Flora and Fauna: Christmas by the Sea

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Please welcome one of the owners of Flora and Fauna, Lara Di Re as a special guest on our blog today! She’s showcasing some brand new Flora and Fauna sets to make tropical holiday cards using their new Christmas by the Sea clear stamp set! Please read on and enjoy!

Hi! This is Lara from Flora & Fauna and we are so excited to be guest posting here on the Simon Says Blog again! Today we are excited about the holidays and using one of our new clear sets Christmas By the Sea for a fun take on a traditional holiday!

To make the first card we watercolored the background and then masked the border with seashells and starfish which we colored with colored pencils. Then we added White Blizzard Nuvo glitter drops to the hat which was stamped in our favorite classic versafine black onyx ink.

SUPPLIES:

Flora and Fauna CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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3M Scotch ROLL WHITE MASKING TAPE…
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Prismacolor 150 PREMIER COLORED…
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Tonic WHITE BLIZZARD Nuvo Glitter…
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Prima Marketing ODYSSEY Watercolor…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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For the next card we stamped the shells in black and colored with colored pencils. To give it more sparkle we added gold sequins. Next we fussy cut the mermaid and tiny candy candy and colored with pencils and to finish added a mini wobble to the mermaid to make her move.

SUPPLIES:

Flora and Fauna CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Cup Sequins DAZZLING METALLICS GC457J
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Hampton Art MINI ACTION WOBBLES 12…
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For our sled card we stamped the image with black and filled in with colored pencils. Next we used an exacto knife to open the sled and placed the shell packages in the sled. On top we used black glaze pen for the added ropes between seahorses and sled and used red Nuvo drops for nose. The next step was to emboss the stars with white embossing powder and to add additional snow dots using white Sakura pen. To finish we sponged the background with peacock feathers distress ink. The star stamp comes from our Cozy Cuddles Penguin set.

SUPPLIES:

Flora and Fauna CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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American Crafts Vicki Boutin BLENDING…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tonic RED BERRY GLOSS Nuvo Crystal…
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Avery Elle FOG DYE Ink Pad 023901
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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For our final card we first stamped the wreath with various sea life stamps from the set and then added the greenery from our poinsettia watercolor set. We first stamped sea life pieces in black, then colored with pencil and finally filled in with greenery stamp. To complete the card we added Nuvo red drops at the end.

We hope you enjoyed our samples with our new holiday sets. For more inspiration visit our Instagram page at florafauanclear. Happy Stamping!

SUPPLIES:

Flora and Fauna CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA…
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Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS…
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Flora and Fauna POINSETTIA WATERCOLOR…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad MOWED…
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Fiskars 4 Piece STAMP BLOCK SET 6 X…
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Tonic RED BERRY GLOSS Nuvo Crystal…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Nuvo Crystal Drops…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Lara for being our guest today!

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  1. Adorable cards! Perfect for the places around the world that celebrate Christmas in the warm months! Wish that was me, LOL!!! Love all the inspiration! Thanks for sharing .

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