Here’s a card I made for my mom. I was trying my watercolors again – I just can’t help myself, they are so much fun. I stamped the row of trees a few times to fill the entire card. I water colored them in and added a little wash of green for the ground. I stamped the doggy and in a circle and added a little bit of text. I also decided to add a little “texture” to the background – a few clouds, some text, a few little things and a little washi tape. I got out the sewing machine once again and used it for the circle around the dog. I know I’ll be using this technique some more.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3004-F Darby
7078-I Row of pine trees

Kim Klinkovsky - Sophie Happy Mother's Day

Here’s another wonderful Mom’s Day card sent in by Kim! Would you believe this started as a Christmas stamp?!

Here’s what Kim says:
Sophie Willoughby has a card for her Mom for Mother’s Day. When I saw this adorable stamp with a letter to Santa, I knew I wanted to mask it and make it a card for Mother’s Day. I used blue painters tape over the text on the letter, inked the stamp, peel the painters tape off, and stamp. (Holly says: I never thought of doing this – I’m going to have to try.) This allowed for the letter to appear blank and then added the sticker letters to spell out “MOM.” I used spica glitter markers on Sophies coat to appear like she’s wearing a raincoat and to add sparkle to the card. I love using stamps in different ways for all kinds of occasions and not just what they were originally intended for. It gives your stamps new life and versatility.

Oh so cute!!!

Kim Klinkovsky - Sophie detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1096-F Sophie Willoughby and her letter

Kim Klinkovsky - Abagail Happy Mother's Day

Here’s a wonderful Mom’s Day card created by Kim. She used little Abagail and while usually her plate is empty, Kim added a sweet little cupcake and drew a little smile on Abagail’s face. I love how cheery the aqua and orange are she chose for the backgrounds. Such a cute card!

Here’s what Kim wrote:
The month of May we celebrate Mother’s Day and I wanted to show the cupcake Abagail made for her mom. I stamped Abagail twice and cut out her dress and bow and glued to the first stamped image. I stamped the cupcake on pattern paper, cut it out, and adhered to the plate. I offset it, so you could see her face. The argyle pattern paper reminded me of kitchen tile. I added a faux stitching pattern with a dry embossing folder and sanded them lightly to make the stitches pop. I used spica glitter markers to add shine and sparkle to the cupcake, plate, shoes, dress, hair, and the sentiment.

Kim Klinkovsky - Abagail detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1021-F Abagail’s too late for cake

shari-moms-dayThis was sent in by Shari, a wonderful previous design team member. I love the simplicity of this card and the way she added the shadow underneath to ground the image. Her choice of colors is oh so sweet.

I hope you all have a lovely Mom’s Day.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1169-O A day in the life of mom

stephanie-have on of those daysJust in time for mom’s day – which hopefully you will all be enjoying tomorrow and not having “one of THOSE days” – Stephanie sent in this project. I love the patchwork background – which seems to be where she took her color inspiration from. Topping it off with some straight and zig-zag stitches was perfect.

I hope all the mom’s out there will be having a great day tomorrow.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1169-O A day in the life of mom
8172-D One of those days

happymoms2013
I hope all the moms out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I went up to my parents house for a visit which, I hate to admit, was a bit overdue. I made my mom a tag card and had found some unfinished wooden birds at Michaels. She has a little garden and I thought they’d look cheery.

For the card I started with the background using Distress inks. I really like a little texture to start with. I then stamped Magical flowers and used my new favorite Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils to color everything in. I put some clear glaze over the flowers to make them a little shiny, added some glitter for a little sparkle and then used some fluff on the bottom for grass.

The two wooden birds – I painted a base coat on each and then used a stencil to add a top layer of texture (you can probably see it better in the bigger picture). I then added more texture with some wheel stamps that I have that have dots and another that has words. I drew the black lines with a pen and stamped the word “tweet” using an alphabet that I have. I sprayed a couple coats of Krylon sealer to make sure they’d hold up – at least for a little while in the garden that is.

Anyway, I hope you all had a splendid day.
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eat cake graphics stamp used:
7046-S Magical flowers (right big)

happymomsday-smJane Wetzel over at Anything but…Plain Jane sent me an email with this card. I thought it was too cute and certainly commemorates the day. :)

Happy Mom’s Day to you all!

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1169-O A day in the life of mom

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