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.
Thanks for stopping