Thursday, November 15, 2018

I Brake for Polar Bears under the Northern Lights

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I wanted to share another way to use the Trees Background stamp.  I paired this with the Mama and Baby Polar Bears stamp.  


I heat embossed the trees onto watercolor paper with white embossing powder. I wanted the sky to mimic the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights.  I used sponges to add Distress inks in mint green, purple and dark blue.  I sprayed the panel with water to allow the colors to blend.  Once dry, I used a glitter gel pen to add some stars, and gems just to be festive.

I simply stamped the Polar bears, added a few shadows with a grey copic marker and trimmed them out to add under the sky.  I think they are enjoying the view!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

I Brake for Birthdays and BINGO!!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing the card that I made my niece for her birthday.
She will be 12 in January. I'm getting a jump start!

I used the adorable 


I love bees and I've had this bee die from Sizzix for just about forever!


I drew in the "B 12" on the heart that I added.
Although you can't see it there is Wink of Stella on the bees transparent wings.  I really pretty in person.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

I Brake for Sweater Weather!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I wanted to share a card today that is inspired by chilly evenings.


I first created a background with Distress inks which I smooshed on my craft mat and added water. I used Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans and I smooshed my paper into the pool of ink, drying in between layers. I had a scrap of card in my pile, which I think was mixed media paper, so it gave a different look than I would have gotten with watercolor paper.

I then stamped the Trees Background stamp over this with black Versafine Ink.  Finally, I cut a strip of white vellum and added a glitter sticker sentiment over top.


Thank you for visiting today! Hope you have time for stamping today and remember that the I Brake for Stamps store is always open.


Saturday, November 3, 2018

I Brake for 61st anniversaries!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing the anniversary card that I made for my In-Laws.

I used two stamps from I Brake for Stamps on my card. One is an image and one is a sentiment.




Anyone who follows me at knows
how much I love the stained glass line at IBFS!

The pretty numbers are from Spellbinders.


Here's the inside with the verse from IBFS.

Can you IMAGINE being married for 61 years??
My husband and I just hit 23 last weekend and that blows my mind.

 
Enjoy your weekend!!



Friday, November 2, 2018

I Brake for Pretty Pumpkin

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features Inspirational Phrases stamp sheet and Pretty Pumpkin from the I Brake for stamps store. This stamp sheet has so many amazing phrases on it and a colored image is always in order!!  To color the image i used Promarker Burnt Orange, Bright Orange, Leaf Green, Forest Green, Spectrum Noir JG6, LV2, and Copic E25 and E35.  I also used Webster's Pages Hollywood & WonderFall paper collection. Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.




Stamps Used:




Until Next Time..
Shanta

Thursday, November 1, 2018

I Brake for Turtles!

Hello again, from design team member, Heidi!  I am using this adorable turtle stamp set today.


I colored the turtle with alcohol markers and trimmed it out.  I attached a little cupcake charm under his flipper with a brad, so it can turn and move freely.  I decided to use some fun water themed patterned paper for the background and stamped the sentiment right on it.  I used fun dots repeated both in the card front and the ribbon.  



Hope you have a wonderful day, and hopefully with some time for stamping squeezed in!  The I Brake for Stamps store is always open for you!  


Saturday, October 27, 2018

I Brake for Tulips!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card with you. My husband's coworker just lost his father so my husband asked me to make something to send to him.

I used TULIPS from


IBFS has a wonderful collection of flowers and their flower stamps are some of my favorites. I MAY own JUST a "few!" lol!!



Friday, October 26, 2018

I Brake for Well Wishes..

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features Every Day Phrases stamp sheet from the I Brake for stamps store. This stamp sheet has so many amazing phrases on it!! Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.




Stamps Used:






Until Next Time..
Shanta

Thursday, October 25, 2018

I Brake for The Monster Mash!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  With Halloween quickly approaching, I though I would color this monster stamp with colored pencils while I was at my crafting group the other night.  I couldn’t decide on just one color combo for her, so I decided to do two cards.  


The first card uses a black card front with a peekaboo window to frame out my monster.  I cut up the sentiment and arranged it around the card.  I added Nuvo Silver glitter drops.  


The second card uses some scraps of Halloween paper.  I stamped the sentiment in full on this card.  This stamp set is called Monster Mash and is available in the I Brake for Stamps store!  

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

I Brake for the Sea!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing the card that I made for my sister-in-law's birthday next month.  She lives in North Carolina and loves the beach!



I'm hoping my sequins look a little like bubbles...that was the look I was going for.
On the front I used a pebble die to cut out the border.
On the inside of the card I used the same die to emboss the design.




Friday, October 19, 2018

I Brake for..Peace

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features Inspirational Phrases stamp sheet from the I Brake for stamps store. This stamp sheet has so many wonderful phrases on it! I also used and old Martha Stewart Cottage Christmas Mat paper pad.  Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.




Stamps Used:





Until Next Time..
Shanta

Thursday, October 18, 2018

I Brake for One More Flower...

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I would like to share a card today using a combination of stamps from different sets.  I started out knowing that I wanted to make a card using a dark card base and I knew what basic layout I was going to use.


I first stamped the lattice stamp from the Bubble Wrap, Lattice and Flowers sheet on kraft cardstock and used gold embossing powder.  This stamp is about ATC sized, so it is a nice starting point for a card layout.  I then stamped and colored flowers from the Floral Half Sheet set.  I started with two, and then kept stamping “just one more” and adding it to the card until I had five flowers total.  I added a few little sequins to add some extra shine to the card.  The Hello sentiment was also heat embossed in gold.




Thanks for stopping by!  Know that the I Brake for Stamps store is always open, and that we will be back soon with more stamping inspiration from the design team.  Have a crafty day!


Saturday, October 13, 2018

I Brake for my Mom's Birthday!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing the card I made for my mom for her birthday.

I used 4 different stamps on my card.





Friday, October 12, 2018

I Brake for Special Blessing

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features Inspirational Phrases stamp sheet from the I Brake for stamps store. This stamp sheet has so many awesome phrases on it! I also used Echo Park Summer Fun paper pad and bow die from my stash.  Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.




Stamps Used:



Until Next Time..
Shanta

Thursday, October 11, 2018

I Brake for October’s Flower of the Month!

Hello from design team member, Heidi.  October’s Birth Flower is the Calendula.  This is also called the English Marigold and comes in shades of yellow, orange and peach.  It is a really pretty flower, and goes well with fall colors.



I colored the flower with alcohol markers and fussy cut it out. I paired it with a lovely plaid paper and added a birthday sentiment to finish off the card.  

This stamp is available in the regular size, that I used, and a jumbo size!  They both can be found HERE.  The birthday sentiment is part of this great sentiment set.  



Thanks for visiting today!  Happy Crafting!


Saturday, October 6, 2018

I Brake for Friends

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a card that I made using two stamps from
I used...
and

I went with a very romantic, shabby chic, vintage feel because I love that style.
I think this would be so pretty to give to a friend or my mom or sisters for their birthday.


Everything is popped up on dimensional foam to give my card some depth and personality.





Friday, October 5, 2018

I brake for well wishes....

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features Tulip and Large Script Background stamps from the I Brake for stamps store.  I stamped the background image and flower stamp with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. I also used  Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers for the image and 110lb card stock from my stash for the card base.  Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.




Stamps Used:
 
 
 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

I Brake for Florals!


Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I never get enough of floral stamps!  I really like the style of these ones from the Floral Half Sheet - I used two of the stamps from that set in my card. 

I did do some simple masking over the smaller stamp before I stamped the tulip pot.  I then colored it in with alcohol markers before composing this layout with patterned papers.  



Do remember that the I Brake for Stamps store is always open - they have over 3000 images. Please come back again soon to see more inspiration from the design team!