Kim-Klinkovsky - graveyard

Here’s a fun card from Kim Klinkovsky. She went all out for this one using lots of spooky (but too cute) Halloween embellishments. Too fun! And check out the little detail picture below – she’s even included a little spider! EEEEEEK!

Here’s what Kim wrote:
Happy Halloween! I’ve been dying (Ha!) to use this graveyard embossing folder and loaded it with these adorable stamps to create this eerie scene. I layered some of my favorite pattern papers. Then stamped this wonderful image with the kids peeking around the wall, that went perfect with the graveyard. I colored them with Copic markers and glitter pens to make it sparkle. Used a brick wall embossing folder down the left side and colored with “brick red” dye ink. Stamped a tiny spider on the wall too and added some embellishments to make it complete.

A little closeup:

Kim-Klinkovsky - graveyard detail

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Halloween!!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1205-I Not afraid (kids peeking around wall)

Lori Barnett - Happy Halloween

A fantastic card for Halloween by Lori Barnett. I love the simplicity of stamping in black and adding background color.

Here’s what Lori did:
I created a bright yellow and orange watercolor background, with Ken Oliver’s Color Bursts, to set the stage for my Halloween Card. The Skully Flowers stamp is so darn fun! I stamped in black and clear heat embossed it to for added texture and shine. I just love that stamp! For the sentiment, I only inked up the “Happy Halloween” portion, and clear heat embossed it as well. I think cards are more happy with a bit of  “bling bling” – so I added a few glittery stars and orange rhinestones. This is a design that can be mass produced easily!

Here’s a closeup so you can see a bit of the detail:

Lori Barnett - Happy Halloween detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
7077-E Skully flowers
8218-F Witching you (text)

Here’s an oh so bright card from Alex. I just love the purple and orange combination! She’s taken a stamp for Fall and made it very much a Halloween card by coloring the flowers in black and deep purple. I love what she did in the border – separating everything with black and using the same stamp, only now you just see parts of it.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
7076-P Magical fall flowers

Here’s a wonderful, very purple Halloween card from Alex. I just love what she’s done with the Bat garland stamp – when I drew this stamp I never thought “circle” but how great is that. I also love what Alex has done with the Counts cape – oh so sparkly! And those red eyes! Just spooktacular!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1175-J Count Bitesalot
8060-B BOO! (text)
9057-H Bat garland

Tanya Rudd - ATC boo

Well here are a couple of treats from Tanya Rudd! She’s made two Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). These are such fun little projects. Tanya’s done a ton of layering and added some fun black beads for the “boo” and a little bit escaping around the edges. I just love everything that’s going on.

And here’s another one. I just love the wildness with all the textures, the hot pink skully flowers and of course that little orange fluffy in the corner! Thank you Tanya!

Tanya Rudd - ATC bat

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
TOP CARD – 5082-D Crow looking forward
BOTTOM CARD – 5033-D Bert Batula, 7077-E Skully flowers

Paula Downs - happy halloween

Here are the last two cards from Paula Downs. I wanted to say thank you to Paula for sharing her wonderful works! And for stampers out there who use Eat Cake Graphics stamps in their creations, I would love to post your work on my blog and Facebook!

Here’s what Paula writes:
I stamped and heat embossed the Happy Halloween Word block stamp by Purple Onion Designs in Versamark ink which is a sticky ink. I randomly applied Judikins Twinkle Embossing Powders in Violet and Forest. I heat set it with a heat gun. The background was then sponged in Distress inks: Dusty Concorde and Pine Needles. To achieve the ghosts within the background (if you look very closely you might just see one!) I flicked water over the distress inks which are reactive with water, and then lifts out the colour with a paper tissue. The bats was stenciled in Black Soot Distress ink using the negative from a previous Halloween card called “Enjoy the Journey” using the positive bat.

Paula Downs - postcard

Postcard of Witch Hazel & Blackie’s Castle:
I also used a Stampendous Snowy Postcard and Castle Hill stamp, which I inked in Ranger Black Archival. This is a winter scene stamp, so I simply cut out the oval and used the shape to stamp my castle hill inside.  This was stamped also in Black Archival ink and water coloured in Black Soot Distress Ink. Little Blackie was stamped separately  and decoupaged onto the postage stamp. I sprinkled Stampendous Aged Gold embossing enamel around the oval and then added some black crushed glass glitter which sticks to the molten Aged Gold!  It gives the effect of gold on the rock-cliffs!  Witch Hazel was water coloured in Black Soot and is on her way home to her castle!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1083-Q Witch Hazel and Blackie fly

Paula Downs - when witches go riding

Some more wonderful cards from Paula Downs!

Here’s what she said:
Witch Hazel & Blackie Spotted Flying over St.Paul’s Cathedral, London!
I wanted her to be flying to the right, so I inked her up with black Versafine and rolled a brayer over top to get the reverse image.
The very first thing I did was mask out a moon shape using Tim Holtz Distress Glaze, which protects water coloured media inside the moon. The background sky is done in mixed media; St.Paul’s Cathedral (Stamp by Sheena Douglass called City Christmas) inked in Stazon Stone Gray.  The sky was water coloured with Memento London Fog (very apt!), and Gray Flannel.  A white acrylic paint dabber was used for clouds. I then stamped the verse “WhenWitches Go Riding” in Stazon Stone Gray. I also used a Tim Holtz bird stamp for the pigeons.

Paula Downs - halloween enjoy

The second card is called “Enjoy the Journey”. The moon has emerged from behind the clouds to reveal Witch Hazel and her friends!
Again I wanted her to face right, so I inked her in black Versafine and rolled a brayer over top to get reverse facing image. The first thing I did in the background was draw in pencil a large moon shape , stamped and coloured in the Witches. I then rubbed in with my finger some Distress Glaze by Tim Holtz. This protects your water coloured media inside the moon. This enabled me to use a spritzer for the night sky, it is a very old spritzer called moonlit silver shimmer, which has a black base and silver mica, which shimmers beautifully in real life!  It also gives a smokey effect! I used a Cuttlebug die cut bat and his eyes were coloured with Sakura Miracle Moonlight fluorescent gelly roll pen.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1083-Q Witch Hazel and Blackie fly (reversed!)
8197-G When witches go riding (text)

Paula Downs - autumn

Today I’m showing you two more cards from Paula Downs. She’s been water coloring again!

Paula writes…
The first card (above) sees Betty & Tigger on an early morning autumnal stroll. I stamped the images using black Versafine, then masked them in order to paint the background trees (which is a stamp called Country Christmas by Sheena Douglass). I also used (Eat Cake Graphics) small maple leaf stamped in Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge distress ink, then coloured with wild honey, rusty hinge and gathered twigs distress inks and cut out. I used a Spellbinders Gold Labels 4 die to stamp the little scene onto. I finished with a clear Wink of Stella brush pen to reflect the early morning dew. A Nitwits paper was used in the background. A Cats Life Press stamp seal was used for the text.

Paula Downs - fall happiness
The second card (above) sees Holly & Kitty Woogums (my favourite stamp EVER) stamped in black versafine, masked and watercoloured. The trees stamp is by Sheena Douglass called Country Christmas.

Thank you so much Paula!!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1092-J Holly & kitty Woogums
1163-I Betty and Tigger
7038-D Maple leaf (small)

Paula Downs - betty and halloween
Another wonderful scene from Paula Downs. This time Betty and Tigger are out for a night time stroll on Halloween. She’s added a wonderful little witch and moon in the sky and pumpkins in the foreground. I like how she’s reflected the moon and the light post, using a little bit of yellow in the water and the ground. She’s also sprinkled a little gold embossing powder around the edges which makes a really nice and unexpected frame for the scene.

Thank you Paula!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1163-I Betty and Tigger

A fun little card from Alex just letting someone know that they are special. Here she took one stamp, Arthur bear and stamped him five times. She colored all of them the same except one. Isn’t that clever.

And below you can see that Alex just didn’t put the bears on a dark stripe, but says “I used gravel from the model railroad train from my father for the ground.”

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
4005-E Arthur Alooishus in his stripe shirt

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