Saturday, March 28, 2015

I Brake for Bunnies and Birds!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a cute little Easter image.
The stamp is called BUNNY AND BIRD NEST and it's from I BRAKE FOR STAMPS.


IBFS has a great selection of Easter images and verses.






Thursday, March 26, 2015

I Brake for ... OH Snap !!

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here with a birthday card  , I made this card in mind to be given to a work friend from a group of us at work .The image I used is called The Gang and the sentiment inside is Happy Birthday From the whole gang , from half sheet #043 .
I like to make envelopes to match my card


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did you know you can cut words on a die cutter out of vinyl and add them to your cards  , Oh Snap was done this way ..

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inside my card

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a closer look at the envelope the top flap was covered in matching paper too ..

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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
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I Brake for Springtime and Pansies.

Good morning peeps, Beth here with another card using the beautiful Jumbo Pansies from IBFS....Pansies are one of my favorite flowers and they always spell spring for me.......had so much fun doing this card.


My card uses the Whitewash Technique by Melanie Muenchinger.....love the look of this tech...looks like I have stamped on vellum.....I stamped the image twice using ranger embossing ink added white embossing powder then the fun began....I next took a aqua brush added watered down white craft ink to my images after I was happy with that I next did the same thing with some colored ink pads to add just a little color.......finally added some beads and pearls to the centers of the flowers.....a cute little hummingbird outline sticker that I colored.....this is a definite re-do technique.

Hope you have enjoyed my post today and I will see you next week.
Hugs
Beth 

Monday, March 23, 2015

I Brake For Bister, Mister!

{jane bosi}

Happy Monday, Brakers!!  I have a quick card share today!  Still playing around with my Bisters and learning how to control and layer the colors.  For this card, I wanted a masculine feel so, used Green, Blue and Yellow bisters. 

This is one of the first IBFS sheets, called Music Sheet, I purchased many many moons ago.  I love it because the images are genderless and hip (although, my kids tell me anyone truly "hip" never uses that word anymore!).  It's a wonderfully versatile sheet.

For this project, I used Fabriano water color paper.  I heat embossed the drum set, as well, so in real life, it's a bit shiny and pops right off the page!  My sentiment comes from the Floral Half Sheet 148A.

Give it a whirl!  Don't forget to be awesome!
TTFN,

Jane

Saturday, March 21, 2015

I Brake For Wild Irises!

Hello and happy Saturday!

I've been on a major flower kick lately.  I think I'm just ready for Spring. 

Today I'm sharing a birthday card with you.


I kept this one fairly simple.  Simple layout, a ribbon and few rhinestones.








Thursday, March 19, 2015

I Brake for Birthdays ...

Hello IBFS fans !!!

Crystal here and today's card is a birthday card using the Humorous Seniors from half sheet 103 and the inside sentiment is from half sheet #052 . I am going for a vintage antique feel for this one .

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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
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I Brake for Leo The Lep'rechan

Happy St. Patrick Day to all of you...this is one of my favorite holidays as I am as Irish as they get....so since today is Tuesday and my day to post what better way to start off my day.....then to share Leo the Lep'rechan with you....hope he brings you a pot of gold.

I just love this cheerful little fellow.....how about you? Okay for the details I colored Leo with Copics and Spectrums added some bling and shamrock stickers....papers are from DCWV and that about does it....very quick easy card.

Have a great day and I will see you next week.
Hugs
Beth

Monday, March 16, 2015

I Brake For A Friend's House

{jane bosi}

Happy Monday, Brakers!  Today, as we are on the cusp of spring, I have a colorful, flowery card to share!

I've been goofing around with my gelli plate lately and used it to create my background.  By combining several Distress Inks and this awesome diamond background stamp, I was able to produce my colorful piece.  I am a big fan of mixed media.  This has a similar feel, but so much quicker and with similarly interesting results.

After the background dried, I stamped, using Archival Black ink, over the top with one of my all time favorite silhouette images.  It's called Floral Silhouette and I just love the delicate Queen Anne's lace among the other images.

To finish things off, I added a sentiment from Inspirational Plate #2.

I hope this finds you well and about to get inky!  Don't forget to be awesome!
TTFN, Jane

Saturday, March 14, 2015

I Brake for Blessings!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card with you.  My co-worker lost her baby and I wanted something beautiful for her.

On the front of the card I used a verse that's not meant to be for a sympathy card but by eliminating the final line I felt it was appropriate for her.  She's religious and I think these words will mean something to her.

The stamp is called The Blessings Of Peace and it's a Christmas sentiment. (minus the last line)




Inside I stamped a teddy bear and a sympathy verse.
I hope she's able to start healing soon.



Thursday, March 12, 2015

I Brake for Retirement ...

Hello IBFS fans !!!

It's Crystal here and today I made a retirement card with a cute fishing image from the IBFS103 Seniors half sheet  , I can imagine fishing to be top of the list for a new retired person , so I made a card for it , my sentiment is Happy Retirement and from half sheet #043 and I heat embossed it on vellum . I made my banners from washi tape and attached to bakers twine ,   my frame is a die from MFT that embosses wood grain and then I sponge walnut ink to bring out wood grain , I kept this pretty simple and let the image be the star ...

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don't forget the envelope , stamp out naked envelopes lol ... I ink the edges and stamp my image and sentiment .
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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

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I Brake for Fashinonista

Good morning peeps, Beth here with another card for you this week and have decided to use a couple of stamps from the More Fashionista Half Sheet from Stampinback and sold at I Brake For Stamps.


These stamps are pretty easy to work with not a lot of coloring as you can see I decided just to make the clothes hair and accessories pop and also went a little bold with my colors....the designer paper is from a Recollections pad called Painted Fancy.....colored my image with Stampin-Up markers.....used oranges, blue, and white card stock, border punch Martha Stewart, and Spellbinder dies.

Until next week.
Hugs
Beth

Monday, March 9, 2015

I Brake For Animals

{jane bosi}

Happy Monday!!  Today, I'm sharing my best attempt at another "boy" ish card!  I'm not entirely convinced my 15 year old nephew will appreciate the workmanship that went into making it, but I'm quite pleased!

I created my background using a technique called Bleach Blocking.  It creates a colorful and texture rich background.  I chose my distress inks thinking of a more masculine card......color choices are so important when creating the "feel" of a masculine card, don't you think?

To complete my project, I used this awesome TRIO stamp!  I stamped on cream colored card stock using Archival Ink.  This is the best permanent/waterproof ink I own!  It gives such a crisp image that is plenty black.  The only downside, I can see, is that it doesn't work with my Copic markers.  But, nevermind that.  There are plenty of other ways to apply color!  For this card, I used the same distress inks I used on my background and my aqua painter.  I wanted just a shadow of the light purple color (dusty concord) around each animal.....The giraffe and tiger both are colored with Rusty Hinge in varying intesity.

To finish it off, I added the "Enjoy" sentiment from Floral Half Sheet 148B.  So many good choices on that sheet!! 

That's all for me today----have a great one!!  Don't forget to be awesome!
TTFN, Jane

Saturday, March 7, 2015

I Brake For Pretty Poppies in Green!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing another card that I made using the beautiful


 I love the way the lime green made the poppies pop!
No pun intended...though I do love puns.


I used two different sentiments on the inside...
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

I Brake for the Easter Bunny ..

Hello IBFS fans !!
It's Crystal here  for I Brake For Stamps Design Team and today I made an Easter cad using an image from Randi Dandi Series 2 sheet and the sentiment is from the Easter Collage quarter sheet  , I think this Bunny is so darling and he was fun to bring to life with color , I used my copic markers and then stamped and cut the bow  from matching papers and popped it up and the frame itself was cut and popped up . 

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see the sparkle strip , to get this look I took a strip of double sided tape and ran it down the card and the sprinkled ultra fine glitter in diamond on it and then burnished it into the tape .
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inside I stamped the same image to create a water mark and the stamped sentiment over it

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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
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