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Cowboy Boot & Barbed Wire Frame

“Frame #7, Barbed Wire” and the letters, “HOWDY” from “Log Alphabet, Lg.” were stamped in black Memories on paper that was created on brown card stock using two different colored stamp pads directly to the card stock and spritzing it with water so it would bleed some. “Cowboy Boot” was stamped on “Almost Leather” and a couple of colors from “Rub-ons” were rubbed over the boot. Card by Davetta Alexander.

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Boot on Cork with Feather Accent

“Cowboy Boot” is stamped with black Memories on a thin sheet of cork and colored with oil color pencils. Feathers are secured under the top and bottom of the cork piece when it is glued to a piece of tan suede leather which is glued to tan card stock. Card by Davetta Alexander.

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Sunset Picnic with Border & Rosemary Topiary

“Sunset Picnic with Border” is stamped on white card stock, colored with oil color pencils and cut out discarding the top and sides of the frame. This is layered over a red piece of paper cut about 1/4″ larger to form a border and is layered on brown parchment card stock and red card stock which has been edged with a Krylon silver Leafing pen. “Rosemary Topiary” is stamped twice on white card stock, colored with oil color pencils, cut out and foam mounted on both sides of the scene. Card by Davetta Alexander.

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Tag Art Using Sailing with Border

“Sailing with Border” is stamped on white card stock with black ink, colored with oil color pencils and cut into three tags. Holes were punched in the tags. A hole was punched in the dark green background paper and three strands of fibers were threaded through the hole and secured on the back side with Aileen’s Thick Designer Tacky Glue. “Starfish #1” was stamped in black, colored, cut out and mounted over 3 strands of fibers in the upper left corner. The tags are glued to hunter green card stock This was layered on white and rust card stock to form a frame. Card by Davetta Alexander.

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Fireworks Background with Flag & Eagle’s Head

To create the background, “Fireworks” was stamped on white card stock using a Calypso Kaleidacolor stamp pad. “Happy 4th of July!” was stamped on yellow card stock using the same stamp pad. “Eagle’s Head” was stamped on brown paper using a black Memories pad, cut out, the beak colored with pencils and glued to the card. The eye was colored with pencils and Diamond Glaze was added to make it stand out more. Large stars were drawn onto shrink plastic, colored, shrunk and glued to the card.  “Furling Flag, Background” was stamped on white paper and colored with markers. Card by Davetta Alexander.

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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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Variety of Background Stamps Combined to Make Card

Background stamps, “Flower Word Background”; “Musical Notes Background #2”; “Swirls & Dots Background” and “Starburst Background” were stamped on a variety of colors of card stock and embossed with a variety of colors of embossing powders, then cut into strips about 1″ wide and glued to white card stock. This piece was layered on purple deckle edged background card stock. “Smile! and the whole world…” was stamped on off white card stock with black ink, cut out, glued to rectangles of yellow and navy blue deckle edged card stock. then glued to the background of “strips.” Card by Davetta Alexander.

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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.