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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A Super Happy Holiday Critter Card with Christy

Hey friends, it’s Christy here with another card for our Happy Holiday Critters Challenge! I love making scene cards, and I combined so many different sets into this one. I used Beary Happy Holidays, Cheery Christmas, Mice on Ice, Holiday Helpers, Yeti or Not, and Simply Celebrate Winter. I colored all my images with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies.


For the background, I used a piece of bokeh paper from the Snow Day Remix 6×6 pad for the sky. I added stitching detail to the edges with the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables, then added some tree silhouettes with the Stitched Tree Border. Overtop of that, I layered two Stitched Hillside Borders, one glued flat to the card, and the other popped up with foam tape.

I cut out an icy pond using the Bayou Backdrop and heat embossed a little swirl of ice skating tracks from Mice on Ice. I added that to the lower left corner of the card. Then I added my images into the scene with a combo of liquid glue and foam tape.

The little snowman was from Simply Celebrate Winter. I just masked him off from the rest of his friends when stamping and used the dies to cut out most of him, and my Cutter Bee scissors to trim down the rest.


To finish things off, I added a sentiment stamped in Bubblegum Ink and trimmed out with an Everyday Sentiment Banner, and a bit of Stardust Stickles for a little sparkle.

I also finished off the inside using Simply Celebrate Winter, which you can check out in the video tutorial on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty.

The Happy Holiday Critters challenge will be open until Sunday December 6 at 11:59PM ET. We hope you will join us!

Thank you so much for sharing with us today, Christy!

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Have a fun and crafty weekend, friends!

Franci’s Simply Adorable Christmas Card

There is still time to enter our Oh Christmas Tree challenge! This challenge will be open until Sunday, November 15 at 11:59PM ET. If you do not celebrate Christmas we invite you to substitute for the Christmas tree as you wish.

Franci has delightful inspiration to share today in her beautiful signature style!

Franci’s sweet, clean and simple design starts with an ink-blended circle of blue for the backdrop. She colored and die cut images from Den Sweet Den, Christmas Dreams and Cheery Christmas to assemble the happy scene!

To finish her card, Franci added a sentiment from Merry Messages!

Thanks so much, Franci for sharing your adorable inspiration for the Oh Christmas Tree challenge!

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Happy crafting! Have a wonderful day, friends!