Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin” Up! Independent Demonstrator.
This morning I’d like to share with you another card that I designed and created using the *NEW* Way To Goat Stamp Set. I just have to say that I absolutely LOVE the goats!! They’re so precious and from the moment I saw this one, I was flooded with ideas!! There’s no doubt that there will be many new projects using the goats this year!
There’s no doubt that some of us can get a little cranky around our birthdays, especially as we get older. I think it’s because as kids it’s fun and exciting and we’re all so full of life and then as we grow it just becomes another day as work and life catch up with us. Unfortunately, both me and my husband are both cranky “old” goats. He loves celebrating me and I love celebrating him but both of us would be happier to pull the covers back over our heads and just lounge in bed until the day is over. With that being said, even us “cranky old goats” would get a smile and a laugh at this card. And if we would love it, than surely it would make any cranky old goat’s day!
I started off with the “cranky goat” image from the Stamp set, Whisper White Cardstock and some Momento Black Ink. I die cut the image with the Layering Circles Dies. I die cut the scalloped circle in Smoky Slate Cardstock. I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Basic Gray and Smoky Slate and Blender Pens to color and highlight him.
The Cardbase is our standard A2 sized in Smoky Slate Cardstock. The matte layer is Whisper White Cardstock measuring 4″×5 1/4″ and is stamped with multiple images from the Way To Goat Stamp Set in Basic Gray, Gray Granite and Smoky Slate Inks. I kind of wanted to leave the impression that the goat absolutely had a reason to be cranky. I mean birthday lovers would be cranky if someone ate all their cake too right?
The most hilarious part of this card is the inside Cardbase that’s simply stamped with the “happy birthday you old goat” sentiment.
To finish this project, I simply tied a bow using the Gray Granite 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon.
Thank you so much for joining me and reading along today. I hope you’ll join me again soon. Until then, Happy Stampin’ Everyone!!