Sunday, November 6, 2016

PIRATE BIRTHDAY

Do you remember the long-ago Stampin' Up! set Ahoy Matey? Well, when that set first came out, my youngest daughter fell in love with it. She proclaimed that every single card I ever make for her for the rest of her life needed to be made with that set.

Sarah, now in her 30s, had a birthday this past week. So, of course, I made her a pirate card. 

To add to the festive look of the card, I embossed the rectangular piece of Whisper White with the Confetti Embossing Folder (page 195).



The little guy looked much too clean-cut for a pirate. You know what I mean? So, I added some whisker bristle and brought him up to date. 


I colored his sword blade and his hook in gray, but made them look a little more metallic -- and festive! -- by adding a bit of Wink of Stella. 

And, on the very tip is the cake from the Endless Birthday Wishes (page 22). What a meanie, stabbing a birthday cake with his sword??

His shirt is paper pieced and I drew some stitching and arm hole lines on with marker. His pants are also paper pieced. His bandanna is just colored in, but I added some black polka dots.

Around the perimeter of the white oval, I markered black dots. And on the gray oval behind it, I used marker to add a checkerboard look.


Happy Birthday, Sarah!

Arrgh
Smiles.

6 comments:

  1. Linda - I love this guy!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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  2. I love how you put all of these pieces together to make an adorable card, and that you still give your daughter Pirate birthday cards. THanks for partying with us on #FridayFrivolity

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  3. How cute! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It. Hope to see you back again this weekend :)

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  4. This is so cute!! I love his new pirate bristle too :) #FridayFrivolity

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  5. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. “Like" someone in person today!

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  6. This guy is just adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma's House we go link party, hope to see you when the new one starts tomorrow :)

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