Monday, January 29, 2018

Merry Monday #275 {Dashing through the Snow}

A pastel colored Christmas? Yes, please! That's what Sue has cooked up for us this week over at the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge! I think I mentioned I ordered a few new Christmas stamp sets to use this year and the In the Meadow stamp set was just begging to be used for this particular challenge!
I absolutely ADORE the pinks and blues in this vintage ornament wreath, so that was my starting point. I chose one of my all-time favorite pattern papers, which unfortunately has been discontinued, as the base layer for my card. I generally use it for Easter or spring themed projects, but it was just perfect for today's card.

I die cut the Pretty Brackets layer using Stamper's Select White cardstock. I also used the In the Meadow die cut collection to die cut the tree out of the center of the bracket piece as well as the "sleigh" image 4 times. Once the tree was removed, it was easy for me to stamp the tiny snowflake images in Smokey Shadow around the negative space. I stamped the tree in pink ink on a separate scrap of cardstock and then used foam squares to mount the bracket piece over the top, using the negative tree shape as a guide for proper placement. 

The sleigh image is stacked and glued 4 times with the top piece stamped and embossed using silver embossing powder for some added shine. I particularly wanted the tree to be recessed so that it would appear as though the sleigh was in the forefront of the scene, gliding through a snowy wood (or meadow) LOL! The sentiment is heat embossed in white onto a strip of vellum and secured in the back. I was contemplating using silver because it would stand out a little bit better, but in the end decided on the white for a softer feel. I don't normally add ribbons anymore (sniff, sniff), but on this card, I just couldn't resist adding a big Sweet Blush bow, a sprig of vintage lace all tied up with Rustic Jute Button Twine and a Ocean Tides button for another splash of color! A few sparkling clear sequins finish it up! I hope you'll take the time to join us this week and I can't wait to see your creation in the gallery! Thanks for fluttering by!




21 comments:

lisa808 said...

What a pretty card! I like non-traditional colors for Christmas cards. The white embossing looks lovely and makes me think of snow.

Cindy Otto said...

I’m a huge fan of pink for Christmas. Darling card. I love how you die cut the tree from the Pretty Brackets die. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

JD/ Jill said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I really like the PINK in this card (Pink being my favorite color!)

Lori Turner said...

Absolutely beautiful Kelly! I love the dies you used for the front panel and those ribbons!! So pretty! have a wonderful week xoxox

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Kelly. Love the pretty scene you created with those lovely die cuts and the vellum strip with the sentiment if perfect. Can't forget that lovely bow that tops it all off perfectly. Have a great week.

carol (krillsister) said...

Your cards is absolutely stunning. Love all your gorgeous elements and how you laid it all out.

Anonymous said...

Lovely kELLEY!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by today!❤❤❤

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you so much, Carol! I appreciate you stopping by today! Thank you so much for the sweet comment!❤❤❤

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for ALL of the sweet comments you leave me! I'm behind in my replies but I want you to know that I appreciate them!❤❤❤

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you, Lori! I appreciate your sweet comments!❤❤❤

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I LOVE pink, too! Thanks for stopping by today!❤❤❤

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you, Cindy! You are always so sweet and leave me such nice comments! Thank you for stopping by today!❤❤❤

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you! I appreciate your sweet comment! Thank you so much for stopping by today!!❤❤❤

Susan Joyce said...

Wow your card is a masterpiece Kelly, I love the cut out tree and your layered focal point with the pink ribbons, such a beautiful Christmas card.

Linda said...

Kelly, this is so gorgeous. Love the design. So elegant. Have a great week.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning pastel vintage card, Kelly! Just love the bracket label with the tree cut out!!

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning card Kelly, I love all the beautiful and elegant details.

Felicita Johnson said...

Kelly, What a beautiful card with a vintage feel. Have a great weekend.

Marcia HIll said...

WOW! You blow me away every week Kelly, but this week's card is FABULOUS! There's such a simplicity to this card but yet it's not simple, if that makes sense? I'm totally in love with all the details like the background paper, the die cut frame with the tree cut out, the horse and sleigh...love it all! Hope you've been having a wonderful week!! :0)

Sharon SharonW said...

I love how you used the negative cut of the tree! It really adds a lot to the card! And the color selection is perfect. Perfectly Beautiful!