Thursday, August 31, 2017

I Brake for Turkeys !!

Hello IBFS fans !!
It's Crystal here and today I was in the Thanksgiving spirt , so the Turkey image came out , it is from the Halloween /Fall Rubber sheet .

to get this look I copic colored  2 Turkey images and cut hime apart and foam taped the center and layer another turkey body on top to give a 3D look. see close up below.

  the plaid is die cuts I layered up  , sentiment was heat embossed

close up of the layered turkey

Thanks for stopping in , hope you go check out all the cute images the I Brake for stamps online store has .

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I Brake For...Pie And Desserts!

Hello stamping friends - Nancy here today!  Do you love pie?  Desserts?  Sweet things?

This delicious stamp is called Pie And Desserts and can be found here. 

So...true confessions here ....I never met a dessert I did not like!  My husbands favorite pie is cherry and this card will probably go to him.  I love lemon meringue, but would never turn down a slice of cherry pie!

I stamped the image with memento ink and colored it with copics.  A stitched square die was used for the main panel and an angled stitched/scalloped die for the bottom of the red mat piece.  I could not resist putting the red gingham ribbon on the card and I really like how the red pops against the kraft cardstock.   The enamel dots in the corners were pink so I used a dark red copic marker to change the color to coordinate with the card.    The "steam" over the pie was highlighted with a stardust gel pen to add a bit of shine to it.  Here is a close up.

Please stop by the IBFS store to find this and thousands of other stamps.  I know you will find something to your liking!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I Brake for Masked Ladies!

It's the end of August, the weather here in New Jersey has been wonderfully cool, squirrels have been very busy gathering acorns, and some leaves are beginning to fall. All this means is that Autumn will be here soon, which means that Halloween rapidly approacheth! Hurray!

Here's my card featuring Mardi Gras Beadsone of the Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps that is exclusively available at I Brake for Stamps.

I know the stamp's name is Mardi Gras Beadsbut I think she's perfect for Halloween too! Mardi Gras Beads was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) onto white cardstock. The image panel was die-cut with a rectangle die then colored with Copic markers to match the wonderful Midnight Masquerade 8x8 patterned paper pad (Graphic 45). 

Three different papers from the pad were layered, then the edges were distressed to reveal the white core. The card front was adhered to an off-white card and the image panel was adhered.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Just so you know, I Brake for Stamps ships internationally!

Click HERE to be whisked I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies! 

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Monday, August 28, 2017

I Brake For Dandelions!

Hi everyone! It's Monica from Taylormadecards4u. I am here today to share with you one of the easiest ways to create a vintage inspired card. This technique can be accomplished with most any type of stamp.  Today I am working with the stamp called Large Dandelion.

I often go to used bookstores and look for old books. I especially like to find old dictionaries. A while ago, I found a small one that had the perfect pages for 5" x 7" cards.  I like to find a page that is appropriate to the theme and the word "silhouette" was perfect.

Silhouette stamps work best as you can stamp with black ink and it easily covers the words on the page. The stamps make a bold statement and the dictionary page is not the focal point, but the background.

The sentiment is called "The Path" and is a perfect match for this stamp as it measures up nicely next to the stem. The sentiment letters were a bit thin, so I did use clear embossing powder to darken up the ink just a bit.  I matted the dictionary page onto some black card stock and mounted that onto two pieces of designer paper.

It is a very easy technique, which produces a great vintage inspired card. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

I Brake For...Sympathy Cards

Greetings, gentle Sunday readers. Sympathy cards are never easy cards to create or to make, they are even less easy to give. My extended family has recently suffered one loss and another part of that family is getting ready to experience another. While making cards with the express intent to be sympathy cards isn't a fun concept, you can work on a beautiful project and turn it into a sympathy card at almost the last minute, this is what I did with this card.

I heat embossed, with gold embossing powder, the Butterfly Background stamp from I Brake For Stamps. Then I colored the butterflies and surrounding paper with Zig Real Clean Color Brush Markers. This was a fun and very rewarding project to work on, it went rather quickly and the results were incredibly beautiful.

I didn't have any intention, when I started working on this project, to turn it into a sympathy card. However, once I was finished with it I kept looking at it and realized that this might be a cheerful thing to send to someone who needs cheering up. I kept thinking about the family members that I would be needing to send sympathy cards too.

I was fortunate that I found the colored paper in my stash that matched the butterflies and background, I assure you that this hadn't been planned, I wish I HAD planned it! Then I went searching through my stash for a sympathy sentiment. I also heat embossed this, using the same gold embossing powder. For a final touch, I added a bit of gold embroidery thread. I hope that the result is that this card sends a beautiful smile to a loved ones face through their time of heartache.

This is just one stamp example of the many that would make perfect sympathy cards found at the I Brake For Stamps page. There are some incredibly LOVELY stamps you could use to brighten up a loved one's day!

I hope I have inspired you, and that you find something that helps loved ones through their more difficult times.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

I Brake for Tulips!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing one of the new flowers from I Brake for Stamps.

This one can be found on a sheet HERE...Lovely Florals Sheet
or as a single HERE.

The verse is from the set EVERY DAY PHRASES.

I made this a trifold card.  The second panel has the beautiful friendship quote ... HEART OF A FRIEND.

I left he inside blank with the exception of the tulip so that it can be personalized.

Friday, August 25, 2017

I Brake for Large Present Boxes..

 Hello Everyone!!

Today I'm sharing a A6 size card I made with my birthday still in mind. I used the Large Top Box and Large Box Bottom from the I Brake for Stamps store. I can tell you I love both of these images an they will also be great for the holidays!! I nested them on top of each to get this look!  I hope you guys are finding time to create and don't forget to check out I Brake for Stamps Shop.
I also used:
Large Top Box
Large Box Bottom
LaLa Land Flag Banner
Fabrika Decoru Enamel Drops in Glamorous Black
Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle  Glitter Pen
Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Paper
Chameleon markers in BG4, YG3, GR3, and BL3

Thursday, August 24, 2017

I Brake for Ghosts ...

Hello IBFS fans !!!

It's Crystal here and I am back with a HALLOWEEN card , I used the Christmas and Halloween sheet and  Halloween / Fall rubber sheet for the sentiment inside .

I used oxide inks but did not have the black yet and the distress worked great with them , I add pearl flecks with a splatter brush too , this made my night sky

popped up my ghost to make it more 3d 

Thanks for stopping in 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I Brake For.....COWS!

Hello stampers - Nancy here today with another super cute card to show you.

The stamp and sentiment are called Cow Set and can be found here.  It is also part of a larger set called  Animals Complete Set which includes five cute animal stamps and a bunch of coordinating sentiments.  That full set can be found here.

A number of different elements went into this card.  The base was embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder.  Next, a semi circle cross stitched edge die was used for the sky, a cloud die for the cloud, the fence is a silhouette cut file and the grass was created with an EK Success punch.

The cow was colored with copics. The head was stamped again, colored, cut and popped up over the original image.

I hope you stop by the IBFS store - there are many new stamps available, as well as thousands more.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

I Brake for Love Birds!

I was feeling rather birdbrained, so I decided to create an ATC featuring the Love Bird ATC rubber stamp available at I Brake for Stamps.

Here it is!

My single Love Bird was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) onto Neenah cardstock. After googling Love Bird images, I decided on my Love Bird's coloration and colored him with the appropriate Copic markers. The lonely Love Bird's eye, beak, and talons were coated with several layers of glaze pen to add dimension and shine to them.

The image panel was matted with black cardstock, adhered to patterned paper, then matted again with black cardstock.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Just so you know, I Brake for Stamps ships internationally!

Click HERE to be whisked I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies!

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, August 21, 2017

I Brake for Seniors!

Hi everyone, Monica here from Taylormadecards4u. I am hear today to share another birthday card using an image and sentiment from the senior collection over at the I Brake for Stamps shop.

This is a funny set of senior stamps and humorous birthday sayings in a set called Half sheet #046.   

The sentiment is from Half Sheet #052 and has some great sentiments to go with some of these great images. I have been sharing several cards using this set over the past few weeks so you can see how versatile it is.

When we get to be a certain age, we need some humor on our birthdays, and a funny birthday card is sure to do the trick.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

I Brake For...Buildings!

Hello, my faithful Sunday followers!

Today's card is coming to you using a stamp that came from a previous set I have showcased here. Do you remember my cat card I posted a few weeks ago? That sheet of rubber contained not only these ADORABLE cats, but it also contained two building stamps. Today I am using one of those building sets! 

This card, using the Cats and Buildings set, was such a fun card to put together. I imagined that these buildings were probably in some Italian city, perhaps Venice, and because of that I knew I could color them any colors I wished! I LOVE beautiful and unique buildings. I colored these buildings in with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out, it was REALLY easy and fun! 

For the background, I went with a "galaxy" type of sky. I had recently taken a watercolor class on galaxy and moon techniques, and I was excited to practice those skills on this card. I used a combination of pan and tube watercolors. When it was dry I used a combination of a white Gelli Roll pen and white ink to create the stars. I ran this panel through my die cutting machine to create the stitched edge and finally, I found a sentiment in my stash that I loved and white heat embossed it.

This card was such a breeze and so relaxing to color. I absolutely LOVE this Cats and Buildings set, I will most likely be using the other building set in the near future. :D I strongly encourage you to play with this set, and to search similar terms to see what related products I Brake For Stamps has, with well over 3,000 stamp sets there are SO MANY to choose from!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

I Brake for Otters and Whales!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing two cards made from my stamp set SEA CRITTERS!
You can get the full set or purchase them individually.

They're available at I Brake for Stamps.

For my first card I used Otter Set.

I fussy cut him out and made it look like he was floating in the waves.

For my second card I used Whale Set.

I've always loved nautical themed stuff so I couldn't wait to use this new paper. 
I think it's just perfect with the whale.

Here's the inside with a verse from the Turtle Set.

Friday, August 18, 2017

I Brake for Tea!

 Hello Everyone!!

Today I'm sharing a 5 x 5 corrugated card I made to go with the large gable box I shared in a earlier post with you.  I love giving gifts and this will make a great set for anyone to make them smile. I used the  Large Tea Cup  and Tea Cup Photo Frame from the I Brake for Stamps store. It was so soothing to color both images. I hope you guys are finding time to create and don't forget to check out I Brake for Stamps.
Richard Garay Party box die 
DCWV Mariposa collection
 Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Want To Scrap Bling