Sunday, July 3, 2016

Stampin Up, Paper Players Challenge 302, Christmas in July


I had already done one Christmas in July for my class and still had the set sitting out when I heard about the Paper Players challenge for this week.  I just had to play.

Being that I live in the desert, using the set for Christmas is just so much fun! And the DSP (Designer Series Paper) that matches the set is fabulous with fun graphics and great colors.

I did use the colors that match the DSP, so not red, but Melon Mambo together with our new Emerald Envy and some Daffold Delight.

If you can see the sparkle at the bottom and around the cactus plants, I just squirted out a bit of white glue, Tombo in this case, took a wet brush or even better the Aqua painter and brushed over the glue adding a bit of water, then I sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds and set it aside to dry.   If you do this, best to use a bit of Watercolor paper or our Shimmery White will work well too.

I also sponged on a bit of Melon Mambo around the edges of the dsp. The Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines was used for the ornaments hanging from the cactus.

Thanks for looking!


7 comments:

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Very cute!

Mary Lou Glick said...

Great card, Lynn!

LeAnne said...

What a clever Christmas card...so fun & cute! Living in the northeast, I sometimes forget that Westerners have very different scenery come Christmas! I love how you embraced that! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players!!!

stampwithsandy said...

How adorable and how perfect for Christmas in July, Lynn! Love those fun cacti. Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players!

Tammy said...

Hey, we're neighbors!! I'm in NM, and I love this set, too!! your card is adorable -- love the Christmas Cacti!!!

Joanne James said...

Lynn I absolutely adore your fun take on Christmas in July - your festive cactus are great! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Wendie Waldman said...

Great card! My brother in AZ has a beautiful saguaro in his front yard and I used this set and DSP for his BD card. May have to CASE your Christmas card. So clever.