Saturday, July 25, 2020

You Arrrrgh Awesome

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this last Saturday in July. Wow, this month just zipped on by for sure.

But, I am enjoying the beautiful summer days we have been having here in Pittsburgh. Our flower gardens are blooming profusely as are our vegetable gardens. Although something is getting into the tomato plants and taking a bite out of the almost ripe red tomatoes and then moving on to the next one. My hubby is trying to figure out what's getting in there to stop it before we don't have a tomato harvest this year. 

Now onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. I used the new Pirate die to create what I thought would be a kid's birthday card. When my hubby saw it, he thought it would be a good one for our adult son who has a birthday this coming Tuesday. So I will see where this goes. 

I am showing a fun fold card this week. This one is called a split panel fold. I started off with an olive card base measuring 4 1/4" x 11". I scored it at 5 1/2" for an A2 size card.
Then I cut the front panel at the 2" mark. From the piece I cut off, I cut another 2" x 4 1/4" panel.

I picked a bright colored designer paper for my layering panel. This one is from the Stampin'-Up "dinoroar" collection. I cut the designer paper at 1 7/8" x 4 1/8"
Next, I decided to cut the Pirate image so I would know how large to make the image panel. I used the cardstock colors to match the designer paper. I used a striped designer paper to give him some fancy pants. For his face, hands and hair I cut in white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I attached the pieces with Ranger multi-medium matte.
Skin: E00, E11, E21
Hair: E35, E57, E59
For the image panels I used the 2nd largest Stitched Rectangle (2 7/8" x 3 7/8")& 2nd largest Rectangle (2 3/4" x 3 3/4") dies. I sponged the panel with a cloud stencil and tumbled glass distress ink then sponged salty ocean distress ink for water. Stamped my sentiment "you arrrrgh awesome" on an angle in the right corner in black ink. It's from the Lawn Fawn "Ahoy Matey" stamp set. 
I attached the Pirate with dimensional adhesive, I decided to have him stand on a sand dune so I cut one from the Treasure Chest Island die. 
For the image panel I just used double sided tape on the top and bottom.
I attached the image panel to the card base. You don't tape the bottom panel. The image panel attached to that to hold in place.
Well, that's it for me for post. So until next time........God bless.

dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1. Crafty Catz has an anything goes w/optional to make it funny. 
2.  Festive Friday #FF0064 has an inspo list. I chose: die cut, summer fun, sweet sentiment & brown.
3.  Craft Rocket Challenge is for the men/boys. 
4.  Paper Funday has an anything goes w/optional of the great outdoors
5.  The Sisterhood of Crafters has an ocean/beachy challenge. 


  1. This pirate is so cute and your card style is fabulous! Gosh haven't done this card style in ages ... thanks for inspiration! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  2. Great design and masculine card love the fabulous die-cut pirate.Thank you for joining us at Craft Rocket
    Carol DT x

  3. Super gorgeous design, love your Anything Ocean/Beachy theme and technique. Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge..good luck with your lovely entry.[aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges

  4. Great card and love the Dp with this image thanks for sharing at crafty Catz and good luck

  5. This is simply marvelous!
    Thanks for playing along with us this month.
    Regina DT-Member of Paper Funday Challenge

  6. A beautiful card - thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Funday Challenges.

    Helen x
    DT Member of The Paper Funday Challenges

  7. Ahoy! Super cute card you created! THe fold you used is a great one to use with that fabulous pirate! Thank you for playing along with the Festive Friday Challenge!



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