13 December, 2015

Summer Christmas

Photo inspiration

Summer Christmasses are more concerned with keeping cool and having fun outdoors.  I love this stamp because it says what it's all about for us here in NZ.  Swimming, sandals, sunhat, sunscreen ... you know - "slip slop slap"

I used cool colours, a reverse tree and background to make it feel cooler and put a subtle sentiment peeping out via an embossing folder swiped with ink.  The image is embossed, coloured with Reno pens and some bits have Wink of Stella to give a bit of twinkle.

Stamp: Stamp-It
Sentiment EF: Craft Concepts
Tub EF: Craft Concepts
Lacy triangle Die: Spellbinders

Shared on challenges


Dawn Darlene said...

What a super fun card!!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous summer Christmas card Carol - do you know who makes the stamp?

creationsnz said...

the tree is branded Stamp-It, an Australian company I believe. I have had it for years so don't know if they are still around.

*Vicki* said...

That is such a fun idea!! :) I love the warm weather images and your bit of embossing along the side panel!! Cute card and clever idea for people who live in your area!! HUGS

Mervi said...

Lovely and fun card!
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year;-))m

Anonymous said...

such a fabulous christmas card and so perfect for your weather! i love the green background paper too; in my part of canada, we usually have a green christmas with cooler temperatures; enjoy your holiday with those lovely warm days. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.

arteKatie said...

thanks for joining PINspirational challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again! :)

Kasia, PINspirational DT

Annette said...

Lovely card. I love the tree die.
Happy Christmas
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
Lili of the Valley,
Without Words Challenge
In The Pink Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Arlene said...

I love your tree. I've never seen anything quite like this and I love it.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monica Maier said...

I absolutely love the fun warm images on your tree, how fun!!! Thanks for playing along with the Die Cut Divas!

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great fun image and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our challenge in the new year!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper