Saturday, September 23, 2017

I Brake for Beautiful Birds!

Hello and happy Saturday! 
Today I'm sharing a card that I made for my cousin.
She's having some medical problems and I wanted
her to know that we're thinking of her and behind her 
all the way!

I used this stunning bird duo from I Brake for Stamps.
 There are 9 total stamps in the set.

On the inside I used an appropriate phrase from the same pad of paper that the designer paper came from. This is what she needs to hear right now.

 I distressed some of the edges of the paper to give it a more shabby chic look.

Friday, September 22, 2017

I Brake For Birthday Greetings!

Hello Everyone, 
I wanted to share this birthday card with you. I used  Birthday Greetings from the IBFS store. I love this image as it reminds me of a book. I used dies as well as embossing folder to complete the card. Don't forget to check out the I Brake For Stamps Store!

Stamp used:

Thursday, September 21, 2017

I Brake for Scarecrows ..

Hello IBFS fans !!!

It's Crystal  here and today I have a Fall card for you using the Scarecrow and Pumpkin  image .
I love Fall and all the changes that come with it and oh yes pumpkin everything ... sign me up

Today I colored my image with copic markers and made a window card with the image .

For this image and many more, go the the I Brake for Stamps online store and check out all the great fall images , get inky and have fun !!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I Brake For....Hyacinth!

Hello stampers,  Nancy here today with a card that features one of the new floral images recently released.

The stamp is called Hyacinth and can be found here as a single stamp, or part of a larger set called  Lovely Florals found here.  All are beautifully drawn and color up quickly.

I used three blue copic markers for the blossoms and three YG markers for the leaves and stem.  The background was embossed with a swiss dot folder but it did not stand out against the base card so I rubbed a white pigment inkpad over it to bring out the embossing.  Some lace ribbon and blue raffia were added for more texture.  I know sequins are all the rage now, but I just don't like the look of them and I have a ton of rhinestones so I added those to the bottom - they were clear and I colored them with a blue copic marker to coordinate with the rest of the card.

Usually with flower images I color up a few test images before making the final color decision.  In this case I colored up one using RV copic markers.  It came out very nice so I decided to make a second card, using the same design layout and base card.  Here is that version.

I hope you like what you see here.  Hop on over to the IBFS store to find this and thousands of other stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, September 18, 2017

I Brake for Chocolate...

Hi everyone! I am here today to share with you a cute Halloween card I created using two colors of Distress Oxides and two stamps from I brake for stamps.

When I saw this cute little image with only Cat's paws showing I knew this sentiment would be purrrfect...

The image is called Guess Who and the sentiment is called Smell my feet. I created the background by using two distress oxide colors, Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber.

I also added some washi tape and a cute metal embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

I Brake for Ghosts and Pumpkins!

Pumpkins are popping up in local grocery stores! Today I found the season's first apple cider, but this week's temperatures are going to be in the 80s. I am very ready for fall, I wish the weather would agree with me! :D

Hannah here, from Fanciful Spaces, I come to you bringing a fall/Halloween themed card! I had quite a bit of fun painting this card. I used the Large Ghosts & Pumpkins rubber stamp, however, there is also a digi version as well!

Most of the image of this card was painted using Distress Ink, I did use Zig Clean Color Brush Markers on the leaves of the pumpkin. The rest of the panel was colored using Distress Oxides, I took photos of some of the steps I used to achieve the look. To finish off the card I ran it through my die cutter to give the edge a stitched effect using a rectangular stitched die. I also embossed the edges black, I feel like just finished off the card, like a period at the end of a sentence!

Colored image.

Ink Splotched Black Soot Distress Ink.

Imaged masked out with Post-It Tape.

Distress Background with masking removed.

I just LOVE the look of the background, and doing it in layers allows for a lot of creative movement. I did lose the "Boo" sentiment from the stamp. but I was OK with that, the image is just so adorable as it is.

There are SO many Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving themed stamp sets in stock at I Brake For Stamps, and they ship out REALLY quickly! While I wouldn't wait to place your order (crafting takes time, after all) there is PLENTY of time to place your order and take advantage of the vast amount of styles available! I can't wait to see what you create!


Saturday, September 16, 2017

I Brake for Ruff birthdays!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a card made with the dog from Animals Complete Set available at I Brake for Stamps.
He can be found separately as Dog Set as well.

I love joking about getting older on cards. 
I also love puns so this verse is just perfect.

I used the fire hydrant and another of the sentiments on the inside.

Friday, September 15, 2017

I Brake For Birthdays!!!

Hello Everyone,
I hope all is well in your corner of the world. Today, I am sharing a birthday card with  you as I attempt to learn how to create without pattern paper. I encourage you to find time to get crafty everyday! Don't forget to check out the I Brake For Stamps store and pick up the Birthday Background Stamp


Thursday, September 14, 2017

I Brake for She Devils !!!

Hello IBFS fans !!

I am doing a re-share of one of my favorites from the past

It’s Crystal here and I have a fun Halloween card made using a digital Rick St. Dennis image called Denise Devlin. I love Halloween and making Halloween cards because you can dress them up over the top if you want ,but this image can also make a great Valentine card too if you thing out side the box , think Red Hot Love .. so now let’s look at what I created with this awesome image .
I copic colored my image  , the background flames I put yellow stickles on the yellow of the flames to add wow and sparkle to bring them to life , I distressed my edges on the paper added some black glitter bats and an iron fence  , can’t you almost hear it creek
inside I carried my papers and color thru , I left it blank to make into a Hello or Thanks , what ever I may need it for .
the gate die I used is from Spellbinders shapeabilaties die d-lites called Gilded Gate S3-201
copic marker colors used
I hope my card has inspired you to make some Halloween cards .
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .
Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I Brake For...Tulip!

Hello fellow stampers and thank you for joining me this Wednesday as I show another new stamp from I Brake For Stamps.

The image is called Tulip and can be found here as a single stamp, or part of a larger set called Lovely Florals, found here.  The sentiment called Be The Change can be found here.

I stamped the tulip once then masked it and stamped it again two more times.  It's a beautifully drawn image and was easy to color up -I used copics in the RV and Y ranges for the blossoms and YG for the leaves.

I wanted the image to take center stage so I used primarily white cardstock with just some darker orange for the mat.,  An embossed background adds just enough texture.

So, it's been quite a week here in Florida.  I am happy to report that since we live in the far northwest part of the state we did not see any of Hurricane Irma here.  It's probably the only part of the state that did not.  Having been through two significant hurricanes since moving here I feel for those who have suffered losses from this storm.  It will take a long time for many people to recover and I am hoping for the best outcome for everyone.

Thank you so much for stopping by today .  I hope you will hop on over to the IBFS store to check out these new stamps in addition to the thousands of other stamps available there.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I Brake for Ghostly Monsters!

Here's my card featuring Tworki, one of the Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps that is exclusively available at I Brake for Stamps.

I decided that Tworki would make a fabulous ghost, so he was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) onto a piece of very old patterned paper from a 6x6 pad, then colored with Copic markers. When Tworki was fully colored, the patterned paper was sponged with Wild Honey Distress ink (Ranger), then edged with Black Soot Distress ink

The image panel was matted with green cardstock, which was then adhered to a black card. A scrap of the leftover green cardstock was die-cut with a speech bubble die. "Happy Halloween" from a rub-on sheet was added to the speech bubble to finish the card.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Just so you know, I Brake for Stamps ships internationally!

Click HERE to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps so you can check out all of the goodies! 

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, September 11, 2017

I Brake for Vintage Halloween Cards

Hi everyone! It's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. Did you know that I have a 7 days of Halloween series going on right now on my you tube channel? Well I do, and this is my 5th card of the series.

I am sharing with you my process for creating a vintage Halloween card.   

I am using three stamps from I brake for stamps to create this card, Ruler Background, Girl on Pumpkin and Travel Planes and Letters

I cut out several pieces of paper to create a layered vintage design. I used a distressing tool as well as some distress oxides to age the paper.

As a final touch, I embellished the card with a word band, remnant rubs and some paper flowers.

To see how I created this card you can check out the video over on my you tube channel. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

I Brake for....Fairytales

Happy Sunday, friends! Hannah here, from Fanciful Spaces, and I'm sharing a card that I worked on several months ago. If you follow me on Instagram then you might have seen some process shots of an image I colored. For larger coloring projects, I like to share process images on Instagram, but usually, I leave the final project to be a surprise in a blog post. TA, DA! Surprise, here is the final product! :D

I stamped the Fairy Queen Palace by Rick St. Dennis using Versamark Black Ink onto some Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper. Then I colored the entire image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

I LOVE this Fairy Queen Palace! It can be painted very fairy tale like, or it can be haunted and creepy. It is so versatile! I went enchanted fairy tale with mine, making the tree lifelike and the sky sunset.

The following are some of the process shots I took while painting:

I finished this image with a wonderful Thoreau quote that I had in my stash, and with a cross-stitch die border.

There are A LOT of Rick St. Dennis images available at I Brake For Stamps, both in Rubber AND in digi stamps! These are fun and whimsical stamps with SO MUCH character! I have another one or two that I hope to feature in the upcoming weeks! Go hop over to I Brake For Stamps and see what they have to offer! :D

Saturday, September 9, 2017

I Brake for Cammy!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing my niece's birthday card.
I've used a very sweet image from I Brake for Stamps called

The birthday verse on the inside is from
(or on the single Tiger Set)

My new obsession is acetate.  I love being able
to see through to the front of the card.

Cammy has such a sweet look about
her which reminds me of my niece.

Friday, September 8, 2017

I Brake For Large Tulip Pots!

 Hello Everyone!!
Today I'm sharing a colorful card with you.  I used the Large Tulip Pot stamp from the I Brake for Stamps store. I love the size of this image!!  I hope you guys are making it a creative day, and don't forget to check out I Brake for Stamps!