The other day I got to have a little crafty time.
I was able to play with some new stamps and dies.
I am linking my creations up to the current challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies here – Non traditional Christmas Colours
I think my cards fit the brief.
Recently I was lucky enough to have a SSS voucher which I used to put towards an order. In that order I purchased Clearly Besotted Santa in the Sun stamp set (and some other goodies I haven’t used yet). This set I think is very suitable for an Aussie Christmas.
With my first play with this set I stamped images onto Xpress blending cardstock and coloured with alcohol markers, I then fussy cut them out.
For this card I created a background with DO inks and sprayed some water before adding the waves and the white wave caps – more fussy cutting. The wave caps are finished with a little wink of stella. Sentiment is from the same set. Surfing Santa was popped up with foam tabs.
This one is a little simpler. Santa is in the pool with his drink and a ball floating by. I used a SU ribbon punch to create a border and a piece of adhesive backed paper (this has been in my stash for a while!) to create my pool. The sentiment is from ME Winter Wonderland. Santa is again popped up with foam tabs.
My last little Santa is the Selfie Santa.
I created the rolling hills using Uniquely creative dies (picked up from a craft show) and some scrap CS. The suitcase was added then again Santa was popped up with foam tabs.
In case you are wondering I used some embossing paste to create Santa’s beard and fur trim to his hat. I have flocking but never seem to get the result I am after, the embossing paste worked well however I did have to work quickly before it dried.
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14 thoughts on “Santa in the Sun…”
So fabulous for our hot Aussie Christmases Vicki – love them!
What a handy pickup from SSS Vicki! Those santa images are just what we need for authentic Christmas cards here in Australia – with our current HOT weather, it’s hard to create a sweet snowy scene! Love your cards – I’m sure they will be a hit!
Thanks Ann. I thought they were very appropriate for us here in Australia too.
These are all so much fun and so wonderful, I think I ‘need ‘this set myself!
Love his beard and his fat tum! Too cute. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.
Funny card. Thank you for sharing it at Crafting with Dragonflies. Jarka DT
These are so much fun, Vicki! And, as you say, so perfect for an Aussie Christmas! You should see me smiling!! Hugs, Darnell
Thanks Darnell 🙂
Lovely cute cards. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.