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Controlfreaks Spring Blog Tour

Welcome to the Controlfreaks Spring Blog Tour!  Robin wowed you with some fabulous projects. And now I'm excited to share a couple of fun Daisy projects with you today. 


When I think of spring, I think of flowers.  Especially Daisies!  So, I decided to have some fun playing with Stampin' Up!'s Flower, Daisies Die #2 (for the Big Shot) and came up with a couple of outside-the-box ways for using the die cuts.  One of the cool features about the Daisy die is you get THREE different sized Daisies from it!  Gotta love that!


 So, while I was playing with the Daisy Die, I was reminded of dry embossing with die cuts.  I've seen a few samples of the dry embossing with punch-outs & die cuts, but I wanted something that would create an even deeper impression.  So, using the smallest Daisy flower, I handmade my own Texturz Plate!  Woohoo - so exciting. 


Here's my custom made "Daisy Texturz Plate".  A little worn from wear, but still works.  Ain't it cool?



Here's my card...



Supplies:  Picture This (Hostess Level One from Occassions Mini), Basic Black cardstock and ink, Crushed Curry cardstock and Ink, Whisper White Cardstock, Sponge Dauber, Big Shot, Flower-Daisies #2, Impressions Pad, Silicone Rubber Pad, Curly Label Punch, Black Gingham Ribbon, thin chipboard



WATCH VIDEO to learn how to make your own Custom-Made Texturz Plates!



For my next project, I used the middle sized Daisy.  For durability, I die cut it with heavier cardstock - like Confetti Cream (which is a heavier weight than Stampin' Up's Whisper White).  I used the Daisy cut-out as a "mask" to randomly sponge "daisy shapes" on my card.  I LOVE the way this turned out!  PLUS - SO easy!


Here are Dawn's Daisies!



Supplies:  Big Shot, Flower-Daisies #2, Pumpkin Pie cardstock and ink, Crushed Curry cardstock and ink, Whisper White, Sponge Daubers, Whisper White Satin & 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbons, 5/16" Jumbo Brads

WATCH VIDEO to learn how to do Reverse Masking


So - did you like?  I hope you enjoyed this stop on the Controlfreaks Spring Blog Tour.  Now on to your next stop, the marvelous Lisa Martz!