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This card is an homage to my days skiing with my dad. He taught me to ski when I was four and until I went off to college, we skied together each winter. For four or those winters we lived at the base of Sandia Peak, in Albuquerque, NM, and I made this little scene based on the many many weekends we spent on the slopes there.
I used the Ellen Hutson’s Essentials by Ellen Mountain Holiday stamp set for this card. I started by stamping the skiers and the trams in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink onto Neenah Solar White #80 Classic Crest cardstock. For my dad’s teal accessories, I used BG11, BG45, and BG49. For my violet accessories, I used V01, V05, and V06. Our ski pants are C2, C3, and C5.
I added a mountain pattern to the trams so that they look like the Sandia Peak trams and then colored them in B24 and B26. In real life, one tram is blue and one tram is red, and they run up the steep front of the mountain while the ski slopes are on the back of the mountain.
For the background, I used a foam blending tool to blend on a blue sky with Salty Ocean distress ink over a stencil from the Honey Bee Stamps Winter Wonder Background stencil set. If you’re looking for a versatile mountain and snow stencil set, I recommend taking a peek at this one. Each mountain stencil has two pieces so that you can stencil and mask. Genius!
Then, using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink, I stamped trees from the stamp set along the crest of the mountain. I used the same ink to stamp the sentiment, three times.
For the tram cables, I cut an arc through a piece of scrap paper to create my own stencil and then I used a black pen to trace the edge of the paper. I adhered the trams with foam tape and did the same with the skiers. To finish the card, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.
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