Category Archives: I Brake For Stamps

I Brake For…..Apple Blossom!

Hello friends and welcome to Wednesday and I Brake For Stamps!  I have two cards to show you today, both featuring the pretty Apple Blossom – Large stamp.   Here is the first.

 

I’ve been wanting to do this technique for awhile now – where you use part of a die or cut file to create  the look of a trellis with some flowers climbing on it.  I started with a Silhouette cut file called lattice placemat and using the Silhouette knife tool cut out most of it so that it would fit on a card front.  Here is the original file (which is a 12 x 12 design)  and how I used it on the card front.

I stamped the Apple Blossom image to overlap the cut out area.  This was done intentionally.  I stamped the image again on a separate piece of paper, colored the larger blossom, cut it out and popped it up on the main panel  I sponged some memento ink around the edges.

I found some pretty green organza ribbon along with a stash of silver thank you charms that I have had for ages and added them to the card.

The Apple Blossom image was colored with copics.  It can be found on the IBFS store here.

I decided to do another card with the same stamp but really had nothing in mind.  So I first stamped the image several times in versamark and embossed the images….

Then I took several shades of blue ink and just covered the card with the ink.

Loved the color scheme and decided to make a few tags…

I figured I had the makings of a card at this point so I stamped the bottom of a card base with the same stamp and ink and placed the tags on the front.  Here is the final version.

The “thanks” is a cut file.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hop on over to the IBFS store to find your favorite image!  Use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order.

I Brake For…Tickled Pink!!

Hello stampers and welcome to Wednesday and I Brake For Stamps!  Do you know someone who is having a baby?  How about a baby girl?  Here is a card with a super cute stamp to celebrate the new addition!

 

The stamp is called Tickled Pink and is found here.  I stamped it with two different markers, a black one for most of the text and pink for the “tickled pink” part.  The little booties were stamped once on a piece of scrap paper where I colored them pink, cut them out and then glued them onto the front.

The frame and cutout for the centers are die cuts.  I popped the center of the frame out with foam tape to make it stand out a bit more.  The pink mat is embossed with a large dot embossing folder.

I hope you will stop by the IBFS store and check out all the great stamps there.  Use code SAVAE10NANCY for 10% off your order.  If you are looking for some Father’s Day images they have some great masculine/outdoor stamps that would be perfect.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I Brake For…..Monster Bash!!

Hello stampers and welcome to Wednesday stamping with I Brake For Stamps!  I have a super cute monster stamp to show you – I love this little guy!!

The image and sentiment is called Monster Bash set and can be found here.  It is part of the Carmen Medlin line and is also included in the Curiosities Set #1 shown here.

I colored him bright green with pink hair and doesn’t he look cute holding a plate with a pink and orange cake?? You can’t tell from the photo but I added a little sparkle to the cake with a stardust gel pen.  The balloons and stitched curved rectangle are die cuts.

I’m falling in love with these cute monster stamps – they’re so much fun to color.  I hope you will take a look at the entire Curiosities line.

Thanks for stopping by today  – hop on over to the IBFS store – save 10% on your order by using the code SAVE10NANCY.

I Brake For …..Nature

Hello stampers and welcome to Wednesday and I Brake For Stamps.  Today I have a card that uses a beautiful sentiment paired with papers and embellishments.

This sentiment really speaks to me. Have you ever been somewhere so beautiful and find yourself simply at a loss for words?  It can be a majestic place like the Grand Canyon or something as simple as looking at a rainbow.  Whatever it is, it just makes you stop and enjoy the moment and be amazed at the miracles that nature provides.  My husband and I have had the pleasure of traveling, much of it in the US, as well as overseas and our favorite trips were those where we’ve witnessed the beauty of nature.   And at home each year when our lemon tree starts to bloom I love just standing by it and taking in  the sweet fragrance it gives off.  Like perfume for the backyard those delicate white blooms let me know spring has arrived. I’m sure those of you with gardens are rewarded with the sights and smells of nature each year.

Now – on to the card…..I pulled out a bunch of patterned paper for this one.  Lots of layers!  The frame and flowers are die cuts.

The sentiment Nature, found here, was stamped in a dark rose ink on white paper.  Before putting everything together I felt it needed some “bling” and found a pack of pearls in my stash and  thought it would work well with the design.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you can take the time this spring and summer to enjoy the beauty of nature!

Hope on over to the IBFS store for this stamp and many others.  Use code SAVE10NANCY to save 10% off your order.

 

 

I Brake For…..Bass Fish

Hello stampers – it’s Wednesday and time  to show you another  great stamp from I Brake For Stamps.  This one is called Bass Fish,  Here is my card.

 

Let me tell you that I love the size of this image.  Big enough to fill a card and great for coloring.  When I first saw this image I thought it would make a great masculine card – and perfect for Father’s Day for those men who love to fish.  Then I thought….I know several women who love to fish as well – just as much as the guys.  This would make a great card for those women!  It made me realize that I have to get past the old traditional “if it’s a fish its masculine, if it’s a flower its feminine” thinking.  In fact, I used to work with a guy who had the most amazing flower garden in his backyard.  I could definitely send him a floral card and not feel funny about it.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copics.  I sponged some Memento Cantaloupe ink around the edges.  On the base card the text “GO FISH” is computer generated.

The Bass Fish stamp can be found here. I hope you hop on over to the IBFS store and take a look at the thousands of stamps available.  Use the code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order.

Thanks so much for stopping by!