Sunday, 1 September 2019

…only to vulgarize it…

Sharing a CAS birthday card featuring the goat from the Hipster set by Tim Holtz.

The layout of my card comes from the sketch at Retro Rubber.  I just flipped the placement of the small element in the corner of the large square to fit my sentiment.  My image stamp and the sentiment both come off rubber sets that are more than 12 months old, the Hipster set is from 2017, the Crazy Talk set earlier I think, so I’ve got the retro rubber requirement too.

I went with the funky striped designer paper so I could play along at Papercraft; I think it suits my hipster vibe perfectly too.  I’m also playing at Creative Friday using their bingo board, I’ve got the middle column covered with my text (sentiment), stamp (image and sentiment), and animal (goat).

This was one of a number of cards I gave out over the weekend, having finally caught up with the extended family and their birthdays.  The recipient thought it was pretty cool even if he was convinced the image was a kangaroo, even after his wife patiently pointed out all the ways in which it definitely didn’t look like a kangaroo!

Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Clear
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Antique Linen, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Faded Jeans, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone & Tattered Rose
Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink ~ Faded Jeans & Peeled Paint
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Maltball
Bellbird Paperarts Card ~ 210gsm Cotton Blend
Glitz Dapper Dan ~ Stripes
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS236 Crazy Talk & CMS288 Hipster

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great card, Emily! I like the funky paper and your hipster goat. Lovely colouring. Good ideas to switch the corner element. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  2. Beautiful fun card. Your colouring is just amazing. A great masculine birthday card. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Papercraft Challenges.

  3. Such a great masculine birthday card. Love your colourinmg. Well done. Many thanks for joing us at Creative Friday.

  4. WOW! Wonderful colouring!! I love this set of Tim Holtz stamps, I just bought the dies. Fantastic use of my sketch. Thanks for joining us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  5. What a really fun hipster goat with amazing coloring. Love the Legit sentiment! Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber with our sketch this week.

  6. Cute card! Love your coloring too. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

  7. I love this image combined with the geometric background stripe! It's perfect together! : )

  8. Gorgeous colouring! Thanks for joining us at Creative Friday

  9. Good work on another Birthday Card Created. A great talking point Kangaroo or not!


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