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Heron Birthday Card

“Block Print, Heron with Border” is stamped in black Memories on white card stock, cut out and set aside. White card stock is stamped randomly in black with “Happy Birthday!” and layered on black glossy card stock. The cut out Heron is then layered on top of the background. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Two Vellum Butterflies

“Butterfly #1, Lg.” and  “Butterfly #2, Lg.” were embossed in black on vellum that had been brayered using a Kaleidacolor stamp pad. The butterflies were cut out and set aside. Blue marble patterned wallpaper was layered on tan parchment card stock with a final layer of parchment which was stamped twice with  “Happy Birthday!”. The butterflies were mounted with a thin strip of double stick foam tape so that their wings are loose. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Loon Fishing #2

“Loon Fishing, Lg.” is stamped on white paper and colored with oil color pencils. Crystal Lacquer was applied to a portion of the loon that is under water. Four eyelets were applied which hold the three background papers in place. Although a loon is black and white with a red eye, it is fun to take an “artist’s liberty” and color this image in many different colors. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Bird on Cherry Blossom Branch

“Bird on Branch” is stamped on vellum with black Memories and colored on the opposite side with pencils. Only the leaf of this stamp is inked and stamped on three sides to form a border and is colored on the opposite side with pencils. The vellum is placed over white card stock and tied with raffia ribbon. Card by Margaret Wiggin

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Zuni Bear Embossed

“Sunburst, Sm.”, “Return Symbol, Sm.”, and “Return Symbol, Lg.” are stamped in black on tan parchment card stock.  “Zuni Bear Fetish, Lg.” is embossed in verdigris, cut out and mounted on the parchment card stock. Lines are drawn between the border images. The parchment card stock was layered on light brown card stock. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Bear behind Birch Trees

“Uneven Ground/Snowdrifts” is stamped on white card stock with a black Memories stamp pad, sponged with light blue and glitter added. “Birch – Two Straight, Sm.” is stamped repeatedly across card. The grass at the base of the trees is colored green with markers. Masks are created for the birch trees.  “Bear on Ledge, Lg.” and “Pine Silhouette” are stamped over the masks which give the appearance that the bear and pine trees are behind the birch trees.  Card by Margaret Wiggin.