Category Archives: Stamping Bella

It’s So Nice Having a Friend Like You (stamping bella)

Hello crafty friends! Today is Bellarific Friday, otherwise known as Challenge Day with Stamping Bella! Last week’s challenge was to create anything using a current SB image so that should have been very easy. :)  Today the team is also using the March Stamp of the Month, Uptown Girls Belinda and Bernadette the Bench Buddies which is 20% off through March 31st.

Michele Boyer- Stamping Bella

While the Belinda and Bernadette image is beautiful on its own (absolutely one of my faves!), I wanted to add a bit more detail using Copic’s 4pc Multiliner Fine Set.

Copic Fine Nib Inking Pens

This fine nib collection includes four nib sizes (0.03, 0.05, 0.1 and 0.3), all pigment based, waterproof, archival, disposable and perfect for use with Copics. They’re also great for filling in any lines that may not have stamped 100% in all areas. I always keep a variety of Multiliners on hand and use them *all* the time. (A “must have” product for me!)

Using Copic Fine Nib Multiliners to add detail to stamped image

I used the 0.05 Multiliner to add tiny dots to the shirt and skirt of the girl on the right. I also doodled tiny dots around the left, right and bottom border of the stamped panel.

Michele Boyer- Stamping Bella

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, BG10, BG70, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E42, E43, E47, E59, E79, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, Y32, YG0000, YG01, YG23, YG25, YR18, YR23; 0.05 black Multiliner

The cute, tiny flowers are new Posies (shaker elements) from Queen & Co. I love them. They’re just so tiny. And cute!

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

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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

Let’s Celebrate (stamping bella)

TGIF, friends! Here in Virginia we have apparently decided to skip winter almost entirely. We had a very brief spring and now it seems we’ve moved on to summer! 70’s in February. It’s very weird, but if we can’t have snow, we might as well wear flip flops! And so I shall. :)

On my card today I used Stamping Bella‘s Winobella from the Bella 2.0 Collection.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

We were to create using the photo below as inspiration.

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I went with a bit of the color combo and definitely the theme of alcohol. (I prefer wine.)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – B39, BG11, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E51, G21, G24, G94, R00, R01, R11, R14, R22, R24, R37, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y21

Next week’s challenge is to create anything you’d like. No limitations other than to use a current Stamping Bella image. 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

almost perfect (stamping bella)

Today I tried something new. It is most certainly *not* almost perfect. But I am learning.  I love the new Danielle Donaldson stamps from Stamping Bella. I so want to use them but I don’t know what to do with them. It’s a completely new style for me. SO… for today, I pretty much tried to mimic some of the watercolor style I found online. I left white around the image as recommended in Danielle’s (amazing) book, “creativeGIRL: Mixed Media Techniques for an Artful Life.” And I copied Danielle’s white dots (using Copic’s Opaque White and a toothpick). Maybe if I try to replicate other people’s ideas, I will eventually have one of my own. That is my hope. For now, I give complete credit to Danielle.

Stamping Bella Almoststella

After watercoloring, I wanted to add some flower stems for these adorable new Pom Flowers from Queen & Co.  A couple of my Copic Multiliners were running low on ink so I took this opportunity to replace the cartridges. It was super easy.

Replacing Copic Mutiliner Ink Cartridges

As described on the Copic website, the A and B refills contain different ink viscosity to aid ink flow, depending on the nib size, so it’s important to choose the correct one.

Replacing Copic Mutiliner Ink Cartridges Step 1

After removing the cartridge from the package, simply remove the clear cap.

Replacing Copic Mutiliner Ink Cartridges Step 2

Then remove and toss the empty cartridge from the pen barrel. (Sometimes a coin helps to remove it.  I was able to use just my fingers.)

Replacing Copic Mutiliner Ink Cartridges Step 3

Simply pop in the new ink cartridge. Done! So easy! And no mess!

Stamping Bella Almoststella

Once I drew in the stems, I glued my flowers atop.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

those who don’t believe (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! Last week’s challenge was to use a die in creating a card. Such a simple task.  :)   I used three.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

How adorable is this Set of Dragons? (There is actually a fourth but I only used three today.) Each was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers, then die-cut with each coordinating die. Mission accomplished. :)

Before assembling, I zig-zag stitched around the border and adhered three tiny Posies Toppings from Queen & Co. The sentiment is from Stamping Bella’s Unicorn Add-ons.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG11, BG32, E31, E33, R00, R01, V12, W1, W3, W5, YG01, YG03, YG93

The whole design of my card was inspired by my Bellarific sister (and long-term artistic idol) Paula Williamson. I love every single thing she colors/creates. Every. Thing. ♥

Next week’s challenge is to create using the photo shown below as inspiration.

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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

You are Sweet (stamping bella)

Hello everyone.  Today I’m sharing a card using one of Stamping Bella‘s latest releases, Tiny Townie Sammy is Sweet. (I think she is *very* sweet.)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

After stamping her onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers. I added a strip of Queen & Co.‘s Heart Throb patterned paper along the side then added a beaded border using X-Press It 1/4″ High Tack Double-Sided Tape and silver Bitty Beads.

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I reach for this tape quite often. I use it to adhere card layers, attach embellishments and more. It comes on a 55-yd roll, is acid and solvent free, can easily be torn by hand, even used as instant hemming! It works great on metal, glass, wood, paper, plastics and fabric. Also available in 1/2″ width as well as 1/8″. (I actually use all three.)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, BG32, BG34, C1, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, R00, R01, R81, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W2, Y21

I firmly adhered a strip of the 1/4″ double-sided tape, removed the release tape, then poured the beads. (I laid the paper into a tray to contain the beads for easy replacement back into the container.) I pressed the beads firmly onto the adhesive tape and they are there to stay!

I’ll be back tomorrow with Bellarific Friday! Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Happy Mail (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! Today I used one of my favorites, Tiny Townie Lacey Has a Letter, from Stamping Bella’s latest release. (You can find all of the new images/dies HERE.)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

This week we were to create using this sketch as inspiration:

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I flipped it and shifted just a couple things (which is A-ok)! :)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BV000, B21, B23, B95, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E27, E31, E35, E59, R20, R39, R89, Y21, Y32

I stamped her onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. Specific markers are listed above, below close-up photo.  I love her hair the best. So very easy to color!  Just a bunch of dots!

For next week’s challenge, we need to include a die in our design. Again, so easy! 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

Chocolate? Oui Oui! (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! This week’s challenge was free form meaning “whatever we wish.” So easy.  :)  I used February’s stamp of the month, Uptown Girl Catherine Nibbling Chocolate. She’s 20% off through February 28!

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Along with the image comes the sentiment, “You overwhelm me with awesomeness.” Today I decided to use “Oui Oui” from Slick Chick, minus the question mark at the end because really, with chocolate, there is no question. It’s always a yes, yes for me.  :)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E59, R01, R59, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W2, Y21

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

Next week’s challenge is to create using the following {Mojo}Bella sketch. Flip it, turn it, substitute shapes. It is for inspirational purposes only.  :)

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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

Stop and Smell the Roses (stamping bella)

PAPER SMOOCHES RELEASE HOP CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Hi all! It’s another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella here in blog land. Today I’ve used new Tiny Townie Garden Girl Rose.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

We were to use this photo as inspiration:

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I used only the frame portion of Uptown Girl Curly Clara Needs Your Address.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, G28, R00, R01, R02, R05, R21, R22, W00, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, Y21, Y23, YG07, YG17, YR23

I also used my MISTI to manipluate the positioning of the sentiment words (from new Garden Girl Sentiments).

Next week’s challenge is “free form” (or “do whatever you’d like”).  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

The Cutest Flower and Copic Storage

Hi everyone! If you visit my blog often, you know how much I love Stamping Bella‘s Tiny Townies. But the new Tiny Townie Garden Girls? My FAV-o-rite! (Said in a singing voice noone should ever hear.) They are so very cute, and this one, Lily of the Valley, is my absolute favorite among the favorites.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

She is adorable, and I’ve always loved Lily of the Valley. I remember seeing it in the yard of one of my childhood homes. I was always mesmerized by the shape of the blooms, like little delicate bells, and the scent…so lovely.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E27, E31, E35, G16, R00, R01, R20, RV00, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, YG07, YG09

I stamped Lily onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. After coloring, I added a few small rhinestones as tiny accents. The sentiment is from new Garden Girl Sentiments stamp set.

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared my workspace. This is where the magic happens (haha), more like where the chaos happens.  It *never* looks this neat. Never. Ever.

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I store my Copic Sketch/Ciao and wide markers, as well as atyou Spica glitter pens, Kirarina pens and Multiliners, as well as miscellaneous other items in these tower cubbies my husband built for me. I have them front and center on my desk. There are five cubby holes per “tower.” I have five towers and it seems to be the perfect amount of space. I do not own every Copic marker, but I do have an extensive collection.

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Since I have quite a few R(ed) and B(lue) markers, I split them into two cubbies, placing the darker hues below the light (as shown in blue above). Doing so helps me to quickly find what I’m looking for.

To be honest, it pained me a bit to take these photos with the markers all askew, but right after I thought about straightening each of them, I decided that was not going to happen. Haha.

Thanks so much for visiting today! ♥

1amichele siggy

Friends like You (stamping bella) and Pantone Color of the Year

Hi friends! TGIF! This week’s Stamping Bella theme is Friendship. So many of Stamping Bella’s images fall into this category (which is wonderful)! I chose to use Uptown Girls Felicity & Blair with Pantone’s Color of the Year, Greenery.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

To color the girl on the left whom I will deem “Felicity,” I used Pantone’s Color of the Year, Greenery, or Copic equivalent YG25, along with coordinating hues of YG23, YG07 and YG09. My selections are just that – my selections. There are numerous color combinations from which to choose. You can explore all yellow-green hues HERE.

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Each year, Pantone’s choice is intended to be a reflection of the mood and attitude of our global culture. As noted in the graphic above, Greenery is refreshing and revitalizing, symbolic of new beginnings. I think we could all use a little (or a lot) of that, considering all that has happened and is happening in our world today. With her YG25 dress, Blair, drinks and cupcakes, Felicity is ready to take on whatever 2017 brings!  (Note that she’s holding the drinks.) 😉

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG11, C00, C1, C2, E00, C01, E11, E13, E15, E18, E31, E35, E47, E51, E53, R01, R81, R83, R85, RV32, YG23, YG25, YG07, YG09

Next week’s challenge includes this inspirational photo:

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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

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