17 July 2012

Surfing Santa

Hi everyone,


It’s Tuesday and it is time for a new challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges.


This week’s challenge is being hosted by Cindy and it is Heat Embossing.


How long has it been since you did some heat embossing, well now you can get out that heat gun and join in the fun!


Now on to my card, well my first idea did not work :(


Although my second attempted proved better :)


I used the Surfing Santa image from the Happy Christmas, Mate stamp set which was stamped on Whisper White card stock with VersaMark ink and embossed with black embossing powder.


Real Red ink has been added to Santa’s hat and swimmers and a little blue colour to the waves.  The blue colour is Pacific Point.


I wanted to add a little bit more to my card, so I experimented with embossing on the Silver Glimmer Paper and it worked.


I stamped snow flakes from the Snow Swirled stamp set with VersaMark ink and then added some black embossing powder.  I cut the larger snowflake out and the smaller snowflake was punched out using the larger circle from the Builder Owl punch.


Not that you would see any snowflakes when Santa is surfing here at Christmas - I like the added touch of glitz.


The DSP that I have used is from the Letters to Santa pack and the base of my card is Marina Mist.  The Christmas sentiment “Happy Christmas, Mate!” has been stamped in Basic Black ink.


The layout of my card has been inspired by the current sketch at Sketch Saturday.


Here is my surfing Santa Christmas card:







Stamp set: Happy Christmas,Mate, Snow Swirled

Card: Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point, Basic Black, VersaMark

Accessories:  Owl Builder punch, Black Emboss Powder, Letters to Santa DSP,Silver Glimmer Paper , Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive





Doesn’t he look very cool with his dark shades on – LOL.


For some more inspiration come over and see what the other Design Team members have created at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.


I would like to submit this card into the following challenges:


Sketch Saturday Challenges: # 216 Sketch

Amusing Challenges:– Christmas in July

The Pink Elephant Challenges: #156 Christmas in July
Hooked on Crafts Challenges: #22 Christmas in July
Little Red Wagon Challenges: #141 Christmas in July
2 Sisters Challenge: #100 Christmas in July (I didn't go for the option!)
Totally Gorjuss Challenge: #140 It's Christmas 
Drunken Stampers - #93 A Merry Christmas in July with a Summer/Sun/Tropical Twist

Crafty Calendar Monthly Challenge – Fun in Sun


Have a wonderful week, keep safe and don’t forget to keep creating !!   See you next time… Meg


Anonymous said...

Great card...Thanks for joining us over at LRW!

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card and great design Meighan. The image is so cute.

Anonymous said...

fab christmas card thanks for joining us at 2sisters challenge this week good luck tracy x

Donna said...

Ohhhh I love your surfing Santa!
Very appropriate for Australian Christmas! (Yep I am super jealous of that!)
Thanks for playing along with the Christmas in July challenge at Drunken stampers this week!

Hazel said...

Hey Meighan

Cool Christmas Card - love the surfin santa - brilliant.

Thank your for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck. I hope you will be able to come and join in with our challenge next week.

Toodle pip

Hazel x

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Great card, fab image. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Hugs, Jill x

Chris said...

Ha ha, my nephews in California would love this card! Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this week. Love your entry!

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