Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Creating in the Haven

I think that I will try to post a card each day for a few days. I don't make a lot of cards at one time - as you've probably figured out, and I've made 5 in the last 2 days. I'd like to share them all, but thought that it might be nice to spread the love over a few days. :)

Today's card was made for a 7 year old boy's birthday. He had a fire station party, but I didn't have a fire truck stamp (what's up with that?!). I know of no little boys that don't like pirates, so that's what I went with. I love this set from SU. It's just too stinkin' cute. The images were stamped with Autumn Leaves' Stampology stamp pad in black. This pad is really made for clear stamps, but I've found that it works well with my Copics (until my Memento or Nick Bantock pads can get here ....). The lowest layer is Basic Gray (all paper is SU except for the white) and is stamped in white craft ink (SU) with the map image from the set. I distressed the edges of the gray, as well as the sentiment layers. The colored brads are also SU. I lightly stamped the map image over the Ahoy, Matey sentiment just to look like that was stamped on an old piece of map paper. All images were colored in with Copic markers. The green layer on this card was something a little different with the colors that I had already used, but I really liked how it turned out.

This shows the sentiment up close. I crinkled it up, distressed the edges, and put ink around the edges to make it look worn. It is layered on a Real Red square to go with the pirate boy's hat.

As always, I can't wait to hear what you think!!!

Have a great night and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow.



  1. Too cute! Hey Shell, if you ever need a fire truck image let me know. I have one from SU & will be glad to send you a stamped image. Of course I would being DH is a firefighter!

  2. Very cute card Shell! I like this set a lot for kids although I don't have this set.

  3. hart2heart9:54 AM

    Your card looks great Shell! Perfect for a 7 yr old boy. I love this set too.


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