Category Archives: Stamping Bella

Stamping Bella’s April Stamp of the Month and More No-Line Coloring

Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m sharing a sample using Stamping Bella‘s April Stamp of the Month as well as another go at no-line coloring.  🙂

Stamping Bella Balloonabella 2.0

Through April 30, Balloonabella is available for 25% off.  The sentiment is included with the image, and the coordinating die is 25% off as well.

Stamping Bella Balloonabella 2.0 (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, E00, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, R21, R83, R85, RV0000, RV11, RV32, Y21

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

Tip regarding the sketch marker list on the Dick Blick website:  Markers are listed alphabetically by name. I know NONE of the names and dreaded looking through that list to find the specific numbers I wanted to purchase. BUT…lo and behold, if you click on the heading for the number column, POOF! All of the markers are listed numerically. Maybe I’m the last to know, but I think I heard angels singing when I discovered I could do that. Haha.

I layered Balloonabella atop Queen & Company‘s pretty Happy Hearts patterned paper.

Stamping Bella Garden Girl Lily of the Valley

Also this week, I posted the above card on Instagram using Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lily of the Valley. I want to improve my no-line coloring so I’m forcing myself to give it a whirl more often.

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

Copic markers – BG70, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E47, G29, R20, V91, V93, V95, W00, W0, W1, Y21, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99

I stamped the image using a very light gray ink then colored with markers. The sentiment is from Garden Girl Flower Sentiments. To coordinate with the colors in the image, I added strips of Queen & Company‘s Simple Stripes patterned paper.

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 [email protected] 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

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A Big Birthday Bouquet (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping in! Today I’m sharing a card from Stamping Bella using one of my favorite images, Tiny Townie with a Bouquet.  (I have a lot of “favorites” from Stamping Bella.)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie with a Bouquet

I adore this tiny girl upholding her gigantic bouquet of flowers.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie with a Bouquet (close-up)

Copic markers – B60, BG10, BG11, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E31, E35, E37, G94, G99, R21, W00, W1, W3, V20, V22, V25, V28, Y21, YG03, YR000, YR0000

As always, she was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed above). With the bazillion cards I have, I never seem to have enough birthday cards so today, I have a birthday card!  🙂  Sentiment is from Edna Blows a Kiss Sign Base. (Also used: Taylored Expressions Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate, Paper Smooches Inchies dies.)

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use any current Stamping Bella image. (No restrictions.) If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] 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

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No Line Coloring with Copic Markers

I’ve always admired folks who could (seemingly easily) tackle the no line coloring method using Copic markers. I tried in the past and it was soooo hard. But…I’ve been doing a few of Kit and Clowder‘s monthly coloring classes and Alyce always encourages everyone to use the image with lighter lines for the class. At first, I thought “Oh heck no.” But then I tried.  And I liked it!

Stamping Bella Lacey has a Letter (no line coloring)

I used the no line coloring method on the second card in THIS post and decided to do it again using Stamping Bella‘s Tiny Townie Lacey has a Letter. If you haven’t tried one of Alyce’s classes, I highly recommend it. The US cost is only about $15 a month. The price includes two classes, access to other helpful info, and you can cancel at any time. I *love* it.

Stamping Bella Lacey has a Letter (no line coloring) close-up

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E47, R20, R39, R85, R89, RV11, RV32, W00, W0, W1, W2, Y21

I stamped the image using very light gray ink onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers (listed above). Working one section at a time, I laid down a base of the lightest shade then added the darkest shadows, working my way back up to the lightest. I’m getting more confident so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more.

I also used Stamping Bella’s Happy Sentiment die with “mail” stamped in toffee ink.

Thanks for visiting today!  🙂

1amichele siggy

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Dream Big, Little Mermaid (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella!

This week we were to create using the the photo found at the bottom of this post as inspiration.  I used cute Tiny Townie Mermaid Set with an Under the Sea sentiment.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Mermaid Set and Under the Sea Sentiment

I first sponged a bit of color into the background using Peacock Feathers and Tattered Rose Distress Inks. The seaweed and mermaid were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed below). Once colored, I added a scattering of dots using my Colorless Blender and then a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Mermaid Set and Under the Sea Sentiment (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, E000, E00, E04, E11, E15, E18, E21, E23, E27, E30, E55, G46, R00, R20, R39, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR23, Colorless Blender; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

After adhering the images (mermaid applied using Kool Tak Clear Foam Squares), I added a bit of sparkle using Queen & Company‘s new Jelly Gems in green and yellow.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Dawn Loves her Doggie - no line coloring

Also, this week on Instagram, I posted the above card using Tiny Townie Dawn Loves her Doggie.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Dawn Loves her Doggie - no line coloring (close-up)

I used no-line coloring, stamping the image in a very light gray and then coloring with Copic markers.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the latest release.  If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] 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

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Life is a Garden (Stamping Bella)

Hello everyone. Happy Friday.  🙂  Today the Stamping Bella team is sharing additional images found in this month’s featured stamp category — Cool Chicks. (Cherry Chick and coordinating die are on sale at 25% off through March 31.)

Stamping Bella Gardening Chicks

I chose to use Gardening Chicks. (I’m the one on the right. Haha.)

Stamping Bella Gardening Chicks (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG10, C0, C2, C3, E21, E35, G28, V09, V15, V17, YG05, YG11, YR12, YR23, YR31

I stamped the image onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. The tiny clouds and sun are from Taylored Expressions’ Little Bits Sun & Clouds.  I used Queen & Company‘s Simple Stripes patterned paper (one of my faves!) and added a few tiny yellow Jelly Gems to the ground.

Stamping Bella Ella Loves Easter

Copic markers – B000, B00, BG0000, BG10, BV00, BV11, C0, C1, C2, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E27, E31, E33, G07, G21, R20, R83, RV11, RV32, Y21, YG63, YG67, YR15, YR21; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

Also this week I created the above card using Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter. Markers used are listed above.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Using a currently available Stamping Bella image, create using the photo below as inspiration.

If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] 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

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from all of us (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! This week the Stamping Bella team is revisiting older images (a.k.a. vintage).

Stamping Bella Becky Loves Bunnies

I chose Tiny Townie Becky Loves Bunnies.  My image was stamped onto  X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Becky Loves Bunnies (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG000, C00, C1, C2, C3, C4, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, R20, V01, V04, V05, Y21, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR23, YR30, YR31

Once colored, I adhered the panel to pretty Simple Stripes from Queen & Company, tied a bit of baker’s twine and added three tiny purple Jelly Gems.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the March Stamp of the Month (Cherry Chick), which means use an image from the Cool Chicks category.  If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] 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

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you are the cherry on my sundae (stamping bella stamp of the month)

Hi everyone!  It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! This week the team is featuring the March Stamp of the Month, Cherry Chick.  The image/sentiment, as well as its corresponding die, are 25% off through March 31.

Stamping Bella Cherry Chick

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

Stamping Bella Cherry Chick (close-up)

Copic markers – B12, B14, B16, B18, BG10, BG70, C00, E15, E41, E42, G28, R32, R35, R37, R39, R89, Y35, Y38, YG63, YG67, YR14, YR18, YR23

To fit the image a little better to my card front, I trimmed leaving the leaves on each side to extend past the border.

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 [email protected] 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

Affiliate links are provided where appropriate at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! ♥

Thank You for Being You (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella. This week we are revisiting the latest release. I love so much of it, I had a bit of a hard time deciding which image to use.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl with a Heart Wreath

I decided on new Curvy Girl with a Heart Wreath.  (You can find all of the Curvy Girls here.) She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl with a Heart Wreath (close-up)

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, G20, G21, G94, G99, R20, Y15, Y17, Y21, Y38, YG03, YG06, YG17, YG99, YR04, YR18, YR23; Kirarina Wink Dandelion

After coloring, I added a scattering of dots around the wreath using a Kirarina Wink Dandelion glitter pen.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals, Little Bits Floral Set, Garden Girl Flower Sentiments

Copic markers – B01, B02, B04, B24, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E29, G21, G94, G99, R20, R24, R29, R39, RV11, RV32; Kirarina Wink Dandelion glitter pen

Also this week, I posted on Instagram the card above using the super cute Squidgy Pals stamp set, Little Bits Floral set and Garden Girl Flower Sentiments. The pretty strip of patterned paper is from new Happy Hearts mat pack by Queen & Company.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use any current Stamping Bella image. (No restrictions.) If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] 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

Affiliate links are provided where appropriate at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! ♥

never lose hope (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! TGIF!  You may recall that Floral Forest Backdrop is Stamping Bella‘s February Stamp of the Month, 25% off through February 28. This week the team is featuring other Backdrops from the shop.

Stamping Bella Bess the Butterfly and Garden Backdrop

I chose Garden Backdrop, adding in Butterfly Girl Bess (with coordinating die) and a sentiment from Butterfly Sentiment set.

Stamping Bella Bess the Butterfly and Garden Backdrop (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B97, B99, E00, E01, E11, E13, E23, E25, E29, E31, E33, E50, E51, E53, E79, G40, G43, G46, R00, R01, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR23, 110, Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

All were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers.  For additional detail, I added Kirarina Wink White Pearl dots to the wings, strips of kraft X-Press It Paper Deco tape along the top and bottom edges of the backdrop as well as a few of Paper Smooches’ Tiny Hearts die-cuts.

Also this week, I posted the two cards below on Instagram. (Photos taken with my phone so they are not the best. Sorry about that.)

Stamping Bella Snapshots I Heart You

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, BV00, BV01, BV02, C00, C1, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E29, E31, E35, E37, E49, R00, R01, R39, R83, RV11, RV32, V28, Y21

Snapshots I Heart You with Happy Hearts patterned paper from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Row of Bunny Wobbles

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, C00, C1, R000, R20, R30

Row of Bunny Wobbles with partial sentiment from Unicorn Sentiment set.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the latest release.  If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] 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

Affiliate links are provided where appropriate at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! ♥

may all your dreams come true (stamping bella)

TGIF everyone!  This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with “vintage” images, which simply means “any image not from the most recent release.” I love revisiting the older images. Too often we get caught up in the new and forget about the old(er).

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer

This week I chose Dorothy the Dreamer.  I love to read so pretty much any image with books goes right into my ‘favorites’ pile. This one is no exception.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG70, BV01, BV02, BV25, BV29, BV23, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, G07, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed above).

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals and LIttle Bits Floral Set

Also this week, I posted the above card on Instagram using a Squidgy Pal and flower from Little Bits Floral Set.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals and LIttle Bits Floral Set (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B26, E00, E01, E11, G40, G43, G46, R00, R01, R12, R20, R24, R39, R59, R83, R85, RV32, V04, W00, 110

The background was created by adhering a strip of Post It Tape then blending Salty Ocean Distress Oxide. I *love* the Distress Oxide inks as they are THE easiest to blend without leaving blending pad marks behind. They are very forgiving.  🙂

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the February Stamp of the Month (Floral Forest Backdrop, 25% off through 2/28/19), which means use an image from the Backdrop category. If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] 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

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