So it's about a month till Valentines day and we normally love to use the traditional pink, red and white; some ribbon, glitter and some other cutesy things for the ones we love...something we ourselves would love to receive. Although they appreciate the gesture, it's not really manly is it? Something that might be put in a drawer to look at from time to time, somewhere his mates won't see it.
So with that in mind this is what I came up with. The card base is Sahara Sand which has been stamped with SU "A Happy Heart" in Bravo Burgundy and then sponged with Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa along the sides and Chocolate Chip on the corners and edge.
"Matey's Map" was rolled on Chocolate Chip on Whisper White cardstock, coloured with markers and a white pencil for cliff tops, and sponged in Creamy Caramel and Close To Cocoa. The edges of the map were sponged with black chalk ink.
Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig I stamped the chest and pirate from SU "Ahoy Matey" on the map in Chocolate Chip first for placement and for the finer details-legs and arms. Stamped again on Sahara Sand, coloured with markers, cut out the solid pieces and adhered. I went over the legs and arms with a darker brown pen as they had blended into the background.
"You arrr invited" was partially stamped and the "treasured" was hand written, then sponged and put on foam that had been edged with ink so it wasn't as noticable. Then distressed and sponged the edge.
What do you think?