Monday, July 5, 2010

Christmas In July

July is the month I begin thinking about Christmas. I'm not a fan of hot, hot summers and today we in Northern California are having just that....Mojo Monday's sketch was just what I was looking for. I've been thinking about the Christmas cards I'd be making for Operation Write Home. The sketch was perfect and it looked like one where I could use my Christmas scraps.

I have a Santa rubber stamp by Stamps Happen. It's one of my all time favorite Santa stamps. I water colored the image and using my Spellbinder square die, I cut Santa and embossed him. While the die was secured to the image, I sponged Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the edges. I didn't have a sentiment small enough to fit this card, using my Print Shop 23 Program, I created the sentiment and then die cut and embossed it. I added a border using my Spellbinder scallop oval and of course....Bling!

I did take some poetic license with the sketch (noticed that did ya!). I reversed the square and the oval size, but all the elements are there. I looked at all my Christmas stamps and Santa kept calling to me. He was too big to fit an oval, but looks great in the square....I'm happy with how the card turned out and now I'm on to water coloring more Santas....

Have a most wonderful week.

Challenges I've participated in with this card:

Flourishes - Christmas in July

MoJo Monday Sketch Challenge

Stamp Simply #147 - Christmas In July


  1. Love it! I just can't do Christmas cards in July... my brain just won't let me! Love yours though!

  2. Beautiful card. You should enter it in the Timeless Tuesday at Flourishes. This month's challenge is Christmas in July.

  3. Soooooooooooo I'm commenting again! I do love this card, love the image and your coloring is perfection! Let me know if this one disappears!

  4. Mary your Christmas card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Got to love that Santa image!!! I'm so glad you linked it to the FTTC...thank you for playing!!! Hugs ~S~

  5. What a pretty Christmas card, Mary!! Fantastic coloring job!
    Just stay cool inside and make cards...that's what I do for the hot weather in Texas, lol!
    Thank you for playing along FTTC with us.

  6. I'm so happy I visited your blog - I came by it via Stamp Simply. This is a lovely card and what a nice one for our armed forces to use. Beautiful coloring and design!

  7. Gorgeous card, love the Santa, he's adorable! Thanks for visiting me and leaving a lovely comment.


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