Friday, February 5, 2016

Dare 2B Artzy Blog Hop

Welcome to the 1st Dare 2B Artzy Blog Hop!!
We are so excited to share some fun projects with you, using some of our new stamps for this year!! 

We have released 25 NEW stamp sets!! You can check out all the new products here!!
You should have arrived here from Chris'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 a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!

Our Blog Hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central.  We will then post a winner!!

During the hop Dare 2B Artzy is also offering a special Blog Hop discount of 10% off your order placed during the hop!

Enter code: BLOOM at checkout.
 I am so honored to be part of this crazy, crafty team of beautiful artists.  I know you'll find such beautiful inspiration along the way!  Here's what I created:

I used the fabulous Dare 2B Artzy - Happiness Blooms stamp set along with some Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters collection paper.  The stamps are stamped with Dare 2B Artzy black ink and are colored with Copic markers.  (This ink is FaB - can use water or alcohol markers!)  Here's a close-up of that beautiful flower:

I stamped it three times, colored them, and then fussy cut them.  I then popped layers to add the dimension!  Fun, fun, fun to color this beautiful detailed flower!

It's so much fun to color, in fact, that I'm going to show off a second card:

The background is Tim Holtz Distress ink and some splatters of Mr. Huey's ink.  Such a fun and versatile set!

Your next stop in the hop is Kel's blog! Here's the whole hop order in case you get lost along the way:

Karen (you are here)
Kel  (here's your next stop)

We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
Check out all D2BA's products here!  Thanks for stopping by!  
Happy Hopping!

Craftily yours,



  1. Such beautiful cards!! LOVE your color choices on both of them!!!

  2. What lovely flower cards! Love them!

  3. Ohhhh! That stamp WOULD be fun to color! Beautiful cards!

  4. Ohhhh! That stamp WOULD be fun to color! Beautiful cards!

  5. These are beautiful! I love the colors!

  6. Simply beautiful! Your use of color and coloring technique is amazing.

  7. ELEGANT PERFECTION. The first card is my fav and I felt like your sentiment when I saw your card - happiness bloomed within! Thanks bunches Karen. j

  8. OM gosh, I love love love them! This stamp set is on my to buy list, thank you!!!!

  9. So pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Your cards are stunning! I love the colors you've used!

  11. lovely stamps and gorgeous colouring xx

  12. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

  13. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

  14. Love the big flowers!

  15. Beautiful cards! Great use of the stamps & I love the colors you chose. ♡

  16. I love both cards! Thank you also for the explanation of your background. I shall have to give that a try! I also love how you showed us how versatile the stamps are just be coloring them and laying them out differently.

    Thanks for sharing with us on this blog hop!


  17. Thanks for sharing both cards. I love them both. It is nice to see how one stamp can create two totally different looks. Beautiful!!

  18. Wow, how fun it is to see two cards using the same stamp set, but in different colors and layouts! So pretty!

  19. both of your cards are so beautiful but i especially love the first one... and i'm usually not a purple person!!

    lovies, =o) kel
    your fellow D2BA teamie

  20. Very pretty cards. I love the colors especially on the first one.