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I saved this card for last because it's my favorite today ;o) This handsome guy is from my sheet of rubber FAMILY PETS (see sidebar - for full story see post from Tuesday - Exciting News!)
I stamped the dog in Staz-On black ink, colored him in with photo markers, then used a Versamark marker to go over everything. I sprinkled with fine detail clear embossing powder and heated. This allowed me to apply inks over it with sponges for the background and then wipe it off the image with a tissue.
For the Pal tag, I used a scrap from the bottom of the green area, stamping the word from a large Stampin' Up! background stamp with words all in boxes. I used a rivet style snap and pop dotted it on to allow room for the back piece. The words in Versamark on the blue strip behind the main panel are from SU!'s Lexicon of Love set.
The background is a Brayered Spots panel from the December 2007 Technique Junkies newsletter I had made in greens and taupes at the time. Nothing like having a file of premade backgrounds!
When it's just as easy, do your TJ bkgds on a full sheet of cs instead of a fourth sheet - you'll always have extra if you cut wrong, or enough to embellish further. Store the extras in manilla folders labeled with the date of the newsletter.
The corners are just crumpled Buckaroo Blue (Stampin' Up!) cs, cut into a square, and then cut on the diagonal, and notched as shown with a scissor.
Thanks for looking!