Thursday, September 19, 2019

Let's Get The Parrot-y Started

Ahoy there Me Hearties,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges.

Today is Talk Like A Pirate Day, so grab those pirate stamps/dies to create your card this week. No pirate stamps, think beach, ocean or treasure.

For my card today I created a Sliding Window Card using the die set from Sunny Studio Stamps. I have made a few of these in the past which are the standard card size, however for my card today I wanted to try using it on a larger card with the sliding part of the card to the right, this allows you to add to the scene of the card with more images etc.

A month or two ago Craftin' Desert Divas had a sale on their stamps, so I decided to add a few of their stamps to my stash. Since then due they have announced they are closing.

To create my card I first die cut the sliding window card on the right hand side of a square card. I then created the background. Using one of the borders from Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders die set to create a mask and then used distress oxide inks to sponge the sand and then the sky area. 

I cut another piece of white cardstock the same size as the main panel and added Antique Linen Distress Oxide to the area which will be seen when the slider is up. I then added a sentiment and parrot to this.

I then decorated the card using palm trees from Karen Burniston's Palm Tree Pop-up die set and stamps from Craftin' Desert Diva's Pirate Treasure and Pirate Pals stamp sets.

On the back of the card I added a sand area and then added a few more of the accessory stamps from the two stamp sets and added a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Ahoy Matey stamp set.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

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MiamiKel said...

Oh Frances, this is delightful! So colorful and interactive! Love the theme - and was sad when CDD decided to close.

Lynn McAuley said...

Oh my, France!! What a sensational parroty jam-packed with fabulous elements!! I love this remarkable interactive pirate design!!

Lois said...

Marvelous card! Those pirates are really cute.

Karen Aicken said...

So fun - love it when you use your pirate images. So sad about Craftin' Desert Diva's closing. :-(

Vicky Gould said...

Beyond cute! Adorable! You have the best stamps and dies! Love it!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Fabulous sliding window card. You make the best moveables!

Liz Williams said...

Love your wonderful collection of dies and stamps for any challenge! These are adorable for this pirate challenge. All of your cards are wonderful adventures!!