Category Archives: Stamping Bella

True Friendship is a Plant of Slow Growth

Hi everyone! I’ve wanted to color this super cute image for some time. She’s Tiny Townie Susie the Succulent from Stamping Bella.  A coordinating die is also available but today I used just the image.

Stamping Bella - Michele Boyer

I think she’s sweet as can be, and what a perfect sentiment. It’s so true.

Stamping Bella - Michele Boyer

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E00, E01, E07, E08, E09, E11, E18, E31, E35, E40, E42, R00, R01, R22, W2, Y21, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG17

I stamped Susie onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. On the succulents, I used R01 on the tips, moving the marker from the tips down toward the center, then I used YG01, feathering up and over most of the R01 to blend the two together. After doing so, I added in some darker hues and shadows with YG03, YG06 and finally YG17.

You can find Susie, as well as many other totally adorable Tiny Townies HERE.

I’ll be back tomorrow for Bellarific Friday! Hope to see you then!

1amichele siggy 

Clear Cards Made Easy

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing some tips on how I create clear cards. I find working with acetate to be a little tricky at times, specifically in reference to adhesive.  What is the best adhesive to use, and how can I avoid that adhesive being seen on the inside of the card?

Stamping Bella - Michele Boyer

X-Press It Double-sided Adhesive Sheets (available from Imagination International, Inc.) are my “go-to” adhesive for clear cards. They are perfect for mounting, laminating and basically making any surface sticky. They are acid-free, provide an excellent hold and are ideal for die-cutting. Win/win for papercrafters!

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For my card today, I used the double-sided adhesive sheets, acetate, Taylored ExpressionsLeafy Vine Cutting Plate and Label Stacklets 2Stamping Bella‘s Tiny Townie Garden Girl Daffodil and Simon Says Stamp‘s Thanks stamp set.

Here’s how I created my card:

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1 – Cut two adhesive sheets to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2.” One piece will be adhered to the green card stock for die-cutting. The other will be adhered to white card stock which will serve as the “inside” portion of the card for writing a personal message.

2 – Remove one side of the release paper from the double-sided adhesive sheet and adhere each to green and white card stock. Using the side of a bone folder, apply firm pressure over both surfaces. Trim the white card stock piece to slightly smaller than 4″ x 5 1/4″.

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3 – Place the die face down onto the green card stock and die-cut. I used a shim (added in after the photo was taken) and ran the stack through my Big Shot several times to ensure a good cut.

4 – The die will likely not cut through the remaining release paper but that’s ok.

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5 – Use a sharp pin to carefully peel away the negative pieces from the die-cut.

6 – Remove release paper from the back and carefully adhere the die-cut panel to the front of the acetate card. Again, burnish over the die-cut using a bone folder to ensure all edges are firmly adhered.

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Remove release paper from the white card stock. Open card and carefully align the edges of the white card stock with the green front. Close card to adhere white card stock to inside of card. You can see in the photo that the back side does not show messy adhesive at all. :)

Stamping Bella - Michele Boyer

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, R00, R01, Y06, Y08, Y15, Y17, YG03, YG06, YG17, YR14, YR15

If desired, die-cut a second label and adhere to the back side of the front. As well, a second image shape can be die-cut and adhered to the back of the colored image before adhering to the card. In doing so, no Copic marker coloring will show through to the inside of the card.

Once my card was complete, I adhered a handful of super sparkly Queen & Company yellow Petite Posies. (They’re so very pretty!)

Thanks so much for vistiting today!

1amichele siggy

thinking of you (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s another great Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week I used lovely Tiny Townie Garden Girl Carnation.

Staming Bella - Michele Boyer

I just cannot get enough of these Garden Girls. They are so sweet and I truly love coloring them. The pretty papers (Flirty Florals) and pink Rivets are from Queen & Company.

This week we followed this {Mojo}Bella sketch:

June 9

I pretty much stuck to it, adding a bit of length to accommodate the main image panel.

Staming Bella - Michele Boyer

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E40, E41, E42, RV10, RV11, RV21, RV32, RV34, Y21, YG01, YG03, YG17

I colored with Copic markers then added two tiny flags. The sentiment is a partial from Thinking of Youabella 2.0.

Next week’s challenge is to create with a wedding, anniversary or love theme. 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 stopping by! :)

1amichele siggy

Ellie Loves Phant (stamping bella)

TGIF!  (Seriously.) :)

Last week’s challenge with Stamping Bella was to create anything at all. Today the design team is using the June stamp of the month, “Ellie” Loves “Phant” Stuffies, 20% off through June 30. (If you like Ellie and Phant, you might want to check out additional Stuffies here.)

Stamping Bella - Michele Boyer

I stamped the image onto a block of X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. To create the slight bit of blue around the image, I first applied BG70, beginning at the image’s outline then feathering out with very light strokes. I applied Colorless Blender, “coloring” in circles all around the BG70 edges to create the soft fade. Right next to the image, mostly in “corners,” I added bits of BG10, blending those edges with BG70 and then the Colorless Blender once more.

Stamping Bella - Michele Boyer

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, G20, G21, G24, R00, R01, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4

The super cool embellishment is a red Lollie from Queen & Company. (I love them.)

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

June 9

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 stopping by! :)

1amichele siggy

I simply cannot (stamping bella)

This is me. The last two weeks of school.  I’m sure the kids feel the same (probably moreso).  We all just want it to be over.

Stamping Bella - Michele Boyer

Copic markers – BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E47, R01, R29, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG17, YR23, 0.3 black Multiliner

The first time I saw this image, The Squidgy Who Couldn’t by Stamping Bella, I cracked up. And I knew I had to have her. (She still makes me laugh. Haha.)

I-Simply-Cannot-CU

To decorate her wall, I used Tiny Townie Room Decor Lamp & Frames, placing the chick from Tiny Townie Peyton Loves to Pretend within the oval frame. The flower in the other frame was doodled in with a multiliner pen. All images were colored with markers.

From Stamping Bella there is also The Chicks Who Couldn’t Even stamp set. Just as cute and funny. :)

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you stay off the floor.  :)

1amichele siggy

Can’t Wait to See You (stamping bella)

**Copic hop is HERE**          **Paper Smooches hop is HERE**

TGIF! #fastestweekever  Seriously. There were simply not enough hours in the days or days in this last week. I’m so glad it’s almost over.

For this week’s challenge with Stamping Bella, I used Uptown Girl Tiffany Loves to Text.

Stamping Bella - Michele Boyer

We were to create using this photo as inspiration:

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My first thought was to use an image with a bicycle, but I don’t have one. So instead I went with the group of flowers, wine and bread. :)

Stamping Bella - Michele Boyer

Copic markers – B14, BG13, BG15, BG18, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E47, G21, G24, G28, R01, R29, R39, R59, W00, W1, W2, W7, Y19, Y21, YG17, YR23, 110

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics. (Nothing new there. There are no words for how much I love my Copics.)  :)

Next week’s challenge is to create 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!

1amichele siggy

Live Life in Full Bloom (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! Today I have a card to share using Stamping Bella‘s Tiny Townie Garden Girl Water Lily.

Copic Pink Doodle Pack/Tiny Town Garden Girl Waterlily, Stamping Bella

To color a major portion of Water Lily, I used Copic’s Pink Doodle Pack. Four-piece Doodle Packs are perfect mini-collections of Copic product, available in eight themed sets. Each set includes two Ciao markers, a coordinating atyouSpica glitter pen and a multiliner. They’re easy, affordable and a great way to try a variety of product!

Copic Pink Doodle Pack

I used the two pinks (R81 and R85) to color the dress, hat and shoes. Within the pink Doodle Pack is also one of my most used multiliners, Wine. It’s perfect for dotting freckles.

Waterlily Close-up

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, G12, G14, G17, G28, R81, R85, W00, W1, Y21, YR23; 0.3 Wine Multiliner; Blossom atyou Spica glitter pen

Once colored, I used the Blossom atyou Spica glitter pen to add a fine shimmer to the dress and hat.

Live-Life-in-Full-Bloom2-500

If you’re looking for a way to try a variety of Copic product with the work of choosing coordinating product done for you, Doodle Packs are the way to go! I love my markers, glitter pens and multiliners! :)

1amichele siggy

I Love Hearing From You (stamping bella)

TGIF everyone! This week with Stamping Bella we were to use Kraft paper with our cards. I was not adventurous (at all), choosing only to use it as a base. But I used it!  :)

Snail Mail Squidgies - Stamping Bella

These two cuties are Snail Mail Squidgies. I love the face on the bottom one. That attitude! Haha. You can find all of Stamping Bella’s Squidgies along with coordinating dies HERE.

Snail Mail Squidgies - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG32, BG34, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E18, E31, E33, E35, E43, E71, G20, G24, G46, R01, R20, R24, R29, R59, W00, W1, W2, W3, W7, Y21, YR21, YR23

I used scraps of patterned paper along the side and to paper-piece the dresses and colored the remainder of the image with Copic markers. Before adhering the image to the card front, I inserted two tiny black brads toward the top of the tab.

Next week we are to design using this photo as inspiration:

May 26

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

may all your dreams come true (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing another Stamping Bella image I colored during one of the recent 30-day Marker coloring challenges on Instagram.

Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer - Stamping Bella

Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer is all snuggled in with her book…and special friend. So cute.  :)

Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG15, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35 E50, E53, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YG03, YG17, YR23

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers. I added two die-cut flags and finished it off with a few Doodlebug matte sprinkles. (They’re really nice enamel dots with no shine. I love them.)

Thanks for visiting today. I’ll be back soon! :)

1amichele siggy

A Daisy Squidgy Birthday Greeting (stamping bella)

TGIF  everyone! For Stamping Bella‘s challenge this week I used one of the most adorable images from SB’s latest release, Daisy Squidgy.  I think she’s the cutest Squidgy from the bunch.  It’s my fave, for now anyway. Maybe only until I color the next one. 😉

Chatty Squidgy - Stamping Bella

The challenge was to create using this {Mojo}Bella sketch:

{Mojo}Bella Sketch

I stuck to it, turned it on it’s side, subbed a tag for the circle and added a fancy border around the main image.

Chatty Squidgy - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, , G28, E43, E46, R00, R01, R24, R29, R59,W00, W1, W2, Y08, Y19, Y21, YR23

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers, adding dots to her dress using Opaque White and a toothpick. To adhere the tiny tag, I used X-Press It’s Foam Mounting Squares.

XP-Foam-Squares-500

The squares are available in both 1/2″  and 1/4″ featuring the same thickness (5/64″) as X-Press It’s popular foam mounting tape. They’re easy to peel, easy to apply and perfect for adding 3D effect.

Next week’s challenge is to incorporate kraft paper into our designs. 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