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Color a Blizzard

Copic Color a Blizzard

I saw this stamp set in an LSS while I was traveling this summer – and immediately I wanted to take on the challenge of coloring a blizzard so it looked like it was blowing like mad outside. Thus, I bring you the results here today! Hope you enjoy this and the rest of the Holiday Backgrounds Series! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The snow is definitely a good bit of work – and requires having enough color underneath for it to show up – but it’s so worthwhile!


Here are two alternate ideas for creating blizzards….first one using Hero Arts’ Jingle Bells.


And another with Cool Day  by MFT. For this one instead of focusing on the white pen dots, I used pale colors and a colorless blender in the sky.storm2


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

23 thoughts on “Color a Blizzard

  1. What I wouldn’t give for your talent with a brush (or any stamping tool for that matter). These are just magical. I have the bear stamps so will give it a go. Would you check the link for the little girl on a candy cane? I tried it and get: Product not found. That is another really cute stamp… you always make everything cute.

    1. It appears it’s no longer available. Wahhhh 🙁

  2. I absolutely love these cards. They actually look like the wind is blowing the snow! You are so talented!

  3. What a fun card. Love how you did the blizzard and the snow. We have a foot plus of snow here in SW MI and it is still snowing. At least we don’t have the wind like the girl in your card. TFS

  4. I agree with all the above comments…Girl you never cease to amaze with your talent. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed watching you do this!! You’re so very creative with your cards…thank you for sharing your talent with us. I’m going to give this type of background a try!!

  6. Wow, Sandy – so awesome!

  7. Love your bold use of color with this blizzard Sandy – my son asked me to send him some Christmas cards so he can pass out and I have the cool day set so I think I’ll give it a try! As always – you are such wonderful inspiration.

  8. Aaaamazing, love all the details the windy background and all that snow, truly awesome. Have a lovely weekend. Cheers Donna Z 🙂

  9. Yay! I loved the first snow storm you did with the polar bear and tried to recreate it! Can’t wait to try this one. Thanks for all your great tips! I love watching your videos as done my little one. She’s 5 and didn’t want to go to sleep the other night so I turned on one of your videos and as soon as she heard “Hi, I’m Sandy Allnock” she jumped in bed!

    1. LOL! Glad i could serve as her punishment for not going to bed! haha !

    2. Haa haa! You’re no punishment, she loves you! Some nights I put her to bed and some nights her dad puts her to bed and she begs me not to watch any of your videos without her! 🙂 It’s so hard for me to wait!!

  10. Im so glad you shared this!!! When I saw the polar bear card I thought “o I hope she shows how to do this, and Im sure it’s more simple then it appears.” I just love how you show AWESOME backgrounds that are amazing and possible to try! Its also a gift to see your talent in each project and how you share the ability to use copics is so many ways!!! God Bless you and thank you for all you share and do

  11. These are just the super cutest!

  12. How super duper fun!!!

  13. Oh my goodness, these are all wonderful cards. Sandy, you are SO talented!

  14. We can always count on you to come up with new and innovative techniques! Love this…

  15. Oh what fun!

  16. Positively magical, Sandy!! Just perfect for our snowy, windy weather here in the Midwest this weekend! Heartfelt thanks for all that you share! ♡

  17. Thus shows wind , amazing considering its invisible to the eye , we’ll done Sandy !

  18. I love seeing your artwork. You are such a talented artist and it seems everything you touch is golden. PS…I love seeing your dog pictures as well.

  19. Omgee These blizzard backgrounds are mind blowing. I mean seriously, you are amazing! Thank you for sharing your creativity and talent with us. Bug hugs Kristina

  20. So cool. I never thought of doing a blizzard, but will have to now.

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