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Foreground, Background – Dogs – and Mini MISTI


Some gratitude for this post – to my friend Sheila for lending me her pup stamps….and to Iliana for sharing a miniMISTI with me before I even had a chance to go get one!

Foreground/background coloring

Sometimes a scene you’re creating just cries out for some depth of field – when one image needs to look like it’s a distance behind another one. It’s very possible to do, and has great impact especially with no-line coloring, because the image in the distance doesn’t even have black stamped lines to pull it forward. See how I did it – watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

After trying out this stamp set, I’m going to spend some of next month’s crafty budget at Gerda Steiner – let me know if you’ve got a favorite?Sandy Allnock Foreground and Background Coloring


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20 thoughts on “Foreground, Background – Dogs – and Mini MISTI

  1. Oh just wonderful coloring, just beautiful….

  2. […] Foreground and background coloring (watch on YouTube) (see blog post) […]

  3. Wow that is just fantastic, love how he just came to life!

  4. Love this card!! Great coloring. Amazing what can be done. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Great concept. Can comply to many different subjects. Nice cards as well.

  6. Absolutely love this card! The background/foreground technique is fantastic – thanks so much!

  7. Oh, Sandy — your amazingly Copic-colored card perfectly describes my work life! The “howling dog” in my office is the reason for many “ruff” days. Ironically, today is the last day of my week-long mental health staycation — I return on Monday, to the daily grind and the “howling dog.”

    Thank you always for so graciously sharing your incomparable talent with us!

  8. Such a cute stamp set! Love what you did with the bulldog.


  10. Great video Sandy…..L-O-V-E your card! So appropriate for today….definitely a Ruff Day, actually a Ruff Week! Think I will have to come back to see this each day to be able to keep the smile on my face!
    Paper Hugs,

  11. Cute card. Love the wrinkles. TFS

  12. Awesome technique! Wow! As far as Gerta’s stamps go, maybe…Heavy Friends, Hippo in Disguise, or the cat set.

  13. Wow…Thats great work. I love this card!

  14. So cute. I need to check out this set now that I make cads for our local animal shelter.

  15. So cute! I like this background idea!

  16. This card is just so stinkin’ cute!

  17. Great lesson and even cuter stamp! Thanks Sandy!

  18. Great video and very cute card!

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