Art Impressions: Old Goat Birthday Card

 Art Impressions Old Goat Birthday Card by Maria Byrd |

Who's an old goat?  Well, my hubby will be!  Ha!  Ha!  Ha!  No, it's not mean, just being sweet to him I suppose (since I'm older).  When I saw Art Impressions Old Goat stamp online a few days ago... I thought it would make a perfect humorous card for a cute smart a*s like him.  😏

It was funny trying to hide the card from him since my crafting table is in the living room.  So, he'd pass each time he went to the kitchen.  After a few close calls, I finally told him to announce whenever he was about to enter the area so I could hide the card.  Well, by that time, he'd already seen the goats.  Though, he only saw the first version - the one with odd yellow foreheads.  The second try was much better especially when I varied the colors so that it didn't look like a four-headed goat.

Detail of Art Impressions Old Goat Birthday Card by Maria Byrd -
~ FYI: Supply List at end of post! ~
I stamped the image on Canson Watercolor Paper with Versamark Ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush.  Then I nervously tried my first "splatter" technique.  I wasn't sure if I'd ruin the card or not, but somehow, it worked out!  I brushed a few strokes of Zig on Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet and then mixed it with a few drops of water using a clean paintbrush.  I lightly flicked the brush above the card.

"Welcome to the Old Goats Club" sentiment was heat embossed with Silver Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder.  When everything was dry, I sealed it with Distress Glaze by lightly rubbing the wax-like paste all over the card.  The outer frame was cut with Lawn Cuts Stitched Rectangle Stackables.  I then adhered the sheet to a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb Cardstock cut to an A2 (4.25 x 5.5 inches when folded) size.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
1.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Splatter It (due 8/9, entry #112)
2.  Addicted to CAS Challenge #117:  One Layer Card (due 8/18, entry #6) 
3.  Craft Stamper August Take It, Make It challenge:  Anything Goes (due 8/23, entry #21)
4.  Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday, July:  Bling (due 8/23, entry #132) - Silver Sentiment

Thank you for visiting and come back soon!

Maria B.

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  1. Oh my gosh, what a fabulous one layer card, Maria! I love how the goats are lined up and your sentiment is perfect! Great job on all those splatters, too!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  2. Ha ha ha...such a fun card! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

  3. What a fun and fabulous card, love those old goats.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. This really made me smile .... love it!! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  5. Nicely done! I happened upon your site because I'm trying to color this image and I love how nicely yours turned out!

    1. Thank you Mary and I'm glad to be of help somehow (smile)