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.
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Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen

Hi everyone – it’s Vicki here today.  For today’s card, I made a bright colored watercolor card.

I used Butterfly Kisses and Thinking of You with a “sketchy” type of painting using my Zig Watercolors.  I really do like the pop of color against the white, along with the look of the painting technique.  I think it’s just a fun look.

          

Meanwhile, this card does qualify for the Dare 2B Artzy’s July Challenge of bright colors.  Have you joined in our challenge?  We would love to have you play along!  You have all month to play.



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Hi, Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from CraftyPinkPixie.com sharing a fun nail polish gift box created with the Flip Flops and Flowers For Mom stamp sets!

The box was constructed from pink cardstock and I layered navy blue D2BA pattern paper to each side; love the blue and pink color combination!

The flip-flop images were stamped in black ink and colored with markers. I layered clear glitter on top to give some sparkle and adhered a pretty pink rhinestone to each for more shine.

The sentiment “To A Special Friend” was stamped in black on coordinating pink cardstock. I layered pink glitter paper behind the sentiment and around the peek-a-boo circle opening. In addition, I made a large bow from the same pink glitter paper and added a larger pink rhinestone to the center. There is always room for extra shimmer!

Lastly, two nail polish bottles were added to complete the package. The flip-flops reminded me of painted toenails and I think this is a great gift option for the summer season!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are inspired by today’s project.

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Have a wonderful day!

 

Hi, Friends!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram.
I hope you are getting a little time to relax this summer!  Just looking at this tranquil little scene puts me in a better state of mind!

This easel card was created using two stamp sets from Dare 2B Artzy, Shine On and Flip Flops.
I began by stamping the lighthouse and the flip flops with Totally Black ink.  They were colored with the following Copic markers:
Lighthouse E30, E31,E23
BG01, B02, B05
R14, R37
C1, C3, C5
Flip Flops B00, B21, B24
BG05, BG13
R14

The background was created with Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber, and Broken China Distress Oxides.  A few splashes of water, and I was ready to dry the background and stamp the birds and the sentiment.  After cutting out the lighthouse and flip flops with the coordinating dies, I popped up the lighthouse and flip flops with foam tape.  The dimension on the flip flops provides the easel card with the mechanism to stand up.

Just a little reminder about the July Challenge…don’t forget to link up your projects made with bright colors for a chance to win a Dare 2B Artzy stamp set and ink pad!

Happy summer and happy stamping!
Melody

Greetings!  Chris here and today I am sharing this card I created  with Dare 2 B Artzy Stamps.  I created this card for someone who needed to be reminded that they were not alone!   The card was supper quick  to create!  Just stamp and color!

I started by stamping the Happiness Blooms in the bottom left and upper right corners with my Totally Black Ink form Dare 2 B Artzy!  I then stamped my greeting from the Prayers for You stamp set.

I then colored my images!  Simple and ready to be mailed off in no time!  Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

 

 

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a fun clutch purse that holds a set of four cards. I used the amazing Paisley Bliss stamp set, Paisley paper and Totally Black ink. SO much fun!

The purse was fashioned from a single sheet of Paisley paper (it’s double-sided 12 x 12 paper) with a few simple folds. My inspiration came from a YouTube tutorial I found several months ago and fell in love with… you can see it HERE. This is the second set I’ve created and the possibilities are literally endless! I stamped the “Creativity takes courage” quote (which I absolutely love) on the front flap which I decorated with the strip from the top of the paper and some thin strips of navy blue cardstock, and a vintage button. I stamped the large paisley from the Paisley Bliss stamp set on a scrap piece of white cardstock, scanned it and cut it with my Scan N Cut, and colored it with three Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The Zig colors were pretty bright so I layered a piece of thick vellum (also cut with the Scan N Cut using the same scanned paisley shape) to mute the colors. I used this as an accent on the bottom of the flap.

This is the set of four cards, all stamped with that awesome quote and several paisley stamps, and colored with the same three Zig markers.  I even stamped and colored a small paisley on the envelopes! I added a layer of the vellum (to mute the colors), several sequins and a hand-cut flag with a tiny button to each card.

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,
Leslie

Hello to all my Dare 2B Artzy crafty pals! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments. Hope your long 4th of July weekend was spectacular! Ours was pretty low key as the hubby had to work, so we hung out at home most of the weekend, took in a couple movies and had a wonderful 4th of July BBQ with my parents.

Although I didn’t get my craft room organized as planned, I did get in some crafty time and I have a fun, easy project to share with you today!

At last years Scrapbook Expo in Denver, I had purchased some stamps from another company that are made to be water colored. Recently that same company released a frame die as a companion to the square stamps. It’s made to fit them perfectly. Of course I had to have it, but like many of my products that I use, I knew that it could work for a Dare 2B Artzy project.

So today is the day to share my adorable stamped frame. I used the Art Impressions 3-D frame die to create this fun Dare 2B Artzy project. I just love how cute this turned out!

Here’s how I created this adorable project. I started off with some Dare 2B Artzy paper. Of course you can use plain, bland, boring solid color paper for this project, but why would you want to do that when you have all the fabulous patterns and colors of Dare 2B Artzy’s papers. For my frame, I chose to use the Diamond Bliss paper from the Modern Bliss collection. I cut the 12 x 12 piece down to be 6 x 6 pieces. This gave me enough room for the die to fit onto the paper.

Something to keep in mind, whatever patterned side you would like to make up the front of the frame should be placed face down against the cutting edge of the die when your run it through your die cut machine.

After cutting out the paper you simply fold along the two perforated lines on each side to create the frame. Then slide the tabs into the slots through to the back. Once through the slots, you can fold the perforated line on the tab.  I used some double sided tape from Elizabeth Craft Design to hold the tabs in place flat against the back. The double sided tape would come in handy later when I added the finished picture to the frame.

To add my Dare 2B Artzy stamped images, I cut a piece of Canson 140 lb water color paper into a 6×6 piece. The opening to the frame is 2 ½ x 2 ½ inches, which isn’t a huge amount of space. In order to figure out what stamps were going to work best, I placed the assembled frame on top of my water color paper and traced the center opening with a pencil as well as the outer edges of the finished frame. This allowed me to play around with placement of my stamps. Here’s a quick picture of what that looked like:

Initially I wasn’t sure which stamps I would use to create the picture for my frame so I got out several and began placing them into the square to see which would work best. Obviously, if you want to cover more of the entire piece, a larger stamp would work just fine.  I wanted some white space to balance out the paper on my frame. I used the Butterfly Tangle set and the flower from the Blissful Blooms set.

With my stamps arranged into my paper, I was ready to stamp them using my MISTI and some Versamark Ink. I made sure to stamp several times to get a clean impression onto my water color paper. Next, I sprinkled on the Ranger Super Fine Detail white embossing powder and heat set it.

I was now ready for a bit of water coloring on my background. I used my Zig clean color brushes to color in sections of the flower and butterfly and then used my water color brush and moving the color around a bit more to define the images. I love how fun and bright they turned out.

 

Once the images were dry, I added a bit of a subtle blue to the background to try to give it a sky feel and to further add contrast to define the white embossed images.

I added some clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the butterfly to give it a bit of shimmer.

Once everything was dry, I used an eraser to remove my pencil lines for the picture inside the frame and used the once on the outside to determine where to trim the paper down to.

I added some extra double sided craft tape to the inside edge of the frame to make sure it would adhere nicely to the picture.

I removed the backing to the tape and placed the completed picture in place so that it lined up with the outer edges of the back of the frame and pressed it firmly into place.

The final step was adding the die cut easel stand that comes with the 3-D Frame Die set. It cuts automatically from the negative space when you run the frame die through your machine. I folded the easel along the perforated edges of the stand and added some double sided tape to the spine edge that would be placed against my frame. The easel has one slanted end and one straight end. I placed mine so that the slanted edge would be down at the bottom, but I suppose if you wanted your picture to stand up straight you could flip it so that the straight edge was at the bottom. I lined up the bottom spine of the easel to the bottom edge of the back of the frame and then press it into place firmly. If you used a heavier cardstock or water color paper as I did, you may find that you have to tape the sides of the easel back together to get it to stand up correctly; otherwise it can be too heavy for the easel.

For a finishing touch, I added some glossy white dots to the inner corners of the frame. You could certainly go crazy with embellishments like Nuvo Drops, sequins, or even beads for this project and add a multitude of things to the finished frame. Another thought is to leave the easel off and punch a hole in the top of the frame and use it to hang your masterpiece.  Imagine what cute Christmas ornaments these would make for friends using your favorite holiday Dare 2B Artzy Stamp sets. I bet that put some crafty ideas into some of your heads. I know it did for me!!

I really hope that you have enjoyed today’s project. I had so much fun making a project which would showcase these awesome Dare 2B Artzy stamps.

Have a great day!

Hugs

Tonya

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

Janette here sharing with you a super cute owl in OWL Be Thinking of You!

Today’s featured technique is how to to take busy elements and combine to an eye pleasing card. White space. White space is the solution to many card issues. White space allows a place for the eye to rest between views of busy-ness. White space is what brings the card together. Whenever you are feeling like something isn’t sitting just right, or the card needs a little more, often a touch of white space is what is needed!

This owl from the Hoot Hoot stamp set is adorable. It requires only simple coloring because it is so detailed. As with many Dare 2B Artzy designs, it almost has a Zentangle type feel to it. I first stamped Hootie in Totally Black ink and then with Versamark. I heat embossed him clear. Next, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to give him a ring of green around the pupil of the eye and blue around the edges. I blended them together with a water brush filled with clean clear water. I then went on to color the beak, body, branches and flowers. Once dry, die cut Hootie and branch.

Continue by creating a white center panel with a decorative trim edge. You could use a die from your stash, like I did here, or even add fabric lace. Wouldn’t that be pretty?!?! Stamp sentiment in Totally Black D2BA ink. Assemble from bottom to top. Folded A2 card base with Modern Bliss paper. Then pop white panel with your favorite dimensional adhesive. Apply Hootie and branch.

Let the eye be drawn to the drama of the paper and the owl. White space will get you there!

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

Can you even believe it is July already?  The summer seems to be flying by!

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

#27 Kathy Schweinfurth

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.

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

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Our July Challenge is….

“Bright Colors”

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:

Chris

Stamp(s) Used: Blissful Blooms

Leslie

Stamp(s) Used: Flip Flops

Melody

Stamp(s) Used: Wishing HappinessRestore the Soul

Janette

Stamp(s) Used: Big Bloom

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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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, Dare 2B Artzy Fans!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram!  I am celebrating the arrival of summer by sprucing up my planner with some colorful flip flops, a cool glass of lemonade, a relaxing Adirondack chair, and a flower the color of sunshine!

I just couldn’t resist adding these adorable flip flops to my planner as flip flops are my footwear of choice for the entire summer!!!

After coloring the images with Copic markers, I added some Wink of Stella and Sakura Glaze pen accents to the straps.  Don’t those colors and sparkle just transport you to a happy place?

The Adirondack chair, flip flops, lemonade, and the “happy summer” and “hello sunshine” sentiments can all be found in the Flip Flops stamp set.  This set has coordinating dies which make it so easy to use the images on a variety of projects from cards to planners to mixed media!  The flower is from the newly released Playful Posies set.  This is a layering set so you can just stamp it…no coloring required!

I used the Happy 4th of July sentiment from the Patriotic Owl stamp set. I have put this stamp set to good use this year!  You might recognize the sentiments from this previous cascading card.

I hope you are having a fabulous summer!  I am headed back to my craft area to make another card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Summer Blog Hop.  Don’t forget to enter your coffee, tea, or hot chocolate themed projects for a chance to win some great prizes like those from Super Sponsor ***Dare 2B Artzy!***

Happy stamping! Melody