Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ahoy, Little Lady

I used this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge #74 colours to make this birthday card for Lexy's youngest daughter who recently turned three. She's currently big on pirates and I thought the little pirate image from Papertrey Ink's Tiny Treats: Birthday would be perfect. I took the pigtails from the princess image and adhered them to the boy pirate, thus turning him into a girl pirate. So cute! I used the 'ahoy' from 'ahoy, birthday boy' with 'little lady' from 'hey, little lady' to create the perfect sentiment. I wrapped some lilac twine in a pattern across the frame which I cut by hand since I don't have the coordinating die. The twine represents rope that is used by pirates and on boats. The larger birthday sentiment 'bring on the happy' is from Big Birthday Wishes. I added the boat from Tiny Treats: Valentine and slightly shaded it with Copic markers to bring balance to the card. I love the subtlety of the boat since it's not the focus of the card but still ties into the whole pirate theme.

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Papertrey Ink Tiny Treats: Birthday, Tiny Treats: Valentine & Big Birthday Wishes; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Lavender Lace & Tempting Turquoise inks; Copics; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large; QuicKutz Epic Six; The Twinery Lilac baker's twine; Stampin' Dimensionals

31 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg this is so sweet and I love the sentiment!!!!

Jennifer said...

How creative turning the boy pirate into a little girl! Sweet!! (= Love the sentiment and little sailboat!!! (=

Jay Gee said...

You are so creative Emily! Gorgeous card, I love all the little details.

BabyBokChoy said...

ahoyou r too cute!!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOOOODness---how cute is this!!? Love that frame and the twine! LOOOOVE love love your style! You are super amazing, Emily!!!

Julie E said...

Love it!!! The twine and the pigtails (LOL!). Oooooo, I am going to be casing this one too :>)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

So cute, and always, love kraft based cards... your coloring of the pirate is great. Fun, fun...

Tenia Nelson said...

What a super cute card!!!

Erin said...

That sentiment is cute!!! Bring on the happy... sure would be cute in vinyl on my wall-hummm might have to do that!

Sarah said...

Adorable! I just love the sailboat behind the sentiment.

Chan said...

This is too cute, Emily!! :o) I love how you added the pigtails to the boy pirate -- so clever! And I love the 'bring on the happy' sentiment! :o)

Wendy ten Hove said...

This is sooo lovely, Emily! Love how you combined those stamps together and made this custom stamp, it's just perfect. There's a little lady there that will love this!
Hugs & happy Sunday,
Wendy

Janna Werner said...

sweet sweet and super smart :-)

Pauline said...

This is adorable! I love how you made the boy into a girl! And the subtle boat and sentiment stamp is fabulous, a gorgeous card.

Alice Wertz said...

hee hee... love your creative altering!! super duper cute card for a little girl! have a wonderful weekend, my friend! =)

Jen W. said...

Emily, this is so darn cute!! Your altering is fantastic - never would have known if you hadn't mentioned it - and clearly you can save you money and not but coordinating dies! LOL! The twine is a great touch, the colours rock and the shading on the boat is stunning.

Fiona said...

Fabby card Emily - great use of the twine, and I love the tie in with the subtle boat too. Thanks for playing along at the PDCC this week :)

Karin said...

You are so clever Emily! Love how you made this pirate into a girl and the sentiment and boat image are really cool the way you stamped them.

Karen B. said...

What a clever way to bring all these stamps together! Love the twine treatment as well.

lynn said...

creative twine use, emily! love this sweet card, and i love the little boat behind the sentiment!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is super adorable, Emily! :)

Mandy said...

such creative thinking! my little girl would love this too...she likes pirates too!

Angela said...

Love the colors -- and I especially love your pigtailed pirate girl :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is adorable!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is so sweet, Emily! You were so creative in putting this together. Way to think outside the box in transforming that boy pirate into a little lady pirate with some pigtail help. :)

Sunghee said...

so clever!!! She is soo cute. cutest pirate ever! Love how you tied the twine, too!

Lindsey said...

I love everything about this card, but my very favourite part? That subtle little sailboat with the sentiment. It's the perfect little touch that sends it over the top for me. :)

suzARTe said...

this is such a cute card,the pigtails are so clever,great to see what I have been making of late

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a sweet take on our color story, Emily! LOVE the way the colors look so soft on your kraft base! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

suzARTe said...

this is such a cute card,the pigtails are so clever,great to see what I have been making of late

Michele Gross said...

How fun! Pirates and polka dots-my kind of card ;) delightfully adorable and fun way to use the colors :) Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!