Tuesday, 5 May 2020

These Boots Are Made For Walking

Hi everybody.  I thought that this was an apt title after the song by Nancy Sinatra, way back in the 60s I think, showing my age  This is a birthday card for hubby's brother who has always been a very keen walker, and when I caught sight of these freebie stamps with Creative Stamping Magazine about a couple of months ago, with the theme of the great outdoors, I decided to get them with this birthday in mind, and there are lots of other stamps which will come in useful for other male birthdays throughout the year.  I particularly love the walking boots and there is a scenic background in there, but I had a yen to use this Clarity Woodland stencil as a background.

I started with the stencilled background with a snippet of white card left over from another project, and using some Clarity brushes to apply the Adirondack inks in Stonewashed, Lettuce, a small amount of Bottle and Sunshine Yellow.  I have a set of Clarity mask which have gentle hills on one side, and more dramatic mountains on the other, so I used the hills for my scene.  I also have some sun/moon masks which I used to make an appropriately sized sun.  I then stamped the boots on to another snippet of white card using Versafine Majestic Blue, and then coloured them using more of the Stonewashed ink and also Faded Jeans and Black Soot Distress inks, watercoloured using a waterbrush, and then fussy cut them out.  I finished by adding a sentiment from the set using Versafine Smokey Gray ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and when layered on to the card base I adhered the boots using Pinflair Glue Gel to give them some dimension.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon.  Take care.

I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 377 where we use up our snippets of card, paper etc.
Penny Black and More May Challenge - Boys and Men.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Not Just Cards April Challenge - Anything Goes.
Mix It Up Challenge - No. 37 Anything Goes + Masking.
NBUS Challenge 14 - (Never Before Used Schtuff) - the walking boots are a NBUS item.


  1. It sounds like this is a perfect card for your BIL Pat, the Clarity stencils makes the prefect backdrop for the boots and yes, I'll have that song going round all day now.

    Thank you so much for sharing your pretty creation and joining in our 'Men and Boys' theme at Penny Black and More May challenge.

    B x

  2. A gorgeous card Pat, I also received that stamp with Creative Stamping - I must use it!!! Many thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black and More Challenges for our theme of "Men and Boys" xxx

  3. Lovely card Pat and perfect for a your colour tones


  4. What a brilliant card for a walker Pat. The boots are fab and the background stencil is just perfect for the boots image. I'm sure your BIL will love it, Kate x

  5. A really super design and image, lovely background. You are really showing my age too, oh yes I remember it well.

    Kath x

  6. Love this card Pat, a beautiful design. I have quite a few friends who this would be perfect for. xx

  7. This is absolutely fabulous Pat! I love the background and love the way you coloured those boots. He's going to love this creation... I do!

  8. Great card for your brother in law! Love the beautiful hilly landscape you created and the wonderful blue boots! Your coloring is superb!

  9. Such a cool scene behind those fab boots

    Happy Wednesday - stay well


  10. What a terrific image that is, Pat. They look like well-used and well-loved hiking boots and your hilly background is just the sort of walking these boots were made for! Fantastic! Your BIL will love this! Take care and keep safe and thank you for sharing at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  11. The scene you've created is a perfect one for the walking boots! Gorgeous card, Pat!

  12. What a great card Pat! Wonderful colours and so artistic as well. Perfect card for your BIL!


    Di xx

  13. Wonderful fun design Pat.

    Hugs diane

  14. I love your background! Such a cool scene! And those boots are amazing!
    I have to be your follower ;) Looking foreward to your next creation :)
    Take care and keep safe.

  15. Beautiful background!! Thanks for sharing your card at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT


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