Paula Downs Happy Spring

Here’s another great springy card from Great Customer Paula Downs. This one is a flip card and if you’ve never seen one before you can see Stephanie Barnard demonstrate one on YouTube here.

Here’s what Paula did:
I began with my base card which I die cut from a Sizzix Diamond Flip It card by Stephanie Barnard from yellow dotty card. I then stamped Peeps 3 times in a pyramid style fashion in a light grey Versafine ink onto patterned fresh green dotty paper. I only wanted a guide to see where to apply my yellow acrylic paint which is opaque (and would cover up the green dotty pattern below Peeps).

I then over stamped Peeps back over the dry acrylic paint in a black Stazon permanent ink, to add the detail back in. I finished off with a sentiment by Lawn Fawn, and some daisies I punched out.
Thanks again Paula!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
5041-B Peeps (chick)
7020-D Row of grass

Lynne Jardine Happy Easter Lynne Jardine Happy Easter trio Lynne Jardine Happy Easter 2

I hope Lynne doesn’t mind, but I pulled these wonderful cards from her blog. You can click on any of the cards and go directly to her blogpost.

Happy Easter everyone!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
5050-F Flopsy Bunny’s got an egg

Paula Downs spring has sprung

Here’s a really fun card sent in by Paula Downs. Doesn’t kitty look oh so happy! I just love her watercoloring (as usual if you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that Paula has sent in a number of cards). I also love that she drew those cute little springy springs!

Here’s what Paula did:
For this card, I started off by stamping Yardley in black Versafine ink (which is a waterproof ink) onto watercolour card.

I then simply painted in a sky and grass with watercolours.  I stamped some birds too.  The phrase was an old alphabet stamp set.  I punched out daisies, and hand drew the springs.  Finished off with some fresh green dotty card.
Thanks as always for sharing your wonderful work!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2011-F Yippy for Yardley kitty

Alex stamped this fun little wintery scene earlier this month. While here in California we’ve been enjoying a little bit of rain intermixed with some sunshine, Alex sent me this picture…

 

She said when she woke up and looked outside her window this was the view!!! She said that the beginning of March brought snow while back in December they were able to wear t-shirts. Good grief! I told her it was a beautiful view and now someday I wished I would look outside the window and see something so wonderful. I’m not sure Alex agrees. :) But her card is, as always, delightful. And she did sneak in Smiling Sunshine including his sparkly rays.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1107-I Ely build snowman (push-back)
1112-K Snowman
1115-K Sledding – Sarah pulls Nicky and Otto
7023-G Smiling sunshine
6040-Q 52 Winters Lane (house)

Isn’t this an oh so springtime flowery card. Kim did this and I just love all of her embellishments – from the doily in the background, the big beautiful flowers, even the little ribbon rose for Cottontail bunny’s tail!

Here’s what Kim wrote:
I created this 6″x6″ card that is full of spring colors and this cute little bunny, to get a jump on Easter which is March 27th this year. I’ve never used gelatos before and here I used them on the flowers, the background scallop circle and on the bunny. I stamped the bunny on a piece of watercolor paper with black ink. I mixed purple and blue gelatos together, added water, and stirred until it turned gray to paint in the bunny. I mixed the gelatos with water and left it thicker for the background. And thinned it for the flowers and painting the bunny. I used an oval punch and adhered the bunny image to center of scallop circle with pop dots. And I added a white rosette ribbon to the bunny tail for a unique touch. Happy Easter!

And hey, here’s a special treat. Over on the CardMaker you can see Kim’s actual crafting space! Oh my goodness this girls got oodles of stuff!

Here’s a little closeup of Cottontail and his bunny tail.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
5051-E Curious Cottontail bunny

Holly-Eat-Cake-Graphics---umm-hello

Here’s another watercolor card I did. I was going for just a pop of art, keeping the card pretty minimal. I stamped Woogums and watercolored him in. The card was a little to plain so I decided to add a little shadow around the kitty. Then I thought hmmm…it just needs something so I got out my stencils and with my watercolor brush (and not a lot of water) I used the stencil as a template for the dots and the little lines. I actually really liked it and am certainly going to try it some more because goodness knows I have enough stencils! :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2046-G Woogums perspective
(the ummm…hello was stamped with an alphabet stamp set I had purchased quite awhile ago)

Holly-Eat-Cake-Graphics-thank-you

I’ve been seeing all the craze there’s been with watercolors and stamping so the lines of the stamp somewhat disappear. I decided to give it a try with this card using my Rowley jumps yippee! stamp multiple times. I think I still need a little practice – I see the lines of the stamps a little more than I wanted to. But I think it came out pretty swell.

After watercoloring Rowley I thought I’d like some faint clouds in the background so I got out my colored pencils and picked the lightest blue I could find. I also added a little pencil texture to the puppies too.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
3003-G Rowley jumps yippee!
(the “thank you” was stamped with an alphabet stamp set by Concord & 9th)

Donna West - for a sweet friend

For this cute card Donna tried something new. I think it worked fabulously, don’t you.

Here’s what she said:
Using my Copic markers I tried to give this darling dog some texture to his fur. I think it turned out pretty good! I used craft cardstock for my card base and some fun Spring paper. I cut a large green banner for the background of the stamped image. Tied a little yellow twine and added a couple of pearls. Love it! Maybe ice cream isn’t a good share for your doggy but, mmmm….ice cream!!!! hehehe!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1137-M Unselfishness (MMM-ice cream)

Donna West - Happy Birthday

Here’s a wonderful little birthday card from Donna. I just love the neutral background of dots and stripes. She did a wonderful job coloring matching the dog to the background and then making the kitty pop just a bit more with a darker color. I love all the finishing details too – the scallop edges, the stitching dots and the little piece of twine.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
2045-L Leap frog
8147-D Happy birthday block (text)

Here’s a sweet card from Alex. I just love the die cut she used – it works so well with little Pixie Poppy.

Here’s what Alex wrote:
I used only the word “Believe ” from the “Magic of Christmas ” saying. I often use only one word from sayings, when I think it is perfect for a card. The whole card is full of glitter, but it’s a little hard to see in the photo.

The reason why I had stamped this card is that I had a little conservation with my youngest daughter. She told me, that a girl told her that fairies do not exist. I said that Fairies exist, but you must believe in fairies. She was happy and stopped crying. The next day at school, she goes to the girl and said to her:  ” It is sad that you do not believe in fairies, because then you miss something in your life. I’m so sorry for you. “

I thought Alex gave her daughter the most perfect answer. :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1153-G Pixie Poppy
8158-E Magic of Christmas (text)

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