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Prospector with His Burro & Tools

“Prospector”, “Birch Grove” and “Leafy Plant” were stamped with black memories on white card stock and colored with watercolor markers. The birds and part of the water were drawn. It was then layered on black card stock that had been trimmed with decorative scissors. the final layer was on lavender card stock. Card by Danielle Côté.

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Pond with Lily Pads, Cattails and Frogs

Stamps used are, “Margaret’s Frog on Lily Pad”“Frog on Lily Pad, Sm.”, “Dinner in Sight, Sm.”, “Cattails”, “Swamp Grass”, “Tall Grass, Lg.”“Leafy Plant”, “Rocks & Grass”, “Large Brownie Rock”“Lily Pad Flower”, “Lily Pad #1”, “Four Brownie Cattails”, “Lily Pond”” Ivy”, “Lily Pad.” White card stock was stamped with black Memories ink and colored with pencils. “Margaret’s Frog on Lily Pad” was cut out and mounted with foam dots. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Large Oak Tree by Covered Bridge

“Covered Bridge, Sm.” and  “Oak Tree, Lg.” are stamped with a black Memories pad on white card stock and colored with chalks. The covered bridge is cut in a rectangle to include the sky while the oak tree is trimmed closely. The covered bridge is layered on dark green card stock set to the left. The oak tree is mounted with foam dots and covers both the green layer and the scene. The final layer is ivory parchment card stock. Card by Anaka Kagen.

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Caribou in the Forest

Stamps used are “Caribou, Lg.”, “Rocks & Grass”“Large Brownie Rock” and “Pine Silhouette.” The clouds are sponged using a stencil. The caribou is stamped once on ivory card stock, then stamped again, cut out (except for the antlers) and mounted with foam tabs to give a 3-D effect. The images are stamped in color and colored with pencils. The card is edged with a gold Krylon Leafing pen and layered on green card stock and confetti card stock. Card by Mary Hansen.

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Eskimo Child with Fish

Stamps used are “Eskimo Child”, “Uneven Ground/Snowdrifts” and “Pine Silhouette.” The pine trees are stamped alternately without re-inking on ivory card stock to give the illusion of seeing them in the distance through the fog. The Eskimo child is stamped once on the card, then again, cut out and mounted with foam tabs to give a 3-D effect. The images are stamped in color and colored with pencils. The ivory card stock is layered onto hunter green and ivory card stock. Card by Mary Hansen.

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Dog Sled & Husky Dog

Stamps used are “Dog Sled”, “Husky Dog”, “Pine Silhouette” and “Uneven Ground/Snowdrifts.” The pine trees are stamped alternately without re-inking on ivory card stock to give the illusion of seeing them in the distance through the fog. The Husky dog is stamped once on the card, then again, cut out and mounted with foam tabs to give a 3-D effect. The images are stamped in color and colored with pencils. A white out pen is used to add snow to the trees and ground. The gray card stock is layered onto black, burgundy and ivory card stock. Card by Mary Hansen.

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Polar Bear & Cubs

Stamps used are “Polar Bear & Cubs”, “Pine Silhouette”, “Uneven Ground/Snowdrifts” and the water on the lower portion of “Ship” to give the motion in the water. a white out pen was used to outline the edge of the water and to give the appearance of ice or snow on the water. One pine tree and the polar bears were stamped, cut out and mounted on foam tabs to give a 3-D appearance. The images were stamped on ivory paper with color and colored with pencils, then layered on navy blue card stock and another ivory card stock. Card by Mary Hansen.

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Igloo Mailbox with Pine Silhouettes in Background

Stamps used are “Igloo Mail Box, Sm.”, “Pine Silhouette” and “Uneven Ground/Snowdrifts.” All were stamped on 140 lb. weight watercolor paper and were inked by coloring directly on the stamp with Marvy Markers. Color was drawn out with a fine-pointed soft bristle paint brush dipped in water. Color from Marvy Markers were rubbed on a plastic coated paper plate and used as a palette to color the flag on the “Igloo Mail Box.” The “Igloo Mail Box” was stamped first and masked while the trees and the “Snowdrifts” were stamped. Diamond Glaze and glitter were applied to the mail box and the snowdrifts. Diamond Glaze goes on fairly thick so one doesn’t have to worry about it running outside of the desired area. It hardens to give a raised, wet or glass-like look. The finished watercolor paper was layered over green card stock to frame the card. An absolute “MUST” for this watercolor technique is to use 140 pound watercolor paper and Marvy Markers. Card by Lisa Haan.