Christmas in July 2020 – Day 21

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 21of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! This week, they have a theme challenge – Santa! And as you can see, I have stepped well outside my CAS comfort zone with my entry!

Now, surprisingly, given my penchant for all things Christmas crafting, I have very few Santa stamps. I was going to use a very old wood-mounted stamp until I remembered the Tim Holtz Christmas Time stamp set that I picked up at my local craft store last year! I just adore the Santa/reindeer stamp – it is such a joyful image, don’t you think? Anyway, I used the wrinkle-free inking technique to apply a couple of layers of distress ink. Yes I smooshed the inkpads in a certain order so that the Festive Berries ended up around Santa and the Rusty Hinge went around the deer!

I added a Gina K sentiment and stamped a few stars from the same Tim Holtz stamp set across the background using Pumice Stone distress oxide. Finally I added some glitter paste using the Tim Holtz Sparkle stencil! What an apt name!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Lucie G: This is a fabulous creation for the Santa theme challenge for 52 CCT blog! Thanks for participating! The card is also fabulous because it is festive and vibrant as a single layer which is terrific to save on postage costs if you have lots of Christmas cards to mail. Great idea! –Becca/DT for 52 CCT


  2. C’est une magnifique carte Lucie, j’aime l’ambiance moderne et colorée, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz


  3. This is such a great, vibrant card, I love the glow in the colours. The stars that sink into the background work so well. Thanks for your arty entry to 52CCT this week.


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