Category Archives: Stamping Bella

Lovey Gnomes (stamping bella)

Hello, everyone. TGIF.  :)  This week with Stamping Bella the team is using images from the latest release. I chose Lovey Gnomes.

Stamping Bella Lovey Gnomes

How cute are their hats, entwined to form a heart at the top! I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Lovey Gnomes (close-up)

Copic markers – E000, E00, E01, E07, E08, E09, E11, E33, E35, E37, G03, G05, G07, G09, G28, R01, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, YR14, YR18, YR21, YR23, Wine Multiliner, Kirarina Wink Dandelion

I used a Wine Copic Multiliner to dot in a few freckles on the girl and added a pattern of dots to her dress using a Kirarina Wink pen. These opaque pens are fabulous for adding detail over colored images. I use the White Pearl most often but here I used Dandelion.

Around the image, I adhered a few Tiny Hearts.

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

Life is a Balance (stamping bella)

TGIF everyone. I honestly don’t know how it is Friday again already. Time is flying by. This week the Stamping Bella team is designing with the Stuffies category. I chose Leo the Balancing Stuffie. I love the little lion, and the sentiment is spot on for me right now as my oldest is receiving college acceptances and it’s hitting me like a ton of bricks. (I need the Frozen song stuck in my head for the next six months. Let it go, let it go….)  haha.

Stamping Bella Leo the Balancing Stuffie

After stamping Leo onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers. The sentiment was stamped in black and blue using my MISTI. (Best stamping tool ever.)

Stamping Bella Leo the Balancing Stuffie (close-up)

Copic markers – BG13, BG18, BG70, BG72 (custom mix), E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, G24, R01, R29, R39, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR14, YR16, YR18, YR24

To finish my card, I added a few enamel dots then layered atop MFT’s Graphic Grid patterned paper.

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

Warm (zodiac) Wishes

Hi everyone. Today I’m sharing a card I created using Stamping Bella‘s Uptown Zodiac Girl Leo.

Stamping Bella Uptown Zodiac Girl Leo

When coloring fur, I like to use dots to create texture, applying darker hues and closer density in shadow areas. It actually comes together quite quickly since there is basically no blending.  :)  Markers used are noted beneath the close-up photo below.

Stamping Bella Uptown Zodiac Girl Leo (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, R01, WOO, W1, W2, W3, Y21

I used a sentiment from Holiday Sentiments, stamped in dark brown ink, and added a sprinkling of Snowflake Confetti.

Thanks for stopping in today!  :)

1amichele siggy

i miss you (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. Thanks for joining me for another challenge with Stamping Bella. This week we’re designing with “vintage” images. In other words, images that are not from the latest release.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Lacey has a Letter

I used Tiny Townie Lacey has a Letter with a partial sentiment from Tiny Townie Amanda is Awesome. (Lacey comes with her own sentiment of “happy mail.” I simply chose to use another.)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Lacey has a Letter (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B95, B97, C00, C1, C2, C3, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, R29, R59, R89, Y21

Once colored with markers, I added a few enamel heart shapes.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the February Stamp of the Month (Bee Mine), which means use an image from the STUFFIES collection.  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

The Age of Aquarius (birthday)

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by today! I have a friend with an upcoming birthday and decided to use Stamping Bella‘s super cute Aquarius Uptown Zodiac Girl.  Quite appropriate.  And different.  :)  (Sentiment from Tiny Townie Birthday Party.)

Stamping Bella Aquarius Uptown Zodiac Girl

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers, I added a few sequins and tiny dots die-cut using silver foil card stock and a cross stitch die.  I love the tiny embellishments this creates.

Stamping Bella Aquarius Uptown Zodiac Girl (close-up)

Copic markers – BG96, E00, E01, E11, E23, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E57, E77, E79, G24, G28, G85, R01, V01, V12, V15, V25, W00, W1, W2

I have a hard time finding purple patterned paper, but today Queen & Company‘s Simple Stripes (6×6) came to my rescue.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Stamping Bella’s challenge for the week. Hope to see you then!

1amichele siggy

Bee Mine Love Shaker Card (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week the team is featuring the February Stamp of the Month, Bee Mine, available at 20% off through February 28. So cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Stamping Bella Bee Mine/Queen & Company LOVE Foam Front

I paired my cute honey bear with one of Queen & Company‘s Love Foam Front Shaker Kits. (The kit comes with supplies to create two cards. Toppings available separately. I used Pops. More shaker cards can be found HERE.)

Behind each window, I placed a block of various patterns from Flirty Florals 6×6 paper pad.  (One of my faves, as you probably already know.)

Stamping Bella Bee Mine/Queen & Company LOVE Foam Front (close-up)

Copic markers – E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, N9, R01, R02, R39, R83, RV11, RV32

After stamping the bear, I colored with markers (listed above) and then very carefully cut around him with small, sharp scissors. Before assembling, I embossed the cover and die-cut a heart to tuck behind the bear.

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

The Best Place in the World (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! TGIF, which means it’s Challenge Day with Stamping Bella. This week we were to use an image from the latest release (which can be found HERE).  Tiny Townie Huggy Friends was at the top of my list. (Pretty paper is Heart Throb by Queen & Company.)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Huggy Friends

These girls are so sweet, and the sentiment…so true. ♥  I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers and die-cut using a stitched rectangle.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Huggy Friends (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, E000, E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E35, E47, R01, R39, R81, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y21, W00, W1, W2, YR04, YR14, YR18; 0.1 Wine Multiliner

After coloring and stamping the sentiment, I added tiny dots in the background using a 0.1 Wine Copic Multiliner. I die-cut two hearts (also from Heart Throb paper pad) and popped one up on a Kool Tak clear foam square.

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

always on my mind (stamping bella)

Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday to you! I was digging through my stamps this morning and came across this very sweet Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lily of the Valley from Stamping Bella. Lily of the Valley is one of my favorite flowers. They’re so dainty. I had to color her.   :)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lily of the Valley

After stamping and coloring with markers, I die-cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die then did the same with the sentiment.

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

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, BG72 (custom), C00, C1, C2, E000, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, R01, V01, V12, V15, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG17

I had a bit of extra room at the top of the sentiment panel so I added a baby bow. The adhesive was applied only in the center, allowing each of the bow ends to bend up just a bit.

Isn’t she the sweetest ever?

Thanks for visiting today.

1amichele siggy

A Best Friend Loves You…(stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week we were to use an image from the Backdrop category. I chose the Corkboard (mostly because I wanted to color I Heart You Snapshot). They’re a perfect match.

Stamping Bella Corkboard Backdrop and Snapshots I Heart You

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. Once colored, I stamped the girl on the right again onto dotted patterned paper (Doodlebug Milk & Cookies), carefully cut out the shirt then adhered over the image and added a bit of shading with a gray marker.

Stamping Bella Corkboard Backdrop and Snapshots I Heart You (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E000, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, R01, R39, R83, R85, RV06, W00, W1, W2, Y21

I adhered a small heart banner in the corner and added three of my hundreds of unused brads. (The hearts at the bottom of the snapshot were removed from the banner.)

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use a stamp from Stamping Bella’s latest release.  You can find all of those options 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

Squidgy Thanks (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. Today I did a bit of coloring for The Daily Marker 30-day color challenge on Instagram. (The challenge isn’t limited to Instagram.  That’s just where I choose to post. If you’d like to keep up with ALL of my work, you can find it HERE. It’s easier to see everything together rather than scroll through blog pages.)

I’ve used Daisy Squidgy from Stamping Bella. She’s my favorite of the squidgies.

Stamping Bella Daisy Squidgy

After coloring with markers, I paper-pieced the dress then added a bit of stitching around the panel edges. Paper is my favorite from Queen & Company, Flirty FloralsI love, love, love it.

Stamping Bella Daisy Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, G19, G46, R000, R00, R01, R02, W00, W1, W2, Y21, Y32, YG03,YG06, YG09, YR23, YR24, YR27

If you like to color, using any medium, you should check out the 30-day color challenge. The idea is to simply color for 10 minutes each day. That’s it.  :)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy