Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Arrrr Happy Birthday Matey - Pirate Card


 
Good Morning and Happy Thursday!
Today I want to share another first for me since I got my Silhouette Cameo.
This is my first side step card.  I had such a blast creating this for one of my besties little boys 5th birthday.  His party was a Pirate theme so naturally I had to create a special Pirate card just for him.
 
I love how easy it is to find so many cute images on the Silhouette store.
 My absolute most favorite feature is that I can personalize the card with any font I have available on my computer.  Seriously...the skies the limit! 
I don't remember what font I used here, but I welded Happy Birthday Matey. 
I know this is nothing new to veteran Silhouette users, but I still can't get over the freedom that comes with this machine!  I used my close second favorite feature of Print & Cut.  The stripe pattern was found on the Silhouette Online Store as well.  I love that I can scale and rotate the pattern so I can use the same pattern on the base of my card and on the ships signaling flags.
 
I am also amazed at how it cuts even the littlest things like the coins and lock on the treasure chest. 
This took a lot of patience to get those little cuts adhered to the card, but the results were so worth it.
I had to laugh at myself because as I was almost done gluing down the coins and completing my card I thought to myself I should've made this bigger so it could be displayed as a decoration on the table.  I am definitely going to keep this in mind next time I want to create some party décor.



Here are some close up shots and a side view of the card
I used the following items from the Silhouette Online Store:
Base Card: #39773 Side Step Card by Lori Whitlock
 Pirate Ship: #39088 d.j.'s pirate ship by Sweet Elsie
Waves: #42518 whale with waves by Silhouette (I got this as a freebie)
Pirate: #44753 pirate boy by Stinkin Cute Paper Piercings
Treasure Chest/Parrot:  #44759 parrot and treasure chest by Stinkin Cute Paper Piercings
 
I hope you enjoyed my card today!
I am going to be linking this to a couple challenges and linky parties:
 
Challenges:
Silhouette Blog - New project using any shape/s you've downloaded from the Silhouette Online Store
Silhouette Challenges - Challenge 5 "Welding Letter"
 
Linky Parties:
Sarah Hamer Designs - Link Up Tuesday
Homespun Elegance - Blog Roll Link Up Party
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Jen
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2 comments:

  1. Oh wow I love this card, perfect for a little boy. Your welding looks great. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Silhouette Challenge.
    Kim xXx

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