Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ahoy, Matey!

I thought and thought about this Father's Day card. It's no secret to anyone who reads this blog that masculine cards are not my forte, but I had to come up with something. Then, the other day I was given a challenge by my friend Lorie. The challenge was to come up with a card using the "Torn Apart" sketch in this month's Sheetload of Cards publication. Put two + two together, and voila! You have a Father's day card!

I used Stampin' Up!'s Ahoy Matey set, and some of the "sheetload" of Basic Grey DP my friend Karen gifted to me recently (How sweet is that?!). The sketch called for a small embellishment on the far left side of the torn DP, and I used two staples. I'm not sure if you can see it in the pic, so I wanted to point it out for you! There is a third staple in the top right corner of the pirate image. I made the "Ahoy, Matey" sentiment round and pierced the edges of the background piece for it to look like a porthole.


Cute, right? But then the dilemma became an issue of what to stamp inside. The only other sentiment with the set is "You Arrrr Invited" - that wouldn't do. So I turned to my good friend Noelle - a pirate wench lass at heart - to come up with a saying or two for me. She didn't let me down! I took her sentiment and printed it on Very Vanilla cardstock, prettied the edges up a bit and here's the end result...





By then I was just a land lubbin' fool, so I figured I might as well keep going. Looky what I did with the envelope!



Details:
Stamps: Ahoy Matey
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Basic Grey DP, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Other: Copics, Staples, 1" and 1.25" Circle Punch, Paper Piercing kit, Copic Markers, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen (accents on sword blade)





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14 comments:

Valorie said...

How cool is that? You are very creative, Sarah!

Lorraine said...

love how you carried the theme through to the envelope. THe card is adorable. Love the torn paper and the colors you used. great job!

Kelly said...

Super cute! I love that set! I may just have to dust it off soon and use it again!

Lori Barnett said...

That is totally cute!! love that stamp set :) I purchased a stamp specifically to make Father's Day cards this year...and it will work for lots of other guy stuff too!

Pirate wench said...

Arrr, yeh've done a lass proud!

Veronica said...

Oh my goodness this card and envelope are SO very cute! I love the pirate theme and all the "extras" on the card. Great work!

Riley said...

this is adorable!!

Jess said...

How fun! Love the pirate set, and how cool to use it for Father's Day!

Helen said...

The card is gorgeous! And I LOVE what you did with the envelope!

SeaStar Creations said...

that is such a cute idea for a father's day card. i love the saying inside and the envelope too! i am sure he loved it :)

stampin abi said...

I love the ahoy matey set, your creations are great!

Lynn said...

Super cute! Bet your Dad loved it!

Lorie said...

Wow! That is great! I love your colors and everything!

Michele Zwart said...

This whole thing is amazing! I *always* stamp on my envelopes and people love that!

 
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