Technique Junkies – Fun & Games
I had a bit of an association with Technique Junkies when it was a newsletter, having contributed several techniques in the early days, but now that Pat has translated her business to carrying a line of stamps, I admit I hadn't really checked them out until I saw something on Facebook that Lydia Fiedler was doing with one of their stamps. I headed over to check them out, and I ended up placing an order, and then placing another order. This stamp was in that second order because I just had to have it. It came yesterday, and I immediately sat down and made a card with it because I couldn't stop laughing looking at it. Lookie:
STINKIN' CUTE!! (YILM!) To start with, I decided to pull out some of my carefully hoarded stash of BasicGrey 6×6 pads, this one being Out of Print. Since the company is going to be divesting itself of it's paper line, it's going to be even harder to track these down, but I'm happy to say you can still buy their paper, including this pad, on their website while supplies last. This has to be my favorite collection ever. I decided to get really grungy and throw a lot of embellishments on it because with this sort of image you either have to go big or go very simple, so I chose big.
LOL…I just can't stop laughing at this poor dog in his cone. I stamped him on a piece of the plainer yellow paper from the Out of Print 6 x 6 pad and used Fossilized Amber distress ink to add a nice edge.
Yes, it says, "What the fluffy?" LOL. This would make a great get well card for someone who has broken a leg or had some other sudden medical problem. I used the SU! rotary alphabet stamp to do the words for "fluffy" except the question mark, which I drew by hand. I used the retired SU 1/4" square punch to punch out the letters. The "what the" is from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Crazy Talk. For the layer under the image, I used the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core cardstock, used one of Pretty Pink Posh's File Tab dies to cut out the right edge, and sanded the edges to expose the kraft core.
This cool arrow is from Webster's Pages, but I'm afraid you can't find this color any longer.
On the bottom edge of the patterned paper, I added some Tim Holtz tissue tape and tied some Lawn Fawn twine over it for a final touch.
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