Monday, October 12, 2015

I Brake For Silhouettes

{jane bosi}

I am always trying to think of new ways to use my bisters.  My goal is always to maintain the color saturation of each color. I started by scattering bisters on my non-stick kraft sheet.  I placed a stencil over the top of the sprinkled bisters and then misted the entire area.  From this process, I was able to pull two nicely (and uniquely) colored background pieces.  Neither has a distinct stencil design, but I'm good with it.  The stencil simply helped to create an interesting pattern in the ink flow vs. a specific design.

For the piece above, I added a final spray of water to blend the inks a bit more.  When it was thoroughly dry, I stamped Floral Silhouette Bouquet several times with Ranger Archival Ink.  This is my favorite black ink because of the intensity of the black image it provides.

To finish things off, I added some pearl accents, washi tape, baker's twine and a sentiment.  You'll find the sentiment, Thanks So Much, here.  There's lots more good stuff like this over in the store--I recommend just strolling around!  Have fun and be awesome!  TTFN--Jane

Saturday, October 10, 2015

I Brake for Jumbo Acorns!

Hello and happy Saturday!
Welcome to my I Brake For Stamps post.

It's Fall y'all!  Today I'm actually out touring the wineries of Cayuga Lake in upstate N.Y. with some friends from Canada.  They've never been to a winery so we figured what better to do on a beautiful day like this!

On that note...I have a Fall themed card to share with you!
The second I saw this stamp I fell in love with it. (and wondered how I didn't notice it sooner)  The image is called JUMBO ACORNS.

On the inside I used a sentiment from the collection of verses called EVERY DAY PHRASES.

Here's a close up of the image.  I tried to color the leaves in a variety of fall colors like I'd see in my yard.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

I Brake for more Halloween ...

Hello IBFS fans !!!
It's Crystal here with more Halloween , have I mentioned how I love making Halloween cards ,I know this is one season many don't really get into but I love to whole have a night that you can dress up and be a Big Kid again ,the image I am using today for my card is a Rick St .Dennis image called Emma Hemlock , she is dressed to the nines big feather hat an all , ready for a great costume party , oh the fun she will have ..hehe


I hope my card has inspired you to make some Halloween cards .
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .
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Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I Brake For Watercolored Dahlias

Hi everybody!  Regina here and I want to inspire you to watercolor!

I started out this year loving poppies and I still do but now I am on to a new flower, the dahlia.  I love all of the little petals and they are super fun to watercolor.  I got my inspiration from a Kristina Werner video.  Her inspiration was from a comforter and she made a card using the purple inks I used below. 

Here's a link to I Brake For Stamps online store.  I LOVE this stamp set!  It's great when you know you will actually use all the stamps in a set.  

The set is called, Quarter Sheet Dahlia.  I also used Large Grungy Leaves stamp.  This is what it looks like...

I stamped the flower and leaves in Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  I chose a few Tim Holtz inks in Fall colors and just pressed the ink pad on my craft mat and spritzed with water and used a watercolor brush to paint the different colors on my flower and blended.  It's so easy and relaxing.  I also used Fossilized Amber, I added that later to have a golden brown yellow color.  Be careful not to paint outside the lines of the flower.  Then I used Antique Linen to paint the background.  Be careful not to touch the flower when you're painting the background because the colors will run.  Ask me how I know that!  LOL!  Use a heat gun to dry.  Take a paper towel and wipe off the flower and the ink will come off of the embossed part, it resists the ink.  Then I put a few drops of water in my hand and let them drop onto the paper.  After the water sits for 30 seconds to a minute, take a paper towel and blot and you will have the white spots, dry with heat gun.  You can add more water droplets but dry in between.  I sponged ink around the edge of the watercolor paper and around the sentiment.  I added a few sequins and twine and called it a day.  

  • Recollections 110# card stock for card base
  • Gina K Designs Tomato Soup and Cherry Red card stock
  • Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral.  Antique Linen for background and Gathered Twigs for sponging around edges and stamping the sentiment
  • Sizzix Framelits Die, Phrases.  Stephanie Barnard's name is on package and these numbers 658838
  • Versamark Ink
  • Recollections Detail Embossing Powder in Snow
  • Watercolor Brush
  • Tombo Mono Adhesive
  • Pop Dots
  • Craft Medley Sequins in Citrus
  • American Crafts Twine
Purple card, same as above but used Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord.  Sequins are Craft Medley, Viola, Gina K Designs card stock in Kraft and Edible Eggplant.

Did I inspire you to start watercoloring?  These Tim Holtz inks are so easy to work with and the colors are so vibrant.  You can do a lot with this Dahlia Stamp Set. 

Check out the Christmas stamps too.  There are deals of the week for 50% off. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Regina - I Brake For Stamps Design Team Member

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I Brake for Fortune Tellers!

Meet Fortune Teller Esmeralda, one of the latest Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps, that is available at I Brake for Stamps. Isn't she gorgeous?

Fortune Teller Esmeralda was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts) onto Neenah cardstock and onto Eclipse Tape (Judikins). The Eclipse Tape version was fussy cut and set aside while the cardstock version was colored with Copic markers. When I was done coloring, I applied the Eclipse Tape mask over the colored Fortune Teller Esmeralda. The image panel was die-cut with one of the dies from my 5" x 7" Card Creator Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders). The panel was kept in the die and a piece of Washi tape was place horizontally over the base of the image. Watering Can Archival ink (Ranger) was sponged over the die onto the bottom of the cardstock. The tape was removed and Milled Lavender Distress ink was sponged over the die towards the top part of the image.

Aqua/turquoisish ancient patterned paper (Patchwork Paper Design Co.) was stenciled with Hickory Smoke and Wilted Violet Distress inks, using the Crackle stencil (Prima), the Dot Fade Layering stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous), Old Ledger Stencils for Art (Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous), and the Gothic Romance stencil (The Crafter's Workshop). The stenciled patterned paper was edged with the Watering Can Archival ink, then layered onto striped patterned paper by the same manufacturer, so it would be all matchy-matchy and bring out the colors I used on Fortune Teller Esmeralda. Virgos like matchy matchy.  Just in case you were wondering. Then the entire panel was edged with the same ink. That matchy-matchy thing again, don'tchaknow.

The sentiment was computer generated, die-cut with one of the dies from the Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), kept in the die, and sponged with Milled Lavender and Wilted Violet Distress inks. All the bits were assembled and mounted onto a 5x7 white card.

You really ought to go check out Fortune Teller Esmeralda, the other exclusive Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps, and all the great stamps at I Brake For Stamps. Click on my badge below to be whisked over there to check out their fabulous images!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

I Brake For Birthday Flowers!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing my mom's birthday card.  Her birthday is today and I'll be seeing her for dinner tomorrow.  I thought a floral card was fitting since I got her a whole bunch of flower bulbs...Allium, Drumstick Allium, Hyacinths, Windflowers etc. 

I used Gloriosa Daisy on my card as well as Every Day Phrases.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

I Brake for a Good Witch ..

Hello IBFS fans !!
It's Crystal here and I am back with another Halloween card  , today I am using another digi stamp from the Rick St. Dennis line , her name is Magic Wanda digi but she also come in red Rubber too Magic Wanda red rubber . I decided to color her with green skin, yet another reason to love Halloween , you can color/ dress up your image in non-traditional way , today we are going green skin for this cute witch .


I added stickle in black to the die cut webs and the chandelier already on the papers I chose to use , yellow stickles on the start and buckle


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inside my card , a great way to use those printed papers with a  layout already 
I hope my card has inspired you to make some Halloween cards .
for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .
when you visit I Brake for Stamps store ,

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I Brake For Bucks

Hi everybody!  Regina here and as you know, deer hunting season is almost here and so I thought I would make a card using this Buck stamp from I Brake For Stamps.  This is a great stamp to use for a masculine card.  I cut off the top of the stamp as you can see on my card with a plan in mind.  I colored it about 4 weeks ago and decided to make a card with it this week and forgot what my plan was LOL!  I cut it off because I didn't want blue sky to show but I can't remember why.  :(  Please tell me I'm not the only one who is like this.  

Here's the stamp... 

I used embossing folders as you can see on the card background and the background the stamp is on and sponged ink around the edges of the die the stamp is on.  I cut a couple pieces of camo ribbon and adhered to card, adding bronze brads in corners.  I colored the stamp with Copics and I asked my boyfriend to make sure I colored it accurately and he said yes.  Yay!  I cut the stamp out with a die and cut off the top part of the stamp (for whatever reason?!?) and cut out the leaves and For You sentiment with dies.  Supplies listed below.  

It is kind of difficult to make masculine cards and I usually don't put ribbon on them, twine maybe, but not ribbon, but I made an exception here.  I usually make masculine cards pretty CAS but I tried to add as much as I could to this one to see how much I could do and it still be a masculine card. This card will be to display in my boyfriend's reload room so I made it 6" square.  

Supply List:

  • Recollections 110# white card stock for base
  • Gina K Designs Fresh Asparagus, Kraft and Chocolate Brown card stock
  • Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs ink (used to sponge around die)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black 
  • Tombo Mono Adhesive
  • Brown Fun Foam (to pop up stamp)
  • Pop Dots
  • Zig Two Way Glue Pen
  • Leaves embossing folder by Darice
  • Woodgrain embossing folder, Tim Holtz Alterations 
  • Copic Markers
  • Spellbinders Foilage Die
  • Spellbinders Labels 18 die
  • Spellbinders Classic Large Squares Die (to cut out stamp)
  • Sizzix Dies, Card Phrases Set #3 (For You die)
  • Camo ribbon from big box store
  • Bronze brads from big box store

Isn't it amazing how many different supplies we use on a single card?  

Did I inspire you to get this stamp to make masculine cards for the deer hunting men in your life?

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!

Regina - I Brake For Stamps Design Team Member

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I Brake for Divas!

One of the things about celebrating birthdays is getting birthday gifts, so it's always a good idea to have Thank You cards at the ready. 

This is Marcie, one of the Rubber Romance Divas that are available at I Brake for Stamps. I think the Divas are very stylish  like I'd be in an alternate life if I were thin, younger, and ladylike. Alas, I'm none of those things.

Marcie appealed to me because she is holding a sign which makes her perfect for a myriad of occasions and sentiments. You gotta love a versatile stamp. Marcie was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Ranger) and colored with Copic markers. I did add a touch of blush with a chalk pencil. 

The image panel was die-cut with a die from the Long Rectangles Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders). Black cardstock was die-cut with the matching Scalloped Long Rectangles Nestabilities die, the Fancy Floral Lace Border die (Cottage Cutz), and a Fancy Corner die (QuicKutz). Yellow patterned paper from the French Country 6x6 pad (Graphic 45) was die-cut with one of the dies from the Decorative Borders die set (All Occasion). 

The image panel die-cut was matted with the scalloped rectangle die-cut, the was adhered to a card front cut from a sheet from the Typography 8x8 pad (Graphic 45). The Fancy Floral Lace Border die-cut was adhered at the base of the card front and the yellow chain Decorative Border die-cut was adhered over it. The two Fancy Corner die-cuts were added to the top corners of the image panel.

An ancient rub-on Thank You sentiment was added to the scalloped boxes.

You really ought to go check out Marcie, the other Rubber Romance Divas, and all the great stamps at I Brake For Stamps. Click on my badge below to be whisked over there to check out their fabulous images!

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, September 28, 2015

I Brake For Fall Y'all

{jane bosi}

Happy Monday, again, Brakers!  I'm happy you stopped by for my Monday, I Brake For Stamps share.  My card today, features my most favorite leafy image called, Framed Leaf Foliage.  When you click on the link, you will see another card I created using this image.  It's a wonderfully versatile image and able to take on entirely different looks with your choice of different mediums.

For today's card, I stamped directly to kraft cardstock and then colored the image with my Primsacolor Pencils.  I often neglect these fabulous coloring sticks as I forget how beautifully they color and blend.  I added some white and gold shading around the image and the cardstock edges.  I also added some shading with Vintage Photo distress ink.  The whole card has a nice earthy feel.

Y'all......Be Awesome--Jane

Saturday, September 26, 2015

I Brake For Christmas Joy!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a Christmas card with you.  I've used two stamps from I Brake For Stamps.  The first one is called CARDINAL BORDER and the other is ELEGANT JOY.

I used a mask to make it look like the cardinals are sitting on top of the Joy verse.

It was colored with Copic markers and I used a Spellbinders die to cut the matte.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

I Brake for She Devils ..

Hello IBFS fans !!
It's Crystal here and I have a fun Halloween card made using a digital Rick St. Dennis image called Denise Devlin. I love Halloween and making Halloween cards because you can dress them up over the top if you want ,but this image can also make a great Valentine card too if you think out side the box , think Red Hot Love .. so now let's look at what I created with this awesome image .

I copic colored my image  , the background flames I put yellow stickles on the yellow of the flames to add wow and sparkle to bring them to life , I distressed my edges on the paper added some black glitter bats and an iron fence  , can't you almost hear it creek


inside I carried my papers and color thru , I left it blank to make into a Hello or Thanks , what ever I may need it for .

copic colors used

I hope my card has inspired you to make some Halloween cards  , for more of my creations come visit me at my blog .

for this image and so many more visit the IBFS store  .
when you visit I Brake for Stamps store ,

Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for IBFS
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