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Friday, October 11, 2013

Arrrrrrgh...Happy Birthday, Matey!

Our grandson is turning 9 years old tomorrow--Happy Birthday, Sebastian!--and he no longer wants a "cutesy" card, so I decided to try my hand at pirate card. I saw this idea on the Stampin' Pretty blog, and while I didn't have the exact same tools used on that blog, I figured I could still pull it off.

I used a Spellbinders Label 8 die to make the shaped card base and a circle die to round off the scarf on the pirate's head. More circle dies helped make the eye and eye patch, mouth and gold earring.

The nose--believe it or not--is the major portion of a smaller label die (by Lifestyle Crafts, I think). I inked the edges and the bottom of the nose to give the illusion of nostrils.

The little bit of hair that is peeking out from under the scarf was made with a grass border die!

The scarf tails and the eyebrow were hand cut.

Here's a look at the inside of the card front. I cut this black skull and crossbones with a cuttlebug die that I got at a super sale price of 29 cents. I figured that even if I NEVER used it, I should still buy it at that price. I always have trouble passing up a bargain like that.

The inside sentiment was printed with my computer. Notice that both inside liners were cut with a slightly smaller Spellbinders Label 8 day.

It's always fun to try to figure out how to put a card together when you don't have the tools that are called for. It makes me stop and consider what I DO have and how it can all be used in multiple ways.
I sure hope Sebastian likes his pirate card, but more than that, I hope he has a terrific birthday.

Thanks for stopping by today, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.

1 comment:

designbydonna said...

Cheryl, that is so clever. Good use of tools you already have. I know your grandson will love it and be impressed.