Category Archives: I Brake For Stamps

I Brake For….Large Mums!

Hello my friends.  It’s Wednesday and time to show you my latest card using stamps from I Brake For Stamps.  My card for today features the very pretty Large Mums stamp – available here.


This is a perfect stamp for Mother’s day!  The mums here are in the style of Fuji Mums which are so very pretty and come in a variety of colors.  I chose my paper first (a tip I learned long ago and often forget!) and then matched copic colors to coordinate.  The image was stamped on a pierced oval die cut with memento tuxedo black ink. The paper is a from a Michael’s 6 x 6 paper pad.   I sponged some light blue on the side to add a little more interest.

Let’s talk about sponging…..I have many sponge daubers – both the large jumbo type and the small finger ones.  But the sponge part tends to disintegrate over time and a few weeks ago I had to throw out a bunch of them. I’ve also used those round yellow regular sponges but really don’t like how they apply the ink.    Then a friend told me about using latex make-up sponges instead – she bought them at her local dollar store. I picked up a bunch and love them.  Because they are latex they hold up very well and really do a nice job of applying the ink to paper.  Here is a look at the ones I got.  And they were much cheaper then the daubers.  So – that’s my tip for today!!

I hope you like what you see here today.  Head on over to the IBFS store where you can find this and many other stamps.  Use code SAVE10NANCY  and save 10% on your order.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I Brake For…..Trailer!

Hello my stamping friends. Here in Florida the remaining snowbirds (people from northern areas who come to Florida for the winter) are either back home or in their campers on  their way.  In about two months we’ll have a new group of travelers coming for summer vacations. So I thought I would show you a cute card with the image from I Brake For Stamps called Trailer.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with copics.  I tried a bunch of different colors on the trailer.  From basic silver to bold red and even did a two-tone version by drawing a line across the middle of the image.  In the end I went with the blue/green color because it reminds me of the color of the motorcycle my husband had years ago.

The image was  stamped on a stitched oval die cut.  The clouds are a silhouette file.  The kraft cardstock base was embossed with a cuttlebug folder.   The patterned paper is from a Michael’s 6 x 6 pad of 60 sheets which I picked up for just a few dollars.

As cute as this trailer is I have to confess I am not much of a camper.  When I’m on vacation I want luxury!

The Trailer stamp can be found on the IBFS store here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  head on over to the IBFS store where you will find thousands of stamps!  Use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


I Brake For…Luncheon Meat!

Lunchoen Meat???  Hi everyone it’s Wednesday and time to show you what I did with the cute and funny stamp  from I Brake For Stamps called Luncheon Meat.  First let me show you what the stamp looks like:

Cute, right?  I love the look on the faces of the fish and the helpless worm!  I wanted to go in a different direction with this stamp though.  Here is my card:

To get the most use of my stamps I try to think of various ways to use them.  My card is an exercise in masking and using a stamp positioning tool (I used the stamp-a-ma-jig).  Once everything was stamped I pulled out my copic markers,  set up a rainbow palette and went to work.   My inspiration for the card was this t-shirt:

Once the fish were all colored I worked on the background.  The Watercolored look of the background was created using copic colorless blender in an aqua brush.  I then scribbled some very rich blue color (B69) on a craft sheet,  picked it up with the aqua brush and simply brushed on the color.

Now, if you don’t have copic colorless blender you can use rubbing alcohol but the color many not be the same.  I did a video on this technique a few weeks back and if you are interested you can see it here.

The sentiment on the bottom of the card is computer generated,

The Luncheon Meat stamp can be found on the IBFS store here.

Then I did a second card.  Have you ever cut your stamps apart?  This is one of those stamps that can be cut apart and used in a variety of ways.  In the next card I used the worm an two of the fish.  I can see using those fish individually for so many different cards. The worm and fish were colored, cut out and popped up.  And it was a bit tricky cutting that little worm!!  The waves were created using a couple of curved border dies and I don’t know if you can see it well from the picture but the bottom of the card is embossed with a design that looks like waves.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards.  Please take a look at the IBFS store to find all sorts of fish stamps!   Use the code SAVE10NANCY to get 10% off your purchase.

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I Brake For….Peaches!!!! And a freebie!

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday where it is my turn to show you a beautiful, juicy and ripe stamp from I Brake For Stamps.  Do you like peaches?  I LOVE them and IBFS has them!!  Here is my piece:

It showcases the beautifully drawn stamp called Peaches, available here, which is also available as part of a larger set called MS58 Full Sheet which includes not just the peach image but pears, melons and grapes as well.  That large set can be found here.

This stamp works well for a card front but I ended up making a framed piece for my craft room.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with copics.  Love how it turned out and I think I can use this image to practice my copic coloring.  I can see coloring this in various shades of red, pink, yellow and orange. making the fruit lighter or darker in color.

Now, I have a freebie for you!  The text that you see around the frame was created by me using a bunch of different fonts.  I printed it out on kraft cardstock and changed the transparency down to about 60% so that it would not overwhelm the main image.  If you want the background here it is:


Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you pop on over to the IBFS store and take a look at this stamp and the larger set – they are all lovely images.  And you can get 10% off your order when you use the code SAVE10NANCY.

Have fun!!


I Brake For….Flower Background

Hello stampers!  Welcome to another Wednesday showcasing the lovely stamps from I Brake For Stamps.  Here is my spring card…

The image is called Large Flower Background and measures 3 1/8 x 4.5.  It can be found at the IBFS store here.  Now, I had another completely different card in mind for this stamp…until I stamped it.  I saw how pretty the design was and thought it would make a wonderful focal point for a card.  I did not want to cover this pretty background with another image!!

I stamped it with Peeled Paint distress ink and colored the leaves and flowers with copics.  It really took no time at all to do this.  I paired the image with some digi papers  –  yellow in the background and striped paper in blue, green and yellow.  The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with a stitched circle die.  Just a little blue ribbon was added for an accent.

Stop by the IBFS store – and get 10% off your order by using the code SAVE10NANCY.

Thanks for stopping by today!