Thursday, August 17, 2017

I Brake for Fall Pumpkins !!!

Hello IBFS fans !!!!
It's Crystal here and today it was time to bust out the Fall images and today's card I am using the Halloween\Fall Rubber sheet it has so many great images so I will be playing with it in several posts coming up from me .




So to start my card I did some ink smooching , this is where you tap ink on an acetate sheet and spritz with water and then smear it on your cardstock , you have better control with this method and I love the ink pooling you get , heat dry between ink layers


I wanted to stamp fall leave on this and fussy cut them out, a great way to make fall colored leave with lots of wow factor.




I hope I have inspired to use your flat stamps and bring them to life with dimension
Thanks for your time by stopping in to see my creation for this week , see you next week on Thursday with more Fall Fun !!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I Brake For....Hippos!

Hello stampers - Nancy here today! Today's card features a new set over available at IBFS and it is so cute!!  How do you like hippos?



This adorable stamp and sentiment set is called Hippo Set - found here - and is one of the cute animal sets just released.  It's also available as part of a larger set called Animals Complete Set - found here - which includes 5 cute animal stamps and a bunch of coordinating sentiments.

When I went to color this cute hippo I whipped out my grey markers....then said wait a minute!!!  I don't[ have to go with grey!!  He can be any color!  I had already chosen some patterned paper to use and noticed there was a bit of bright blue within the plaid.  Once I saw that I new this guy had to be blue!!

I colored the body first, then stamped him again and colored the head and bird.  The head/bird part was cut out and popped up off the body so it really stands out on the card.  The sentiment is one stamp that is horizontal, but I cut it up and stamped it in a vertical format to work with the overall design of the card.

The pink, green and plaid paper are all from a birthday paper pack from DCWV.  The trees in the background are just pieces of a leaf die.  I used stitched dies for the frame and hills.     Here is a closer look.



I hope you will hop on over to the IBFS store and check out this new release.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I Brake for Steampunk Sea Creatures!

Another Tuesday, another IBFS Steampunk project! This one is a journal page featuring Steampunk Nautilus from the New Steampunk rubber stamp set by Carmen Medlin Designsavailable at I Brake for Stamps.


Steampunk Nautilus was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) onto Neenah cardstock, then the image panel was die-cut with one a rectangle die.  Steampunk Nautilus was colored with Copic markers and the image panel was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink.  I used a q-tip dipped into water to wet the ink, then heat set the image panel, matted it onto metallic copper cardstock (Neenah) and set it aside.

Mixed Media cardstock was cut down to fit in my journal. Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink was sponged onto a gears stencil and spritzed with water. Once the water beaded, the journal page was placed over top and smoothed over the stencil.

Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink was smooshed onto my craft mat, misted with water, the journal page was dragged through the puddled ink, spritzed with more water, then heat set. This was repeated a few times until I was happy with the coverage. This process was repeated again with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink.

Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink was sponged across the bottom of the journal page, spritzed with water, and heat set. Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink was sponged over a vines stencil  at the bottom of the page and over a Gears Corner stencil at the top of the page. The ink was misted with water, allowed to spread a bit, then heat set.

Strips of 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock were sponged with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink, misted with water, then heat set. These pieces were die-cut with a coral die.

Other strips of Mixed Media cardstock were sponged with Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide inks, then die-cut with seaweed dies.

The die-cuts were adhered along the bottom of the journal page, then Media Texture Sand Paste was spread over the ink at the bottom of the page and the die-cuts. Some tiny pewter, brass, and copper  metal gears were pressed into the Media Texture Sand Paste. The page was set aside while I made and ate dinner. When I returned, the Texture Sand Paste was mostly dry, so it was heat set to totally dry it out. I did use my Vintage Photo Distress marker  to add some depth and detail to the "sand".

Metallic copper cardstock was die-cut with an alphabet die set, detailed with a bit of BG72 Copic marker,  and adhered to the top of the journal page.

A rub-on was used to add the caption to the Steampunk Nautilus image panel, which was then adhered to the journal page using black photo corners.

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 I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies!


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Monday, August 14, 2017

I Brake for Love...

Hi everyone it's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. One of my favorite things to do is to search out quotes, something that will inspire me in my card making. I had a small anchor stamp from I Brake for Stamps that I knew would work well as a compliment to a design. We sometimes forget how great some of the smaller stamps compliment a card design and that they don't necessarily have to be focal points. 


While I am not an overly religious person, I do love some of the quotes and inspirations that come from the Bible. "Love Anchors the Soul" comes from Hebrew 6:19 which talks about Hope anchoring the Soul, but has been changed up just a bit.

The letters I used for the word Anchor comes from the half sheet Planes and Letters from I Brake for Stamps. I complimented this set with another letter set I had in my stash.  The anchor was a great compliment to go with this verse.

I also added some background stamping and finished off with some bakers twine.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, August 13, 2017

I Brake For...Turtles!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Hannah here, from Fanciful Spaces! I'm on the blog today with yet ANOTHER awesome stamp from fellow Design Team designer Renee! Last week I shared a card I made with her adorable crab and today I'm sharing sea turtle from the same set! If you aren't familiar with Renee's stamp sets I wrote the following last week:

The "Animals Complete Set" contains 22 stamps, a cow, a tiger, a hippo with a bird, a sheep, and a dog. All of them have associated sentiments and each one is cuter than the other. The dog set has several additional stamps to accent it. The "Sea Critters Complete Set" comes with 14 stamps, a crab, a whale, a turtle, and an otter. All of these critters come with several sentiments to accent the figures.

You can buy each complete set and get EVERYTHING that comes with it, or if you prefer, you can order the animals a 'la carte. Each individually purchased animal comes with their related sentiments. Either way, you purchase you can't go wrong with these super cute sets.

Her stamps are SUPER adorable and so easy to color with Copic Markers! I did color the cute little turtle with a variety of green Copic Markers, he was SO fun! I stamped him out twice actually because I wanted to make my card a bobble head card! First I painted his entire body, for the second bit I only painted his head, fussy cut it out, and then made sure to run my black Copic Multiliner around the white edge of the paper. This last bit is SUCH an important step!



Using Tim Holtz Watercolor paper, I stamped out a wave stamp I had on hand twice, with VersaFine Ink. Then I colored the various waves with my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. When this was dry I cut them out with a coordinating die, though you could also have fussy cut this. Because I wanted my waves to have a shiny appearance I covered both wave sections with Judikins Diamond Glaze. I let these dry over night.



I used a cloud stencil on the background, but if you don't have a cloud stencil you can just as easily die cut a cloud and use the paper as a stencil, or just fussy cut paper in a cloud like shape! Because I didn't have blue cardstock in a coordinating color I used my ink brush to dust on some matching Distress Ink. The paper I did this on I cut a tag out of, stamped and embossed my sentiment, and then took a silver Gelli Roll pen to create a stitched line around the outside edge.



Once the waves were dry I adhered the background set to my card base using Scor-Tape. The second set of waves I lined with mounting tape, once I figured out where my turtle was going to sit. The turtle was adhered to the background wave section using more Scor-Tape. I took an Action Wobble spring set and cut both sides down so that they would fit nicely on my turtle's head. All of this was carefully lined up and adhered.

Really, this card wouldn't have taken much time at all, except for letting that diamond glaze to dry fully! The result is, I hope, a really fun card that anyone would love to receive!


video


I hope you hop on over to the I Brake for Stamps website and snag your own set, these creatures are SO adorable. I sincerely hope that I get to see the creations YOU make with them! 




Saturday, August 12, 2017

I Brake for Hyacinths!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing another birthday card made with the beautiful new set 
or as a single...


I added some 1/8" SCORE TAPE to the border punch.  I then sprinkled glitter on it to add a little shimmer to the card.  This is a double sided tape so it sticks to the card and the other side holds the glitter.







Friday, August 11, 2017

I Brake for a happy birthday!

 Hello Everyone!!

Today I'm sharing a happy birthday card with you. I am celebrating all month since my birthday was August 4th.  I used the happy birthday text stamp from the I Brake for Stamps store and I like the way they turned out.  I hope you guys are finding time to create and don't forget to check out I Brake for Stamps shop.

I also used: 
Tessler crafts background die
fabrika decour enamel dots in jasmine and glamour black



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

I Brake For........Beautiful Sunflower!!!.

Hello my crafty friends and happy August to you.  Nancy here today and I have a sunny combo to show you today.....




A big and bold sunny sunflower gets a lot of work in this card and gift bag combo.  The image is called  Beautiful Sunflower and can be found here on the IBFS store.  It's a great size - about 3.25 inches across so it makes a wonderful statement on a card.


I colored the image with copics and cut it out.  I then stamped just the center portion of the sunflower, colored it, cut it out and popped it up on the larger image.  All the patterned paper was from the same paper pack ( I think it was a DCWV pad) and went perfectly with some yellow cardstock I had in my stash.






Now onto the bag.  I recently picked up a We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board.   Boy, where have I been all this time!  With this wonderful little tool it took no time at all to make the gift bag.  Here is a closer look.



It's made with the same cardstock as the card and measures 7.5 inches tall and 3 5/8 inches wide.  The punch board comes with  instructions and measurements plus there are a ton of videos on YouTube with ideas.

I stamped the bag itself with the sunflower image using  Memento Cantaloupe ink .  Then I cut a tag shape and stamped/colored the image again.  The stitched banner die is stamped with a Thank You stamp from IBFS that can be found here.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you will visit the IBFS store where there are thousands of great stamps! 


I BRAKE FOR BIRTHDAY FISHES !!!

Hello IBFS fans !!!

It's Crystal here and today I am using the Fishing ShyBear to make my Birthday card.

my image was copic colored the water is distress oxide in Faded Jeans and Broken China , I added stickle to the fish and water peaks and glossy accents to his nose and eyes , I added die cuts from my stash and created a fun Summer fishing scene.





Isn't that Fishing ShyBear just the cutest image , for him and many more great stamps visit I Brake For Stamps on-line store .

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

I Brake for Steampunk Eyes!

I'm still on the Steampunk Express, this time with a card featuring with the girl from the Steampunk Eyes set from the Eyes of Adventure collection by Carmen Medlin Designsavailable at I Brake for Stamps.


The girl from the Steampunk Eyes set was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) onto Neenah cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The image panel was die-cut with a large rectangle die.  A Glaze pen was used to add shine and dimension to the lenses on Steampunk Eyes' goggles,  her watch crystal, and her buttons. Distress Stickles glitter glue was added to the perimeter of the image panel and heat set. It was fun to watch the glitter glue bubble and burst. I'm obviously easily amused.

A strip of patterned paper  was embossed with a clock embossing plate, edged with Antique Linen Distress ink (Ranger), and layered over another sheet of patterned paper. Clock-patterned washi tape was used to cover the seam between the papers. The card front was trimmed, the edges were sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink, then adhered to a card.

The Steampunk Eyes image panel was adhered to the card and the "Adventure Awaits" sentiment from the sticker sheet was added 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 I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies! 


Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, August 7, 2017

I Brake for funny birthday cards!

Hi everyone! It's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. I thought I would start the week out with a funny birthday card. This image and sentiment is one of the humorous senior stamps sets called Half sheet #046.   




The sentiment is from Half Sheet #052 and has some great sentiments to go with these silly seniors!

This stamp set has some great senior images that can be used for so many occasions so be sure to check them out over at the shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, August 6, 2017

I Brake for...Crabs!

Hello, Sunday Readers!

I am SO excited today!!! Our very own Design Team Member, Renee, designed a line of stamps for I Brake For Stamps and today is the first day I get to share one of my cards using her designs! Renee actually designed two different sets.

The "Animals Complete Set" contains 22 stamps, a cow, a tiger, a hippo with a bird, a sheep, and a dog. All of them have associated sentiments and each one is cuter than the other. The dog set has several additional stamps to accent it. The "Sea Critters Complete Set" comes with 14 stamps, a crab, a whale, a turtle, and an otter. All of these critters come with several sentiments to accent the figures.

You can buy each complete set and get EVERYTHING that comes with it, or if you prefer, you can order the animals a 'la carte. Each individually purchased animal comes with their related sentiments. Either way, you purchase you can't go wrong with these super cute sets.

I have the Sea Critters set and have created today's card with it, next week I will be sharing another card I made with the turtle in the set. I can not wait to get the Animals set!


One of the great aspects of Renee's sets is the line weights, she used thick and heavy lines. Thick lines are especially great for people who are first learning to use alcohol based markers, like Copics, and to help further this effort her animals have large areas in them which REALLY makes them friendly for learning to blend markers. While they are VERY friendly for those first learning, they are also an incredible amount of fun for those who are more experienced.

As you can see in the image of the rubber stamp, part of the background of the sand is included, I extended those lines to the edge of my card panel with a Copic Multiliner. Again, the thick line weight made this task a dream as I didn't have to worry overly much on keeping a clean looking thin line.

I finished this card off with embossing the sentiment in copper embossing powder. Here is a more clear picture of it:


Amazing additions, like Renee's recent release, is just one of the many aspects of I Brake For Stamps amazing service. They have SO many fabulous stamps to choose from, they also offer a quick turn around and very reasonable flat rate shipping!








Saturday, August 5, 2017

I Brake for Animals!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing two cards made with the stamp set that I designed.
You can find it HERE over at I Brake for Stamps.

Today I used the sheep and cow.

You can get him as a SINGLE too.




On my second card I used


For the fun glitter stripes I use Scor-Tape from I Brake for Stamps.
It's a double sided tape so it sticks to the paper and then you can apply the glitter to the top sticky side.


1/8" tape

The cool background was created by using Black Bister from IBFS.