Tuesday, February 25, 2020

I Brake for Inky Backgrounds!

I was looking at this very neat Grand Canyon scene stamp and I thought that I could make a really great masculine notecard if I just stamped it over an inky background.

I used beige and brown Distress Oxides in the background, smooshing them up from my craft mat onto watercolor paper. I dried between layers and also added a little orange to suggest the color of the rocks at the Grand Canyon.  

When dry, I just stamped over top with a crisp black ink.  I matted this in navy blue.  I think I could send this to any guy for any occasion. I’m so happy to have a card like that in my stash!

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

I Brake for Beautiful Blue Flowers!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing another of the flowers from the beautiful full sheet called MS49.  I was in the mood for some blue flowers and I chose some navy paper to accent it.

As I often do...(or rather DON'T do) I couldn't decide what occasion I wanted this card to be for.  It might become a birthday, sympathy or simply a "thinking of you" card in the future.

The white background paper is actually embossed though it's rather difficult to see in the photos.  The one below is the best that I could get.

Monday, February 17, 2020

I Brake for Flowers!

Hello!  I have a very pretty card to share today, and I used an older medium, Perfect Pearls! I am convinced that they are making a comeback, and I think that this detailed stamp set is the perfect style for them.

I stamped my flower on the background with Versamark ink and then used Gold Perfect Pearls.  After brushing off the excess, I spritzed the card with water to set the medium.  

For the focal point, I heat embossed the same flowers with gold embossing powder on watercolor cardstock. I wet the cardstock and then sprinkled Cobalt Brusho Powders over top.  I let this dry naturally so I would get variations in the colors.  

I left a spot in the upper left of the focal area for my sentiment. I wasn’t sure if I would use this for a birthday card or maybe even a Sympathy card, if a need arises.  I also did a bunch of Perfect Pearl backgrounds with the different flowers from this sheet so I have more cards to create in the future.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

I Brake for Beautiful Daisies!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a card Spring-like card.  
I don't mind winter but around this time of year we occasionally get a nice 50-60 degree day and it makes me long for Spring.

I really like this sheet of stamps because it's a nice selection of Flowers and Fall stamps.  I can't wait until my daisies come up.  It's usually around 4th of July.

I haven't finished the inside because this card could be used for so many occasions.  I'll wait until something comes up and do it then.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

I Brake for Valentines!

Hello! I would love to share two Valentine Cards I made using stamps that are not created for Valentines.  The first is one of the newer stamps in the store, Huge Floral Background.  And it is huge at about 4.5 by 6.5 inches.  The second is the little snowdrop from Bubble Wrap, Lattice and Flower Sheet.  And lastly, the Love sentiment from Wedding Sheet.

First, I stamped the background in light pink.  I die cut out a heart in the center, and saved the heart for my second card.  I stamped, simply colored and fussy cut the snowdrops.  Here, I glued the base of the flowers down, but used dimensional foam tape to pop up the blooms over an embossed white background.  The entire panel was placed a light green card base, and I added a die cut sentiment.  

I could not just throw out the pretty heart, so I stamped the word LOVE on it, put three gems under and popped this up on an embossed background.  I think the simple detail of matting in black, and adding some sparkly silver ribbon, really makes this card pop.

I have already sent these cards out as Valentines, but I think they could also make a nice wedding card, or birthday card, if you just changed the color of the background stamp to suit your needs.

I hope that YOU have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!  Thanks for visiting as we love to share our love of stamping with you!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

I Brake for Birthday Roses!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card with you.

I've used June Rose.

I think I'll send this to my sister-in-law.
She's the next birthday up in our family.

The sentiment is from the Every Day Phrases set.  The most useful set I've EVER owned!!  I believe there are over 40 verses in the set.  You'll grab it nearly every time you make a card.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

I Brake for Dancing Ducks!

Hello!  I hadn’t yet used this cute duck image from the Mostly Mice stamp set, and I needed a birthday card for a young person, so I thought I would use it with a funny saying. 

I colored the image simply with alcohol markers and then used a die to cut an aperture in some fun patterned paper.  I stamped the funny sentiment from the Monster Mash set with blue ink onto some yellow cardstock.

I like mixing and matching sets, and I do think this is pretty funny.  I hope it will bring a smile to the face of the little boy I will be giving to!

Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

I Brake for Elvis!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a Valentine's Day card.
I used half sheet Elvis Part 2.
The sentiment was printed from my computer.

Inside I used Every Day Phrases.
There are so many wonderful sayings in this set.  It's probably my biggest "go to" set I own!

My husband and I are going to a dinner and wine pairing at a winery to celebrate this year.  What are your plans?

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

I Brake for January Carnations!

Hello!  The Carnation is the Birth Flower for January and I always like to make a card for the flower-of-the-month, if I can.  I usually have used this stamp to color in, and I just sortof decide what color I want, but this time I wanted to use the stamp as a background.

I simply stamped the Jumbo - January Carnation in purple ink, onto lavender  cardstock and die cut the panel.

I then cut out a sentiment in white cardstock, and used the same purple stamping ink to color the die cut.  I layered this over a sentiment cut from glitter cardstock, and voila, my card is finished.

This stamp does come in a smaller version, as to all in the Birth Flowers series.  These are probably my favorite stamps in the store.

Have a wonderful day!

Heidi @MyLittleStampingBlog

Saturday, January 25, 2020

I Brake for Stained Glass Lilys!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing another image from one of my favorite lines...Stained Glass at I Brake for Stamps

This stamp is called Stained Glass Lily.

I used some Wink of Stella on my card. 
I love that hint of shimmer it gives.
I haven't decided yet if this will be a Valentine's Day or a birthday card.

I've been on a lily kick lately which I hope is okay with you.
They're just so pretty!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

I Brake for Fashion!

Hello!  I am continuing to work on Valentines! One of the nicest things about making your own cards is that you can personalize each one.  This one is made with a teenage girl in mind — one who doesn’t care for hearts.

I really loved the retro look of the 1920’s Fashion Ladies in this set, and decided to pair that with the Hugs and Kisses sentiment in the Old and New set.

My background is the salted watercolor technique.  To get this texture, lay down a wash of watercolor paint on watercolor paper and, while it is still wet, throw some salt down on it.  After it dries, rub off the salt and it is ready to go.

I added a few die cut butterflies as my embellishment.  I also added some glitter pen to the dress details and the little butterflies, but it didn’t show up in the photo.  I am happy with how this card turned out!

Do you personalize your cards for each recipient?

Thanks for visiting today!

Heidi @MyLittleStampingBlog

Saturday, January 18, 2020

I Brake for Floating Hearts!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a Valentine's Day card.
We're getting a big snowstorm here today and February is just around the corner.  It was the perfect day to make a card!

I've used 

This is the inside of the card.
The sentiments are from the Full Sheet called Every Day Phrases.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

I Brake for Valentines!

Hello!  I have a very traditional looking Valentine to share today.  I thought that the grungy look of the sentiments in the Old and New stamp sheet would look good with the Chalkboard technique.  That was my starting point for this card.

I heat embossed the sentiment, then smudged white ink around the edge of the panel.  After framing this out with another red die cut, I used some neat foiled patterned paper for the background.  My embellishment Kiss is also from the stamp set!  I thought this turned out nicely, and definitely the photos don’t do this one justice.

Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

I Brake for Luscious Lilys!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a thank you card.
I used


A girl at school brought several of us a bouquet of flowers.
Her mom is a florist and she brought them back from a show.

I wanted to make a card to thank them for their thoughtfulness.
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