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24 Tags of Christmas: Day Four

 

Today’s tag is more than just a gift tag…it would do a great job as a gift card holder too! (Watch the end of the video for that!) I’m picturing a bunch of these hanging on the family tree on Christmas morning with movie theater gift cards in them…a family outing, courtesy of Santa?!

Enjoy the video below, or click HERE to watch it in HD on YouTube.

 

Measurements:

  • Cut a sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in 4 strips (8-1/2″ long x 2-3/4″ wide)
  • Score at 3/4″ and 4-3/4″

If you’ve missed any of the previous tag videos in the series – I’m adding them all to one playlist HERE.

As promised, closeups of the tags…multicolored first:

Sandy Allnock 24 Tags Day four 1

All white lights, with Glossy Accents….

Sandy Allnock 24 Tags Day four 2

Red and green bulbs only, with white pencil highlights…

Sandy Allnock 24 Tags Day four 3

And oh so pretty peacock feathers ink! YUM. And do you see that one bulb where it crosses over from one panel to another and the bulbs seem to align? That was totally unplanned, but WAY cool!

Sandy Allnock 24 Tags Day four 4

From the response thus far, it seems this tag series is going over quite well….couple more days to go!

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No Line Coloring Technique

Hello there! Welcome to my post today with my no line coloring technique!

No line coloring technique

My little card is actually *gasp* a “Look ma, no Copics!” card!! I’ve been thinking about coloring on Kraft for a while, and I’m down to my last sheet of this awesome paper…so now that I used the last sheet, I’m adding it to my Black Friday shopping list. YEAH! Without further ado…here’s my video for this card…and if you can’t see it below, click HERE to watch it in HD on YouTube!

If you’re new to my blog and YouTube channel, I’d love to invite you to subscribe! I share lots of fun, crazy, and creative things around here, and love to share ideas. I’m also on Instagram and share a lot more BTS (behind the scenes) type things there, if you’re into that kinda stuff.

And last but never least…shopping links are below in case you just have to have this lil birdie in your stamp room! He’s so sweet. And he’s perfect for the no line coloring technique, since I bet you want to try it now. And I’ve also linked up my colored pencil sharpener, I get lots of questions about what kind I use to get such a sharp point. And of course a number of pencil sets, depending on how much you want to get into it. I bought all mine in open stock over the years, that’s why mine sometimes have different type of labelling on them – but they’re the same awesome products made by Prismacolor.

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Don’t tell my Copics, but this no line coloring technique was enough fun I might do it again. *grin*

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Magic Colored Pencil Technique….and Patreon announcement!

 

Magic Colored Pencil Technique

I have another video to add to the collection…using the Hero Arts All the Time set! And…it’s not a Copic tut, so for those who think I’m a one-trick pony, think no further! 🙂 Papers are from Studio Calico’s Hey Day 6×6 pad.

And now…Patreon!

I signed up for this new site recently, and I’m curious to see how it’ll work. It seems the more videos I put out, the more people ask how they can support me personally for all this content. I tried that with Stage-It, and for a lot of reasons that’s not panning out the way I’d hoped. I prefer to give you guys higher quality content, and the webcam thing just wasn’t doing it for me….and scheduling it so everyoen could make it – another toughie. But Patreon – which is the brainchild of the brilliant Jack Conte (half of Pomplamoose) – is a fascinating model to me. Here’s how it works:

  1. You sign up as a patron, or a sponsor, of your favorite creator(s). Like me. If you think about the YouTube subscription emails that come to you – which are the ones you click on to watch right away? Those are your favorites.
  2. You pick the amount you want to give for each upload. You can even set a cap so you don’t go over a dollar amount, in case the creator goes nuts and uploads a ton! You can change the settings anytime later too!
  3. The creator gets busy creating. Having some income from producing their work gives them incentive to keep it going – and make it worth your while! They may now be able to afford equipment or supplies needed, hire services that are needed for their videos, heck, they can maybe get an extra hard drive for processing all that content. (lol)
  4. The content remains free throughout all this. Think of it like public radio or tv – it’s out there, anyone can access it, but those who know its value give to support it.
  5. The creator can offer incentives.

#5 is where I need your ideas. Patrons are going to be able to weigh in more heavily on what they’d like to see as incentives! It could be things like choosing an image for me to color. Picking supplies or a sketch for some kind of dare. Giving me a wild topic to somehow mash into a funny crafting video. Or just a Google hangout with patrons so we can chat about stuff. Who knows! What ideas do you have?

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