I am thrilled that Die Cut Divas have selected my card as a DT Favourite for July Challenge. Arlene loved Santa in his shorts.
Hello and welcome
Today it’s our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! This week is special as it the Fifth Week of the Month, so it’s an Anything Goes Challenge.
With Christmas in July being in focus at the moment, I decided to make another Christmas card.
I used Art Impressions – Tropical Christmas Set. I love the fun images in this set – so relevant for us here in Australia where we celebrate a hot summer Christmas!
After stamping, Distress watercolouring and fussy cutting the images, I added some sparkle and shine to them. I started with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents for the baubles and lights. I used my Gelly Roll pen on the chord, hangers and adding detail to the palm tree. The “joy” on Santa’s shirt and the top of his thongs had some red glitter added. Finally, Santas’s sack was covered in Glossy Accents.
The beachy background was blended with Distress Oxide Inks.
I didn’t want to make a traditional style scene, so decided to add SSS Ring Frame die to the front to break up the background and allow me to add the images randomly.
The sentiment is from the same set and stamped in Brilliance Lightning Black adding just a little more sparkle! Can you ever have too much?!?!
It’s so difficult to see all that sparkle and shine from a photo!! I’m sure it will bring a smile to someone this Christmas!!
I was really happy with this fun and very different Christmas card! I hope you like it too.
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I look forward to seeing what you create this week!
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