I Brake For….Gloriosa Daisy!

Hello my crafty friends and welcome to Wednesday with I Brake For Stamps!  Spring is about a month away – are you all ready for it to show up?  We’ve had a mild February here in Florida, contrasting with a colder than normal January and I am ready for spring to make its mark.

My planters in the front yard took a hit this winter and I’ll have to do a bit of work next month in replacing a number of plants that did not survive.  Looking forward to it because it looks terrible right now!

So, with that in mind I have a pretty floral card for you…

The image is called Gloriosa Daisy – it can be found here.

These daisies have a bold dark red/orange center and yellow petals, so I kept with that color scheme – using copics to color the image.  I really think this would look pretty in shades of blue or pink as well. I stamped and colored the main bloom, cut it out and popped it up on top of the stamped image.

The sentiment is from a set called Florals Sheet, which can be found here.

Hop on over to the IBFS store – you will find thousands of stamps there.  There are many flower/floral stamps to choose from – I know you will find something you like!

Thanks for stopping by today!

I Brake For…..DOGS!!

Hello stampers – welcome to Wednesday with I Brake For Stamps.  Happy Valentine’s Day!  Do you have some four legged family members?  Are they dogs?  If so, here is a card with an adorable dog theme.


The set is called Dog Set and includes 11 stamps –  7 images and 4 sentiments.  I’ve used four of them on this card.  The set can be found HERE.

I stamped the dog and bowl, colored them with copics and cut them out.  I used a scalloped angled die to make cut on the front of the card – I think this is called a handkerchief cut?  I placed the dog and bowl on the front and stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner.

For the bottom part, I stamped and embossed the bone in white to make my own  decorative paper.

I think this would be a cute Valentine card to give if you have dogs in the family,  We have two lovable little dogs – Boo  Boo and Sugar.  They are both rescue dogs and love to cuddle!

I hope you check out all the stamps available at the IBFS store.  If you are looking for  dog stamps, you can see the whole line of them here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge

Hello my crafty friends!  It’s time once again for another challenge at the Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge Blog.  Today The challenge topic is:  A Banner Year!  Make something with banners, flags, etc.  You can get all the info on the blog HERE.

Here is my card…

I’ve had this digital paper pack for some time now – it has a variety of nautical theme papers and I pulled out a stamp that works perfectly with it! I kept the colors muted in shades of blue and white.  Banner dies were used to keep with the theme of the challenge.

I hope you will join in the challenge –  break out the banner, pennant or flag dies and have a go at it!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

I Brake For….Succulents!

Hello friends and welcome to Wednesday with I Brake For Stamps!  Today I am sharing with a card  with some wonderful Succulents.

The set is called Echeveria Succulent Outline and can be found HERE .  It contains three sizes of this plant.

It can also be found as a Echeveria Succulent Solid image set HERE, and both the solid and outline sets are part of a larger Succulent Full Sheet set, found HERE.   So, you have lots of options with these images!

I colored the largest image with copics, using  Violet and Yellow Green markers for a two toned palette.  I used the smallest image in the background on the kraft cardstock.

The birthday sentiment is from the set called Florals Sheet and can be found here.

Hop on over to the IBFS store to find these and thousands of stamps – you can find almost anything there!

Thanks for stopping by today!

I Brake For…..Clown Fish!!

Hello stampers and welcome to Wednesday with I Brake For Stamps.  Do you like shaker cards?  They seem to be all the rage these days.  It’s been at least 15 years since I made one.  Techniques come and go in the crafting world and back then they were all the rage and it is nice to see them popular again.  Here is mine!

I’ve used a stamp called Clown Fish, found here on the IBFS store.  A nice image that has the fish above a little section of sand and coral.  The beads that make up the “shaker part” obscures some of the sand and coral portion – here is a little closer look.

It’s been so long since I did a shaker card I had to go back and review the steps.  In my stash of stuff I found a bunch of containers of micro beads – if you’ve been crafting awhile you remember those teeny, tiny beads used to cover pens.  Well I have a bunch and when I used them on the card here I may have used just a tad too much!  They are so small you don’t realize how much you are putting into the card.  And you can’t tell, but they are a very light blue.  They look clear in the photo.

I hope you take a stab at creating one of these shaker cards.  They are fun to do!

Hop on over to the IBFS store and check out the thousands of stamps available.  There are so many styles you are sure to find something to love! USE code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order!