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How to create scenes from stamps

Alternate titles for this post:

  • An Alpaca Pulls a Yeti Uphill in the Snow.
  • Brusho meets Copic; Beautiful Things Ensue.
  • Frivolity in the Arctic.

Add your own in comments….I’m ready for some chuckles!

Oh there are so many things in this video. And that ALPACA! Oh man. As soon as I saw Winter Alpaca by Lawn Fawn, I knew it would HAVE to be part of my stamp collection….and that I’d be swapping out that sentiment for Copics, and more!

Create Scenes with Stamps

I think the part that might interest folks most will be how I go about creating scenes. This card, featuring Winter Alpaca (squeeee!) and Yeti Set Go (a previous release) is one that needed some tweaks as I went along, and I show you some snapshots I took as I worked. Often the piece comes together all at once, but this one was an uphill battle for a bit at the start. (#icrackmyselfup)

Additionally…there are tips for using one color of Brusho for that cool aurora borealis; Copic coloring tips; simplifying fussycutting by adding a sloped hillside; coloring delicate dies; getting a multicolor sentiment. Oh man. I think you got three videos worth of tips today, do I get a vacation? LOL! Get busy watching the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

For the secondary sentiment where I changed out the word “SCARF” for “COPICS,” I set up the stamps on my MISTI (you could do so on an acrylic block), then colored each letter with a Clean Color Marker. That made it easy to get a multicolor stamped word without having to ink up each letter on a pad.

Sandy Allnock - Create a Scene with Stamps

Wasn’t that a whole heck of a lot of fun??? If you need even MORE giggles, head over to my 2nd channel too, where I not only make the promised bonus card out of the extra Brusho background – but you can see a (mini)tour of Lawn Fawn HQ, puppy kisses, and watch me assembling card samples that you might just see at YOUR local stamp store! If you need more on Brusho, too – click HERE.


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27 thoughts on “How to create scenes from stamps

  1. […] Black brusho for an aurora borealis sky […]

  2. Cute cards. Love the background on both of them. Enjoyed seeing how you made a scene using stamps form different stamp sets. TFS

  3. This is so cute! I love how you used so many different stamp sets to get what you were going for. That is something that is hard for me so you’ve inspired me to try harder to think outside the stamp set box. 🙂

  4. I watched your vlog today. How can we find your friend Kelli’s video?

  5. I am really impressed with the Brusho powders. Love the look they produce. Mr Yeti is crazy and the Alpaca looks so soft 😉 Great cards, both of them. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This card was too cute and so many ideas are running thru my head right now. 🙂

  7. This card is adorable. I’ve added the stamps to my Amazon Wish list. As if I don’t have enough stamps! But you can always have more, right?

    I stumbled upon your website about three weeks ago. I think I did a search for Copics markers and card making? I was looking for a paper crafts that I could do along with my 12yo daughter (she draws and is very talented) and naturally I chose card making. Just another way we can bond. We spend a lot of time together. I made them about four years ago, but stopped. There were so many other handcrafts that had my attention and that being my newest craft, was brushed aside.

    Anyway, during my search… your videos popped up on YouTube. I’ve been following your posts since that time and I love your tag. It’s one of my favorite verses and a book I read from constantly. 🙂

    1. Glad you found me, Opal!

  8. Your cards always make me smile, hahahaha great idea and beautiful background!!

  9. So clever! Love the addition of the Copics and how your sky turned out! I’m not sure those powders suit my “controlling” style, but they really worked out nicely in the end. 🙂

  10. I’m over the moon, in love with your two cards using the brushos , Alpaca and Yeti!! How you saw the Aurora Borealis in that first attempt blows my mind but it looked just like it after you were finished with it. I could watch you color all day…

  11. I really enjoy watching your videos Sandy. You always give awesome ideas and create the cutest cards. The little copics you drew in was so creative and fun. The Yeti and Alpaca stamps are adorable.

  12. Yeti Another Card. Love it.

  13. I love the Yeti card!!! Still couldn’t find the second card video – just the ‘I’m okay video’.

  14. Love your card and fun video! Thank you.

  15. Ecstatic in the Arctic! Love the fluffy alpaca 🙂

  16. Love this card! You think of the neatest things! That alpaca and the sentiment are just too much:) Love that you were able to visit Lawn Fawn, that must have been so much fun!

  17. alternate title “Alpaca my copic, youpaca the paper, Yeti!”

  18. I’ve seen lots of cards with that Yeti stamp, but this is the first one that might sway me to buy the stamp. Your treatment of it and the combination with the other stamps takes it to just the right place (for me at least). Now, that alpaca is another story–he’s going to have to come home with me for sure!
    Thanks Sandy!

  19. Love the card and the video! I tried to find the other two videos but I’m not sure how to get to them. You also mentioned a second YouTube channel. Can you supply links for these? Thank you!

    1. Sorry – links are added now. Enjoy!

  20. The alpaca is so stinkin cute, what a fun idea; I love it. Made me smile when I saw this card.

  21. Love all the techniques used in this card. Thank you for sharing.

  22. “Are we there Yet-i?” Cute card!!!

  23. Wow, super cute, love the slopes and awesome coloring! Thanks for sharing your art work!

  24. I love this card! Thanks for sharing.

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