Lynne Jardine - gwen and her kitties

Here’s a wonderful Happy Birthday card from Lynne. I love seeing red and green used in a non-Christmas card – the color combination is just so cheery.

She writes: This little girl would be perfect for any of your kitty loving friends!  She’s a real cutie!  I’ve coloured her with watercolour pencils and then chalked in some clouds.  I embossed my pink background and then added some white paint splatters.  A die cut heart, some silver sequins and a couple of staples to finish.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
8151-D Happy birthday (fun text)
1013-G Gwen and her kitties

Lori Barnett - birthday bear

Oh my goodness, an adorably cute birthday card from Lori!! Did she know my favorite color combination is orange and green!

Here’s what she wrote:
Arthur Alooishus is here to wish a special someone a very happy birthday. He even has a bear balloon to make the celebration even more special. These images are adorable! Arthur the bear can be used for any occassion. I’m going to use him on a Christmas Card. Make sure to check back here on the Eat Cake Graphic – A Sprinkling of Samples and Techniques Blog to see! To make this card, I stamped the images on Watercolor Cardstock with Distress Ink and colored with watercolor markers. The string on the balloon is hand drawn. I painted some shimmer on the balloon and on top of the party hat, plus added some clear sequins to really make it festive.Lori Barnett - birthday bear - detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
4005-E Arthur Alooishus in his stripe shirt
9002-B Party hat with dots
9008-C Bear balloon

Even if the card didn’t tell us “F U N” it certainly still would be! Alex chose not to do a whole scene this time, just a little snipet of Bosley bear balancing perfectly on a fun colored ball. She colored everything in and added some great little white highlights. A little dab of yellow around the edges continues her theme of primary colors.

And would you believe she used some of her father’s model railroad train leaves so set the ball in. I do hope her dad didn’t miss them. :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
4021-I Bosley says lets go
9042-D Beach ball

Alex Menzlewski Summer fun

Don’t you just love Alex’s scenes. In this one little Philip wants ice cream too, but I’m wondering if Pearl is going share. :) Alex stamped everything on watercolor paper and did a wonderful job picking oh so cheery colors. She added a little dimension by using 3-D paint for the windows, the ice cream, the pail and shovel and Philip’s accessories. And did you look at the little crab – she actually gave him googly eyes!

Time for the beach! And some ice cream!!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1126-G Little Philip’s ready for the water
1128-J Pearl enjoys ice cream
5057-C Crustie crab
6027-P Little beach huts
7024-G Ms. Sunshine
9041-D Pail and shovel

Donna West - you pick me up

Donna sent this in and said that this little guy just melts her heart!

This little card is just so sweet. She stamped Dudley bear by himself and using her Copic markers colored him in and added a little patch of green to rest him on. Donna said she used several different dies from My Favorite Things, DieZyne and Spellbinders (apparently she LOVES all dies)! I love all the layers she added and the orange frames around everything really pulled the card together. Tying the whole card off with a little piece of orange twine was just perfect.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
4009-D Dudley bear’s resting

Donna West - mr bun moving card

Today we get a real treat from Donna. This is a movable card – using what else but a PENNY (well, actually two). She says along with your 2 cents you’ll need a circle die (she used one from My Favorite Things). For the map, she actually downloaded one from Google for her background paper. This is so clever and so fun I can’t wait to try making one myself!

Donna will actually be teaching this at the Occassional Artist in Glendale, Arizona this month! If you’re in the area please do check out her class.

Donna West - mr bun moving card - detail

Here’s a close-up so you can see the pennies.

Donna West - mr bun moving card - detail penny

For those who can’t get to Arizona, I’ve found this little video on YouTube.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
5036-K Mr. Bun in his speedy basket

Kim Klinkovsky - Not lostKim Klinkovsky - Not lost details

It’s time for Stuart and Scooter to go on an adventure! Kim did a wonderful job on this oh-so-fun traveling themed card. She said this stamp is versatile for many occasions and that Stuart and Scooter and their paper box airplane remind us to never stop playing, smiling, and dreaming. The postage stamp embossed paper is perfect to document their travels. She colored Stuart and Scooter with Copic markers, Ranger Tim Holtz mini ink and a blender pen, and a little sparkle here and there with glitter pens.

Kim did a fabulous job putting this card together, her coloring, all the dimension and finishing things off with the perfect embellishments.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1074-G Stuart and puppy Scooter fly

This fabulous summery circle card scene was made by Alex. She used the beach ball in the center and floated everyone around it. These stamps  offer a different point of view – you’re looking at them from the top instead of the usual side view. She’s colored them swimmingly. :) She added Stickles for some sparkle and cleverly stamped the sentiment, which is actually one stamp, all apart between each of the floating kids (and mermaid). I like too that she colored the ball the same color as the border – it really ties everything together.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1019-J Fannie Floatworth
1055-G Ferguson Floatworth
1056-I Mara Mermaid floats
8109-F Lazy days (text)
9042-D Beach ball

Diana Kaufman - Lady bug postcard

Today I’m featuring two projects from Design Team member Diane. She used just one little ladybug stamp – one of her favorites. The postcard (above) features a little branch a little branch and some cut little flowers. Who’d have thought to decorate the back of a postcard so cutely. The little ladybug is just hanging out ready to wish the receiver an oh so happy day.

Diane Kaufman - lady bug

This second project is a super easy, breezy summer card. All she did was randomly stamp the ladybug on white cardstock, color her in, then just use a circle punch. Diane layered the circle with foam dots to give a little added dimension. Adorable!!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
5029-A Ladybug (front)

Paula Downs - happy birthday line of girls

Here’s the final card from Paula. She stamped Celie & Boo Kitty 3 times in black Versafine ink.  Then she masked them in order to paint the background. Again used her watercolour paints.

I just love the triplets! A blonde, brunette and red head. :) They look so cute and of course her background is once again fabulous. Thanks so very, very much for letting me post your artwork Paula.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1005-F Celie and Boo Kitty

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