A friend and member of my Send a Smile 4 Kids design team lives in Australia and she says it is very hot there at Christmas time and her Santa wears shorts. I started picturing Santa on a warm beach and came up with this textured "Warm Wishes" card:
I cut a blue A2 sized card base and applied Tonic Studio's Nuvo Lemon Sorbet Embellishment Mousse through a Memory Box stencil for the sunshine. I die cut Memory Box's "warm wishes" border out of two sided tape paper by Sookang and then dumped Summer Mudd Puddles sand over it for the sandy beach. I die cut a yellow beach chair and the red flip flops with a die from Impression Obsession. I stamped the Santa hat out of a red and white scrap with a Paper Smooches stamp and paper pieced them together. The floral Christmas trees were created with stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps.
I had fun challenging myself to try a different type of Christmas card. When it is cold and snowy this December in Wisconsin, I will pick a special friend to send these "Warm Wishes" to.
But it is still summer now, so I am entering this card in the Summer Fun challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.