Stamp It Saturday: Copic Colouring Black & Pleats/Folds featuring Grace the Graduate!

Today I’ve got a Copic colouring video to share for one of the Spring 2018 Stamping Bella stamp releases, and this time I thought it would be useful to add a voice-over chatting about how I approach colouring black and also pleats or folds. Read on to check out the card and my video!

Uptown Girl Grace the Graduate Card:

You may be aware that I colour all of the product images for Stamping Bella. When I do this, I film the process and upload the videos. The Spring 2018 release was rather generously proportioned, and I’m just getting around to editing the last few videos. Most of the time these videos are just set to music, but today I thought I would spend a little extra time adding a voiceover to talk about how I approach both colouring black and also pleats or folds. I hope you find this useful!

As I mention in the video you can obtain a free “Copic colour map” for the images shown on the website and product packaging, either directly via your account on the Stamping Bella website if you have ordered from there, or by contacting Stamping Bella with your purchase information if you have bought your stamps from a retailer. You can find a guide to this HERE.

Copic Colouring Black and Pleats or Folds Video:

Watch the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Additional Resources:

In the video I mention some earlier posts and videos I have created on the subject of pleats and folds. The posts include pinnable step by step photo guides for easy reference. You can find those here:

I have also previously talked about colouring black in a post here on the Stamping Bella blog:

Stamps Used:

Over To You!

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Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!




  1. Marn says:

    Thank you so much. Outstanding guides for making folds and using greys for black. Extremely useful.

  2. Margaret Gail Mortimer says:

    Love this image, my daughter is graduating with honours at the end of the year. This image will be perfect.

  3. Nancee Purdum says:

    Thanks for sharing Elaine! Very helpful information! 🙂

  4. Amelia says:

    This is soooo helpful. Thank you!

  5. Nancy Wineinger says:

    Great tutorial! Thank you it was very helpful.

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