Thursday, September 20, 2018

I Brake for Morning Glories!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  Did you know that one of the September Birth Flowers is Morning Glory?  It makes sense to me, as you see them blooming in late August and through September where I live.  They are one of my favorite flowers, they are so showy!


I used the Morning Glories Border stamp on my card.  I stamped it twice and colored it with alcohol markers, adding Nuvo Glitter drops to the centers.   I hand cut them on one side then applied them over my blue cardfront, already stamped with the Rising of the Sun sentiment.  I then trimmed off the excess white cardstock on either side.

I had practiced my coloring on another image first, so I cut one of those flowers out and added it as a little embellishment. 


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Saturday, September 15, 2018

I Brake for Dragonflies!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a card that I made using the beautiful image from I Brake for Stamps called Dragonfly Stained Glass Large.



I completely hooked on the stained glass series.
This is one of my newest additions to my collection.
I used Stickles on the wings to give them shimmer like a real dragonfly.


For now the inside is blank because I didn't need it for any special event.  Who knows...it may wind up a birthday card, get well, sympathy...maybe just a "hello" I miss you.




Friday, September 14, 2018

I Brake for..Old Strawberry Trees!

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features Old Strawberry Tree stamp.  I stamped the image with Fun Stampers Journey Black Licorice Ink. I also used 110lb card stock from my stash.  Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.

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Stamps Used: 






Until Next Time..
Shanta

Thursday, September 13, 2018

I Brake for Clueless!


Hello from design team member, Heidi.  I have a funny card to share today.  I really did laugh out loud when I saw the sentiment in this set called Clueless.


I found a card on Pinterest with a fun way to use up scraps. I altered this layout to work for my stamped image and using an embossing folder for the kraft background.  I actually had so much fun coloring this stamp, I just can’t wait to color it again in different ways.  


Hope you have time for stamping today!  


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Iris Sympathy

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card.  My best friend from school lost her dad recently and I needed three cards for her family.

I used
and 


When we were young Caren's favorite color was purple so
I went with the iris for that reason.


On the inside I used 





Friday, September 7, 2018

I Brake for..B'Days!

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features the Happy Birthday - Text stamp.  I stamped the image with DIstress Oxide Salty Ocean Ink. I also used dies from my stash to complete the card. The dots was formed from using Fabrika Decoru Jasmine enamel dots.  Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.

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Stamps Used: 
 

 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

I Brake for Gold, Embossed Roses!

Hello from design team member, Heidi.  I like to keep cards like this on hand for everyday use.  Something pretty that can be made in different colors. I often will use something like this to enclose school photos sent to family members, or add a note to a friend.


I stamped the June Rose stamp four times onto yellow cardstock.  I heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.  I trimmed the panel down to size to fit over my die cut.  The sentiment and card base are actually a very lovely color of eggplant purple.  It is a bit unusual, but I really like it.



If you like this stamp, check out this card for another idea of how to use it.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Crafting!


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Magnolia Sympathy

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card that meant a lot to me.
My best friend from high school lost her dad a couple weeks ago and I made three cards...one for her, one for her sister and one for her mom.

I'll share one of the others two weeks from now.

I used three stamps from I Brake for stamps.
and


I used two cross dies from Spellbinders.


On the inside I stamped a part of the magnolia in the corner.


Caren's father was very special to me growing up.  I spent so much time at her house with her and her parents.  They were such kind, loving people.
He will be missed by many.



Thursday, August 30, 2018

I Brake for Turtley Awesome Cards!

Hi everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by.  I have a very fun kid’s card to share with you today using this really punny and cute Turtle Set.  It comes with three great sentiments.


I do appreciate stamps with the wider lines, as you can color it more quickly because it is easier to stay in the lines.  I trimmed out the turtle with scissors.  I created a layout using some summer themed patterned papers, making sure to add a navy mat to each portion - to make them stand out more and give them a finished look.


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Have a wonderful day!



Saturday, August 25, 2018

I Brake for Beachy Birthdays!

Hello and happy Saturday!

I'm not ready to let summer go yet so....

Today I'm sharing a birthday card with you.  We have a lot of friends who have lake homes or live in the south near a beach so I love making nautical themed cards.

This one features MS97 Full Plate
from


The two part verse is a sentiment from 




Both of these sets are just perfect for summer or pretty much any time of year!




Friday, August 24, 2018

I Brake for Christmas Background

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features the Christmas Background stamp.  I stamped the image with Emerald Green  Delicata Ink. I also used dies from my stash as well as a star punch. The dots was formed from using Fabrika Decoru Dark Knight enamel dots.  Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.

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Stamps Used: 



You can never start to early with your holiday cards!

 

Until Next Time..
Shanta

Thursday, August 23, 2018

I Brake for Oak Trees!

Hello!  I am sharing a card made with the Large Oak Tree stamp.  It is such a fantastically detailed stamp, and I decided to use kraft colored pigment ink.  The thank you sentiment circle, which is part of a set of sentiment stamps, was stamped in brown pigment ink onto coordinating patterned paper. 


Thanks for visiting the IBFS Design Team blog today.  Remember, the store is always open.


Saturday, August 18, 2018

I Brake for Beautiful Ballerinas!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a Dutch Fold card that I made using a ballerina that can be found 3 ways at I Brake for Stamps.


I have the full sheet because let's face it...they're all awesome stamps and I had to have them all.

I have a few types of cards that are my favorite to make.  I love masculine cards, nautical, funny and dance.  I'm not a dancer but my daughter was for 14 years. She just graduated and is heading off to college.  She doesn't plan to dance at this point.  She wants to get settled in and see how things go.  I'm hoping she'll take it back up though because she has such a talent.  I'd love to see her up on stage again.


As I said...she's heading off to college in just a few weeks. Please don't judge!!  This is the card that I plan to send her for Valentine's Day with a little care package.  Yes, I'm planning that far ahead.


I use Timehop for my social media and it just popped up that 4 years ago she got her first pair of Pointe shoes and that she was going to wear them out before her summer workshop even started. Her final Pointe dance this year was nothing like the beautiful ballerina you see here.  They did a Tango!  Yes, a tango.  It was amazing!


I haven't done anything to the inside of the card yet.  If I were to fill it out right now I might embarrass her...insert mom with "ugly crying face" here!



Friday, August 17, 2018

I Brake for Music Sheets

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features the Music Sheet Background stamp.  I stamped the background image with Celestial Copper Delicata Ink. I also used ny cricut to cut out the music symbol. The Just a Note is from a ms sparkle and co stamp set.  Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.

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Stamps Used: 



I love the shine the ink gives to the stamps! 


Until Next Time..
Shanta

Thursday, August 16, 2018

I Brake for Canoes!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  One of my favorite places to visit is a lake where I can go boating.  This card reminds me of it.  


I colored the stamp with alcohol markers.  I added some glitter pen horizontally to some parts of the water to make it shine.  I added a detail photo where you might be able to see it, but in real life, it is very pretty!  I have this fun canoe paper to pair my image with, as well as wood-grain embossed card and wooden arrow shape.


 You can find the Canoe Scene stamp in the I Brake for Stamps store.  Thanks for your visit today.  Come again soon to see more inspiration from the IBFS Design team!


Saturday, August 11, 2018

I Brake for Scruffy Dogs!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a fun little birthday card made with a set from I Brake for Stamps.  This can be found as 
or on 


I combined the cute dog set with a die set from Paper Smooches.


The verse I used on the inside is part of a sentiment from Turtle Set.
I masked off the part I didn't want for this card. It can also be found on Sea Critters Complete Set - 14 Stamps.