, G43, G46, R30, R32, R35, YR12, YR14
I used my “go-to” paper line, Artzy Doodles Collection.  Love mixing up the patterns on these, and the colors always coordinate so beautifully.
Here’s a close-up of those fabulous owls:
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 – it’s Vicki here today [All I Do Is Stamp] with a fun coffee card for you all.

I used the fun coffee sets; Tall Dark & Rich set, and Perfect Blend.  I also used the fabulous designer paper Cindy creates.  I love that the paper is 2 sided and matches so perfectly!

I do love tall, dark and rich! 😉

Do you ever make coffee cards?  D2BA has some awesome coffee sets!

I hope you enjoyed my post today — See you next time~

Hi, Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from sharing a colorful watercolor Thank You card created with the Find Your Purpose and Happiness Blooms stamp sets.

The pattern was created by stamping one large flower multiple times with black D2BA ink. The images were painted with watercolor and I layered metallic shimmer watercolor on top. The centers were painted solid black and I used white gel pen to embellish. I love this sunflower design!

To create this layered look, I cut the center from the card and layered it on pink paper. I think this looks awesome and the pink coordinates perfectly with the bright yellow flowers!

For the sentiment, I used the “Thanks” stamp from the Happiness Blooms set. Since this card has a large pattern, I wanted to keep the sentiment simple. To do this, I embossed the word in white on black cardstock and cut one end to create a banner. The black and white color combination is perfect next to all the pops of color!

To complete the card, I painted the background in a metallic shimmery blue. This color is one of my favorites and gives a sky-like appearance. Lastly, a base was created with yellow textured cardstock and the inside was left blank to allow a handwritten message.

I hope you enjoyed this fun card project and are inspired to create with the Happiness Blooms and Find Your Purpose stamp sets!

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Have a wonderful day!

Hello, Stampers!
I hope your week is starting well!  A few weeks ago, my husband and I were the recipients of a Random Act of Kindness.  Last week, the neighbors on the other side of our home surprised us with another act of kindness and mowed our lawn!  I think our neighbors feel sorry for my husband as he is the only one still using a push mower in the neighborhood!  (I think we better go purchase a riding lawn mower!) 🙂  Luckily, I had the soon-to-be released Dare 2B Artzy stamp set called “Wishing Happiness” to use to create another thank you card!

After stamping the flowers using Dare 2B Artzy’s Totally Black Ink, I colored the images using the following Copic markers:
Y00, Y06, Y18
YR01, YR04, YR68
C00, C3
I added some accents with Sakura Glaze pens XPGB #805 and #849.

Next I die cut the white panel using the stitched border from the Leaf Background Die and stamped the leaves using Margarita Lime.  The sentiment was stamped with Totally Black Ink.  After fussy cutting the flowers, I popped them up using some foam tape.  A few sequins from my stash finished the card.  We just need to purchase a restaurant gift card and give this to our neighbors!
I can’t say enough how blessed we are to have such great neighbors!

There is still time to link up your girly project to this month’s Dare 2B Artzy Challenge!  The randomly chosen winner gets to select a stamp set and ink pad!  That could be you! 🙂

Happy stamping!
Melody – Instagram and Blog

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a clean and simple get well card done in bright colors that are sure to make anyone feel better! I used the absolutely amazing Butterfly Tangle stamp set, Butterfly die, Midnight Blue and Totally Black inks and Artzy Doodles Midnight Blue paper. OMG, all of the Artzy Doodles papers are on my list of favorites!

I stamped the butterfly in Totally Black ink on the white background panel which I layered on the Midnight Blue paper and adhered to the card base. I stamped the butterfly again on a smaller piece of the white cardstock and colored both stamped images identically. I cut the butterfly that I stamped on the smaller piece of cardstock with the coordinating die, bent the wings slightly and layered it onto the background panel. I put a couple smaller pieces of clear 3-D foam pad under the wings for dimension. I stamped the sentiment in the Midnight Blue ink and added some randomly placed sequins.

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 today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,