We’ve all had those family photo fails, right? The ones where the little sister is making a face, brother’s picking his nose….or Mom’s hair was sticking up and no one told her! Well how about tossing that bad photo – and stamp a bunch of images to make your own “photo”? Affiliate links may be used, read more.

Stamp Your Own “Family Photo” Card

I thought of this idea when looking at the Moose Crossing stamp set by Memory Box….lots of little moose, and they just cried out to be in a scene together! The video shows the coloring of the moose image in an old-timey colorway – and readbelow for a little more on the other two cards too. Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

The moose stamps, as most moose stamps go, had all male moose – girl moose have no antlers, so I just masked them off to create Mama Moose and little girl moose!

Sandy Allnock - Stamp your own family photo card2

The other two cards here use mostly the Gnome for Christmas stamp set – it has one gnome but two bears, a penguin, and lots of other fun little stamps! (And my patrons get to see the coloring of these two images as their bonus video this month!) I think this scene with the bears and the little penguin would be great for a couple who has an adopted child, don’t you?
Sandy Allnock - Stamp your own bear family photo cardThe gnomes were so much fun – and so easy too! I masked out the beard to create the girl – and also the bottom of the gnome’s pants so I could give her a straight skirt. Cute, isn’t it?
Sandy Allnock - Stamp your own gnome family photo cardJust a few other stamp sets that might work well for this kind of an idea:

While the die that I used is a full-card-coverup die and is no longer available,  there are lots of other polaroid types of dies by lots of companies…I’ve linked you to a few, and here’s another of the gnomie pairs with a smaller frame. Lots of great ways to use the idea of stamped family images!



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