Two Ways with Stencilled Backgrounds & Stamping Bella

I’ve got another pair of cute cards to share today, created for my Marker Geek Monday feature on the Stamping Bella blog. Read on for all the details!

Marker Geek: Two Ways with Background Stencils & Stamping Bella

I couldn’t resist playing with a couple of the adorable new witchy stamps from Stamping Bella for Marker Geek Monday this week. I’m a sucker for a cute witchy stamp (ok, I’m a sucker for a lot of things, whatever!).

You can check out my post over on the Stamping Bella blog to see exactly how these came together. I provided some progress photos and details.

For all the supplies and colouring info, keep reading this post right here!

US/Canada Readers: You can order all of the new stamps now direct from Stamping Bella in the US HERE.

UK/Europe Readers: Tracy at DiestoDieFor has the new Fall 2017 stamps in stock HERE.

Squidgy Witch Halloween Card:

This first card is the simpler of the two, featuring a stencilled background with a die-cut image popped in front. I absolutely love how it turned out, and it couldn’t be easier to do.

Marker Geek: Two Ways with Background Stencils & Stamping Bella

The background was created using Distress Oxide Inks* (Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves) applied with Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools* through a Memory Box Co Garden Birch Trees stencil (#88527) on to Strathmore Bristol Vellum Surface paper*. I then used some Cool Gray Copic Sketch Markers* to add some shading to the trees before trimming the panel down and popping it on a card front behind a frame cut from Black Glitter Cardstock* using the largest die from the MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangular Frames die set. I finished the card off with a sentiment from the Stamping Bella Fall Sentiment set (UK link) stamped using Versamark ink* and heat embossed using WOW Vanilla White embossing powder* on a strip of the same glitter cardstock then cut apart.

The little witch is Stamping Bella Squidgy Witch Trick or Treater (UK stamp link, UK die link), and she was cut out using the coordinating die. I coloured her using Copic Markers.

Skin: E000,E00,E21,E11,E04 Hair: E55,E77,E49 Hat/Shoes: T4,T6,T10,100 Hat Trim/Trousers: YG25,YG17,G99 Buckle: Y13,Y17,YR24 Hat Inner/Dress: BV17,V17,BV29 Pumpkin Bucket: YR15,YR68,YR27

Little Bits Little Witchies Card:

This second card is a little more involved as I stamped and masked the characters and ground before stencilling to create a one layer scene.

Marker Geek: Two Ways with Background Stencils & Stamping Bella

The background was created by stamping the two characters from the Stamping Bella Little Bits Little Witchies stamp set (UK link) on to Strathmore Bristol Vellum Surface Paper* using MFT Hybrid Ink in Black Licorice, stamping and cutting masks for both using Inkadinkado Masking Paper* and adding a piece of Post-It Tape with a torn edge to mask the ground area. I then used Distress Oxide Inks* (Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves) applied with Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools* through a Memory Box Co Garden Birch Landscape stencil (#88550). After removing the stencil and masks I coloured the ground using Copic Markers in BG93,BG96 and BG99. I then added shading to the trees and coloured the characters using Prismacolor coloured pencils*

Trees: French Grey 10%,30%,90% Skin: Lt Peach, Peach, Clay Rose Hair: Burnt Ochre, Tuscan Red, Dk Umber Hat/Cloak: Warm Grey 20%,50%,70%,90%, Black Dress: Lilac, Process Red, Dk Purple Cat: Beige, Burnt Ochre, Sienna Brown

I matted my scene on a piece of Black Glitter Cardstock* and popped it on a card. All done! I didn’t add a sentiment so that I can use this card for a birthday, or a “just because” card, rather than Halloween. I believe in getting a little witchy all year round. 😉

Copic Colouring Videos:

You can see how I coloured the images for the product packaging using Copic Markers by watching the videos in the playlist below. If you enjoy them, please do subscribe to my channel – I upload colouring videos regularly for all the new releases, and am working on videos for older releases too.

Copic Marker info is provided in the videos.

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One thought on “Two Ways with Stencilled Backgrounds & Stamping Bella

  1. Trudie

    Just watched your SB Fall Release haul video and was delighted to find this blog along with all kind of helpful information. I have wanted to tell you for quite some time I really enjoy watching your videos and love how you make the Stamping Bella characters come to life. Thank you so much for sharing.


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