Toadstools & Guinea Pigs with Stamping Bella, Oh My!

Stamping Bella - The Woodsies - Gilbert & Maisy Under The Toadstool

Happy Monday! Keep reading to see my latest card. It features an utterly adorable image, don’t say I didn’t warn you. 😉

There is a list of things that I am powerless to resist and which make me go SQUEEEEE! It is a somewhat odd and eclectic list.

Today I’ll share that two of the things on The List are toadstools and guinea pigs. If a stamp features a toadstool it is almost a guarantee that I will end up buying it. It probably has a lot to do with my love of woodland creatures and the illustrated stories about them which I gorged myself on as a child.

I explained my love for guinea pigs in my earlier blog post featuring the Gilbert has a Snack stamp.

The Card:

Stamping Bella - The Woodsies - Gilbert & Maisy Under The Toadstool

Just. Look. At. His. Little. Pink. Belly. That is all.

The Details:

US/Canada: Grab the new releases direct from Stamping Bella

UK/Europe: Pre-order the new Stamping Bella releases from me at Quixotic Paperie with 10% off until 16th February 2015! I expect the stamps to arrive in stock before the end of February.

I stamped Gilbert & Maisy Under The Toadstool with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card before colouring with Copic markers.

As with my Gilbert has a Snack card I die cut the image using a die from the Lil’ Inker Designs Stitched Mats Rounded Rectangles die set (available here in the UK from my friend Tara at Make the Day Special). I also cut a couple of pieces from a slightly heavier weight white cardstock and layered them all together to create a nice sturdy piece. I wanted to give the image layer a little dimension to stand out from the card and give a nice slightly more substantial feel to the card overall.

The sentiment was created using stamps from Mama Elephant sets.

Colouring Information:

If you want to find out the details of the Copic markers I used to colour Gilbert & Maisy, when you purchase the stamp (which you absolutely should because I want to see lots of Gilbert cards out there in blog-land) from Stamping Bella or any retailer you can get a free Colour Map with all the marker details broken down for you. These are available for all of the newest images, and older images will become available soon.

Stamping Bella - Colour Maps -

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