Hell there crafty friends! It's Kerry here and I'm back to share a fun creation and am in the mood for a bit of a FESTIVE card! I love COLD, SNOWY, BLIZZARDY Christmas' but I know there are many who would prefer the beachy scene. Call me crazy, but I prefer SNOW! Anyway, I'm sharing a beachy Christmas card for all those lovers of sweat.
I created this project that features two new stamp sets: Penguin Tropical Christmas and the background stamp Christmas Lights. I pushed the lights waaay back into the background of my paper to give just a hint of the lights and a more beach distressed vibe, so look closely and you'll see a twinkly hint of colorful lights.
To create my background, I stamped the Christmas Lights background onto light blue cardstock and then drybrushed some light ivory acrylic paint over it. After it dried, I colored the lightbulbs with some Copic markers and traced around them with a black marker. Next, I drybrushed the ivory paint over the colored lines and allowed the black ink to spread with my paintbrush. It helped create that beach worn look I was going for.
Next up was creating the adorable penguin in her festive beachwear. After fussy cutting her parts, I assembled them and set her aside to work on the other parts of the card.
Next, I worked on the water. I added several different colors and textures of paper to give the water some additional movement and depth. I also added a "sandy" layer by tearing the paper. When my water was done, I stamped the sentiment onto a white panel and set it onto the design using foam squares. The tree was next. I stamped, colored and cut the tree then assembled it onto the card.
This is such a fun combo of stamps to use for Christmas cards and while I really don't care for a warm Christmas (I LOVE SNOW!), I can say that this card is already assigned to a specific pair of family members who LOVE the yucky heat.
Thanks for hopping over! See you again!