Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pirate Party

We know a very special little boy who is turning 5, and he is having a pirate party.  I got this really cute invite in the mail, who would of known that you can mail this?!  So immediately I started thinking about the card I was going to make.  I had ideas of incorporating the pirate ring into the card, but it broke when we were trying to take off the ring part.

So here is the card that I came up with, I love the whole Pirates of the Caribbean theme, so I went online and found some great art to use as my background.  My husband Chris told me about this new item on Windows 7, which is called a "snipping tool", which actually lets you copy the screen and will save the picture where you want, it was very cool!


So after I printed it out, (we were out of black ink, we replaced the black and then our color ink went out) on More Mustard in black ink, I decided that I can color the image using my blender pens and ink pads.  I loved the artwork so much, I just used that and layered a 5 on the front.



I heavily distressed it, curled the edges and made an easel card out of it, click here for a tutorial on Splitcoast.  I separated the layer of Cajun Craze and used the second layer for the inside, stamped his initials and the word play stamp "you mean the world to me".


I used the Four Frames, and and an old retired Happy Birthday stamp, and punched it out with the decorative label punch.  This is where I was going to put the skull from the ring, but will have to figure something else out.


I was kicking myself for not ordering the new "Open Sea" set (page 9 of the summer mini), but I am happy how this turned out.  I have to say though after seeing many samples, it will be on my next order.  I just love the possibilities of this new stamp set, they are endless.  Remember, you can shop with me 24/7 by clicking on my "shop with me" button at the top of the screen, Enjoy!


1 comment:

Linda Fisher said...

WOW!!! I am not a a pirate fan, but this card sure can make me one! Really nice. Don't have Windows 7.....but I'm thinking about it now.

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