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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.

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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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Starburst Background with Love Stamps Accent

“Love” is gold embossed three times on a rectangular piece of kaleidoscope confetti card stock which has been edged with a gold Krylon Leafing pen. “Bold Block – Love Hand” is gold embossed on black card stock, cut out and placed on a second rectangular piece of kaleidoscope confetti card stock which has also been edged with gold and the “Love” stamp embossed in gold. These two pieces are layered over a black piece of card stock which has been embossed in gold using “Starburst Background.” Gold glitter glue is applied in the center of each star, on the fingernails of the hand, at the base of the heart, and in the corners of the Love Hand image. The black card is edged with gold and layered over four layers of card stock in the following order: (1) white, (2) gold, (3) ivory and (4) rust. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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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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Gecko,Lg. is Mounted on a Navajo Blanket Background

“Navajo Blanket, Lg.” is stamped with black permanent ink on acetate and glittered from behind, then attached to black card stock. “Gecko, Lg.” is stamped with black permanent ink on acetate, glittered from behind, cut out and mounted on a white piece of card stock cut just a little larger than the gecko so as to set it apart from the background, then attached to the background. Card by Davetta Alexander.

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Kokopelli #8, Lg.

“Kokopelli #8, Lg.” was stamped with black Memories ink on gray card stock and colored with the copper Krylon Leafing pen so as to give a hammered look. Glitter was applied to his hair. The card is trimmed with deckle scissors and layered on black glossy cut with deckle scissors. The final layer is copper glossy card stock. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Holiday Season Card Using Holly Frame and May the Spirit…

“Holly Frame”, was embossed in green on white card stock and red glitter was applied to the holly berries. “May the Spirit…” was stamped with a red Marvy pad and the card was deckle cut. It was layered on a deckle cut red glossy card stock and layered two more times, once on green and once on white. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Christmas Card Using Tall Fir, Lg.

The top part of “Tall Fir, Lg.” was stamped five times on blue card stock with a Moonlight White Brilliance pad. It was stamped four more times overlapping the previously stamped images using a tinted embossing pad and these four images were embossed with a white embossing powder that contained silver glitter. MS588-G “Merry Christmas” (Discontinued-email for availability) was stamped and embossed with the same embossing powder. Card by Margaret Wiggin.