Thanks for stopping by today. It’s time for another Artful Stampers team blog hop, and this time the theme is non-traditional Christmas colours.

Here’s my card:

I think this qualifies as non-traditional Christmas colours – don’t you agree?

I love Santa in his board shorts – much more appropriate for us in Australia as Christmas is in our summer season.

To make this card I used the cute So Santa stamp set from the Holiday catalogue, together with the Under the Sea Framelits and the Pinewood Planks embossing folder from the Annual catalogue.

I stamped surfing Santa with black StazOn ink on Shimmery White cardstock and die cut a stitched square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I put some drops of ink refills onto a laminated sheet and picked up the colours using my Aqua Painters and coloured in the image. When that was dry I matted it onto a square of Pool Party cardstock cut with one of the Layering Squares Framelits. I sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.

I die cut the net from the Under the Sea Framelits out of Soft Suede cardstock, and the sand dollars out of Vellum cardstock. I then sponged the edges of the vellum pieces with Soft Suede ink. I used the Pinewood Planks Dynamic embossing folder to emboss a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, then dragged the Sahara Sand stamp pad across the embossing to add colour and show up the gorgeous texture.

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Shimmery White and matted it onto a strip of Pool Party. Then I arranged all of the elements on the card and stuck them all down, using Dimensionals for Santa and the greeting.

I enjoyed making this card and included it as one of the cards in this week’s card class featuring this stamp set.

If you’d like to make this card and need some supplies, I’ve listed the supplies I’ve used below.

Here are links to the other team members who are joining in today’s blog hop:

Annette Sullivan
Anna Foster
Nicole Wilson
Alisa Tilsner
Tina Hewett – you are here!

Here are the supplies – click on any of the images to be taken to my online shop.
Product List

I hope you enjoyed hopping and shopping today.

Happy Stamping,