Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Nuts About You

Good morning Friends!
Tasha here sharing my first Valentine's Day themed card for 2019 created with the super cute Squirrel Stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy!

The two cute squirrel images were colored with markers and added to a ombre heart background to give a fun Valentine's look. I love the sweet little critter with the bow and flower and just had to add a little pink to her tail; too cute!

The sentiment "I'm Nuts about You!" was added to the bottom of the card and I used this block lettering to add in more fun colors; I love colorful sentiments!

Lastly, layers of dark purple cardstock framed the design and light pink glitter paper adds a pretty shimmer to complete the card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create some fun Valentine's Day card using the New Squirrel stamp set. Also, if you are attending "Creativation" this year, be sure to check out Dare 2B Artzy at booth #561 to see all the fun new products and artzy inspiration!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Top 3 Dare 2B Artzy Cards of 2018

Good morning and Merry Christmas!
Tasha here sharing three of my favorite Artzy cards created in 2018!

#1 - Sending Warm Christmas Wishes

This card was created for November Team-Up Blog hop using paper from The Paper Cut. These Alpaca stamps are just too fun and thought the pop of orange made a cool southwestern holiday card!

#2 - Sending Autumn Greetings

The New Foxy Greetings stamp set was one of my favorite sets from 2018 and I used it to create several projects, but this design was really my favorite! I love the way the fox looks in front of the night sky and all the fall colors; so peaceful!

#3 - Modern Fall Layered Card

The last card in my Top 3 is this layered fall design. These colors are so modern and I love how the green and blue shades just pop against the black background! I really enjoyed being able to cut out the leaves on the new pattern paper and use them as embellishments, this made creating this card quick and easy!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at some of the cards I created this past year. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday and I look forward to sharing more ideas and inspiration in 2019!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Beautiful Christmas Wishes!

Good morning friends!
Tasha here sharing a holiday card created with the lovely new Holiday Rose stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy!

I started my card by coloring the large floral arrangement with traditional holiday colors. Gold glitter pen was added on top for extra shimmer and shine; it's stunning in the light!
After coloring, I adhered the arrangement with thick glue dots and used gold thread for texture. The background also coordinated with the color theme with the embossed pines in gold. This stamp is from the D2BA Poinsettia Tangle stamp set; another one of my favorite sets for holiday cards.

Lastly, the sentiment "Wishing you a Beautiful Christmas" was stamped inside the card. It is also from the Poinsettia Tangle set and it was stamped in Totally Black ink. I also layered gold glitter paper to create a little frame before attaching it to the green base card to complete the design. You can never have too much sparkle!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this holiday card!

Be sure to visit the Dare 2B Artzy Blog for more design team inspiration and for information on how to participate in the December Challenge. This month's theme is "Winter" and it's perfect to share some of your Christmas cards and projects and enter for a chance to win a fun prize!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Dare 2B Artzy December Challenge -Winter Theme

Good morning and welcome back to my blog!
Sharing a new card created with the new Cuckoo Clock stamp set for the Dare 2B Artzy December Challenge. This month's theme is Winter and I just love using snowflakes, so winter themed projects are just so much fun in my opinion!

The snowy background was created using the small snowflake stamped with two ink colors, I also added random maker dots in similar shades to add more color and fill in the blank areas. I love that one little stamp can create such a lovely background.

The Cuckoo Clock image was stamped with Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink and and colored with markers. I layered clear glitter pen on top for shimmer and used a black Copic pen to give more detail to the wood sections of the clock. 

This set includes several sentiments, but the "I'm Cuckoo for You" is my favorite! I stamped it with purple ink and think it looks great with the falling snowflakes.

Lastly, I added silver glitter paper (I love glitter!!!!), and layers of purple and teal cardstock. The completed design was then adhered to a dark brown A2 sized card base. I think this will be great to send to someone to warm up their day this winter season!

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my project for the Dare 2B Artzy December Challenge. Be sure to check out the D2BA Blog for more design team inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win a crafty prize!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Thinking of You Today!

Good morning D2BA friends!
Tasha here sharing a winter wonderland themed card that is perfect to send to a special friend this winter.

To create this design, I embossed "Thinking of You Today" in white on to beautiful blue cardstock that was die cut and centered on the card. I traced the circle and decided to form a wreath pattern using two snowflakes and a pine stamp. I love these light pastel colors and the pink and blue color combination!

To add more sparkle, I attached pink and clear sequins to the snowflakes and used a pretty pink glitter paper layer. I love the added texture the sequins add and the shine when the light hits them.

Lastly, I layered bright pink, blue, and yellow cardstock on to a teal card base to complete the card. I love the pop of yellow; these colors are so happy and I think this card will brighten up a special friend's day.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you are inspired by today's project. Be sure to check out the Dare 2B Artzy's blog for more inspiration and remember there is still time to participate in the November Challenge!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Dare 2B Artzy and the Paper Cut November Team-Up Blog Hop

Welcome to the team-up Blog Hop of Dare 2B Artzy and the Paper Cut!!
We are super excited to team up together and share some lovely inspiration!

Fun stamps and awesome pre-cut card bases, make for some awesome cards!!
You should have arrived here from Karen 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!  
We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!

Winner will receive a stamp set picked by us!!
Blog Hop will end Sunday, November 25th at 7:00pm Central. 
We will then post a winner!!
My card was created using the fun Twist N Pop Kit from The Paper Cut in the color "Orange Fizz" and several Dare 2B Artzy stamp sets. Fancy card folds are so fun and The Paper Cut's pre-made designs makes it easy since all the folds are made for you.

Now that the Christmas season is in full swing, I wanted to make a holiday card combing the Alpaca Cake and Spit Happens stamp sets from D2BA. I love these sweet Alpaca images and thought they would look awesome with the orange card base.

When the card is closed you see this beautiful orange card stock.

Opening the card allows the inside panel to twist open and reveal your design. The Paper Cut card base comes pre-scored and assembling the card is as easy as adding some glue runner to two sides to adhere it to the white inside layer. Quick and easy (Love it!).

To give the card a winter wonderland feel, I used a light blue cardstock layer and stamped random snowflakes in the background with a coordinating ink color. This blue color looks amazing with the orange!

Christmas colors were used to continue with the holiday theme and I thought this Alpaca's necklace totally looked like ornaments.

Being that these stamp sets are not Christmas specific, I drew on holiday lights around the cactus image. I like this look and thought this was a fun way to use this stamp.

Lastly, the Sending Warm Christmas Wishes sentiment was stamped across the panels. This is actually a combination of two stamp sets. I have been challenging myself to think of new ways to use my current stamps and enjoyed using my adorable alpacas in a holiday card!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Your next stop in the hop is Pam! 
We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
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