Monday, March 31, 2014

I Brake For Lacey Springy Flowers....

{Jane Bosi}  Happy Sorta Springy Monday from Wisconsin!  Despite having warmish temperatures this weekend and some melt, we continue to sport a snow covered ground here in the dairy state!  But, it's all good when there are fabulous images like Kerr Jar to color and piece together!

I stamped the image twice and colored all with copic markers.  I pieced some of the image with popped up adhesive to add extra interest and dimension.  It was both fun and cathartic to do all that coloring and trimming!  The image piece was trimmed using the Out of the Box technique from the TJ Newsletter.

The background was created using a variety of distress inks and the Lace Borders half sheet.  I just love the way it turned out!

TTFN!  Jane

Saturday, March 29, 2014

I Brake For Beautiful Sentiments!

Hello and happy Saturday!
Renee here and I've got a beautiful verse to share with you today. 
 The verse is called HELEN KELLER.

I used some of the Wild Orchid flowers from IBFS store.

You can see how pretty the flowers are and also the dimension created by popping up the the framed exterior of the card.

I used 2 stamps from the half-sheet BOTANICAL set on the inside.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Home Sweet Tent by Crystal

Hello I Brake for Stamps fans !!
It's Crystal here and today I have a how to for you .I just love the look of the Chalk Board technique but have never tried it , I did a little looking around on it and this is what I came up with for my take on this technique ..

First I cut my black card stock layer 4 ' by 5 1/4" , most people say use smooth card stock but when I made my first test card I only had textured and it worked fine too , but I was out shopping and got some smooth from Hobby Lobby on sale I bought the heavy weight . I then use a ruler and my white gel pen and made a border around it
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next I use my embossing buddy to take static away and stamp my Camping Floyd and Mary , (you can buy this by a single stamp or on a half sheet , I will link up below both ways) I use VersaMark to ink my image
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next I use white embossing powder to heat emboss my image
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I heat set my image
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next I sponge chalk ink in white around the edges and across the top over the image to give that chalkboard chalky powder look , now you can leave your image like this or you can step it up to the next level
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by coloring it with colored pencils I used prisma no shading just plain coloring , I added this layer to a white card base
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this one is the textured card stock layer
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this is the smooth card stock , can you see they are both great but I do like the smooth better after having them side by side  , but they do both work , just use what you have and it will be great ..
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I added stickles to fire and to soda cans
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inside I stamped my image again in a light grey so you can write over the top , I left it without sentiment , I am thinking this would be a great hello card while on vacation , we have a state campground near by and this card would be perfect for them to send home .
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thanks for stopping by and I hope you get to try this technique and have fun with it .Stay crafty my friends : )
Crystal Lopez -  DT for I Brake for Stamps

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I Brake for Bunny Love

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Welcome everyone it is Wednesday and this is Patricia here and it is my day to post a card for all of I Brake For Stamps followers today. I hope you like what I have made. This is a stamp by Chelsea La Designs and there is a whole line of these adorable stamps but mine is called Loveable Avie.

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The designer paper I used is from Graphic 45 secret garden collection. Spellbinder is called romantic rectangles. Sponged around the edges with brilliance ink color Victorian violet. Added some pearl pen color lilac.

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Used some purple lace that I have had.

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The sentiment I used is called Little Girl and thought it went really well with the image and I Brake For Stamps has all kinds of wonderful sentiments.

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The punch for the leaves is Martha Steward leafy branch. My flowers are from some trim I had purchase a long time ago. So I cut some of the flowers off and added them to the leaves.

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These are the copic markers used to color my image.

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I hope you have enjoyed my card and I will see you back again next week.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I Brake for A Friend of Mine

Beth here today with a Center Step Card for you today using this sweet image called Friend Of Mine....she is so adorable with a lovely verse......I am wishing for spring so I definitely went with spring colors.

This little angel is colored with Copics.....stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock  used scalloped oval Spellbinder diecut  framed with a light blue.....all designer papers are from DCWV  Citrus Mat stack.

That will do it for me this week hope you have enjoyed my Springy image.

Monday, March 24, 2014

I Brake For.......Monday?

{Jane Bosi}  Happy Day!!  I wasn't sure what to call my colorful project, but I do BRAKE every Monday so, why not? 

I made this colorful image piece using a technique called Foam Stamping and multiple images from the IBFS store!  You'll find fennel silhouette, grunge backgrounds and half sheet 138b all in the store! 

The image piece is simply matted and mounted on a piece of kraft cardstock--it's clean and simple--why not give it a whirl?

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, March 22, 2014

I Brake For Easter Bunnies!

Hello and Happy Saturday! 

Today I'm sharing an Easter card.
My card has 3 different I Brake For Stamps rubber stamps on it.  One you may not notice right away...
The first is the adorable Bunnies & Watering Can.  It's perfect for Easter or Spring.
The second is the cute verse Some Bunny Loves You

The last is a little harder to spot.  I used Buttercups as the center of my paper flowers.

Here's a close up of the sweet little rabbits.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

My Blood Type is Coffee !!

Hello IBFS Friends !!!
It's Crystal here , I hope your week is going well , if not hang in there it's almost Friday !!!  Today I have a fun card using Coffee Rubber Sheet , this sheet measures 7" x 5" and has 8 images on it , I love coffee and thought this sentiment was perfect , I made this card to be used to just drop a note to a friend , heck add a coffee card to go along with it to perk up someones day my coffee humor
this card measures 5 1/2" by 5 1/2" and I made a matching envelope on my envelope board

my main image was heat embossed and edges were distressed and inked I also added some faux stitching , my coffee cup has been paper pieced
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inside my card , I love the retro lady from this set
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my envelope
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I hope you get this set and have some fun with it like I did , this card is sure to make the receiver Smile !!

Crystal Lopez - DT for IBFS