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Caribou in the Forest

Stamps used are “Caribou, Lg.”, “Rocks & Grass”“Large Brownie Rock” and “Pine Silhouette.” The clouds are sponged using a stencil. The caribou is stamped once on ivory card stock, then stamped again, cut out (except for the antlers) and mounted with foam tabs to give a 3-D effect. The images are stamped in color and colored with pencils. The card is edged with a gold Krylon Leafing pen and layered on green card stock and confetti card stock. Card by Mary Hansen.

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Eskimo Child with Fish

Stamps used are “Eskimo Child”, “Uneven Ground/Snowdrifts” and “Pine Silhouette.” The pine trees are stamped alternately without re-inking on ivory card stock to give the illusion of seeing them in the distance through the fog. The Eskimo child is stamped once on the card, then again, cut out and mounted with foam tabs to give a 3-D effect. The images are stamped in color and colored with pencils. The ivory card stock is layered onto hunter green and ivory card stock. Card by Mary Hansen.

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Dog Sled & Husky Dog

Stamps used are “Dog Sled”, “Husky Dog”, “Pine Silhouette” and “Uneven Ground/Snowdrifts.” The pine trees are stamped alternately without re-inking on ivory card stock to give the illusion of seeing them in the distance through the fog. The Husky dog is stamped once on the card, then again, cut out and mounted with foam tabs to give a 3-D effect. The images are stamped in color and colored with pencils. A white out pen is used to add snow to the trees and ground. The gray card stock is layered onto black, burgundy and ivory card stock. Card by Mary Hansen.

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Polar Bear & Cubs

Stamps used are “Polar Bear & Cubs”, “Pine Silhouette”, “Uneven Ground/Snowdrifts” and the water on the lower portion of “Ship” to give the motion in the water. a white out pen was used to outline the edge of the water and to give the appearance of ice or snow on the water. One pine tree and the polar bears were stamped, cut out and mounted on foam tabs to give a 3-D appearance. The images were stamped on ivory paper with color and colored with pencils, then layered on navy blue card stock and another ivory card stock. Card by Mary Hansen.

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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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Holiday Season Card Using May the Spirit… and Pine Silhouette

On green card stock, “May the spirit…” was embossed in black. “Distant Birds” and “Pine Silhouette” were embossed in gold sparkle. Pine Silhouette was stamped three times. Glossy red card stock was trimmed with decorative scissors and layered behind the green card stock. The final layer was black glossy. Card by Lynn Lane.

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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.