Category Archives: Copic

Mason Jar of Flowers (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! Since it’s the first Friday of the month, the challenge is anything goes! Today the design team is also sharing projects using May’s Stamp of the Month, Mason Jar of Flowers. Through May 31st, this image with sentiment can be purchased at 20% off. There are coordinating dies for the image and sentiment which are on sale as well. :)

Mason Jar of Flowers - Stamping Bella

My image was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. In my stash of patterned paper, I found a narrow strip of pink gingham which I thought would work perfectly along each edge of my card.

Mason Jar of Flowers - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – B0000, BG70, BV20, G28, G43, R35, R39, RV13, RV14, W00, W1, W3, W5

Next week’s challenge includes this {Mojo}Bella sketch:

May 12

Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions May Release Now Available

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Taylored Expressions‘ May release previews over the last several days. All new stamps and dies are now available in the TE store. Before you head over, I have two more samples to share.

First, I used My Super Hero with Twinkle Twinkle Background and Downtown Border with new Downtown Border Underlay.

Taylored Expressions My Super Hero, Twinkle Twinkle Background

I like the look of the Twinkle Twinkle Background stamped on Earl Gray card stock with Sugar Cube ink. And the Downtown Border Underlay is awesome for quickly created lit (or colored) windows.

Taylored Expressions My Super Hero, Twinkle Twinkle Background

Copic markers – BG45, BG49, E00, E11, N9, R20, R29, R39, R89, Y38

After stamping and coloring the super hero, I used the included coordinating die and then popped him up on foam squares.

My next card is very simple. I didn’t want to add a lot of “stuff” since it’s for a fun-gi. :)

New Little Bits Mushrooms coordinate perfectly with a couple sentiments in new Punny Man 2 sentiment set.

Taylored Expressions Punny Man 2, Little Bits Mushrooms

Before assembling/adhering the mushrooms, I sponged a bit of Potato Chip ink in the background.

Taylored Expressions Punny Man 2, Little Bits Mushrooms

The mushrooms were adhered over a hill with the sentiment stamped in Sugar Cube ink and white embossed. Along the bottom, I added a Skinny Mini Border.

To see more projects, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our designers. Also on the TE Blog today, you’ll find a list of winners from the preview posts. Maybe you are one of them!

Thanks so much for visiting!  :)

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions May Previews, Day 2

Hi everyone! I’m back today with two more samples using stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions‘ May 4 release.

Wagon Bouquet is among my favorites from the new release. The wagon reminds me of when my kids were small, although then it was full of kids and not flowers. Maybe some dirt and weeds. :)

Taylored Expressions Wagon Bouquet

I colored with Copic markers and threaded a bit of yellow twine around the handle.

Taylored Expressions Wagon Bouquet

Copic markers – BG78, E33, E35, E47, E77, E79, G12, G14, G28, R29, R39, R89, V22, V25, V28, V99, W1, W2, W7, Y21, YR12, YR18, 110

The wagon was die-cut then placed upon a strip of green patterned paper from Build a Scene 6″x 6″. The dotted yellow background is from Build a Scene as well.

Next I used a really fun new Police Cruiser die set along with Wee-ooh Wee-ooh sentiment set.

Taylored Expressions On the Road Police Crusier

The sentiment was placed within a strip cut using Let’s Talk Edger 1 with Celebration Confetti sprinkled around.

Taylored Expressions On the Road Police Crusier

To complete my card, I added a Build a Scene Tree and Build a Scene Road.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

question of the day

I’ll be back tomorrow with more previews! Hope to see you then!

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions May Release Previews – Out of this World

What a great release Taylored Expressions has coming on May 4th! Super DUPER fun!

My first card uses new Super Hero stamp and die combo along with my favorite new Twinkle background. I see myself using this versatile background not only for stars but snow, magic, holiday, etc. (It’s one of my favorties from this release!)

Taylored Expressions My Super Hero

I stamped, colored then die-cut the girl from My Super Hero and layered her atop a Stitched Circle stamped with Twinkle Background using Sugar Cube pigment ink.

Taylored Expressions My Super Hero

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG49, E00, E01, E11, E33, E35, N9, R20, R29, R39, R89, Y17, YR23

The planet is from new Space Cadet and the stars were cut using Starry Night Cutting Plate. Once assembled, I framed the panel using the largest die from Stitched Frame Stacklets 1.

Next I used Space Cadet to create an outerspace greeting.

Taylored Expressions Space Cadet

I first stamped Twinkle Background onto Blue Corn card stock with Sugar Cube ink then die-cut and randomly adhered several Stitched Circles to create a planet.

Taylored Expressions Space Cadet

Copic markers – B24, B28, BG11, C00, E31, E33, E35, G07, R20, R29, W1, Y21, Y38

I used Banner Stacklets 1 as a base for the greeting then tied Astro-dog to the post so he wouldn’t float away. :) 

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Space Cadet Stamp & Space Cadet Dies Bundle! If you’re not a Crafty Points member, it’s free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll earn 82 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Space Cadet Stamp & Space Cadet Dies Bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, May 4, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, May 7, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

question of the day

I’ll be back tomorrow with more previews! Hope to see you then!

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

You Are My Sunshine (stamping bella)

**Paper Smooches Release Blog Hop can be found HERE.**

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week I’ve used Tiny Townie Rachel Loves the Rain. I just love her outfit and the heart shaped puddle. Too cute.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Rachel Loves the Rain

We were to use this sketch for inspiration:

April 28

Along with the umbrellas, I (kind of) used the color scheme. My purple turned out quite a bit darker, and I used a lot less orange/red. But close! :)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Rachel Loves the Rain

Copic markers – BG01, BG15, BG45, BG49, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, R01, R29, R59, RV19, RV66, V05, V06, Y21, YG01, YG17, YG23, YG25, YR14, YR15, YR21

I stamped Rachel onto my favorite Copic marker paper and colored with Copics. The tiny purple flowers, as well as the patterned strips, are all from Queen & Company.

Next week’s challenge is to create whatever you’d like. Simply use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy 

Kirarina 2win Oil-based Pens

Today I did a bit of playing around for the first time with Kirarina 2win oil-based pens. Being oil-based, they stick to most any surface, i.e. paper, photos, glass, plastic, cloth, etc. (although they are not dishwasher safe).

Thanks-a-Lot-K2Win-500

These double-ended pens are available in a wide range of 34 vibrant colors as well as black.  The colored pens feature two different colors, one dark and one lighter, each with a medium round nib. The black pen features the same color on both ends but one side has a medium round nib and the other has a fine nib, perfect for detail work or finer journaling.

Kirarina-2win-markers

You can see the nib sizes above. All are round except the one end of the black which holds a fine nib.

Kirarina-2win-with-cactus

I found the color to be quite vibrant, even on this somewhat darker cork paper. I used the black to fill in any tiny areas of the stamped image where  my ink may not have covered completely. It worked perfectly.

Thanks-a-Lot-K2WinCU-500

On the cork paper, I was able to color very easily, leaving a smooth, solid layer of color. I did not need to go over any sections more than once. (On surfaces such as glass, the darker colors will show better.) After coloring, I used a toothpick and Copic Opaque White to add some dotted highlights to the design.

On the Imagination International, Inc. website you can find the Kirarina line of product to include the 2win oil-based pens, 2win fragrant pens, WiNK pens and Cute Puff Paint pens as well as inspiration for each. I hope you’ll check it out! :)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Happy Happy Birthday (stamping bella)

Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! Last week’s challenge was to create a birthday or celebration card. I can never have too many birthday cards on hand so this was a welcome challenge.

Stamping Bella Milton

Milton, who comes with the sentiment used on my card, is ready for the party! I colored him with Copic markers, then added a sprinkling of Queen & Company’s rivets in red and yellow.

Coloring Cats & Dogs with Copic Markers

I turned once again to Copic for assistance in coloring animal fur.  The instruction included in Coloring Cats & Dogs with Copic Markers is actually helpful in coloring most any animal. The book covers different types of fur (i.e. long, short, straight, curly), colors, etc.

Coloring Cats & Dogs with Copic Markers

I had a little chuckle in using the tips listed to color this long-haired cat. Poor Milton. :)  I used light feather strokes from the outside edges of Milton’s face in toward the center, leaving much of the white card stock uncovered as highlights.

Stamping Bella Milton (close-up)

Copic markers -B93, B95, B97, B99, R000, R00, R01, R17, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, W3, YG03, YG06, YG11, Y15, Y17, YR23

Next week’s challenge is to use this photo for inspiration:

Stamping Bella April 28 Inspiration Photo

Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Friends are Flowers (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s another Bellarific Challenge Day with Stamping Bella! This week I used one of my favorite of the Tiny Townie Garden Girls, Rose. I adore her curly hair and striped tights. Sooo sweet.

Stamping Bella Garden Girl Rose

Here’s the sketch we were to use as inspiration:

April 14

I stamped her onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics.

Stamping Bella Garden Girl Rose (close-up)

Copic markers – BG13, BG32, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E18, E31, G03, G05, G07, G17, R01, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y11, Y13, Y08, Y18, Y35, YR27

Once colored and assembled, I add a few super sparkly Petite Posies from Queen & Company.

Next week’s challenge is to create a birthday or celebration card. Easy enough. :) (I originally included information for the challenge on 4/28 instead of 4/21. So sorry!) Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

What’s Up Buttercup?

Hi everyone! I so very much enjoyed coloring Power Poppy‘s Countryside Bouquet digital stamp (here), I decided to try another. (I want to color more flowers.) This time I used Cuppa Buttercup.

Power Poppy Cuppa Buttercups digital stamp

I also returned to Copic’s Coloring Foundations – Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers for coloring inspiration.

Coloring Foundations – Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers

I used the buttery yellow marker combination shown below as well as the suggested (YG) greens for the leaves.

Inside page of Coloring Foundations – Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers

One thing I learned from the book today is that shadow can be added to leaves using a V05 marker. Layering V05 over the green creates a deeper green shadow, not violet at all. I thought that was interesting. I never would have thought to try that on my own.

Power Poppy Cuppa Buttercups digital image (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, V05, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y02, Y08, YG17, YG41, YG45, YR14

To create the bluish/gray cup, I lightly colored with BG70 and BG10 then warmed the color by layering W00 and W1 over top.

You can find all sorts of inspiration, education, downloadable color charts, free line art and more on the Copic website. Explore! :)

Thanks  for stopping by!

1amichele siggy 

The Time to Relax (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! (The weeks just go by faster and faster!) Last week’s challenge was to create anything at all. Since it’s the first Friday of the month, the Stamping Bella team is using April’s Stamp of the Month, Uptown Girl Reilly Needs to Relax.  She’s 20% off through April 3oth.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Reilly Needs to Relax

I kept my card very simple, just coloring with Copic markers. I trimmed a small amount from the left and right edges to make room for a tiny bit of patterned paper.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Reilly Needs to Relax (close-up)

Copic markers – BG70, E00, E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E51, E57, E59, G94, G99, R56, R89

Next week’s challenge is to create using this {Mojo}Bella sketch as inspiration:

April 14 {Mojo}Bella sketch challenge

Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

1amichele siggy

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