Thursday, June 11, 2009

Beach Bum Christmas

This may seem like an odd pairing, but I was going through my photos from our Jamaica trip, which was this past Christmas, and I kept seeing Christmas decorations in the background. I thought if I can spend Christmas in the sunshine then so can our beloved Cuppie! So that's how this card came to be...I paired images from Beach Bum with the tree and sentiment from Season's Sweetings. The layout is Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #71

The first thing I did was stamp the sunscreen bottle with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White then I masked it and stamped the beach ball. I masked the ball then stamped Cuppie on the lounger. I stamped Cuppie a second time onto a scrap, along with the tree, so I could cut them both out. Cuppie is 'popped' for dimension. Everything was coloured with copics and I added some black dots to the sand for a little interest. 

The entire image was cut out with square nestabilities before I adhered the tree. Some Christmas Red Stickles adds a little shimmer to the ornaments on the tree. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the red polka dot paper and I added a row of green star shaped Twinkles. Some turquoise Glimmer ribbon finished off the focal panel.  

The red and yellow patterned papers are from the Scenic Route Garland Collection. The base layer, garden green, got texturized with my Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder. I thought I was going to have a problem with the angled panel cause it's totally out of my comfort zone, but I think it came together nicely. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Emily said...

Very cute Karen! That's where I'd like to be in the winter with a cupcake:))

Guess what? I'm just about to post my Sweet Sunday card and you won't believe what it is...I'm dedicating it to you because you were my inspiration. Thanks so much!

Leslie said...

Glad to see Cuppie has his sunscreen but looks like he needs to reapply soon - he's getting a bit dark :) You're very clever to have come up with that combo - cuppie and beach...I liiiiike it!

Julia Aston said...

Love your beach Christmas card Karen! this is so fun - super coloring on it!

Janet said...

what a cool idea! although i have never spent christmas anywhere but niagara falls, it looks like fun! :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh AWESOME idea to use the summery cupcake image with the Christmas tree!!

Emily said...

That is SOOO cute! It makes me want to start working on my Christmas cards, too!

Anonymous said...

I promised I wouldn't send you notes on Xmas cards so early...LOL! But this one was too darn cute not to! Love it!