Hi Dare 2B Artzy Friends!

Tasha here sharing a new card created with the super cute “Spit Happens” stamp set!

To create this scene, I stamped the images with black D2BA ink and colored them with markers. I used multiple shades of yellow to give the sky a beautiful glow behind the Alpaca. I love how it frames the image!

The sentiment selected was “Sending Warm Wishes” and it was also stamped in the same black ink. This set has so many fun sentiments!

Lastly, I used white gel pen and gold glitter to add more detail and layered the card on a rose gold glitter base. The rose gold adds tons of shimmer and completes the design!

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the D2BA January Challenge!

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Have a wonderful day!

Hi!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram sharing my excitement about the new release from Dare 2B Artzy!
We have been giving you sneak peeks of some of the new Dare 2B Artzy products, and everything is now available for pre-order on the website!  This has to be one of the largest new releases from D2BA that I have ever seen!  You are going to fall in love with the new stamps, dies, stencils, and papers in this release!  There is something for everyone!

This card was created using two of the new floral sets, Bouquet 4 You and Blossom.  Both of these sets have matching dies and coordinating paper.

I began by stamping the flower pot image from the Bouquet 4 You stamp set with Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink.  I then colored the images with Copic markers.

 The sentiment was stamped from the Blossom stamp set.  The sentiments from these sets are quite versatile and allow these sets to be used for many different occasions!

While you are enjoying all of the amazing new products, don’t forget to enter your creations in the Dare 2B Artzy Winter Wonderland Challenge HERE for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice!

Happy crafting!

Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Friends!!

We have Guest Designer Theresa on the Blog today sharing another lovely project!!


Hello & Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!
I’m back as Guest Designer for
Dare 2B Artzy during the month of January!
I’m just so Excited to be their Guest Designer
and I’m totally Lovin this Super CUTE
Check out what I created with it this week —
I started out by stamping the Cup & Topping images on some
Water Color paper, using my Misti Tool & some Versafine Onyx Black ink
Then I pulled out My Zig Real Brush Pens to
color up my images – I also Pulled out my
White & Clear Wink of Stella Pens to color the
Topping images – I thought they should sparkle! 
Once I got the mugs colored I thought it was time to 
pick some matching Papers & Dies —
I pulled out some Doodlebug Paper and a piece of Vellum
Then I added a couple of Rectangle Stitched dies & a Doily die
 I decided I wanted to use a stencil & make my own background – 
So I pulled this adhesive back dotted swirl stencil from my stash and 
grabbed some Distress Inks to match up with my mugs —
I did some masking off since I didn’t want the colors
all over my white cardstock piece —
Here’s a close up so you can see how I mixed the colors
together with the swirls – I tried to use different shades
of purples, blues, & grey… After I was done I
used a stitch die to cut out my cardstock – 
the final size is 3 1/4 x 4 1/2
This is my card completed – I Cut the Vellum with the Doily Die
because I wanted the swirls in the background to stand out —
It adds just enough to also make the mug Pop!
I cut a strip of grey Designer Paper and Stamped the sentiment 
with Versamark ink then Heat Embossed it with some 
Fine White Embossing powder – then I cut the ends
to give it that banner look – I also POPPED up my
Yummy Topping for just a little extra dimension – 
I had SOOOO MUCH Fun Making this card!
I can’t wait to mail it off to one of my Crafty Friends!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Good Afternoon D2BA Friends!!

As promised we are back to share our last new releases!!

There will be 4 new stamp sets added to the Totally Tracy Collection, which are designed by the talented Tracy Weinzapfel!!

Tiger Lilies


Poppy Power


Dotted Swirls


Splatter Textures


We are so excited about all the new products!

And our designers can’t wait to share some awesome ideas with you!!

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for all kinds of inspiration!

Have a lovely weekend!!!

Hello D2BA Friends!!

Happy Saturday!!  We’re back today to share some more AMAZING products with you!!

If you’re at Creativation be sure to find us!!  We’ll be in Booth 2537!!!


Home Sweet Home


Holiday Village


Alpaca Cake


Spit Happens


Alpaca Die


Teddy Bear Hugs


Teddy Bear Die


Bear Banner


Bear Banner Die


Beary Special Sentiments



Some Fun New Dies:

Happy Birthday Layer Die


Nesting Rectangle Fancy Frames Die


Double Dot Circle Framelits


Nesting Oval Scalloped Frame Dies


Trellis Background Die


So MANY fun new products!!

We’ll be sharing the new Totally Tracy stamp sets later today!!

Be sure to check back for lovely inspiration from our Artzy Designers!!

Hello D2BA Friends!!

Happy Friday!!

Are you heading to Creativation??!!

If so be sure to find us!!  We’ll be in Booth 2537!!!


We are so SUPER excited to sure our new products with you!!!

Hats Off


Hats Off Die Set


Bouquet 4 You


Fresh Picked Die Set


April Showers


Refresh the Soul


Water Pitcher Dies


Not only do this dies coordinate with the Refresh the Soul stamp set, but you can also use the die set to die cut the pitchers from our new Pitcher This pattern paper!



Shine Florals Die Set




BEE-utiful Die Set






Aren’t they lovely?!

We’ll be back tomorrow to showcase more new products!!!

Hello Dare 2B Artzy fans, Michelle Houghton here from scrapweaver.com. There are new things on the horizon at Dare 2B Artzy! All sorts of beautiful new product and I get to share a couple today!

Make sure to check in on this month’s challenge Winter Wonderland! Make sure to get your art added so you have a chance at a wonderful prize.

For today I am playing with two of the new stencils! I am just creating backgrounds for now soon they will be coming cards.

I used a Copic ABS (Air Brush System) to create the soft effect on these two backgrounds. Here is a closer look at both:

Over at my blog www.scrapweaver.com you can even see a video of how I created these two backgrounds and two more to boot!

Thank you for stopping by for a daily dose of inspiration. Make sure to keep your eyes on the D2BA shop for all the new loveliness that is debuting this month!

For the art work I created in this post I used the new stencils, both the Wild Flower Stencil and the Wacky Boxes Stencil will be available soon so keep an eye out for them.

Have a Happy Colorful Day!


Happy Wednesday Dare 2B Artzy friends! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments.com. I’m back today with a fun card featuring one of the awesome new stamp & die sets available for pre-order from Dare 2B Artzy! This set is called Spit Happens, it features an adorable Alpaca wearing a scarf, and has six sentiments and three additional images; a cactus, party hat and some wrapped packages. I am so in love with this cute little Alpaca. There is a second Alpaca stamp set that is also available with some different sentiments and a bit of variance on the Alpaca image. The set is called Alpaca Cake. They are both adorable and must have’s in my book.


Today, I have colored the Alpaca with my Soucolor Colored Pencils. I seem to be reaching for them more and more as I like the softer leads and blending capabilities of them. When I colored the Alpaca, I really was not sure about how their fur looked so I gave him some rather curly fur – as if it has had a perm LOL! I like it a lot it turned out kind of fun.

To create the curly fur I penciled in some light circles with my lightest shade of brown and then continued to build the color with a few darker shades of brown and a touch of black shading in some areas. Of course, I colored the saddle blanket and scarf with some bright fun colors.

For the cactus, I stamped about seven cactus images onto some white cardstock and did what I like to call, cheaters coloring. Cheaters coloring refers to using any quick medium to color an image or large area. This could be sponging on ink or even some quick and easy watercolor or painting. Any process allows you to put down quick & easy color. In this case, I sponged on two shades of green ink using an ink-blending tool. I could have left the images with just the sponged on shades of green, but I did go back in and add in some shading details in a few areas with my colored pencils. This just gives a bit of added color depth to the images. I ended up not utilizing all of the cactus on my finished card design, but I did set the others aside to use later on another project.

Once my coloring was completed, I was ready to cut all of the images out using the matching Dare 2B Artzy Alpaca Dies. Of course, this die set works with both of the Alpaca stamp sets that are available for pre-order.

I wanted to create a bit of a desert scene with a bright sky in the background so I sponged on several colors of ink onto some white cardstock from yellow, orange to a turquois blue, and purple, which makes for a gorgeous sunset or sunrise. I cut the finished image down to A2 size and used a piece of Kraft cardstock which I die cut to create a sort of desert floor by leaving in the bottom two pieces to create some landscape.

With those bottom two pieces, I did add some sand texture using my Spectrum Noir markers by just adding dots of ink all over the cardstock with the marker tip to give it some variation.

I ran the finished die cut Kraft cardstock through my Xyron sticker machine in order to add adhesive to the back, which makes it easier to adhere to my colorful background. I did use a glue eraser to erase any unwanted glue in places.

Finally, I added the Warm Wishes sentiment with some violet embossing powder and heat set it.

That is my fun Alpaca card for today. Hope you enjoyed it! Reminder, all of the new products are available for pre-order in the Dare 2B Artzy store under the “What’s New” section. Note, the new products will not begin shipping until February 15th.

Is anyone going to be at Creativation in Arizona this week on Jan 20-22nd? If so, be sure to visit Dare 2B Artzy at booth 2537 so you can see all the awesome new stamps, dies, paper and the fun new stencils in person! Below are some pictures of the gorgeous new papers that are being released. They are so and bright, the pictures do not do them justice. You are going to have “All the Colors & Patterns” syndrome with these.


Aren’t those stunning! The flowers remind me of my mom’s garden in the summer.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’m looking forward to sharing so many more fun new Dare 2B Artzy projects with the new goodies!




Hello Dare 2B Artzy Fans!

It is Pam crafting with your today!

I am giving you another sneak peek of one of our new release stamps sets with matching dies!  It is called Refresh the Soul.  I am also sharing a new piece of our designer paper!  All of these items will be ready for preorders very soon!

Designer steps:

  1. Use a dark pink A2 card base and cut a slightly smaller piece of white card sock which I ran through a striped embossing folder.
  2. Cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of new Dare 2B Artzy designer paper then using 2 different sizes of circle dies cut out the 3 openings as shown
  3. Glue the white and DP to the front of the card
  4. Stamp the vases and color with copic markers: G43, 94, 99 – YR14, 16, 18 – BG11, 53, 57 – RV10, 32, 33
  5. Cut out the vases with the coordinating dies and pop dot to the card
  6. Stamp the sentiment and layer onto dark pink paper and pop to card front

Please stop and visit us all this month for more sneak peeks of these new and awesome products!!  You will not be disappointed!!



Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Friends!!

Please help us give a warm Welcome to this month’s Guest Designer….she is so sweet and very talented!!!


Hi! I’m Theresa and I live in Southern Utah with my sweet husband  –  We have 3 amazing boys and I started crafting when my oldest started Kindergarten – that was over 20 years ago! Seems like yesterday sometimes! LOL I started with scrapbooking but found that I like making cards way more!
I also have a second love which is home decor projects! I like to paint them & vinyl them up with fun sayings! If I’m not in my craft room (which is all the time) you’ll find me in my kitchen because baking & cooking are some of my other loves – I’m Excited & Honored to be Guest Designer for Dare 2B Artzy amongst these beautiful and talented ladies!


Hello & Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!
Today is a HUGE honor for me as I’m Guest Designer for Dare 2B Artzy this Month! EEK!
You have no idea how excited I am to be doing this!
Anyway, They have a wonderful Challenge that started last Sunday
The theme is Winter Wonderland!
 Here’s what I created to inspire you to play along:
I just LOVE how this card turned out!
I’m using the adorable stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy called Cup of Cheer!!
I really like how the sentiment matches up perfectly with my card design!
I stamped my cup on some Watercolor paper and colored it with my Zig Real Brush Pens.
I created the steam by stamping on Vellum with versafine Onyx black ink then
heat embossing it with some Fine Black embossing powder! 
Then I fussy cut around the steam and attached it with a quickie glue pen!
This is gonna be a great card to send to one of my crafty friends!
I look forward to seeing what you create!

Have a Fabulous Day!!