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Saturday, 1 August 2020

Stay Strong by Brenda

Good morning, Brenda here with our first post of August, this month the Design Team will be sharing their artwork featuring the wonderful Native American stamp sets Lesley launched on Hochanda last month. They are something really different and a joy to work with and so useful for masculine cards in particular, something I like many struggle with.

The above card was a bit of a labour of love as I wanted to create something that showcased most of the new stamp sheets and evoked memories of the very old and tatty book Hiawatha which captivated me as a child. Contrary to what many believe she was in fact female but you have to go back almost 100 years before Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote his poem about Chief Hiawatha and his fictional wife Minihaha.

So after creating a tri-fold base using dies, mats inked with Oxides and some stencil work I stamped various elements from Catching DreamsDo Right Always and Hold On as well as the Beautiful Russian Princess Katya stamped without her headdress and an Indian bandana added so she has becomes Haiwatha from my storybook.

As always my thanks for your visit today and if you would like the opportunity to win a Chocolate Baroque stamp please do pop over to today's Allsorts challenge blog.


  1. Amazing tri-fold card, great use of Katya and the beautiful Native American stamps! Love the stencilled backgrounds and sentiments, too!

  2. Wonderful card and stamps, love it xx

  3. I've just come from commenting on this card on your blog Brenda, so you know how much I like this card. Great artwork, colours and backgrounds xx

  4. Lovely display of all the stamps Brenda! x

  5. This is an amazing assortment of stamps with a fabulously designed card.
    Faith x

  6. A great folded book style card Brenda showcasing these new stamps beautifully and love the colours. x


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