Blimey!

Monday, September 9, 2013

In preparation for Talk Like a Pirate Day I couldn't resist making a card to celebrate the day.  (Incidentally, while I'm typing this I'm watching Pirates of the Caribbean so what better inspiration is there)?  I inked up my favorite pirate from Land Ho and positioned him in front of an honest-to-goodness pirate map from Treasure Island.  


I tried to make the map look like it was old-fashioned so after I stamped it I crinkled up the card stock, smoothed it out, gave it a few spritzes of Log Cabin Smooch Spritz then lightly sponged it with some Walnut Distress ink. I wanted it to look like old, crinkly vellum and I think I did a pretty good job.  

The layout for my card comes from Sketch Saturday.


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5 Responses to “Blimey!”

Tracey McNeely said...

How completely cute Jen! Love your design.

Lisa said...

This is adoaarable, wait,can pirates be adorabel!?! Why YES they can....Johnny Depp!!!

Debra Miller said...

Amazing card Jen, loving everything about it! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday! ~Deb

Aileen said...

Just brill. Your treatment of the map has worked brilliantly. x

Kim S said...

It's wonderful. That old, crumpled map is perfect behind that colorful pirate!