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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.

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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!

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it’s one of those days…….

Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right?  Hopefully it does not happen often but there are times when it’s just not your day.  And this stamp and sentiment from I Brake For Stamps says it all..

 

The stamps are from the Carmen Medlin Curiosities line at IBFS.  This set of the monster and the sentiment is called Some Days Set and can be found here.  It is also available in the Curiosities Set 2 which includes 5 other cute monsters and sentiments.  That set can be found here.

I stamped the image with memento tuxedo black ink and colored it with copics.  The grass is an EK Success punch.  The polaroid frame is a silhouette file.

The patterned paper has stitch lines in the design and I wanted to carry that onto the card so I cut the paper and some white cardstock with a curved lines stitch die – here is a close up.

I have to say that I just love these little monster stamps and especially like that they are paired with funny sentiments.  Be sure to stop by the IBFS store to check them out.  You can get 10% off your order with the code SAVE10NANCY.

Thanks for stopping by today!

baby onesie card

My niece and her husband are expecting their first child right around Christmas.  I won’t be able to make it for the baby shower (I live too far away) so I decided to send her a gift card – enclosed in a cute card shaped like a onsie!

onsie

The card is from the silhouette design store and you can make it any size you want – mine ended up being about 6 inches tall.  The truck on the front and the edging on the arms, legs and collar were all cut from the same patterned paper.

When I first cut the onesie shape in blue cardstock it looked a bit flat so I embossed it with a cuttlebug folder called Oxford.  It’s my latest favorite embossing folder!  In fact I liked it so much that I ended up buying a second one because I forgot I had already purchased it!  And now I am trying to sell the extra one on one of those de-stash facebook sites.  Take a closer look at the embossing.

onsie-closeup

 

Once the card was put together I did not have a regular envelope to fit it, so I just grabbed a sheet of scrapbook paper from a baby themed pad and made my own.  I made a tag using a file from the silhouette design store (baby boy) and adhered that onto a scalloped circle cut with a spellbinders die.   Here is what the final package looks like. Thanks for stopping by today!

onsie-envelope

 

 

 

 

 

 

birthday stars

Hello friends!  How is your summer shaping up?  It’s been very hot here lately – and the humidity level on top of the high temperatures has made it difficult to do anything outside.  I hope you are staying cool wherever you are.

Today I am showing a cute birthday card – with a great background I cut with  my Silhouette!  First the card:

 Brithday Star card

Now about that star background!!  I am taking an online Silhouette class with Kerri Bradford and love it.  If you are just starting out with this machine or have struggled to find your way around all the features I strongly suggest taking a class or two.  There are so many out there and I’ve found them well worth the money.  It will save to so much time and aggravation.  I stumbled across Kerri’s classes and am so glad I did.  The first one I took, called “Getting to Know You”, will get you started.  The second class that I am currently taking is called “Oh The Places You’ll Go” and one of the things she teaches is how to create your own backgrounds – completely from scratch!

We started with a blank file and first created this star in a circle background.   She went step by step on how to create the ring, bring in the star shape, group and weld it all together to create the full background.

 star background

Next, we created a different star within a circle, added it to the shape we created in the first step and did a background of alternating star/circle shapes.  This is the one I used for the background for the card.  You can make the backgrounds as large as your mat can accommodate.  Here each circle is about 1″ in diameter.

 alternating star background

To finish the card I used some cute patterned paper from DCWV called The Birthday Wishes Stack.

Thanks for stopping by today!