Category Archives: Copic

Squidgy Fun (stamping bella)

Hello, hello! TGIF! There are a couple more weeks to take advantage of Stamping Bella‘s May Stamp(s) of the Month –  Cowgirl SquidgyCowboy Squidgy and Squidgy Cactus. Each of those three sets is 20% off through May 31st.

This week we were challenged to create using images in the same Squidgies category.

Stamping Bella XO Squidgy

I chose to use XO Squidgy.  I colored with Copic markers then paper-pieced the XO, adding shadow with darker markers where needed.

Stamping Bella XO Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, R01, R02, R37, R83, R85, W00, W1, W2, Y21; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

I also used a Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen to add dots to each of the flower centers on the patterned XO. (Banner from Taylored Expressions.)

Posted on Instagram earlier this week – Snail Mail Squidgies. Copic markers used are listed below the photo.

Stamping Bella Snail Mail Squidgies

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E00, E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E49, G46, R01, R02, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG17, YR14, YR18, YR23

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

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun (stamping bella)

It’s another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week we’re creating with vintage images, or those not from the most recent release.

Stamping Bella Edna Loves the Ocean

I chose Edna Loves the Ocean.  I masked her wings before stamping, transforming her from Fairy Godmother to just a fun-loving chick at the beach. :)

Stamping Bella Edna Loves the Ocean (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, R01, R29, R89, W00, W1, W2, W7, W9, Y21, Y23, Y32, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

Once colored, I sponged in a bit of sky using a cloud die-cut and blending tool.

Stamping Bella Flower Garden

Copic markers – BG70, C00, C1, C2, G43, G46, R81, R83, R85, RV11, RV32

Earlier in the week I posted the above card using Flower Garden on Instagram. Copic markers used are listed above.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the March Stamp(s) of the Month –  Cowgirl SquidgyCowboy Squidgy and Squidgy Cactus, which means use an image from the Squidgies category.  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

I’m So Excited (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. I finally was able to plant some flowers and herbs. The deck looks so much happier now (although I’m not finished).  :)  In honor of my freshly planted garden and deck, I created this fun card using Twiggy Florets and Comforting Hugs from Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Twiggy Florets and Comforting Hugs

After stamping the flowers, I colored with markers, then stamped, colored and die-cut the little dog using the coordinating Comforting Hugs Icons die (which is currently on sale).

Paper Smooches Twiggy Florets and Comforting Hugs (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, C1, E30, E31, E35, R01, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG06, YR23

Pretty Flirty Florals patterned paper is from Queen & Company and enamel shapes are from Taylored Expressions.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Howdy, Friends! (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella. This week the team is designing with the May Stamp(s) of the Month, Cowgirl Squidgy, Cowboy Squidgy and Squidgy Cactus. Through May 31st, all three sets are available at 20% off.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Cowgirl and Cactus

I stamped Cowgirl Squidgy and Squidgy Cactus onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Cowgirl and Cactus (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, R01, R81, R83, R85, RV10, RV11, RV32, Y18, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

As a finishing touch, I added a few Super Stars die-cut from Kraft card stock.

Below are two cards I posted earlier this week on Instagram. Copic markers used are listed below each photo.

Uptown Girls Samantha & Sierra Take a Selfie, Summer Sentiments

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Samantha & Sierra Take a Selfie

Copic markers – B0000, C1, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E18, E35, E41, E42, E43, G43, G46, N7, R01, R27, R35, R43, R81, Y21, YR09, YR16, YR23

Uptown Girl Winnie Peeking Out the Window

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Winnie Peeking Out the Window

Copic markers – B000, B12, B14, B16, B18, B66, B69, BV02, BV13, C00, C1, C2, C3, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E40, G43, G46, R01, R24, R29, R39, R85, RV32, Y0000, Y21

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

Gnome Love (stamping bella)

Hello everyone.  Today the Stamping Bella team is revisiting images from the latest release. I chose one of the super-cute gnomes:)

Stamping Bella Gnome Bouquet

My Gnome Bouquet is full of Black Eyed Susans, colored with Copic markers. In the center of each, I added a few dots using a White Pearl Kirarina Wink glitter pen.

Stamping Bella Gnome Bouquet (close-up)

Copic markers – C1, C2, C3, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E49, E59, G43, G46, R0000, R21, R32, R43, R46, Y21, YR23, 100; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

Behind the gnome, I added a block of white card stock, embossed using Swiss Hearts embossing folder. I lightly colored over each heart with an R0000 marker.

Also, posted on Instagram this week, Edna’s Cup of Tea.  (Copic markers used listed below photo.)

Stamping Bella Edna's Cup of Tea

Copic markers – BG0000, BG11, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, G40, G43, G46, R0000, R000, R00, R01, R02, R20, R39, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y21

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

cutest “bug” (paper smooches)

Hi everyone. While bugs and viruses can be no joke, this little germ from Paper Smooches, I’m sure, is among the cutest.

Paper Smooches Healthy Vibes

He’s from Healthy Vibes stamp set which includes six main images, three sentiments and seven accent images. It’s a really cute set for quick and easy get well cards.

Paper Smooches Healthy Vibes (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, C1, RV11, RV32, Y17, Y18, YG03, YG06, YR16, YR18; Kirarina Wink Dandeliion, Spearmint, Lime, Pink, Orange

I stamped all of the germs onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with markers. I stamped an extra which I die-cut, popped up on foam tape and “caught” in a bit of white string. Once all germs were colored, I added Glossy Accents to all of the eyes and in the background added dots using various Kirarina Wink glitter pens.

I hope you remain germ/bug-free!  With this strange “spring” we’re having, I hear there has been a resurgence of the flu. Yuck!

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

You Know You’re in Love (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! TGIF! It’s been a long week here so I am very happy for the weekend! Today the Stamping Bella team is revisiting the Bella Exclusive Images category found HERE, HERE and a couple HERE.  The Stamp of the Month, Chocolate Bunnies, is also within the Bella Exclusive Category and is available at 20% off through 4/30.

Stamping Bella Close-Ups "In Love"

This week I used Close-Ups “In Love.”  The couple is so cute hiding behind the bouquet.  :)

Stamping Bella Close-Ups "In Love" (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG96, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, G17, R20, R30, R32, R35, R39, Y21, YG09, YG17, YR23

Striped paper is from Queen & Company‘s Simple Stripes paper pad. Markers used are listed above.

Below is a card I shared on Instagram this week. It’s me watching the Washington Capitals playoff games. (It’s super-stressful.)  lol.

Stamping Bella The Squidgy Who Couldn't

Copic markers – BG0000, BG13, BG15, BG18, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E50, R20, R83, R85, RV32, Y21

I used The Squidgy Who Couldn’t with the frame from Tiny Townie Room Decor. I simply printed the Caps logo from my computer, stamped the frame over it and die-cut with the coordinating Room Decor die. Copic markers used are listed below photo. Pretty paper is from Queen & Company‘s Picture Perfect paper pad.

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

i ♥ you sew much (paper smooches)

Hello everyone.  I hope you had a nice weekend. We’re back to cold, wet weather here. Seriously…enough is enough. Ugh.

Today I’ve used Paper Smooches‘ super cute Needle Little Love stamp set with coordinating dies. There are so many cute images in this set.  I chose a few to create a little sewing station.

Paper Smooches Needle Little Love

I stamped all pieces onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Paper Smooches Needle Little Love (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, C1,C2, C3, E51, G03, G05, G07, R17, R27, R35, R39

Beneath the pieces, I used two patterned scraps. The cherry print was a strip across the top of another pattern.  There was a hole in the middle (where the paper pad would hang) which I strategically covered with the pin cushion.

Thanks so  much for stopping by today.  :)

1amichele siggy

A Huge Thank You (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! Welcome to another fun Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella!  For this week’s challenge we’re revisiting older images (anything not from the latest release). I chose an image from Bella 2.0.

Stamping Bella Flowers Behind My Back-aBella

I adore FlowersBehindMyBackABELLA …the flowers, the big skirt. She’s fun to color.  :)  After coloring with markers (listed below),  I added tiny white dots using a Kirarina Wink White pen.

Stamping Bella Flowers Behind My Back-aBella (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG10, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, R01, R27, R32, R35, R43, RV23, Y18, Y21, YG06, YG09, YR23, Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

I stamped part of the sentiment on the main panel with the last portion stamped on black card stock, white embossed and trimmed to fit. Lastly, I added a few Epoxy Dots from Queen & Company. (I like these dots as they are slightly flatter than most dots.)

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the March Stamp of the Month (Chocolate Bunnies) which includes Stamping Bella Exclusive (or miscellaneous) Images found here, here and there are a couple here. 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

big birthday wishes (stamping bella)

Hello everyone. Thanks for stopping by today.  :)

I’ve been on a bit of a sponged cloud kick lately. (I know, kind of random.) In today’s sky, I’ve placed Stamping Bella‘s Blossom Loves Balloons. I think she was the very first Tiny Townie I ever saw so she has a special place in my heart.  :) 

Stamping Bella Blossom Loves Balloons

I first stamped the image then sponged in the clouds,  taking care not to apply ink too terribly close to the image lines.

Stamping Bella Blossom Loves Balloons (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG10, BV02, BV20, C00, C1, C2, C3, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, G43, R0000, R00, R01, V20, Y0000, Y00, Y21, YR61; Kirarina Wink White Pearl, Dandelion, Orange, Violet and Lime Green opaque glitter pens

I colored with markers  then added dots to the balloons using Kirarina Wink glitter pens. The sentiment is from new Birthday Sentiment Set. On the stamp, the words are in one line but  I used my MISTI to reposition each word to better fit my space.

I’ll be back soon. Have a great day!

1amichele siggy