Sunday, August 2, 2009

Arrrrrrrr - Beware!

Today we were celebrating my little pirate's birthday ... ok, so 25 years old and 6' 3" really isn't little, but all of you with children know they will forever be little in your mind. Anyway, once again my stampers block coupled with one heck of a week left me running way behind. I MUST have a card for my baby and it MUST be handmade!

The pirate thing seems to be a running joke among my kids (ie: where do pirates eat? .... ARRRRRRbys) so I thought it fitting to use my new "Beware Pirates" set. The red bandana is from the "Pirate Time" set, was a tad too small for the skull so I trimmed the skull to fit. I embossed the ship, sponged and distressed the layers; stamped the skulls, sponged, distressed, etc. then felt they really needed to be matted on "something" - but nothing looked right to me. I grabbed those wonderful new wood sheets from SU and cut a rectangle, sponged the edges, mounted with antique brass brads and loved the end result. I topped the card off with the ARRRRRR stamped on another piece of the wood sheeting and punched with the wide oval punch (super easy!!!), gave it a tad more sponging then tied a piece of the retired SU rope on top and frayed the edges. DONE, just in the nick of time. Baby boy loved his original card ... of course I told him he had to cherish it forever and ever.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Beware Pirates, Pirate Time, Texture Wheel

Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Chocolate Chip craft

Paper: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Wood Sheets, brads, clear embossing powder, distressing tool, wide oval punch, sponges, dimensionals, rope (retired)


Anonymous said...

This is so cute! I love it for a boy's bday!

Michelle said...

Love this card! The embossing is perfect! and the skulls on the side look awesome!

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