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Justtheq
"Just the Queen" by Emerson for American Art Stamp; Patterned Paper from the Blush Collection by Basic Grey; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan; Waterbased Markers; Ruffled Pink Ribbon, source unknown; Brown Gingham by May Arts; Spiral Clip from Paper Zone; Sakura Quickie Glue Pen; Prisma Glitter, Ultrafine Multi;  Decorative Scissors Retired by SU!

This stamp just cracks me!  I *love* her!  Emerson is a humorous line of images offered through American Art stamp, and every one of them features these hilarious chicks with something sassy to say that will make ya’ laugh.  Check out the one that says, "Hang loose . . . " (insert giggling)

The image is just large enough and has so much personality that it can stand alone, making for a quick, but very fun card!  I just used the colors in the patterned paper to guide me, and a very simple, straightforward layout!

For an easy embellishment,  loop a short length of wider ribbon around one of the rings in a spiral clip, and knot a narrower, contrasting colored ribbon around it to hold it in place.  Slip it onto the focal image where you need a little filler, and she’s good to go!

I had to embellish the Queen’s rose, wine, crown and the little heart with some glitter, just for added glam.  Another fun option would be to use little tiny crystal stickers for the jewels on the crown.

You probably can’t see it too well here, but I did trace around her rather quickly with a very pale, light blue marker, to give the illusion of some shadowing and dimension.  IRL it shows up very nicely, but when I tried to intensify this effect with PSE, I ended up skewing the other colors waaaaaay off, so you’ll hafta imagine those blue shadows, and try this effect at home some time so you can see the results more easily!

I’m still chuckling . . . can’t help it . . . I think her wine glass could easily be taken for a ‘tini glass . . . yes? (wink!)

BTW, for those of you that enjoyed the toaster card a few weeks ago, American Art Stamps has uploaded the anxiously awaited for Sunshine Designs, that debuted at CHA 07–check out the coffee cup, fridge, and utensils!!!  Too stinkin’ CUTE!!!

8 Comments
  1. She’s wonderful and I can see the blue very well. Gotta love American Art Stamp, that Hang Loose is is sooooooo funny because it’s sooooooo true! That’s what you’ve got to look forward to, lots of laughs. TFS

  2. Hehehe too cute – this stamp is perfect for you Julie!! And I can see the blue shadows – me likey!!!

  3. Cute, cute, cute, cute! :)

  4. I love these stamps!!!! I have a few and giggle every time I read them. TFS

  5. These stamps are too funny!! TFS – there goes this months stamping budget…..

  6. Love this, Julie! I have a number of the Emerson stamps and they always make me laugh! this is a fabulous card – love your ribbon idea and I intend to copy it!!

  7. I’m glad you pointed out the blue shadowing because I could see it when I squinted with my old eyes!! LOL Very cute card. I really like the spriral ribbon idea. Clever girl, you…

  8. Thanks for the link, had to go take a look at these girls. Cheers cracked me up, what a hoot. They could be a fun off the cuff kinda card.

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