I really wanted to do something different with the Toasty Friends stamp set – so I thought I’d do an outdoor scene with the animals camping in the forest and toasting marshmallows.
I started by stamping and coloring the dog, bunny, speech bubbles and marshmallows from Toasty Friends, the tiny fire from Little Penguin Agenda and a few trees from Let It Snow.
For the rest of the scene I cut one of the Basic Rectangles, once from light blue cardstock and once from white. To create the snowy hills, I used the Landscape Trio dies and ink blended the bottoms with light blue ink, then did the same to the blue rectangle to create the sky.
When I glued down the hills, I made sure the tops were not glued down, so I could stick the trees behind them.
Once I had glued the scene together, I cut a bunch of white Quick Stripes. Using one of them as a spacer, I glued down stripes to the card base for a bit of texture, then I added the scene in the middle.
For my sentiment, I used one of the left over Quick Stripes and stamped a sentiment from Holiday Messages on it.