Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tropical, Southwest & Merriest Christmas by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
I have a few cards featuring the newly released Tropical Christmas (Sku #4788), Southwest Christmas (Sku #4787) and one using Merriest Christmas (Sku #4790) to share today.  Now being from Canada (a.k.a. The Great White North...) a Tropical Christmas is a little out of my frame of reference.  But one look at Surfer Santa and that cute little crab, and the ideas started to come together:
 Since I knew he needed to be on the sand, I kept the card itself pretty simple, I drew my own beach, and coloured it with Copic markers, then coloured both the crab and the palm tree, and fussy cut them before adding them to my scene.  I opted for just mounting them on a tropical blue cardstock that would act like the sky.
Tropical Santa and the Cacti from the Southwestern Christmas set were simply fun to colour - especially with the bright, acid greens!

And finally, a more classic holiday card using Traditional Christmas... I used a white base, which is something that I don't often do, and paired the red up with navy as the accent colour to frame everything:
I hope you're having as much fun making your Christmas cards this year as I am!  You can find all of these clear acrylic sets in the Ai store, here.  Happy stamping!


4 comments:

  1. Wowzers!! You have been super busy! Love these fun and bright cards!

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  2. Oh my gosh, Karen!!! These couldn't be any cuter or more fun!! LOVE the colors you used with those fun papers and of course your coloring is gorgeous! You're amazing!

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  3. WOW, you have been a busy lady! I love them ALL. I agree with you, love all the tropical and southwest theme, since it's also so cold at my neck of the woods. Brrr... LOL!

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  4. What a wonderful set, Karen! They are all cute!

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