Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Santa on Vacation Card 

Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! I am sharing my Santa on Vacation Card for Christmas in July and as my Design Team Inspiration Card for Paper Nest Dolls using Vacation Santa Set. There are 7 stamps, which include Surfer Santa, Ice-cream Santa, Santa with Reindeer Floatie, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Palm tree and Flamingo & Gifts, that come in both rubber and digital stamps.

The Details of My Card

For my card, I decided to create a summer beach scene with Santa enjoying his ice cream! I coloured Santa and the palm tree with my Copic Markers. I love that he has a candy cane in his ice cream! Lol! I added Glossy Accents to his glasses and the light bulbs on the palm tree. For the palm tree, I used Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen to make the star sparkle and Silver Gelly Roll Pen on the wires for the lights.

Next, onto the scene building! The sky was created with watercolor paper and blending two blue Distress Oxide Inks onto it with my blending brush. Then, I used my splatter brush to splatter water to create some texture. Once that was done, I die cut some sand dunes and embossed them to give them the texture of sand. Finally, the sun and cloud were added to finish off my scene.

For the sentiment, I wanted just “Merry and Bright” even though the sentiment was “May Your Days be Merry and Bright”. So, I used Scotch Tape (you could also use a post-it note) to mask off the text that I didn’t want. Remember to remove the tape before you stamp though! Once the sentiment was stamped, I heat embossed it in white and die cut it out.

My beachy scene was added to a piece of Make A Splash paper that had palm trees in a bright greens and blue sky to mirror my scene.

The only embellishments added were some red rhinestones scattered around my focal point.


Copic Markers

Skin: E15/E13/E11/E00/E000
Beard: C3/C1/C0
Reds: R29/R27/R24/R22
Greens: YG67/YG63/YG03
Ice Cream Cone: E35/E33/E31
Ice Cream: R85/R83/R81/E35/E33/E31/E53/E51/E50

Palm Tree
: E35/E33/E31/E30
Leaves: YG67/YG63/YG03
Wire: C3/C1/C0
Red Light Bulbs: R29/R27/R24
Green Lights Bulbs: YG67/YG63/YG03
Blue Lights Bulbs: B28/B24/B32
Yellow Lights Bulbs/Star: Y38/Y35/Y32

Card Recipe for My Santa on Vacation Card

Vacation Santa Set, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Make a Splash 6” x 6” Paper Pad, Bo Bunny
Watercolor Paper, Stampin’ Up!
Stitched Circle Layering Dies, Memory Box
Slimline Stitched Hillside Border Dies, Lawn Fawn
Spring Showers Dies, Lawn Fawn
Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin’ Up!
Subtle Textured Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Up!
Simple Strips – Christmas, Taylored Expressions
Versamark Ink Pad, Stampin’ Up!
White Embossing Powder, Stampin Up!
Heat Tool, Stampin’ Up!
Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink, Ranger
Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink, Ranger
Blending Brush, Stampin’ Up!
Tim Holtz Splatter Brush, Ranger
Glossy Accents, Ranger
Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Sakura
Silver Gelly Roll Pen, Sakura
Red Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin’ Up!
Scotch Tape

Real Red, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry and Basic White Card Stock, Stampin’ Up!

Finished card size: 5 ½” x 4 ¼”

Stamp Size: 3”


Hope you like my Design Team Inspiration Card using
Vacation Santa Set by Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!


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