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Beside the Seaside


Hello, Theme Week is starting today at The Paper Players and sweet Joanne is our fabulous hostess. She has chosen Beside the Seaside as our topic. I was just delighted when I saw this challenge as it fit nicely with a stamp set I still had sitting on my desk. I posted a tag yesterday of this cute little Surfing Santa by Sunny Studios for the first time, and I wasn’t quite ready to put him away. I paired him with another great Sunny Studios set called Sending Sunshine. Two great purchases for this Florida girl!

I had this Oxide Ink panel also laying on my desk and I was itching to put it to use. I think next time I make this card I am going to just mask off the background and do it right on the card base itself. I added the sand piles as an after thought as it looked a bit stark when I was finished. It was a bit tricky as I had to work around all the die-cuts that were already glued down, so it’s definitely not perfect. Santa has some glitter on his hat and pop-pom, If you can’t tell.

Card Details: Sunny Studios-Surfing Santa and Sending Sunshine-stamps, Background was made with Oxides and a Spellbinders deckled edge die. I used Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils as my medium.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

I sure hope to see you at The Paper Players with all things Seaside! Take care, Nanc’

14 thoughts on “Beside the Seaside

  1. I thought you had masked your base to create your background – either way I love it with the sweet surfin’ Santa and palm trees to boot! Such a fabulously sunny card – what a great way to send a little sun with festive greetings too. Perfect for my challenge this week!

  2. This card is sweet and so easy on the eyes. It is perfect for those Florida people that sent Christmas cards. I can see you mass producing these.

  3. Just like the tag,, this stamp set is perfect for you, Nancy. The inked background is wonderful and I think you did a great job on the sand.

  4. What a cute card, Nanc’! You’ve got to love a Santa rockin’ board shorts! The vibrant colors make this such a fun and happy card. LOVE it! Have a wonderful week!

  5. SOOO cute! i love the fun scene and the sponged background!

  6. Oh, how fun! I love this non-traditional Christmas card!

  7. SUPER duper cute! Your blended background is a stunner to begin with, and who wouldn’t love a little surfin’ Santa! Adorable!

  8. So much fun! That inky background is gorgeous and tropical for vacationing Santa!

  9. So cute!! I love seeing tropical Santa cards in all their sandy glory! The sand as well as the background panel look great to me and the stitched sentiment is the perfect ending! Hope you have a great week!

  10. Oh my word, this is so adorable!!!! I love this tropical Santa! The background is just amazing, too! SMILE! I love this card!

  11. Nancy, I absolutely love your Surfin’ Santa. I am grinning from ear to ear. Such a fun card. Hope you’re enjoying your week.

  12. So totally cute and unexpected for a holiday card. Well done.

  13. ADORABLE! What a wonderful scene – and I love the layout. This card just made me smile!

  14. Bright, cheery and all around FUN!!! So cute!

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