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I wanted to create a soft winter scene, so I stamped the Winter trees in a light color and then used my watercolors to create the background. I stamped the penguins and Milo on a separate piece, watercolored them in and cut them out. I used a little foam tape to create some dimension. I then thought the little penguin should be holding a flag so I cut one out, wrote the words, glued it on a toothpick and then cut it to fit. The penguins arm fit around it just perfectly. Of course I had to use some glitter to finish things off.

Happy Christmas!
Holly

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1114-G Milo’s sled picking up speed
5077-D Right foot up penguin
5075-D Sliding Penguin
7073-N Winter trees

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Here’s another Christmas card from Lynne. I love the color combination!! Always fabulous Lynne!

She says:
Here’s a quickie using my favourite Eat Cake Graphics elf! My unusual colour theme was decided by this pretty DP – not colours I would traditionally put together for a Christmas card, but I like how it turned out! I coloured my elf with watercolour pencils and popped him up on dimensionals. There’s LOADS of sparkle on this … I covered his hat and gloves with my clear glitter pen; clear gloss and glitter to the ‘furry’ bits on his hat; and then more glitter dropped into my enamel dots. Corner die is an oldie from Memory Box and sentiment die from Simon Says.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1202-J Christmas is coming (elf with newspaper)

Lynne Jardine Penguin Fun

Here’s a sweet Christmas card from Lynne. She said she couldn’t decide which of the penguins she wanted to use, so she used them all! Adorable!!!

Here’s what else Lynne wrote:
The two in the corner look like they’ve got cold feet, the dude in the middle is having a blast sliding down the hill, and the guy to the right definitely looks like the Health and Safety Officer LOL
Coloured with watercolour pencils, and clear gloss added to their beaks and feet.  I finished my card with a Simon Says Stamp Christmas die, Paper Smooches snowflake die, a little silver star and some clear bling.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5077-D Right foot up penguin
5076-E Left foot up penguin
5075-D Sliding Penguin
5074-E Looking Up Penguin

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Here’s a wonderful Christmas card from Lynne. I just love the cheery colors and of course all of her shading. Thank you Lynne for choosing this as your family Christmas card!

Here’s what she wrote:
I loved these little carol singers so much I decided to use it as my card to my family and friends, so there’s been a bit of a production line on my table!  I’ve coloured my little family with watercolour pencils and added glitter to their baubles, trim of Dad’s Santa hat, and Mum’s ear muffs.  Clear gloss added to the lantern glass, and I covered the boy’s hat, Dad’s scarf and the little girl’s skirt in my clear sparkle pen.  I also added some Frosted Lace stickles to the ground for my fallen snow, so there’s LOTS of sparkle on this card!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
6041-I Lamp post
1203-O Family of Carolers

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Here’s a wintery card sent to me by Lori. It was actually something she made earlier, I just didn’t get a chance to post it. I’m loving the white embossed lines instead of the usual dark stamped lines – really adds a lovely wintery touch.

Lori said that she stamped and embossed on watercolor cardstock and colored with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. Just look at all that shimmer!!home-for-christmas-closeup-lori-barnettx

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
6038-D Little winter house
7078-I Row of pine trees
8230-F Home for holidays (text)

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A fabulous card from Lori I’m sure you’ll love as much as I do.

Here’s what Lori said:
Now that Fall is officially here, I’ve got the itch to do all things Halloween. I used some of my favorite spooky stamps to create this fun Happy Halloweenie card. Hazel the witch is getting her boogie on, but I wonder what she is out collecting in that pumpkin? Hopefully some yummy candy! LOL All the images are colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The grass is stamped by coloring Spectrum Aqua Watercolor markers colored directly on the stamp. Then I did a quick watercolor wash to blend it out. Hazels dress has tiny dots all over it, which I added with a black micron pen. To give her glasses some dimension, I colored over with a Versamark marker and heat embossed clear. I cut out a few of tombstones and popped up for a bit for dimension. Then I stamped the full Graveyard image a few times on the card base for a tone-on-tone look. The sentiment is heat embossed.hazel-witch-happy-halloweenie-closeup-lori-barnet-watermarked

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1077-M Hazel witch boogies
9058-L Graveyard
9059-B Pumpkin container
7020-D Row of grass
8062-C Happy Halloweenie! (text)

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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

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