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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…Large Picket Fence!

Hello stamping friends!!  Did you have a nice 4th of July holiday?   Ours was filled with burgers on the grill, ice cream and fireworks!!  We’ve reached the midpoint of summer and I thought I would share a pretty and cheery card with you.

The image is called Large Picket Fence and can be found at I Brake For Stamps here.  It was colored with copics but I can see this would look fantastic done in watercolor.   I used a frame die and banner die on the front.

I love the look of flowers growing up on a fence.  When I was a child the house next door to us had a white picket fence and beautiful roses climbing over much of it.  They were so pretty and had a wonderful fragrance.

The flowers in my current home are not on a fence but in  flower beds in the front yard.  A couple of years ago we redid the landscaping in the front yard, removing some boring bushes and planting a variety of flowers, bushes and trees.  Here are a few photos of some of our flowers that are currently blooming.  Hydrangeas, Coneflowers and Milkweed.

I hope you stop by the IBFS store and check out all their stamps – and there are some beautiful floral images!!  Use the code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

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I Brake For….Bister!

Hello my stamping friends!  I hope you are all doing well.  Today’s card is using a product carried by I Brake For Stamps called Bister.  It’s my first time using it and I can see all sorts of possibilities.  You can find the Bister products at IBFS here. First, my card.

What is Bister?  Essentially water soluble wood stain, similar to watercolor powders, but these are different than what you may have seen elsewhere.  IBFS’s Bister comes from the Netherlands.  It’s a tiny bit more granular than other watercolor powders.  I believe it is made from crushed walnuts.  All colors have a wonderful earthy undertone to them.   They are very easy to work with – just sprinkle some on some watercolor paper and spritz on water.  Or you can put water on your paper first then sprinkle on the Bister.

In my experimenting I sprinkled some Blue and Green Bister on the paper and added water. ( I thought I had taken photos of he background before I assembled my card, but I did not – the background on the card shows a little bit of what it looks like.)

Next I took some Flower die cuts (from a Silhouette file) and did the same – here is my result.

And the ribbon?  I took some seam binding and wiped up the excess Bister and water from my craft sheet and ended up with some pretty dyed ribbon to coordinate!

I still had some errant Bister on my craft sheet so I added more water and using another piece of paper just wiped up the diluted color onto that paper.  This piece ended up being my base tag.

I wanted to try another color so I sprinkled some Mahogany Bister  onto paper….Oh My!!!!  The color was so beautiful!  I ended up cutting some leaf shapes with this color – here they are.  This color will look gorgeous for fall cards.  I have a bunch of leaf stamps and dies that will see  a lot of this Mahogany color! I added two of these leaves to my card.

SO..no stamps on this card – I’ll add a sentiment later when I decide who to send the card to, and for what occasion.

I hope you will give Bister powders a try – they are fun and easy to work with.  I made a feminine card here but because of their earthy colors I can see these being used for masculine cards, vintage, mixed media and so many other areas.

Hop on over to the IBFS store for all the Bister colors and many wonderful stamps.  Use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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….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.

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Thanks for stopping by today!