This card’s egret stamp, MC1021-L, is one of my favorite stamps. Living in North Idaho, near marshes, I occasionally see one of these beautiful birds. Egrets are elegant and majestic birds belonging to the heron family. They are known for their long, slender bodies, graceful postures, and striking plumage. With their snowy white feathers, thin necks, and dagger-like beaks, egrets exude an aura of beauty and tranquility.
Capture the essence of nature with an egret rubber stamp, perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your crafts, stationery, and artwork. Let the spirit of these graceful birds inspire your creativity and spread the message of environmental stewardship.
What fun to have two of my great-grandchildren and my daughter in my craft room last Saturday. All were making cards for friends and family menber’s birthdays and for Valentine’s Day. The card that I am eager to share today was made by my daughter for her son who lives in Missouri with his wife and their three children. It was made using Balloon, line drawn, 06607-E. Each balloon was stamped, colored with alcohol markers and cut out individually. Then laid across the top of the card to form a frame. The base of the card is white with a trimmed layer of avocado green and white cardstock. He turns 36 on February 17 so the main focus on the card was the numbers, “36” which were cut out of avocado green using metal dies.
Entering 2023, I am excited to still be offering my unique line of rubber stamps, sold exclusively by Stamps Galore. Those of you who have been following my journey are quite aware that rubber stamping is my passion. That being said and being 91 years old, my advice to anyone wondering whether to order now or wait, better not to wait as when my present supply of stamps is gone, I won’t be pressing any more rubber. Unfortunately, there are designs that are now out of stock. Most of the designs in my catalog were drawn by my mother, some drawn in the ’30s. Bear on Ledge, Sm, 0153-F is featured in this birthday card.
The card base for this card is off-white and is layered with Almost Artichoke and the third layer of black which has the stars die cut into it. The Birch Grove, 0305-T and Doe by Branch, 0225-K are stamped on off-white card stock, fussy cut, and attached to the black layer. The Happy Birthday saying is a die-cut of off-white cardstock. The moon is die-cut using Light Yellow cardstock.
“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.
“Gecko, Sm.” is stamped with a black Memories pad on five different colored “Crackle” paint chips cut to 3/4″ x 3/4″ which are layered onto black glossy card stock cut to 1″ x 1″. The squares are layered on a white decoratively cut card and “Happy Birthday!”, “Love” and “Hello #2, Sm.” are stamped in black in the open spaces. A mulberry brad is applied to the decoratively cut card to hold the colorful pieces of boa yarn. This piece is layered on black glossy card stock and a sage green card. Card by Margaret Wiggin.
“Navajo Design” is stamped with a rainbow pad on white card stock. A duplicate card of vellum is stamped in the rainbow pad with “Dream Catcher, Sm.”, “Kokopelli #8, Med.” and “Happy Birthday!”. The vellum is placed over the white card stock and small holes are punched at the top of the card so that the raffia can tie the two together. Card by Margaret Wiggin.