Hi D2BA Friends!

Tasha here sharing a new Owl Christmas shaker card created with the fun Christmas Owl stamp set!

The super cute owl image was stamped with Black D2BA ink and colored with markers. I used shades of gray and pops of teal to give a wintery look; I just love the holiday sentiments on the owl!

The frame was created with the D2BA snowflake pattern paper and layered on silver glitter paper. D2BA has great quality paper and I love that they are double-sided. This holiday print is one of my favorites!

For the inside of the shaker, I used a light blue heavy cardstock and stamped the sentiment “Merry Christmas” in black ink. I also used one of the included snowflake stamps and a white gel pen to create a snowy background. Lastly, the shaker was filled with pastel sequins; love these colors!!!

To complete this card, I attached it to a teal textured card base and added some little white gel details to the owl.

I hope you enjoyed this Christmas card and are inspired to create a holiday project using the Christmas Owl stamp set!

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Have a wonderful day!

Hi!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram!

Happy Monday!
Thanks again to all of the U.S. Veterans.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend filled with gratitude for your service!

We are starting the week off here in Ohio with temperatures that I am sure would make this penguin feel right at home!  The high is predicted to be 43 degrees, but the sun is supposed to shine!

It was hard to decide which penguin to use in today’s project as there are so many cute penguins in the Dare 2B Artzy Penguin Fun set!  After stamping this cutie with Totally Black ink, I colored him with the following Copic markers: (R14, R37, R89), (Y02, Y17, YR16), (YG03, YG17, YG99), (B00, BG57, BG09), and (BV00, BV04, BV08).  Accents were added with Wink of Stella, Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops, and Sakura Glaze Pens.

After die cutting the penguin images with the coordinating dies, I cut the Holiday Damask paper with a stitched rectangle die from the Leaf Background Die.  The penguin was mounted to the card with an Action Wobbler.  I tried (emphasis on tried!) to take a video holding the phone in my left hand while trying to make the penguin slip on the ice.  As you will see in the video clip below, I am in desperate need of a tripod!!!

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Happy stamping!

Hi Chris here and I am excited to share this cozy greeting card to warm your heart! These stamps are perfect for sending a warm greeting on chilly winter and fall days!

Supplies needed include

D2BA Blue Sky Artzy Doodles Paper

D2BA Cup of Cheer Stamp Set

D2BA Totally Black Ink

Colored Pencils, Scallop punch, Embossing folder (basket weave) Coordinating Cardstock ribbon, flower,

and card base.

Start by embossing D2BA Blue Sky Artzy Doodles Paper and then cutting into squares and matting onto blue coordinating card stock and attach to the card base.

Stamp cocoa cup and greeting onto to white card stock. Color cup with your favorite coloring tool (I choose colored pencils for this project.) Punch greeting and punch another scallop circle from coordinating card stock.  Add to card, finishing with a bow and flower.  Here is a close up

Hope you are inspired to get stamping!!




Welcome Dare 2B Artzy Fans! Michelle Houghton here from scrapweaver.com Fall is in full swing here in Iowa and Winter is encroaching WAY TOO FAST for my liking. The cold is creeping in. But Thanksgiving is around the corner and the Holiday season. I am in a creating mood! Cards for “thank yous” to friends that have been good to me!

I used the Tangled Leaves stamp set to create beautiful card fronts:

I created 4 out of a single sheet of cardstock.

If you would like to see more of the details of how I created the cards make sure to stop by my blog. In the mean time make sure to get your entry in for the November challenge on D2BA, and take a spin through the D2BA store and all it’s crafty goodness!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
I’m still finishing up my Christmas cards!  How about you?  Today, I’m showing off a fun card using the Poinsettia Tangle Stamps and Coordinating Dies.
I love this poinsettia.  It’s so much fun to color….and not to color (much).  I did the top layer of the card using R35, R37, and R39.  I highlighted the white parts with C1 and C3 and colored the center with Y23 and Y28.  For the bottom layer, I just colored the edges with R35 and used C1 and C3.  I used pop tape to add some dimension between the layers.  Here’s a close-up:
The beautiful paper is from the Holly Days paper collection.  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 from All I Do Is Stamp.  Today I have a CAS, encouraging card for you all.

A lovely CAS card using the D2BA Butterfly Inspirations stamp set, along with the Joyful Butterfly matching dies.  I sponged my background panel with the Bright Pumpkin and Sunset Yellow inks, and for my sentiment, I used the Totally Black ink.

A cheerful, encouraging card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today — See you in a couple of weeks~

Hello Dare 2B Artzy Friends

It is Pam on the blog today!  I hope you have started your Christmas cards!  I have and it just seems that my list just keeps getting longer.  I love making my cards but I am very picky about who gets them!  Here is my most recent creation and it is going to my little nephew!

Design Steps:

  1. Start with an A2 card base then cut a piece of Dare 2B Artzy designer paper and craft foam 4 x 5 1/4.  Next cut the 2 pieces with a circle die positioned as shown
  2. Tape a piece of acetate behind the DP and then glue the foam to the DP
  3. Fill the well made with the foam on the back of the DP with sequins
  4. Cut a piece of white card stock 4 x 5 1/4 and sponge it with purple and blue ink to create the background for the opening
  5. Glue the sponged background to the craft foam
  6. Add the ribbon then glue to the card base
  7. Stamp the penguin using the Dare 2B Artzy Penguin Fun. Color with Copic markers: Y35, 38 – YR04, V01, 04, 06 – C0.  Stamp the ice pad and sentiment
  8. Use the coordinating dies to cut out the penguin and ice pad.  Layer the sentiment onto purple card stock
  9. Pop dot the penguin and sentiment to the front of the card

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 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our November Challenge?

The month of November has us thinking how thankful we are for everything around us!

So we thought it would be fun to have our challenge theme be “Gratitude” this month!

We’d like to thank all of our fans, followers, customers, Artzy Designers, family and friends!!  THANKS for everything!!


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

#46 ScrappyHorses – Katrina Brown

Have fun shopping on our website and select ONE stamp sets 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.

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Our November Challenge is….


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!!


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Hello my Artzy friends! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments. Hope everyone is having a great day so far. The weather here in Colorado has been up and down like a roller coaster. Monday it was cold with freezing drizzle and snow and today we’re on tap for a 72 degree day. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to dress because you never know what the weather will be like by mid-day.

Anyway, the chilly temps has me in a festive mood so I am popping in today to share a fun way to color the Dare 2B Artzy Ornament Tangle stamp set to create an elegant looking holiday card.

To start, I cut a piece of black cardstock and stamped two of the ornament tangles onto the A2 size card panel using some Versamark ink. I made sure to use my anti-static powder tool beforehand to alleviate any stray embossing powders sticking to my cardstock. I sprinkled the stamped image with some Ranger Platinum embossing powder and I set that with my heat gun.

Next, I stamped the fun ornament dangle strings onto the cardstock and lined it up to appear to be linked to the ornament. I love how they look like they are one stamp. I heat set that as well.

The real pizazz starts with the coloring. I used some Finetec Metallic watercolors and began to color my images using a fine tip water brush. For this technique, you are not saturating the paper with water, but you will want to use a heavier cardstock. My black cardstock is 110lb.

Rather than adding the water directly to my card panel, I added some water to the Finetec water colors pallet and mixed it until it was a bit on the thicker side.

Once my brush was full of color, I painted in the different sections of the ornaments using several different colors. I kept one ornament more traditional with greens, red and a couple different shades of gold and the other ornament I chose more non-traditional colors with purple, teal, blue and pink. I just love the gorgeous shimmer with these metallic watercolors. They look stunning in person on the black cardstock. I did notice that with the Finetec water colors that they tend to look a little milky in places in certain light which you can see some in my picture below. I am not sure if that’s a result of the cardstock or the makeup of the watercolors which contain Mica. The end results are still stunning regardless.

With two of the ornaments colored, I set them aside to finish drying. I stamped and heat embossed the round ornament onto a scrap of the black cardstock using the same Platinum embossing powder.

I colored this one using the same water colors in traditional colors. Once it was dry I used the coordinating Dare 2B Artzy Ornament Tangle dies and die cut it out. I love the matching dies to this set. They even cut the little hole for the ornament hanger which is so cool.

I used some dimensional foam and added it to the back of my circle ornament so that I could layer it on top of the other two. Once it was in place, I used some silver thread and looped it through the ornament hanger and adhered it to the back of my card front using some score tape.

At this point, I realized I had made a slight mistake when I stamped my ornaments onto my cardstock. I had accidently stamped the long skinny ornament upside down so that the hanger loop was at the bottom. I try not to start projects over, unless I’ve made a mistake that can’t be covered or corrected. In this case, I wasn’t sure that it would be noticeable but decided to cover up my mistake anyway.

To do that, I stamped the beautiful, script Merry Christmas sentiment that comes with the Ornament Tangle stamp set onto some white cardstock with some Versamark and heat embossed it with some silver embossing powder.  I was then able to layer that sentiment strip across the bottom of that ornament to cover up my mistake.

To finish my card I added some sequins and adhered the card panel to a white A2 size top folding card base.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to try out some metallic water coloring on dark cardstock. These ornaments would look stunning against any dark cardstock with the water colors.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful day!




Hi Chris here and I am super excited to share this card I created for today!  I call this card Sending Hugs or Why Chris needed 7 new Oxide inks!

Supplies needed

D2BA Youv’e Got Mail Stamp Set

D2BA PlayFul Posies

Kraft Card Base

Oxide Inks

Start by stamping posies from D2BA PlayFul Posies

Keep layering flowers until you get desired look.

Stamp leaves and leaves outline.

Stamp flower centers and greeting from D2BA Youv’e Got Mail Stamp Set to finish off card.  Stamp envolpe to coordinate.

I hope you enjoyed this project!