Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Cards the VlVS! way...

Today is Christmas Card Blog hop day!!,  with my wonderful friends at Viva Las VegaStamps!
 Here is my card that I'd love to share with you, and hopefully leave you with a little inspiration..
( look out for a fun little giveaway at the bottom of this post )
I have used a #10 Ranger Kraft tag as the base of my card. these are great to fold in half and use as a  card base!
I started off with probably my favourite VLVS! Santa image, stamped onto some white card. I have used archival ink for Santa, and some red distress ink for his hat. I've also added some colour to his face using a distress marker.

 I then distressed a 4.5 inch x 4.5 inch square of card stock using a bit more distress ink in two different colours ( vintage photo and walnut stain )  and stamped it with the Jingles Bells music Pine Branch  stamps. I also added in a little stitching around the edges of the card.
 I then stamped Merry Christmas onto another piece of card and added in a little distress ink around the edges.
I then layered them up onto my card base, and added in a few embellishments and I was done..

A few more great places you might want to hop along too :
Karen -  (You are here,Yay!!)
 As always we can't have a fun blog hop without a little something for those of you who stop by and leave some love for us all.. There will be a prize of a lb o' rubber and a Christmas grab bag for one person who comments along the way.
 Thank you so much for  stopping by and enjoy your Hopping!!


  1. Gorgeous Karen! Love that santa stamp!

  2. You've done the Santa stamp proud!

  3. Love the layering and the colours, this is really cool.

  4. Gorgeous vintage card ! Love the Santa Image !
    Corrie x

  5. Neat idea using the tag as the card base. Love the vintage feel. TFS

  6. Oh how beautiful your
    Santa card is! Great
    Carla from Utah

  7. I'm such a sucker for Santa ... and you captured him very well.

    Merry Christmas!

  8. Love the Santa.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  9. Love this card and I had to put that Santa in my cart!!!

  10. Love Santa....great card all the elements come together so well. Merry Christmas!

  11. Beautiful card! Love this santa stamp!
    Merry Christmas!

  12. Great card, and love that you included a tutorial!

  13. What a great Santa! Wonderful card! Thanks for the inspiration!