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Eight Navajo Blankets

“Navajo Blanket #1”, “Navajo Blanket #2”, “Navajo Blanket #3”, “Navajo Blanket #4”, “Navajo Blanket #5”, “Navajo Blanket #6”, “Navajo Blanket #7” and “Navajo Blanket #8” were stamped in various Kaleidocolor pads and solid colored pads of matching colors. Kaleidocolor confetti card stock was layered over sage green card stock. Removable double stick tape was placed on the back of each of the cut-out blankets so that they could be moved easily until I was satisfied with the overall design. Notice that the blankets are over some and under others and overlap the sage green layer. A raffia bow was added to the corner for an embellishment. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Navajo Design, Dream Catcher and Kokopelli

“Navajo Design” is stamped with a rainbow pad on white card stock. A duplicate card of vellum is stamped in the rainbow pad with “Dream Catcher, Sm.”, “Kokopelli #8, Med.” and “Happy Birthday!”. The vellum is placed over the white card stock and small holes are punched at the top of the card so that the raffia can tie the two together. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Southwest Hello

“Hello #1, Lg.” is stamped in blue on sage colored card stock which has been edged with a blue pen. On white glossy card stock, a shadow stamp is stamped in light peach. Three images are stamped twice in different colors. Those images are “Gecko, Sm.”, “Sunburst, Sm.”, “Anasazi Dragonfly #2, Sm.” Leaving a border, the stamped card stock is cut with deckle scissors and is layered over red glossy card stock which has also been cut with deckle scissors. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Buffalo, Sm. is Stamped on Shield

“Shield” is stamped on a deckle edge trimmed rectangular piece of ivory card stock in black Memories. On ivory card stock, another “Shield” is stamped in med brown, cut out and glued on top of the first shield. Five real feathers are glued to the bottom of the shield. “Buffalo, Sm.” is stamped in medium brown in the center of the shield. The rectangular ivory card stock is layered on a piece of suede leather which is layered on black card stock. Card by Davetta Alexander.

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Two Zuni Pots, Lg. Inside Rope Frame

“Zuni Pot, Lg.” was stamped in Memories black on glossy paper which had been created with a handmade mosaic stamp (made with rubber scraps) by dabbing fluid chalk reinkers (colors used were warm green, azurite, yellow ochre and warm red.) on a make-up sponge in a couple of colors for each pot and the pots were cut out to be mounted inside the frame.  “Frame #6, Rope” was stamped in Memories black and colored with a tan marker. The area inside the rope border was made with the ColorBox direct-to-paper stylus tool using Brillance Pearlescent Beige. The center design of the pots was colored black with a marker and the center of the pot design was embellished with glitter. The pots were mounted inside the rope frame with one being placed a little lower and in front of the other pot so as to overlap part of it giving the appearance of one pot being in front of the other. Card by Thalia Sledge.

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Tlingit Eagle in Bright Colors

“Tlingit Eagle” is stamped with a black memories pad on white paper. All the white areas are colored with colored pencils and a gold gel pen except the mouth area and the waist which are left white. Colors used are turquoise, jade, violet and yellow. The eagle is cut out and mounted with foam tape on a piece of textured white paper that has been brayered using a rainbow pad and trimmed with deckle edge scissors. That is layered over a piece of turquoise card stock trimmed with deckle edge scissors and layered on yellow card stock. A navy blue frame is cut out and layered to frame the eagle and touch the top and bottom edges of the card. Layering each piece of card stock in an asymmetrical pattern is part of the fun of making this card as it offers an opportunity to have many variations. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Zuni Bear Fetish, Lg. Molded Using Toilet Paper

A toilet paper mold is made of “Zuni Bear Fetish, Lg.” The edges are torn and the bear is rubbed with copper Rub-ons. This is layered on torn brown and Kaleidoscope confetti card stock which has been edged with a gold Krylon Leafing pen. The embellishments are baked Sculpey II clay which has been stamped with parts of the stamp, “Swirls Background.” Six layers of toilet paper were laid on the inverted stamp and each was moistened with 1/2 Elmer’s glue and 1/2 water, applied with a 1″ foam brush and air dried. Depending on humidity, it takes one or two days to dry. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Deer Petroglyph on Sculpey II Clay

“Deer Petroglyph, Lg.” is stamped in a flat piece of silver Sculpey II clay. The surface is rubbed with copper Pearl Ex and sprayed with a glaze after being baked. A piece of tan parchment card stock is edged with a copper Krylon Leafing pen and layered on a silver piece of card stock which has been edged with copper, also. The clay piece is glued over strips of black and copper card stock which have been glued in an asymmetrical pattern starting at different parts of the frame. Card by Margaret Wiggin.