Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pirates and Treasure card

So, today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  Seriously.  Who knew?  Well, the girls over at Mountain Plains Crafters knew.  We all made a project that you can check out here AND..... there's some blog candy a.k.a. buried treasure to be found too, but first, I thought I'd give you a little info on my pirate card and talk about one particular pirate fan in my household.

When my son was but a wee babe, I actually dressed him as a Pirate and decorated his stroller for a parade we were participating in.  You could say we had a Pirate in the making.  As my guy grew, he became a big fan of all things Pirate.  One year we took him to a Live Dora the Explorer show which was, of couse, thematically a Pirate show. 


Around that same age of 5 or 6, we had birthday invitations made with my son posing with his best scowl.  Later on, Pirates of the Caribbean became all the rage and my son was a wannabe pirate, replete with a McDonald's happy meal skull cap and braids.
To make this card, I rummaged around my 12 year old son's room until I found what I was looking for.  One of the few things that never got tossed was this Disney Pirates of the Caribbean map.  I salvaged the part that DIDN'T have scribble all over it  No, I didn't feel bad chopping up a piece of my son's past.  It was a mess anyway, plus, now I have a fabulous new card that I can do something wonderful with.

To get the burned look, I tore the edges and inked it with distress ink.  The sentiment was stamped on watercolor paper, inked in distress ink and waterered with a paintbrush, also torn and edged with more distress ink and splattered red misting paint.  I used a white gel pen to draw lines to the treasure, stamping a white star marking the spot.  The pirate skull was fussy cut from the same map and the ship and coins are from a pirate button kit.   Love how it turned out!

Now for the blog candy.......I have a crafty goody grab bag I'll be giving away valued at $10.00.  Scroll to the bottom of the post to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.  Winner will be announced Monday, Sept. 22nd.  Good Luck!

 *I'm also entering this into the Unity Stamps Friends with Flair challenge.  Check it out here and enter a project of your own!*



**Unity Stamps and Tombow are proud sponsors of Mountain Plains Crafters - if you would like to sponsor MPC, please contact Terri at mountainplainscrafters at gmail dot com


Supplies: Unity Stamp Co Halloween Chatter kit, Unity Stamp Co Splatters & Stars set, Dress it Up Pirate buttons, Tombow Xtreme adhesive runner, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy, October Afternoon Sprinklers Red Wagon, Gelly Roll white pen, Recollections white ink, craft twine, Stamper's Secret Weapon by Sizzix and Stephanie Barnard, Ranger mini blending tool, foam dots, Re-purposed Disney Pirates of the Caribbean map


a Rafflecopter giveaway

13 comments:

  1. I am sososo in love with this card, the map background is awesome, Terri! Arrgh! ;)

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  2. Wow Terri, I just stopped by to see your card from the Unity blog and I love it even more than I did before!! It's SO delightful and fun!! Superb job and I'm excited about your giveaway too--happy to be a new follower and blogging friend! thanks for the great inspiration! Hugs :)

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  3. Wow, the burnt edge is amazing!

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  4. Amazing project. The card is awesome.

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  5. I love how you used this Halloween type sentiment for the pirate theme. Way to think outside the box! (I also have this sentiment and NEVER would have thought to use it that way!)

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  6. Oh how fun this is. Super project & theme.

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  7. What an awesome and fun card! :)

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  8. My son is 14 now but the year he turned 10 he wanted a pirate party so we made invites out of a treasure map (a March birthday in Pennsylvania doesn't make for a good treasure hunt!) and I made his cake, a pirate of course!

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  9. Very cool pirate card and I enjoyed reading about your pirate in the making.

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  10. I love your card with your faux burned edges. I have burned paper in the past to get the same look. I never can get the tearing to look random enough, so I just let the fire do its work. You don't seem to have that problem. Yours looks awesome. I love the gold doubloons you found to put on your card.

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  11. I just love all the pirate themed goodies this week. They are Arrrrr-ight in my book! Gorgeous!

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