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Musical Notes #2 Background & Rose with Stem

“Musical Notes Background #2” is gold embossed on burgundy card stock and white embossed on black card stock. The background is cut as shown above and layered on ivory and black card stock. “Rose with Stem” is stamped with a black Memories pad on white card stock, colored with pencils, cut out leaving an outline of white and glued to the combined sections of “Musical Notes Background #2.” Card by Davetta Alexander.

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Manfred Mantis on Bass, Lg. with Musical Notes Background #1

“Musical Notes Background #1”, “Manfred Mantis on Bass, Lg.” and “Follow your dreams!” are stamped on bristol plate card stock with Memories ink. Manfred is colored with pencils and gel pens. The words and Manfred Mantis are raised with foam dots. The wings are glittered with Stickles Platinum glitter glue over colored pencil. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Manfred Mantis with Electric Guitar, Lg.

“Manfred with Electric Guitar, Lg.” was stamped in black Memories on green card stock, cut out and glued to “Musical Notes” which was stamped on off white card stock by inking with markers and trimming with deckle scissors. This was glued to “Musical Notes Background #2” which was stamped in black on off-white card stock and embellished with the “direct to paper technique” using purple and red pads, then trimmed with deckle scissors. These pieces were glued to “Starburst Background” which was embossed in red on off white card stock and layered on purple card stock. “Easel” and “You’re a Star!” were stamped on shrink plastic, colored with oil color pencils, shrunk, glued to each other and mounted on the right corner of the card. Card by Davetta Alexander.

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Manfred Band on Stage

“Stage” was stamped with black Memories on white card stock, colored with oil color pencils and layered on black and white card stock. The following five images from the Manfred Mantis series were stamped in black on white card stock, cut out and mounted on the stage:  “Manfred with Electric Guitar, Sm.”; “Manfred on Bass, Sm.”; “Manfred with Guitar, Sm.”; “Manfred on Drums, Sm.”; “Manfred on Keyboard, Sm.” Card by Davetta Alexander.

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Five Manfred Mantis Images

“Swirls & Dots Background” is embossed on a variety of colored card stock with a variety of embossing powders, cut into strips, glued over black card stock as shown and layered on ivory card stock. The following five images from the Manfred Mantis series are stamped in black on green card stock, cut out and mounted in five of the black blocks:  “Manfred with Electric Guitar, Sm.”; “Manfred on Bass, Sm.”; “Manfred with Guitar, Sm.”; “Manfred on Drums, Sm.”; “Manfred on Keyboard, Sm.” “Have a Love Filled Day!” is stamped on ivory card stock, cut out and glued to the card covering a strip and one black block. Card by Davetta Alexander.