Thursday, October 22, 2020

Snowy Holiday

Here is the entire size of the die cut, designed to fit on a slimline card.

The die cut I used on this card was cut out of glitter cardstock, and I simply cut it down to fit across the top of my A2 card.

I just love how detailed and intricate this die is!

The first time I attempted to cut my very thick glitter cardstock, I did not get a clean cut (user error), and had to trim the die cut down as you see here. It was a happy accident as I liked how the card turned out, and proceeded to created the second version as well! 

All these cards needed was the Happy Holidays sentiment also cut from dies included with the Slimline Snowflakes die set, and some pretty, festive patterned paper!

There are several more new slimline die sets that are equally as versatile! You can check them out, as well as all of the other fabulous Dare 2B Artzy products here!

There is still time to join in on the October challenge, whose theme is Fall, for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate!

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Scent With Love

Hi Artzy friends-

Today I am sharing a card using a cute image from Dare 2B Artzy on a fun, new-to-me, card fold.

I learned how to make this type of card from my friend Kathy. I did a little searching to try to figure out what this fold is called. All I came up with was "pull-out card." I'm not certain that this is correct, since there are several other types of cards also called pull-out cards. So if you happen to have another name for this card fold, please leave me a comment! The inner portion of this card is similar to a Z-fold card, so maybe I'll call it a "pull-out Z-fold card!"

The image on this card is from the Stinkin' Happy stamp set. The dies that cut the images in this set, Skunk die, also cut the images in the Feeling Stinky stamp set, which has similar images, but different sentiments to mix and match with your skunks.

To create the front of this card I used a rectangle die to cut a window into my A2 card base (medium blue.) I created a frame using paper from the Autumn Oasis collection. 

I created the inner portion of the card with white card stock, cut slightly smaller than my A2 card, and folded in a Z shape. I stamped the message inside and adhered it in my blue card base. 

I then created a green and navy blue base layer for my image and positioned it so that it would peek through the frame I cut into my card front, and added a sentiment strip. 

This is what the completed card looks like, opened up, with the focal image "pulled out."

I think this card will be sent to my son for his October birthday, so if you see him, please don't tell him!

I love learning and trying new and different fun folds for my cards! Do you?

Dare 2B Artzy has many images that are perfect for the focal point of your cards. You can check them out here

You can also join us for our October challenge here.  Link up your Fall themed project for the chance to win a $15 gift certificate to Dare 2B Artzy!

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!


Thursday, September 24, 2020

You are Beautiful!

 Hi Artzy friends -

I am sharing another card today made with some new Dare 2B Artzy products that you are going to love!


I used several dies from the Wavy Slimline Framelits dies set to create the background panel, the teal frame, and the wavy inner sentiment panel. 

This set has loads of possibilities for your slimline cards!

My background panel was created with paper from the All the Buzz collection. These papers work beautifully for summer projects, but also are great for many of your fall projects too.

I created my own wavy background panel for the sentiment by stamping the image from the Fruit Loop stamp set randomly over the entire piece, with an embossing ink to create a subtle watermarked look. 
I then heat embossed my sentiment, and a few solid and outline "loops" with gold embossing powder.

I added some champagne colored sequins and covered over the center portion of the card, inside the popped up frame, with a piece of die cut acetate, creating a "faux shaker". 

I hope you'll take a look at all the fun new Dare 2B Artzy products, and keep your eye out for additional items to come! 

Please join our monthly challenge for September. The theme this month is "your favorite color", and all participants will be entered for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


Friday, September 18, 2020

Sweet as Honey

 Hi Artzy friends-

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's blog hop!

We are excited to have this blog hop to share our new stamps and slimline dies!

There are so many fun new products! Be sure to check out all of the lovely inspiration from our Artzy 


You should have arrived here from Tasha's blog.

If you haven't and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy blog to start

at the beginning.

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning! We will

randomly choose TWO winners from comments left on the the blogs, so the more you comment, the

more chances you have to win!

Winners will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Dare 2B Artzy store!

The blog hop will end on Sunday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. Central.

We will post the winners on Sunday night.

I created two very similar cards for the blog hop using one of our brand new slimline die sets. Because, if you're making one card, why not make two?! 

The new dies that I used are called Slimline Honeycomb dies, and they are so fun and unique!
Besides the beautiful detailed honeycomb patterned die, there is a shaped background die, as well as some additional coordinating "extras."

I took the obvious traditional approach, and paired the dies with the Buzzy Beez stamps and dies.
But you will find yourself getting "artzy" with these dies, and using them for so many other themes!

For the backing portion of the die cuts I wanted to created a watercolor effect. I swiped some liquid watercolors in shades of yellows and oranges onto a piece of watercolor paper, and diecut my background die twice.

I stamped, colored, and diecut several of the images from the Buzzy Beez set.
I love adding shimmer to the bees wings! 

I diecut the honeycomb patterned die out of black cardstock and adhered them to my watercolored
backing pieces.
After creating card bases that are 8 1/2" x 3 1/2", I assembled my cards, using yellow cardstock for the bottom strips, and stamping them with sentiments from the Buzzy Beez and Honey Bears stamp sets.
I think these birthday cards would be perfect for anyone on your list!

Thanks for stopping by!
Your next stop on the hop is Teri's blog.
We hope you are inspired along the way!
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Use code FALLNEW10 for 10% off your order!
(Code good now until Sunday, September 20th at midnight CST)

Happy hopping!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Be a Fruit Loop!

 Hi Artzy friends -

Dare 2B Artzy has a fun new stamp set that I want to share with you today.

It's called Fruit Loop, and it's got some great sentiments, as well as an image that can be used to create some fun texture on your project. (I will use the image on a future card.)

I cut several circle frames in various sizes and colors using the Double Dot Circle framelits.
The colors I used all coordinate with this beautiful floral patterned paper from the All the Buzz collection.
I stamped my chosen sentiment from the set on a white circle cut to fit inside one of the frames.
Simple but eye-catching; I hope you like it!

You can find all of the new Dare 2B Artzy products here.

Please join in on our monthly challenge for September. The theme this month is "Favorite Color."
All entries will have a chance to win a $15 gift card!

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!