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Marker Geek Monday: Give Your Cards the WOW Factor with a Galaxy Background

Hey folks! Elaineabella here with another Marker Geek Monday post to kick off a week of colouring fun.

If you missed last week’s post, make sure you check it out: Marker Geek Monday Copic Colouring Easy Curly Hair feat. Edna. Perfect if you’re looking for some tips in tackling the curly hair on our Edna stamps and others like some of the Uptown Girls, Tiny Townies and Bellas!

In today’s post I’d like to revisit a technique I shared last year on my Marker Geek blog – colouring a night sky or galaxy background with Copic markers. This technique would also work with other brands of alcohol based marker, just substitute the colours for similar ones!

Marker Geek Monday Copic Galaxy or Night Sky Background. Click through to read the post and watch the video!

Colouring a Night Sky or Galaxy Background with Copics:

Here’s the step by step colouring guide for my night sky or galaxy background technique. Further on you will find a video (with audio commentary), so you can really get to grips with how I approach this technique!

Marker Geek Monday Copic Galaxy or Night Sky Background. Click through to read the post and watch the video!

 

TOP TIP: When colouring a background for a stamped image, colour the background first. If you colour the image first you may spoil your work when flicking the colourless blender.

Copic Galaxy Background Colouring Video:

Watch the video below or in HD over on Youtube.

Copic Marker Colour Palette:

Here’s a list of the colours I used to create the background as shown in the video and step by step guide above. However these are not the only colours you could use! Search for some reference images online and get inspiration for colourful galaxies to emulate using this technique.

Marker Geek Monday Copic Galaxy or Night Sky Background. Click through to read the post and watch the video!

Copic Night Sky or Galaxy Background Inspiration:

This technique creates beautiful backgrounds that can be used to enhance your images and give a real *wow* factor.

TOP TIP: Use vibrant colour on your image to make it really stand out against the coloured background.

On this card I popped our wonderful NACHO in front of a circle I die cut from my previously coloured galaxy background. I thought his expression and the die cut sentiment I had chosen went perfectly with the WOW background. He honestly cannot believe what he’s seeing. 😉 I think this might just be one of my favourite cards, ever, because I love how the background turned out but mostly because I LOVE that ridiculous little dog.

Marker Geek Monday Copic Galaxy or Night Sky Background. Click through to read the post and watch the video!

On my next card I took our lovely little Tiny Townie Hayley the Hero, and coloured the background around her. I took a little extra time with the colourless blender around the sentiment to help it stand out against the dark background.

Marker Geek Monday Copic Galaxy or Night Sky Background. Click through to read the post and watch the video!

I created a more subtle version of this background for my Superbella V2.0 card recently, to show her hovering outside the window ready to save the day!

Marker Geek Monday Copic Galaxy or Night Sky Background. Click through to read the post and watch the video!

Other Suggestions:

Let’s take a look at some other stamps in the Stamping Bella collection that I think would be perfect for setting against this background.

One that immediately springs to mind is little Tiny Townie Amanda is Awesome. How beautiful and sentimental would this image be with Amanda looking out at a beautiful starry night sky?

Stamping Bella Amanda is Awesome rubber stamp.

A couple of obvious choices are our other superhero stamps:

Parker the Pig from our Christine Grove line. Love that little guy.

Stamping Bella Parker the Pig

Another heroic Christine Grove stamp – Seniorita Gladys the SuperHero.

Stamping Bella Gladys the Superhero rubber stamp.

Wouldn’t Edna the Diva look FABULOUS set against this background, as if she’s fluttering off for a night on the town?

Stamping Bella Edna the Diva Rubber stamp.

You could make this technique work for so many images, to give them an extra twist. It would work beautifully with many of our festive HOLIDAYS stamp releases (hint, hint there may be some more appearing soon 😉 ). How beautiful would a snowman like FROSTIER look set against a night sky? The contrast would make for a card with super visual impact!

TOP TIP: Many of the newer Stamping Bella releases now come with matching CUT IT OUT DIES. It really couldn’t be any easier to cut out a character to pop in front of a fun background.

Over To You!

If you try out the techniques shown in this post with your Stamping Bella stamps, be sure to share! Take a look through your collection, or add some more from the website and see what you can come with! We would love to see the results and hear how you feel about them. Show off your creations in the comments below and even better, share your own favourite tips with us. Let’s talk colour!

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above.  To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

If you’re on Facebook join us in our private chat group Stamping Bella Sistahood to share your creations there and chat all things Stamping Bella related!

Until next time, HAPPY COLOURING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

 

its Bellarific FRIDAY sistahs!- featuring a MOJOBELLA CARD SKETCH!

Hope you all had a great week and enjoyed our daily posts!

We have some catching up to do!  I just realized I haven’t announced any $25 Contributin’ winnahs since MARCH.. OMG  So without further HUMILIATING ado.. let’s  discuss some winnahs.

April Winnah-Georgia used CHERRY CHICKS on her card.  Georgia, please email me (emily@stampingbella.com) so that I can send you your vouchah!

Cherry Chicks by Stamping Bella

May Winnah-Nancee used HONEYBEAR STUFFIES on her card.  Nancee, please email me so that I can send you your vouchah!

honeybear stuffies by Stamping Bella

June Winnah- NG cards  used UPTOWN GIRL MELANIE the MODERN BRIDE for her card in June.  please email me so I can send you your vouchah!

Melanie the modern bride by Stamping Bella

July Winnah – ASHLEE used UPTOWN GIRLS SAMANTHA and SIERRA take a SELFIE on her card in July  .. Ashlee please email me so I can send you your vouchah!

Samantha and Sierra by Stampingbella

Congrats to da Winnahs!

For this week’s Bellarific Friday we had a MOJOBELLA SKETCH

stamping bella Bellarific Friday Aug 12th 2016- mojobella CARD SKETCH challenge

 

lets see what our baberoonis came up with shall we?

Danabella used TINY TOWNIE MELISSA loves MOVIES stamp and cut it out die

stamping bella Bellarific Friday Aug 12th 2016- mojobella CARD SKETCH challenge

and the inside

stamping bella Bellarific Friday Aug 12th 2016- mojobella CARD SKETCH challenge

FAYE-WJ-abella used HARRY loves HAPPY MAIL stuffie

stamping bella Bellarific Friday Aug 12th 2016- mojobella CARD SKETCH challenge

Kerribella used SENIOR-ita Beverly

stamping bella Bellarific Friday Aug 12th 2016- mojobella CARD SKETCH challenge

Sandiebella used PENGUIdeer

stamping bella Bellarific Friday Aug 12th 2016- mojobella CARD SKETCH challenge

Shelabella used YOGABELLA

stamping bella Bellarific Friday Aug 12th 2016- mojobella CARD SKETCH challenge

Stephabella used EDNA loves ICE CREAM

stamping bella Bellarific Friday Aug 12th 2016- mojobella CARD SKETCH challenge

Tracybella used COSMOBELLA

stamping bella Bellarific Friday Aug 12th 2016- mojobella CARD SKETCH challenge

I love these cards!!  TODAY I WILL CREATE.  that’s gonna be my mantra today..you in with me?

and now for da sistahood!

take a look at the BOTTOM OF THIS POST for our INLINKZ contributahs!

and for our EMAIL CONTRIBUTAH:

now for next week’s theme?

an inspiration photo!  Use this as a creative starting point to make your creation for next week!  Use the flower theme, composition color.. whatever strikes your fancy!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!  If this is your first time contributing, take a look HERE on how to enter!

Inspiration 5 - Aug 19

 

 


It’s DESIGN TEAM THURSDAY with SANDIE!- how to make a DRAWER BOOK BOX and MATCHING NOTEBOOKS!

Time for another Design Team Thursday! This week we’ve got a fantastic tutorial for you from our fantastic Sandiebella, sharing how she creates a lovely Drawer Book Box project and uses Stamping Bella stamps to decorate it to make the perfect handmade gift.
The best thing? This project does not require any fancy or expensive equipment – just a scoring board and paper trimmer!
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial. Click through for a step by step guide with scoring info!
As the school holidays are fast coming to an end here I decided to try my hand at designing a Drawer Book Box and matching notebooks. This is all cut and scored by hand so there is no need for a cutting machine.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella - Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Book Box – what you need:
Kraft card
Cream card
Authentique patterned papers
Drawer knob
Small pencil
Scoring Board & Tool
Paper Trimmer or Craft Knife and Ruler
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
The How To…

Cut the kraft card – 1 piece 10.25″ x 5.5″ and 2 pieces 6.75″ x 4.5″
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Score the largest piece, on the long side, at 4.5″ and 5.75″.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Fold and crease the scorelines, Curve the centre piece slightly to create the book spine. Set this aside for now.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Score the two smaller pieces, on the long side, at 5.5″ and 6.5″.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Cut another piece of kraft measuring 9.5″ x 8.5″ and score, on all four sides,at 1″ and 2″.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
On all four sides, cut away  the 3 outside squares as marked here.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Cut the remaining square up the inside score line and taper in the edges on all tabs, as shown
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Fold all the scorelines and crease with a bone folder.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
With the outside facing up, apply score tape or wet glue to the 4 small tabs.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Turn the kraft over and apply score tape to the top inside of the longer tabs.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Remove the backing from the tape and adhere the small tabs to the inside of the adjacent panel. Repeat for all 4 tabs.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Fold the larger tabs down and adhere to the inside of the box. Set this aside for now.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Taking the 6.75″ pieces, fold and crease the scorelines. Taper the edges of the 0.25″ tabs
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Apply a strip of score tape along the 0.25″ tabs on both pieces.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Adhere the tab to the inside of the other piece
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Ahere the other 0.25″ tab to the end of the first piece, to make a drawer wrap.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Take the drawer your had put aside, and ensure it fits in the wrap.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Cut  some cream card – 2 pieces 5.25″  x 4.25″  and 1 piece 1 1/8″ x 4.25″
Cut some patterned papers – 1 piece 51/8″ x 4 1/8″ and 1 piece 1″ x 4 1/8″
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Layer the cream card and then the patterned papers, to the front, back and side of the book box.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Apply score tape to both sides of the drawer wrap.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Remove the top line of score tape and line the wrap exactly to the end of the inside of the book cover. It should go right up to the first scoreline and be the full length of the cover. Once you are happy that it’s lined up, remove the other 2 strips of score tape and burnish well.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
This is how the cover should look from the front.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Next cut a piece of card and patterned paper for the front of the drawer.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Using a crop-a-dile, punch a hole in the centre of the drawer front and attach a drawer knob.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Stamp and colour the image, matting it with kraft and cream card.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Cut the sign and stamp the Hi sentiment. This sentiment comes with Penelope.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Design the front of the box as desired. I added a little pencil, which is rolled in matching patterened paper and adhered under the image.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Cover 3 small notebooks with coordinating patterned paper.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
This is the whole project completed.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and you are inspired to make your own.
Thanks for dropping by
Sandie

Over To You!

We hope you’ve enjoyed checking out Sandiebella’s tutorial and are feeling inspired to try it out yourselves. If you do, make sure you drop by and share with us! You can get in touch in all the following ways:

  • On our Facebook page – tag us, post your Stamping Bella creations on the page.
  • In our Facebook Group Stamping Bella Sistahood – share your creations, chat with other sistahs!
  • On Instagram – tag @stampingbella and view our feed HERE.
  • Here on the blog – share your thoughts and links to your Stamping Bella creations down in the comments section!

Happy Stamping!

it’s WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS WITH OWL BE CRAFTY- Making your own fun embellishment!

Hello Sistahs! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! This week I wanted to highlight one of my favorite times of the year, American football season! Pre-season games start this week and with that in mind, I knew I needed to use one of the new Bella 2.0 stamps, POMPOMABELLA.

Wonderful Wednesdays with featuring how to make your own POMPOMS for cards!

I started by modifying her cheerleading outfit a bit with a Copic multiliner to better match my favorite team’s uniforms. I colored her up with Copics and then decided to make some fun 3-D pom-poms for her. If you’d like to know how to make them yourself, I’ll have a quick and easy tutorial up on my blog along with all of the supplies I used to create the card. You can hop on over here: www.owlbecrafty.blogspot.com

Looking forward to three more lovely weeks with the Sistahs! Have a great day and I’ll see you next Wednesday!

Jenny

Owl Be Crafty Signature

Spotlight On HoneyBear Stuffies rubber stamp at Stamping Bella

Hey folks! Elaineabella here again with the giant spotlight. 🙂 This week I’m shining it on one stamp in particular, which just happens to be our August Stamp of The Month!

Stamping Bella HoneyBear Stuffies rubber stamp. Click through to read the blog post for inspiration!

What is Stamp of the Month all about?

If you are just joining us, or simply haven’t heard of our Stamp of The Month offer, here’s the scoop! Each month we feature one stamp as Stamp of The Month, and for the whole month you can enjoy a fantastic 20% off that particular stamp. No rushing to place your order, you can order whenever you like during the month and take advantage of the offer on that stamp.

This month’s featured stamp is HONEYBEAR STUFFIES. A personal favourite of mine, and if you haven’t added it to your collection now is the time! Read on to see why I think you need this one. 😉

Spotlight on the HoneyBear Stuffies Rubber Stamp

We have so many sweet and sentimental designs in the Stamping Bella range. Sweet, sentimental and with a little touch of humour. The STUFFIES collection totally embodies that, and perhaps none more so than HoneyBear Stuffies.

Stamping Bella HoneyBear Stuffies rubber stamp. Click through to read the blog post for inspiration!

Just. Look. At. Them. The one hanging on to/falling off the branch… Their little feet. Those bees! Super sweet.

Can I just admit that I am a complete sucker for a good Winnie the Pooh quote? Seriously. This one is perfect – look at these two little friends getting into mischief. Which one are you? I’m the one catching the honey and worrying that the other one is going to fall off and get the stuffing knocked out of him. I may also at one time or another have been the one dangling from the branch wondering how on earth I ended up in such a predicament. Maybe. 😉

Using HoneyBear Stuffies on your Cards!

Like many of the Stamping Bella images, this one is perfect for a variety of occasions. Send a sweet notecard to a friend, or anyone for that matter. The image goes perfectly with the accompanying sentiment, but you could easily pair it with something else. A simple “Hello” or “Oh Hi…” would work beautifully. Use it to say Happy Birthday, maybe get a little punny and wish someone a “Beary Happy Birthday”. Use it for Mother’s Day, use it for Father’s Day (bears are totally unisex y’know), use it for a New Baby card (it would be adorable for twins, don’t you think?). Maybe a Thank You For Being There card! Lots of excuses to colour up this adorable image.

Here’s some inspiration from the Bellarific Babes to get you going:

Stamping Bella HoneyBear Stuffies rubber stamp. Click through to read the blog post for inspiration! Stamping Bella HoneyBear Stuffies rubber stamp. Click through to read the blog post for inspiration!

On my card I paired the image with a sentiment from one of our other stamp sets: Macaron Bouquet.

Stamping Bella HoneyBear Stuffies rubber stamp. Click through to read the blog post for inspiration! Stamping Bella HoneyBear Stuffies rubber stamp. Click through to read the blog post for inspiration! Stamping Bella HoneyBear Stuffies rubber stamp. Click through to read the blog post for inspiration! Stamping Bella HoneyBear Stuffies rubber stamp. Click through to read the blog post for inspiration! Stamping Bella HoneyBear Stuffies rubber stamp. Click through to read the blog post for inspiration! Stamping Bella HoneyBear Stuffies rubber stamp. Click through to read the blog post for inspiration! Stamping Bella HoneyBear Stuffies rubber stamp. Click through to read the blog post for inspiration!

How’s that for inspiration?

Over To You!

Hopefully I’ve inspired you to add Honey Bear Stuffies to your collection, or if you already have to get it stamped up!

Share your personal favourite Stamping Bella creations with us. We LOVE to see what you’ve been creating with Stamping Bella stamps. Share a link to your latest Stamping Bella card in the comments below, or an old favourite you made a while ago. Tell us what your favourite stamps are. Are there any additions you would like to see to the range? Let us know!

Another way to connect is by joining us in the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Group and share your pictures.

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above. To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

Marker Geek Monday: Copic Colouring Easy Curly Hair featuring Edna!

Hey folks! Elaineabella here with another Marker Geek Monday post to kick off a week of colouring fun.

If you missed last week’s post, check it out – Marker Geek Monday #TheDailyMarker30Day Round Up with Videos and Colour Maps – lots of colouring inspiration and info within, and a handy link list of all the Marker Geek Monday posts so far!

I would also like to draw your attention to a recent post over on my own Marker Geek blog which you might find useful. Click through to check it out (after you’re done here of course 😉 ): Create Quick Easy Texture using Copic Colourless Blender. The post features Stamping Bella Hula Chick and includes a step by step guide and video demonstrating one of the texturing methods I discussed in my Marker Geek Monday Basic Fur Colouring with Copic Markers post.

Marker Geek Monday Copic Colouring Easy Curly Hair with Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post and watch a video!

Copic Colouring Easy Curly Hair Step by Step:

Today I’m sharing a step by step guide and video showing how I colour curly hair  on stamps like our fabulous EDNA. There are also a number of Uptown Girls, Tiny Townies and Bellas that this approach would work for. It’s just a nice easy way to colour curly hair on your stamp images.

Marker Geek Monday Copic Colouring Easy Curly Hair with Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post and watch a video!

Copic Colouring Easy Curly Hair Video:

Watch the video below or in HD over on Youtube.

Copic Colour Map:

Here is a full Copic Colour Map for the Edna Needs a Martini colouring featured in the video. Remember that if you purchase Stamping Bella stamps you can obtain colour maps for the versions shown on the product packaging – go HERE to find out how to do that. Between those and the bonus colour maps featured here on the blog, you can build up a great library of colour combinations to try out with your own Copic collection.

Marker Geek Monday Copic Colouring Quick and Easy Fairy Wings. Click through to see the step by step and watch a video!

More Colouring Videos:

You can watch all of my colouring videos featuring Stamping Bella stamps in the playlist below or in HD over on YouTube. Subscribe to my Marker Geek channel so you don’t miss out on future videos!

Over To You!

If you try out the techniques shown in this post with your Stamping Bella stamps, be sure to share! We would love to see the results and hear how you feel about them. Show off your creations in the comments below and even better, share your own favourite tips with us. Let’s talk colour!

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above.  To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

If you’re on Facebook join us in our private chat group Stamping Bella Sistahood to share your creations there and chat all things Stamping Bella related!

Until next time, HAPPY COLOURING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

it’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY- featuring our stamp of the month HONEYBEAR STUFFIES!

Hiya sistahs,

hope you had a great week!  We had a hectic week here because my little 14 year old (sniff) started HIGH SCHOOL.. OMG  HIGH SCHOOL.  yes, it is VERY early.. it’s a specialty sports high school .. I think he is TOO happy with the new FREEDOM… TOO happy.  hmph.  I guess I can’t complain that he is adjusting well (mama isn’t).. let’s hope it continues!  My little girl chicklet is in camp for the next week and then a little relaxing time until her school starts.. so mama has some free time to focus on work and not have her name called every 3 seconds (can anyone sympathize?)

Ok back to BIDNISS.

This week’s Bellarific theme was to use SEQUINS, BUTTONS or DOTS on your cards.. and our baberoonis had an EXTRA challenge to show you samples on how to use our STAMP OF THE MONTH- HONEYBEAR STUFFIES!  This is such an inspiring post 🙂

Here’s AliceWERTZabella’s card

Bellarific Friday challenge at Stamping Bella- USING HONEY BEAR STUFFIES our stamp of the month for AUGUST 2016! 20% off all month long

Danabella’s card

Bellarific Friday challenge at Stamping Bella- USING HONEY BEAR STUFFIES our stamp of the month for AUGUST 2016! 20% off all month long

Faye-WJ-abella’s card

Bellarific Friday challenge at Stamping Bella- USING HONEY BEAR STUFFIES our stamp of the month for AUGUST 2016! 20% off all month long

Kerribella’s card

Bellarific Friday challenge at Stamping Bella- USING HONEY BEAR STUFFIES our stamp of the month for AUGUST 2016! 20% off all month long

Sandiebella’s card

Bellarific Friday challenge at Stamping Bella- USING HONEY BEAR STUFFIES our stamp of the month for AUGUST 2016! 20% off all month long

Shelabella’s card

Bellarific Friday challenge at Stamping Bella- USING HONEY BEAR STUFFIES our stamp of the month for AUGUST 2016! 20% off all month long

and Stephabella’s card

Bellarific Friday challenge at Stamping Bella- USING HONEY BEAR STUFFIES our stamp of the month for AUGUST 2016! 20% off all month long

Serious Amazing cuteness happening over here no?

Now for our sistahood!

Check out the INLINKZ contributions at the bottom of THIS POST

and here are our EMAILED contributions !

 

BELLARIFIC FRIDAY CHALLENGE (TINY TOWNIE BIRTHDAY PARTY)- DOTS AND BUTTONS AND SEQUINS on cards

Amy Y. used only ONE of the girls from TINY TOWNIE BIRTHDAY PARTY

 

BELLARIFIC FRIDAY CHALLENGE (TINY TOWNIE BIRTHDAY PARTY)- DOTS AND BUTTONS AND SEQUINS on cards

Christine L used the full TINY TOWNIE BIRTHDAY PARTY

 

Such great work by our sistahood!  LOVEEEEEE

now for next week’s challenge?

A MOJOBELLA SKETCHYPOO!

MOJOBELLA SKETCH CHALLENGE- BELLARIFIC FRIDAY AUGUST 12th 2016

Just follow this sketch using a CURRENT Stamping Bella stamp, email to me or attach via INLINKZ below and POOF! more inspiration for all of us to share!

Mwah to da sistahs who LOVE Bellarific Fridays!

Em

 


It’s DESIGN TEAM THURSDAY with MICHELEabella – how to make a BRICK background on your cards!

Time for another Design Team Thursday! This week we’ve got a fantastic tutorial for you from our wonderful Micheleabella, sharing how she creates a beautiful brick background for her stamped images.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday: Creating a Beautiful Brick Background. Click through to see the step by step tutorial!

Hi everyone! It’s Michele here today. I had quite a few questions regarding how I created a brick background on a recent Stamping Bella card so I thought I’d share with you how I created that background.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday: Creating a Beautiful Brick Background. Click through to see the step by step tutorial!
I used new flowersbehindmybackABELLA from the new Bella 2.0 line (LOVE), a couple Post It notes and removable tape, brick stencil, two inks and a blending tool.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday: Creating a Beautiful Brick Background. Click through to see the step by step tutorial!
Stamp the image and color with desired medium.  (I used Copic markers.)  Adhere two Post It Notes together then stamp the image to use as a mask.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday: Creating a Beautiful Brick Background. Click through to see the step by step tutorial!
Carefully cut out the image, cutting directly on the stamped outline. In the areas such as the flower bouquet, it is not necessary to cut in between each flower. (I’ll address that issue in a bit.)..

Stamping Bella DT Thursday: Creating a Beautiful Brick Background. Click through to see the step by step tutorial!
Using removable tape, securely adhere the masked image to scrap paper. Align the stencil over the image and adhere securely with additional removable tape.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday: Creating a Beautiful Brick Background. Click through to see the step by step tutorial!
Using the desired base ink color (I used Natural), begin blending ink over the stencil. I achieved the best results by beginning the blending motion over the mask and moving onto the surrounding area using circular motions. As I moved further away from the image, I applied less ink to create the faded edges.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday: Creating a Beautiful Brick Background. Click through to see the step by step tutorial!
With just a bit of a second color of ink applied to the blending tool (I used a light pink), lightly sweep the blending tool from right to left, applying more ink close to the image. The goal is to apply color to the left side only of each open area to create depth.  Additional colors can be applied if desired.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday: Creating a Beautiful Brick Background. Click through to see the step by step tutorial!
Remove the stencil and mask. There were a few areas where my mask wasn’t exactly aligned but that’s ok. (See the left edge of the dress and left edges of flowers.) I had planned to add shadow around the image anyway to create depth.
In the areas between the flowers where it was too difficult to cut the mask, I used a Copic marker, matched to the brick color, to fill in those white areas. No one will ever know.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday: Creating a Beautiful Brick Background. Click through to see the step by step tutorial!

To create additional depth, I decided to stamp the skirt a second time. I colored, added some dots then adhered the top edge directly to the full image and placed thin, clear foam squares beneath the bottom edge.

Over To You!

We hope you’ve enjoyed checking out Shelabella’s tutorial and are feeling inspired to try it out yourselves. If you do, make sure you drop by and share with us! You can get in touch in all the following ways:

  • On our Facebook page – tag us, post your Stamping Bella creations on the page.
  • In our Facebook Group Stamping Bella Sistahood – share your creations, chat with other sistahs!
  • On Instagram – tag @stampingbella and view our feed HERE.
  • Here on the blog – share your thoughts and links to your Stamping Bella creations down in the comments section!

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it’s WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS WITH…….OUR new AUGUST GUEST DESIGNER !

Hello Sistahs! My name is Jenny Bordeaux (aka Owl Be Crafty) and I’m so thrilled to be the guest designer for the month of August! My mother got me started in stamping and card making about 6 years ago and I haven’t looked back. It’s something that provides me an escape from the stress of life and I don’t know what I’d do without. I was honored to be asked by Emily and I’m looking forward to becoming a part of this wonderful Stampingbella community! Also, I could not believe I’m following one of my Copic idols, the fabulous Sandy Allnock! Big shoes to fill so here we go!

I have a HUGE love of owls and just knew my first card had to use Owliver Loves to Celebrate. I colored him up with my Copic markers and layered him on top of a silver cupcake wrapper. I frayed the edges with my scissors just to give it more texture. I like using unexpected supplies to make it a little extra special. If you’d like to know what supplies I used hop over to my blog for details: www.owlbecrafty.blogspot.com

guest designer OWLBECRAFTY shows us how to make this card using OWLIVER loves to celebrate by Stamping Bella

I hope you enjoyed this card and I’m looking forward to being with you Sistahs for the next few weeks! I would love to have you follow me on Instagram @owlbecrafty as that’s where I’ll share more inspiration throughout August. Have a great day and I’ll see you next Wednesday!

Jenny ?

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Spotlight On: August Crazy Tuesday Specials at Stamping Bella

Hey folks! Elaineabella here with our weekly “Spotlight On” feature. This week it happens to be the first Tuesday of August. If you’re a regular reader and Stamping Bella fan you will probably be aware that the first Tuesday of every month is CRAZY TUESDAY!

Stamping Bella Crazy Tuesday 2nd August 2016. Click through for blog post with inspiration!

What is Crazy Tuesday all about?

If you are just joining us, or simply haven’t heard of Crazy Tuesday, here’s the scoop! On the first Tuesday of every month we have a set of 24 hour specials. Three stamps are selected from across the Stamping Bella collection and offered at CRAZY prices for just 24 hours. It’s a great way to build your collection of Stamping Bella stamps, or to buy gifts for crafty friends and family at great prices.

Crazy Tuesday 2nd August 2016 Offers:

The offers apply to the stamps only, for the 24 hour period only.

Let’s take a look at the images and grab a little inspiration from the Bellarific Babes to get you going!

Stamping Bella Especially for You Petunia rubber stamp:

Stamping Bella Especially for You Petunia rubber stamp. Click through for blog post with inspiration!

It’s often the little details that really sell me on an image. Like the little itty bitty snail on the flower in this sweet Petunia image. Seriously. Cannot take the cuteness. The chick doesn’t care about the snail though. In fact I think he may be about to shake that flower stem and knock Mr Snail off so the attention is all on His Royal Chickness. Tsk.

If you’re looking for some ideas for colouring Petunia, click through to my Marker Geek Monday Copic Pig Colour Combos post or check out my Marker Geek Monday Petunia Pig in Coloured Pencil post if pencils are more your thing!

Stamping Bella Especially for You Petunia rubber stamp. Click through for blog post with inspiration! Stamping Bella Especially for You Petunia rubber stamp. Click through for blog post with inspiration! Stamping Bella Especially for You Petunia rubber stamp. Click through for blog post with inspiration!

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls – Chelsea and Lauren Love Sushi:

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Chelsea and Lauren Love Sushi rubber stamp. Click through for blog post with inspiration!

Love this stamp. It’s a lot of fun to colour and looks fantastic when you’re finished. There are some small detail areas, but they are quite easy and quick to colour. It’s just a really cute image to pop on a card for a friend, like Stephabella has done below.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Chelsea and Lauren Love Sushi rubber stamp. Click through for blog post with inspiration!

Or a fun birthday card like the one Lesliebella created!

Stamping Bella Especially for You Petunia rubber stamp. Click through for blog post with inspiration!

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls – Three Amigas:

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Three Amigas rubber stamp. Click through for blog post with inspiration!

This image just makes me feel so festive! Love these three party girls in their gorgeous dresses, topped off with Santa hats. They have to link arms and hang on, the combination of drinkies and those long legs in killer heels could be lethal.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Three Amigas rubber stamp. Click through for blog post with inspiration! Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Three Amigas rubber stamp. Click through for blog post with inspiration! Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Three Amigas rubber stamp. Click through for blog post with inspiration! Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Three Amigas rubber stamp. Click through for blog post with inspiration!

Over To You!

Hopefully I’ve inspired you to add some of these stamps to your own stamp collection, or to stamp up any that you already have! Remember – the Crazy Tuesday offers are good for 24 hours only, today 2nd August 2016.

Share your personal favourite Stamping Bella creations with us. We LOVE to see what you’ve been creating with Stamping Bella stamps. Share a link to your latest Stamping Bella card in the comments below, or an old favourite you made a while ago. Tell us what your favourite stamps are. Are there any additions you would like to see to the range? Let us know!

Another way to connect is by joining us in the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Group and share your pictures.

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above. To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

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