Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I Brake For Bistros

Hi everybody!

It's so cold, rainy, windy, etc., that when I ran across the stamp I am using here, it made me think of warm, beautiful days ahead, relaxing at a bistro table with a glass of wine.  This stamp is from I Brake For Stamps called Bistro Table.  







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I wanted this to be colored with subtle, soft colors to make it look relaxing and inviting.  I almost sponged a background and decided I liked how it looked without one.  It reminds me of those little matted pictures you can buy at the store, simple yet cute.

I used Copics to color, added some Sakura Silver Star glitter pen to the pole of the umbrella and fringe to add some sparkle and of course, have to have sequins. 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Regina - Design Team Member







Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I Brake for Vineyards


Hi everybody!

Have you ever been to a winery?  My boyfriend and I wanted to go to Napa Valley but it was going to cost a lot for the plane ticket, rental car, place to stay, etc., so when I lived in St. Louis, I remembered there were wineries in Hermann, Missouri, which is about 5-1/2 drive from where I live in Mississippi.  We fell in love with that place.  We stayed in an Inn called Hermann Hill Inn where you are super pampered.  I won't go into detail here but if anyone wants to know more about this place, I'll be glad to do another blog post.  

I need an anniversary card for my boyfriend.... we will be together 2 years 1/30.  I drew a blank. Then a lightbulb went off to use this stamp called Vineyard for the card since we love the place so much.  We already have rooms booked for this October, it will be out 3rd time going there. 

This stamp is from I Brake For Stamps called Vineyard.  I love coloring scenery stamps!  

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I used Prismacolor Pencils to color the image, Memento Rich Cocoa ink so that I could color over the lines, and used baby oil on parts of it to create a smoother look, such as the sky.  You can also use Gamsol for this.  The Love die is from Lawn Fawn.  

I think this will make a great Anniversary Card, don't you?  If you use images that have special meaning to a person on your cards, how can you go wrong?  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Regina - Design Team Member





Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I Brake for Black Magic Peacocks

Hi everybody!

I did some Copic coloring on this week's card and it was so easy!  You can't mess up and it looks like you drew and colored the image by hand.  This technique is called Black Magic.  I used a stamp from I Brake For Stamps called Large and Beautiful Peacock for this technique.  I have used peacock feathers before on cards but I have never colored an entire peacock.  It was a lot of fun!

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All you do is stamp the peacock with embossing ink such as Versamark on black card stock and emboss with white powder. Then color over the white lines.  You may have to go over some colors a couple of times.  How easy is that!  Another alternative is that you can stamp the image with white pigment ink and heat set. Then color in the image with colored pencils. 

I then used a Sharpie white paint pen to draw lines around the edge to break up the black some and added a few sequins. I also added a sheer black ribbon for some interest.

Did I inspire you to try the Black Magic technique?  Try it using this Peacock stamp.  This will make a beautiful birthday card for the person I'm sending it to.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Regina - Design Team Member






Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I Brake For Winter Trees

Hi Everybody and Happy New Year!

This is my first post of the year.  Seems like watercolor and watercolor powders are all the rage now so I made a card using the Bister watercolor powders.  You can purchase these from I Brake For Stamps and they are very affordable to try at $1.65 each.  You can buy all the colors at that price!  

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I used a stamp from I Brake For Stamps called Winter Tree.  I love scenery cards because they can be used for just about any occasion and for male or female recipients.  I used Blue Bister Powder on this card and spread it with a paint brush.  I love how there are flecks of browns and different color blues. I then stamped the trees with Versafine Onyx Black Ink while it was wet.  










There is no right or wrong with watercolor.  Play with it and have fun!  You can create such a masterpiece with Bister.  

Did I inspire you to use Bister watercolor powders?  I have more fun with these powders and they are very quick to use.  I only used one color for this card and look how pretty it turned out.  Try mixing two or three and see how beautiful it is! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Regina - Design Team Member


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

I Brake For The Outdoorsman Collection

Hi everybody!

I have a masculine card to show you this week from I Brake For Stamps called Outdoorsman Collection.  This is such a great stamp for the hunters in your life.  It would make a great birthday card, thank you, hello, etc.  I am using this one to thank someone who helped me and also hunts.  








I colored this with Zig Real Brush Markers and sponged the background with Memento Desert Sand Ink.  I added Glossy Accents to the glass parts on the compass, lantern and binoculars.  I used a Tim Holtz die.  I thought this looked masculine and like it was written.  Finished off with glitter enamel dots.  

I think this one would be a great addition to your masculine stamp collection.  If you use COUPON CODE SAVE10REGINA, you will receive 10% off your order.  

Have I inspired you to make some masculine cards?  This was pretty quick to color, especially with the Zig Markers.  Love how it turned out!  Don't forget your camoflage paper!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Regina - Design Team Member



Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I Brake For Happy New Year Bears

Hi Everybody!

We are almost through the year 2015.  It flew by!  I have heard a lot of people say they did not get a chance this year to make Christmas cards or as many as they wanted to and might send out New Year's Cards.  I am going to do that myself.  I love this New Year Bear by Rick St. Dennis from I Brake For Stamps.  The New Year Bear comes in rubber stamp and digital stamp.  You can order the digital stamp today and have time to color several up and send out first of the year because it will be sent to your email right away.  

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I colored him with Zig Real Brush Markers.  I think the end result is very similar to Copics but I could color faster with the Zigs.  I will do a separate blog post on what I think about Zig Markers if there is any interest.  








I put some Glossy Accents on the hat, bottle and the Cheers die.  I put Diamond Stickles on the banner and used a Sakura Silver Star metallic pen on the diaper pen.

Have I inspired you to make some New Year's Cards?  I love this idea because people won't expect to get a card after the first of the year.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Regina - Design Team Member


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Cards I Made This Year

Hi Everybody!

I just want to say Merry Christmas to all of my card making friends.  I did not have as much time as I wanted to make Christmas cards this year so I wanted to post the two types that I did make. 

I love this stamp from Crafter's Companion called Let It Snow.  I colored him with Copics.  There is another cute one with Barkley on it called 1st Class Christmas.  This card got a lot of attention on some of my card groups and people were saying they couldn't find it or everyone was out.  I'm not sure how I got so lucky to get both.  I buy a lot of this kind of stuff from a lady on Facebook named, Deb Sclafoni.  I buy stamps and dies from  her and she is fabulous, ships fast.  I buy my Copics from Terri Olsen from Stamps Alive.  She has great prices on markers and refills and ships super fast as well.  




How cute is this stamp?  The inside stamp is from I Brake For Stamps called Best Wishes Christmas Tree.

I love the inside stamp because it can be embossed.  I embossed it here in black and have embossed in silver as well.  It's the perfect stamp to say everything you want to say.  

I used a Spellbinder's die for the other card that covers the entire card front called Holiday Greetings.  






I put different color backgrounds behind the die and different dies inside and some of the punch outs from the die on front, such as here, I used the snowflakes.  These were pretty fast to make.  

I have heard many people say they didn't have time this year to make Christmas cards so they were going to make New Year's Cards.  I think that is a fabulous idea because people won't expect to get a card after first of the year.  My post tomorrow will show a New Year's Card......

I hope you have a wonderful holiday!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Regina