Tuesday, December 6, 2016

I Brake for Angels!



Peace Angel was resized in PhotoElements, printed out onto Copic-friendly cardstock with my laser printer, then colored with my Copic markers. The image was fussy-cut and edged with a black marker.

Ancient Christmas-themed patterned paper was edged with Distress ink, then layered.  A sentiment label was die-cut and a Christmastime Remnant Rub was added to it.

The card front was adhered to a card and two rhinestones were added to finish the card.

I  Brake for Stamps has a great collection of digital stamps plus a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Click on my badge below to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies! 


Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, December 5, 2016

I Brake For Shakers.....

{jane bosi}  Happy Monday, Brakers!  I love this Bear Square image and am always looking for new ways to ink him up!  This time, I created a simple shaker card to feature that great face!!

I've used a simple black and white color scheme accented with some grey and cherry red.  The stamping was simple, just black ink on white card stock.  Using a square die, I cut the right sized window in a piece of grey card stock.  I also added some embossed snow swirls and flakes with an embossing folder.  Some acetate, dimensional tape, glitter and sequins--whalla!!  A shaker!

I accented the card with some red and brown twine and a few tiny jingle bells--easy peasy and so much fun to make and to receive!

TTFN--Jane

Sunday, December 4, 2016

I Brake For Shabby Chic


Hi, Jamie Martin here with you today and I'm sharing a shabby chic style of card. I have a Prima pad of paper and thought it would be perfect for this style of flower stamp from I Brake For Stamps, it's from the Fruit and Flowers Sheet set.
Here's how my card was made;

1.  The flower was stamped with Worn Lipstick Distress ink, the edges were sponged with Tea Dye and Worn Lipstick.
2.  The word flowers was randomly stamped with Tea Dye ink, stamping twice before reinking.
3.  The bottom was die cut using a Spellbinders die and pink pearls were placed in the centers.
4.  This was layered onto brown cardstock and tied with pale pink ribbon.
5.  Then it was layered onto pink cardstock and glued onto a dark brown card.
6.  Glue on a lock charm and you're done!

I hope I have inspired you to Stamp This



Saturday, December 3, 2016

I Brake for Snow Families!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a sweet image from I Brake for Stamps called

Who doesn't love snowmen??

If you haven't already started your Christmas cards now is the time to head on over to IBFS and pick out some wonderful Christmas images and verses.


Isn't this the sweetest little family?!
Oh....and am I the only one who' ever photographed your card and said.....OHHHH......FUDGE......I didn't color mama snowperson's gloves.  Oh well, I haven't given this away yet so I'll fix that before it goes out.


On the inside I used a sentiment called 

Since this isn't a humorous card I chose to only use part of the verse.



 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

I Brake for Snowmen ..

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here and I have a fun shaker Christmas card using Kids Building a Snowman .


isn't this the cutest image , I had to make it into a shaker card with faux snow and silver glass beads and snowflake sequins .

I stamped and copic colored my image on the front base layer of my card


I cut another white front a 1/8" smaller on both side and then die cut a circle from it , I then embossed my layer with a snowflake embossing folder ,now its time to cute two sheet of fun foam slightly smaller than the front top window layer now lay to top layer and trace circle so you know where to cut the circle from both foam layers , now trace a light circle using the front window around the kids , now you glue the fun foam layers around the kids add your snow and sequins and glass beads,then add a sheet of acetate behind the circle cut out window now you can glue on the front panel .I use art glitter glue on all the foam layering and the front to the fun foam, it works great for this. i die cut small snowflakes and the word merry , I used my silhouette to cut & bright from blue vinyl . If you have never made a shaker card, you should really give it a try, I love shaker cards ....


tip ... because I copic colored on my base layer it bleed thru , so to fix I added a layer inside over it but to make it fun , I embossed snowflakes on it first before I covered my bobo , so to correct this just stamp on a layer color and glue to front on card ..haha yep I have made cards many years and I still have time I have to get creative to cover mistakes ... #thestruggleisreal 

you can find Kids Building a Snowman and many other great images in the I Brake for Stamps online store .... Happy shopping my creative friends ....


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Christmas Kiss

 Hello everyone, and Happy Thursday!!
Today I have another Tag I created for gifts this year. On this tag I used I Brake For Stamps "A Christmas Kiss" stamp, and colored it with copic markers. I figured why not make my own. So I have been busy creating for at least 1 gift per person. I think these will be darling on the packages :) These tags are pretty big, most measure about 4 3/4" x 5" I think this one is 4 3/4" x 4 3/4".
 I love this sweet image, I thought it was too cute! I did enjoy coloring it up and then added some stickles for the glitz on this one. I Brake for Stamps has soooo many darling Christmas stamps, it makes me want them all....hehehehehe

I used all die cuts for cutting out my layers, and then added a sticker for the Merry Christmas, but I did punch it out with SU! punches. The Poinsettia is cheery lynn, and the little gems are studio calico. I added some ribbons and then some glitter. Super fun and easy to make tags. So far I think I have made 6 different big tags :) and I still have more to make :)
Thank you so much for looking and have a lovely day!!
Hugs to all,
Cheryl

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I Brake for Mooses!


I apologize for my bad pun but I really couldn't help myself. Really. The aptly named Moose is one of the fabulous digital stamps available at I Brake for Stamps.

Moose was resized in PhotoElements, printed out onto Copic-friendly cardstock with my laser printer, then colored with my Copic markers. I added holly vines and berries to Moose's antlers using very old Christmas-themed rub-ons.

The image panel was die-cut with a rectangle die. The image panel was left in the die and Distress inks were sponged over the die to create a bordered background around MooseThe die was lifted and the image panel was set aside.

Ancient Christmas-themed patterned paper was edged with Distress ink, then layered. Red cardstock was die-cut with a Merry die and the rest of the letters for the sentiment were die-cut and adhered to piece of coordinating patterned paper. The Christmas rub-on set had some little white snowflakes and xxxes, so those were used to add to the sentiment panel and the upper part of the image panel.

The card front was assembled and adhered to a kraft card.

I  Brake for Stamps has a great collection of digital stamps plus a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Click on my badge below to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies! 


Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

I Brake For Birthdays


Happy Sunday!  And that means it's my turn to share my  I Brake for Stamps card. I used the  Party Balloons and  Dot Letter Happy Birthday to make a fun and festive birthday card.  I made a card using these same stamps a few weeks ago and it looks completely different, you can see it HERE.

The Party Balloons were stamped with Onyx Black VersaFine ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  They were then colored with Zig Clean Color pens. I stamped Happy and Birthday separately even though they are one stamp. Happy was stamped on a tab that was punched from orange paper and Birthday was stamped in black below the balloons.  The whole stamp was stamped with blue to make the background.

I hope I have inspired you to Stamp This!

I Brake for Beautiful Barns!

Hello and happy Saturday! 

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We certainly did at my house. My entire family was here and we had a great dinner and a great time catching up with each other.

Now...that means we're on to Christmas!

For my I Brake for Stamps post  today
I'm sharing a card made with 


and

Every Day Phrases for the verse.





Thursday, November 24, 2016

I Brake for Shaker Gift Tags ...

Hello IBFS fans !!!

It's Crystal here and today I am using the Snowball set of 4  to make some shaker gift tags and I also made a cute card with it .


these are my shaker gift tags I created with the Snowball set , you can hang these on the tree as ornaments too





I wanted to show another way by putting one on a card hanging from a branch.

Happy Thanksgiving , I hope my project has inspired you to try this technique  , and if you love this image or want to see others , run over to the I Brake for Stamps online store and take a look around ,I know you will find lots of great stamps and digi to create with.




Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Hug for Rudolph tag

 Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday to you all!
I have to say this was a super fun tag to create using the DARLING I Brake For Stamps image called "A Hug for Rudolph". What a super cute stamp this is! I had fun coloring it up using copics and then some stickles for some glitz.

Tag was super easy to to make. I cut out all my die pieces and used foam tabs to pop them up. Next I stamped my image on white card stock and then cut it out using a cheery lynn circle die, and then airbrushed,a nd colored it up. My bow was created and then hot glued on along with the poinsettia sticker embellishment. I wanted a quick tag as we were getting ready to head out of town :) And this one I think turned out super sweet!!!

I hope you enjoyed my post for today!! Thank you for stopping by, and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
hugs to all,
Cheryl

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

I Brake for Fairies Holding Dragonflies!

Here's my card with Dancing with Dragonflies from the wonderful Natural Beauties Collection of rubber stamps by Carmen Medlin Designs available at I Brake for Stamps.


Dancing with Dragonflies was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) onto white cardstock and was colored with Copic markers. Blue glitter pen was used to add a glittery touch to the dragonfly in Dancing with Dragonflieshair, her anklet, and the body of the dragonfly that she's holding.

Patterned paper was layered and Dancing with Dragonflies was adhered. A Thank You rub-onwas added to a blue-speckled pink die-cut, which was then adhered. The card front was adhered to a pink card and I called it done.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Click on my badge below to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies! 


Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

I Brake For Note Cards


Hi, Jamie Martin here with you today with some of my favorite cards to make, clean and simple, they look so fresh and pretty.  That's the style I used to make some note cards using stamps from I Brake For Stamps.  The roses and words are from the Fruit and Flowers Sheet set, and I really like the Victorian look that they have.

To make the green card, the roses were stamped on a white panel with Peeled Paint Distress ink. A thin strip of Scor-Tape was placed below the roses, Beautiful was stamped below that three times and then more Scor-Tape was placed below that.  The liner was then removed and ultra fine gold glitter was rubbed on the tape.  This as then layered onto a green panel and mounted to a white card. As a finishing touch a few gold Dot Sparklers were added around the roses.


Thank you for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to Stamp This!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

I Brake for 50th Anniversaries!

 Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing an anniversary card that I made for my aunt and uncle.
Today is their 50th anniversary and their kids are throwing a big party for them.


Aren't these two the cutest thing ever??
They're part of the Humorous Seniors line over at I Brake for Stamps.



Thursday, November 17, 2016

I Brake for Polar Pals ...

Hello IBFS fans !!
It's Crystal back with another Christmas card idea using the adorable Polar Pals, this is a red rubber stamp and stamps so crisp and clear , I used momento black ink because I am copic coloring this image. 

 To make my back ground around my image I started the back ground first, no making just don't color the image and flick with your marker tip from image outward into sky area , I start with B1 next to my image flick and them go over that but flick even farther our with the B000 and then on outer edge of the bluesI  used B0000 and go in circler motion to blend the edge and I take 92 percent alcohol ( I put in old bath and body spritzer bottle ) and spray on my finger tip until it drips into my image , it reacts like colorless blender but faster and lightens the area i do blot with a paper towel and then use the heat tool to dry , then i go back in with my blues and stipple dots here and there for more texture. after it is dry I then go back and color my image in.


 I turned this into a shaker card , I love making these and friends love getting them


 I used a border snowflake die and cut some acetate and then melted it a bit with heat tool to give more dimension and stuck it behind my image on card front , the tiny snowflakes are a lawn Fawn die , I also used a memory box dies called Amana Circle and I cut it in half and tucked it under image too , kinda looks like a big snowflake when cut from Stampin Ups Glimmer paper .



inside my card , I used the negative from the shaker frame on the inside and a die cut sentiment and more snowflakes .

I hope my card has inspired you to try this technique  , and if you love this image or want to see others , run over to the I Brake for Stamps online store and take a look around, I know you will find lots of great stamps and digi to create with .