Stacey Yacula has done it again – given me so much cuteness to use for setting up stamped scenes! She designs stamp lines carried by Purple Onion Designs – and I love being invited to help share the darling images from Snowflake Grove with you! (They sent me the stamps I’m using, yay! I receive nothing from your purchases though – I just adore these stamps and want to share!)

Lots of you ask me about my thought process as I develop scenes on my cards….so today I’m treating you to three scenes! I didn’t film all the crazy masking, but instead you get to watch the coloring while I talk through how the scene came together, and why I put what where. Notes are below as well.


Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Sandy Allnock Snowflake Grove 1

The tree stamp in the first card comes with all its bits – the path, the mushrooms. I split it to make it a taller tree and slip the sentiment in the middle. The order of stamping was first the bunny, then mask, then the house bottom with the white sentiment area masked off. I moved the house up so the window at the top was above where I wanted the sentiment…then added the sentiment itself. Glossy accents finished off the glass windows, the snow, and the path.

Sandy Allnock Snowflake Grove 2

This one was more of a masking bit of craziness. The raccoon in front was originally going to be in the center in front of his little market stand, until I realized he’d disappear in all that detail. So moved him off to the side, and stamped him and the candy cane bin first. Next I masked both of those, and added the market stand, then inserted the items on the counter and the decorations. Once it was all done there was a vacant space on the upper right side – red flowers seemed too…..well, too much. So I went for white hearts instead, and added glossy accents on all the snow and candies and hearts.

Sandy Allnock Snowflake Grove 3

The third card is round, with the moon at the center…the bridge is centered underneath it, and the sentiment on top, but the snowman isn’t centered – which makes it not only more interesting, but allows for that swoosh of sparkly snow (and Glossy Accents) to move around the open space.


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