Saturday, July 22, 2017

I Brake for Beautiful Blue Hydrangeas!

 Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing such a beautiful flower that I got at I Brake For Stamps.
It can be found as a single or on a half sheet...

or as a single...

On the inside I used one of the sentiments from this set.

Baubles, Doily and Words Half Sheet

Isn't this flower gorgeous?!
 I have 3 Hydrangeas in my yard,
one blue and two white and I love them all!

Friday, July 21, 2017

I Brake For Cocoa Cammy!

 Hello Everyone!!

Today I'm sharing a holiday project with you.  I used Cocoa Cammy and I love the way these both turn out. I hope you guys are enjoying your day and don't forget to check out stamps from the I Brake for Stamps Shop!!

I also used: 
Gina K. Winter Cheer Paper Pad
                 Simon Says Stamps Talk Bubbles Stamp and Die Set
                  Hero Arts CL722
Pink and Main Stitched Rounded Rectangles
Enamel Dots
Red / White Twine
                                                              Sizzix Canning Jars 3-D
                                                      My Favorite Things Oval Stax 1& 2

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I Brake For....Monster Mash!!!

Hello stampers - Nancy here today with a bright and cheery card!

This adorable image and sentiment is called Monster Mash set and can be found here by itself or part of the Curiosities Set #1 here.

I love the smile of pure joy on this monster and feel that we all should dance like no one is watching!!!

I colored the image with copics and used a curved border die on the side to mimic the curves of the tutu.  Small flower dies and a swiss dot embossing folder finishes everything off.  I used bright colors of yellow, orange and pink - this is one of those images where you can go bright and bold with color.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hop on over to the IBFS store to check out all the Curiosity stamps, as well as thousands of other stamps. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I Brake for Steampunk Budgies!

I guess I'm still in a Steampunky mood because today's card features the budgie from the Special Delivery set from the Mech-Animals Set 1 by Carmen Medlin Designsavailable at I Brake for Stamps.

The Special Delivery Budgie was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts). I fussy-cut around the tail, then slid one of the dies from a Stitched Postage Rectangles die set under the tail, and die-cut the image. The background was added with Copic markers, which were also used to color the Special Delivery BudgieA black pen was used to edge Special Delivery Budgie's tail. Clear Glaze penwas used to add shine and dimension to the Special Delivery Budgie's eye, talons, rivets, and collar spikes.

Map patterned paper was trimmed, edged with Hickory Smoke Distress ink, then matted onto silver metallic cardstock. A scrap of the silver cardstock was die-cut with a stitched fishtail labels from and a Key Corner die. The sentiment sticker sheet was added to the silver fishtail label, which was then adhered to the card front. The Special Delivery Budgie image panel was adhered to the card front, which was then mounted on a white card.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Just so you know, I Brake for Stamps ships internationally!

Click HERE to be whisked I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies! 

Thanks for visiting today!

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, July 17, 2017

I Brake for Fish!

Hi everyone! It's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. I am here today to share with you a fun card using the stamp Luncheon Meat and a background technique using Distress inks.

To create this background, I smeared some distress inks and oxides onto a craft sheet and spritzed it with some water.  Using a small acetate sheet, I dabbed up the water and dabbed the sheet onto some white card stock.  Once I was happy with the look, I used my blending tool and faded jeans distress ink to add blue tones to the background where white was showing through.

I stamped the image onto the distress inked card stock then again onto some white card stock.  I used copic colors to color up the fish images and fussy cut them using my tonic scissors.

I popped up the fish using some foam dots and added some clear nuvo drops where the bubbles were stamped.

This is a really easy technique and makes for a great background.  

Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

I Brake For...More Flowers!

It seems as if we've been posting a lot of flowers here on the I Brake For Stamps blog! What can I say, Summer has hit! I'm coming to you today with yet another card with flowers on it. ;) I used the Large Floral Border stamp set to create this bright, fun card!

I started by stamping my image onto Tim Holtz water color paper with Versamark Watermark ink, then I sprinkled some gold embossing powder and heated it up. Using various Zig Clean Clear Watercolor Markers I painted the image.
I LOVED how the light was reflecting on the water.
Once I had painted my whole image I cut out a masking of the stamped image and splattered gold paint on my card. This step SHOULD have been done after the sentiment was finished, but I wasn't thinking ahead. Because of that, I had to be careful of spreading this gold paint when I highlighted my sentiment with more paint.

My sentiment was one I rifled through my stash to find. It is from a stamp company that is no longer in business, but the sentiment worked perfectly for this card! I had gold embossed this as well, but it needed to pop out a touch from my card panel. To achieve this, I used some of the same Zig Markers to outline the main sentiment portion. I used the lighter pink and gently brushed it over the smaller portion of the sentiment. The result is subtle, yet it helps just enough.

This was a quick and easy card to produce, and it was extremely emotionally fulfilling. I can not wait to send this to someone, I think it would really brighten their day!!! There are SO MANY "flower" stamps on the I Brake For Stamps site! Some are incredibly detailed and others are elegantly simple. Beginner artists as well as extremely experienced will find something wonderful to delight their day!

Thank you for reading, I hope I have inspired you!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

I Brake for Bright Birthdays!

Hello and happy Saturday!

I just got the most beautiful new set from I Brake For Stamps!

In the set there's a doily, two fun speech bubbles and many verses! 
I loved looking through my inks and finding papers that would coordinate with it.  I have no recipient in mind yet but I can't wait to give this to someone!

Friday, July 14, 2017

I Brake For.. Tea Pot Photo Frames!!!

 Hello and Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I'm sharing a Tea Pot Photo Frame card with you. It is one of those cards that reminds us that when life gets tough just sip that tea because the creator has us. Also, if you are like me and love both coffee and tea this stamp can go either way. 

Until Next Time...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

I Brake for a Hello !!

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here and today I made a fun card just to say Hello to a friend. For this card I am using a digital stamp image from the Rick St. Dennis line and her name is called Tryss , I love his digital images , so fun to color , today I had fun coloring some peacock colored hair , its all the rage for the teenagers and since I wont be coloring my hair this beautiful color I can color up my image with the color Go check out all the fun images and step outside the box and have some fun coloring up some colorful hair on your image  , its so fun ....

For my back ground I heat embossed a poppy flower from the Half Sheet Poppies in Kaleidoscope embossing powder  ,when done on black cardstock it looks peacock in color. My image was copic colored .

ink smooching with oxide inks to jazz up the inside and you can still write a little something inside on it .

I hope you get to play with some fun hair colors on your next coloring fun dayand if you  run over and check out all the great images in the I BRAKE FOR STAMPS STORE ,I am sure you will  find something you would love to create with.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I Brake For.....Strawberries!!!

Hello IBFS fans!! Nancy here today and I have a sweet and luscious card to share with you today! do you like some strawberries?

This wonderful stamp from is called, of course, Strawberries and can be found here.  The image is nicely illustrated with shading to help you when you color .  I stamped it with memento black ink and colored  it with copics.  Although I used 4 red copic markers on the berries it went really fast.  I added some highlights on the seed portions with a white pen.  (BTW, if anyone ever invents a white pen that doesn't have to be constantly shaken  to work, or one that does not dry out after a few months they will end up being very rich!!)

I used a stitched rectangle die for the main piece, and a silhouette file  scalloped rectangle in the background.  Some patterned paper on the bottom was topped with a red gingham ribbon and green button.

On a personal note...we lived in California for many years before moving to Florida.  We were next to a city that was known for its strawberry fields and each year at harvest time, starting in March, you could buy flats of fresh, ready to eat strawberries direct from the farms at roadside stands for next to nothing.  It was wonderful!  We would have smoothies, shortcake, and all sorts of wonderful strawberry filled treats.  I do miss being able to get such a deal here where we live.

I hope you like the card and that you will hop on over to the IBFS store where you will find this and thousands of other stamps .

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I Brake for Steampunk Owls!

Here's a Steampunky card featuring Victorian Steampunk Owl from the New Steampunk set by Carmen Medlin Designsavailable at I Brake for Stamps.

Victorian Steampunk Owl was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers. The image panel was die-cut with a stitched rectangle die. The background was added with Copic markers, which were also used to color the Victorian Steampunk Owl. Clear Glaze pen was used to add shine and dimension to the Victorian Steampunk Owl's beak, screws, rivets, and the Steampunk piece on her belly.

I found a perfect piece of 6x6 patterned paper in my stash, which I cut to 5 5/8" square, then matted onto gold metallic cardstock. A scrap of the gold cardstock was die-cut twice a fishtail label die. Words from a sticker book were added to the labels which were then adhered to the card front. The Victorian Steampunk Owl image panel was adhered to the card front, which was then mounted on a 6" x 6" card.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Just so you know, I Brake for Stamps ships internationally!

Click HERE to be whisked I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies! 

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, July 10, 2017

I Brake for Christmas in July!

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! It's Monica from Taylormadecards4u.
So it seems like everyone is posting about Christmas in July, so I thought I would get in on the action. 

When I first saw this image in the humorous senior stamps section, it kinda reminded me of Mrs. Claus, in a weird sort of way. So I decided to use this image for my first Christmas card in 2017. 

The set that I am working with is called Half Sheet #046. It has some great images and a funny sentiment as well.

I used some washi tape from last years Tim Holtz holiday collection and some glittery stickers as well. As a final touch, i did add some shine to Mrs. Claus' fur using the Glitter Nuvo Aqua flow pen.

Need to stock up on some Christmas Stamps? I Brake for stamps is currently celebrating Christmas in July. If you use coupon code:  CHRISTMASINJULY  during the check out process, You will get 25% off all Christmas stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

I Brake For...Castles!

Hello, my darlings!

Hannah from Fanciful Spaces here! Last week I brought you a beautiful mermaid, and this week I'm bringing you a castle! Can you tell that my mind lives in a constant state of fantasy? The really awesome thing about this is that I Brake For Stamps has SO MANY fantasy stamps to choose from, Della makes it incredibly easy to continue living in my fantasy world.

Believe it or not, but I prefer to color with Copic markers. I have shared a few cards, here, that were colored with Copics, and one that was in colored pencil, however, I find myself drawn to painting with the stamps available at I Brake For Stamps. Most of the stamps that I have chosen to share from I Brake For Stamps just LOVE to be painted!!!

I stamped this image, using StazOn black ink, onto watercolor paper, I then painted it using Zig Clean Color Markers. It was so much fun to watch this image come alive! Using a straight edge, I tore off a portion of the painted layer to reveal a rough edge on my paper. I colored this rough edge with some brown ink that I had. This layer was adhered to some Neenah Desert Sand card stock, whose one edge was embossed with gold embossing.

It was after I had adhered these two layers together that I felt my card needed something more. I dug through my stamps and found a sentiment that worked PERFECTLY. I embossed this with more gold embossing powder, being careful not to ruin the adhesive or the card. Finally, I matted this onto a Neenah Solar White card base in 110lb.

The result is a castle straight out of my fantasies! If you are wanting this stamp, it is the Large Castle stamp, there is an incredible amount of detail in it! Thank you for reading my post, it is my sincerest desire to have inspired you to create!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

I Brake for Birthdays and Big Flowers!!

 Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing an elegant birthday card.

The beautiful flower is called NOVEMBER CRYSANTHEMUM - JUMBO
and it's from I BRAKE FOR STAMPS.

The verse is from EVERY DAY PHRASES.
It seems like there's always a birthday popping up so I like to keep some spares on hand.  I'm not yet sure who this one will go to.