Happy Birthday Old Fart

Hey everybody! Happy Sunday and Happy New Year! Can you believe 2023 is here already?! Our very first challenge is live this morning over at Birthstone Challenges and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for BSC #1 – Anything Goes with Garnet and Amethyst Colors! We’re so excited to bring this new challenge to blogland since so many others have closed, and we hope you’ll come over and play with us! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project using one (or both) of the featured birthstone colors predominantly in your project! I used the Whimsy Stamps Old Geezer stamp set that I’ve had in my stash for some time but haven’t used yet, so I thought it only fitting to break it out for the hubster’s birthday card! Bahahaha! He’ll love it!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from CutCardStock Basis 110# White cardstock along with a layering panel (wall) from a red striped patterned paper from Polly’s Paper Studio which I adhered to the card base. I created the floor with Eyelet Outlet wood washi tape and the base board with a scrap strip of CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Eris cardstock. The rug was die cut from CutCardStock Basis Dark Red cardstock using a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals die and cut in half. Using the Art Impressions Matchbook Wall Accessories stamps, I stamped the wall lights and clock on Basis White cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers, and cut them with the coordinating dies. Finally, I stamped the old geezer (LOL) on Basis White cardstock, colored him with alcohol markers and fussy cut him, then added him to the scene. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Solar White cardstock, trimmed it and added it to the scene (along with it’s companion sentiment) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, which completed the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of the striped pattern paper and Basis Dark Red cardstock used on the front. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Something to Say stamp set in black ink, trimmed it and embellished it with hand-cut flags.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202301 – January Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft: #1-2023 – Anything Goes
3. AAA Birthday: Game #45 – Anything Birthday Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: January 2023 #1 – Anything Goes
5. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #138 – Celebrations (birthday)
6. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #107 – January Anything Goes
7. If You Give A Crafter A Cookie: #176 – January Color Red
8. QKR Stampede: #458 – Anything Goes
9. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #12 – December Anything Goes

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis 110# White cardstock, Basis Dark Red cardstock and Stardream Metallic Eris cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio patterned paper
Stamps: Art Impressions Matchbook Wall Accessories stamp set, Whimsy Stamps Old Geezer stamp set, Stampin’ Up Something to Say stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Arteza alcohol markers- R20/56, NG04/08, Y39, BR28/84; Pentel Slicci gold pen
Dies/Punches: Art Impressions Matchbook Wall Accessories die set, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Small die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us in our first challenge! We can’t wait to see your project using one or both of the colors of the featured birthstones! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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