Monday, October 15, 2012

Gator Christmas


This gator is from a fun and funky Christmas rubber stamp set called Christmas Flamingo by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I'll be sharing several cards made from this set over the next few weeks.

To start off, I heat embossed the gator image using SNS Forest Green embossing powder and then colored him with Copic markers.  The lights are colored with Spica glitter pens and the sand was created using Sparkle N Soft (Sparkling Sand), which is a combination of flock and glitter, and so very cool.  The sentiment, which comes with the set, was also heat embossed with Forest Green embossing powder.

The tree was cut using Spellbinder's Nested Pine Tree die and then I added dots of glue and glittered them with SNS's Celestial glitter.  I then pop dotted the tree for added dimension.  (The gator had to be carrying the string of lights somewhere!)

This layer is adhered to patterned paper and a solid cardstock base.  Add a touch of ribbon and bling, and the card is completed.


14 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

What a cute card Anne, with vibrant colors! Love that Christmas Tree with the sparklies on it! Looks like he is headed to finish trimming his tree! Really cute!

E.T. said...

What a fun Christmas card Anne!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Great fun Christmas card Anne, the image made me smile and I like the papers,
Kevin xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love that the gator is off to trim the tree. Very clever!!

Tammy said...

Fun card for Christmas! Not sure I've ever seen a gator wearing a Santa hat!

rachel said...

fab card - I love that image - fabulous for people I know in Aus! Hugs Rachel

Linda said...

An amazing card for Christmas. Loving the gator with the Christmas hat too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Oh SO FUN and CUTE!!! Love the added glitter with this little guy and the cute tree too! Precious card!
Lynn

Annie said...

Fabulous Christmas Gator Anne. Love the dimension created by the sand. Cute gator hat and stunning Christmas Tree x

E. Marie said...

Cute Christmas card. Love your sparkly "sand" and tree.

Cheryl B said...

Love the hat on the mean ole gator!!

Brenda said...

Great idea to have the gator trimming the tree! Good job on the coloring and the bling

Joan Ervin said...

LOL!!!! This is such a fun Christmas card....you have used such cute images and I love the ribbon treatment!!!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, This is such a fun Christmas card, it is so funny that the gator is trying to trim the tree.
Hugs, Patricia