Post 3: California hasn’t had any real rain in so long that I’d almost wondered what it looked like. But this year we’ve gotten LOTS!

I once again applied gesso to the entire page and started building my background with layers. The little kids and their pets are actually from Christmas stamps. I stamped and cut them out and then added them to the windows. The droplets were made Glossy Accents and then I painted over them a bit with acrylic paint.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1104-J Billy and Sparky at window
1105-J Mary and Mr. Meow at window


Post 2: As many of you know I’m an animal person. With four cats and three dogs my house is full!

I once again applied gesso to the entire page and started building my background with layers. I love washi tape and used it to create the flag banner and there are little bits in the background. The letters I stamped, they were a set I picked up at Michaels. Once everything was completely dry I added a little bit of pen work with a black marker. My pets make me very happy.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1148-J Hadley and kitty give Buddy a big hug (GF)


Lynne decided to do this really colorful background using a bit of Brushos. Have you heard of these? They are dry powered paints that you sprinkle on and then wet with a squirt of water. You never know exactly what it will look like which is part of the beauty. She stamped the Row of pine trees over the color background and used her watercolor pencils. She stamped Webster separately and used dimensional to pop him off the background. A few enamel dots and the card was complete.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3015-F Webster’s tilting his head
7078-I Row of pine trees

I just love the little snippets of life Alex creates. Spring is in the air and Mrs. McTwitter is out for a walk with her little dog Tootsie. Alex always adds so many details making her scenes so complete. She’s added little bugs flying around and would you believe actual leafy material (she said she got it from her dad’s train layout). I hope he’s not missing it!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1162-O Mrs. McTwitter and Tootsie out for a walk
3021-C Little Riley
5031-B Rolly poly
5059-B Butterfly with dots
5060-B Firefly
7023-G Smiling sunshine
7047-W Tree hill

Here’s a stackably fun card made by Alex. She used lots of different animals – cat, dog, bear, even a little ant and said that maybe they wouldn’t usually go together but here they are playing nicely together.

I always love seeing what Alex creates. I don’t think there is ever a dull moment in her imagination.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
2037-G Purskie kitty looks down
3001-G Rowley balances
4021-I Bosley says lets go
5009-G Aunt Annie & Jr Ant (set of 2)

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)

stamping: here comes fall
Right now I’m loving watercolors. I stamped Crumbs and Baxter in black but weren’t sure what the scene was going to be in the beginning. I decided to stamp Bunch of grass twice in green. I knew I wanted the paper airplane to pull something…but what? Then it hit me! A leaf and “here comes fall”.

I watercolored everything, stamped the sentiment with an alphabet set and then added a little bit of Distress Ink around the edge. I tied a green ribbon bow and mounted the card on two pieces of paper – green with a linen print and then polka dots. Then I got out my sewing machine and added just a bit of stitching. I thought it came out pretty cute.

Here’s a close up.
stamping: here comes fall

Happy First Day of Autumn!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3006-F Baxter goes boing
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)
7037-D Oak leaf (small)
7034-I Bunch of grass

Alex made this fun party card! She used Cupcake the dog (who already comes with a party hat) and then added a party hat to Go kitty go. I think kitty can’t wait to get to the cake! She added some wonderful sequins and glittered the whole card for sparkle!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
2038-J Go kitty go!
3038-I Cupcake the dog
9003-B Party hat with stripes

Lynne Jardine - Webster

Here’s a sweet birthday card from Lynne. Having the multi colored zig zag background adds a whole lot of fun to this card’s background. I love how she’s added the big red circle, but cropped it in the corner. It really calls attention to little Webster and his bark bubble. She said that she used her watercolor pencils to color him in and added a little clear gloss to his nose and eyes. Adding a bit of dimensional tape behind Webster and the bark bubble made them pop even more.

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

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)

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