Hello! Kimberly here with a warm Christmas greeting! I have always loved Christmas cards with Santa in shorts by a palm tree or fish with a tree covered in shells and starfish. This card was right up my alley! How cute is this crawfish and crab decorating a pineapple????

I started out using the awesome pineapple layering stencil from the “Farmers Market” June 2021 Hedgehog Hollow Box.

I blended the first layer with Yellowstone Color Hive Ink on watercolor paper. Next, I blended the second layer with English Mustard Color Hive ink. Then, I used Limewired and Palm Tree Color Hive ink on the crown of the pineapple. To finish off the pineapple, I gently went over various areas with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide.

To make the background, I covered the stenciled pineapple with the full pineapple stencil and ink blended Gathered Twigs Distress ink on the bottom of the panel.

Then, I blended Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide over the top portion of the panel and spritzed it with water. I dabbed off the water droplets and dried the panel quickly with a heat gun.

Next, I smooshed Gathered Twigs Oxide on an acrylic block and spritzed it with water. I used a small paint brush to splatter the ink over the bottom for the sand. Then, I did the same thing with white ink and splattered it over the top of the panel.

While I put the panel off to the side to let it dry, I stamped the images from the Happy Crawlidays Stamp set on watercolor paper using Eclipse Black ink. I heat set the ink to make sure it was dry. Then, I used Zig pens to color in the images. I fussy cut the images out and added Glossy Accents to the lights on the pineapple to add dimension. Then, I set them to the side so the Glossy Accents could dry. Next, I stamped the sentiment from Modern Christmas Sentiments on the top of the panel and Merry Christmas on a strip of watercolor paper.

Once everything was dry, I began assembling the card. I glued the pineapple to the the card panel and then put foam tape on the crab and crawfish. Then, I added foam tape to the Merry Christmas sentiment. I added Solar Flare and Tartan Teal Crown Jewel Gems on the pineapple. To finish the card, I adhered the panel to a card base cut from Watercolor paper using foam tape.

{Zig pens} Crab: Carmine Red, Persian Green, Persian Blue Crawfish: Light Carmine Pineapple: Bright Yellow, Light Green

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