Sunday, December 6, 2020

Bright Christmas

Hello again!  Yes, I'm back with my third post today and this time it is for the current Double D Challenge, where the fun theme is Santa Hats!  I'm also joining the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme this week is "Fun With Dies".

Don't you just love the cat in that mood board???  For my card, I went Slimline with Santa out enjoying a little bit of surf and sun.

I started by stamping all the images on one sheet of white card stock, colored them up with Copic markers then die cut them with the coordinating dies.  White clouds were also die cut from the same paper.

Next came making the scene.  I kept it pretty simple, masking off the water to ink blend the sand and sky, then reversing that to add the ocean.  My handy white gel pen was used to add waves and a little foam at the waters edge, and also to Santa's stylish shades for a little reflection.  I laid out all the die cuts to create the scene, then used a Copic marker to add a bit of shading and some dots.  The sentiment was stamped, then the panel was added to a Desert Storm base.  The last step was to adhere all the images, some of which were popped up with foam tape for dimension.  Such a fun card, I think!

Thanks so much for visiting, I really appreciate it!  I hope you're staying safe and healthy, and that you have a great week ahead!


Stamps:  Sun Lovin' Santa (MFT)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Desert Storm, Distress White Heavyweight (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versafine Clair Nocturne, Antique Linen Distress, Sky Blue and Seaside (PinkFresh Studio)
Other:  Sun Lovin' Santa matching dies, Cloud Cover dies (MFT), Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Copics:  [R59, 27, 24][RV25, R43, 20][B05, 02, 01, 000][YG67, 17, 03][E57, 55, 53, 51][E13, 11, 21, 51][Y26, 06] Y17 [C9, 7, 5, 3, 1, 0]


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful designed project using the description of our mood board.
Many thanks for entering your gorgeous card into our challenge of SANTA HATS.", at Double D challenges…
Good luck in the draw and hope to see you here again.

[aNNie design team member for Double D Challenges{My Blog}

Allisa said...

Such an awesome beach scene! Fabulous coloring!

Diane said...

Fabulously created scene (lucky Santa)! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Darlene said...

OMG what a FABULOUS beach scene you have created with Santa! Love his fabulous VW bus LOL ... he's a lucky guy!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Santa Hats’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Birgit said...

Oh, your card is simply darling! Just perfect for the Double D Challenge. Best of luck to you!!

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh my, I LOVE this card. I have never been to the beach for Christmas, but I would love to give it a try! Frame worthy!