Yankee Doodle Hipster

Hello!  It’s the second Wednesday of the month and time for a new challenge at Words2Craftby!  This month’s quote:

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” ─ George Washington

I love playing with the Tim Holtz Hipster stamps, and this is what I came up with:

Yankee Doodle Hipster1

The oval background behind the old goat was made blending DOX Faded Jeans (plus a very small amount of Vintage Photo) onto white cardstock.  I have a Disney punch that has “stars” so I cut some out and spritzed them with water and placed on my (dry) DOX background.  There were also some little circles on the punch and I added a few here and then and spritzed my background.  I left them on the paper until the water was absorbed and they started lifting up on their own.  I like how this turned out.

Yankee Doodle Hipster2Yankee Doodle Hipster3

My old goat was colored in distress inks – Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone and Vintage Photo, and Fossilized Amber for the straw.  I believe I used Candied Apple for the tie and hat brim, and Chipped Sapphire for the hat.  The hat is from the Crazy Things set, but I extended the height.  I have an old stencil with stars and used Wendy Vecchi crackle embossing paste to add those.

Yankee Doodle Hipster5

My paper are all scraps and the clear star is from my stash.  I used TH jute for my bow, and the 4th of July sentiment is from the Crazy Talk set.  

I think that covers everything.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Yankee Doodle Hipster4

I’m playing along in these challenges:










10 thoughts on “Yankee Doodle Hipster

  1. MARTY!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh how cool is this! Those crackled stars oh that old goat’s hat, the fantastic resist with the punch and the spot on perfect layout! A new favorite indeed. Plus the fact that you said “old goat” has me rolling because that’s something my grandmother said and I loved to hear her say it. LOL! Truly delightful and perfect display for the quote. Love love! Hope you guys had a wonderful 4th. Big hugs, Autumn


  2. Marty, Autumn couldn’t have said it better… and must’ve been reading my mind. Oh my gosh is this special. I just love what you did here. It’s simply fabulous… and I’m so happy to call you a fellow W2CBer. 🙂


  3. Marty, I love, love, LOVE this 4th of July card! The 4th is one of my favorite holidays, although you would never know it this year–I worked! Sorry I missed this post–I was on vacation and have been busy before and after playing catch up! This is my favorite of the hipster cards! I love the way you made your starry background and extended the hat. Such a cool card, with amazing 4th of July papers, too! Sending hugs!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s