Here’s a wintery card sent to me by Lori. It was actually something she made earlier, I just didn’t get a chance to post it. I’m loving the white embossed lines instead of the usual dark stamped lines – really adds a lovely wintery touch.

Lori said that she stamped and embossed on watercolor cardstock and colored with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. Just look at all that shimmer!!home-for-christmas-closeup-lori-barnettx

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
6038-D Little winter house
7078-I Row of pine trees
8230-F Home for holidays (text)

A fabulous card from Lori I’m sure you’ll love as much as I do.

Here’s what Lori said:
Now that Fall is officially here, I’ve got the itch to do all things Halloween. I used some of my favorite spooky stamps to create this fun Happy Halloweenie card. Hazel the witch is getting her boogie on, but I wonder what she is out collecting in that pumpkin? Hopefully some yummy candy! LOL All the images are colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The grass is stamped by coloring Spectrum Aqua Watercolor markers colored directly on the stamp. Then I did a quick watercolor wash to blend it out. Hazels dress has tiny dots all over it, which I added with a black micron pen. To give her glasses some dimension, I colored over with a Versamark marker and heat embossed clear. I cut out a few of tombstones and popped up for a bit for dimension. Then I stamped the full Graveyard image a few times on the card base for a tone-on-tone look. The sentiment is heat embossed.hazel-witch-happy-halloweenie-closeup-lori-barnet-watermarked

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1077-M Hazel witch boogies
9058-L Graveyard
9059-B Pumpkin container
7020-D Row of grass
8062-C Happy Halloweenie! (text)

She was Happy Lori Barnett Watermarked

Here’s a wonderfully happy card from Lori. I love the red and aqua. And using the hint of aqua in the background, framing the main image, really shows off Herbert’s white shirt. Sweet!

Lori writes:
Someone looks twitterpated! HA! Mildred and Herbert make the cutest couple, don’t you think?! Cracks me up just thinking about all the captions that could be used for this image. I used a sentiment stamps you might not think to use with it. The full stamp says “In her handbag was chocolate. She was happy.”  I just inked up the part of I wanted…and wallah! It works! That’s a great way to get more miles out of a sentiment stamp. Easy cheesy! The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The hearts have glitter pen painted on, then topped with glossy accents. What a happy couple!

Here’s a close up:

She was happy Closeup Lori Barnett Watermarked

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1016-J Main Squeeze
8166-E In her handbag

Lori Barnett - Isabella

Here’s an ever so lovely card by Lori Barnett. I just love the single image and the falling sequin snow.

Here’s what Lori wrote:

Christmas is just around the corner! I think Isabella is ready to get her shopping started – even if it’s snowing outside. Isn’t she just as sweet as can be?! I gave her a beautiful red coat trimmed with fuzzy fur and red fuzzy ear warmers. The Snow Dots are stamped on the card base to create a fun tone on tone snowy background. All the coloring was done with Spectrum Noir markers. White sequins “snow” added even more fun to the design. I’m pretty sure Isabella loves how this card turned out. It certainly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas ;)
A bit of a close-up on the details.
Lori Barnett - Isabella detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1200-J Isabella (girl in winter coat)
7074-F Snow dots
8189-D Look a lot like Christmas (text)

Lori Barnett - Skating on Ice

Here’s a wonderfully sweet little card by Lori Barnett. I love that she’s chosen to stamp the background in gray and little Lucy in black – it really makes her stand out. It’s also a great way to create a scallop card (I think I could add scallops to everything) but making it square so you can stand it up.

Here’s what Lori wrote:
Ice Skating is so much fun! I’m sure Lucy will be spinning around on her new skates in no time. What a fun day playing in the snow! It’s hard to see in the picture, but I used clear embossing powder to create a nice shinny and smooth bed of “ice” for Lucy to skate on. There’s also sparkly crystal glitter on the snow dots and patches of glitter under the trees. I used the masking technique to stamp the trees behind Lucy. Coloring was done with markers.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1186-F Lucy’s learning to skate
7074-F Snow dots
9052-C Tiny tree with dots

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)

Spectrum Noir Ad featuring Lori Barnett and Eat Cake Graphics

Imagine my surprise when I opened my email and a Consumer Crafts ad featured Eat Cake Graphics stamps! These were cards made by Lori Barnett and featured on my samples blog a little while back. Thank you so very much to Lori, Consumer Crafts and Spectrum Noir!

Here are links to the cards:
Lori’s Meet the Mummies card
Lori’s Happy Halloweenie! Witches Brew card

And here’s a link to:
Consumer Crafts: Creativity Made Afforadable

Lori Barnett - Merry Christmas deer

This elegant Christmas card was made by Lori and is just incredible!

Here’s what Lori wrote:
This beautiful Christmas stamp has it all! A fantastic Winter Scene AND a Sentiment! I love that I can keep it simple, or kick it up a notch with a bit of layering and embellishments. The versatility of this stamp is great. To make this card, I stamped and heat embossed the image in white on kraft cardstock. I stamped the sentiment part again, trimmed it out and pop-up on foam tape. To add shading to the deer and tree, I used a Versamark Marker. Sponging Distress Inks on the kraft cardstock really helps to define the white embossing. It’s hard to see on the picture, but I added a beautiful simmer with Dry Rock Candy Glitter, Polar White FlowerSoft and a tiny rhinestone star on top of the tree.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
8251-T Merry Christmas deer (scene)

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


Summer at the Lake Lori Barnett

Here’s a fabulous summer scene from Lori. I think it deserves a picture frame with glass, don’t you.

Lori said:
I can’t think of a better way to spend a summer day than at the lake. Making this card took me back to my childhood memories of spending summer days swimming, boating, and totally enjoying the “Lazy Days of Summer!”

Here’s what she did:
To create this fun card scene, I stamped the boathouse and pier images on watercolor cardstock, then painted with Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Markers. Ben is stamped and watercolored on a scrap of the watercolor paper, then cut out and popped up with foam tape. How fun is that?! The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed on designer patterned cardstock, which I then hand-cut in the shape of a cloud.

Here’s a closeup:

Summer at the Lake Closeup Lori Barnett

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1058-E Ben Puddlesworth
6026-H Pier
6030-K Boat house
8109-F Lazy days (text)

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