The Grillfather

Hi readers! We’re back with an awesome tutorial from the one and only amazing Copic color-er, Sandy Allnock! I’m amazed at her skills with each and every video & tutorial! If you’re an expert or a beginner, Sandy has graciously provided 3 options of getting some cool smoke effects for your Grill father!


I always love making cards for guys – I’m not much for flowers and butterflies but give me a shot at something funny for guys and I get all kinds of happy! The line of Everyday Hero stamps from Art Impressions are right up my alley! Fun to color, they make you laugh – and there are lots of options to have fun with them!

In the video, I promised you’d have the color list to color dad himself, so here you go:

Sandy Allnock - Grillfather colors

And here’s another look at the crazy smoke options!

Sandy Allnock - Grillfather trio

I don’t know if your Father’s Day will require a call to 911 or a run in the house for the fire extinguisher – but whatever you’re up to, make it a great day! Leave me a comment below and let me know what your dad’s favorite thing to do is (or was) on his day!


Thanks for reading today and thanks to Sandy for giving us great inspiration! Now, who’s hungry?

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  1. I love this! Made me laugh right out loud! The coloring is just awesome, I see a lot of practicing in my future!

  2. OH Sandy, your cards are TOTALLY AWESOME and SO FUNNY!!!
    LOVE the GRILLFATHER, LOVE your colouring and LOVE that you shared you video tutorial too – I feel the NEED to create COOL flames and smoke :)

  3. OMG, this is hysterical, so reminds me of my husband lol! My dad, who passed away 13 years ago, loved to FISH whenever he got the chance!!

  4. Sandy is awesome with a copic marker! My dad has been gone for 8 years but his favorite father’s day was grilling steaks with all his children and grandchildren around him.

  5. I like my steak well done but my drillmaster insists that that is not the right way to eat steak! Who died and left him in charge? Love your card!

  6. That’s an hilarious stamp (as many of Art Impressions stamps are). Thanks for showing how to make it even more so.

  7. Hilarious!! Love the stamp & the beautifully colored cards. The added smoke on the extras is soooo funny!

  8. This is awesome, Sandy!!! I love all of your videos, and this card is just priceless!! Haha! Thank you so much for always sharing your talent & knowledge! I think my dad’s perfect Father’s Day would be staying in his robe all day watching baseball (usually with me) & just being lazy! ^_^

    P. S. I mentioned this in my comment on your video (on YouTube)…I’d really LOVE to see a video of the crazy intense version of the smoke (also the background of trees) if possible!! Thanks again!!

  9. Love this stamp sooo much…might have to buy that one. You did suck an amazing job colouring the background. I especially loved the texture you achieved blotting the blenderless solution in the smoke areas.

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