A Big Pile of Garbage & a Trash Panda

August 28, 2018

A Big Pile of Garbage & a Trash Panda

Amber here from Doodles Paper Playground bringing you some late night inspiration. I am super late posting after a very trying couple of days with two 3 year olds. After a 90 minute screaming tantrum at bed time with one of them tonight, I finally had a chance to make my card & knew I needed some therapeutic coloring, and I needed something funny. Perfect in every way was, of course, Trash Panda
Since the first day I saw this set, that little raccoon just begged to be high up on a mountain of trash! The set comes with a small trash stamp and, like a crazy person, I stamped it out five times on post-it notes & cut them out by hand to use as masks. Like I said--crazy person! Then I commenced stamping the trash image at random, masking off the surrounding trash, until I had a great, big, pile! 
Next, I pulled out my Copic markers and went to town coloring cans, bags, fish bones, spoons and bananna peels & creating a simple scene with grass and a blue halo of sky. I stamped the raccoon out, too, and colored him with a combination of cool and warm greys before using my craft knife to cut along the top edge of the trash heap, creating a space to slip my cutie trash panda into, and glued him into place. I stamped the "Things I have in common with a..." part of the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink in the top left corner of the panel, and then heat embossed Trash Panda in White at the bottom right.
I went around the edge of a top folding A2, white card base with some silver metallic washi tape from my stash--because raccoons love all things shiny--and, after trimming 1/8 inch off of each side of the card panel, used 1mm foam tape to pop it up on the card base for a tiny bit of dimension. I added a slight swipe of Spectrum Noir clear Sparkle Pen over the soda cans & Raccoon's eyes--because I'm incapable of creating a card without lots of sparkle! 
To bring the outside in to my card, I stamped the hilarious punchline list sentiment and added 3 of the trash images in a sand colored, Hero Arts ink.
I hope you enjoyed my card! I really get a kick out of this clever sentiment, and adorable critter. The trash heap was a lot of work, but I thik it was totally worth it in the end!
Happy Crafting!
~ Amber


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