Thursday, March 5, 2015

I Brake for the Easter Bunny ..

Hello IBFS fans !!
It's Crystal here  for I Brake For Stamps Design Team and today I made an Easter cad using an image from Randi Dandi Series 2 sheet and the sentiment is from the Easter Collage quarter sheet  , I think this Bunny is so darling and he was fun to bring to life with color , I used my copic markers and then stamped and cut the bow  from matching papers and popped it up and the frame itself was cut and popped up . 

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see the sparkle strip , to get this look I took a strip of double sided tape and ran it down the card and the sprinkled ultra fine glitter in diamond on it and then burnished it into the tape .
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inside I stamped the same image to create a water mark and the stamped sentiment over it

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Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I Brake For Daisy's

Good morning peeps, I am so ready for spring how about you....today I have made a card using the Bunch of Daisies stamp but instead of daisy's I decide to make them look like coneflowers.

I have colored the flowers with Spectrum and Copic markers used Sizzix framelits to cut out the circles.....designer paper is from a Recollections Scrap Pad which I have distressed and inked with Worn Lipstick ink...the sentiment is another stamp from IBFS and is off the Florals Sheet I used pink and gray cardstock for the card and layers....hope this has put you in the Springtime mood I am convinced it is coming soon.
Hugs
Beth

Monday, March 2, 2015

I Brake For Bears......

{Jane Bosi}

Happy Monday!  Inspired by Andy Warhol and my twisted sense of humor, I have a colorful project to share!  It about sums up my opinion of this harsh Wisconsin winter!

Mr. Bear Square has such a stoic and humorless look on his face!!  After selecting some of my favorite colors and stamping each of them, I lamented over the perfect sentiment to tie the project together.....

Since I still don't have a stamp that says "Winter Womps" I had quite a challenge in front of me.  As I perused my extensive I Brake For Stamps collection, I happened upon this fabulous sheet, Floral Half Sheet 148B.  It made me chuckle! 

What's putting a smile on your face today?  Why not share?
Thanks for stopping by--Have a great day and don't forget to be awesome!
TTFN, Jane

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sunflower sympathy

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card that was a special request from my husband.  About 7 yrs. ago he started traveling to Canada on business.  He made friends with a man who subcontracts with his company and whenever he goes up there they golf or go to dinner.  Unfortunately,  after a 7 yr. battle with brain cancer this man's wife passed away.  She was only 42.


Her favorite flower was the sunflower and her favorite colors were pink and aqua.  I was lucky enough to have a paper pad that was FULL of sunflower themed papers and many of them in this pretty aqua shade.  I also believe everything happens for a reason.  Last month when I placed my I Brake For Stamps order I chose almost exclusively flowers.  This LARGE SUNFLOWER was in my order.


I paired the flower with the verse WITH SYMPATHY.


Though my husband will tell people I'm a talented cardmaker he almost never comments on any card I make.  He told me at least 3 times how pretty and perfect this card would be for his friend.  I hope so.  I've met him and he's a wonderful person.  I can't believe he's going through this at only 40 yrs. old.


Here's a close up of the beautiful verse from IBFS.




Thursday, February 26, 2015

I Brake For a Beach Babe ...

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here and today I am thinking about warmer weather ( I am so over Winter ) and sand between my toes , so today's card is a beach theme Birthday card . My image is from the IBFS 103 senior 1/2 sheet , she so reminds me of the Coppertone little girl all grownup , I had so much fun coloring her and I love the tan line I gave her lol. My Happy Birthday sentiment is from  half sheet #052 and the inside sentiment is from half sheet #047 . I did a little machine stitching and distressed the edges and added a few layers , the paper were a great jumping point for this card , they totally matched the image , the 6x6 paper pad is an Echo Park "Paradise Beach" set from my stash .I stamped my sentiment on vellum so the paper showed through and you did not lose any eye candy there.

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Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I Brake for Birthdays

Good morning peeps, Beth here again this week with another birthday card for IBFS......my card today was inspired by something I saw in Craft Ideas magazine except mine did not come out looking exactly like the one I was trying to do.


I have used the outline stamps from the Floral Sheet on this card with distress inks and Tattered Angels spray....my images are stamped on water colored paper with white ink and white embossing powder sponged on different distress inks and then spritz them with water....cut a tag out of vellum stamped the birthday sentiment from Half Sheet 138B with black ink....then added some bakers twine along with some silver bling.

Hope you have liked my card and I will see you next week.
Hugs
Beth

Monday, February 23, 2015

I Brake For Strong Men....

{jane bosi}

Admit it.  Masculine cards are hard.  I struggle, I know others do too.  But I really wanted to use this weight lifter image from Half Sheet 139A.  Smaller images can pose a problem too.  I did what I always do when I'm a bit stuck......I found a sketch that worked perfectly!

For the orange cardstock, I repeatedly stamped the "Enjoy the good life" sentiment from the full sheet, Beach Theme.  Instead of using a watermark ink (like versamark) for a more subtle look, I went with ink the same color as the cardstock for a bolder look.  Afterward, I added a little sponging to the edges for a completed look.

To add to the masculine feel of the card, I added a designer paper and coordinating paper in tones of blue--not necessarily colors I'm drawn too, but I think all together, it works.

A few star sequins and some piercing, complete the whole thing!

So, go ahead.......try a boy card!  Someone in your life needs a paper hug!

Don't forget to be awesome!
Jane

Saturday, February 21, 2015

I Brake For Dogwoods!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a get well card with you.
I used a beautiful new image I got from I Brake For Stamps.
It's called LARGE DOGWOOD.


I also finally got brave enough to try out the new
 BISTER stains IBFS is offering.
I've been putting it off because I was so unsure about how to use them and if I'd be able to pull it off.  I did a small 2" sample to practice and almost instantly decided you really can't screw it up!  There's no wrong way for it to turn out.  I used the blue and yellow on my card this time.  It was so easy.  All I did was mist my paper with water, drop a couple of specks of the powders onto the paper.  I then just picked it up and tilted it this way and that until the entire thing was covered. After the paper was completely dry I stamped the image and verse which is from
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

I Brake for Jack Pots !!!

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here with a Jack Pot birthday card using an image from Seniors half sheet #047 , I colored my image with copic markers and then used some pierced circle dies and I did some distressing on the edges and some machine sewing to the base layers .



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Supplies used : Seniors half sheet #047 , MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally , MFT Pierced circle dies , metallic twine , button , tickets from stash , Happy Birthday die from Die versions , CTMH distresser tool , sewing machine , Big Shot to cut dies  , adhesive sheet , red glitter card stock  ,memento black ink , SU pool party ink
Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I Brake For Vintage Children

Good morning peeps, Beth here from cold snowy Virginia..........today I have a card for you using the Layered Stamp technique from Technique Junkies......for my card I used 3 different stamps from I Brake For Stamps.


The first stamp I used was the Script stamp from Half Sheet 129A Backgrounds which was inked with Distress Ink Weathered Wood........next I inked the child reading from Half Sheet 108A Vintage Children and More with Broken China Distress Ink......and lastly I stamped Learn Live Hope with Faded Jeans ink.....inked all around the white card stock with Weathered Wood....mounted the white layer on too dark blue card stock and than black....added a little bling and she is done.

That will do it for me today hope you have enjoyed my card.
Hugs
Beth

  

Monday, February 16, 2015

I Brake For Bisters, AGAIN........

{Jane Bosi}
Happy Monday, Brakers!  I'm coming at you from dreary, freezing Wisconsin with some spring hope and garden floral cards!

I'm using Floral Half Sheet A and Floral Half Sheet B on both cards today.  I love these whimsical images!
I also love when a set comes with a sentiment or two!  You'll notice both sheets are full of floral images and sentiment words--such versatility!

It's no lie, I'm a bit addicted to the Bisters!  They are super fun to work with, but do take some experimentation!  It's definitely a color medium that requires you to follow! 

That's all for today!  Thanks for looking and don't forget to be awesome!
TTFN, Jane

Saturday, February 14, 2015

I Brake For Lilacs!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a pretty floral card with you.
I've used Large Carte Postal Lilacs on my card.


I Brake For Stamps has a huge selection of flower stamps.





Thursday, February 12, 2015

I Brake for Randi Dandi images ...

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here with a card using  an image Randi Dandi series#2 sheet , these are so stinkin cute and so fun to color , for this card I did not put a sentiment on it yet , I will save it until I need the card for an event , too many times I need a card and it has a sentiment not right for the need , so now I try to keep a few on hand that I can do up quickly.

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Supplies used : MME Lost &Found - Market Street 6x6 paper , Bazzill card stock in Robins egg and Candy hearts Randi Dandi series#2 sheet , Copic markers , MFT (My Favorite Things )Designer Labels 4 stax , MFT Layered Leaves , MFT rolled flower MFT rolled scallop flower , homemade glue dots , Queen &Co  gems , CTMH distress tool , sewing machine
Thanks for stopping in ,I hope this card has inspired you to get inky with some rubber stamps today ,
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS
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