Happy Saturday - hope you're having a crafty weekend! I finally got a chance to finish a card for this week's Merry Monday challenge
. Lori challenged us to make a tropical themed Christmas card. Wow - had to think on that one for a while!
I was in the Silhouette online store last night spending my subscription for this month. Searched on "tropical" and found a bunch of fun designs, including Summer Santa - so adorable I had to download and make him right away. This file comes with a striped blanket but I went with a fun piece of hibiscus paper instead. Here's my card:
Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts Cerulean and Sunshine Designer layering papers
Stamps: CL149 Fanciful Swirl alphabet (to stamp out "sunny"); CL 721 Banners and Messages (holidays)
CL270 Sky's the Limit (sun). Other: Silhouette die cut - Summer Santa; Copic Markers,
Stickles & Glossy Accents; Ranger Embossing ink and Stampendous Golden Sand powder
I cut Santa on all white paper and then colored the appropriate bits with Copic Markers - even gave him a hint of sunburn on his nose - LOL. The "sand" was made with embossing powder - it's so shiny in the photo but looks like sand in real life. Anyway, this file has a lot of bits so it took some time to put together - but well worth it.
Now for a Scramble card. Barb G. is hosting over on the Hero Arts Flickr group
- her theme
today - use an angle. I went for a Starburst stamp I've owned for a while but hadn't inked until today.
Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts Punch and Cerulean layering papers; Stamps - Hero Arts 330056 Starburst Background (HA w/Studio Calico); CL661 It's Your Day; CL342 Everyday Sayings; CL272 All Occasion Msgs; CL953 Mason Jar Bugs.
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Abandoned Coral, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron;
Copic Markers; Reflections gem (from Michael's)
I need more March birthday cards and this will do the trick for one of them. With the colors and butterfly it'll work for a woman friend; I think I'll try to make a masculine version too for a different friend.
Thanks for stopping and have a great rest of the weekend!!