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Fun, Fun, Fun, Until My Daddy Takes all My Rubber Stamps Away!

I spent quality time with one of New Orleans local artist on Saturday afternoon.  Ooooo....I got to peak at all her new stuff in the works.  I'm such a lucky lady!  We sat and chatted up a storm about life in the hot city, what it's like to be an artist, and what inspires us.  Well...what inspired us today was paper art.  I got to see Amber in action making some of her wonderful paper art.  She taught me some of her tricks but sorry to say that I didn't get a chance to take any pictures of her doing her thing but maybe next time.  
Let's just say Amber likes her glue.

Here's what I did.  
While Mr. Cash sat in his basket, which was on the table, looking at me occasionally but keeping his distance (because he knew I was allergic to cats).  I made this tag of my most favorite lady...Frida Kahlo.
1.  Start with blank tag.
2.  Stamp Tim Holtz Antique Linen all over the front.
3.  Smudge some Tim Holtz ink around the edges.
4.  Stamp background with words in brown.
4.  Glue Frida (I meant to use a riser to maker her float. Oh well).
5.  Put risers on Poison word and stick it.
6.  Finished tag with a ribbon and that pretty much does it!

Well, that's it for now.  Merci buttercup for a wonderful afternoon with Amber and Mr. Cash.


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