Thursday, March 23, 2023

Ahoy Matey! Pirate Ship Birthday Card

 Hello and Welcome! Today's card was inspired by Karen Burniston's card in our March Designer Challenge which was Vacation themed. She made a cruise ship that popped up using her Flip Frame Pop-Up and some of her shape dies to create the cruise ship. To see her assembly video click here to view it. For my card, I wanted to make a pirate ship! I have this super cute stamp set from My Favorite Things called "Party Like a Pirate" and wanted to make a pop-up card using that stamp set to go along with it. 

For this card, I started with an A2 top fold card using a heavy weight smooth black cardstock. I used a piece of 65lb smooth white cardstock to create the inner panel and folded it in half. 

I used a removable tape to tape off the top panel to create the clouds in the sky background. I used Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers and MFT's Mini Cloud Edges Stencil to create the sky. Then I die cut clouds from Karen Burniston's Outdoor Scene and added them as well. I stamped the birds that were part of the pirates stamp set. 

Then I taped off the sky from the bottom panel and created the ocean and sand on the bottom panel, using various colors of Distress Ink and Distress Oxide ink. 

Once I finished the background, I die cut the pop-up mechanism using the pop-up die from Karen Burniston's Tree Pop-Up. I cut the mechanism twice so it fit on both sides of the ship. 

To create the pirate ship, I followed Karen's instructions on her video, only instead of creating the cruise ship top, I made the sails like a pirate ship. To make these, I used a smaller hexagon die from her Hexagons - Crosshatch die set and trimmed the bottom off. Then I bent it slightly to give it the look of a sail. I stamped the skull and crossbones using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. I die cut the little flag from Karen Burniston's Little Twist Panel Pop-Up from black cardstock. 

Once I cut the base of the boat from a kraft cardstock, I used my E35 Chamois Copic marker to create wood texture. Then I went over it with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I used a circle punch and create the port holes then added glossy accents to them. 

I then cut the waves using Karen Burniston's Tropical Scene wave die and added the same colored Distress Oxide Ink. Then I glued them to the front of the ship and to the background. 

I die cut the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from Karen Burniston's Word Set 2: Birthday Die set twice, once from red cardstock and once from black and layered them together. Then I die cut a place to sign the card using Karen Burniston's Rectangles and Labels - Crosshatch and smooth white cardstock. 

For the front of the card, I die cut a rectangle panel from Neenah Class Crest Smooth white cardstock using Karen Burniston's Rectangles - Crosshatch in the largest die. 

I used masking paper along with my stamp set to create the pirate scene. Once I had all the masking paper on, I created the background scene. I did the same technique as in the inside of the card. 

Once I had the background the way I wanted it, I removed the masking paper and colored the images in using Copic markers. 

I added some shine lines using a white size 10 Gelly Pen. 

I absolutely love love love how this card turned out. Those pirates are adorable and that pirate ship came out fantastic! Thank you so so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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