this week's prompt may seem a bit of a stretch, but bear with us for a minute ♥JINGLE BELLES♥! since we're all conscientious enough to make holiday cards year-round (or mad enough, depending on how one looks at it, lol!) then surely the best possible holiday cards to make as the northern hemisphere officially moves into summer are TROPICAL ones, right?! so this week we're asking you to make your holidays hot, hot, hot!
you can do this by using bold, saturated colors... or by incorporating tropical flora and fauna like palm trees and flamingos... or by taking santa from the north pole to the beach... OR... well, however you'd like to interpret "hot" or "tropical" in a holiday context!
in case you're wondering, our title, mele kalikimaka, means "merry christmas" in hawaiian and is one of our favorite holiday songs, whether enjoyed in the 1950's version by bing crosby or the more recent one by jimmy buffet. (the links go to youtube versions of the song.)
here's what we did:
Stephanie says, "I started with several tropical colors of washi tape
and this month's Hero Arts sketch.
Since I wanted contrast between my tapes,
I attached the top green one to a scrap of the light green cardstock before
adhering it to my card. A few bits of bling finish the design."
Lauren says, "my husband and i were lucky enough to spend three weeks in hawaii last fall, and i've been obsessed with it ever since. the digital collage on this card was made for my travel scrapbook of that trip, and i liked it so much that i later used it for a few gift bags and even a couple of cards with a design similar to this one. which brings me to a bit of a point: sometimes i get so over-focused on "reinventing the wheel" with each and every card that i forget it's not only OK to do "repeats", it's actually quite a good way to save time and money! i believe this is my favorite use yet... but since i reserve the right to use this collage yet again in future, that could change!" :) :) :)
and now it's time to see what you will do with this summery prompt! will you go all out with the hawaiian theme... or just spice up your color palette? feel free to use the ideas of "hot" and "tropical" as boldly or subtlely as you like, then come back and link up your caliente creations before 6pm (EST) on wednesday, june 27th. keyword for galleries and our flickr group is JB-12-13.