Category Archives: Copic

Revisiting Stamping Bella’s Bella 2.0s

Hello everyone. I hope you’ve had a great week. I have been very sick with a nasty sinus infection and bronchitis. Horrible. But I am slowly improving, thank goodness.

This week the Stamping Bella team is revisiting the Bella 2.0 category. You may recall that Balloonabella is the April Stamp of the Month and 25% off through 4/30. So today we’re using other images from that same group of images. 🙂

Stamping Bella Thinking of You aBella 2.0

I chose to use Thinking of You aBella. I like that this image is a bit bigger than most in this category as it provides the opportunity to practice shading in a larger area.

Stamping Bella Thinking of You aBella 2.0 (close-up)

Copic markers – BG15, C00, C1, C2, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E47, R20, R29, R39, Y21, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. I added the tiny dot pattern using my Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. (Simple Stripes patterned paper is from Queen & Company.)

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the latest release.  If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Rosy Posy No Line Coloring (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! Have you seen the latest from Paper Smooches? If not, you must check out the release HERE. It’s one of my all-time faves.

Paper Smooches Rosy Posy

Today I am sharing a card using Rosy Posy and the no-line coloring technique. Using very light pink, I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers. The light pink ink virtually disappears once the image is colored.

Paper Smooches Rosy Posy (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B26, E30, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, G20, G21, G24, G28, G46, G94, G99, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69, Y32, YG03, YG63, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

After coloring, I added white highlights using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. The image was framed with a new Fab Frames die then stitched with linen thread. 🙂

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Stamping Bella New Release Samples, Part 3

Hello everyone! Today I have six more cards to share using Stamping Bella‘s latest releases. You can see all new products HERE in the Stamping Bella store.  All images were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. Specific markers used are listed beneath each close-up photo.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Bride

Isn’t Curvy Girl Bride lovely? Her hair! And the flowers! I just adore her.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Bride (close-up)

Copic markers – BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV11, BV23, BV25, BV29, C1, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E40, G24, G46, YG03, YG99

I used the smallest die from Happy Sentiment Die Set then embossed “for you” from Holiday Sentiment Set onto a strip of vellum. As a bit of extra bling, I adhered several Irridescent Rhinestones from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Eats Cake

I posted this one earlier this week on Instagram but wanted to post here also for those who don’t do Instagram and those who like the Copic info.  Meet Curvy Girl Eats Cake.   I love her (and cake.)  🙂

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Eats Cake (close-up)

Copic markers – B02, B04, B05, B06, B16, B18, C00, C1, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E1, E33, E35, E37, E39, E47, G85, RV000, Y17, Y38, YG03, YG06, YG09

I added a sprinkling of Queen & Company’s orange Petite Posies then used my Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen to add a bit more detail to Fright Fest 6×6 paper (also by Queen & Company).

Stamping Bella Adventure Gnomes

Next, I have Adventure Gnomes.  They’re having way too much fun!

Stamping Bella Adventure Gnomes (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, G28, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, YG03, YG05, YG09, YR23, YR24, YR27

Between the image and the sentiment, I placed a strip of my favorite striped paper from Queen & Company’s Fruit Basket 6×6 paper pad. I also added a few orange Jelly Gems.

Stamping Bella Diving Gnomes

These Swimming Gnomes…Crack. Me. Up.

Stamping Bella Diving Gnomes (close-up)

Copic markers – BG000, BG01, BG05, BG07, BG09, BG15, E04, E11, E21, E35, E37, R29, R39, R89, W1, W2, W3; Kirarina Wink White glitter pen

I used a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen to add dots to the mug and added a Skinny Mini Valentine Border from Taylored Expressions to mimic lace on the “tablecloth.” The dotted strip was adhered using a Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. (I love that stapler!)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Playing Hopscotch

Next up is Tiny Townies Playing Hopscotch. The Townie childhood activity images from this release are all just so sweet.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Playing Hopscotch (close-up)

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E40, E50, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09; Kirarina Wink Violet glitter pen

I used a violet Kirarina Wink pen to add detail to the pink dress, layered the stamped image atop Queen & Company’s Flirty Florals 6×6 paper and adhered a sprinkling of Doodlebug Design hearts.

Stamping Bella Oddball Turtle

And lastly (for today), I have Oddball Turtle. Cute, cute, cute!

Stamping Bella Oddball Turtle (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, E40, E42, E43, G28, YG63, YG67, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

After coloring with markers, I added a few speckles to his shell using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

I will be back tomorrow with my last round of new release samples as well as this week’s challenge card. Thanks for visiting!  🙂

1amichele siggy

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More from Stamping Bella’s Latest Release

Hi everyone! I’m back today sharing more samples from Stamping Bella‘s latest release. You can see all of the fun new images and dies in the store HERE. All images were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. Specific markers used are listed beneath each close-up photo.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl is Busy

First I have Curvy Girl is Busy.  I like the Post It Note in her hair. 🙂

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl is Busy (close-up)

Copic markers – B23, B28, BG09, BG57, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, E50, E51, E53, G29, R27, R39, R59, W00, W1, W3, W5, Y21, YG09, YR23

I thought the stripes from Queen & Company‘s Happy Hearts 6×6 paper mimicked a brighter version of the standard postal stripes. I also die-cut a scattering of hearts using Taylored Expressions’ Skinny Mini Valentine Borders.

Stamping Bella Gnome on an Egg

Next is Gnome on an Egg.  Haha.  Sentiment is from Easter Bunny Chick.

Stamping Bella Gnome on an Egg (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B26, B60, BG10, C00, C1, C2, C3, E00, E04, E07, E08, E09, E11, E21, E33, E70, E71, E74, G28, R0000, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, V20, V22, V25, Y21, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG63, YR23

I used Queen & Company’s Delightful Dots 6×6 paper with a few purple Jelly Gems scattered on the ground.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Playing Jacks

How cute are these Tiny Townies Playing Jacks?  I loved playing jacks (and I was quite good at it)!

Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Playing Jacks (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, BG0000, BG000, C1, C3, E000, E00, E04, E09, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, RV19, RV52, RV55, V05, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG13, YR14, YR18, 0.3 Wine Multiliner

I used older Doodlebug paper and Jelly Gems. (I use those a lot. Being so tiny, they’re perfect for cards!)

Stamping Bella Caffeinated Gnome

And lastly, I have Caffeinated Gnome. So many of us can relate to this sentiment. After coloring, I added a bit of detail to the mug design using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

Stamping Bella Caffeinated Gnome (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B24, B26, E07, E08, E09, E25, E27, E35, E50, E51, E53, G28, G46, Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

The bit of patterned paper is from Queen & Company’s Happy Hearts 6×6 paper pad and the cute scalloped border is another Skinny Mini Valentine Border from Taylored Expressions.

Thanks so much for visiting today! 🙂

1amichele siggy

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Stamping Bella New Release–Now Available!

Hi everyone! I’ve been so very busy creating for Stamping Bella‘s latest release and today is THE day! All new stamps and dies are now available! You can find the latest products HERE.

I have four cards to share today (and many more later). All images were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. Specific markers used are listed beneath each close-up photo. Let’s get started!

Stamping Bella Flowery Gnome

First, I have for you Flowery Gnome!  *LOVE*   The image is somewhat large so it’s super easy (and fun) to color!

Stamping Bella Flowery Gnome (close-up)

Copic markers – E07, E08, E09, E18, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, E50, E51, E53, G28, G29, G43, G46, R21, V05, V15, V17, V99, W1, W2, W3, W5, Y26, YR20

He is paired with Queen & Company‘s Delightful Dots 6×6 paper and a sprinkling of purple Jelly Gems.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl with a Cocktail

Next, I have Curvy Girl with a Cocktail.  🙂  She’s so fun!

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl with a Cocktail (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E29, E37, E40, E42, E43, G28, R30, R81, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y18, Y38, YG01, YG17, YR14; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

She is paired with Queen & Company‘s Birthday Bash 6×6 paper and Taylored Expressions’ Skinny Mini Party Borders.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Playing Ring Around the Rosie

There are new Tiny Townies also! Here I have Tiny Townies Playing Ring Around the Rosie.  So darn cute.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Playing Ring Around the Rosie (close-up)

Copic markers – B52, B93, B95, B97, E000, E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, E15, E18, E23, E25, E29, E35, E37, E41, E42, E43, R00, R01, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y21, Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen, 0.25 black Copic Multiliner

They are paired with Queen & Company’s Flirty Florals 6×6 paper and blue Jelly Gems.

Stamping Bella Oddball Sloth

And lastly (for today), I have a sample using one of the new Oddball Animals.  Meet Oddball Sloth.  🙂

Stamping Bella Oddball Sloth (close-up)

Copic markers – E23, E27, E31, E33, E35, E42, E43, E55, YG03, YG63, YG67; 0.25 black Copic Multiliner

After sponging a bit of a blue background, I cut out and adhered the sloth, adding in some of Paper Smooches’ Foliage 1 die-cut leaves and yellow Jelly Gems.

I will be back soon with more! Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Paper Smooches April Release Hop

Hello!  It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches APRIL 2019 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 a.m. Central time zone on April 7th.  Once available, you can find all new stamps and dies HERE.

PRIZE ALERT:  To add extra fun to our blog hop we are giving away FOUR $30 gift codes to use at the PS online store!   (Details below.)

Paper Smooches Rosy Posy

I used new Rosy Posy stamp set with Rosy Posy Icons dies (for the MOM letters). The white embossed sentiment is from previously released Precious Mom stamp set.

Paper Smooches Rosy Posy (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B45, BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BV01, C1, G20, G21, G24, G28, R12, R14, R32, RV10, Y32, YG09, YG11, YR04, YR12

The stemmed rose image was stamped four times onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored in rainbow fashion using Copic markers (listed above).  MOM letters are raised on Kool Tak clear foam squares.

Here are the PRIZE details:

  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below.  You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning. 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on April 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on April 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Donna Mikasa (guest)

Kelly Latevola (guest)

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Karin Akesdotter

Michele Boyer <-You are here!

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Teri Anderson

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do!   https://www.facebook.com/PaperSmooches
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop. (Follow PS on Twitter  at https://twitter.com/papersmooches)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches.
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.

In doing some or all of the above, you will have up to four extra chances to win on each blog.

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Thanks so very much for joining us!

1amichele siggy

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Stamping Bella’s April Stamp of the Month and More No-Line Coloring

Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m sharing a sample using Stamping Bella‘s April Stamp of the Month as well as another go at no-line coloring.  🙂

Stamping Bella Balloonabella 2.0

Through April 30, Balloonabella is available for 25% off.  The sentiment is included with the image, and the coordinating die is 25% off as well.

Stamping Bella Balloonabella 2.0 (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, E00, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, R21, R83, R85, RV0000, RV11, RV32, Y21

She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed above).

Tip regarding the sketch marker list on the Dick Blick website:  Markers are listed alphabetically by name. I know NONE of the names and dreaded looking through that list to find the specific numbers I wanted to purchase. BUT…lo and behold, if you click on the heading for the number column, POOF! All of the markers are listed numerically. Maybe I’m the last to know, but I think I heard angels singing when I discovered I could do that. Haha.

I layered Balloonabella atop Queen & Company‘s pretty Happy Hearts patterned paper.

Stamping Bella Garden Girl Lily of the Valley

Also this week, I posted the above card on Instagram using Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lily of the Valley. I want to improve my no-line coloring so I’m forcing myself to give it a whirl more often.

Stamping Bella Garden Girl Lily of the Valley (close-up)

Copic markers – BG70, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E47, G29, R20, V91, V93, V95, W00, W0, W1, Y21, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99

I stamped the image using a very light gray ink then colored with markers. The sentiment is from Garden Girl Flower Sentiments. To coordinate with the colors in the image, I added strips of Queen & Company‘s Simple Stripes patterned paper.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use a vintage Stamping Bella image, meaning one NOT from the current/most recent release. (If the image is not listed in the “what’s new” category, then it’s considered “vintage.”) If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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A Big Birthday Bouquet (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping in! Today I’m sharing a card from Stamping Bella using one of my favorite images, Tiny Townie with a Bouquet.  (I have a lot of “favorites” from Stamping Bella.)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie with a Bouquet

I adore this tiny girl upholding her gigantic bouquet of flowers.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie with a Bouquet (close-up)

Copic markers – B60, BG10, BG11, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E31, E35, E37, G94, G99, R21, W00, W1, W3, V20, V22, V25, V28, Y21, YG03, YR000, YR0000

As always, she was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed above). With the bazillion cards I have, I never seem to have enough birthday cards so today, I have a birthday card!  🙂  Sentiment is from Edna Blows a Kiss Sign Base. (Also used: Taylored Expressions Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate, Paper Smooches Inchies dies.)

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use any current Stamping Bella image. (No restrictions.) If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Affiliate links are provided where appropriate at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! ♥

No Line Coloring with Copic Markers

I’ve always admired folks who could (seemingly easily) tackle the no line coloring method using Copic markers. I tried in the past and it was soooo hard. But…I’ve been doing a few of Kit and Clowder‘s monthly coloring classes and Alyce always encourages everyone to use the image with lighter lines for the class. At first, I thought “Oh heck no.” But then I tried.  And I liked it!

Stamping Bella Lacey has a Letter (no line coloring)

I used the no line coloring method on the second card in THIS post and decided to do it again using Stamping Bella‘s Tiny Townie Lacey has a Letter. If you haven’t tried one of Alyce’s classes, I highly recommend it. The US cost is only about $15 a month. The price includes two classes, access to other helpful info, and you can cancel at any time. I *love* it.

Stamping Bella Lacey has a Letter (no line coloring) close-up

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E47, R20, R39, R85, R89, RV11, RV32, W00, W0, W1, W2, Y21

I stamped the image using very light gray ink onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers (listed above). Working one section at a time, I laid down a base of the lightest shade then added the darkest shadows, working my way back up to the lightest. I’m getting more confident so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more.

I also used Stamping Bella’s Happy Sentiment die with “mail” stamped in toffee ink.

Thanks for visiting today!  🙂

1amichele siggy

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Water you up to? (paper smooches)

Water YOU up to? Seriously, I’d like to know. Do you do crafts other than card making? I’ve recently gone back to sketching. My plan is to eventually tip my hand into mixed media. I want to sketch, paint, and get messy. I’ve been slowly buying supplying. It’s been a LONG time since I’ve picked up a pencil and just sketched, and I have pretty much zero experience with mixed media so it’s rather uncomfortable for me.  But I’m determined to do it. Maybe I’ll share some sketches here soon.  

Paper Smooches Splash

For today I’m sharing a card using one of Paper Smooches‘ latest releases, Splash with Splash Icons dies.

Paper Smooches Splash (close-up)

Copic markers – B0000, B000, B00, E30, E31, E33, E35, E42, E43, E44, E49, E50, E53, Y0000, Y000

I colored the images and background using Copic markers (listed above) onto X-Press It Blending Card. When I adhered the beaver, I placed a clear foam square behind his head and glued the log portion right to the paper, creating just a bit of dimension.

You can find all of Paper Smooches’ latest products HERE. New release coming soon! Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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