Kim Klinkovsky Chicks Picnic

Here’s a totally fun card sent in by Kim. Don’t you just love the red and yellow combination!

Here’s what Kim wrote: Hello friends! The red and yellow plaid pattern papers remind me of summer picnics with family and friends. And this chicken wire embossing folder makes the perfect background, with a touch of country using this wagon wheel type border punch. These adorable chicks remind me of me and my friends sitting around catching up on life. I used a mix of watered down gelatos to paint the chicks, watercolor crayons to create the grass and the sky, and cut them out using a stitched frame die cut and border cut. Then I added some festive ribbon, buttons, and a tag to finish it up.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
5044-Q Morning Starbeaks with girls

donna west - on the road again

Here’s a wonderful card from Donna. This is actually a Christmas stamp – there’s a tree that usually sits on top of the family car, but Donna loves the image so much she wanted to use it for another season. She’s doing a vacation theme challenge and just cut off the Christmas tree and blacked out the license plate so now this cute family is off to enjoy nature and the mountains for their vacation. Just love it!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
8095-M Getting the family tree

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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

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)

Donna West Thanks bear

Today I’m showing a fun little thank you card that Donna made. I love the way she’s colored little Benjamin bear. Adding the little bit of yellow shading and the tan on the bottom really looks wonderful! All her embellishments are just so perfect!

Here’s what Donna says:
I colored this card with my Prisma pencils and used Gamsol for blending. I treated myself to some new dies from my Favorite Things and the image is on the new die set called stitched scallop squares. I added a giant button and tied some gold twine from May Arts. The plaid paper is from My Favorite Things Plaid 6×6 pad. The words are from Hero Arts.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
4015-G Benjamin bear just sits

Donna West Winter Birthday skating

Isn’t this the sweetest little birthday card? Donna made this and I just love that it’s something out of the ordinary for a birthday. I just love all the details and that she included just a wee bit of the aqua color to show the ice.

Here’s what Donna wrote:
I colored with my Copic markers. My friend gave me the Snowflake banner for Christmas and I couldn’t wait to use it on this little card. I also used a Mama Elephant die for the snow drift and I popped that up. The words are from stamp set I had in my stash. I used some Lawn Fawn Sparkle twine for the bow.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1186-F Lucy’s learning to skate

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.

Kim says:
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

Here’s a Happy New Year card from Kim. What a way to start off 2016! I love her use of doilies as a background! And all those sparkles  throughout the card remind me of the glittery ball dropping in Times Square – not that I’ve been, but I’ve seen it on TV. :)

Kim says:
I just love this robot stamp for so many occasions. It’s very versatile. I stamped them on cardstock, heat embossed in black, and colored with copic markers. I wanted the middle robot to be a girly robot in purple and all sparkly like she was dressed up for a New Years Eve party! I added glitter glue to her dress, some adhesive pearls for a necklace, and some adhesive rhinestones to each robot to dress them up too. Then I layered the stamp image on a gray polka dot base card, with some purple doilies, several ribbons, and a sentiment to complete.

Happy New Year everyone!!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1053-S The Boys (stick robots)

Diane Kaufman - sending love

Here’s a fun card for just about anytime from Diane Kaufman. She started with the perfect little fluffy cloud and sunshine paper for her background. Stamping little Penelope and kitty Percy she then cut them out – that’s a bit of cutting if I do say so myself. I love how she added a wee bit of sparkle to the flying fish. The little banner flying behind is just so sweet – topping it off with just a few clear drops was just perfect.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1073-J Penelope and kitty Percy fly

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