Sunday, August 6, 2017

Art Impressions: Old Goat Birthday Card

 Art Impressions Old Goat Birthday Card by Maria Byrd |

When I saw Art Impressions' Old Goat stamp online a few days ago... I thought it would make a perfect for someone with a good sense of humor.  Coloring the goats was tiny bit of a challenge at first.  My first try looked like a four-headed goat when I tried to use the same colors for all the goats.  The second try was much better after I varied the colors.

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.

Detail of Art Impressions Old Goat Birthday Card by Maria Byrd -

"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.


  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)