Monday, November 13, 2017

Merry Monday #265 {Winter Wonderland}


Happy Monday, Everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I'm here today with this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge! I absolutely love the theme this week; Nina has asked us to create a card with an outdoor Winter activity! I knew immediately what I wanted to do! Before I rush into the details of my card this week, I want to let you know that the details, rules and other designers cards can be found HERE. You'll definitely want to head over there to see some fabulous inspiration!

As I mentioned earlier, I knew exactly which set I wanted to use for this challenge, and it really is the PERFECT set: Two Feet Deep from Papertrey Ink. It is one of my favorites of all time! It makes an appearance every Christmas and this year it has gotten a workout already! LOL! So...I knew what set I wanted to use, but after that, I hadn't really settled on anything as far as layout, colors, etc. My husband took me to see Thor Ragnarok last weekend and the lady in front of us had on some cute boots that immediately inspired me. I was a TOTAL creeper and got out of line while my husband was buying popcorn to take a picture of her boots! LOL! I was worried that if I didn't snap a picture, after the excitement of the movie, I might forget. So...the inspiration for the rest of the card comes directly from the poor, unsuspecting boot wearer in front of me!

The boots had a Fair Isle knitted top and a dreamy Winter White suede toe. The boots also boasted two large creamy buttons which were only decorative, I believe. I pulled out another favorite, Fair Isle Motifs and stamped it in Soft Snow and then heat embossed the images in white onto a piece of SU!'s Sahara Sand cardstock. I loved the look of the spooky hill I created on THIS card, and thought it would be fun to try it again for today's design. I know that it looks nothing like a hill for this card, but I wanted the same design element.
I knew that it would be difficult to recreate the suede look of the boots, but I knew that this amazing "knitted" embossing folder would look perfect paired with the Fair Isle pattern. I chose to dry emboss it using a piece of speckled cardstock from SU! that I am sure has since been retired. It turned out exactly like I was hoping for.

The skis are die cut using the coordinating Two Feet Deep die cuts out of Kraft Cardstock and then stamped using "Walnut Stain" distress ink for a vintage, wooden ski look. I heat embossed the metal portions using silver detail embossing powder. I love how they turned out! The sentiment is heat embossed in gold onto a strip of Linen Vellum cardstock. I just love the mix of gold and silver, especially this time of year.
The two Buttons are threaded with Rustic Jute Button Twine and then adhered to the card using glue dots. I was happy with the results of my card in translating the boots into a greeting card. I hope you all get a chance to play along this week! It is so much fun! Thanks for fluttering by!

26 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great design, Kelly - just love your vintage pair of skis!! Perfect with the embossed and stamped background pieces, plus the buttons! Loved your story about the boots too!

Cindy Otto said...

Love your card! I, too, treasure “Two Feet Deep” and use it every year! Thanks for sharing. Would love to see the pic of the boots😜,

Linda said...

Kelly, your card is fabulous. Beautiful design with all of the elements. Have a wonderful week.

Christi said...

who makes that great knit embossing folder? I really love it.

Cindy H. said...

Gorgeous card! Love that design and can only imagine how beautiful those boots were.

Karren said...

Wow! This is amazing. So warm-feeling and wonderful details. Thanks to the lady with the boots for inspiring you to make this gorgeous card :)

Felicita Johnson said...

Kelly,
What an amazing card and just reading your breakout gives me the warm and fuzzies.. I can see myself taking a photo of cute boots as well. Have a great week.

Erika Crawford said...

Love this card! Two feet deep is one of my favs too. Could you tell us who the embossing folder is made by? I just have to have this!! Lol

Kelly Lunceford said...

Hi Erika, thank you for your sweet comment! The embossing folder is called "knitted" by Richard Garay. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby.

Kelly Lunceford said...

Hi Erika, I just realized I left a comment rather than a reply. Let me try again! Lol! It is called knitted by Richard Garay! I bought mine at Hobby Lobby.

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you Felicita!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you, Karren! I appreciate your sweet comment!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Hi Christine, I love it too! It's called "knitted" by Richard Garay.

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you, Linda! You have a great week, too!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you, Cindy! I just love all of your darling cards you made yesterday! I'm glad you were inspired! I almost shared a picture of the boots but it was super dark and grainy.

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you, Linda! I appreciate your sweet comment!

Jean said...

What's not to love! This is absolute perfection. I really like the story of your inspiration as well!

Marcia HIll said...

What a FABULOUS card Kelly...would you like my address?? Love how you were inspired too! I think this card would look great on a little wooden easel for a Christmas decoration...love it!! Hope you're having a wonderful week! :0)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I love the background texture and the pretty details.

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

This is so yummy! Love your inspiration story! Thanks so much.

Jenny Engelke said...

Simply gorgeous, Kelly! Your photo skills are out of this world too!

Colleen said...

OMG, this just could not be any more beautiful (and it is not even a flower, LOL!) I love Two Feet Deep too, but you took it to a whole new level with all your background embellishments. Perfect card for this challenge!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

It's a little bit weird to say that but, it's a comfy card !!

Donna Scholz said...

Your card is BEE-YOU-TEA-FULL, Kelly!!! I love the colors, layout and just warm homey feel it gives me! Your story how how you found your inspiration is funny, too! I obviously need to be looking lower for my inspiration!

Eliz Stewart said...

WOW... love all the texture on this card!