Here is one of the quicker and more simplistic of the cards I made with the Mermaids and Pirates themed Scrapping For Less June card kit. This particular one definitely went with the pirate side of the theme! Sometimes simple and easy to put together is exactly what you need, especially if you want to make a quick card. This one would be perfect for a little boy’s birthday.
First I picked out the skull and crossbones patterned paper from Imaginisce’s Parrrty Me Hearty 6×6 paper pad which came in collection three of the card kit. I trimmed it down to be just a little smaller than my card base, which I created from a piece of blue card stock that also came in the set.
Next I took the scroll from the coordinating ephemera. I decided I wanted to add a sentiment, and used some stamps from Lawn Fawn’s Ahoy Matey. I carefully curved them to match the curve of the scroll, then stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed in black.
The final element I chose to add to the card was another piece of ephemera, featuring a boy pirate with a balloon. I used my tape runner to adhere his feet to the scroll to ground him, then put foam tape on the back of both the scroll and the pirate to give a bit of added dimension.
This card was definitely a quick and simple one to put together as it is mostly made from ephemera and patterned paper. I really like how it turned out though, and the sentiment matches it very nicely. I’m pleased I decided to make the extra effort to curve the sentiment to follow the contour of the banner as I think it makes it look like it was meant to be there!
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