Hello there! It’s Andrea with you today sharing a tropical Christmas card. “Why tropical?” you might ask. Because here in the southern United States, it’s just too hot to think about snow. Truth be told, growing up in Georgia, I can remember quite a few warm Christmases (no need for ugly sweaters because we’re still wearing flip flops!). Needless to say, I couldn’t help but play with the Deck the Palms set for my first official Christmas project.
Aren’t those images from Deck the Palms fun?! I love the lights wrapped around the trees and the garland of stockings. After stamping the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I colored them with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
To create the background for my scene, I inked up three pieces of Bristol Smooth paper with distress inks. For the sand I used Brushed Corduroy and Tea Dye and die-cut with the Scallop Waves Dies. The water was created with Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, and Chipped Sapphire and was die-cut with the Scallop Border Dies. That in-your-face sky (Yeah, it’s even a bit bright for me!) is compliments of Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, and Festive Berries distress inks. Onto all of the ink-blended panels I flicked on some water and blotted it dry.
To create a frame for my scene, I die-cut a 5 1/4″ white square with the Stitched Circle Dies. I layered my ink-blended pieces together and adhered my frame on top with foam tape. I stamped a sentiment from Deck the Palms in black, glued the panel to a 5 1/2″ white card, and adhered my colored images, popping up the flip flops with foam adhesive. I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the images and a glitter pen to give them some sparkle. For some extra bling, I added a few clear sequins.
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