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I Brake For… Beautiful Sunflower!!

Hello my crafty friends and happy August to you.

I’m doing double duty today with this post.  It’s my day to host the I Brake For Stamps Blog, and it’s also the start of a new challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters Blog.  I have a sunny combo to show you today…..

A big and bold sunny sunflower gets a lot of work in this card and gift bag combo.  The image is called  Beautiful Sunflower and can be found here on the IBFS store.  It’s a great size – about 3.25 inches across so it makes a wonderful statement on a card.

I colored the image with copics and cut it out.  I then stamped just the center portion of the sunflower, colored it, cut it out and popped it up on the larger image.  All the patterned paper was from the same paper pack ( I think it was a DCWV pad) and went perfectly with some yellow cardstock I had in my stash.


 

Now onto the bag.  I recently picked up a We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board.   Boy, where have I been all this time!  With this wonderful little tool it took no time at all to make the gift bag.  Here is a closer look.

It’s made with the same cardstock as the card and measures 7.5 inches tall and 3 5/8 inches wide.  The punch board comes with  instructions and measurements plus there are a ton of videos on YouTube with ideas.

I stamped the bag itself with the sunflower image using  Memento Cantaloupe ink .  Then I cut a tag shape and stamped/colored the image again.  The stitched banner die is stamped with a Thank You stamp from IBFS that can be found here.

Onto the Challenge….The Sisterhood of Crafters new challenge starts today and the theme is Harvest.  Check out all the details on the blog here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you will visit the IBFS store where there are thousands of great stamps!  Use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order.

 

 

 

You are my sunshine!

Hello friends and happy Saturday to you!  Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and I hope all the Mom’s out there have a very special day!

Today I have a quick and easy, clean and simple card.  An image, a sentiment and a die cut frame is all that was needed for this card.

 

The image was stamped in memento black ink and colored with copics on a piece of scrap copic x-press it card stock. I die cut a frame from an orange/yellow card front and added the sentiment.  I went with a white card base but after it was put together I thought it may have looked better using the same color cardstock as the front…..oh well!!

I’m entering this card for two challenges:

The Power Poppy Frame It Out challenge, details here..

and CAS-ual Fridays challenger – details here.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Check back on Wednesday and I’ll have another cute card using stamps from I Brake For Stamps.

 

I Brake For….Sunflowers!

Hello my creative friends.  It’s Wednesday and time for another look at stamps from I Brake For Stamps.  Today I have a card and little gift box with a sunflower theme to show you – first the card.

I have several sunflower stamps – just can’t seem to get enough of them!  I suppose it reminds me of the place I grew up – down the street our neighbors had a small patch of sunflowers in their front yard. They looked enormous to me, probably because I was just a little thing. I’ve always love the big bold blooms.  This sunflower  image from IBFS can be found HERE.

Usually when I do a sunflower card I use darker colors – mustard yellows and browns.  This time I wanted to go a little brighter and found some digital paper in my computer files that worked well.  It has yellow and browns but cooled down with blue.  Love it!  I stamped the image on copic x-press it cardstock in memento tuxedo black ink.  The stitched design on the panel (hard to see in the photo) was created using my silhouette. Copic markers were used for coloring.  The vellum panel with the word “sunflower” was computer generated. It originated as a silhouette cut file but I could not get my machine to cut the intricate design in a small enough scale to fit on the card.

Tell me about your coloring process.  I’ve evolved over the years – I’ve been stamping since the late 1990’s.  In using copics I’ve found that it helps me to have a practice piece to work out the right mix of colors.  I usually take a small piece of cardstock and stamp the image – it doesn’t have to be the full image – and test my colors.  It’s what I did with the sunflowers in this card.  I worked out a few different shades in the copic color Y and YR ranges on my practice piece first and was able to color the final version quickly.  It may seem like an extra step but it helps me get the right blend of colors.

Now for the little box.  I had enough of the digital paper left over and decided to put it to use by making a small coordinating gift box.

The box was created using an easy origami fold and two pieces of paper.  To top it off I cut a circle with a spellbinders die and stamped one of the sunflower blooms .  The box is about 2.5 inches.

I have a short video on how I created the box – I hope you find it useful:

I’m so glad you stopped by today.  Hop on over to the IBFS store – I know you will find something there to love!  Remember you can get 10% off your order by used code SAVE10NANCY.

sunflower

Is is fall yet?  The temperature was in the 80’s yesterday, so  it is still late summer and that means sunflowers! 

The card uses mustard card stock as the base and Flourishes images.  I stamped the seed packet first, then masked it off and stamped the sunflower.   The seed packet was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, the sunflower in Memento Rich Cocoa.

Everything was colored with copics – too many to list!    The edges of the main panel were sponged with Memento Sky ink.  A Papertrey scallop border punch was used  on the black panel and narrow black and white gingham ribbon is the only embellishment used. 

Thanks for stopping by today.