Create in Color with Sandy Allnock

Hello, coloring friends! I’m Sandy Allnock, so you know it’s that time again…get out your Copic markers and color along with me!

This time I’ll confess, I got a little lost in the voiceover and chatted a lot about my special person that I made this card for — my auntie!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I have an aunt — my godmother — who’s a writer and an avid Facebooker and emailer. (“How avid is she, Sandy?” She spent years forwarding me the good luck angel emails, remember those? She did mean well!) A few months back her computer went belly up. She’s unable to afford a new one and she is absolutely beside herself! She makes it to the library every few weeks to send out what feels like an SOS email (LOL) to catch us all up on all the family news since she does keep in touch with everyone by phone, but you can feel the stress about not being able to contact everyone as regularly as usual. So I’m sending her packs of cards to use to write to everyone instead!

Copic colors from Sandy Allnock for My Favorite Things #mftstamps

So when I saw the sentiment in this stamp set, and it’s been a phrase used by my Dad but also the rest of the family for decades…I knew I had to make her some cards with it. Enjoy the video!

I hope just watching without detailed explanations works for folks — sometimes I get lost in storytelling and forget the teaching bits!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The tip for that “mottling” hopefully helps too. Give the inks a few seconds to dry, then go back in with one or two strokes, as simple as you can, of one or two of the colors, and that often reduces that effect to a minimum.

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Hope you enjoyed my card but even more, I hope my story brought someone to mind who YOU could bless with a packet of your cards. It’ll often be someone from an elderly generation — those who always loved to write long before we had email. But even a pack of birthday cards for a single mom who needs her extra money for diapers, or thank you cards for a pastor to send out…think of people you know who would have reason to write a note to someone else, and make their day with a packet of cards!

See you next month or over on my blog!

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