WELCOME to the June 2011 Control Freaks Blog Tour !!!

Our theme is Summer Mini Catalog products and Sneak Peeks from the NEW 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! Catalog!

You have probably joined me after visiting Liz Shultz's Blog and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour.

Our tour officially starts on Monday, June 20th.. so if you are joining us early, some of the blog tour links may not be quite up yet.. so please check back Monday morning for the full tour.

My first sample features the NEW DELICATE DOILIES stamp set from the NEW Stampin' Up! catalog to be released on July 1!!  I stamped it in White craft ink on Watercolor paper, embossed it in White powder, then watercolored over it. 

Doily mug tag
This mug was given to us on the recent Stampin' UP! Cruise to Alaska and has the +One Theme logo on it.  I watercolored 2 of the doily images, and punched out one of them, layered it onto a piece of Pacific Point cardstock punched with the Doily Triple layer punch, and then everything is layered onto a scallop die cut from the new Perfect Pennants die (also available July 1 in the new catalog).

Doily tag

 My 2nd sample features the same set with the same watercolor technique on the Delicate Doily stamp image:

Doily card 2
The watercolored doily is cut out and layered onto one of the die cuts from the Perfect Pennant die, and then everything is layered onto a doily cut out from the upcoming Flirtatious specialty paper – yep, another NEW GOODIE you'll find on July 1!  The printed paper in the background is also from the Flirtatious DSP.  I finished it off with some Rose Red Seam Binding ribbon.

  Rose doily close up

Tourclickhere CLICK HERE TO VISIT Wendy's samples on the next stop in our tour!

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