I created this project that features two new stamp sets: Penguin Tropical Christmas and the background stamp Christmas Lights. I pushed the lights way back into the background of my paper to give a hint of lights as well as create another layer of depth in my project. To create my background, I stamped the Christmas Lights onto blue cardstock then drybrushed some light ivory acrylic paint over it. After that dried, I colored the lightbulbs with some copic markers and traced around them with a black marker. Next, I drybrushed the ivory paint over the colored lines and allowed the black ink to spread with my paintbrush. It helped create a "grainy" effect, perfect for my background.
Next up was creating the adorable penguin in her festive beachwear. After I fussy cut her parts, I assembled them and set her aside.
Next, I worked on the water. I added several different colors and textures of paper to give the water some additional movement and depth. I also added a "sandy" layer by tearing the paper. When my water was done, I stamped the sentiment onto a white panel and set it onto the design using foam squares. The tree was next. I stamped, colored and cut the tree then assembled it onto the card.
This is such a fun combo of stamps to use for Christmas cards and While I really don't care for a warm Christmas (I LOVE SNOW!), I can say that this card is already assigned to a specific pair of family members who LOVE the yucky heat. LOL
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