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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Pirate Skeleton Bday Card

Most of you know that I'm a big fan of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow; thus I like anything Pirate.

Used Cricut for the Pirate Skeleton Captain. Added cotton to background for an eerie look.

Stamped sentiments.

Used Cricut for the Rum bottle.  Added Glossy accents to look like spilled Rum.

Added some doodling of 'XX' with a black marker which I thought separated the sentiments wonderfully.

Supplies List 

adhesives: foam, red tape, Scotch ATG
Cricut cartridges: Buccaneer  3" Pirate Skeleton Captain   
   Pirates & Mermaids  1 1/2" Rum Bottle
Glossy accents: used spilling out of Rum bottle
inks: VersaFine Onyx Blackmachine: Cricut Explore Air
marker: black Sharpie
papers:  the Paper Studio Pirate Skulls scrapbook   
   cardstocks -  black ('XX' on Rum Bottle), brown (base of Rum Bottle), white
pen: Wink of Stella clear - on top of Rum Bottle, on Pirate Skeleton Captain
recycle: cotton ball 
stamp: K Andrew Designs Pirate Tales & Fish Scales - sentiments
Tim Holtz: paper - Kraft Glassine - outside of Rum bottle

Entering this into the following challenges:    

8/16 Craftin Desert Diva Craft it Up & Link It Up Linky Party Ch#61 "Keeping Cool" UE 8/3   Rum bottle
8/16 Die Cuttin Divas Ch228 Nautical  3E(#2) 8/11

8/16 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch:  Homegrown Summer   5E(#4)  8/10  homemade Rum

8/17 {PIN}spirational Ch#146   5E(#3) 8/4  thinking outside the box with Pirate theme

8/18 Simon Says Stamp Wed Ch: Food or Drink   5E(#3) 8/12  Rum bottle

8/20 Come & Get It Ch Round Things  3E(#1) 8/16  Round Things - Wheel
8/20 Sweet Stampin Ch Bottoms Up - Drinks   2E(#2) 8/15  Rum bottle

8/21 Allsorts Ch Wk 324 Share your fav color  3E(#2) 8/15 black white red
8/21 HIMCR#212c Happy Birthday    3E(#1) 8/15
8/21 Little Scrap Pieces Sat Linky Party 1E(#) 8/15

8/23 Stamped Blessings Amusing Ch -  Doodling   2E(#1) 8/16

8/26 DL.ART Thankful Thurs Ch#162 Birthday 3E(#2)  no stack  8/13

8/27 Dies R Us Ch31 The Great Outdoors  3E(#2) 8/15  Outdoors on a Pirate ship

8/31 Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Aug 2015 Ch UE 8/1
8/31 DL.ART Aug Linky Ch 1Eperday/no stack 8/1 

8/31 Paper Sweeties Ch#34 Happy Birthday  UE 8/1



  1. Clever idea! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘THE GREAT OUTDOORS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  2. Oh, my goodness, how fabulously creative! How fun to see this in our Dies R Us Great Outdoors challenge!

  3. A fabulous fun card Melissa, a super design and fantastic papers..........your gorgeous image is so creative and perfect sentiment and details!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

  4. Lovely card and perfect for this weeks Challenge over at Sweet Stampin'. Debbie X

  5. Pretty Funny, Melissa what a great card for a nautical party I love it.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #162 “BIRTHDAY” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  6. What a fabulous card!!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  7. Very nice creation Melissa. Thanks for playng along at CAGI this week for our "Round Things" Challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
    Lynn, CAGI DT

  8. LOVE your card. Big fan of Pirates of the Caribbean movies. So I am excited to see your card. Creative you! Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Food and/or Drink Challenge!

  9. Such a fun pirate card. Love the skeleton pirate captain. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  10. thanks for joining PINspirational challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again! :)

    Kasia, PINspirational DT

  11. This cracks me up! Party on the poop deck and bottoms up. I love the skeleton, too. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  12. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Great card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Favourite colour' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  14. The cotton is such a fun element. I love the pirate images you chose.

  15. Oh WOW -- what an interesting and creative birthday party card, Melissa! Thanks for sharing your work with us this month at Paper Sweeties :)

  16. HA! This is great! Perfect for the Pirates of the Caribbean fan! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  17. Wow! That is cool!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL. challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper