Today’s Bellariffic Friday inspiration is all about the LATEST RELEASE! The Babes have all chosen some fantastic new stamps to work with, so read on for some beautiful ideas to take you into the weekend.
It’s that time of the week again. I’ve got my spotlight out and I’m shining it on an amazing stamp set – this month’s “Stamp of the Month” offer. Each month a stamp set is offered with a fantastic discount. You will have to be QUICK though – you’ve got until the end of 31st May 2023 to grab this month’s offer, and I’m here to show you why you need it. If you already have it, I’m here to remind you why you needed it, and inspire you to get it inky!
The stamp set includes a beautiful sentiment, but make sure you also check out our fantastic SENTIMENT SETS for more options to finish off your cards!
Amy here, and I’m back with one more MerMay card for Scenic Saturday. This time around I inked up the ever lovely, Tiny Townie Mermaid set. It’s hard to believe this curly haired cutie was released six years ago and I still go back to her time and again. It’s not just because she herself is so adorable, I also really like that she comes with unique background builder elements as well. Between you and me, after all this time, I’m still not-so-secretly hoping for a few new Tiny Townie mermaid sets to be introduced, as I would love to mix and match them all together into one big under the sea party… fingers crossed! 😉
But I digress, as for my card today the scene I imagined for this little mermaid was an under-the-sea cave where she keeps her most precious treasures. I began making that a reality by stamping and masking TT Mermaid, then stamping the treasure chest right next to her tail before masking it off as well. I then used the small kelp stamp to add greenery behind her, both growing up from the ground and down from the cave ceiling that I knew I would color in. The last thing I stamped was the small sentiment from the Under the Sea sentiment set. I purposefully stamped it at a wonky angle so that I could make it look like a piece of driftwood signage stuck in the sand. Once everything was stamped into place I knew where the cave opening would be so I began coloring in the algae covered rock walls and the sandy floor below. I made sure to add that algae green to the chest and sign as well, to make everything look like it had been beneath the waves for a long while. Because the majority of the background was covered in cool blues and greens I decided to take advantage of the way contrasting colors naturally ‘pop’ against each other and make her a sunny little goldfish mermaid. This simple trick is a great way to pull the viewers eye right to the star of the show. Finally, I felt like I had a lot of empty space in that cave and I kicked myself for not stamping in any sea friends before coloring in the scene. I ended up adding drops of Copic colorless blender and letting it bloom on that blue background. This effect reminded me of soft jellyfish bodies so I grabbed a white gel pen to add the tentacles and sparkle on each before finishing them off with some Ranger glossy accents. Now TT Mermaid is joined by a school of jellies in that cave of hers and I’m much happier with the finished card.
Today’s Bellariffic Friday inspiration is all about those adorable BUNDLE GIRLS! The Babes have all chosen some fantastic stamps to work with, so read on for some great ideas to take you into the weekend.
It’s that time of the week again. I’ve got my spotlight out and I’m shining it on an amazing collection of stamp sets – I’m here to show you why you need them. If you already have them, I’m here to remind you why you needed them, and inspire you to get those stamps inky!
Today we’re going to dive into some inspiration featuring the gorgeous MERMAID STAMPS we have at Stamping Bella. It’s May, which means MERMAY, and all things mermaid, so what better time to show off our stunning sirens?!
I couldn’t help myself, the sentiment on this one was just perfect to go with the Mini Oddball Swimmer and her Pug friend. You can watch my Mini Oddball Swimmer & Pug Copic Video below now to see how this duo came to life.