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Stamp a Floral Patterned Vellum Card

 

Stamp a Floral Patterned Vellum Card

There are lots of floral “clump” stamps out there….and I’ve wanted to do a video like this for a while, with a way to make a pattern of flowers that will be an overall pattern without having to constantly clean the stamp and line it up etc. It hit me – vellum, and the MISTI! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

It’s a clean and simple card with LOTS of love poured into it….fully ready for the next sad occasion in need of a card.

And one pencil. Yep, just one color!

Supplies

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Stamped Watercolor Cards – The Stamp Market

Stamped Watercolor Cards

My ode to the fantastic Debby Hughes – she dared to paint on stamps with watercolor, and that led me to explore! See a few experiments, then go try some of your own! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

This creates such a pretty floral design…

But the fun graphical hexagons? Yeah, baby! I love how the colors mixed and textures and broken edges worked out.

Go visit some of the other Ellen Hutson Designers using the new Stamp Market products HERE! 🙂

Supplies

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“Guinea Pig in a Crate” card

 

“Guinea Pig in a Crate” card

Create a little crate for your stamped guinea pig!  This card started with the position of this one little piggie – he had his hands (paws?) out like he was leaning on something – so I went to look up what kind of cages or crates these lil critters live in. I found some that had a grid for the top and some kind of base at the bottom…so that’s what I made! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

On this card I just used the front end of two of the piggies, and masked off one word of the sentiment with a sticky note:

And this lil guy is peeking in from the side – I pulled his little hand (paw?) out to wave hello!

Hope YOU have a great wheek wheek wheek!

Supplies

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Happy Storm Cards – Rain or Shine

Happy Storm Cards – Rain or Shine

Stormy looking scenes need not be ominous and scary – color just part of the rainstorm and let some light shine through, and it’ll give the impression it’s a ray of sunshine on a rainy day! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

And this is the original card that inspired this video – made with the Puddle Jumper stamp set!

Heads up: Facebook live!

This evening (Monday the 16th) I’ll be hosting a Facebook Live in my Bible Journaling Facebook Group, talking about stacked lettering – join me at 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern!

Supplies

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Artist Encouragement Cards

Sandy Allnock - Artist Encouragement Cards Tutorial video

Artist Encouragement Cards

Sometimes….just simple splashy watercolor is just the right thing to do. Easy peasy, flick it on and let the watercolor sing! In the video I talk a little about colors to avoid together, and a few general tips. Enjoy the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The stamps used here are so pretty and versatile – these could be sent any time of year, any occasion! Just pick a fellow artist/crafter and send out a little encouragement by mail!

Supplies

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MFT & Friends: Puddle Jumper

Hello there! I’m excited to be part of MFT’s little jaunt ’round the interwebs….and since it’s possible it’s your first trip to my blog – welcome! I’m Sandy, and I’m a chocoholic, I’m in training for the Silliness Olympics, and I’m a self-proclaimed art nerd! I color #allthethings!

Today’s card uses Puddle Jumper from the new release….The rainy background was a bit of an accident, but I’m thinking of creating a video for it soon if there’s a need? Is it kinda self-explanatory-looking…? Or maybe no. LOL. I see stuff and can figure it out, but I know lots love to get the full on how-to!

That’s one of the reasons I have a whole site just for classes. Classes in Copic, in watercolor, in Bible journaling, in drawing….lots more are in the works! Including brand new classes on coloring Blue Skies. You can check all that out over HERE.

I hope you have a WONDERFUL day…be sure to subscribe, coz there’s more fun to be had – including a fun video coming later today!

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Everyday Hero Gift Card card

Sandy Allnock Everyday Hero Gift Card

Everyday Hero ‘Gift Card’ card

The new release from Ellen Hutson today inspired me! A friend at church has been sick for a few weeks – and that inspired me to make this card when I saw I could make this Everyday Hero wear a “Here to Help” sweatshirt! I used Copic airbrush for the background….see how when you watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I used the same background technique with the Hot Mess Lady…cute eh?

 

Supplies

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Bird Wreath, New Classes…and my BOOK!

Guess what? It might be Monday, but I’m over on the MFT blog. They’re changing up things so I might be on Mondays from here on instead of Thursdays. Go see how to paint this “tweet” little wreath!

 

Blue Skies

Those on my Art-Classes email list got a heads-up on signing up….but you get to hear about it today! I have TWO classes launched on painting and coloring skies and clouds – one in Copic, one in Watercolor. A discount for everyone on these classes, lasting through April 22nd!

The BOOK!

I am excited to let you know there was a little Easter miracle…my book finally showed up on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!! I waited all through March, and on the last last last evening…it was there. With the wrong photo and title – ha! It’s partially changed in some places, but…I’m celebrating anyway while they figure it out and get it all fixed! Book website is HERE!

While I know the non-Bible-journalers may be disappointed in the book topic…please know I’m going to be keeping up my regular blogging and cardmaking and art stuff! You’ll have to put up with an occasional “squee” from me about the book, but you’ll get the regular content you come here for. Don’t abandon me, okay? Love you guys!!

 

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Distress Ink Flowers (Dies by Alexandra Renke)

 

Distress Ink Flowers (Dies by Alexandra Renke)

The new line of lovely dies from Alexandra Renke have even ME excited. And I’m not usually one to be thrilled by flower stamps and dies! There are just so many, but I know you guys like them and want to know how to color them. And thus I do. But boy when I find flowers that get even me excited, you know it’s pretty special! See the thumbnails of (I think) all the flower dies in the supply list at the end of the post; I got five of them just to see if this distress ink technique would work. And I used them for my Easter cards – I didn’t have them in time to share before Easter, but Mother’s day is on the way! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.,

Crocuses die – beautiful elegant flowers, and I paired it with a Lawn Fawn stitched hillside die – some of you might see it as snow since we’ve had such crazy weather in the beginning of spring this year!

For size comparison, I’m sharing these photos too:

Tulips…I love the ones with the ripply edges!

Poppies – and in the video I show you a simple way I figured out to make a vase with a little Tumbled Glass ink.

Tendril….For the gardeners…

Snowdrops….I’m  hoping they’re yellow, because aren’t they sweet in sunshiny yellow??

 

Supplies

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Alexandra Rienke Dies – with pics:

The rest of the supplies:

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Stamping Vignette Images: Elephants and Giraffes

Sandy Allnock Stamping Vignette Images with Impression Obsession Giraffe Love

Stamping Vignette Images: Elephants and Giraffes

Some stamps just cry out to pull you innnnnnn to the tenderness of the scene, and both of these stamps do that. They have hard edges, and there IS a way to combat them and create a vignetted image – faded out at the edges – and accent that with vignette coloring as well! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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