Veggie Bella Welcome

Well I admit that this is not the best picture which I have ever taken, but unfortunately my shots don’t work half as well at night!  So for today I decided to do a simple card using this awsome stamp from Stamping Bella.  I just love their images!  The image was colored in with Copic markers, but then shaded using Gamsol and Prismacolor pencils.

 This technique is fantastic for those people who love the intensity of Copic markers, but find the shading to be challenging! 

To start off with, you lay down a base of Copic markers in all of your areas.  Then you simply go in with a darker shade of color pencil, and lay down the pencil, in those areas which would be shaded.  Next you will take your blending stub and Gamsol, and spread the color.  Try not to let it go out to far from the orignial shadow area.  The idea is to fade off the shading, to make it more natural. The rest of the card is pretty standard, except for the greeting which is written by hand. 

This technique is by no means a cheaters technique.  Rather it is a tool to enhance your Copic work, or to help you during the challenging learning faze.  You may find yourself liking it for regular use.


  • Stamps:  Veggebella (Stamping Bella), Silk BG (Cornish Heritage Farms, retired)
  • Paper:  Early Espresso, Poppy Parade, Whisper White CS (Stampin’ Up!), Mr Campy DP (Cosmo Cricket), Copic X-Press
  • Ink:  Vintage Photo, Broken China, Shabby Shutter Distress inks (Ranger ink), Black Stewart Superior Hybrid ink)
  • Color medium:  Copic Markers, Prismacolor pencils, Blending Stubs, Gamsol
  • Dies/Punches:  Nestabilities Ovals & Scalloped Ovals (Spellbinder), Word Window Large punch
  • Other:  Mini glue dots, Multipurpose adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Early Espresso 5/8″ Satin ribbon (Stampin’ Up!); Papertrey Ink button, White poster paint Sharpie marker, Sponges, Stardust Stickles (Ranger ink)

Stampin’ Hugs,

4 replies on “Veggie Bella Welcome”

  1. Bellas are so great!! I don’t have nearly as many as I want, lol! I also like the fellas 🙂
    Thanks for the colouring technique tips. I don’t have any copics yet, but have been thinking about it. Price is prohibitive for me. Combining copics with pencils, I could do!

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