Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tropical Holiday Cards

Hi there!  Our internet service has been patchy since all the storms last week but it's up and running this evening so I'm hoping to catch up with visiting some blogs.  I also wanted to post 2 cards for the current Merry Monday challenge to use non-traditional Christmas colours.  

Although I have lots of wintery images (snowmen, snowflakes, etc) I tend to steer away from them and I try to find ways to incorporate a bit of an island feel into my Christmas cards.  I used shells and starfish to decorate the wreath on my first card and then on my second card I used a coral coloured base.  

That's it for me tonight.   Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

Supplies Used:

Wreath Card
Cardstock:  (White) Handy Hippo, (Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Wreath from Bells & Boughs) Papertrey Ink, (Shells from Life Is Good) Lawn Fawn, (Sentimetn from Merry Messages) Stampendous
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Strawberry Slush, Lucky Limeade, Garden Green) Stampin' Up
Gems:  Recollections

Tree Card
Cardstock:  (Calypso Coral) Stampin' Up, Vellum
Stamps:  (Tree from Swirl Christmas, Sentiment from Very Merry Christmas) Hero Arts
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White) Wow
Gems:  (Beetle Black assortment mini pearls) Doodlebug


Joyce said...

Love them both. How fun to incorporate a bit of the tropics onto your holiday cards.

Lindsey said...

These are great, Jen. They are so obviously Christmas, but have that Island vibe. Nicely done!

Unknown said...

Totally in love with this! Super creative!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, Miss Lady!!

Alanna said...

Fun cards.

Lisa Petrella said...

Oh my goodness!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your island-style holiday wreath!!! Totally FABULOUS!!! And your second card is gorgeous too! So elegant!

Hannelie said...

I love them both! But I LOVE the swirly Christmas tree! The pearls are the perfect embellishment!

Lynn said...

Yeah for internet working! I love both cards but the first is fabulous...such a fun vibe.

~amy~ said...

I love your tropical holiday cards...yay!

lostinpaper said...

I tend to avoid wintery cards too, these are fab, especially those funky seashells!

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome cards Jen, Love both of them. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Jessi Fogan said...

These are pure fab! I especially love the seashell wreath!