Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: A Mele Kalikimaka Holiday!

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello everyone! Welcome back to a brand new Studio Monday with Nina-Marie tutorial! Today I have the please of featuring the gorgeous, Mele Kalikimaka stamp set that Stephanie Low illustrated for our recent Fun and Festive Simon exclusive release!

If you know me, I adore the ocean and anything related to it. This Mele Kalikimaka set is my most-favorite stamp set from the Fun & Festive collection and I could not wait to create a card with it! The wreath is made up of stunning seashells, seagrass and starfish, completed by a giant bow. I wanted to use nautical colors, as that would complement the red I used for the bow perfectly.

To color the wreath, I used Prismacolor colored pencils on gray toned paper. I achieved the no-line effect by stamping the image with Fog ink from Simon.

The beautiful Ornamental stamp set and Merry script die by CZ Design fit perfectly over the bow; I tipped the script greeting to follow the flow of the bow in the top right corner.

Finally, I finished this “Christmas by the Sea” card off by adding a few Christmas Magic sequins and Pine Needle die cuts around the wreath, which really filled everything in nicely!

I hope today’s video leaves you insoured to create a natuical holiday card of your own! Be sure to watch the video below to see how it all came together!

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  1. What a very unique and different way to create a Christmas card. This would be a great card for my sister who got married in Hawaii.

  2. What a cute idea–I’ve never thought of a beach theme for Christmas. Our daughter and her family will be in Hawaii at Christmas, so this idea is great for a Christmas card for them. Thanks.

  3. Love the bright, vivid colors.
    Fun to have the nautical theme
    for a Christmas card.
    Beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. What a beautiful card you made with such a unique Christmas image! It is always a pleasure to watch you color.

  5. Your card looks very professional. I don’t even see the stamped lines. I can see why this is your favorite.

  6. love the wreath. It is very colorful and love the seashell idea. Beautiful. It is a nice honor to another culture.

  7. How gorgeous, Nina-Marie! Your colour choices are fantastic, and – as usual – your colouring is spot on! Lovely card!

  8. This is beautiful! It’s making me wish I could spend this years holiday at the beach. I’d love to send my family and friends a card like this. Lovely

  9. Loved the coloring tips about leaving room for the highlights. Beautiful card! Loved the seashell wreath!

  10. This is seriously beautiful Nina and your colouring is outstanding. Who would have thought these shells would look so gorgeous on a Christmas card??? WOW!

  11. I was drawn to this stamp, too, when I first saw the release. We have friends who live in Hawaii, and I’m always looking for Hawaiian-themed stamps. It’s a beautiful stamp, and your coloring is stunning!

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