Saturday, March 28, 2020

I Brake for Dinosaurs!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a card that I made for a 2nd grade boy at my school.
I work in his mom's classroom and I know he has recently become obsessed with dinosaurs.  I used an image from the Carmen Medlin line and hand-wrote the speech bubbles.


This set is called Me and My Lil Buddy and it's from the Curiosities 3 Set.
Hopefully Henry enjoys puns the way I do!!

I also made a slightly less 2nd grade version below for a friend of mine.
I know this will make her laugh.  We're all stressed due to the state of the world right now but I think a little humor will help us get through this together...yet socially distanced!! lol!!




Wednesday, March 25, 2020

I Brake for Nautical!

Hello!  I have a set of 3 cards that were easy to put together. I used a template that turns your 2 sheets of patterned paper into 3 cards.  The cut guide and sketches are here.  





I decided that I would use stamps from By the Sea Rubber Sheet.  This is a really great set of stamps! These were made in a pretty straightforward way, the only one that requires some explanation is the fish.  I had some dendritic paintings in my stash. (This link shows an introduction to the kind of painting.)   I stamped the fish over top of this with Staz On ink and fussy cut him out.  I had used some lumiere paint that I thought looked shiny like scales.


Thank you for visiting today!



Tuesday, March 24, 2020

I Brake for Bravehearts!

Hello and happy Tuesday!

Today I'm sharing two cards that I made for my nieces.
I have 4 nieces total and there are 4 Bravehearts so this is just perfect!


I'll share the other two cards soon. 
They are very similar but done with pink.


Each set comes with an inspirational verse.
Each of my nieces is so unique so I have no idea who will get this one.




They're also all pretty fearless...they dance, do gymnastics, act in plays etc.  All of the verses apply to each of them so it really won't matter which one they get.


I just wanted to do something to brighten their day during this time of quarantine. They won't be expecting to get something in the mail and I think it will put a smile on their face.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

I Brake for Kissing! (Stamp Kissing, that is...)

Hello!  I decided we could all use a little love right now so I used stamp kissing on my card.  

This stamp kissing is a little different.  Did you know you can use lots of different things to kiss a stamp.  One of my personal favorites is just using a sheet of textured cardstock.  This allows me to “kiss” with ANY size stamp.


My background was made with a stencil and brusho powders.  I tore the matting around my stamped image to give some texture even though my card is flat.  

You can purchase this stamp as a single stamp HERE or as part of a set HERE.

Thank you for visiting today!  Keep on stamping!




Saturday, March 14, 2020

I Brake for Daisies!

Hello and happy Saturday!

My sister-in-law has a birthday on St. Patrick's Day which is pretty close to Spring so I wanted to make a nice, cheery card for her.

I've used images from 2 half sheets.
Floral Half Sheet 148A
Floral Half Sheet 148B


I love the zig-zag stems on these beauties!
It makes them seem fun.


I used 3 images from the two sets.  There is such a variety of combinations you could make with these. You could also mask some off to create even more options.  On the inside I also used one of the verses that comes on 148A.







Wednesday, March 11, 2020

I Brake for Fashion!

Hello, Stampers!  

Today I finished up this card using a couple mediums and stamp sets.  It was fun to make.


First, I heat embossed the doily image with white powder on watercolor paper. I used Brusho Powders to create this bright background!

Second, I heat embossed the fashion lady on grey cardstock.  I took some purple Perfect Pearls and added a bit of water to them to make a paint. I painted this on the flowers using a fine liner brush.  It looks so shiny in person!


Stamp sets used:




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Saturday, March 7, 2020

I Brake for Dr. Ben!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a get well card.  We've had a rash of surgeries where I work and I needed some get well cards.  I whipped out Dr. Ben Dover from the Humorous Seniors line at I Brake for Stamps.


The Get Well verse is from the Every Day Phrases set.
I've been trying to use some of my older supplies.  I have so much stuff just sitting there not getting used and it's such a waste.  This time I used one of my Fastenator staples.  Do any of you remember those?  I have a HUGE bin of the staples.  They were and still are so cute and hopefully I'll put them to use now.




Wednesday, March 4, 2020

I Brake for Music!

Hello! I would love to showcase this neat Music Sheet set full of great silhouette images.  I have a teen who is beginning to love making music, so my first cards are using the guitars and amplifier images. I think this is a great set to create for teens and music lovers.


I also love that this is an easy stamping project: just cardstock, stamps and inks.  Sometimes simpler is better for teen cards. I created my own patterned paper using the images and then added some great sentiments.  The white card does have an accent of a red guitar as the nod to “daring to be different.”



The sentiments come from these sets:
Dare to Be Different (sentiment only)


Thank you for visiting the blog today!  Happy Stamping!


Saturday, February 29, 2020

I Brake for Handy Andy!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a fun masculine card with you.

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

The image is from the Humorous Seniors line and he's called HANDY ANDY.


Poor Andy.  He'd be so embarrassed if he only knew! LOL!
The sentiment is called SAY NO TO CRACK!






Tuesday, February 25, 2020

I Brake for Inky Backgrounds!

I was looking at this very neat Grand Canyon scene stamp and I thought that I could make a really great masculine notecard if I just stamped it over an inky background.



I used beige and brown Distress Oxides in the background, smooshing them up from my craft mat onto watercolor paper. I dried between layers and also added a little orange to suggest the color of the rocks at the Grand Canyon.  

When dry, I just stamped over top with a crisp black ink.  I matted this in navy blue.  I think I could send this to any guy for any occasion. I’m so happy to have a card like that in my stash!

Thanks for visiting!



Saturday, February 22, 2020

I Brake for Beautiful Blue Flowers!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing another of the flowers from the beautiful full sheet called MS49.  I was in the mood for some blue flowers and I chose some navy paper to accent it.


As I often do...(or rather DON'T do) I couldn't decide what occasion I wanted this card to be for.  It might become a birthday, sympathy or simply a "thinking of you" card in the future.


The white background paper is actually embossed though it's rather difficult to see in the photos.  The one below is the best that I could get.




Monday, February 17, 2020

I Brake for Flowers!

Hello!  I have a very pretty card to share today, and I used an older medium, Perfect Pearls! I am convinced that they are making a comeback, and I think that this detailed stamp set is the perfect style for them.


I stamped my flower on the background with Versamark ink and then used Gold Perfect Pearls.  After brushing off the excess, I spritzed the card with water to set the medium.  



For the focal point, I heat embossed the same flowers with gold embossing powder on watercolor cardstock. I wet the cardstock and then sprinkled Cobalt Brusho Powders over top.  I let this dry naturally so I would get variations in the colors.  

I left a spot in the upper left of the focal area for my sentiment. I wasn’t sure if I would use this for a birthday card or maybe even a Sympathy card, if a need arises.  I also did a bunch of Perfect Pearl backgrounds with the different flowers from this sheet so I have more cards to create in the future.




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