lynne-jardine-count-bitesalot

Count Bitesalot has never looked so dashing. I love the deep dark purple of the background and the added touch of purple on the inside of his cape. Bwa-ha-haaa (that’s the best vampire impression I do in text). :) I always love Lynne’s attention to detail – the enamel dots, the little white stitches, even the swish of purple over the word “bite”.

Here’s how Lynne created her card:
I’ve coloured the Count with watercolour pencils and covered the purple in his cape with some clear sparkle. The bat is heat embossed on the background (which is the same purple as the cape but has photographed totally different). A doodled border and some black enamel dots to finish.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1175-J Count Bitesalot
5033-D Bert Batula
8181-D A little bite (text)

stamping: halloween
Sometimes when I get a little stamping time in, I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do but I’ll make a bunch of different backgrounds or I’ll stamp images on a piece of Bristol board (somewhat like a very smooth watercolor paper) to color in while sitting on the couch in the evening. That’s how this card came about.

For the background I used my craft sheet and stamped a couple of different Ranger Archival inks on it. Then, adding a little rubbing alcohol I put a piece of blank paper right in the ink and moved it around. I repeated this until I got something I liked.

I stamped the witch and rooftop, watercolored them in and cut them out. I stamped the stamps again on the background piece. I then placed the cut out images right on top of the images on the background. Doing it this way I can keep all the little details (the wand, the moon weathervane). Here’s a close up.
stamping: close up halloween

I cut out the bats – I believe they are a Memory Box die. I added the Boo! text and then mounted the whole thing on black and another piece of paper with big polka dots. I added a little bit of glossy accents to the witch’s eyes and shoes. I think I like stamping little scenes the best. It’s kind of like a snippet of a story.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1191-M A witch and a wand mishap
6042-O Rooftop
8060-B BOO! (text)

stamping: halloween
Here’s a somewhat simple card. I stamped Purskie on a piece of watercolor paper. I then stamped Happy Halloween below him. I drew a little line for him to stand on making a nice division for the bottom of the card. I then used a Molotow Grafx Art Masking Liquid Pen on the letters. This is a liquid masking fluid that allows what’s underneath to stay whatever color the paper is. I watercolor the bottom with orange and then rubbed off the masking fluid. I added a ribbon, some Glossy Accents on the letters and of course a few bats (a little die from Memory Box I believe). Oh, the little dots of orange are just small splatters of watercolor. I mounted the whole thing on black and white polka dot paper and the onto a white card base.

Here’s a close up.
stamping: halloween close up

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
2037-G Purskie kitty looks down
Alphabet by Purple Onion Designs (one of my all time favorites!)

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

lynne-jardine-dont-drink-and-fly
Here’s a totally fun Halloween card from Lynne. She’s used those fabulous clouds in the background again – I just love them. I also love all the little details – the faux stitching, the stars, enamel dots – these really bring the card to life. But I don’t think Witch Hazel is ever going to escape running into that darn tree.

Here’s what Lynne wrote:
I coloured my image with watercolour pencils, and covered the leaves and the broom with my clear glitter pen.  I added clear gloss to her eye and glasses, and to her shoes.  Clouds chalked in the background.  I used an old starry embossing folder for my backing – it looks blue here but it’s purple in real life.  I doodled my stitched edge and added green enamel dots and a few star dies to finish.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1076-S Don’t Drink and Fly Witch
8037-F Witch auditions sign (text)

October Calendar - Count Bitesalot
Here’s a wonderful calendar page from Lynne. I just love all the black, white and gray. And don’t you just know that a vampire’s cape would have a red lining! The little bits of green add just a sweet pop of another color.

Here’s what Lynne wrote:
Count Bitesalot is definitely not a scary vampire, and even his bats are cuties! I’ve coloured The Count with my watercolour pencils and added some clear gloss to his eyes and to the little bat. I masked him off, and then stamped the Skully Flowers several times. I hand wrote the calendar dates and stamped Bert Batula just above. Then I just chalked in a few clouds along the top edge, doodled a stitched border and added a few coloured enamel accents. I also covered the red part of his cape and all the little skull flowers with my clear glitter pen so it’s lovely and sparkly.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1175-J Count Bitesalot
5033-D Bert Batula
7077-E Skully Flowers

 

I know my blog is usually about stamp samples but I also have another side to my business and that’s quilts.

A little while back I came out with a pattern called Squirrel Nuttiness.

Cheryl Crandall sent me a photo of a simplified version she did. I just love seeing what quilters do with my patterns. She’s actually selling this little quilt.

Did you know that using my stamps and quilt patterns to make items to sell is ok by me. I just ask that (1) you don’t mass produce items, that you make each one by hand (or sewing machine) and (2) that you give Eat Cake Graphics credit either on the item itself or verbally if someone should ask. I know that it’s nice to make a little extra money and I’m perfectly ok with that. I just ask that you respect the effort it takes me to come up with these things and that I have to make a living too.

So I thought I’d share this. You can find Cheryl here. Why not stop by her Etsy shop and take a peek.

Toodles for now.
Holly

I think this card is so happy. Alex put fairy wings on Gertie! I love all the purple- frames and text. She even added little white highlights on the letters.

I think Gertie probably loves her sparkly fairy wings. I’m sure she can fly. :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1166-I Gertie (in her hat)
8051-L Wings (set of 2)

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

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)

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