Alex Menzlewski Cheers

Here’s a fun card using just 2 stamps. Alex made this and I think it’d be great for lots of occasions – wedding, drinks with friends, a birthday…

She stamped the tiny wine glass randomly in the background. She then used another piece of paper to stamp the big wine glass twice and made it look like it was actually “clinking”. She added some glossy accents to the big wine glasses and added some fun letters “Cheers”.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
9066-E Wine glass (big)
9067-B Wine glass (tiny)


Here’s another watercolor card I did. I was going for just a pop of art, keeping the card pretty minimal. I stamped Woogums and watercolored him in. The card was a little to plain so I decided to add a little shadow around the kitty. Then I thought hmmm…it just needs something so I got out my stencils and with my watercolor brush (and not a lot of water) I used the stencil as a template for the dots and the little lines. I actually really liked it and am certainly going to try it some more because goodness knows I have enough stencils! :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2046-G Woogums perspective
(the ummm…hello was stamped with an alphabet stamp set I had purchased quite awhile ago)

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)

Lynne Jardine - To the world

Lynne said, “I’ve always loved this sentiment, and simply adore the sweet little girl and dog.”

I really love what she did, not only with the wonderful sweet coloring but all the little details. She said that she colored it with her watercolor pencils and added a big of bling to the dog collar. She doodled a fun little border around the card (saying that she can’t draw a straight line so she usually breaks them up – what a grand idea). She used a little die cut heard border and added the little paw punch in the corner. Just soooooo sweet.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
8033-K To the World (scene)

Lynne Jardine lighthouse thinking of you

Here’s one of two cards that Lynne made using my lighthouse image. She said that she didn’t have any sympathy cards and thought this image might make a nice one. I think it does. Even though I think of lighthouses by themselves, standing tall, but a little lonely, this one doesn’t feel that way. I think because she used the yellow in the background it makes it more hopeful. As always she did an amazing job.

Lynne says:
I’ve coloured it with my watercolour pencils. I chalked my sky and waves in the background. Then I added clear gloss to the windows and some Wink of Stella to the little flag and to the waves round the rocks.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
6025-O Lighthouse

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

A fun little card from Alex just letting someone know that they are special. Here she took one stamp, Arthur bear and stamped him five times. She colored all of them the same except one. Isn’t that clever.

And below you can see that Alex just didn’t put the bears on a dark stripe, but says “I used gravel from the model railroad train from my father for the ground.”

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
4005-E Arthur Alooishus in his stripe shirt

Lynn Jardine - Kitties in the Window

For Lynne’s card she used “Kitties in the Window”. She said, “don’t you just love the expression on their wee faces!”

Here’s what Lynne did:
I’ve coloured my image with watercolour pencils, added gloss to the kittens’ noses and glitter to their collars, and then popped up on dimensionals.  I also added in a bit of doodling round my card edge … I’m useless at drawing a straight line, but if you add in a little dot, it helps to break the line up and it doesn’t look so wonky!

I just think this card is adorable, so sweet and simple.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2048-L Kitties in the window (GF)

donna west - missing you

Here’s the first incredible card by Donna. She’s sent three more which I’ll be posting over the next week. Could this card be any cuter!

I love her use of the embossed background and die cut shapes. I have so many of these myself but I’m sometimes at a loss of what to create. Well good grief, now I need this brick background embossing folder too! The window with the little kitties is a perfect pairing. I love the yellow she chose and the fact that she added just a wee bit of darker yellow shading. The little white picket fence, the grassy hill, the scallop rooftop and the addition of flowers are so perfect.

And if any of you live in or around Glendale, Arizona, Donna will be teaching classes at The Occassional Artist using this card as well as the next three.

Stay tuned, on Monday you’ll see her “Hello” card!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2048-L Kitties in the window (GF)

monica-mr whoMonica’s been making the cutest little thank you and just for you notes. She used Mr. Who and sat him on the little word strips. Sweet little scallops for the edges, a couple of pearls and her signature heart. Wouldn’t you just love to get a wee note in your mailbox.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5067-D Mr. Who (owl)

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