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Fisherman in Stream with Navy Blue Background

“Fisherman in Stream, Sm.” was stamped with black Memories ink on Ivory card stock, cut out and mounted on Navy Blue Confetti card stock that had been trimmed with decorative scissors and stamped with “Too Much Fun!”(Discontinued; email for availability), “Caterpillar” and “Caddis.” This is layered on ivory and rust card stock. Colored with pencils and markers.  Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Canoers Leaving Birch Grove

Stamps used are “Birch – Two Straight, Lg.”, “Birch – Two Crossed, Lg.”, “Birch Grove”, “Two Ducks”,  lower part of “Ship” stamp used for waves, “Canoeing”, “Rock” (Retired stamp not in current catalog, email for availability), “Rocks & Grass”, “Wild Grass.” Colored with markers and pencils. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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Wildlife Behind, Beside & Above Canoers

“Pine Forest”, “Two Ducks”, “Canoeing”, “Trout, Sm.”, “Bird Dog”, “Leafy Plant” and “Scenic – Shrubs/Clouds” are stamped in black Memories and colored with chalk, pencils and markers. Card by Jean Rhodes.

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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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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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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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Eagle’s Head & Eagle Superimposed Over Flag

“Eagle’s Head” was stamped in black Memories. It was colored with markers and pencils, cut out and Crystal Lacquer added to the eye. “Eagle, Sm.” was stamped in black and cut out. The flag was made with Marvy markers by drawing wavy red lines on white card stock and “Celebrate!” was stamped in black over it. Hand carved stars were embossed in white on blue card stock which was layered over the stripes. The two eagles were mounted with foam dots. The flag was mounted on “sky and clouds” paper and layered over black and white card stock. Card by Margaret Wiggin.

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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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Rose Fan, Lg. in Shades of Purple

“Rose Fan, Lg.” was embossed with purple and colored with markers in shades of coral, purple and autumn orange. A ribbon was tied for the handle. “Happy Birthday” was stamped on white card stock using a lavender Encore pad. A gold metallic pen was used to highlight the roses and the edge of the fan. The fan was cut out and mounted with foam dots to the white card stock on which “Happy Birthday” had been stamped. The card was then layered on gold and wine colored background card stock and white card stock. Card by Margaret Wiggin.