Bee Happy

 Bee Happy

Today I attended the Share What You Love event for Stampin’ UP! Demonstrators organized by Sally Nusbaum. It was an awesome day spending time with some phenomenal and talented designers who share their love for paper crafting. There were product and technique demonstrations, make-and-takes, and an awesome card swap. On top of all of that, we had snacks, delicious lunch with a Chocolate Gooey Butter cake for dessert. Talkin’ about a WOW factor, that dessert will always be on my mind.
Today I am featuring the card that I offered as my swap. This design is not mine. I found it on Dawn Olchefske’s blog. I did very little to modify her design as her video was very clear and left nothing to figure out. The originality of this design is the texturz plate created using the Sizzix Big Shot and Stampin’ Up’s Daisies #2 Flower die (114520). 
The base of the card is Basic Black (5 ½ x 8 ½ folded in half and scored). Set this aside until the rest of the design is completed. 
Follow Dawn’s video to create the texturz plate and run you whisper white cardstock (4 x 3 ¾) thru the Sizzix Machine.  Sponge daub the centers of each daisy with Crushed Curry. Mount this to a Layer a piece of Crushed Curry (5 ¼ x 4)
Next comes mount a piece of Crushed Curry (3 ¾ x ¾) onto a piece of Basic Black (3 ¾ x 1). Stamp the sentiment from the Picture This (Hostess, Retired) on Crushed Curry and punch out using the Curly Label Punch (112208) and attach to the back of this Basic Black Strip.   Mount this unit on the Daisy Unit. Tie a simple knot using the Black Gingham Ribbon (104832).
Lastly, mount onto the Basic Black base.
The great thing about this texturz plate is that once it’s created, it can be used over and over again. I can’t wait to try some of the other Sizzix dies to create texturz plates for dry embossing backgrounds.  They add a subtle elegance to any project. 
Stamps:  Picture This
Paper:  Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories:  Big Shot, Flower Daisies #2, Curly Label Punch, Ribbon, Adhesive

Posted on : May 01 2010
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2 People have left comments on this post

May 2, 2010 - 10:05:37
Pam said:

WOW! You’ve been busy. Welcome back to Blog Land! This card is definitely one of my favorites.

Had a great time with you all at the Demonstrators event. Let’s get together soon.

May 2, 2010 - 10:05:42
Inkbug said:

What an adorable card. I love it!!