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The Waiting Is Totally The Hardest Part!

Whenever I get the urge to make a scene builder card, I want to tell a story. The story might be as simple as baking cookies or what your kitchen appliances do while you are away, but I want to tell a story in 4.25x5.5 inches. I prefer stories about special moments in the mundane. I'll flip through my box of stamps looking for a story.

I've had Lawn Fawn Loads of Fun for an eternity(SSS|Lawn Fawn|Scrapbook), but never felt a spark. This time I imagined a child eagerly waiting her favorite stuffy from the laundry machine and went to work.

My original idea was the viewer seeing two nervous kids with their backs turned to the machine and waiting for everything to come out right. The thing is Lawn fawn doesn't have many backward facing animals, the few they have aren't part of my collection.

Lawn Fawn Party Animal(SSS|Lawn Fawn|Scrapbook) has a load of cute animals. So far I haven't had great luck masking out the middle of stamps, so I went for a slightly different solution. I used a Tombow waterbased black marker to outline the body of the bear. Unless you have an incredible speed, don't use Copic or other alcohol markers for the outline as the ink dries so quickly your more likely to get a stamp stuck to your paper rather than a nifty outline

What about the baby bear who is so nervous for her bear? It's actually the trumpet player from Lawn Fawns Critter Concert(SSS|Lawn Fawn|Scrapbook). If you remove her trumpet, she's ready for an embrace. At the last minute I decided to redo the bears with clothes and forgot to take photos.

The treasured bear in the washing machine came from Lawn Fawn, You're Claw-some(SSS|Lawn Fawn|Scrapbook).

The background floor was done with Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain stamp(Hero Arts|Scrapbook). I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Tea Dye and Vintage photo. The wallpaper is a Kaisercraft Stained Glass embossing folder. I colored the cardstock Tim Holtz Distress in Speckled Egg.

This card really made me wish I had one of Lawn Fawn's wheel dies so I could have made the drum spin and the beloved teddy bear rotate :).

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