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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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Marketplace Stamp with Fish Stamp Accent

“Marketplace with Border” is stamped with a black memories pad on white card stock and colored with pencils. “Brook & Cutthroat Trout” is stamped with black, colored with pencils and a green gel pen before the Cutthroat Trout in the stamp is cut out. Background reed paper is torn roughly and glued to the rust confetti card stock as is the colored marketplace image. The cut out fish image is mounted on foam dots over the reed paper. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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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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Welcome Baby Card

The following ten stamps were stamped on white glossy card stock in brown and the images were lightly sponged with brown:  “Sail Boat”, “Teddy Bear”, “Snowman”, “Blocks”, “Baby Bottle”, “Socks”, “Balloons”, “Angel”, “Tricycle”, “Bat, Ball and Cap.” The card was edged with a brown marker and layered onto light blue glossy card stock. The embellishment was created by using a small rectangle of glossy blue card stock, corrugated white card stock marked with a blue metallic gel pin in the groves and cork which has a bat and a ball charm glued to it. A hemp bow was the final embellishment. Card by Thalia Sledge.

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Brownies in Cupped Hands

“Cupped Hands” is stamped in black ink on pink card stock and cut out. The fingernails and the Brownies are colored with gel pens and the cuff is colored with a pencil. Two Brownies are cut from “On the Mend” and the other Brownie is “What?”. The Brownies are attached to the cupped hands. A background is cut the shape of the hand from copper glossy card stock and layered on dark brown card stock. Card by Ann Stamas.