Lots of Floridians are looks for handmade Christmas cards with a beach theme so today I’ve got a quick and easy tropical Santa card to share.
Tropical Santa cards are quite popular here in Florida. After all, we don’t have snow so we relish in putting our Santa’s in beautiful sandy scenes surrounded by mounds of sea shells and tropical foliage. So fun to make unique Christmas cards!
I used the So Santa stamp set (Holiday Catalog page 23) for today’s tropical Santa card. And it’s super easy to create using circle punches and the Tropical Escape Designer Paper.
The Tropical Escape designer paper is perfect for this tropical Santa card since there is an abundance of varied leaves and floral images. This designer paper is sold in a stack of 48 sheets 6″ x 6″ that boast 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. It’s safe to say this designer paper can be easily used all year long. Get a good close up of the designer paper in the video following these pictures where I’ll show you each of the designs.
Do I have you wondering how to make Christmas cards like a true Floridian or Islander?!
I stamped my tropical Santa using Memento ink and colored him in using Stampin’ Write Markers. I coordinated the colors from those in the designer paper using Shaded Spruce, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake and Petal Pink for the flesh tone. It’s impossible to pick up the shimmer in photographs but I’ve covered my tropical Santa’s beard, mustache and hair tufts in Wink of Stella.
This quick and easy tropical Santa card is one you can make bunches of. If you’re not a Floridian, consider changing up the focal point to your favorite Christmas image.
- Whisper White cardstock base is cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
Quick and Easy Tropical Santa Card Video
Coming November 1st – Snowflake Showcase
Beginning November 1st you can enjoy a special limited edition suite of products from the Snowflake Snowcase. And they’re not just for Christmas! This amazing promotion includes your choice of two different stamp sets, one for Christmas and one that can be used all year long. Plus both stamp sets coordinate with an amazing package of Thinlits dies! But if that’s not enough you’re going to fall in love with the white velvet paper and snowflake trinkets, too. These products are ONLY AVAILABLE from November 1-30 or while supplies last.
When you spend $25 on any of the products in this showcase, I’ll send you a tutorial that includes 9 different projects for absolutely free! These tutorials a collaboration between myself and Canadian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Alison Solven. It’s an exclusive offer just for this Snowflake Showcase promotion.
Snowflake Showcase Product Video
Get a look at the products included in the Snowflake Showcase promotion coming November 1st!
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