January 2017

The Perfect Plumber's Birthday Cards

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Perfect Plumber's Birthday| Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

The next phase of the January birthday card project was to make cards for my uncle and father-in-law. Because both are plumbers (FIL is retired) I knew I could make enough parts for two cards. I have collected plumbing pipe dies to use for both plumbing and steampunk projects. I bought Small and Medium Memory Box plumbing dies and haven't had a chance to use them yet. I decided to use medium...

Dragons' Eggs - From the Official Game of Thrones Coloring Book

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Game of Thrones Coloring Book - Dragons' Eggs  | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Here's the finished Dragons' Eggs coloring project. I used Copic Original superfine nib pens for a fair amount of this due to the delicate lines. There was just no way I could get color into the tiny spaces on those eggs. sf next to the color number denotes the superfine, the other colors are Copic Sketch.

Red/Black Egg: N5sf, N7sf, 100sf, R24, R27, R46, R59sf, E07sf


Winter Moose Birthday Card

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Winter Moose Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

The next project I worked on is a birthday card for my cousin.

Love this moose! I gave him two cardinal friends. I tore white cardstock snowy banks and used 3D Crystal effects to addf a line of glistening snow. I dry embossed a snowy background and used dimensionals to pop up the banks, the tree and the moose. The brown tree is a Memory Box die and the cardinals are Poppy Stamps dies....

Mushroom Fairy Birthday Card

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Pink Mushroom Fairy Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

My current project is to finish four family birthday cards for January. I am blessed with an abundance of men on my side of the family so three of the cards need to be masculine. Of course I chose to make my aunt's card first:) She is a gardener, horse owner and is outdoorsy. I've had the opportunity to make her these types of cards in years past so this year she gets something magical and...