Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rustic Santa


Well the challenge bug has begun!  Here is another card that I've done for the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland Christmas blog challenge;
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long CSAYL65 challenge;
A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge 122 Anything Goes; and
Christmas Inspiration.

I just love this Santa College from Rubber Stampede, don't you?  My card stops at the dots on the side of the My Mind's Eye dp; the brown is just the background the card was propped up on.

DP for both the red background and the green Labels 4 nestie are from last year's MME Christmas pack.   Santa was stamped in Versafine Sepia Brown on SU Vanilla and cut with a smaller Labels 4 nestie, then shaded with three different distress inks.  The "25" was cut out from the MME dp.  It's very glittery IRL.  It was backed with burgundy cs and popped up along with the Santa for dimension.  My friend, Lana, gave me the "believe" metal tag from her stash, and the MS punch and green cs for the branches.  The dp was sponged around the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink.

Thanks so much for looking!  Have a great rest of the week!



  1. Wow!!!! Wonderful card. I just love this stamp.
    Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Inspirations.

  2. Awesome job Kris! LOVE the distressing you have done on Santa ... really gives him that "old world" flair! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. This is a truely stunning card Kris - I love that Santa and your distressing is perfect. think we might be missing holly for the challenge but I love your card all the same x Thanks for playing along at WW this week x Janet

  4. Kris I know this card is really really pretty I have seen it in real life and you did a fabulous job on it!! Keep up the great work!

  5. Love the card especially those papers although unable to see the holly requirement
    thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland, hope to see you again on Friday
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. Beautiful Christmas card, thanks for joining in the the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week.
    Hugs Lynsey x

  7. this is FABULOUS! yes, love that image, and especially love how you vintaged it up and added the large 25 as a sentiment beneath. Great job!

  8. Stunning! I bought this stamp at the end of the Holiday season last year and will be looking forward to creating with it this season!!

    It's very popular and makes a lovely card every time!