Sunday, October 30, 2016

I Brake For Pears

Hi, Jamie Martin here with you today and I have a pearfect card for you to give to a friend. The pears are from I Brake For Stamps, new Fruits and Flowers Sheet and they were stamped three times with Leaf Green Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink, masked and sponged with brown ink.  Once done the masks were removed to reveal the uninked pears, it was then layered onto black paper.

Fruits and Flowers Sheet-look at all of the beautiful stamps in this set!

For the background paper, the word pear was randomly stamped on a white panel with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, the edges were sponged and ribbon was tied around the bottom.  The panel was then glued to a black card with Zip Dry Glue. Hello was diecut from black paper and glued to the center pear.

You can see a card I made with this set a couple of weeks ago that has a completely different look by clicking HERE.

I hope I have inspired you to Stamp This!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

I Brake for the Queen!

Helo and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a super fun birthday card.
I used a verse from Every Day Phrases and the image is one from the Carmen Medlin line.  She's called Her Majesty Eyes.  They're both available at I Brake For Stamps.

I've recently come to love many of the images and verses from the Carmen Medlin line from the funky dinosaur/creatures to the adorable Bravehearts.  They're all so much fun.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

I Brake for Pumpkin Bears ...

Hello IBFS fans !!!

It's Crystal here and today's card is made using the Pumpkin Costume Bear  by Rick St. Dennis , it comes as a digital stamp, which means no waiting for the mail and you can print this any size that you need for your project. I really love digital stamps for this reason. I copic colored my image and then cut him out with a die . and layered him up on the front of my easel card, the papers and chipboard pieces are all from Authentique , then inside the paper strip I used is from Jenni Bowlin Holiday 2011...yep I am using pretty papers from my stash, I use what I have and make it work ..I added some black netting ( fruit comes in it, works awesome on cards ) 

 my easel card popped open 

If you like the Pumpkin Costume Bear or want to check out some other great digital or red rubber stamps go visit the IBFS store
Thanks so much for stopping buy , be looking for Christmas cards from me coming soon ...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I Brake for Love Peace and Joy

 Hello everyone, and Happy Wednesday to all! Today I have a card created for I Brake For Stamps using this beautiful sentiment called "Love ,Peace , Joy" I love how fancy the writing is on this stamp, he script is absolutely gorgeous!
 I stamped my Beautiful sentiment image LOVE PEACE JOY in tim holtz distressed ink Black Soot, using the Mini Misti tool. I can stress enough how easy and fun this makes stamping. I always get a nice dark image this way. I normally have un-mounted rubber, so this makes it so easy to do. Just had to share :)

The papers I used are from the DCWV Tis the Season Stack, this stack is huge and has tons of patterns in it, I have had this for a long time now. the fancy edge layer is a punch around the page, and then the frame at the top and bottom of the sentiment is a cut die piece that I had laying around :) I just cut it in half. I added sewing in pink, pink flowers cut from the same coordinating dp, and then some blue seam binding. Super fun!!!

Thank you for looking and hope you have a lovely day!
Hugs to all,

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I Brake for Witches!

Here's a card with Miss Hagatha Crone, one of the fabulous Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps available at I Brake for Stamps.

Miss Hagatha Crone was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with a black marker. I tried to make the apple look rotten. Black glitter pen was used on Miss Hagatha Crone's pupils and nails. Several layers of clear Glaze pen were added to Miss Hagatha Crone's warts, teeth, nails, and the apple stem.

The fussy-cut image was placed atop a piece of old Kraft-resist patterned paper. The image was loosely outlined with a Sketch and Wash charcoal pencil, then put aside for safe keeping.

The Sketch and Wash charcoal pencil was used to fill in the outline of the image, then a water brush was used to smooth out and soften the charcoal tone. Fired Brick Distress ink and Black Soot Distress ink(Ranger) were sponged over the Kraft Resist patterned paper and also used to edge it. Picket Fence Distress ink was used over the skulls in the patterned paper.

Stickers were used to add three sentiments to finish the card.

I Brake for Stamps has a large selection of Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps plus a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Click on my badge below to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies! 

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, October 24, 2016

I Brake For T-Rex

{jane bosi}  How cute is this guy???  Goodness, I just love the images from Carmen Medlin!!  They are perfect, along with the corresponding sentiments.  Today, I'm using  "Me and my little buddy" from Curiosities #3.

The image is so awesome, it's pretty easy to add a little water coloring to create a fun card anyone would love to receive.

Check them out!!

Be Awesome, Jane

Sunday, October 23, 2016

I Brake For Shaker Cards

Hi, Jamie Martin here with you today and who doesn't love a shaker card?! This card was so much fun to make and is a super cute card to give someone of any age. And with Christmas right around the corner, this would make a great Christmas card just by changing the colors to reds and greens.

If you order anything at the I Brake For Stamps website, be sure to use my coupon code SAVE10JAMIE to get 10% off your order!

Here is how my card was made;

1.  Stamp All Wrapped Up Frame on Bristol paper with Onyx Black VersaFine ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. Color with Zig Clean Color pens and cut out the center of the package with an exacto knife.
2.  Glue acetate to the back of the package, cut strips of foam tape to put around the back of the frame then add shaker pieces. Place white cardstock the size of the package to the back. Set aside.
3.  Rub Distress inks onto your craftmat, spritz with water and smoosh a watercolor paper panel into it. Let dry then sprinkle water onto panel, let sit for about 30 seconds, then dab with a paper towel removing excess water to reveal the water drop look.
4.  Stamp Dot Letter Happy Birthday at the bottom of the dry panel black ink and emboss with clear.  Glue to a white card and glue on the shaker package.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and that I inspired you to 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

I Brake for Smiley Monsters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing the CLUELESS SET from IBFS.
It's from the Carmen Medlin line. 

The set comes with the image and verse or you can get it as a CURIOSITIES SET 3 FULL SHEET.

I used some Wink of Stella on his wings so add some fun shimmer.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

I Brake for a Monster cutie ..

Hello IBFS fans !!!

It's Crystal here and I have another card using an image from the Bravehearts Colletion , today I am using the cute little girl with a monster shirt on . All these images are so so cute and fun to color..

I copic colored her and just made a fun seasonal girlie card, I plan to give this card to my daughter .

If you like the Bravehearts Collection or want to check out some other great stamps
 visit the IBFS store
Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I Brake For Christmas Cardinals

 Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday to all! Cheryl here today with this absolutely Gorgeous Cardinal from I Brake For Stamps. I LOVE the huge selection of Christmas stamps, you can find here at the I Brake for Stamps Store. I really had a lot of fun coloring up this Beautiful cardinal, and love the way the image turned out.
 My card for today came together quickly. 

 Layer 1- 5" x 5" then the design paper 4 3/4" x 4 3/4".
 Layer 2- 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" , design paper at 4" x 4"
Layer 3 I stamped my image in soot black and colored with copics. Next I added some stickles to the berries.  I just cut the image down to as small as I wanted, and laid it on the red card stock and cut. All layers have a beige thread for the sewing.

Ribbon is a Shimmer Satin I believe its a kiwi color.

I hope you enjoyed my Cardinal Post for today, and thank you for stopping by!
Hugs to all!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Revised I Brake for Little Red Riding Hood, aka What Big Eyes!

After posting the card on Facebook, I realized that the birch trees should have been in front of the moon. Rather than embrace imperfection since:  (a) it already has enough flaws from coloring, etc. (b) I'm a Virgo, I decided to fix it and share my fix with you. Teachable moments and all that hooey.

I placed the Birch Landscape stencil back over the piece, lining it up as well as I could. I then traced the branches over the moon using the Old Paper Distress marker. Alas, the fine point of the marker was dry and the ink didn't work well over the acrylic paint on the moon, so I had to "Plan B" it and grabbed a Sepia Pitt Artist marker, which of course, was darker than the Distress marker. I couldn't just darken the lines of a few branches and a tree, so I had to outline all the trees and branches to make them all the same-ish color. When I was done, I used the acrylic paint maker to touch up the white of the moon.

By the way, it's still not perfect. I just saw another mistake, but I'm going to let it go.

So there you have it.

To reiterate, the stamp is What Big Eyes from the wonderful Eyes of Fable Collection of rubber stamps by Carmen Medlin Designs available at I Brake for Stamps.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Click on my badge below to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies!

Thanks for visiting today!

I Brake for Little Red Riding Hood aka What Big Eyes!

Here's my card with What Big Eyes from the wonderful Eyes of Fable Collection of rubber stamps by Carmen Medlin Designs available at I Brake for Stamps.

What Big Eye was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto white cardstock was colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, edged with a black marker, then set aside while a background was created for her. 

Chipped Sapphire and Blueprint Sketch Distress ink were sponged over a birtch tree onto textured white cardstock, which had a circle mask placed on it. When I was done stenciling, the birch trees were detailed with an Old Paper Distress marker. The circle mask was lifted, and a white acrylic paint marker was used to make the moon a bit whiter.

Black background was added to the base of the panel using a black marker.  Black Soot Distress ink was used to edge the panel.

Patterned paper from a very old Halloween themed stack  was cut to size and sponged with Hickory Smoke Distress ink. Black Soot Distress ink was sponged over the word "Beware" on the Halloween Mini Layering stencil. The word wasn't dark enough, so it was darkened with a black marker.

The image panel was adhered to the card front, which was then mounted onto a kraft card.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Click on my badge below to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies! 

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, October 17, 2016

I Brake For Lion {King}

{jane bosi}  Not that long ago, my 12 year old daughter was part of a middle school production of the Lion King.  Now, I've seen a lot a good youth drama (on the stage and in my home! LOL!) and, I'm still blown away by the show!  I was instantly attracted to Lion Face for this reason and, because it is a beautiful image!

I started with a piece of water color paper and some white embossing powder.  After heat embossing the image, I used various distress crayons to lay some color down on the whole piece.  I used every color from the Distress Crayons #2 set (rusty hinge, fossilized amber, peeled paint, seedless preserves and festive berries), creating a diagonal block of color.  Next, I spritzed the card stock with water and blended the colors slightly.  I layered more fossilized amber and rusty hinge on the lion face to accentuate it and make it pop. 

Again on the card base, I used the main image to create some texture along the left hand side.   To add to the shabby chic feel of the whole card, I distressed the edges of the black mat and added some sponged black soot to the card base.

Be Awesome, Jane

Sunday, October 16, 2016

I Brake For Fruit

Hi, I'm Jamie Martin and I was blown away to be asked to be a member of this talented design team!  I Brake For Stamps has a great variety of stamps and product and I'm excited to share my creations with you every Sunday.

Today I have a shabby chic card that was made using the new Fruit and Flowers Sheet from I Brake For Stamps.  Here is how it was made;

1.  I diecut white cardstock and took some plastic wrap (like you use in your kitchen), wadded it up, tapped it on a Sand ink pad and stamped it onto my paper.  I didn't want the background to be bright white. This was repeated until I was happy with how it looked.  The edges were sponged with the same ink.
2.  The strawberry from the Fruit and Flowers Sheet was then stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with PEARLustre Champagne Embossing Powder.

3.  It was then colored with Zig Clean Color pens and shadowed with decorative chalk.
4.  Fruit from the same stamp set was stamped with Lettuce Adirondack ink and gold Dot Sparklers were added.  This was layered onto dark green decorative paper with Zip Dry Glue and set aside.
5.  A Lattice die from Spellbinders was used to cut white cardstock.  A VersaMark ink pad was smooshed on top of the diecut piece and Aged Rose Embossing Enamel was sprinkled on the ink and heat embossed.
6.  The lattice was taped to the top half of a 5 1/4" x 4" white panel that had the same plastic wrap stamped background as the strawberry panel. The over hang was cut off.
7.  Green decorative paper was glued to the bottom portion of the panel and a gold paper strip was glued over the seam.
8.  Strawberry was stamped on a diecut piece that was prepared the same as above  and stamped with Victorian Velvet Distress ink.  Gold Dot Sparklers were added and the piece was popped up with 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and that I inspired you to 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

I Brake for Housework and Chocolate!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I've made another card with one of the wonderful Humorous Seniors from I Brake for Stamps!
The entire line is just so funny.  
This image is called

I wish I didn't feel like she looks every weekend!

I added this super funny sentiment on the inside.  It's called


Thursday, October 13, 2016

I Brake for Birthdays !!

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here and today's card is a birthday card , between my daughter and my grandkids,I am always in need of Birthdays cards for the parties they attend and the kids really enjoy getting handmade cards from me and this makes my heart so full and happy that they truly appreciate the thought and love that I put into my cards for them , kids really do love handmade cards . For today's card I am using an image from the Bravehearts Collection .

I did not use the cute sentiments this time with my card , I really thought this little skater girl would make a sweet birthday card , but I can also see this set as Halloween cards too , next week I share one in Halloween so stay tuned ...

for this card I distressed the bottom layer and curled the corners , I added banners and put on some stickles for bling , added Happy Birthday in die cuts and sanded them to distress, added so DIY enamel dots , the image is colored with Prisma colored pencils.

If you like the Bravehearts Collection or want to check out some other great stamps
 visit the IBFS store

Thanks so much for stopping by.