Saturday, August 11, 2018

I Brake for Scruffy Dogs!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a fun little birthday card made with a set from I Brake for Stamps.  This can be found as 
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I combined the cute dog set with a die set from Paper Smooches.


The verse I used on the inside is part of a sentiment from Turtle Set.
I masked off the part I didn't want for this card. It can also be found on Sea Critters Complete Set - 14 Stamps.




Friday, August 10, 2018

I Brake for Large Flower Background

Hello Everyone, 
Today's tag features the Large Flower Background stamp.  I stamped the background image with Fun Stampers Journey Black Fusion Ink. I also used Cheery Lynn's Judy Bloom flower die and black mini prills for the flower centers. The love sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.  Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.

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Stamps Used: 
 
 
 
Until Next Time..
Shanta

Thursday, August 9, 2018

I Brake for Pansies!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  We have had such a wet summer this year and I noticed that my pansy pot I planted in spring has just now faded.  This year, I got the mixed colors, as I really like the unusual ones.  While my first thought for pansy is always purple, today I colored the Three Pansies stamp in yellow and pink. 



I finished the card with lattice patterned papers and a lattice embossing folder.  The I Brake for Stamps online store is always open!  Thanks for your visit today, and I hope you will come back again soon for more inspiration from the design team.



Saturday, August 4, 2018

I Brake for Sunflowers!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a fun summer birthday card.
I used


Over at IBFS they have some really cool sunflower images.
Some are more traditional like the one I used and some are more "modern art" styles and even some stained glass.



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Friday, August 3, 2018

I Brake for...Backgrounds!

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features the Thanks background stamp.  I stamped the background image with Simon Says Stamps Hybrid Audrey Blue Ink. I also used a EK Success Butterfly punch and blue colored dew drops.  Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.

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Stamps Used: 




Until Next week!!
Shanta

Thursday, August 2, 2018

I Brake for Thank You Cards!

Hello from design team member, Heidi! I don’t know about you, but my most-needed card type is Thank Yous!  I picked out this pretty Thank You Flourish sentiment stamp and combined it with Bird Sheet 141A.  


I stamped my sentiment and die cut it out.  I then stamped my little tiny chickadee all over the background with a grey-brown pigment ink.  I also colored a bird and cut him out to perch right there on the sentiment.  

When making one card, why not make two?  I used patterned paper, more stamps from the bird set and the same basic layout and now I have two cards for my stash. I’m sure they won’t last long since I was very short on Thank Yous.  


All the stamps I used can be found the in I Brake for Stamps store!  Come back again soon for more inspiration from the entire design team! 

Happy Stamping!


Saturday, July 28, 2018

I Brake for Friendship!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a friendship card.

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The "lattice" was cut using Spellbinders Quatrafoil Panel.

Here's everything you get on this sheet.


I fussy cut the bird and the berry branch and then popped them up on foam tape to add some dimension.


This has such a beautiful verse on the inside.
I also used the little Chickadee from the bird sheet.







Friday, July 27, 2018

I Brake for..Rulers!

Hello Everyone, 
Today's 5 x 5 card features the flapper and ruler background stamps.  I stamped the background image with Black Shimmer Delicata ink. I also used Tim Holtz fire brick distress oxide ink. The sentiment I made up and typed up in Microsoft word.  The papers are from My Mind's Eye lost and Found 3 Ruby pad. Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.

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Stamps Used: 
 
 

 
Until Next Time..
Shanta

Thursday, July 26, 2018

I Brake for July Larkspur!

Hello from design team member, Heidi.  The flower of the month for July is the Larkspur!  


It comes in the store in either a regular size, or Jumbo.  I have the regular size.  I colored it in purples and blues, and added white gel pen to the centers.  My background was made by stenciling Distress Oxide inks over lavender lumiere paper.  The oxide inks remain matte so just the covered portion has the sheen from the lumiere paper.


Thank you for visiting the I Brake for Stamps blog.  The store is always open! Come back again soon!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

I Brake for Roses!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a wedding card.

I used two stamps from I Brake for Stamps...

and


The center panel was made with the
Martha Stewart Heartbeat Pattern punch.


I stamped the roses twice so that I could cut some of the flowers and leaves out and pop them up to give it some pretty dimension.


On this inside I stamped the roses two more times to accent the corners and then used the "Hold On" verse in the center.


Now I just need someone to get married so that I can give this away! lol!




Thursday, July 19, 2018

I Brake for Nature!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I hope you are doing well!  This card is from a lovely all-in-one stamp.  The entire scene and quote are in the stamp, called Joy Comes From... — so you can just enjoy the coloring.


You can’t see it in the photo, but I added some glitter pen to the water to make it shine.  I then just framed the image and placed it over some understated, neutral patterned paper.

I hope that you have time to enjoy simple things - like stamping - this week!  

Saturday, July 14, 2018

I Brake for Lighthouse Shakers!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a thank you card that I made using
MS97 Full Plate.


I Brake for Stamps has many beautiful nautical images (and I own most of them) but I think this sheet is my favorite!

There are so many gorgeous images on this sheet. 
I've used many of them several times.


My daughter just had her high school graduation and two days later she turned 18.  Her best friend's dad and girlfriend took her out to dinner for graduation, cooked her her favorite meal that they make for her birthday, gave her a beautiful necklace and a generous cash gift.


They also invited her to go to Myrtle Beach with them.  She wasn't able to tag along on the vacation due to the fact that she was a featured artist at a local art gallery that week.  I decided to make their card with a nautical theme.


I printed a verse on my computer to thank them.





Friday, July 13, 2018

I Brake For.. Crackle Backgrounds!

Hello Everyone, 
Today's 5 x 7 card features the Crackle Background stamp.  I stamped the background image with Black Shimmer Delicata ink. I also used Tim Holtz thinlits dies for layers and the hello stamp is by Ranger. I added metal and bling from my stash to finish this card off. Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.

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Stamp Used: 


 I love how large this background stamp is! I had to trim it down for this 5 x 7 card.


Until Next Time..
Shanta

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I Brake for More Birds!

A happy hello from designer, Heidi!  Hope you are doing well and have had some time for stamping recently!  This week, I have another lovely bird stamp to showcase for you from Sheet 141A - Birds.  The stamp is so detailed, it was easy to color.  


I used a coordinating patterned paper to stamp the sentiment on.  I think this is a cute saying to send to a good friend who really gets you.  


You can find this stamp set at the I Brake for Stamps store!  Have a great day!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

I Brake for Happy Birthdays!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card that I made using a set that I just received 
and what a fun set it is!!



I don't have anyone in mind for this card yet but I always like to have a few birthday cards lying around just in case.


On the inside I used the music notes from the set and a verse from an old, retired set that I've had for years.