Let the Good Times Roll with Dare 2B Artzy New Release

Hello and welcome back! I am here today with some fun and funky new products from the Dare 2B Artzy new release called, Feelin’ Groovy.  

This awesome new release brings back memories of the 70’s (and maybe even some of the 60’s) when bell bottom pants were hip, everyone owned a Lava Lamp, wore flowers in their hair and drove around in a VW microbus.  

OK, I was a kid back then, but my parents dressed me in some bell bottoms…eeew! I did own a Lava Lamp also, but that was quite a bit later when they resurfaced as “retro” products sold at the local Spencer Gifts.  

The one thing that I did love about that time was roller skating! I used to skate in front of my house and my friends, and I would go to the local skating rink nearly every weekend. We had so much fun! 

When I saw the new release from Dare 2B Artzy, I fell in love with the Good Times Roll because it brought back all of those feel-good memories of skating with my friends. 

To create my card project, I knew I wanted to give some movement to it.  

I stamped and colored the roller skate with my OLO alcohol markers and die cut it using the coordinating die set. 

Next, I cut a piece of 110lb cardstock that was 5 ½ x 5 ½. I used the cloud border die to create a cloud stencil. I used that to ink blend some clouds onto my 6×6 piece of cardstock. I tried to find some colors that sort of matched the new checkerboard paper from the new Feeling Groovy 12×12 paper. I kept my ink blending very soft to get the lighter colors and covered the whole piece of cardstock with clouds. 

Using the 3 3/4 and the 2 7/8-inch Double Dot Circle framelets, I centered them on my ink blended background and taped both in place with some highlighter tape and ran it through my die cutting machine. This cut a thin 1/4-inch frame and then a smaller center circle from my background. I set all of the pieces aside. 

I needed a circle that was just a bit larger than the circle I cut from my ink blended background, so I used the 4 ¼ and the 3 3/8-inch Double Dot Circles together and cut 6 sets of circle frames. Using some liquid glue, I glued all 6 frames together to create the track border that would keep my slider mechanism in place behind the scenes. The frames were centered around my die cut opening and adhered to the back of the ink blended panel. I added some additional dimensional foam around the outer areas of the ink blended panel to make it sturdy. 

For the center circle I cut from the ink blended panel, I cut another 3 3/8 circle from the new Feelin’ Groovy Checkered cardstock and glued that on top of the center circle covering the ink blended clouds. 

Behind the center circle, I die cut 6 circles that measured 2 ¾ inches. I had to use a circle die from my stash to get the right size circle for the center. These circles were just slightly smaller than my center circle. I glued each circle together and adhered them to the back of my center piece which makes it very sturdy. 

Next, I cut a piece of dark yellow cardstock that measured 5 ½ x 5 ½. This would be the piece behind my ink blended panel. Using a ruler, I drew an X from corner to corner to get the center point of the background. I centered the original frame I cut from the ink blended cardstock and adhered it with some liquid glue.  

I cut two ¼ inch strips of the checkerboard cardstock and adhered them to the left and right of the ink blended background. 

I removed the foam tape from the panel and added some glue to the back of the layered circle frame track and lined it up with the piece of dark yellow cardstock and adhered it in place. 

For the sentiment, I used the Let the Good Times Roll and stamped it with Totally Black Ink first and then restamped it with embossing ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder. 

This sentiment has a coordinating die to cut it out – which I love! I cut it out and glued it to the center piece of my background before gluing it in place in the center of my card panel. 

Once the background panel was in place and dry, I used some antistatic powder to brush all around the inside of the track. This helps in the event there’s some extra glue to keep things moving freely.  I slipped my slider mechanism which is a dime and made sure it moved around in the track well.  

Finally, I added the roller skate to the dime using a double layer of circular foam dots that were 1/8 inch. The circle foam dots work best for the movement on the slider track as well.  

I added some green pearls to the left and right of the checkered borders. 

On the inside of my card, I stamped the Groovy Wishes and added a large Daisy and Ladybug that I colored from the Oopsie Daisy stamp set which is also new from the Feelin’ Groovy release. 

I hope you enjoyed this card. I had so much fun creating it and I think the slider movement is perfect for the adorable roller skate and sentiment “Let the Good Times Roll”.  

As a reminder, Dare 2B Artzy is having an Instagram HOP this weekend. You can head over to their Instagram page @Dare2BArtzy and check out the HOP and all of the projects using the new Feelin’ Groovy release from the other Design Team members. (Pssst…there’s also a sale going on – but you’ve gotta check out the HOP to get the code). 

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll have all of the products I used linked below for your convenience.