June Challenge with Dare 2B Artzy

Hi everyone! I’m back today to play along in a brand-new card challenge over on the Dare 2B Artzy Blog. It’s the first Sunday in June and Dare 2B Artzy’s challenge theme this month is Masculine.

I always struggle to make masculine cards, however this one came together easy.

To start I used the Triangle Accent hot foil plate and foiled a piece of cardstock that was a bit larger than A2 size. For this panel I tested out a new paper for foiling called Hamilco and I’m happy to say that it foiled beautifully. Using a dark navy Copic Marker, I colored a few of the foiled triangles.

Once my cardstock was foiled with the matte gold foil, I used the largest Rectangle Framelets die to cut it to A2 size.

Next, using another piece of the new Hamilco paper; I stamped and colored the cute bear with the honey pot from the Honey Bears stamp set. I wasn’t sure this was necessarily a masculine bear, but I think I colored it to look like a masculine bear using some darker shades of green and blue. For the honey on the bear’s paw and face as well as the Honey Pot I used some golden yellows with a darker yellow for shading and then I used some Glossy Accents on the honey to give it a shine and make it look realistic. I love that look. I also stamped and colored two of the tiny bees from the stamp set.

Using the Double Dot Circle framelets dies, I cut a larger circle with some dark navy cardstock from my stash and then cut the smaller inner circle using the new Field of Hope paper.

I popped all my elements up with a bit of dimensional foam onto the foiled triangle panel.

Finally, I finished the card with the stamped the sentiment Bear Hugs and die cut it with a rectangle strip from the Center Step die set.

You can play along with the Dare 2B Artzy June Challenge by heading to the Dare 2B Artzy blog today and linking up your project.

The winner of this month’s challenge will receive a Gift Certificate to use over on the Dare 2B Artzy online store.

Thanks for joining me today! Can’t wait to see what kind of cards you create for the June Challenge with Dare 2B Artzy.