I Brake For….Elegant Pumpkin!

Hello stampers – it’s time for another Wednesday with I Brake  For Stamps – and today I have a card that is all about October!  Take a look…

This beautiful pumpkin filled with fall foliage is called Elegant Pumpkin and can be found here.

There are many pumpkin stamps out there but the reason I LOVE this one is that it is not a jack-o-lantern, or cute, but has a nice elegance to it.  Look at the luscious blooms that fill this pumpkin!   Everything screams fall and this is perfect for a fall birthday or even a wedding card.  It’s a really nice size too –  about 3.5 x 3.75 – enough to make a statement on a card.

I enjoyed coloring this up – I used copic markers and went to town with the colors of autumn.  Lots of orange, yellow and green with touches of red and brown.    I found some old Basic Grey paper in shades of orange and love the bottom design – a perfect elegant pattern for this stamp.

Even though I used patterned paper and a fancy edge tag, I can see this image on a clean and simple card as well,  The overall design is so nice it can stand on its own.

I hope you will hop on over to the IBFS store and take a look at this and all the fall/winter stamps that are available.  I’m sure you will find something to your liking! Use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order!

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

I Brake For….Wine And Grapes!

Hello stampers and welcome to Wednesday and I Brake For Stamps.  My card today features the beautifully drawn Wine And Grapes stamp..

The stamp can be found here on the IBFS store. It’s also part of a larger set called MS58 Full Sheet – found here.

I really enjoyed coloring this one up.  I’ve been taking an online class using colored pencils and wanted to try out what I learned on this image.  One thing I’ve learned from the class is patience.  I am not a patient crafter – I think it goes back to the days when I first started stamping and it seems like every class or get together was focused on how many cards we could make in the time we had together.  That created a rush mentality for me that has carried on throughout the years.  However this particular class I am currently taking focuses on different parts of a stamp and taking your time to color each section.

It’s been a real eye opener for me and I find that taking the time to just get one card done, and done well, is much more satisfying than getting three cards done in the same time that may not turn out as nice.  That being said, I still like those “stamp and go” cards.  Especially around the holidays when I need to get a few clean and simple cards out.

I used a bunch of prisma pencils for this image:

Grapes:  Dioxazine Purple Hue,  Dark Purple, Imperial Violet, Lilac and a touch of Lime Peel on a few of the grapes

Leaf and Stems – Prussian Green,  Kelp Green, Moss Green

The Wine bottle and Glass use the same colors.  For the Wine Bottle, I combined some green and purple pencils to try and mimic the look of a green wine bottle filled with red wine.  For the label on the bottle of wine I scribbled a name and framed it out with a bronze pencil.

I went back and forth as to how to use the image on a card and decided on framing it within a stitched rectangle die with a purple mat on green cardstock.

This image would be great for a birthday card for wine lovers, a thank you card, or house warming gift card.   If you are heading out to a party this holiday season this image would look great paired with a bottle of wine!

Stop by the IBFS store to find this and thousands of others stamps.  You are sure to find something to your liking! Use the code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order.

Sisterhood of Crafters

Hello friends – it’s time for another new challenge at the  Sisterhood Of Crafters Blog!    Today’s challenge is PINK!   Anything goes as long as it has some pink.  You can find all the details HERE.

First, let me apologize for he photo.  I just could not get a good picture of this card – it is really pretty IRL!

I decided to go with a clean and simple card,  with soft subtle colors (which I am now finding are very hard to capture in a photo in my craft room)..  My inspiration for the colors was a sweater a friend of mine has – a very pretty soft grey with some pink and white stripes at the bottom.  It’s hard to explain, but it is a very pretty sweater.

So I started with a very light grey paper and combined it with light pink paper.  Just a few tiny stamps for the center  (from Papertrey) – and a simple thank you card is created.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you visit the Sisterhood blog and take part in the challenge.

I Brake For….Birdhouses!

Hello stampers and welcome to Wednesday with I Brake For Stamps.  I have another Birdhouse card to show you today!

This one uses a recently released stamp called Birdhouse #3 and it is a cute little duplex!  Or maybe a house with a mother-in-law suite! Either way it is so sweet and can be colored any way you want.

I stamped the image with memento ink and then colored it using prisma pencils, using the designer paper of dusty pinks and blues for the color palette.  I wanted the birdhouses to have a weathered look to them, so I used some darker shades and some browns to add a little texture.

Also, I drew in the base that the houses sit on (just a few simple lines) and colored that up with pencils as well.

The Birdhouse #3 can be found here as a single stamp, and is also part of a larger set called Yard And Garden Set found here.

If you like birdhouse images, I Brake For Stamps has a number of them  – more than a dozen!   I hope you stop by the IBFS store and check them all out – I’m sure you will find something you like!  Use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I Brake For…..Acorn Wreath!

Hello stampers and Happy Fall!  I hope you are all welcoming this beautiful season with an abundance of color!  I have a very nice fall card to show you today – using a lovely stamp from I Brake For Stamps.

The image is called Acorn Wreath and can be found here.  I just love wreath stamps and this one can be used in a variety of ways – fall birthday, welcome, thank you or even fall weddings.

I stamped the image with Memento ink and colored it with copics.  I kept it a bit clean and simple, letting a strip of patterned paper and a leaf embossing folder do the work.  And the colors really pop against the crisp white cardstock.

Take a look over at the IBFS store  – they have a wonderful selection of wreath stamps  (I think I counted about 15!), along with some great fall and winter holiday images.

Use code SAVE10NANCY and save 10% off your order.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!