Monday, January 17, 2011

More Cake!

Because the only thing better than cake is, of course, more cake.

Eat Cake Graphics's Fargo Fradey can hear a crumb drop from a mile away, and that certainly gets him up and running!  I hope you can tell in the picture, but this is a REALLY 3-D card-Fargo is attached to a wire spring:

I mean, 3-D running dog, my favorite paper pack of all time (SU's Washington Apple), and someone talking about cake?  Until they develop edible cake paper, what more could you want in a card?

Fargo was stamped three times onto PTI's Harvest Gold.  I added some shading with Copic Y21, and used prismacolor pencils on his eyes, nose, and tongue.  Then I cut him out in layers (his back legs and tail; his body and front legs; and his head) and attached using foam tape.  I got the idea for the spring from my Scrapbook Embellishment Handbook.  I wrapped a piece of wire around a pencil about eight times, then used 3-D glue dots to embed each end of the wire and attach to the card and to Fargo:


Now, I'm not really sure what happens when you go to mail this--would the glue dots just stick to each other or would the spring be wide enough to keep them apart--so maybe it's an in-person type of card.  Although right now it's a keep-on-my-desk-there-is-no-one-worthy-of-this-card type of card.

Anyway, to finish it up, I added a row of the square paper to the bottom and added the Eat Cake Graphics sentiment, stamped in SU Bashful Blue.

And to finish my "Someone Say Cake" series, a quick fun CAS card:

Feathers MacGee wants to get in on some cake action, too!  For this card, I used PTI's Sunshine Impression plate on Harvest Gold cardstock (although this plate always makes my card wonky--does anyone know any tricks to help it stay flat?).  Then I cut out another piece of Harvest Gold using Nestabilities Labels 4 and stamped Mr MacGee onto it, and did some quick Copic coloring.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento Danube Blue.  I added a Labels 4 frame from some old SU patterned paper, popped up on pop-dots.

Hope everyone is having a great Monday, and maybe even enjoying some cake!

10 comments:

Angela said...

What a super-cool, super-springy card!
And based on all three, I can conclude that ECG specializes in crazed-looking creatures...but in a good way, of course!

Crafty Creations said...

WOW!!! I absolutely LOVE that first card!!! What a great idea! A 3d card!!! He's got such a great expression on his face too! My dogs get that look when I say "Cookie?"

I haven't seen the PTI impression plate you used on the 2nd card. I really like it! I can't give you any tips on the paper though. Maybe on their forum?

Have a great week!
Maria

Amanda R said...

These are great! I love Eat Cake Graphics and got a bunch of their stamps for xmas but haven't gotten a chance to use them yet. But this makes me wanna get busy!

Karen H. said...

Oh my goodness - I love that dog! Your layering is awesome and then putting him on a spring - too fun!

Lindsey said...

These are works of crazy genius! LOVE. THEM.

Pam said...

HAHAHAHA...I'm bustin' up here! I'm seeing these a getting just a little excited for what's ahead ;)

Emily Leiphart said...

Meg, I love the way you think! That triple-popped dog is hilarious and crazy-cute! You really do wonders with that SU Washinton Apple paper. The CAS chicken is super silly and I find that the Sunshine ip wonks average cardstock but not super thick cardstock. Hmm...

Emily Keaton said...

Meg, you have outdone yourself with this 3D Fargo!! I can see why this is a keep-for-yourself card. Great work on both of these. What a fun, fun sentiment you've been working with!

~amy~ said...

LOVE them...you're thee best:)

Linda McClain said...

Ooooo, lovin' the 3d Fargo!!! Okay, now I gotta have that stamp and, yes, you will be copied. We have a Fargo in our house - this is perfect.