After last week’s Bellariffic Friday card I wanted to create another Winter Woodland scene, this time with the little fox. Watch my Winter Woodland Fox Scene Copic Video below to see how this sweet wintry wood scene came to life using Copic markers.
Winter Woodland Fox Scene
I was inspired by our amazing Amybella again for this one – I really love how she often incorporates sentiments into scenes by colouring a sign around them. It’s a great way to make the sentiment part of the scene.
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 30th November 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!
Make sure you also check out our fantastic SENTIMENT SETS for more options to finish off your cards! Our beautiful new AUTUMN SENTIMENT SET goes with our little foxy perfectly.
I hope she would be proud of us all for keeping Stamping Bella going over the past year, and for continuing the Sistahood she loved so much. I think she would be. It hasn’t been easy, there have been lots of tears, and a steep learning curve for me personally taking on many of the tasks Emily performed, especially without Emily there to help, or to receive and return ranty messages in ALL CAPS. I spend a lot of time sending her ranty messages in my head. It helps.
I miss her immensely, as I know that so many do. For me at least, Stamping Bella gives me a sense of connection to her. I hope it does that for others too. She remains very much at the heart of everything we do. When our illustrator and I work on creating images to become stamps my first thought is always “What would Emily say about this?” Sometimes the responding thought makes me laugh out loud. Thankfully we both worked on images with Emily for so long that we have a good idea how she would feel about them. She would love the stamps we have released this past year, and she would be so excited about those we have coming in future releases.
Emily LOVED rubber, or rubbah as she would say. She loved inking up our beautiful blue rubbah with a juicy (joosy) ink pad and feeling the impression of the stamp on the paper. She wanted to share the joy that sparked with the world, and she did just that.
Thank you so very much to all of you for continuing to support Stamping Bella, and for continuing to create and share wonderful things featuring our stamps, keeping that joy alive. It always meant a lot to Emily, and it still means a lot to the whole team, and to her family and friends.
Amy here with this week’s Scenic Saturday card. The ODDBALL YETI caught my eye and with that droll look on his face I was inspired to create a sort of bah humbug type of Christmas card with him.
Oddball Yeti is a pretty large stamp and he really fills the front of an A2 sized card so I stamped him front and center. His significant size doesn’t leave a whole lot of space for a detailed background so I opted instead for a dark blue ice cave that would make his white fur really stand out. The trick to creating the icicles and snow drifts is to color in the negative space between them first so that dark blue interior defines the shapes of the lighter elements. Only then can you go back in and add the shading to the ice and snow that will elevate it from blank white space on your card stock to dimensional looking scenery.
To heighten the Christmas theme and play up Oddball Yeti’s look of being so over all of the holiday hoopla, I used my Copic markers and a black multi liner pen to sketch in a simple strand of tangled Christmas lights at his feet. The struggle is real when it comes to holiday decorating, LOL! To complete the card, I stamped on a sentiment from the YETI SENTIMENT SET and to be honest, I think it looks like Oddball Yeti is ready for Christmas to be over already. 😉
Happy Friday! As always, the Babes have a fantastic assortment of cards for us today, this time featuring stamps from our ANIMAL FRIENDS collection. There’s also a Copic scene video from me at the end of the post today.
Before we get to the cards though, I have some fun news! Our recent guest designer Sandra Petersen is joining us as a full time Babe, so you will be seeing plenty of her work featuring our stamps! We just couldn’t let her go, and we are thrilled to have her join us. Welcome to the team SANDRABELLA!
Use them separately, use them all on one card, mix and match. They are perfect for creating fun customised family cards and projects. I’m contemplating adding ODDBALL CHRISTMAS CATS IN THE TREE to them to create a fun scene!
Let’s take a look at all the amazing cards the Babes have created using these stamp sets.
Hopefully I’ve inspired you to add these awesome stamps to your collection, or if you already have them, to get creating and sharing!
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!
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