Here's a card using the Texas-shaped die cut of an old pair of jeans. I had to use an extra piece of card stock as a shim in my Cuttlebug but it cut out easily. The background is tone on tone stamping on card stock. I used the second stamping of Memento's Gray Flannel on the white.
Here's the I [heart] Bluebonnets die as a mask - I sponged some blue over it to get a softer look. The Open Bluebonnets are embossed in white on blue card stock and painted with Twinkling H2O's.
And here's the piece that I used as a mask with the blue sponged on the letters. For the bluebonnets, I first used the die cut as a mask and sponged blue in the background which created the white 'shadows.' Then I stamped the Open Bluebonnets on top making sure they were not lined up too well. I added the bluebonnet die cuts on top with the white coming from the Picket Fence Distress Marker. I also added a purple dot with a Tombow Marker and some Stickles on top of the dots. You can vary the sizes of the bluebonnets by cutting off the bottom petals. The leaves were die cut and sponged with different greens.
And some more Stickles on the letters.
Both Scrapbook 'N' More and Stamp Salado have already sold out of their first orders of the dies! I'll be sending out their second orders today! They are also available HERE.