Wednesday, January 29, 2020

I Brake for January Carnations!

Hello!  The Carnation is the Birth Flower for January and I always like to make a card for the flower-of-the-month, if I can.  I usually have used this stamp to color in, and I just sortof decide what color I want, but this time I wanted to use the stamp as a background.

I simply stamped the Jumbo - January Carnation in purple ink, onto lavender  cardstock and die cut the panel.

I then cut out a sentiment in white cardstock, and used the same purple stamping ink to color the die cut.  I layered this over a sentiment cut from glitter cardstock, and voila, my card is finished.

This stamp does come in a smaller version, as to all in the Birth Flowers series.  These are probably my favorite stamps in the store.

Have a wonderful day!

Heidi @MyLittleStampingBlog

Saturday, January 25, 2020

I Brake for Stained Glass Lilys!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing another image from one of my favorite lines...Stained Glass at I Brake for Stamps

This stamp is called Stained Glass Lily.

I used some Wink of Stella on my card. 
I love that hint of shimmer it gives.
I haven't decided yet if this will be a Valentine's Day or a birthday card.

I've been on a lily kick lately which I hope is okay with you.
They're just so pretty!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

I Brake for Fashion!

Hello!  I am continuing to work on Valentines! One of the nicest things about making your own cards is that you can personalize each one.  This one is made with a teenage girl in mind — one who doesn’t care for hearts.

I really loved the retro look of the 1920’s Fashion Ladies in this set, and decided to pair that with the Hugs and Kisses sentiment in the Old and New set.

My background is the salted watercolor technique.  To get this texture, lay down a wash of watercolor paint on watercolor paper and, while it is still wet, throw some salt down on it.  After it dries, rub off the salt and it is ready to go.

I added a few die cut butterflies as my embellishment.  I also added some glitter pen to the dress details and the little butterflies, but it didn’t show up in the photo.  I am happy with how this card turned out!

Do you personalize your cards for each recipient?

Thanks for visiting today!

Heidi @MyLittleStampingBlog

Saturday, January 18, 2020

I Brake for Floating Hearts!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a Valentine's Day card.
We're getting a big snowstorm here today and February is just around the corner.  It was the perfect day to make a card!

I've used 

This is the inside of the card.
The sentiments are from the Full Sheet called Every Day Phrases.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

I Brake for Valentines!

Hello!  I have a very traditional looking Valentine to share today.  I thought that the grungy look of the sentiments in the Old and New stamp sheet would look good with the Chalkboard technique.  That was my starting point for this card.

I heat embossed the sentiment, then smudged white ink around the edge of the panel.  After framing this out with another red die cut, I used some neat foiled patterned paper for the background.  My embellishment Kiss is also from the stamp set!  I thought this turned out nicely, and definitely the photos don’t do this one justice.

Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

I Brake for Luscious Lilys!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a thank you card.
I used


A girl at school brought several of us a bouquet of flowers.
Her mom is a florist and she brought them back from a show.

I wanted to make a card to thank them for their thoughtfulness.
Image may contain: flower and plant

If you love flowers like I do then check out I Brake for Stamps.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

I Brake for Mouse Love!

Hello!  I have a cute card to share today that I am probably going to use as a Masculine Valentine.

 It is cute,
 it is woodsy,
and I like it!

I combined 3 different stamp sets for this card.  

Card process:  First I stamped my mouse and mushroom image with Memento Black ink. I colored it in with alcohol markers.  Next, I masked around the mushroom cap with masking paper.  I used red ink to stamp the Bubble Wrap background onto the mushroom cap. After removing the mask, I used colored pencils to add just a little detail.  

The background is kraft paper with a woodgrain embossing folder. I inked the raised portions with dark brown ink.  I then used the brown ink to stamp my sentiment, and embellished the card with die cuts.  

Thank you for visiting today!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

I Brake for Stargazers!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Happy New Year!

For my first post of the year I wanted to share something bright and cheery.

I was drawn to this stamp because my wedding bouquet was comprised of Stargazer Lillies.  It's such a bold, beautiful flower. 

I love flowers on cards because they're so versatile and I Brake for Stamps has a wonderful selection of floral stamps.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

I Brake for Hello’s!

Hello 2020!  I want to wish you all a Happy New Year!

I made a little clean & simple card using Mostly Mice sheet and for the stamped background and sentiment, the Bubble Wrap, Lattice and flowers sheet.  All are stamped in dark brown ink.

 The mouse is simply colored and cut out, then popped up on dimensional tape.  I am thinking I should make a few with a Thank You sentiment, too.

Have a wonderful day!