Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Flickr Challenge 10 - Birthday Goat

Challenge #10 over at the Simon Says Stamp Flickr group is Spots 'N Dots, and since polka-dots are one of my favorite things ever, I just had to create something. So, I whipped up a quick birthday card using Birthday Farm Animals and Friendship Messages - two Simon stamp sets I've really been meaning to get a lot more use out of.

I started by stamping the cupcake-carrying goat onto some cardstock with black ink. I then colored him in with my Prismacolor pencils. I really like the sketchy pencil look, so I do all of my blending with the pencils themselves. My process is very similar to the Copic-coloring. I start with the light color, fill in the whole area, then add the shadows with the dark color. Then I go back to the light color and blend it out if needed.

After the goat was colored in, I used a circle die to cut him out. While I had my Bigshot out, I also cut a slightly larger circle out of Sunshine cardstock. I layered the two circles together using foam squares and set them aside.

I created my card base out of Fog cardstock, making it a top-folding A2 base (4¼ by 5½").

I cut a piece of wide striped yellow paper and a piece of grey polkadot paper to measure 4 by 5¼". I used the A2 curved edge die on the polkadot paper to create a curved bottom, then layered the two pieces together. I added the goat to the middle of the polkadot panel and adhered them all to my card base.

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and cut it down to be the same width as the card base. I adhered it to the card with foam squares.

As a last touch, I scattered a few yellow and orange enamel dots to the bottom right side of the polkadot panel.

Simon Says Stamp - Birthday Farm Animals
Simon Says Stamp - Friendship Messages
Simon Says Stamp Heavyweight cardstock in Sunshine and Fog
Simon Says Stamp A2 Curved Edge die
My Favorite Things Circle STAX 1 and 2 dies
Studio Calico Essentials Yellows enamel dots
Prismacolor Pencils


  1. Ah he's a happy fellow! Love the look of the pencil colouring and the polka dots. The curve across the front of the card is great! Another gorgeous Elle card! :)

    1. Thank you, Kylie! I love creating happy stamps. It always puts me in a good mood. :D