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