Friday, July 17, 2020

It's Yarrr Birthday, Matey!

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne on the blog today with a birthday card for all those pirate lovers in your life!  It uses the Ahoy Matey die from the new Pirates and Sea Creatures release.  I adore this release because I have several Jimmy Buffett fans in my life who love pirates, parrots and the ocean!
I first cut all the pieces from various colors of cardstock.  I ended up with extra parrot pieces which I saved.
Parrots come in such a wide variety of colors I know I will be assembling more using these extra pieces in the future.  In addition to the Buffett fans, I have a few friends who own parrots and this little one looks adorable as a non-pirate parrot without his hat!
Next I used a pirate embossing folder to emboss a black panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.
Using the largest of the Stitched Circle dies, I cut a circle from white cardstock.  I cut a panel 2 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches from red and a panel 2 x 5 1/2 inches from a red stripe paper. I fishtailed the bottom of the two narrow strips creating banners.
I stamped my sentiment to the upper left of the circle and lightly sponged a soft blue background in the center.
I added the fishtailed banners and the circle to my panel angling sentiment on the circle.
I used foam dots to pop up the parrot.  I felt the card still needed a little something and decided that most pirates have a stash of treasure, so what about some gold?  I used the coins from the St. Patrick's Day Cupcake die and a few gold sequins.  The yellow "Ahoy" looked a bit washed out so I cut another one from the same blue green that is in the bird and glued it on top.  Now my sentiment stands out and has a nice yellow shadow underneath!

I hope you enjoyed my card today!


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

Really cute birthday card - love your layout and design

Sukie said...

Adorable card! This makes for such a sweet birthday card!

Pam MacKay said...

Love your background embossing! Very cute card fun bright colors!

Andre M. said...

Delightful, love the colours you've used on this scene.