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!