Monday, November 18, 2019

I Brake for Christmas Card Sets!

Hello!  I recently got the NEW stamp sheet called Small Christmas Sheet, and I wanted to make a few cards with it.  I realize that it is getting towards time to send out those cards, and I was motivated to get a bunch finished.  

This is half sheet stamp set, and it is available at a special price right now as an unmounted rubber sheet.  I Brake for Stamps rubber is nice and thick, and works well as unmounted.  I have Tack N Peel set up on a couple of my acrylic blocks, especially for use with unmounted rubber. 

The paper I used is foiled and is always a bit tricky to photograph, but I love using it on holiday cards.  I didn’t even use all the images on the sheet yet, so I look forward to making more cards with this set.  The small Happy Holidays sentiment is from this Christmas Tree quarter sheet set.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

I Brake for Belly Dancers!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing the card that I made for my friend's birthday yesterday.

I used Belly Dancer Gracie from the Humorous Seniors Line.

The verse is from the very large set

I have used this set about a million times!

My friend has taken belly dancing classes for a few years now to help keep herself in shape.  We have added some classes to our 5th grade curriculum that are areas the kids were interested in that we don't normally teach in school.  My friend is teaching a belly dancing class to some of the a 5th grade appropriate I thought this card would be perfect for her.  All of the images and verses can be found at I Brake for Stamps.

I used Wink of Stella on her outfit to add some shimmer.

On the inside I used a verse from Half Sheet #052.

I forgot to photograph the back of the card but I used this hilarious stamp...WARNING!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

I Brake for Mostly Mice Thank You Notes!

As promised, I stamped up a few more of the images from the Mostly Mice stamp set, which is one of the newest sets in the store, sold as an unmounted sheet.  I decided to start on a card set to give as a gift, to a music teacher.  I know that at the holiday, she will be getting a lot of teacher gifts and may need some thank you notes.  

I colored the images with alcohol markers.  For the first card, I made it look as if the critters were looking over a wall of patterned paper.  I stamped the Thank You from this Sentiment set onto yellow cardstock and trimmed it out.

The second card uses two of the images.  The little student mouse fits just right under the teacher bunny, but they are two separate images.  These are so sweet and fun to color.

Thanks for visiting!  Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

I Brake for Stained Glass Irises!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a pretty, pastel card that I made using
Stained Glass Iris #2.

If you follow my IBFS posts at all, you'll know I'm fairly obsessed with their stained glass line.
On this piece I used some Nuvo clear drops to add some gloss to the iris.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

I Brake for the Spotlight!

       Hello and happy Thursday!

Today I'm sharing a card made with one of the funny images from Carmen Medlin found over at I Brake for Stamps!

This one's called Spotlight.

He can be purchased individually or in the Curiosities Set 4.
Since he looks like he's dancing I decided to use some paper with music notes on it.  I also placed him in a "star-studded" frame.

I used the verse on the inside of the card.
You can find the entire line of Carmen Medlin stamps at IBFS.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

I Brake for Mostly Mice!

Hello! I hope you saw the announcement that there are new stamps in the store!  When I saw this new set called Mostly Mice, I knew I had to have it!  It is full of wonderful images, and I know children will like them, but in all honestly, I think I know plenty of adults who are going to love them too!

This little teapot image is so easy to color.  I then just die cut it and used a sketch and patterned paper to create this pretty Thank You note.  

I will definitely be using more of these stamps in the near future!

You can purchase these in the I Brake for Stamps store.

Mostly Mice stamp set
The sentiment is from Florals Sheet

Happy stamping!

Friday, November 1, 2019

I Brake for Christmas Tea!

Hello from designer, Heidi!  I have a very unique Christmas image to share with you today. This sweet image is called Christmas Tea.  I think it is so pretty and I know several tea-drinkers who would love to receive it.

I added color first with markers and then I added some shading with colored pencils.  Those pencils fit in the tiny spaces very easily.  I then dressed up the image with some glitter glue and glitter pen.  

The last step is fussy, but worth it. I cut a mask of the main image so that I could sponge some light blue distress ink around the image. I think that really makes the tea pot and the doily stand out more and just look more elegant.  

Thanks for visiting today! Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

I Brake for Gardens!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a gardening card with you.  I know most people think of gardening as a Spring/Summer project but where I live our growing season is short so I don't plant many annuals.  I plant perennials which get planted in the Fall!

She's part of the Humorous Seniors line from I Brake for Stamps.

Gracie is such a fun image.  Expect to see her again soon.  My friend from work has started belly dancing and Gracie does that as well!  Her birthday is in November so I think I need to make her a card using Belly Dancer Gracie.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

I Brake for Mix n Match Flowers!

Hello!  Today’s card was designed using flowers from a couple different stamp sets.  

I first stamped the silhouette flower by inking it up with two colors of blue ink.  I do not have any fancy ombré ink pads, so this is an easy way to get a similar look.  I cut this into a tag and edged it with green ink.

For my embellishment, I stamped an outline flower onto some scrap teal cardstock and I cut it out. I used glitter glue on the center.  Then I placed this over a bow on my card to create a hand done embellishment.  

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!  The stamps are all available for purchase in the I Brake for Stamps store!

Happy Stamping! 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

I Brake for Harvest Mice!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing the Thanksgiving card I plan to give my mom and step-dad.  I'll be doing the cooking but it will be at their house.

I used

Thanksgiving just might be my favorite day of the year!  I love to cook and I love to eat.  What better day is there for those two things!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

I Brake for Winter Scenes!

It’s a rainy day here and it is a good day to work on Christmas cards.  I like this very sweet, super detailed stamp called Little Creatures Christmas.

I colored the stamp with alcohol markers.  I started with all the details in the Christmas tree. There are carrots, grapes, pinecones, and more, decorating this woodland tree!  How cute are all the little animals.  I then added Wink of Stella, glitter glue, white gel pen and glossy accents to the details.  It looks like it would take a long time to color but it really didn’t.  

I masked off the snowy portion of the image, and the edges, and then sponged blue ink for my sky.  It looks like it took a long time to color, but it really didn’t .

I matted the image over some pretty plaid paper, using ribbon and a snowflake button to add even more Christmas cheer!

Hope you have a wonderful day! I would love to know if you have started your holiday cards yet?

Saturday, October 12, 2019

I Brake for Wheat!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing what I'll probably turn into a Thanksgiving card.

I used

I didn't finish off the inside yet because my mom's been in the hospital.  I may just use it to brighten her day if she doesn't come home since it's also just a nice fall card as it is.  She hasn't been outside in over a week and loves fall.

I love fall and you always see the pumpkins and scarecrows and wagons...I was drawn to this wheat spray bundle because it was unique.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

I Brake for Fall Bouquets!

Hello from design team member, Heidi.  I hope you are having a great Autumn so far.  Today, I am sharing a card with a bouquet of flowers that I colored for this season.  

I decided to stamp my sentiment right over top of the card front.  I used my stamping platform so that I could stamp it repeatedly, and get a nice bold look.  Then, I thought I would use a bit of white pencil to highlight the right side of the words to make sure it stood out well.  I thought that did the trick, and my card is nice and flat for mailing!

The floral stamp is part of a lovely stamp set called Florals Sheet, and the sentiment can be found in the I Brake for Stamps store HERE.

Thank you for visiting the blog today!  Come back again soon!

Monday, October 7, 2019

I Brake for Butterflies!

Hello and happy Monday!
Today I'm sharing my mom's 70th birthday card.

My mom has been unable to tend to her gardens this summer due to illness so I wanted to bring her garden to her via her card.  She has what will hopefully be her last surgery today.

You can't really tell in the photo (see the shadow?) but the wings of the butterfly are popped up on foam tape.  The verse is from EVERY DAY PHRASES.