52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Theme – Drinks

CCT - Design For BadgeOur current challenge at 52CCC is:

When I am making cards, I will often stamp/colour/die cut duplicates so I can “play” with different arrangements. I like to make a variety of slightly different versions. For this challenge I made 6 Christmas Cards using Simon Says Stamp’s, “Santa at the Beach”. If you ever wondered what Santa does after Christmas – the secret is out. With the challenge being drinks, the stamp set was perfect with Santa and Friend having a cocktail on the beach! I coloured the images with Copic Markers. The sentiments were either from the SSS same set, or Avery Elle’s – Cheers. I also used a Cocktail stamp from Paper Smooches – Free Spirits.

Card 1 – Using torn paper, I was able to create a sandy beach. I fussy cut the images and layered them on the card base. Some were popped up on foam tape for added depth.

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Card 2 – using torn paper as ocean waves and sand with fussy cut images. I just made a simply card with Santa enjoying some needed vacation time.

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card 3 – used cocktail glass stamp from Paper Smooches – Free Spirits to make a background on the blue card base. The images were fussy cut and arranged to show Santa and his buddy at the beach.

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card 4 – I fussy cut the images and using dimensional tape I popped up some images for a more 3D effect.

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card 5 – I made a one layer card. I stamped Santa, table, and the Penguin first, set the masks in place then stamped the tree and surf board. The stamp was added last.

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card 6 – I used torn paper for the sand, fussy cut and layered the images.

sun santa 2I hope you will join us! It is never too early to start making your cards for Christmas 2017!



  1. What a fantastic set of cards! I think they are such jolly images and so beautifully coloured. I love the cocktail in the coconut!! I think Santa is really enjoying his break, and he looks so cool in sunshades!! Fabulous. xxx

  2. Fabiola says:

    Elles sont trop cool Myriam, si joyeuses et fun, biz

  3. AlisonC says:

    Really fun and colourful cards, I’m sure Santa deserves his holiday. The waves on No2 are so cool.

  4. April says:

    Such a great set of cards and I love the cool penguin with his shades on! :-) Xx

  5. Andreja L. says:

    WoW what a fantastic set of hot festive cards you made :-))
    I like your imeges and beautiful colouring. Great job!
    Hugs, Andreja

  6. EK Gorman says:

    What a fantastic set of cards. I always secretly suspected that Santa enjoyed cocktails on the beach after the holidays…glad to know I was right. Seriously thought, these are great cards.

  7. PJ says:

    Awesome that you came up with so many cards and each has their own unique look. Makes me want to head out to the beach myself. Winter is to long. pjs-projects.blogspot.com