Thursday, July 1, 2021

Christmas in July: Merry Wishes from Mona

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hi all from Laurie!  Nothing like a little Christmas in July to help cool you off during the long hot summer months.  That is the topic of our current challenge which kicks off today here on the Portal.

I made a tongue in cheek Christmas card for this challenge, featuring the Santa Mona stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the  Dear Santa clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

I started by stamping my Mona onto a piece of white card stock with black ink and adding some color with Copic Sketch Markers.  I fussy cut her out and attached her to a piece of holiday paper in reds and greens that I had die cut into a circle.  I layered that with a larger green die cut circle and added some bling to the background and a pom pom to her hat.

Next I stamped my sentiment with black ink onto a white square and edged it with red.  I affixed my Mona to my card front and using foam tape added the sentiment below the image as shown.   Last step was to round the corners on my card front and she is ready to be mailed!

So get out your rubber or acrylic stamps and create some Christmas goodies - and be sure to share them on the Portal for a chance to win some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

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