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Magical Monday: Tiny Heroes (almost!)


Happy Magical Monday! I’ve had several requests to use my little superheroes on a card….and until now, I had hesitated. Why? Because they were for a Simon Says Stamp special limited release only during Stamptember 2014! I don’t like showing you things you can’t go buy – because I know it makes you guys sad. But guess what?!?!? There’s a brand spanking new Tiny Heroes set you can now get!! You can do the same thing with them that I did here…so I figured it’s an okay alternative 🙂 They’re superduper close to these. (Link at the end of this post!)

Enjoy my Magical Monday video with a cool city night scene I created…watch it below or click HERE to check it out in HD on YouTube!

For the sentiment – I did a few things. First, stamped it onto the card itself. I colored in “TOGETHER” with red marker, then covered that with Glossy Accents to add some emphasis to it. I then took a piece of tissue paper and stamped the small sentiment on it – I wanted something to make it pop more on the card since it disappeared into the shadows under their feet, but not so much white. I didn’t have any vellum in da house (gotta go shopping!), so tissue paper worked, even if it was tough to deal with. (I ended up putting a strip of tape runner on the card instead of the tissue.)Sandy Allnock - Tiny Heroes2

Things of note

  • A bonus pair of videos are live today, for those who are interested in even more from me today (gluttons, lol!): One is HERE on OWHtv, the other is HERE at Hero Arts!
  • Thanks for all the feedback on yesterday’s kitty post! Looks like it was a tech fail since I couldn’t figure out how to fix it easily, but I’ll test something again soon.
  • I think the Magical Monday videos are finally catching on…thanks for giving me grace to not have to voice over at least these videos each week!


Below are the products featured in today’s project. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found HERE.

Go out and have a Magical Monday!

25 thoughts on “Magical Monday: Tiny Heroes (almost!)

  1. I’ve been saving this post waiting to watch it when I could sit down with some coffee and enjoy it! What a treat! I can’t believe the magic you create with COPICS (or any medium). This is why YOU are the artist, and I am not. Thank you for inspiring and sharing!

  2. Woooow incredible background Sandy! I love your videos, you make me happy and that’s the great about cardmaking, thru the distance, by mail, by video … people have fun with cards, thanks for your inpiration.

  3. So very cool… So very talented… Love to watch you produce your art!

  4. Totally “gasp-worthy!”

  5. What a cool background! It was fascinating to watch it come together. I love these little superheroes and was lucky to get the set. Now I need to get the new Tiny Heroes. You can’t have too many of these cute guys and the sentiments are fantastic!

  6. HOLY MOLY!! This video is absolutely EPIC!! The music was so intense I was basically holding my breath for a bit before I remembered to breathe!! Wow….this background….just wow…..You left me utterly speechless!

  7. Jaw-dropping amazing! I watch you color while wishing I could manage to color like you do. Oh well, I try… I love this, & look forward to receiving my “Tiny Heroes” in the mail! Thank you so much for the fantastic video!

  8. Amazing background! I love watching your special backgrounds come together.

  9. Another great card, Sandy. I particularly enjoy watching you place the focal point into a setting. I enjoy watching you build up the layers and seeing the background emerge as the perfect place for the main image. Thanks for sharing!

  10. You know, I never get worried when you break out the R89, but I have to admit I’m still very intimidated by the BV you use on the faces! 🙂
    Glad to see a Copic video today. I am in awe of how you can take something as simple as a few stamped characters on a blank piece of paper and turn it in to a tiny masterpiece!
    Thanks for another great video. I appreciate all you do.

  11. Wow! Another great coloring video! Love the super heroes!

  12. “Super” card. I am just amazed at how you did the background. Love how the street lights glow. TFS

  13. I couldn’t figure out the background until just at the end and then it was perfect for them. Incredible what you can do with your Copics!

  14. Fantastic! When I first looked at it I thought it might have been pencils for the background, love how you achieved that really sketchy look with the copics!

  15. Unbelievable…the superheroes are adorable but I could watch you color backgrounds all the day long. WOW!

  16. Sandy, what a wonderful card! I love all the detail in your cards and the video is fantastic!

  17. Triple Sandy on Monday, doesn’t get any better than that.

  18. LOVE IT!!! That background is the coolest!! Awesome card, Sandy! ♥

  19. Your little superheroes are so cute! And the background is amazing. Thanks for taking the time to share your talent.

  20. A-FREAKIN-MAZING!!! I wanna be you when I grow up! In awe of your awesome talent!!!

  21. You have the coolest backgrounds on your cards. The background really made this card “super”.

  22. Awesome background for these cute heroes.

  23. Fabulous… Can’t wait to try it!

  24. Adorable! These stamps are a must have for me, so gonna buy them before they sell out. Thank you again for your creative inspiration and teaching.

  25. I truly love this card! Thank you so much for sharing your talent. Watching your videos is just amazing and soooo helpful!

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