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Countless Beautiful Reasons to be Happy

Unfortunately this stamp set is one of Simon Says Stamptember designs and is no longer available, but there are a lot of pretty poinsettia stamp sets out there. I made two separate cards with this stamp. One is landscape and one portrait with different leaf and flower sprays, colored just a little differently.

I am beginning to make sample Christmas cards. Each year I make several and then my husband helps me pick one to make and send out. I don't want them too complicated because we sent out around 100 cards each year. We've lived in a lot of different places and we keep in touch with a lot of friends and family each year.

I first stamped the images with Memento London Fog. Embossing powder is hard on your Copic Markers, so I always stamp with a light ink and leave the stamp in the MISTI. Once the coloring is complete I stamp it again with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss. I also stamp the sentiment at the same time.

My favorite card is the landscape orientation. I like the poinsettia better in this spray. Once the coloring was complete it was cut down with a stitched rectangle die and adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive. For the portrait card the image was cut down with a scalloped rectangle die and adhered to a top folding cardbase.

The secondary sentiments were stamped on red cardstock and heat embossed gold. They were cut into sentiment banners and adhered just below the main sentiment with liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED: · Memory Box Beautiful Moments

· Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas

· Memento London Fog Ink

· VersaMark Ink

· Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

· Copic Markers Portrait: R39, R37, R29, R27, R24; YR27, YR24, YR21; G29, G28, G24

· Copic Markers Landscape: R89, R59, R39, R37; YR27, YR24, YR21; G29, G28, G24

· Hammermill Premium Color 100# White Cardstock

· Gina K. Designs Base Weight Faded Brick Cardstock / Copic Marker Red Cardstock

· Winnie & Walter Audrey Essential Scalloped Rectangle Die / My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

· Pink & Main Sentiment Strip

· Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

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