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Warm Christmas Wishes

November 28, 2022 in Sunny Studio - No Comments

Happy Monday!

Sharing a few tropical Christmas projects for everyone living in a sunny, warm climate and everyone who wishes they were! Even though I live in the South, it can still get quite chilly in the winter. We never really know whether Christmas Day will be sunny and 80 or winter, so I always love a little tropical right about now!

To start this card, I die-cut the Frilly Frames Quatrefoil Dies from white cardstock and adhered the outside frame portion to an A2 card base. I then die-cut the Frilly Frames Herringbone die from white cardstock and adhered the center portion to the card front.

For the background, I cut a piece of white cardstock 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″. I masked the bottom 1” of the cardstock and inked the sky with Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Saltwater Taffy and Scattered Straw Distress inks. I then masked the sky and inked the water with Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress inks. For the sand, I die-cut the Tropical Trees Backdrop Die from white cardstock and inked the sand portion with Antique Linen Distress ink. I adhered it across the bottom of the cardstock piece and trimmed the excess along the right and left edges. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Surfing Santa Stamps which worked perfectly for my flamingos. I matted the background on a hot pink cardstock.

The Mini Mats are perfect for showcasing small scenes, so I die-cut one from the Mini Mat & Tag 1 Dies from a piece of Critter Country Paper, centered my background piece on the mat and adhered these to the card front.

I stamped all images on Neenah Classic Crest 80lb solar white cardstock, colored them with Copics and die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I used the following stamps and dies:

Fabulous Flamingos Stamps and Dies

Reindeer Games Stamps and Dies (Santa hats)

Tropical Paradise Stamps and Dies (hibiscus)

Seasonal Trees Stamps and Dies

Santa Claus Lane Stamps (ornaments)

I also die-cut a monstera leaf from the Summer Greenery Dies from white cardstock and colored it with Copics.

I couldn’t resist making a couple of tropical penguin tags to coordinate with my card. These were so fun to make! I die-cut both tags from hot pink cardstock using the Mini Mat & Tag 4 Dies. I also die-cut white cardstock with the tag die and inked backgrounds for each using Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw and Saltwater Taffy Distress inks. I heat embossed the sentiments which I combined from the Reindeer Games Stamps, Passionate Penguins Stamps, Santa Claus Lane Stamps and Penguin Party Stamps. For the ocean wave, I used a Slimline Nature Borders Die and for the sand, I used the Tropical Trees Backdrop Die. I adhered them across the backgrounds, trimmed off the excess on the sides and cut the backgrounds to 2 1/4″ long. I then adhered them to the tags.

I die-cut bright and cheery papers from the Sweater Weather Paper and used the flower hole reinforcer die from the Mini Mat & Tag 3 Dies to keep with the tropical theme.

I stamped all images on Neenah Classic Crest 80lb solar white cardstock, colored them with Copics and die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I used the following stamps and dies:

Passionate Penguins Stamps and Dies

Penguin Party Stamps and Dies

Tropical Paradise Stamps and Dies

Ocean View Stamps and Dies

Surfing Santa Stamps and Dies

I hope you enjoyed these sunny Christmas projects and thanks for stopping by today!

Cathy Chapdelaine

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