A Cheery Toboggan Christmas with Caly

Hi Friends! It’s Caly here today! The current Color Inspiration challenge is going strong and there’s still time to participate! You have until Sunday, December 20th at 11:59pm PST! I hope today’s card will inspire you! The photo or colors from the challenge inspiration board can help kickstart your project! I’m using the colors for my slimline card today.

I stamped and colored my images from the Toboggan Together and Cheery Christmas sets using Copic markers. These sets go so well together and are oldies, but goodies! The colors I used to coordinate with the Challenge colors from the inspiration board are listed first:
Warm Grays: W1, W3, W5, W6, W7
Blues: B000, B32, B34, B37, B39
Pinks: RV63, B06, RV66, RV69
Yellows: Y21, YR23
Browns: E41, E30, E31, E35, E37
Greens: G43, G46
Red: R39
Blush: R20

After die-cutting all of the images, I added some Glossy Accents to the holiday hats and tree to apply some Prisma Glitter to give it more texture and interest. You can use any adhesive that dries clear – I like Glossy Accents because I can see the coverage best. While that dried, I worked on my background by ink-blending Speckled Egg, Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks on a blank white panel. I used the Stormy Sky just around the edges to darken the top and sides of the panel, and then used that same color to add snowflakes using the Snowflake Trio Stencil.

Next, I die-cut several Birch Trees to color the divots with E31 and E41 ever so lightly. This gives the trees some color. There is a tiny cardinal die that comes with this die set, so I colored it with the R39 marker, then added some black detailing on the face. I then finished the last element of the background by cutting a Slimline Stitched Hillside Border. I used residual ink on my ink-blending tool to apply a bit of color to the top of the hillside piece that I die-cut too.

I stamped my sentiment on the hillside panel, attached the birch trees to the background panel, then applied the hillside border to my background using foam adhesive to give it lots of dimension. The best part for me is to create the scene with all the fun images I colored!

I hope you enjoyed this festive card and are inspired to create! Don’t forget the Color Inspiration challenge ends on Sunday, December 20th at 11:59pm PST! Thank you so much for spending some time with me today! Have a blessed day!
Caly

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