Christmas in July Hop & Sale!



Welcome to a special Christmas in July Blog Hop featuring Christmas stamps by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!   One lucky commenter will win a $50 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop!  The deadline for leaving comments on the hop is 11:59 PM, July 31.   
You'll find our complete blog hop list shared below my card. 

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Since it's 100% natural for me to be instantly attracted to florals, the beautiful Christmas Poinsettia set (SNS-18-062) called my name right away.  


Even though Copic markers cause problems with heat embossing, that became a non-issue by positioning the poinsettia stamp on my Misti.  I left the stamp in place after stamping the with Memento Gray Flannel ink.  Then I colored the poinsettia and when it was finished, I placed the colored image right back into the Misti in the same spot it had been earlier.  Next I inked it up the cleaned stamp with VersaMark, applied anti-static powder to the image card stock, and stamped directly atop the colored image.  Then it was ready for embossing.  Ta-dah!




Remember to check out even more Christmas inspiration from each of our blog hop participants.  Best wishes on winning the $50 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop!


Sweet 'n Sassy Blog
Julee Tilman
Bev Gerard   (Thanks for being here!)
Ceal Pritchett
Dina Kowal
Gayle Bond
Giovana Smith
Jane Bosi
Jeanne Streiff
Julie Cassell
Lee Ann Barrett
Lyn Tomlin
Monika Davis
Sheri Gilson
Stephanie Serrano

39 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing that tip about embossing with copics. Your card is beautiful!

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  2. What a gorgeous card! I love the clean layout, and the poinsettia is just beautiful.

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  3. Will have to give this embossing tip a try. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card.

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  4. I love the gold embossing, really makes the poinsettia stand out.

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  5. Gosh, I love the background--I never would have thought to add the trees. NICE

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  6. Beautiful card but more importantly; THANK You for sharing tips on using the copic markers and the Misti!

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  7. What a gorgeous card and great tip for embossing after coloring!

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  8. This is so gorgeous, Bev! Love those classy gold accents and your beautiful coloring.

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  9. I love the texture on your card!

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  10. Your embossing technique is a good addition to this pretty card.

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  11. Beautiful poinsettia on your lovely card.

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  12. Absolutely stunning and just so pretty as well as perfect for Christmas. Lovely design.

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  13. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome card. Greetings from San Antonio.......mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  14. Simple, classic and beautiful!!!

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  15. Wow Bev! This is gorgeous. I love the layout and your coloring is PERFECT!

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  16. Fabulous work on this
    card. Love all the
    layers.
    Carla from Utah

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  17. Beautiful! I love your coloring and that lovely background.

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  18. Thanks for the tips! Your card is beautiful!

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  19. wow the design of this card is so elegant - thanks for the ideas

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  20. I love the way you embossed the upper part of your card for subtle texture. That poinsettia is so beauktiful

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  21. Love this! Great CAS card and coloring!

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  22. Pretty coloring and textures! Love that beautiful poinsettia!

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  23. Such a classy look Bev. Lovely card... and great coloring... I also really like the textured panel in the background.

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  24. Lovely holiday card! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Very beautiful card! That poinsettia really stands out against a simple, elegant background!

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  26. I love the gold on your card. Very classy looking.

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  27. Beautiful poinsettia card. I like the embossing and the diagonal design.

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Thank you bunches for your comments and this smile on my face!