Category Archives: Copic

never lose hope (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! TGIF!  You may recall that Floral Forest Backdrop is Stamping Bella‘s February Stamp of the Month, 25% off through February 28. This week the team is featuring other Backdrops from the shop.

Stamping Bella Bess the Butterfly and Garden Backdrop

I chose Garden Backdrop, adding in Butterfly Girl Bess (with coordinating die) and a sentiment from Butterfly Sentiment set.

Stamping Bella Bess the Butterfly and Garden Backdrop (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B97, B99, E00, E01, E11, E13, E23, E25, E29, E31, E33, E50, E51, E53, E79, G40, G43, G46, R00, R01, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR23, 110, Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

All were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers.  For additional detail, I added Kirarina Wink White Pearl dots to the wings, strips of kraft X-Press It Paper Deco tape along the top and bottom edges of the backdrop as well as a few of Paper Smooches’ Tiny Hearts die-cuts.

Also this week, I posted the two cards below on Instagram. (Photos taken with my phone so they are not the best. Sorry about that.)

Stamping Bella Snapshots I Heart You

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, BV00, BV01, BV02, C00, C1, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E29, E31, E35, E37, E49, R00, R01, R39, R83, RV11, RV32, V28, Y21

Snapshots I Heart You with Happy Hearts patterned paper from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Row of Bunny Wobbles

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, C00, C1, R000, R20, R30

Row of Bunny Wobbles with partial sentiment from Unicorn Sentiment set.

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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Paper Smooches NEW February Release Hop!

Hello everyone!  (I’m SO excited!) It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2019 release!  ONE new stamp set and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on February 14th.  You will find the new products in the Paper Smooches store HERE once they go live.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize — a $25 gift code to use in the Paper Smooches on-line shop.

Here are the 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 design team blogs as well as the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on February 14th to leave a comment.

Ways to increase your chances of winning x4 on each blog:

Please check the Paper Smooches blog on February 15th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Paper Smooches So Cute Fairy and Tooth Fairy dies

Today I’m sharing a card using new So Cute Fairy stamp set and coordinating dies. She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers.

Paper Smooches So Cute Fairy and Tooth Fairy dies (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E35, E37, R00, R01, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen; clear Wink of Stella glitter brush

After coloring, I added subtle sparkle using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush and added dots to the wings using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. I paired the fairy with Tooth Fairy dies, adding fun sequins from Queen & Company into and falling out of the pocket. Cute paper is Happy Hearts, also from Queen & Company.

Thanks so much for visiting today, and good luck!

1amichele siggy

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may all your dreams come true (stamping bella)

TGIF everyone!  This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with “vintage” images, which simply means “any image not from the most recent release.” I love revisiting the older images. Too often we get caught up in the new and forget about the old(er).

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer

This week I chose Dorothy the Dreamer.  I love to read so pretty much any image with books goes right into my ‘favorites’ pile. This one is no exception.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG70, BV01, BV02, BV25, BV29, BV23, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, G07, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09

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

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals and LIttle Bits Floral Set

Also this week, I posted the above card on Instagram using a Squidgy Pal and flower from Little Bits Floral Set.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals and LIttle Bits Floral Set (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B26, E00, E01, E11, G40, G43, G46, R00, R01, R12, R20, R24, R39, R59, R83, R85, RV32, V04, W00, 110

The background was created by adhering a strip of Post It Tape then blending Salty Ocean Distress Oxide. I *love* the Distress Oxide inks as they are THE easiest to blend without leaving blending pad marks behind. They are very forgiving.  🙂

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the February Stamp of the Month (Floral Forest Backdrop, 25% off through 2/28/19), which means use an image from the Backdrop 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

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

Stamping Bella February Stamp of the Month

Hi everyone. Thanks for visiting today.  🙂  This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with our February Stamp of the Month, Floral Forest Backdrop, 25% off through February 28.

Stamping Bella Floral Forest Backdrop

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card (or 125 sheet pack ) and colored with Copic markers (listed below close-up photo). Once colored, I added white dots using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

Stamping Bella Floral Forest Backdrop (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B26, BG70, BG72, BG75, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, G40, G43, G46, R01, R02, R22, R24, R29, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, RV63, V05, V06, V09, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR02, YR15, YR16; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

On top of the yellow and orange flower, I added a super cute Little Bits Fairy. She’s adhered using Kool Tak Clear Foam Squares. (I love those.)  The sentiment (from Cactus Baby in a Pot) was stamped in white then white embossed.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Jayden Loves to Journal

Also this week, I posted the above card on Instagram using Uptown Girl Jayden Loves to Journal. with sentiment from Marching Chick.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Jayden Loves to Journal (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, E50, E53, G40, G43, G46, R01, W00, W01, Y21, YR18, YR23

I easily stamped the sentiment in two colors using my MISTI and Post It tape.

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 again for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

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hey baby (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! Today the Stamping Bella team is revisiting the latest release. Among my favorites of the latest are the new Baby Baby images.

Stamping Bella Hydrangea Baby in a Pot

How CUTE is Hydrangea Baby in a Pot! I love her.

Stamping Bella Hydrangea Baby in a Pot (close-up)

Copic markers – BG96, E00, E01, E11, E13, E07, E08, E09, E33, G43, G46, R01, R02, V01, V15, V17, V99

She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card (or 125 sheet pack ) and colored with Copic markers (listed above). Once colored, I die-cut the image with the Hydrangea Baby Cut It Out Die. Before white embossing the sentiment on black card stock, I swiped my powder tool across the paper several times to prevent random dots of embossing powder from sticking. The powder easily wipes away with your finger once the embossing powder is set.  As a finishing touch, I adhered a few of Queen & Company‘s lavender rhinestones. (There are 16 colors with a nice assortment of sizes within each.)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Penelope has a Pencil

Yesterday I posted the above card using Penelope has a Pencil on Instagram. (Even if you are not an Instagram user, you can easily see ALL of my cards in one spot by clicking the link.)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Penelope has a Pencil (close-up)

Copic markers – B45, B97, B99, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E70, E71, E74, E77, R00, R01, R20, R21, R22, R24, R39, R59, W3, W4, W5, Y21

She also was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. I used  my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to adhere the sentiment.

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 for ease of shopping, at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! ♥

do what brings you joy. discard the rest. (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! TGIF! This week the Stamping Bella team is revisiting the Gnomes line of stamps. (You may recall that Gnome Bouquet is the January Stamp of the Month, 25% off through 1/31. Coordinating dies is also on sale, available in limited quantites.)  I chose my favorite, Gnome on a Swing.

Stamping Bella Gnome on a Swing

I think Stamping Bella has some of the best sentiments. I love this one. 🙂

Stamping Bella Gnome on a Swing (close up)

Copic markers – E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, R12, R14, R24, R32, Y21, Y32, YG68, YG97, YR23

As usual, I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed above).

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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get back up (stamping bella)

Hello, friends! How is your week going? I’ve been busy with the normal “stuff,” plus I’ve been obsessed with a book, The Road Beyond Ruin. (I love historical fiction.) I stayed up so late trying to finish it but I just couldn’t.

Today I’m sharing a card using Football Squidgy from Stamping Bella. I adore the sentiment.  🙂

Stamping Bella Football Squidgy

After stamping the image onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers then die-cut with the coordinating Football Squidgy die.

Stamping Bella Football Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – B93, B95, B97, B99, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E42, E43, E50, E51, E53, R00, R01, R29, R39, R89, W7, 110

I used Queen & Company‘s Magical Characters patterned paper as a base as well as a fussy cut banner, also from the paper pad. I also thought it would be fun to include a panel of embossed numbers from Taylored ExpressionsTake a Number embossing folder.  Then as a finishing touch, I added a few epoxy dots.

I will be back tomorrow for Stamping Bella’s weekly challenge. See you then!

1amichele siggy

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hey there (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s another Bellarific Friday! This week the Stamping Bella team is using vintage images, otherwise known as “anything not from the current release.” (You can see the latest release HERE.) I chose to use Tiny Townie Garden Girl Carnation.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Carnation

When I first started with this card, I didn’t really know where I was going to end up. I first stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers. Then I got the idea to have the girl peeking out from a die-cut circle.  So I carefully cut around the top flower and the flower stem using precision scissors, leaving the rest of the image flat on the paper.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Carnation (close-up)

E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, G28, G43, G46, R01, R02, R39, R83, R85, RV32

I die-cut the circle from the patterned paper and carefully lifted the flower and stem to the top. I then decided there was too much white space inside the circle (lol) so I sponged a bit of light blue ink over Simon Says Stamp’s Folk Dance Stencil. Upon further inspection, I decided I wanted to tie a bit of hemp around the stem but then it looked a bit odd so I removed it and decided to stitch around the perimeter of the circle and THEN tie around the stem. It was a bit of a cluster of thoughts/trial and error (a.k.a. “no planning”) but I think it turned out ok.  🙂

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the January  Stamp of the Month (Gnome Bouquet, 25% off through 1/31), which means use an image from the Gnomes 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

Peekaboo! (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! I had a bit of extra time today to play with Stamping Bella‘s latest release. Have you seen the new Baby Baby line? Totally adorable! Today I used Peony Baby in a Pot and it’s coordinating die.

Stamping Bella Peony Baby in a Pot

I first applied a strip of Post It Tape (very handy to have on the stamp table) across a block of X-Press It Blending Card. The top edge serves as a mask. I then blended Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks to the top.

Stamping Bella Peony Baby in a Pot (close-up)

Copic markers – E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E18, G29, G40, G43, G46, R20, R83, R85, RV11, RV32; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

After stamping the baby onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers, I die-cut with the coordinating die and adhered using Kool Tak Clear Foam Squares. I then added a scattering of white dots using my Kirarina Wink White Pearl Pen. I absolutely love that pen. I keep a stash of them on hand because heaven forbid it should ever become discontinued. (I might cry.)  Lastly, I white embossed the sentiment on black card stock and adhered with a tiny stapler.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Stamping Bella’s weekly challenge. Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella January Stamp of the Month – Gnome Bouquet

Hi everyone! Happy New Year!  I hope you had a nice holiday. We were away so it’s a bit of a challenge getting back into the swing of things.

Stamping Bella Gnome Bouquet

Today the Stamping Bella team is sharing samples using the January Stamp of the Month, Gnome Bouquet, 25% off through 1/31.  Also, have you seen Stamping Bella’s latest release? If not, you must. (I love releases.  )

B00, B01, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, G40, G43, G46, G99, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W3, W5, Y17, Y21, Y38, YR23

Copic markers – B00, B01, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, G40, G43, G46, G99, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W3, W5, Y17, Y21, Y38, YR23

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers, I used the corresponding Gnome Bouquet die (also on sale) to die-cut the image.

Stamping Bella Call Me Teeny Tiny Townie

Also this week, I posted the above card using new Call Me Teeny Tiny Townie in Instagram. Isn’t that image the sweetest? I adore the Teeny Tiny Townies.

Stamping Bella Call Me Teeny Tiny Townie (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E47, R81, R83, R85, RV10, RV11, RV32, 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