Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I Brake For Fashion

Hi everybody!

I've made holiday cards the last few posts that I've done for I Brake For Stamps.... I'm shifting gears here and using a girly background stamp.  I love this stamp!!!  It stamps really clear too.  I am sending this card to one of my fashionista friends who loves clothes, shoes and purses.  I thought this would be really cute!

This stamp is from I Brake For Stamps and is called, Fashion Background.  I think this stamp is perfect for anyone from teenage girls to women of all ages.  

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I used Versafine Black Onyx ink with my Misti and it stamped perfectly.  I then embossed with clear embossing powder to give it some shine.  You can color the stamp in as well.  

I wanted to try the new Tim Holtz Platinum Glitter Dust so I cut out the word dies, Hello and Friend (which is on the inside) in thick white cardstock and covered with Glossy Accents, sprinkled the Glitter on the words holding with tweezers, shook off excess and let dry.  I thought Platinum was more of a silver color but this looks like a gold color.  It's really pretty and super shiny but it is extremely messy.  The glitter dust is super fine and makes a mess.  

Have I inspired you to make a girly card for the girls or women in your life?  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Regina - Design Team Member

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

I Brake For Beautiful Hair!

Hi everybody!

I've been feeling a little stressed so I decided I needed to color something.  That always relaxes me.  I have to say that I really enjoyed coloring this one.  If you like coloring hair, you will love it.  

It is from I Brake For Stamps.  She comes in stamp or digital form.  Her name is Trieste.  

I love this stamp because you can color her hair a normal color like I did in browns or can use reds or greens.  Some people like non-traditional colors for Christmas so why not color her hair pink or turquoise?  :)

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For the inside, I used Tim Holtz dies from the set, Holiday Words Script.  I cut them out using some glitter paper in a pretty white, glitter color.

I colored her with Copic Markers and added Glossy Accents to her lips, Wink of Stella glitter pen on the star and used a Sakura Clear Star glitter pen over the jingle bell on her necklace and accented the ornaments in her hair.  

I used Red Hot and Black Onyx card stock from Gina K Designs and the patterned paper is Echo Park, Christmas Cheer by Lori Whitlock.

Did I inspire you to get out your Copics?  Again, Trieste comes in a rubber stamp and a digi.  I really enjoyed coloring her and I know you will too!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Regina - Design Team Member

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I Brake For Skating Santa

Hi everybody!

I am back from vacation, trying to get back in the groove.  I went to Hermann, Missouri.  There are wineries there and we stayed in a very nice Inn, B&B.  It is so beautiful there in the fall.  This year, we got a room with a nice size deck and a fire pit.  It was awesome!  

Well, it seems that shaker cards are all the rage right now so I made one this week.  This is only my second time making one of these.  Not sure why I don't make them more often but since I have so many sequins, seed beads, etc., I might as well put them to good use and start making them.  

I used a stamp from I Brake For Stamps called, Skating Santa.  There is also a digital version for Skating Santa.  He looked like so much fun to me!  

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 Originally I was going to make an ice skating pond and somehow that morphed into this shaker card so the circle is supposed to be what he is skating on.  When I think of Santa, I think of a magical time and believing in things you cannot see so that is where the word, believe came into play here, using red, foil card stock and a Tim Holtz die.  I colored Santa with Copics.  I put some Diamond Stickles on his vest and Red Glitter Stickles on the berries.  I added glossy accents to his skates and gloves to make them shiny.  I used a metallic Sakura pen called Silver Star to color the blades of the skates.  I used a marker called a Snow Marker on his hat.  These are so much fun to use!  You just dot some ink on the area, wait until it dries some and then use a heat gun on it and it poofs up.  The last picture shows the snow pen part on the hat better.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder with snowflakes and sponged with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink, Tumbled Glass, some heavy, some lightly.  

I used a piece of acetate that I cut off of a package that some card making supplies were in for the window of the shaker card.  You can use transparencies or you can also buy the windows especially for shaker cards, I want to try those.  I put some fun foam behind the backing behind the window secured with glossy accents and scor-tape.  I added various sequins, seed beads, etc., inside the window and popped Santa up on pop dots.  Finally, I added some red glitter enamel dots to the two corners.  

Did I inspire you to make a Shaker Card?  Anybody any age would love to receive one of these.  

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

Regina - Design Team Member

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I Brake For Decorating Insides of Christmas Cards

Hi everybody!

I've seen several people post in different card groups, asking where to get good stamps for insides of cards and what are different ways to decorate insides of cards.  That is what this week's post is about.  I want to give examples of a few different stamps that can be used inside or outside the cards as well.  

I love this stamp from I Brake For Stamps called Best Wishes Christmas Tree.  I embossed this one in silver but it would look just as nice stamped in a colored ink such as red or green.  I will use this inside a card.

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I know I don't like to write a lot in a card so this says it all, you can just sign your card with your name. 

I like this stamp called Holiday Wishes because it is a large size.  You can use this on the outside or inside.  I am using it inside and just signing my name and Merry Christmas.  I used Tim Holtz Festive Berries ink to stamp but I went over parts of the letters with a Sakura Red Star glitter pen.

I used a background stamp for this one with a Bible Verse.  It is called For Unto Us Background.  This one could also go out or inside and can stamp in different colors or emboss.  I used a Crafter's Companion die called Christmas Blessing with this one.

I hope I have inspired you to make Christmas cards, decorating the insides, making them extra special.  Check out I Brake For Stamps and you will find many stamps that will work for you.  

Thanks and have a great day!

Regina - Design Team Member

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I Brake For Traditional Thanksgiving Cards

Hi everybody,

Thanksgiving will be here in the blink of an eye.  I wanted to make a traditional card for someone for Thanksgiving.  I was going to color the feathers different colors and make it look really fun and colorful.  I decided to look up pictures of what a real turkey looks like because I really didn't know.  I was very surprised by what I saw.  I even sent a picture of my card to someone that used to raise turkeys and she said this was spot on.  I didn't know they have a bluish face/head and iridescent feathers.  

This stamp comes from I Brake For Stamps.  It's called Thanksgiving Greetings.  

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I used several layers to make it look like a picture, colored with Copics, sponged at the top, added some Perfect Pearls on the feather to give it an iredescent look, and finished it off with some hemp cord and a button.  Easy peasy except wow, did I use a lot of Copics!!! 


  • Recollections 110# White Card Stock (for base)  ** I LOVE this for card bases!
  • Gina K Designs Chocolate Brown and Tomato Soup Card Stock
  • Authentique patterned paper, 6x6 Bundle Collection called Thankful 
  •  Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Tim Holtz Antique Linen (to sponge) 
  • Ranger Perfect Pearl and Perfect Medium
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Copic Markers
  • Virginia Turtle glitter enamel dots
  • Hemptique Hemp Cord
  • Gina K Designs button, chocolate brown
  • Tombo Mono Adhesive Dot Runner

If you are thankful and feel blessed, why not make a card during this holiday season time and tell someone what they mean to you and your life.  

I hope I inspired you to make some Thanksgiving cards.  It's really relaxing to color this stamp.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Regina – Design Team Member

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I Brake For Treadmill Freddie

Hi Everybody!

I have a fun card to show you today.  I used a super cute digi from I Brake For Stamps called Treadmill Freddie.  You may remember a card I made a while back with Freddie on Harley.  There are several Freddie digital stamps.  Check them out!  I know most of you have a Scan n Cut by now so digis are no longer an issue with the fussy cutting.  If you use Coupon Code SAVE10REGINA, you will receive 10% off of your order. 

I wanted to make someone a motivational card because they have been on a diet and have lost about 10 pounds so far so I wanted to congratulate them with this cute card. 

Here's the digi, Treadmill Freddie

How cute is this!!!  I even cut the outside part with my new Scan n Cut!  I haven't played with it enough to figure out how to cut the inside parts so I just used an X-Acto knife for those 3 parts but it was really easy and I went around the edges with a black pen (LOVE this pen - see supplies)

I used a Tim Holtz stencil to make the water/paint splotches to add some interest and a little color.  I colored him with Copics of course.  I used a Die-Versions die at the top of the card.  I love how you can use these style dies and it keeps the sentiment out of the way but is still a large size.  I added some enamel dots, twine, googly eyes and glossy accents on the screen of the treadmill.  

  • Recollections 110# white card stock for base
  • Gina K Designs Blue Denim, Red Hot and Turquoise Sea
  • Die-Versions Express Edges Die called, "You Did It"
  • Tim Holtz Layers Stencil called Splatters
  • Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
  • American Crafts Red Twine
  • My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots
  • Adhesive Googly Eyes
  • Glossy Accents
  • Pop Dots
  • Tombo Mono Adhesive
  • Micro Glue Dots
  • Copics:  Treadmill C3, C5, C7, C9 and Freddie YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 
  • Scan n Cut 
  • Tim Holtz Scissors 
  • FABER-CASTELL PITT Artist Pen Black 199 (love this pen more than Copic Multiliner)

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Regina - I Brake For Stamps Design Team Member


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Etching YETI's... The Season's Hottest Gift Item

Hi everybody!

Wow!  It's a very busy time of the year for me.  Not only do I make cards, but I also etch glass and metal items, vinyl lettering on items, glittered wine glasses, etc.  The most popular items for me have been etching 9x13 Pyrex casserole dishes, pie plates, glass cutting boards, and the HOTTEST thing this year, etching YETI's.  I just wanted to post a few pics so that you would know what I do and if I can ever help you out by making a Christmas gift, wedding gift, etc., please let me know.  

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I bought my boyfriend a YETI for his birthday and etched his name on it because to be honest, I just didn't want anyone stealing it off of his desk lol.  Now I'm inundated with orders to have YETI's etched for gifts or just people who want their own etched.  I am etching company logos on some for trade shows, Christmas gifts for customers, etc.  

I have also etched beer, wine and tea glasses, sports mugs with team names, can etch metal flasks too.  

Just wanted to share with you what keeps me busy in addition to making cards.  I love what I do but cards are my passion.  Would love for you to comment on my work and let me know what you think.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!