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We all have that friend — the cool one that makes us feel cool just being in their presence. For Sandy, it's the friend that keeps her up-to-date on the latest lingo. Who is it for you? To let her friend know she appreciates her, Sandy's chosen the new Friendship Looks Great stamp set. We always love color theory tips from Sandy and today's video provides some great ones!

I’m Sandy Allnock, and I’m wishing you a happy fall-winter! For some it’s only just now turning fall, but I’ve seen some folks posting first-snow pics on instagram already! Ack! Whatever your weather, I do hope you’re getting into the spirit of the season. Today, I’m making a card for a friend for whom I feel grateful. She’s WAY cooler than me and teaches me all the hip words to say, so this seemed perfect!

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

To create the masking and drawing portion, stamp the little fox first and mask it (I like eclipse tape but you can use a sticky note too), then line up the little girl. To cover her feet, just put another piece of masking tape down. Use a pen to draw in the fallen tree whether adding fancy branches or not. Add a tree for some height on the card, or just leave it as a horizontal log. The pen should be compatible with your coloring medium, but most any pen works with colored pencil.

I used Polychromos today, but you can use any brand. These are the colors I used…you can definitely see the comparison of the more pinkish warm purples and the more cool blueish tones! I used the more blue-leaning ones to shade the oranges, since they’re closer to the true blue that is the direct complement of orange (opposite on the color wheel).

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

For the background, take it easy on yourself! I laid down a suuuuuper light bit of one of the warmer purples, then drew a few pale trees on top. The tinier you make the lines and branches, the further away it will seem. Make big thick ones and the forest moves closer.

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

There are tons of MFT stamps that would work with these techniques — whether playing with purples, creating a soft distant background, or masking to create a log for a foreground character to sit on!

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

If you give any of these ideas a try, be sure to tag me so I see what you create — I’d love to see how you approach it!

Happy coloring!


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