Thursday, June 14, 2012

High Hopes - Old Goat Birthday Card

Hello - went digging in my older stash of stamps. It is so fun to see all my earlier stamps... Sadly they haven't seen ink in so long, but now going through them all I have promised them that they some of them will see light and ink! This one.. just really caught my attention, and I knew I needed to use it right away.... goat on the brain lately - everything around here has been about the goats. LOL

Here is my card with High Hopes "Norman Goat" ... I have always called him old goat.

I laughed the entire time I was making this card! He just cracks me up. I colored with my Copics, then shaded with my pencils. For my papers I found my KaiserCraft Madame Boutique stack. Funny Madame Boutique.. and the papers look more manly to me than most of my other papers. I chose 5 patterns and cut them down inked the edges and then sewed everything. Went a big nuts for a minute with that one stitch... LOL Different - and I like the texture it added. I layered it on a cream card stock, then used kraft card stock for the base. Wasn't sure what embellishments to use... It is so hard to not reach for those flowers and bling. But I wanted to keep it for a guy... so I used a Memory Box die, love that iron fence die, it is really dainty and thin, but it adds so much. For old wooden buttons on one side and then instead of a stamped sentiment, I used a printed ribbon layered on a piece of seam binding.

Love how it all came out - he really does make me totally smile. And then I went and did the inside. Same papers inside, layered a little different. Then I did a computer generated inside... I have a really good idea of where this card is going......... and this sentiment is so perfect.  LOL

Now I did this one all for fun but why not surf and see what challenges it fits into right?

High Hopes Stamps Challenge - One for the Boys! (wow that worked out perfect!)
Sweet Stampin/ Challenge Blog - All Stitched Up (I know second entry in this challenge, but it fits :0) )
Tuesday Throwdown - Critters ( a goat is a critter right? Around this house they are!)
Delicious Doodles Challenge - For the Fellas

Found a couple of new ones there :0) ... and over an hour surfing around... LOL

Hope you enjoy my "Old Goat" card, see you Saturday for Animal Crackers!
HUGS and


Sheri said...

Oh how cute! Love the way you colored the old goat!

NanaBeth said...

I laughed the minute I saw it.This is fabulous!

Jenny said...

He made me laugh too. I love those 'high pants'. Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin.

sassy said...

this ireally made me smile what a fabulous card..that image is so brillaint perfect sassyx

Mickaela Sundkvist said...

What a super-fun card. You are right these stitches are really fun and give a really nice look.

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela

Carol Dee said...

Too funny, I jus used goats for my Father's Day cards! I will see you and all the critters tomorrow hugs...

Natali said...

Your second entry just brilliant. So funny image with sentiment. Lovely stitching and dies.
Thank you for joining us again at Sweet Stampin` “All Stitched Up” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

mixamatoasties said...

Oh that's made me laugh! Fabulous card.

So glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Helen said...

I am still laughing; this is really a great card and I love the sentiment inside. See you tomorrow. Hugs

Davi said...

Fabulous card with the lovely stitching and that very fun image. Makes me smile :) Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

Marilyn said...

What a fun card! Silly image and a great sentiment to go with it. Love the design of your card too.

Emily Lauritzen said...

Such a fabulous masculine card. I love that ribbon, and your image definitely makes me smile! Thank you for joining our "Critter" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.
<3 Emily

Lacey Stephens said...

This is such a fabulous card, hun!! I love it! Thanks for playing along with the High Hopes challenges.
High Hopes Lead Designer

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the whimsy goat card. Thanks for entering the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge "Animal Critter" theme.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Guest Designer Tuesday Throwdown