Thursday, July 19, 2018

I Brake for Nature!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I hope you are doing well!  This card is from a lovely all-in-one stamp.  The entire scene and quote are in the stamp, called Joy Comes From... — so you can just enjoy the coloring.


You can’t see it in the photo, but I added some glitter pen to the water to make it shine.  I then just framed the image and placed it over some understated, neutral patterned paper.

I hope that you have time to enjoy simple things - like stamping - this week!  

Saturday, July 14, 2018

I Brake for Lighthouse Shakers!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a thank you card that I made using
MS97 Full Plate.


I Brake for Stamps has many beautiful nautical images (and I own most of them) but I think this sheet is my favorite!

There are so many gorgeous images on this sheet. 
I've used many of them several times.


My daughter just had her high school graduation and two days later she turned 18.  Her best friend's dad and girlfriend took her out to dinner for graduation, cooked her her favorite meal that they make for her birthday, gave her a beautiful necklace and a generous cash gift.


They also invited her to go to Myrtle Beach with them.  She wasn't able to tag along on the vacation due to the fact that she was a featured artist at a local art gallery that week.  I decided to make their card with a nautical theme.


I printed a verse on my computer to thank them.





Friday, July 13, 2018

I Brake For.. Crackle Backgrounds!

Hello Everyone, 
Today's 5 x 7 card features the Crackle Background stamp.  I stamped the background image with Black Shimmer Delicata ink. I also used Tim Holtz thinlits dies for layers and the hello stamp is by Ranger. I added metal and bling from my stash to finish this card off. Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.

Don't forget to check out the store today!

Stamp Used: 


 I love how large this background stamp is! I had to trim it down for this 5 x 7 card.


Until Next Time..
Shanta

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I Brake for More Birds!

A happy hello from designer, Heidi!  Hope you are doing well and have had some time for stamping recently!  This week, I have another lovely bird stamp to showcase for you from Sheet 141A - Birds.  The stamp is so detailed, it was easy to color.  


I used a coordinating patterned paper to stamp the sentiment on.  I think this is a cute saying to send to a good friend who really gets you.  


You can find this stamp set at the I Brake for Stamps store!  Have a great day!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

I Brake for Happy Birthdays!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card that I made using a set that I just received 
and what a fun set it is!!



I don't have anyone in mind for this card yet but I always like to have a few birthday cards lying around just in case.


On the inside I used the music notes from the set and a verse from an old, retired set that I've had for years.





Friday, July 6, 2018

I Brake for Christmas in July #1

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features the Snowflake Background stamp.  I stamped the image with Tsukineko Sapphire Blue Delicata ink. I used a snowflake punch as well and blue colored drops.  Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.

Don't forget to check out the store today!

Stamp Used: 
 
 
 



Until Next Time..
Shanta 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

I Brake for Birds...

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  This is a fun post because I really do brake for birds.  I am a bit of a birder (aka birdwatcher) so I naturally am drawn to wonderful bird stamps like this.

I colored my birds with alcohol markers to resemble an American Robin.  These birds strike me as being fledglings about to leave the nest for good.


I was listening to a birding podcast the other day and they said that there are really only a few weeks of summer for birds.  The entire breeding season is their Spring and then migration starts in late July for some birds, so they don’t get much rest!


I stamped the branch ink light beige ink onto vanilla cardstock for the background.  After die cutting, I added the sentiment tag on with a brad and popped the center panel up on fun foam.  

Thank you for your visit to the I Brake for Stamps blog.  Come back often for more inspiration from the team.


Friday, June 29, 2018

I brake for...Sun Dress!

Hello Everyone, 
Today's A2 card features the Sun Dress stamp.  I stamped the image with Memento ink and used my Touch alcohol markers to color the image in. I used colors Yellow Green, Mignonette, Flour Green, and Skin White. I also used Dear Lizzy Neapolitan paper collection as well as green colored dew drops.  Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.

Don't forget to check out the store today!

Stamp Used: 
 

 Until Next Time..
Shanta

Thursday, June 28, 2018

I Brake for Happy!

Hello from Design Team member, Heidi!  I’d like to show you another card idea using the Bubble Wrap, Lattice and Flowers stamp set available at the IBFS store.


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I’ve used this set quite a bit lately.  I first stamped with the lattice stamp using navy ink right onto some green patterned paper.  I then used the rock n roll method to stamp the flowers.  If you don’t know this technique, you just first ink up your stamp first with the lighter color, then roll just the outside of the stamp onto the darker color.  It’s a fun and easy way to get a color gradient.


I die cut the happy word in both navy blue and white glued them together.  I think this is a happy card!

Thanks for coming to the blog today!  Come back again soon for more inspiration from the team.

Monday, June 25, 2018

I Brake for the Liberty Bell!

Hi everyone and happy Monday! It's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. With the 4th of July just around the corner, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite stamps to use for Independence Day! This is a stamp that I have had for a while, but it is classic and I love it!



The image is called Liberty Bell and is perfect for your 4th of July celebration cards.  I colored and fussy cut the Liberty Bell and adhered it to a colorful background.  The sentiment is simple and says it all...FREEDOM! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

I Brake for Stained Glass FLowers

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card with you.  I have been fairly obsessed with the stained glass line at I Brake for Stamps.

This is the newest one that I've added to my collection.



I stamped the image with Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.


I used water color pencils to color it in.  I also went over the flowers with Wink of Stella but it doesn't show up in the photos.




Friday, June 22, 2018

I brake for...Large Truck!!

Hello Everyone, 
Today's 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 card features the Large Truck stamp.  I stamped the image with Memento ink and used my Touch alcohol markers to color the image in. I used colors WG5, WEG7, Sky Blue, Chocolate, Mahogany, and Cobalt Blue. I also used Glossy Accent to make the glass pieces and tires shine along with using Authentique Rugged Collection.  Don't forget to grab you up some awesome stamps over at the store today.

Don't forget to check out the store today!

Stamp Used: 
 

 
Until Next Time..
Shanta

Thursday, June 21, 2018

I Brake for Trillium

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I’m glad you stopped by today, because I made a card with one of my very favorite flowers - Trillium!  These remind me of walks in the woods with my grandmother.  She knows what all the wildflowers are called!


I colored the image with alcohol markers.  White flowers can be tricky. I decided to add light grey shading to the interior just along the lines, yellow on the stamens, and left the rest uncolored.  Since there are so many leaves and I added sky, it looks complete to me.  


I really appreciate your visit today!  Come back to the IBFS blog often for new inspiration from the design team, or visit the store now.

Monday, June 18, 2018

I Brake for gratitude!

Hi everyone and happy Monday! It's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. I have been a little under the weather for the last few days and my creativity has suffered. So I decided to keep it simple this week and create a CAS thank you card.


The Thank so much stamp is from the Inspirational Plate #2 set and the purple flower stamp is called grunge lettered flower. This card came together very easily. I stamped the flowers using wilted violet distress oxide ink and the thank so much sentiment with Black archival ink.  To finish off the card I added some black Nuvo Crystal drops. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

I Brake for cool Circles!!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing 2 thank you cards that I made for people/organizations that gave my daughter scholarships at her Senior Awards.

I've used


I colored all the little circles with Copic markers and then highlighted them with two different shades of Stickles.


There are little dots around the ring and I placed a rhinestone in varying sizes on each one.


The insides are both blank right now but I will stamp a simple thank you and my daughter can write a personal note to each person.