Diane Kaufman Mr Who treat bag

Who needs a gift when you receive a bag like this?! Diane really outdid herself with this project. It features Mr. Who, a little owl in hot pink. She choose a large scalloped center to build on – adding all of details, the tree branch and those wonderful flowers. I love the addition of burlap – it creates a wonderful texture. She secured it to the bag, including some little teal ties at the top.

Here’s a closeup picture of all that great detail.

Diane Kaufman Mr Who detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
5067-D Mr. Who (owl)

Kim Klinkovsky Magical Flowers

Here’s a great card for Spring that Kim made. She says “April showers bring May flowers and these magical flowers are buzzing with activity”. I couldn’t agree more! I love Kim’s background technique – I’m going to have to try this.

Here’s what Kim did:
The background was created by inking directly to a large acrylic block with several ink pads, spritz with water, and stamp on watercolor paper to create a mottled effect. Once dry, I stamped the flowers twice with Versamark clear ink, sprinkled with green embossing powder, and heat set the images. Then I went over some of the branches and leaves with a green glitter pen for sparkle. I added Flower Soft to a few of the blossoms and added a touch of glitter glue and gems for sparkle. I stamped the bee, grasshopper, and ladybug separately, colored them with glitter pens for more sparkle, cut them out, and adhered to the spring scene.

Here’s a close up of the Flower Soft Kim added.

Kim Klinkovsky Magical Flowers detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5011-B Buzzle bee
5028-B Grasshopper
8030-B Ladybug (side)
7041-J Magical flowers (left small)

Lynne Jardine Unselfishness

Lynne sent this adorable card in and she said “Awww I love this image of this sweet little girl sharing her ice cream with her friend, but somehow I think this doggy is going to need a bigger one!”

I just love how Lynne colors – the soft, sweet hues, the shading and all the little details – blades of grass, little background dots. She used watercolor pencils for the main parts and added dots in the background with a pale blue Copic marker. She just thinks of everything, including all the finishing touches – the string, the cutouts, the little bit of sparkle – clear gloss and glitter on the dog tag. Oh so sweet (and not just because there is ice cream). :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1137-M Unselfishness (MMM-ice cream)
8041-C Bark (text)

Donna West Happy Birthday bear

Here’s a wonderful birthday card sent in by Donna. Don’t ya just love all those textures in the background! Little Arthur bear looks so sweet. Donna kept her color palette to a minimum – just orange and tan – and it ties everything together. Adding the little shadows really makes Arthur and the balloon – which she stamped twice, once on the background and one she cut out – stand out. She finished it all off with a great button and twine.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
4005-E Arthur Alooishus in his stripe shirt
9010-B Oval balloon

Kim Klinkovsky Hank Graduation

Here’s a cute graduation card sent in by Kim. I love all the background school paper she chose and all who school-themed embellishments – the measure tape ribbon, the graduation hat and diploma.

Here’s what Kim wrote:
May is also the month for many graduations. When I saw Hank (the dog) riding on his Hoover vacuum, I knew I wanted a banner behind him. I stamped Hank, colored him, and cut him out. I stamped the sentiment and went over it with a red glitter pen for sparkle and cut out the banner. I layered several pattern papers to create a scene that Hank is flying over. Then I adhered Hank and the banner in the sky to the card. I added a sticker diploma and graduation hat on Hank, along with this adorable ruler ribbon to fit the school theme. Added a gem, a pearl, and a googly eye for a touch of whimsy. Hank is very versatile for many occasions. And I’m looking forward to using him again for Halloween and maybe Christmas too.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
3056-I Hand (the dog) on his Hoover

Diana Kaufman Lord Give Me Coffee

Look at this fun card sent in by Diane. I think most of us can relate at some point in our lives. I love that she took one stamp and really made it fabulous with the backgrounds she chose. She said that the outline shape of the stamp was just too cool to not stamp showcase it as the front of the card. She added a bit of gold glitz with some gold Stickles. And I believe a few foam squares were added to create dimension between all the layers.

Now how about a glass of wine. Anyone? :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
8240-I Lord give me coffee label (text)

Alex Menzlewski Believe in Magic

Oh I just love Alex’s little snapshots of the world. This one features flowers galore. And it looks like Fairy Rose is sprinkling even more! It’s such a happy little place and she’s done a wonderful job with her colors. I love the sky too background, soft, yet you can almost make out cloud forms if you look long enough. She’s added just the right amount of sparkle too. Oh, and would you believe the sentiment actually started as a Christmas stamp. She took of the “of Christmas” part and it works perfect for this scene.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1156-I Fairy Rose sprinkles petals
5035-F Humbee
5008-B Dragonfly
7024-G Ms. Sunshine
7041-J Magical flowers (left small)
7044-V Magical flowers (left big)
7046-S Magical flowers (right big)
8158-E Magic of Christmas (text)

Lynne Jardine - Milk and cookies birthday

Here’s a wonderful birthday card made by Lynne. This stamp, like the card posted on Friday was actually in one of my Christmas supplements as well.

I just love all the layers and details, including the little faux stitching she did with a pen. She said she colored everything with watercolor pencils. To finish it off she added clear gloss to the glass of milk and some red glitter to the doggy’s collar. Just grand!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3058-M Where the milk and cookies go pets
8151-D Happy birthday (fun text)

Kim Klinkovsky - Sophie Happy Mother's Day

Here’s another wonderful Mom’s Day card sent in by Kim! Would you believe this started as a Christmas stamp?!

Here’s what Kim says:
Sophie Willoughby has a card for her Mom for Mother’s Day. When I saw this adorable stamp with a letter to Santa, I knew I wanted to mask it and make it a card for Mother’s Day. I used blue painters tape over the text on the letter, inked the stamp, peel the painters tape off, and stamp. (Holly says: I never thought of doing this – I’m going to have to try.) This allowed for the letter to appear blank and then added the sticker letters to spell out “MOM.” I used spica glitter markers on Sophies coat to appear like she’s wearing a raincoat and to add sparkle to the card. I love using stamps in different ways for all kinds of occasions and not just what they were originally intended for. It gives your stamps new life and versatility.

Oh so cute!!!

Kim Klinkovsky - Sophie detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1096-F Sophie Willoughby and her letter

Kim Klinkovsky - Abagail Happy Mother's Day

Here’s a wonderful Mom’s Day card created by Kim. She used little Abagail and while usually her plate is empty, Kim added a sweet little cupcake and drew a little smile on Abagail’s face. I love how cheery the aqua and orange are she chose for the backgrounds. Such a cute card!

Here’s what Kim wrote:
The month of May we celebrate Mother’s Day and I wanted to show the cupcake Abagail made for her mom. I stamped Abagail twice and cut out her dress and bow and glued to the first stamped image. I stamped the cupcake on pattern paper, cut it out, and adhered to the plate. I offset it, so you could see her face. The argyle pattern paper reminded me of kitchen tile. I added a faux stitching pattern with a dry embossing folder and sanded them lightly to make the stitches pop. I used spica glitter markers to add shine and sparkle to the cupcake, plate, shoes, dress, hair, and the sentiment.

Kim Klinkovsky - Abagail detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1021-F Abagail’s too late for cake