Dare 2B Artzy February Challenge

Hello and happy Sunday! Hope everyone is having a great day. Whether you’re gearing up for the “big game” today or trying to stay inside and stay warm with the winter weather, you might be looking for a new artzy challenge? If so, you’d be in luck! It’s the first Sunday of the month and that means that Dare 2B Artzy has a fun new challenge for you!

This month’s challenge is LOVE! That’s right, love isn’t just for Valentine’s Day, you can make a love themed card for any occasion.  Dare 2B Artzy is celebrating Love for the whole month of February with this new challenge.

The Love themed card I’m sharing features the awesome new Strawberry Vine Stamp set. This gorgeous new set is a large 6 x 8 stamp and it has the beautiful strawberry vine. This vine is perfect for slimline cards and even your A2 sized cards with just a couple of quick snips to make it fit.

Please note that the size for my strawberry vine may be a bit different than the actual stamp as I did use digital images that were provided to the Dare 2B Artzy design team. I cut these images using my Cricut Maker. Actual images from the stamp set may vary in size slightly.

To start I colored my images using my Croma Flagship markers. As I was coloring it occurred to me that I’ve never actually seen strawberries that grow on a vine. I’m not sure if those types of strawberries would even grow in Colorado as we have a very dry climate. My mom’s strawberries are little plants that are small and grow close to the ground or in a planter. I did look at some pictures for reference and they’re very interesting.

To add the strawberry seeds to each of the colored strawberries, I used a size 10 Gelly Roll pen in white. I added just a touch of sparkle to the center of the white flowers and the ladybug with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen.

Once my images were colored, I set them aside and prepared my background.

I used a sheet of the Artzy Doodles Summer Pink Paper and cut it with the largest Rectangle Slimline Framelets Die with the rounded corners. I also cut a sheet of matte silver cardstock from my stash and an additional sheet from 110lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock.

Next, I used the scalloped Curve Slimline Border dies to cut a decorative edge on my Artzy Doodles and matte silver metallic paper. I love layering the papers this way with the edge dies from Dare 2B Artzy as it almost gives it a lacy look.

I layered the silver cardstock and the Artzy Doodles Summer Pink paper onto the white cardstock background.

The strawberry vine was added to the background with a bit of dimensional foam. I added several additional white flowers around the background as well.

For the sentiment, I chose to use the “I love you more than chocolate covered Strawberries”. I think that’s so cute and could easily be used for Valentines Day or any general love cards. I used some dimensional foam to pop the sentiment up as well.

I had one single strawberry that I cut out and colored. I added additional coloring in shades of brown to make it look like a chocolate dipped strawberry. To finish the image off, I added some Glossy Accents to it to make it look more like chocolate. I love how that turned out. The stamp set also comes with a stamp that can be stamped in a brown ink to look like chocolate.

My finished card panel was added to a slimline card base made from some 110lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock. I used a corner chomper punch to round the corners of the card base also.

To finish the card, I added some white clay hearts to the card background and a couple of red ones next to my chocolate covered strawberry.

This new Strawberry Vine stamp set is so creative and has a ton of great sentiments as well as a coordinating die set. Great for all occasion cards, birthday, thank you’s and even love themed cards.

Remember to hop on over to the Dare 2B Artzy blog and check out the other LOVE Themed cards for this months challenge. If you enter your own Love themed projects on the link over on the Dare 2B Artzy blog, you could win a Dare 2B Artzy gift certificate and pick up this or many other awesome new stamps from Dare 2B Artzy.

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