Long, long ago, before Magnolia, before Copics, before Cricut, I made a card intended for my young nephew. Well, when I finally had it all put together I took one look and went BLAAAAH!!!! This is UGGGGLY! Needless to say, the card went in the "Black Hole" of I Wouldn't Send This to My Worst Enemy, and there it lay, forlorn and abandoned, gathering dust. Recently I found that stash of half-finished cards, colored images and other pieces of flotsam and jetsam known as the junk box.- and here it was, in all it's ugliness. Since I was working on some Edwin cards this caught my eye and I thought "Oh I'm so glad I didn't throw this away" and immediately disassembled the card, rescuing this cute critter in the process. That's the story behind Edwin's adventure at the zoo today, his first day as Junior Zoo Keeper. This time I managed to produce something worthy of any young man with a passion for exotic animals and cleared out some space in the junk/mystery box at the same time. Good for me!
The background was embossed with Tim Holtz brick wall folder, very lightly distressed, then embellished with a Sizzix branch, a wrought iron gate cut from one of my Cricut carts, and this darling dimensional sticker from Jolee. I used Jungle Edwin, minus the machete, and this is the result. Unfortunately, in the meantime, my nephew kept getting older and and has now moved past the zoo keeper stage into video games and soccer. Next step - GIRLS. Oh well, I'm sure I'll find someone to give Edwin and his friend a new home. When I do, they'll be here, waiting.
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