Thursday, January 28, 2021

Friends Are Like Wildflowers

 Hi Artzy friends-

One of my favorite new slimline dies from Dare 2B Artzy is the Slimline Wildflower background die. It's so pretty and detailed and can be used for many styles of slimline cards.

I created a card for a friend by adding this cute skunk and sentiment from the Stinkin' Happy stamp and dies sets.

The background paper,  cut with the framelit die that comes with the Wildflower die, is the from the Summertime Petals collection. 

To finish off the card I added some blue Liquid Pearls to the centers of the flowers on the die cut. 

I hope you enjoyed this peak at one of the new Dare 2B Artzy slimline dies. I will be sharing more projects with this, and other new products in future posts. 

The challenge this month is "Anything Goes."  Enter here for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!


Thursday, January 14, 2021

New Slimline Die, Two Ways!

Hi Artzy friends -

Today I am sharing two cards created with a fun new set of dies from Dare 2B Artzy called Retro Slimline Background die. These dies are available now!

First I created a birthday card, using the little dies that are included in the set to inlay them back into the detailed slimline cover die. See the cupcake, candles, hearts and stars?! I also inlaid some of the navy blue pieces back into the retro layer. 

Because there is so much going on on this card front I didn't want to cover any of it up with a sentiment. I will include my birthday greeting inside the card. The striped background paper, cut with the stitched rectangle die that comes with the set, is from the All the Buzz collection. 

Because of my placement of the "Hi" and the other inlaid elements, some of which I popped up for a little more dimension, this is a horizontally oriented card.

I couldn't stop creating with this new die set and wanted to try a vertically oriented card next.

This card is much simpler (and calmer!), as I chose to layer my retro design white on white. I really like the texture and dimension of this background! The image and sentiment are from the new Crazy 4 Cocoa stamps and dies, also available now. I  also added in some hearts from both the Retro Slimline Background dies set and the Crazy 4 Cocoa dies. The sentiment strip is cut with a die from the Curvy Slimline Border dies set. The cup of cocoa and the sentiment are both popped up - just for fun!
This card could be used for several occasions, including the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday! 

I love that this die can be used in either orientation, and has so many design options for inlaid die cutting!

The challenge this month on the Dare 2B Artzy blog is Anything Goes. Please join in here for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the store!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day! 


Sunday, January 3, 2021

Happy New Year!

 Hi Artzy friends-

I hope 2021 is off to a smooth start for you!

Today for the Anything Goes challenge at Dare 2B Artzy I am sharing a card made with two adorable winter themed stamp sets. These two sets are great for the holidays and beyond. I am sure winter will be hanging around in my neck of the woods for several weeks to come so I will continue to make winter cards!

I have no idea what this card fold is called but I recently received a card from a friend using it and I really liked it! I love the cute polar bear and penguin images from the Just Chillin' stamps and coordinating dies sets. They look great colored to coordinate with the Snow Much Fun paper collection.

The sentiment I chose is from the Toboggan Fun stamp set.

This card fold has 3 flaps that open up to reveal another stamped sentiment inside, and space for a personal greeting.

I had "snow much fun" creating this card, and didn't realize until it was completed that it may be the perfect card to give to my husband when he retires in about a month!

I hope you will get Artzy this month and upload your creations to the challenge post for a chance to win a $15 gift card to Dare 2B Artzy - Anything Goes!

Have an Artzy 2021! Thanks for visiting!