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

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I Brake For Snowboarding Bears

Hi Everybody!

I think I am probably finished with the Christmas cards this year so now it's time to move on to the fun winter images.  I am using an image from I Brake For Stamps called Snowboarding Bear, by Rick St. Dennis.  It comes in Rubber Stamp or Digi.  I love that you can get most of the images from I Brake For Stamps in both rubber and digi so if you need an image right away, you can choose the digital image option and have it emailed if you can't wait for the stamp to be mailed.

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The main difference in the girl bear version and the boy is that I used Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paints for the girl and Kuretake Zig Real Brush Markers for the boy.  

I did a little bit of sponging with some gray distress ink to give some shadow and depth.  I added glossy accents to the board and goggles to add some shine and dimension.

I hope I inspired you to start thinking about your winter themed cards.  This would make a great image for a boy or girl's birthday that falls during the wintertime.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Regina - Design Team Member


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I Brake For Pine Spray Frames

Hi everybody!

This week I needed to make a few masculine cards so I thought this stamp from I Brake For Stamps called Pine Spray Frame would be perfect.  I like that you can put any sentiment you want in the frame or even a photo.  Wouldn't a photo be super cute?

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I colored the stamp with Copics and it really came to life and then I  fussy cut it out.  I used Glossy Accents on the die to give it some shine and dimension and Stickles on the bells, added a few glittered enamel dots and made a great card for women or men.  

Did I inspire you to make some masculine Christmas cards?  Try this frame with a sentiment, die or photo.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Regina - Design Team Member



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

I Brake For Frosty and Friends

Hi everybody!

I love snowmen!  I love making cards with them throughout the months of December, January, and February.  I like the stamp I'm using today for the month of December.  It is from I Brake For Stamps and is called, Frosty and Friends.  It comes in rubber stamp and digital image as well.  


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I used Recollections 110# white card stock for the base and Gina K. Designs card stock in Cherry Red.  The patterned paper background is from Echo Park called Dots and Stripes, Christmas Collection.  I colored the image with Copics, the one I used is a digi.  I like digis because I can size them however I want.  I used some white Liquid Pearls to dot the snow flakes, Glossy Accents on the buttons on face and chest and A Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen on the hat and scarf to give a subtle sparkle.  I used a Tim Holtz die, Seasons Greetings from the set called Holiday Words Script.  The pine trees are a die from Darice called, Pine Tree Border and I put some Frosted Lace Stickles on those.  I used a round stitched die from Gina Marie Designs.  Her dies are fabulous and they are only $10 for the stackable stitched ones, in every shape.  For the snow, I used flakes called Snow from Papertrey Ink.  I used Glossy Accents for the adhesive, sprinkled the flakes on the glue, shook off excess. I really like the iridescent look.

Did I inspire you to make cards with snowmen on them?  I like how versatile the stamp is.  It can be used for a Merry Christmas type card to a Winter Wonderland card.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Regina - Design Team Member


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