Category Archives: Stamping Bella

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.)

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Sometimes a Hug is All You Need (stamping bella)

(Paper Smooches release hop can be found HERE.)

Hi everyone! TGIF! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! Last week’s challenge was to create a one layer card. I used super cute Huggy Squidgies. :)

Stamping Bella Huggy Squidgies

As always, I colored with Copic markers. Since Copics bleed through to the back of the paper, I adhered the panel to a white card base for a clean appearance.

Stamping Bella Huggy Squidgies (close-up)

Copic markers – BG01, BG45, BG49, BG53, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E18, E31, E35, E50, G21, R01, R20, R29, R39, R59, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YG63, YG67; Copic Opaque White

Once the blue dress was colored, I added small white dots using Copic Opaque White and a toothpick. To finish the card, I added a strip of washi tape and a bit of hemp twine.

Next week’s challenge is to simply create a card. Anything 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 today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Preview – The Best Love Story

Hi everyone! I have one last card to share from Stamping Bella‘s March 30 release. Today I’ve used Love Story Squidgies.

Stamping Bella Love Story Squidgies

The little squidgies were stamped onto my favorite card stock for Copic markers  then colored with Copics. Once colored, I brushed over the bride dress and veil with a clear Wink of Stella brush.

Stamping Bella Love Story Squidgies (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E42, E47, E50, E51, E53, R00, R01, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W3, Y21

Be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog for more previews, and don’t forget to comment there for your chance to win one of today’s featured sets!

Thanks for visiting! :)

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Supplies: Stamping Bella Love Story Squidgies, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink, Strawberry Milkshake card stock and Skinny Mini Valentine Borders die, X-Press It Blending Card, Copic markers, Zig Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush, Queen & Company twine.

Stamping Bella Previews – Southwest Squidgies

Hi everyone! I’m back today with three more samples from Stamping Bella‘s upcoming March 30 release. Please be sure to visit the Stamping Bella blog each day and leave a comment for your chance to win one of the new images!

Today I have a southwestern theme going on. :)  First I’ve used new Cowgirl Squidgy.

Stamping Bella Cowgirl Squidgy

She’s adorable, and I love the sentiment.

Stamping Bella Cowgirl Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, B97, BG10, BG70, BV000, E00, E01, E11, E23, E31, E35, E37, E55, R20, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, Y21, Y17, YR21

Supplies: Stamping Bella Cowgirl Squidgy, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink and Sugar Cube card stock, X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Puppy Love 6×6 paper pad, Copic markers, Paper Smooches Stitched Frames, Stars and Fringe dies.

If there’s a cowgirl, there has to be a Cowboy. :)

Stamping Bella Cowboy Squidgy

I kept the card super simple, just using a stitched frame around the image.

Stamping Bella Cowboy Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E43, E50, E51, E53, E57, E59, R00, R01, R29, R39, W00, W1, W2, Y15, Y17

Supplies: Stamping Bella Cowboy Squidgy, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink, Sugar Cube card stock and Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 die, X-Press It Blending Card, Copic markers.

And lastly, we have a Squidgy Cactus.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Cactus

There are actually three (different sizes) in the set. I used only the biggest.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Cactus (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E40, E41, G07, YG03, YG17, YG25

Supplies: Stamping Bella Squidgy Cactus, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink, Sugar Cube card stock, Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 die, Paper Smooches Cloud die, X-Press It Blending Card, Copic markers, Queen & Company yellow Sunflowers.

You can find many more previews today on the Stamping Bella blog. Be sure to comment there for your chance to win one of today’s featured sets!

I’ll have one more sample to share on Wednesday. Thanks for visiting! :)

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Stamping Bella New Release Previews

Hi everyone! Stamping Bella is brewing up an amazing release this month! The previews started yesterday so if you missed them, you should head on over to the Stamping Bella blog. Each preview day Em is giving away the featured stamp sets. You simply need to comment on that post for your chance to win. All new stamps, with coordinating dies, will be available for purchase on Thursday, March 30th.

Today I have three samples to share. First, I used new Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter

Isn’t she sweet? I just love her.  I used a 0.25 Black Multiliner to draw the flower stems and leaves then topped each off with a White Pinwheel from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter (close-up)

Copic markers – BG32, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E50, R01, R81, R83, R85, RV32, V05, W00, W1, Y19, Y21, YG03, YG09, YG17, YR23, 0.25 black Multiliner

Supplies: Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink and Sugar Cube card stock, X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Spring Things 6×6 paper pad, Copic markers and 0.25 black Multiliner, Queen & Co. white Pinwheels, corner rounder. 

Next, I used Squidgy Easter Trio. Each image is a separate stamp so it’s easy to use one, two or all three, in any order.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Easter Trio

My favorite is the one on the left. :)

Stamping Bella Squidgy Easter Trio (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E41, E50, E51, R00, R01, R20, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, YG05, YG06, YG11, YG17

Supplies: Stamping Bella Squidgy Trio, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink and Sugar Cube card stock, X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Spring Things 6×6 paper pad, Copic markers, Queen & Co. Posies toppings.

Lastly, I have a sample using new Squidgy in a Basket.

Stamping Bella Squidgy in a Basket

After coloring, I added bright white dots using Copic’s Opaque White.

Stamping Bella Squidgy in a Basket (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, E00, E01, E11, E31, E34, E35, E37, E40, E41, E53, R00, R01, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, YG03, YG05, YG11, YG17, Opaque White

Supplies: Stamping Bella Squidgy in a Basket, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink and Sugar Cube card stock, X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Spring Things 6×6 paper pad, Copic markers and Opaque White, Queen & Co. pink Petite Posies.

You can find many more previews today on the Stamping Bella blog. Be sure to comment there for your chance to win one of today’s featured sets!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more previews! Thanks for visiting! :)

1amichele siggy

thinking of you (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! It’s Friday and that means another challenge with Stamping Bella! Today I’ve used one of my favorite Uptown Girls, Jayden Loves to Journal to create a card based on the inspiration photo seen at the bottom of this post. I chose to use the color combo.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

I also once again used Copic’s Coloring Faces & Hair with Copic Markers book from the Coloring Foundations series by Marianne Walker.

Thinking-of-You-Jayden-CU3

I can’t stress how helpful this book is. Last week I used it for tips as well as a color combo for hair. This week I followed tips on coloring simple faces.

Thinking-of-You-Jayden-CU2

In the book Marianne does a phenomenal job of providing very clear step by step instruction for coloring both simple and complex images. The book truly is an invaluable resource for coloring faces and hair. You can find additional instructional material regarding coloring Cats & Dogs, Flowers, Nature, People, Fine Details and more HERE.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG11, BG32, BV000, C00, C1, C3, C5, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, R81, R83, RV32, W1, W2, Y21

Next week’s challenge is to create with one layer. Just one. :)  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.)

In other Stamping Bella news, new release previews begin this Saturday (3/25) with a release date of Thursday, March 30th! I will be back Sunday with my first set of samples. I hope to see you then!  :)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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Where You’re Headed (stamping bella) and Give-away Winner

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! Last week’s challenge was to add glitter or bling to our cards. I used both. :)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

I used Tiny Townie Sally Rides her Snail along with tips from Copic’s Coloring Foundations – Coloring Faces & Hair with Copic Markers.

Copic Coloring Foundations - Coloring Faces & Hair with Copic Markers

The book includes a variety of Copic coloring techniques with clear, step by step instructions for projects ranging from very simple to more complex. There is line art which can be copied and colored, as well as coloring charts for skin, hair and eyes. Both beginning and experienced Copic marker users will find the book helpful. You can find additional Coloring Foundations books, along with coordinating Line Art Kits, HERE.

Copic-F&H

I used the suggested color combination of Y21, E35 and E39 for Sally’s hair.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BV000, E00, E01, E11, E35, E37, E39, E50, E51, E53, R00, R01, R20, R24, R29, R59, W00, W1, Y21, YG03, YG07, YG11, YG17, YR12, YR23,

After coloring, I added a few of Queen & Company’s adhesive Pinwheels, as well as a bit of subtle glitter on the snail’s shell using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

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

March 24

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.)

I’d also like to thank everyone who participated in my Copic Instagram Giveaway. I appreciate each and every “like,” comment and view. ♥

Winner

Congrats, PNWCraftGirl! Please email your contact info to me following the link in my sidebar. WOOHOO!!  :)

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Sweet Lily and Instagram Copic Giveaway

Hi everyone! It’s another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week I have used what might be my favorite stamp of all time, Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lily. She’s sooooo sweet.  I think my give-away is kind of sweet too. Read on! :)

Always-on-My-Mind-500

Last week’s challenge was to design using this {mojo}bella sketch:

March 10

I turned the sketch on its side and widened the center panel, pretty much sticking to it.

I used a few of the markers from Copic’s 6-piece Ciao Skin Set to color Lily’s skin. Included in the set are E000, E00, E11, E15, E18 and E93.

 

6pc Ciao Skin Set

If you’re new to coloring skin, this is a great beginner set as blending pairs have already been chosen for you. No guesswork! You can find many more Copic Ciao marker sets here.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic makers – BG10, BG11, C00, C1, E000, E00, E11, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, G21, G24, G94, R00, R01

I used E000 as a base, then added depth/shading using E00 and E11.

The super cute sentiment is from Marching Chick stamp set.

So… I would like to share with one lucky winner a brand new Ciao Skin Set of six markers, 24 quarter-sheets of X-Press It Blending Card (24 pieces 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ each) and one package of X-Press It 1/4″ High Tack Double Sided Tape. I’ll also include my card. (Approximate Copic value, $40.)

Always-on-My-Mind-Giveaway500

Here are the “rules:”

  • Find the card above on my Instagram account @SHEL9999. “Like” the post and leave a comment there for your chance to win.
  • The winner must be a follower of my IG account. Please only follow if you like my work. Feel free to tag friends if you think they might like my work too.
  • I will choose one random winner from the comments there on Friday, March 17. Winner will be announced on Instagram as well as here on my blog on that day.
  • Open to Canadian and US residents only. (I wish I could open to all but I need to keep the shipping costs reasonable.)

Next week’s challenge is to include glitter or bling. 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

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:

March 10

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.

Feb 24

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

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