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Sisterhood of Crafters

Hello friends – today marks a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters Blog – and the theme is All About Christmas!

I know you have many Christmas cards  either ready to hand out or already mailed, so why don’t you show us what you have?  All the details can be found here.

Here is one of the cards I made this year.

I used the beautifully drawn image from Power Poppy on a stitched oval die cut.  It was colored with copic markers using reds and blues.   A stardust gel pen was used to add sparkle throughout the image.  The patterned paper on the bottom was some holiday paper left over from years ago.  A snowflake punch with a blue rhinestone were used to tie it all together.

I used this image as my main holiday card this year and decided to do two versions of the card.  Here is the same image and card design, but using different patterned paper and a slightly different coloring scheme.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

I Brake For….Poinsettias!

Hello my stamping friends!  It’s my turn on the I Brake For Stamps blog.

I hope your Thanksgiving was full of joy, family, friends and food!  Now we are in full swing for Christmas!  I have most of my cards completed and my shopping is about 90%  done.  Ok, I cheat a little – I live far from my family so most of them get gift cards to their favorite stores, which makes my shopping very easy to do.  So I tend to focus on pretty packaging for the gift cards – making and embellishing envelopes to hold the gift cards.

Today I have a very pretty card to show you.

It uses only one stamp – actually only part of the stamp.  The stamp is called Poinsettias and can be found here.  The stamp has two poinsettia blooms but I only used one for this card.

Since the image is traditional and classic I wanted to keep that feeling with the card.  I used a fancy swirly die cut in white and mounted it on white cardstock. I used a spray adhesive on the die cut – found that it works best with those die cuts that have lots of open areas.  And I  love the white on white look.  The poinsettia was colored with copics  and mounted on a fancy edge pierced die cut

As I have done with most of my Christmas cards, I used a stardust gel pen to add some sparkle to the image  – here is a close up.

Hop on over to the IBFS store to find thousands of stamps – there is something for everyone there!

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

 

I Brake For …..Tulips!

Hello fellow stampers and thank you for joining me this Wednesday as I show another new stamp from I Brake For Stamps.

The image is called Tulip and can be found here as a single stamp, or part of a larger set called Lovely Florals, found here.  The sentiment called Be The Change can be found here.

I stamped the tulip once then masked it and stamped it again two more times.  It’s a beautifully drawn image and was easy to color up -I used copics in the RV and Y ranges for the blossoms and YG for the leaves.

I wanted the image to take center stage so I used primarily white cardstock with just some darker orange for the mat.,  An embossed background adds just enough texture.

So, it’s been quite a week here in Florida.  I am happy to report that since we live in the far northwest part of the state we did not see any of Hurricane Irma here.  It’s probably the only part of the state that did not.  Having been through two significant hurricanes since moving here I feel for those who have suffered losses from this storm.  It will take a long time for many people to recover and I am hoping for the best outcome for everyone.

Thank you so much for stopping by today .  I hope you will hop on over to the IBFS store to check out these new stamps in addition to the thousands of other stamps available there.

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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!

I Brake For…….. Kerr Jar

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope all is going well with you.  Are you ready for spring?  it is right around the corner and I can’t wait to see the pops of color as the flowers start to bloom.  We planted our annuals in the front last week and it was so nice to see something other than brown in the flower beds.

I have a wonderful spring like card to show you today.  A burst of color in some flowering blackberry /raspberry stems all delightfully placed in a Kerr mason jar:

The image is call Kerr Jar and can be found here in the IBFS store.

It’s a wonderful image to color.  I used a mix of copics and prisma pencils for the coloring, sticking with purples and pinks.  The blackberries have a touch of green on them to show they are not quite ripe yet.  I used a pierced oval die for the main image and an EK Success punch for the scallop portion on the bottom.  The paper is from Basic Grey and I had to add a little bling with green rhinestones.

Please be sure to stop by the IBFS store for more wonderfully detailed stamps! Remember to use code SAVE10NANCY for 10% off your order.