Posts tagged with: Big Bloom

Hi, Everyone!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram!

I would like to give a GIANT SHOUT-OUT to all the Akron and Syracuse Rubber Stamp Convention attendees who stopped by the Dare 2B Artzy booth!  I had a great time at the Make ‘N Takes with all of you fabulous ladies and gentlemen!  Several of you asked for directions for the Split Cover Folio which I had on display.

I have finally finished the directions and you can click on the link below for the PDF!

Dare 2B Artzy Split Cover Folio

If you make any of these folios with Dare 2B Artzy products, please post them to Instagram using #dare2bartzy so we can see your amazing creations!

Have a wonderful stamping and scrapbooking kind of day!

 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our July Challenge?

Can you even believe it is July already?  The summer seems to be flying by!


But before we can get to the new challenge, we have our June Challenge WINNER!!

#27 Kathy Schweinfurth

Have fun shopping on our website and select ONE stamp sets and ONE D2BA Ink Pad!
Just send your address and selection to by the end of the month.
Include “CHALLENGE Winner” in the subject so we don’t miss it.

Be sure to join in the fun for your chance at winning some great stamps!!


Our July Challenge is….

“Bright Colors”

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:


Stamp(s) Used: Blissful Blooms


Stamp(s) Used: Flip Flops


Stamp(s) Used: Wishing HappinessRestore the Soul


Stamp(s) Used: Big Bloom

Hope you have enjoyed our projects from our lovely designers!!  They’re so talented!!

Now it’s your turn!!  We’d LOVE to see what you create!!


Some Challenge Rules:

– Our challenges are open to everyone; those entries featuring a Dare 2B Artzy image will get a second entry into the drawing! *Add D2BA to your entry title so we know you get a 2nd entry!

– Your submission must be NEW, no back linking projects.

– You must add a link to our blog in your post or mention us in your gallery.

– Leave a link to your actual blog post.

– You may enter each challenge ONLY 3 times.

We reserve the right to remove any submissions that do not follow the rules.

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 Most importantly….HAVE FUN!


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Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!

Hello and welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans! I’m excited to be back today sharing my latest card here on Dare 2B Artzy.

For this project I used the Big Bloom stamp set. I really love this flower and it’s perfect for the technique I’m going to showcase with today’s card.

The technique for this card is called white washing. It gives a subtle painted or water color look for stamps on Kraft cardstock.

This technique is excellent for most any type of flower stamp. I started off my card by cutting a piece of Kraft cardstock. I used a cute scalloped die to cut mine.

Next I inked my stamp with some Versamark embossing ink. I stamped it onto the Kraft paper and then used some ultra-fine white embossing powder and heat set it.

To create the white washing I used an aqua brush and some white pigment ink. You can also use a chalk based ink for creating a white washed effect. I let my brush get a bit wet and then rolled it across the white craft ink pad and then painted my stamped image white. The embossed edges of the image keep the ink paint from bleeding outside the lines. You can control the opacity of the image by adding more or less water with the white ink. The trick is to not let your paper get too wet.  In order to keep the paper from getting too wet, it’s best to paint the white on in layers and let it dry in between painting on more white.


Once your satisfied with the level of white washing, let it dry again and then you can start painting on your colors. I used the same technique for the colors, using a wet brush and then dipping in a bit of dye ink color and painting on color over the white washing layer (pigment inks will also work for adding a layer of color). I added color from the center of the flower outwards towards the ends of the petals. Once I’d finished the flower, I added a different color to the leaves. How much color to add is a personal choice.  My end result is a really soft water color effect on the white background. 

Once I was happy with the level of color on the Big Bloom, I let it dry completely. I embossed the sentiment Bloom where you are planted with the white ultra-fine embossing powder.

I added a pearl brad to the center of my flower and created a couple of die cut flags and added another floral antique brad to them.

I layered the Kraft cardstock over another piece of teal colored cardstock using some dimensional foam strips. Both layers were added to my final white card base.


Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card. Please be sure to check out all of the other flower stamps in the Dare 2B Artzy shop here as there are many to choose from and they would work beautifully with a white wash technique such as this.

Hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!




HI!!!  Chris here and today I am sharing this layout I created using Dare 2B Artzy papers and stamps! To create this project I started with the following supplies:

Dare 2B Artzy Trellis Paper; Dare 2B Artzy – Artzy Doodle Paper pack -Doodles Slate, Sunset Yellow; Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black Premium Ink; Dare 2B Artzy Big Bloom Stamp Set; Dare 2B Artzy Happiness Blooms Stamp Set




I started this layout but cutting a wide strip of the Artzy Doodle Paper pack -Doodles Slate and adhered it to the right side of my layout.  I then added a trimmed 10 inch square of the the Dare 2B Artzy Trellis Paper.   After placing my photo I used the cut away strip from the Doodles Slate paper to add the border strip.

I stamped the Big Bloom images onto my card stock and colored the images with my Spectrum Noir Markers ( CT1, IB1, PP3, DG3, CG1, CG2). I fussy cut out my blooms  and added them to the left of my photo. Here is a close up of the blooms!


To finish off the layout I added a large banner on the top left of my layout.  I used a butterfly punch to punch the butterfly from the Artzy Doodle Sunset Yellow paper. I punched a scalloped circle and stamped my title block using the Happiness Blooms stamp from the Dare 2B Artzy Happiness Blooms Stamp Set.  I hope you are inspired to create!  I know I am loving these new papers and stamps!