Lynne Jardine - Barking on the front porch

Here’s an adorable card from Lynne. Usually when the Porch with light stamp gets used, the edges are off the card. But here she’s “floated” it which I think looks great. Lynne said she stamped the images and colored them in with her watercolor pencils. She then popped Webster and the bottom step/plant up on dimensional to add a little interest. The sky she chalked in background (a hint of clouds) and then added clear gloss to the light. I just love all the little embellishments – her sketchy lines, the little arrow that seems to hold it all in place and then bit of bling. Oh so cute. 

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3015-F Webster’s tilting his head
6016-N Porch with light
8041-C Bark (text)

Kim Klinkovsky lighthouse

Here’s a lovely card that was delayed in being posted, but I thought it’d be nice to start the new year with a card that’s just thinking of someone special. Kim’s done a wonderful job combing a red, white and blue theme. I love how she put the little sentiment flag on the flagpole of the little part of the building and included some cut out waves. When you just want to send someone a nice card, why not use this one for inspiration.

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When I think of lighthouses I always think of red, white, and blue. They are very stately and all American. And this Eat Cake Graphics lighthouse stamp goes perfect with this Graphic 45 nautical paper collection. I colored the stamp image with Copic markers and Atyou Spica glitter pens. It wouldn’t be my creation if it didn’t have some bling with glitter glue on the waves, the windows, and the light. Punch a wavy border at the bottom for some motion. And finished it with a big patriotic ribbon, a sentiment banner, and some black gems.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
6025-O Light house

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Oh my goodness I just love Alex’s little scenes, don’t you?! Absolutely WONDERFUL! Although I guess technically this scene isn’t little. To give some perspective, the front porch stamp is 7 1/2 inches tall!

Alex lives in Germany and apparently they’ve had some terrible weather. Storm , rain, sunshine, storm again, hail, sunshine, hailstorm, snow… She said this is why she had to make this card. She thinks little Amanda standing on the porch is asking the same question.

She did an amazing job putting this together. And take a closer look at the tree!

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She said she used leaves from a model train from her father. Oh my goodness that takes some sort of patience.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1095-G Amanda saw Santa Claus
5008-B Dragonfly
5011-B Buzzle Bee
5030-B Ladybug (side)
5031-B RollyPoly
5059-B Butterfly with dots
5060-B Firefly
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)
6002-Y Front porch
7047-W Tree Hill

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I’m so excited to finally share the new design team! Please welcome (in alphabetical order):

I’m on pins and needles with anticipation of what they will dream up.

I actually already have a few cards to post, including the one in this announcement sent in by Alex. I thought it fit so perfectly – “Happy”. I just love her colors and if you click on the picture you’ll see a larger version and really be able to look at all the detail – the little white highlights in the grass, the sparkle she added on the firefly wings and the kite – just wonderful. Isn’t it such a cheery scene? I sure think so.

Thank you Alex, Diane, Donna, Kim and Lynne for saying yes to being part of the design team.

Until the next post.
Toodles.
Holly =^..^=

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1134-K Simon and his kite
5060-B Firefly
6018-P 31 Maple Lane (house)
7048-D Rocks

monica-lamp postMonica made this lovely little winter wishes card. It’s glitzy with the gold and sparkles, but in an oh-so-sweet-Monica-way. She used the light post stamp and cut it out and used foam squares so that it stood away from the background. I think this might be one of the few cards that doesn’t feature a signature little Monica heart.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
6023-E Light post in winter

holly-dads-dayWell I don’t know where my mind was! Today is Dad’s Day and I didn’t have this post. So here it is. I’m having a bit of fun with one of the Sizzix pop-up dies. It creates the card base and the little stand-up pieces that allow you to attach things to.

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I stamped the house and cut it out, leaving extra on the bottom so that I could attach it to the card. I stamped Crumbs mouse and cut him out as well. I used a little Distress Ink around the edges of the card to give a little shading. I used a bit of white paint on a little dabber through a cloud stencil for the background and then cut out some other clouds using a die cut. I used foam squares to mount Crumbs and the clouds. I stamped the words, gave them a bit of color and then attached them to a dark green die-cutout and then attached everything to the card base.

I love the 3-D effect and really want to try make some more of these.

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)
6018-P 31 Maple Lane (house)

Alphabet used for “happy” by Purple Onion Designs

christy-inside-outHere’s another project from Christy.

“This large portrait of a young girl was created with pages from a discarded book purchased from a thrift shop.

Metallic Rub-Ons made the face a real fleshy color.  The hair was painted with acrylic paint using various shades to accomplish texture and shape.  The butterfly was handmade (using the same technique in the Fly with all your Heart journal page) and adhered to make an adorable hair barrette. Stamp the window image, cut it out and adhere for “eyes”.

The different perspective stamp was stamped first on the window image and then again on another sheet of paper, cut out and adhered with a foam square for depth.  The other window eye was sketched with written text remaining inside the eye shape.  Lime green paint created the perfect boarder the dark hair.  I was super happy with the final layout and found the simplicity to actually create an intriguing complexity.”

Here’s a detail view of her “eyes”:

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Love it Christy!

eat cake graphics stamp used:
6017-J Single window
8040-D A different perspective (text)

wanda-helloWanda is back with another house card. Yeah! wanda-hello-detail2

This time she used the summer neighborhood stamp. I love the bright, colorful houses – don’t you? I know that many right now are probably wishing for a bit of summer sunshine and this card can sure help you imagine some. :)
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eat cake graphics stamps used:
6034-R Summer neighborhood

I also wanted to say stay tuned in! On Saturday I’ll be doing a little post about and a quilt book giveaway, but for those who don’t quilt I’ll be showing a sample using paper and a little ink as well.

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wanda-thinkingofyouWanda has simply outdone herself with all the details in this card.

wanda-thinkingofyou-detailwanda-thinkingofyou-detail2Using the house as the focal point she added so many layers – with paper and pieces of ribbon, the lovely flower, the jewels and lastly the little key. I think this would not only be a perfect anytime card, but wouldn’t you just love it if you moved into a new home and got this as your first piece of mail. :)

eat cake graphics stamps used:
6018-P 31 Maple Lane (house)

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