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I have gotten so many questions about how I did the poinsettia card made for the December Papertrey Ink release made with the Year of Flowers: Poinsettia set. The poinsettia is paper pieced using the small image of the poinsettia stamped onto the polka dot paper from the Simple Valentine collection and the large poinsettia image stamped once on the polka dot paper and once on the Ripe Avocado paper from the Bitty Box Basics patterned paper collection.

Next I did shading with Copic markers. I used R29 & R24 for the petals on the polka dot papers. I did the darkest shades to the inside of the petals and left the polka dot print showing towards the tips. I shaded the same way for the leaves using YG95 & YG93. The middle of the poinsettia is colored with R39 & R29 with the darkest tones to the center. 


I crumpled each layer and then layered them onto each other, turning the pieces until they fit the way I liked and adhered everything together with glue dots. I used clear rhinestones in the center and colored them with Copic markers to match.

I hope that answers any questions that you were wondering about! You can find the supply list for this card and other projects for the December release over in the Papertrey Ink gallery.

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Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas! Hopefully you are close to being done with your shopping, crafting, and gift wrapping. I am close, but have a few more things to finish up yet ;)

From my family to yours, sending wishes for a wonderful holiday weekend.