Monday, October 16, 2017

I Brake for Postcards!

Hi everyone! It's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. I am here today with my Monday share. I wanted to create a Postale theme without actually creating a post card. 

The postale marks in the left hand corner as well as the mini airplane are from the set Travel,Planes and Letters.  The sentiment is from Inspirational Plate #2 set.

I added some washi tape to a 4.25" x 5.5" card base then adhered a 4" x 5.25" piece of black card stock to it.  I cut out a piece of the red and white cardstock using a rectangular stitch die and a smaller piece to stamp my images.

As added embellishments, I added some round postale rub ons. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I Brake for S'Whale Whales!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for my friend.

I decided to create a shaker window card.  The sequins and beads are on the front of the card and you can see through the shaker to the inside of the card where the whale is.  I also used some of the fusible glitter sheets on the anchor.  I just cut a small piece off the sheet and ran it and the die through my Cuttlebug.

Here's the inside of my card with one of the sentiments from the Whale Set.

Here you can see some of the fun shaker elements shaken up a bit.

"Sea" ya later!

Friday, October 13, 2017

I Brake for Serenity!

Hello Everyone,
Today, I am sharing a serenity prayer card with you. I used the Serenity Prayer stamp from the store.   I also used my heart punches as well as Fabrika Decoru dark knight enamel dots. The paper collection used is called Couture Creations vintage rose garden, and I am pleased with the results.  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 Serenity Prayer stamp today! 
  stamp used:

Until Next Time...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

I Brake For....Wine And Grapes!

Hello stampers, Nancy here.  My card today features the beautifully drawn Wine And Grapes stamp..

The stamp can be found here on the IBFS store. It's also part of a larger set called MS58 Full Sheet - found here.

I really enjoyed coloring this one up.  I've been taking an online class using colored pencils and wanted to try out what I learned on this image.  One thing I've learned from the class is patience.  I am not a patient crafter - I think it goes back to the days when I first started stamping and it seems like every class or get together was focused on how many cards we could make in the time we had together.  That created a rush mentality for me that has carried on throughout the years.  However this particular class I am currently taking focuses on different parts of a stamp and taking your time to color each section.

It's been a real eye opener for me and I find that taking the time to just get one card done, and done well, is much more satisfying than getting three cards done in the same time that may not turn out as nice.  That being said, I still like those "stamp and go" cards.  Especially around the holidays when I need to get a few clean and simple cards out.

I used a bunch of prisma pencils for this image:

Grapes:  Dioxazine Purple Hue,  Dark Purple, Imperial Violet, Lilac and a touch of Lime Peel on a few of the grapes
Leaf and Stems - Prussian Green,  Kelp Green, Moss Green

The Wine bottle and Glass use the same colors.  For the Wine Bottle, I combined some green and purple pencils to try and mimic the look of a green wine bottle filled with red wine.  For the label on the bottle of wine I scribbled a name and framed it out with a bronze pencil.

I went back and forth as to how to use the image on a card and decided on framing it within a stitched rectangle die with a purple mat on green cardstock.

This image would be great for a birthday card for wine lovers, a thank you card, or house warming gift card.   If you are heading out to a party this holiday season this image would look great paired with a bottle of wine!

Stop by the IBFS store to find this and thousands of others stamps.  You are sure to find something to your liking!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, October 9, 2017

I Brake for Witches in the night!

Hello everyon! It's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. I am here today to share with you another Halloween card using the Large Witch with Cat from I Brake for stamps.  

I used Jet black archival ink to stamp my witch image as well as my Cityscape and utilized my Stamping platform for both. The cityscape is from the half sheet travel set.

The paper I used was a scrap piece I had from the Tim Holtz Laboratorie paper stash. It is an old set, but this design can be created using any of the many spider web stamps released this season.

To finish off the card, I matted the design onto black cardstock then onto some grey.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

I Brake for Autumn Houses!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Happy Fall!!
My favorite season of the year.  I can start making soups and stews again.  The air is cool and crisp and the foliage is beautiful!

My card is the epitome of Autumn.  Corn stalks, pumpkins and fresh picked apples.

The image is called HALLOWEEN HOUSE.

I used a basket weave embossing folder in the background because it felt sort of Fallish to me.  I also added some fun little dots with Nuvo Crystal drops.

Hope you're enjoying your Fall as much as I am!

Friday, October 6, 2017

I Brake For Gown Notecard Sets With Box!

Hello Everyone,
Today, I am sharing a set of note cards and a box with you. I used the gown stamp from the store.  I think the stamp makes a statement on its own without needing a sentiment.  I used different brand alcohol markers to color these up, and I am please with the results.  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 Gown stamp today! 

 Stamp used:

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

I Brake For.....Birdhouses!

Hello stampers, Nancy here today.  I have another Birdhouse card to show you today!

This one uses a recently released stamp called Birdhouse #3 and it is a cute little duplex!  Or maybe a house with a mother-in-law suite! Either way it is so sweet and can be colored any way you want.

I stamped the image with memento ink and then colored it using prisma pencils, using the designer paper of dusty pinks and blues for the color palette.  I wanted the birdhouses to have a weathered look to them, so I used some darker shades and some browns to add a little texture.

Also, I drew in the base that the houses sit on (just a few simple lines) and colored that up with pencils as well.

The Birdhouse #3 can be found here as a single stamp, and is also part of a larger set called Yard And Garden Set found here.

If you like birdhouse images, I Brake For Stamps has a number of them  - more than a dozen!   I hope you stop by the IBFS store and check them all out - I'm sure you will find something you like!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, October 2, 2017

I Brake for Family Ties...

Hi everyone and Happy Monday. It's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. I thought i would break it up a bit from my Fall/Halloween shares and share a Christmas card.  Sometimes when you look at a stamp, it inspires you and this one reminded me of a Holiday Family Photo.

The stamp is from I Brake for stamps and is called Family Ties.  

The Fancy frame is from Spellbinders called Floral ovals. It is very ornate and looks like a frame one would use for a family portrait.

I stamped the image using my MISTI and then used an oval die cut to cut it out. I then adhered it to my floral oval frame.

From there is was just a matter of finding some coordinating paper and a sentiment to finish off the card.

I also added some Nuvo drops as a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

I Brake for Sea Turtles!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing this cute little sea turtle with you.  He's from the set Sea Critters Complete Set but can also be found individually in Turtle Set.

You can find them all at I Brake for Stamps.

Do you want to know how I made the fun anchor?
Check this's super simple.

What you'll need...
A die
Die cutting machine

1. Remove the film from one side of the tape and place it on your paper.  Cover a large enough area to fit your die.

2. Use your die cutter to cut out your shape.

3.Peel of the film and pour the glitter over it.  Do this over a piece of scrap paper so that you can dump the excess glitter back in your container.

4. Shake it off and glue it to your project!

Friday, September 29, 2017

I Brake for Hats!

Hello Everyone,
Today, I am sharing a hat gate fold card with you. I love bright colors and this was a great way to color up the hats. I used different brand alcohol markers to color these up, and I am please with the results.  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 Hats stamp today.

 Stamp used:


Thursday, September 28, 2017

I Brake for the Dr ......

Hello IBFS fans !!!

It's Crystal here and today I am using the Dr. Ben Dover  image to make my Get Well Soon card .Tis the season for Flu shot and the Doc is ready for you This time of year it is always good to have a few Get Well cards on hand and this image is just perfect for those cards .

I stamped my image on news print pattern paper and I copic colored Dr. Ben Dover ,  added a get well frame cut from a die and the copic air brushed my frame to make items pop more , I added a few enamel dots and added a triple die cut Get Well Soon layers up to make it nice and thick to stand out , i added wink of stella to the words .

for this image and many more go to the I Brake for Stamps on- line store, they have thousands of great images .

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

I Brake For....Acorn Wreath!

Hello stampers and Happy Fall!  I hope you are all welcoming this beautiful season with an abundance of color! Nancy here today and  I have a very nice fall card to show you today.

The image is called Acorn Wreath and can be found here.  I just love wreath stamps and this one can be used in a variety of ways - fall birthday, welcome, thank you or even fall weddings.

I stamped the image with Memento ink and colored it with copics.  I kept it a bit clean and simple, letting a strip of patterned paper and a leaf embossing folder do the work.  And the colors really pop against the crisp white cardstock.

Take a look over at the IBFS store  - they have a wonderful selection of wreath stamps  (I think I counted about 15!), along with some great fall and winter holiday images.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!