I am actually a day late posting this card as it was due yesterday for Magical Mondays at There's Magic in The Air, however I already had done two posts, so a third would have been overkill. But its kind of fitting that I post it today as its - National Talk Like a Pirate Day and my card has a cute picture of a Pirate Owl!
The Paper Cupcakes DT all got to play with this adorable image called Ahoy Mate and this week our challenge was a recipe set by Kathy. She wants us to create a card using the following:-
- 1 Embossing Folder or dry embossing of some sort
- 1 or more die or punch
- 1 ribbon, twine, string or something of the like
- 1 button
- Use glitter or some sort of sparklies
It turned out that I forgot to add my button! But I am hoping it will pass as I have used the Robin's Nest Dew Drops which are like little gem buttons. There's lots of spots and dots on this card, behind the image I have used white ink and punchinella on the red cardstock. The black cardstock I embossed with my Swiss Dots embossing folder. The very background piece is a piece of paper I have had in my stash for sometime now which was created whilst at the Time To Create Studio on a Terrific Tuesday last year. It uses stamps cut out of fun foam. You can see strips that had holes punched into it in the black ink and the more textured look was strips that had been engraved into.
I do love creating my own backgrounds, however I don't always get the time to play and do so.
For the rest of the required recipe, the twine I incorporated by using it to keep the pirate's treasure map in tact. For further texture and to have the glitter part of covered I have used my Gold Viva Decor Glitter Liner and simply swirled it all over the card. I was trying to create the richness of the buried treasure this little pirate might find if the x on his map marks the correct spot!