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Santa Paws Christmas Choir (pencil, meet airbrush)

Santa Paws Christmas Choir (pencil, meet airbrush)

Does it count as a mixed media card if I use both colored pencil and Copic airbrush? *grin* Whether or not it does, it was a blast to make this one! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The initial card may have been a bit time consuming but – I can see that this could be made in multiples – stamp a bunch, coloring on the sofa, then reuse that mask to do lots of skies. If you’re great with Distress Inks, you can likely figure out how to do that sky with inking!

Also – I realized afterward that I never went back to put in the pencil numbers. SO sorry. It’s time consuming and I don’t often just totally forget that step! In order though, my little list says: 941 948 1033 1034 1082 935 947 041 047 1094 947 926 and 937. That should be the order anytime a pencil color is swapped. Maybe.

I also made this one with the same stamp set, but with a Copic background (not airbrush) adapted from the Mini Course at Art-Classes….so much fun!



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18 thoughts on “Santa Paws Christmas Choir (pencil, meet airbrush)

  1. These cards are absolutely beautiful !!

  2. I always send cards from our cats and dogs. They are my babies so it makes perfect sense!

  3. Delightful! Been out of the loop recently, but saw the cone-of-shame pic on FB. Everything okay with the pups, Sandy?

  4. What a darling stamp and fun card! Sandy, you are such a talented artist! I’m ready to give this a try with stamps that I have. Great tutorial!

  5. Fabulous! When my dog was alive, I always bought cards for her to give my mom and dad and my boyfriend. I thought it was so cute. And I signed it with a paw print…hehehe.

  6. WOW Sandy, both cards are amazing! I cannot get enough of your work!

  7. I love this. I just got this stamp set today and want to practice the effect with the light. Watching you inspires me so thanks so much for doing what you do! You are amazingly talented – happy coloring!

  8. Sooo adorable! Love your gorgeous coloring and I’m always a sucker for red and blues together. 🙂

  9. Hi Sandy, great video. I love this set! Of course I send cards from the dogs! They are as numerous as the people in our house! Perhaps not Christmas cards, but they send out birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, and various other holiday cards! I am really looking forward to the “From the dog” stamp. Thanks!

  10. The stamp is so cute and you made a awsome card with it. Thanks for showing us.

  11. Delightful Sandy…so enjoyed watching the video – such a happy group of singers!!!
    Need to get out my Copic Air Brush and do some practicing!
    Paper Hugs,

  12. Very adorable. Thanks for sharing and showing how you airbrush. Can’t seem to get the smoothness you achieve . Gonna keep trying. 🙂 Thanks again.

  13. What a fabulous card. It’s a great stamp, and the little dog jumping into the “frame” is perfection. My daughter has two miniature poodles and she will carefully ink a paw and dab it onto a finished card to include them, when sending a special card. It always looks really cute. I loved your video…I should say I love your videos…so mesmerizing and always very informative. Your talent is incredible. Thanks so much.

  14. I adore this card and stamp set!! It will make a great card to send to my vet with “from the dog” stamped on the envelope 🙂

  15. Adorable. Yes, my dogs have sent cards to their dad. Also, when our pup got real sick before he passed suddenly he sent one to the vet that helped find comfort for him his last days. And the other time a card was sent from our dog was to where she stayed for 10 days being boarded. Not only do they send cards they sign them as well. Yes, I hold a pen in their paws and they sign, the kennel got a good chuckle out of that. Our cats also make cards to give to special people.

  16. Ha, so much fun to watch you put this card together Sandy. TFS! I’m totally going to be making cards from my cat this winter, tee hee! Maybe my kitty will send a card to your lovely pups ;o) I wanted to ask, is it ok to colour with pencils on smooth paper? I’m new to colour pencils and had understood you needed to use a paper with tooth, but it would actually suit me to use smooth cardstock as I have a big pack of Neenah to get through at the moment! Crafty hugs, Dennice

    1. I use Neenah all the time – that’s what I used on this one! 🙂 It has a tooth, surprisingly – just a very very fine one.

  17. I’ve said it before, and I’ll just say it again – Who has more fun than card makers?! These pups are a delight – and of course, your imagination just doubles the fun. Love both versions of this card, having taken the mini class that the background on the 2nd card comes from. I also love watching you use that airbrush – such magic!
    Thanks for another great tutorial!

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