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January Newsletter

The card I am sharing today was made with a stamp (Geese in Flight, 0758-M) drawn by my mother around 1980 and another stamp of unknown origin. I’ve sold this stamp and often wondered how others use it, but have never seen it used by anyone other than myself. Making this card challenged me to get the depth perception that I wanted. I hope that when you view it, you do see the depth. Living in North Idaho, we often see the Canadian geese flying in their beautiful formations. Just recently, I saw seven geese fly over and, suddenly, I came to the realization that one of them had lost his/her mate as usually, they are in groups of even numbers. I felt sadness for that goose, but happiness that he/she is still with his/her community which is just another example of how important support groups are.

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Holiday Season Card Using Two Golf Ball Santa Images

“Golf Ball Santa with Border” is stamped twice on white glossy card stock using a black Memories pad and both are colored with watercolor markers, coloring one hat red and one hat green. The border of the stamped image is removed with scissors. Diamond Glaze is applied to the golf ball area to give a raised and rounded look to the ball. White Liquid Applique is applied to the trim of the hats and tassels, then heated to puff. A little color is placed on the tassels to match the hats. Glue is applied to the trim on the hat and white flock is applied with tweezers. These two pieces are layered over scrapbook paper, then white and green card stock. Card by Thalia Sledge.