Dare 2B Artzy August Challenge

Hello and welcome! I’m so very excited to be back with the amazing Dare 2B Artzy Design Team again! Dare 2B Artzy holds such a special place in my heart as one of my favorite stamp companies. Their stamps and dies are unlike anything else on the market. I’m excited about getting Artzy again and to be back with all of the talented DT members both old and new. I’m looking forward to making some new crafty friends on the team.

Let’s jump into today’s card for the August Challenge on Dare 2B Artzy. The challenge theme for the month of August is Anything Goes.

I couldn’t wait to play with the Buzzzy Beez set. I think they are just the cutest bees with those little rosy cheeks and the smiles.

I colored the largest bees from the set with my Copic Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. I also stamped and colored one of the smallest bees from the Honey Bears set. The images were all stamped using Dare 2B Artzy’s Totally Black ink and stamped on 100lb Accent Opaque cardstock. The Totally Black ink is alcohol ink friendly so it’s perfect for all of your alcohol marker coloring.

To add some dimension to the bees, I added some glossy accents to the eyes. I also added some sparkle to the wings using a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen in clear. I set them aside to allow the glossy accents to dry overnight.

I wanted to have the bees flying around some large florals. I decided to repurpose the Holly Xmas stamp set and make the poinsettia flower into a daisy. I think they work well as large daisy blossoms which is perfect for summer.

The flowers were colored with a combination of my Copics and my Chroma alcohol markers and die cut with the coordinating Holly Xmas dies. I added some shimmer to the flower centers using a Sakura Stardust pen. I love to add a little sparkle and shine to my projects whenever I can. It’s kinda my thing.

Once all of my images were colored and die cut, I was excited to try out the brand new Wavy Framelets Slimline Die. These are available as a pre-order now in the Dare 2B Artzy shop and will begin shipping around  August 15th.  If you’re a fan of the slimline cards that are the hottest trend right now, I highly suggest you pick up this die set.  It features 3 pierced rectangle slimline dies, 2 wavy slimline dies and 2 flag banner dies. T he set everything you need to get started making slimline dies.

I used my slimline dies to cut some of the Bee Happy honeycomb paper with the largest slimline square die. Then I cut some of the Artzy Doodles Sunset Yellow paper with the medium sized slimline rectangle. For the largest Wavy slimline and smallest slimline rectangle, I cut them from some black cardstock.

Before adhering all of the stamped bees and flowers to my card front, I die cut the honeycomb outline from the Buzy Beez die set using some gold cardstock. The honeycomb was glued to my smallest layer of black cardstock. To add a bit of additional shimmer, I used the Sakura Stardust pen again to the inside of the honeycombs.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed the Happy Bee-Day sentiment with some white embossing powder.

Finally I was ready to add my bees and flowers using a bit of dimensional foam tape.

All of the layers were adhered to a white card base made of 1 sheet of 8 ½ x 11,  100lb cardstock that was scored on the long edge and trimmed of the excess.  I added some dimensional foam to the smallest rectangles for the top layers on my car panel.  The multiple layers and stamped elements do add a bit of weight to the card, but all of the fun dimension adds interest to the card.

Finally, I added some yellow gems to the card front.

Reminder, the Dare 2B Artzy August Challenge Theme is Anything Goes. Click on the Anything Goes graphic below and it will take you directly to the Dare 2B Artzy blog. Once there, you can add the links to enter your own projects for this challenge. The winner of the challenge will receive a $15.00 Gift Card to the Dare 2B Artzy online store. Good Luck!!

I hope you have enjoyed today’s card! Thanks so much for stopping by.



Links to all of the Dare 2B Artzy stamps, dies and paper used in today’s post are included below as well as any additional products used to create my card.