Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ahoy Matey! It's CIC #24!

Arrrr! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day on Saturday, September 19, so this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal is a nod to the celebration!

I just love these fun cupcakes with pirate motiffs, and I thought this image from the Matey set by The Greeting Farm would be the perfect image for my card. Incidentally, this set is ON SALE, so I advise you to add it to your collection right now!

I colored in my image with Copic markers, then embellished the hat with Stardust Stickles and added black gemstones from the Zva Creative Crystal Wheel to the eyes on the skull belt. The image is popped up with Zva Creative Adhesive Dots.

The papers are both from the Imaginisce Polar Expressions line. The striped paper is pre-glittered, and then I used the Herringbone Cuttlebug folder on the green paper. The really cool thing is that with the white core of the paper, it gets a sort of aged/sanded look along where the embossed lines are. I love it!

If you want to play along, add a direct link to your creation to the Mr. Linky widget on Rachel's post.
The top 5 entries linked by next Saturday night will be featured in the collage next Sunday.

Now before you go off to create, be sure to check out the rest of the HSE Sweeties for more fantastic inspiration! Drink up, me hearties, yo ho!


Stamps: Matey
from The Greeting Farm
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI white, Pure Poppy, Imaginisce
Polar Expressions
Other: Stardust Stickles, Crystal Wheel, Adhesive Dots, Herringbone Cuttlebug folder


  1. OMG! Soooo adorable! Love it! That Herringbone folder is really cool! I didn't think I needed it...but seeing it used has changed my mind. :)

  2. What a cute card! I love the striped ribbon and varied textures.

  3. SO cute! Love your coloring and love that strip of herringbone!

  4. Love it!!!! So fun and the paper is Perfect!

  5. What a cute pirate and great card, Jessica! I love that you used that Imaginsce paper on this, and the Herringbone pattern looks fabulous on the green paper!

  6. I keep forgetting I have this stamp, amazing job coloring him...CUTE!