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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Party Like a PIRATE

Hi, everyone! Yes.... Back with my second post! Will wonders never cease?

Turns out the last Windows update didn't update quite right. So, this laptop had to go in for a tune-up. It's working great... but between the update and the fix, I lost a lot of my freebie programs.... like my photo editor and watermark programs... which means I'm working with new programs.... and some uploads are working better than others.

Okay, now that that's that. Here's the card I've popped in to share. This vignette featuring a partying pirate and his parrot mate was inspired by the current MFT Sketch Challenge.

MFT dp; Stampin' Up! cardstock; Distress Ink core paper
MFT Party Like a Pirate images and sentiment, in MFT black licorice
party hat: SU Party Pandas; beach dune: Lawn Fawn Life Is Good; balloon Face: Lawn Fawn Plane and Simple
all images colored with Prismacolor pencils
waves: Paper Smooches die; SU ribbon
tag colored in Distress Inks
A few thoughts:

  • I switched out the pirate's flag with a balloon... and added a little pirate face to the balloon for a bit of whimsy. Trust me, there was some pretty intense fussy cutting to get that eye patch. 
  • The party hat was snagged from another stamp set to dress up Polly.
  • Lastly, I originally planned to have some ocean waves passing over and behind the tag, running the full length of the card. However, I decided the horizontal strip needed to be a non-blue color. So, I ended up placing the strip behind the tag, using it as the sentiment strip. 

In addition to sharing this over at MFT, I'm also going to link it  up at:

Thanks for stoppin' and happy scrappin!


  1. This is so sweet and love your image and coloring!

  2. What a cute little pirate scene! It's perfect for our challenge at Cards in Envy. Thanks for playing along!

  3. Adorable image and a fun project! Love your paper and color choices. Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!

  4. What a fun pirate card! Great job on the coloring and masking! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  5. Sorry to hear you lost so much data on your computer girl. That happened to me a year ago. Love your adorable pirate card!!

  6. Super cute Sybrina! Love the stripe background with the pirate scene.Works great for this challenge at Cards in Envy! Thanks for sharing.

  7. What a super card, this is just adorable and I love the images you’ve used! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along wi5 usnover on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.. x

  8. arrrrrr. sweet card!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!!

  9. This is so cute! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.