Thursday, November 8, 2012

{Hero Arts} Birthday Ship


Yesterday, my best friend's son turned five and he's very much into pirates. I made this pirate ship birthday card for him using my Cameo, a pirate ship cut file and several Hero Arts stamps. I used four of the five November Contest colours. To start, I sponged the edges of the card base. The body of the ship was printed on blue patterned paper and stamped with the Designer Woodgrain background to mimic the real wood planks on a pirate ship. The top sail was stamped with the Envelope Pattern and the lower sails were stamped with one of the Garden Frames. The sentiment is from Heyday Sentiments which I slightly modified. I added a wood veneer star and some black enamel accents to finish.


I hope you're all doing well! I'm battling a bad cold and looking forward to a quiet, relaxing day. :)

Sources: Gina K Designs Soft Sand cardstock; Bazzill Card Shoppe Taffy cardstock;  SU Real Red cardstock; Echo Park For the Record 2 Teal/Green; Hero Arts Heyday Sentiments, Garden Frames, Designer Woodgrain & Envelope Pattern; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Hero Arts Soft Pool & Wet Cement shadow inks; Tim Holtz for Ranger Broken China & Frayed Burlap distress inks; Studio Calico star wood veneer; Ranger Black Enamel Accents; Silhouette America pirate ship

27 comments:

gRiSeL™ said...

OMG, this is SO cute!!!! LOVE it! I can only imagine just how much your friend's son will love it also!!!! Wow, very clever work!!! (:

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! LOVE this great shape and all the details, especially those enamel accents!

Jessi Fogan said...

Boo, hiss on the cold :( Stop it with the sick already! Blech. The little guy must have LOVED this card - it is so very boy-perfect!

Brenda said...

Sorry that you are feeling under the weather Emily! But I really love this creative card you made, this little boy is going to LOVE this!

Piali said...

AMAZING creation!!! Love it!
Hope you feel better soon!

Sharla said...

Emily, this is beyond CUTE!! Love the colors. :)

Cornelie said...

O, I'm going to look for this shape in the Silhouette shop. Such a great card!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Cool!!! Love this shape! So original! Ship ahoy!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Annette said...

aww this makes me want a cameo too... this is amazing.. I love it..

snappy scrappy said...

Fabulous...I want a cameo too! Great shape...perfect for a guy too...those are so hard! Lee-Ann :)

Jay Gee said...

Wow! this is fabulous Emily. Love it totally.

I hope you feel better soon :)

cassie said...

Wow! This is SO cute!!!!
Sorry you're not feeling well.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is so darn adorable as can be...what a spectacular design

canadian_liner said...

Oh my gosh, you are putting that Cameo to good use! I fondly remember my boy's younger days, with themed birthday parties and such... What a fabulous card; I'm sure your friend will put that card in her son's scrapbook!

Tracey said...

This is so awesome Emily!! WHat a great card for a little boy!!

Emily Keaton said...

Holy Toledo!! That is one AMAZING birthday card, Emily. I love it to bits!!! This will make a fantastic fifth-birthday keepsake. Wow! Your friend's son is one lucky birthday boy ;)

Jen W. said...

Seriously, dude. This ROCKS!!!! Love all the details and how crazily you're killin' the Cameo! Hope you feel better soon!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

So stiking cute and this ship rocks!

alexandra s.m. said...

AWWW...what a splendid card Emily!
TFS~

Marie-Pierre said...

AWESOME!! I haven't come here (and on any blog) for a while because of our holidays followed by Sandy and you know, life.... ;) But as I was updating my blog this morning I saw your card in the bottom of my eye in my newsfeed and it immediately caught my attention. It is gorgeous! I bet your friend was as happy as her son. :) Talking of friends and birthday, I also have a friends birthday tomorrow. I need a card!! lol Thanks for the inspiration. Your work is always incredible! :)

Lindsey said...

Seriously, you can create at this level with a bad cold? Amazing. :P As is this awesome shaped card. I would think somebody at your house might have wanted to keep it for himself! ;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOO cute:)

joy said...

So sorry you aren't feeling well, Emily! Hope you are better soon! What little boy wouldn't love this adorable card - your attention to detail is always so amazing to me!

Lisa said...

This card is so stinkin' cute! Any pirate lover would be thrilled to get this :)
Hope you are feeling better soon! xx

Bethany S. said...

This is so creative Emily! Love it :)

Brenda said...

This is an absolutely stunning card.

Lisa Arana said...

Wow! This is amazing. So fantastic.