Posts tagged with: Blissful Blooms

Happy Monday, Stampers!

It’s Melody, and I hope today finds you all well and safe.  My butterfly cards are dedicated to all those who have found themselves in the path of a hurricane or near out of control wildfires.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

The Dare 2B Artzy Challenge this month is to make shaped cards.  While these cards are rectangular, the fronts have been fussy cut to highlight the butterflies and provide a peek at the patterned paper adhered to the card base.
I began by creating masks for the butterflies from the Butterfly Inspiration set.  I then stamped the butterflies along the edge of my card base with Totally Black Ink.  Using the masks, I was able to overlap the butterflies as desired.  I then colored the butterflies with Copic markers.
I used the following Copic combinations: (R43, R14, R24), (BG13, BG05, BG09), (C1, C3, C4), (Y11, Y17, YR16), and (YG13, G43, G02).

Highlights were added with Wink of Stella and Sakura Glaze pens.  Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss White were also utilized on the card above.

I hope you will join in the fun of the Ship Shape Challenge!  Be sure to link up your creations here for a chance to win a Dare 2B Artzy stamp set and ink pad of your choice!

Happy stamping!
Melody

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 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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Be sure to check out all D2BA’s products here!

Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!

Hi all it’s Vicki Dutcher from All I Do Is Stamp.  Today I made a clean and simple card.  I love seeing the black and white backgrounds with a pop of color with the main image, in blogland.  I just had to try it for myself.

I have fallen for this mandala type of flower from the Blissful Blooms stamp set.  It is so relaxing to color this fun image.  Today I used a monochrome of blues.  I kept the side border black & white to “pop” the flower.  I have to say, I am happy with this CAS card. 🙂

Have you tried this trend? It does make for a striking card, don’t you think?

I’ll have another post at the end of the month, so I will see you then~

 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our April Challenge?

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

#22 Stephanie W

She even used a D2BA stamp!!!  We love your adorable turtle!!

Have fun shopping on our website; select ONE stamp set 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 April Challenge is….

“Anything Goes”

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That’s right, its’s completely up to you what you would like to create!  Share with us any Artzy creation!!

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:

Vicki

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Stamp(s) Used: Blissful Blooms

Cindy

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Stamp(s) Used: Butterfly Inspiration

Tasha

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Stamp(s) Used: Happiness Blooms

Karen

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Stamp(s) Used: Hoot Hoot

Tonya

Tonya

Stamp(s) Used: Butterfly Inspiration

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

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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Be sure to check out all D2BA’s products here!

Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!


Hello and Happy, Happy New Year my Dare 2B Artzy friends! I can’t believe that 2017 is here!! The last 12 months were a blur and if you’re like me you were all too happy to bid farewell to 2016. I know I’m thrilled it’s 2017.

However despite all the chaos of 2016, I still found joy in being able to lose myself in my Dare 2B Artzy projects – even for just a few hours. Getting to play with all of the fun Dare 2B Artzy stamps, dies, paper and inks is a great way to escape.

So today’s project is a celebration of the New Year and turning over a new leaf in 2017 and it just so happens that it fits into this month’s challenge theme of  SOMETHING NEW as I used my new watercolor paints that I received for Christmas and I tried out my glitter foiling for the first time.

When I was playing around with my stamps trying to come up with an idea for today’s project, I was looking at the Blissful Blooms stamp set and started looking at the fun squiggly lines. I thought that they kind of resembled streamers and confetti, so I decided to make a background from them.

To do this, I cut a piece of Strathmore Coldpress Watercolor Paper in 140lb weight to a 6 x 8 inch panel.

I placed the panel into my MISTI and stamped the squiggly lines with some Versamark ink. I find that with watercolor paper I usually have to stamp the image 2-4 times to get a good imprint because the paper has so much texture. Once it looked like my image was completely stamped, I sprinkled on some Ranger Embossing Powder in white and heat set it. I repeated these steps several times equally spacing my squiggly lines until the entire panel was almost completely filled up with my white, embossed lines.

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With a fully embossed background, I taped all the edges of my paper to a 12 x 12 metal sheet I have using some duck brand painters tape.  Taping the edges to the sheet holds everything in place while I’m working and it seals the edges in case the water happens to run, it won’t bleed under the taped areas. You could use any large, flat surface – even a cutting board. Once the image was taped down, I was now ready to break out my new water color set.

In the past, I have used the Kuratake Zig Clean Color brush pens to water color. They work great, however I’d been wanting to try real water colors and paint brushes so I ordered myself a Christmas present (because I’ve been good all year & I knew Santa would agree) and picked up the Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24 colors set for a really great price (which makes it even more deserved, LOL!). My mom gave me the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors metallic water color set for Christmas so I was dying to play with them.

I will preface this by saying I’m such a novice with anything concerning water color, but I am absolutely in love with these. Once you add water to the pallets, they are like butter and they really work best if you let the water do the work for you. The best part is how vibrant the colors are.  I think water color never appealed to me because I love bright bold colors and I didn’t think it was possible to achieve that with water color – turns out I was wrong.

I picked out 5 bright colors (Purple #139, Pink #32, Teal #57, Sea Foam Green #50 and a Light Blue #62) and began by adding some water with a fine tipped brush to my paper and then picked up my colors randomly and painted the streamers in alternating colors. I left the wider spaces uncolored because I wanted to use the metallic water colors on those. For the metallic I chose Red Gold #902 and Yellow Gold #903. Again, I applied water to my paper first and then picked up the metallic paint and dabbed the pigment on and let the water pull the color down. When it was dry I was able to go back in and add more color to areas to brighten them or more water to tone them down & smooth out the color. The cool part was watching the metallic pigment react with the water and you can watch the sparkles as they rolled downward on the paper – it was like watching a sparkly lava lamp.

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Once the background was completed, I set it aside to dry. I used the same process to create the leaf, using the Blissful Blooms set and stamping it to some water color paper and then heat embossing with some champagne embossing powder.

Next I water colored the leaf using blues and greens (Teal #57, Blue #64, Light Blue #62 and Light Green #51). Once it was dry, I fussy cut the leaf out and set it aside.

For my sentiment, I found a fun font online and typed out the Happy New Year and printed to my laser jet printer.

Next, I die cut it with the stitched rectangle. I found that with the glitter foiling it was easier to die cut the image before running it through my MINC because the glitter tends to come off in the die cutting process which I learned through trial and error.

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To run the image through the MINC machine, I folded a piece of white cardstock in half and placed my die cut sentiment in the center of the folded cardstock and then placed the pink glitter transfer sheet on top of the image glitter side down. I ran the piece through my MINC on a setting of 5 (highest setting) three times.  The result was a nice glittered sentiment. Although I really like it, a lot of the glitter still manages to rub off so you do have to be careful about that. There may be some brands that work better than others. Foiling is still the best technique in my book.

With everything done, I was ready to assemble my card to a black cardstock base that was 5 ½ x 4 ½. I cut my water colored panel down to approx. 5 ¼ by 4 3/8 and adhered it to my base with some heavy duty adhesive tape.

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The sentiment was popped up with some dimensional foam as was the leaf.

I’m so pleased with the way this card turned out. I really think it ended up looking like streamers and confetti in the background. It is so fun to look at your stamps in a new way and create something different and unexpected – especially when you’re trying something new and using a new product or technique.

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I know I’m not alone in that 2016 was filled with lots of personal challenges for myself in taking on a new management job with the company I work for resulting in lots of long hours, stress and even a few tears, my husband losing his job and being off work for almost 4 months and both of our fathers had difficult health issues that resulted in a move to nursing home care for my step-father in early 2016 and my father-in-law in Dec 2016.  

My hope for everyone is that 2017 represents a year filled with love, laughter, kindness and turning over a new leaf – whatever that may mean for you. Out with 2016 and all the chaos it created in the world and in with what I hope will be a better, brighter, healthier New Year for everyone!

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Please join in on the Dare 2B Artzy Something New challenge this month. If you got some awesome new crafty supplies or Dare 2B Artzy stamps for Christmas, we’d love to see what you create with them. You can enter up to 3 times – if you use a Dare 2B Artzy stamp set you get an extra chance at winning.

Stay tuned for some fun new stamps that will be coming out within the next month. I know you’ll love the new releases!

Hugs

Tonya

Hello D2BA Fans!!

It’s a new month and we are once again welcoming a new Guest Designer to the Blog!!

We are excited to welcome Vicki from All I Do Is Stamp!!  She has worked with us in the past, so it’s an honor she wanted to join us again!  We really like her work!!

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If you have been following my blog [for awhile], you will remember that I designed for this company back in 2013-2014.  [I am proud to say that I was one of her first Designers. :)] That said, I am happy to be back playing once again with her super fun images.

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For this card, using Blissful Blooms, I blocked stamped with ink [Festive Premium Ink Cube Pack], and then stamped the image over the top.  For some added texture, I cut the panel with some stitched rounded rectangles, and as you can see, I added a fun bow.

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That is Day 1 for me.  I’ll be back 3 more times during the month.
Meanwhile, pop on over to Dare 2B Artzy and check out the fun sets they have!

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