Monday, December 1, 2008

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?

My sister-in-law/best friend of 17 years has a birthday coming up and she loves pirates.
If I could wrap up Orlando and Johnny for her, I would.
Pirate Billy by Pink Cat Studio was the next best thing! Isn't he just the cutest?

(I get to share this card with you BEFORE I give it to her, because she doesn't have a computer and she's never seen my blog) For today's card, I used the MFT sketch challenge.
I had a 12 x 12 sheet of double-sided cardstock by S.E.I that I wanted to get rid of....ehem.....I mean use. It's an old pattern called "Grandpa's Attic" that has been retired and sitting in my paper holder for quite awhile. I was determined to use the ENTIRE sheet for this card.
I decided to make the card a 6 x 6 square, which was a first for me.
I stamped out the image on Very Vanilla, colored it in with Copics and then mounted it on a piece of Bravo Burgundy. To add a little extra interest, I took brown thread and my paper piercer and hand stitched the border.
I stamped some of the other images from the set directly onto my SU twill ribbon.

Here's what the inside of the card looks like...
For the "treasure map", I took a 5 x 5 piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and sponged the edges with Creamy Caramel. Then I went down to the kitchen turned on my propane stove and lit that sucker on fire! I did small sections so I could kind of "shape" my treasure map.

The red "x" brad is actually a medical + sign that I turned on it's side. I picked up a bag of them at a scrapbook expo last year to make some get well cards and never got around to using them.

I've had this card planned out in my head for a few days and I just love how it came out.
Hope you liked it too.
Thanks for stopping by!


Emily said...

sooo cute don't we all want a mini-Johnny!!! :)

Alicia said...

Love this son loves pirates too. This set is adorable. I have a bunch of the Billy stamps and I love all of them. Great card....she'll love it!

Melissa said...

I love your card MacKenzie! The hand stitching looks awesome, great job!!

Anonymous said...

Great card! My son has requested a pirate birthday party for his bday in January, so this has given me some great ideas for the invites. Thanks for sharing!

StampOwl said...

0h I love pirate cards and I love this one!!!!! thanks for playing my challenge

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Great card! Love your inside with the X on the map!

Tiffany Bauer said...

I love,love,love this card!!! That stitching is awesome too!!! TFS!

Alyssa said...

I love this card! Love the map, love your coloring...all of it! Love that little Captain Sparrow too - I stole it off of my son's birthday cake! :o) lyss