Saturday, May 23, 2015

I Brake for Graduations!

Hello and happy Saturday!

I was so excited when I saw this recent release at I Brake For Stamps!  I love owls and I'm always looking for nice graduation stamps.

This one is called GRAD OWL.


The CONGRATULATIONS! verse is from EVERY DAY PHRASES.


Inside I used HAPPY GRADUATION.



This is the photo that I used for my coloring inspiration.






Thursday, May 21, 2015

I Brake for the Bride ...

Hello IBFS fans !!!

It's Crystal here and today I am using the bride image from Seniors Full sheet  , I water colored the image and the background , I am loving the look of fluid no control water pools especially in the backgrounds .I used Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and Tim Holtz ind pads to do my water coloring .

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Dies used : KaiserCraft script words , MFT stax set 2 , and a moroccan background lattice die ( not sure of name bought 2nd hand ) , Heartfelt Arianna Blooms die , MS branch punch
Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I Brake For Giraffe's

Hello peeps, Beth here again this week with a very simple easy card..... my card this week uses the giraffe stamp off of the Half Sheet 138B and a Darice Tree embossing folder.


First I embossed my tree than I stamped my giraffe image with Rangers Wild Honey ink next I inked the embossed tree with more distress inks added some twine and added a little sticker to it.

Well that does it for me this week hope you have enjoyed this CAS card.

Hugs
Beth

Monday, May 18, 2015

I Brake For Unicorns

{Jane Bosi}  Happy Monday, Brakers!!  I'm hoping today is as magical as my colorful Unicorn card!  Isn't this just the BEST image?  There is a large and small version of this image---mine is the large one!

I always am a bit uncertain with such a straight forward card.....must be those years of layers, gadgets, fancy cuts, embellishments and more!  Simply stamped with Memento black ink, colored with copics and a layer of Stickles glitter glue....what would a unicorn be without glittery rainbow hair?  Just a horse with a horn, I'm afraid!  Speaking of horns, I added a layer or two of crystal effects to the horn to give it some dimension.

Finally, I added THE PERFECT sentiment from the Fashionista Half Sheet.  Go ahead.....Shine, be you!
Don't forget to be awesome!

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, May 16, 2015

I Brake for Diane's Bridal Shower!

Hello and happy Saturday!

My nephew is getting married in August and I recently attended his finance's bridal shower.  Their colors are red and turquoise so I used that theme to make her shower card.

I used Rubber Romances Diva...BRIDE.


On the inside I used the verse Here Comes the Bride!

I used Copic Markers to add some turquoise shading to the dress.





Thursday, May 14, 2015

I Brake for Golf ...

Hello I Brake for Stamps fans !!

It's Crystal here with a birthday card using an image from IBFS100 senior half sheet  , I think this golf lady is oh so cute .


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colored with copic markers ,dies used are Lawn Fawn  speech bubble and happy birthday border
Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I Brake for Owl's and Kisses

Good morning peeps, Beth here this week with a mixed media canvas.....I have been trying new things and have used quite a few stamps from the store.


As you can probably tell I had so much fun working on this canvas the hardest part was waiting for the different media to dry.

Started off with a blank canvas that I stenciled the word Dream, Brick Wall and the Zig Zag down the side.......after that dried I spread Gesso over the entire canvas......next came the fun used Gelato's worked them in with my fingers then added different stamped elements along with some Distress Inks.

I used the following stamps on this piece Large With This Kiss that was colored with Copics, Large Owl, Large Script Background,  dots from Half Sheet 122A , and the circles from Remember When....I just realized my owl is upside down I tried stamping him on the canvas didn't turn out well so I stamped on paper and glued it to the canvas......printed Soar in the circles under the Owl, also added the flowers, buttons, and gems.

Hope you have enjoyed my post today as much as I did making it.....see you next week.
Hugs
Beth

Monday, May 11, 2015

I Brake For Silhouettes....and Bister

{jane bosi}  Happy Monday, Brakers!!  I hope all you mommies and mommy-types had a great day yesterday! 

Today, I have a bister background to share--with a beautiful silhouette image!  I created this background by layering multiple dippings of bister.  I continue to experiment with maintaining the color saturation I am wanting.  This little "dip" method works great for a marbled look. 

I began by sprinkling some bisters on my non-stick craft sheet and then generously sprtized with water.  After larger pools of wet bisters formed, I dipped my cardstock into the inks.  Dry.  Repeat. And, do it again!

To finish off this earthy looking card, I waited until the background was completely dry (over night).  Then, I embossed Fennel Silhouette Negative directly on to it.  A wide piece of burlap ribbon and some pearly accents finish things off.

Have a great day and, don't forget to be awesome!  TTFN, Jane

Saturday, May 9, 2015

I Brake for Mother's Day!

Hello and happy Saturday!


Today I'm sharing my Mother-in-Law's Mother's Day card with you.

I've used Floral Silhouette for the focal point on my card. 
The verse is from Every Day Phrases


I used Happy Mother's Day on the inside of her card.
I think this script is so pretty.  No one writes in cursive anymore and it's such a pretty form of writing!





Thursday, May 7, 2015

I Brake for Exercise ..Not !!!

Hello IBFS fans !!
It's Crystal and I am back with a Humorous Senior card using IBFS100 senior half sheet , I used an image and sentiment from this set .



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I love the inside sentiment lol ....
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Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Love Silhouettes and Butterflies

Going morning peeps, Beth here with another card using a stencil and distress inks.....hope you like it, using stencil's does not always work for me.


Now for the details I started out with white card stock and a honeycomb stencil....moving the stencil around in different places on the card I added Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Weathered Wood distress inks....next I stamped the gazebo scene from I Love Silhouettes, the Butterflies and verse from the Botanical Sheet  layered onto a blue piece of card stock which was then added to a Kraft card.....also added a little bit of bling to dress it up some.

Well that will do it for me until next week.....hope you all have a wonderful crafty week.

Hugs
Beth

Monday, May 4, 2015

I Brake For Cute Elephants

{jane bosi}
When my oldest was a toddler, he was completely obsessed with elephants.  Completely.  Sixteen plus years later, I am still drawn to elephants.  It isn't hard to understand why I find this Cute Elephant so appealing!  It's an elephant that looks like Horton and is adorn with flowers and hearts....I think I am in love!

My background was created using a gelli plate, a variety of inks and a few stencils. After making several different prints, I cut them apart and blocked them for a patchwork-ish background.  It adds interest to an otherwise pretty simple creation. I colored Cute Elephant with copic markers and cut out using the Out of the Box technique.  My final step was to add the Happy Birthday sentiment from the new You Are The Beast sheet.

Have a great day!  And, don't forget to be awesome!
TTFN, Jane

Saturday, May 2, 2015

I Brake for Lakes!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Best day of the week isn't it?  Today I'm jumping the gun a little bit.  My husband's birthday is in August and we always return to the lake he grew up on to rent a cottage for his birthday week.  When I saw these recent releases at I Brake For Stamps I jumped all over them!!  Then, when my husband went to China for 2 weeks on business I had some free (private) time to craft and so I took advantage of that and made his card now.


I used two new releases called CANOE SCENE and PADDLE FRAME.


On the inside I used the birthday verse from BOTANICAL.
I just know he's going to love this card.  Now I just have to keep it hidden for the next few months...and remember where I put it when it's time to pack for the trip.




Friday, May 1, 2015

I Brake For Victorian

I'm new to hand stamped images (I've mostly used digistamps) but I'm loving these stamps from I Brake For Stamps.  The stamped lines are so crisp and easy to color.  For my card this week, I chose this Victorian Lamp.  I wanted to keep the feel of the card rather subtle so I didn't use bright colors when coloring the image.

The background paper is Anna Griffin Georgette Paper Stack.  I bought this paper a while back and because I thought it was so pretty, I haven't used it.  Anyone else like me?  I colored the image with Promarkers and put Glossy Accents on the lamp to give the effect of glass.  I'm afraid you can't see that in this picture .  I colored a paper doily, folded it and placed the lamp on it to give the impression of a tablecloth.  I like the vintage look of the card. 

Thank you for visiting with us today.  I hope you will go to I Brake For Stamps and look through all the products they have to offer.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

I Break for Good Gossip ..

Hello IBFS fans !!
It's Crystal here and today's card I am using an image from Seniors Full sheet from the I Brake for Stamps store . Do you ever look at a stamp and wonder what the image is doing  , well today I could just imagine the little old lady trying to listen in on some good gossip, lol .The sentiment I came up with for this card is Say Whatt !! I used my Silhouette and a sketch pen to write it and then die cut it out ,I like to do this when I don't have a stamp to say what I want it to express .



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I added a pearl necklace with Viva pearl pen
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inside my card I used the same image and stamped in same color of card stock so you can still write over the top
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Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS