Tuesday 25 July 2023

Pirates on the High Seas

 Good morning and welcome to a post to announce the start of a new challenge at Cardz4Guyz. Our theme this time is:-


I racked my brains for a stamp that I could use for this challenge and finally went with the BB set from MFT Party like a pirate. The sketch from The Paper Players and the theme at Seize the Birthday were the final links and this is what I came up with.

Using the sketch as my starting off point, I cut a circle of white card then using a cloud stencil, inked in the background, followed by the rest just inked with a light covering of Salty Ocean DI. The water was added by cutting some vellum strips to look like waves and layering them up, slipping the fussy cut Copic coloured vessel between. A little bit of sandy coloured card was added to the bottom of the circle, the sentiment banner attached and finally the pirate, coloured and fussy cut, added. 
Once this circle panel was complete, I cut a panel of dotty DP and glued it to an A6 white base card. The middle layer made by stamping the skull with Versamark on to black card and embossing with white EP was added as per the sketch. Finally the circle panel was adhered to complete.

For more ideas on the theme, check out the rest of the team here.

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  1. If I could only color so well! This is adorable, Julie! Love the images and then the papers could not be any more perfect for you layout. The ship looks as wonderful as the pirate himself. I peg this as a winner somewhere or multiple places. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday and incorporating the Topping. Happy Birthday too!

  2. Adorable card. Love that little pirate. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  3. I love, love, love the designer papers you added here. Your coloring is fab and the design is wonderful. I have this stamp set and it hasn't seen much use. Now I have some new inspiration. Thanks for playing with Seize the Birthday Julie!

  4. Julie your jolly pirate is just adorable - and fabulously coloured too! Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  5. Julie, this little pirate makes me smile! Such a fun card! The DSP is perfect! Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week!

  6. Shiver me timbers, he is adorable!! A fabulous card Julie. Belated Birthday Wishes, hope you had a lovely day xx


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