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Happy Howlidays – Holiday Background


Happy Howlidays

You might have guessed I couldn’t resist a stamp set with a dog AND a cat in it, right? Happy Howlidays is a cute little set with sweet little sentiments for dog and cat cards. And I’m adding another to my Holiday Backgrounds series, I hope you enjoy it! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

To finish off the card, I trimmed the colored panel to 4″ wide x 5-1/2″ tall, and popped it using foam tape. I tied a piece of ribbon around it and added a sentiment on a circle. Done! Supplies below.sandy-allnock-happy-howlidays-christmas-card

Heads up!

Some fun things are coming up in November, so be sure to pop by to get inspired:

  1. Exploring Watercolor class signupregistration open!!!! More info here too.
  2. 30 Days of Bible Lettering is hosting another 30-day challenge; this time they’re working with YouVersion, a Bible app, to provide devotionals along with the Scriptures for each day. Read more HERE. I’ll be playing along and sharing my lettering on Instagram.
  3. 24 tags of Christmas videos are coming up! I give away the tags so there’ll be 24 chances to win…. I’ve scheduled it for election week, so we all have something to look forward to that week!
  4. Art Gift Kits for Christmas…something new! Lots of questions I get are about what supplies a person needs to start out with a medium, and I’m going to aim this project at a collection of supplies you might want to give others to help encourage them to dive into art or a new medium. I plan to have it posted before the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales so you can have a checklist ready, so be thinking of who’s on your list needing creative encouragement!


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.

17 thoughts on “Happy Howlidays – Holiday Background

  1. What an absolutely beautiful card! Your Copic colouring is totally amazing!

  2. Great video, awesome background. Such a cute card, love it!!

  3. I don’t usually comment, but I wanted you to know how much I enjoy watching your videos, Sandy! I always learn something, which means a lot to me! This card is really adorable and I’m always in awe of the dimension you’re able to achieve on your cards. Thanks for doing what you do 🙂

  4. I am amazed at this card… was convinced that you had added glossy accents over the ornament, the effect of your coloring is surprising & a big “wow factor”. Love the card & the beautiful background. Thank you Sandy!

  5. Great card, I am really learning a lot from your videos! Thanks so much!

  6. Absolutely fun and adorable Christmas card!

  7. Love your card today. The colors are beautiful and the scene is just adorable! Your coloring is amazing!!

  8. Absolutely adorable, the card really does have such movement and depth. As always, thanks for sharing your techniques.

  9. So Fun!

  10. Cute card. The white gel pen does change the look of the card. Love it. Great tip on making the critters look like they are in the air. TFS

  11. So adorable. Thanks for the tips with the white gel pen. Always so inspiring.

  12. I thought for sure you had added glossy accents over the ornament – shows what the highlight (and the weird shape like a reflection) adds to the coloring. Such a cute card!

  13. Such a fun card, and an amazing video, as always!
    Marianne x

  14. So cute. It amazes me how just some ficking in the background really tricks the eye its pine trees. I also appreciate the highlight tip (stamp lines) making a big difference with the gel pen. Also, your bow is spot on-GREAT job. Looking forward to more backgrounds and definitely the xmas tags.

  15. So festive and fun. Can’t wait to see this year’s tags.

  16. What a cute and colorful Christmas card! Copic markers perform magic when they are in your hands!

  17. What a great card! The contrast is marvelous, the layout is fun, and the red bow? It’s spot on!
    Thanks Sandy

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