A Cute Handmade Slimline Pirate Card Idea!

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We love the details on this cute handmade slimline pirate card idea!

When Annie set out to execute her cute handmade slimline pirate card idea she specifically chose a slimline card because, in her words, “I couldn’t get over how cute the images in the Pirates Under the High Seas Stamp Set are!” and wanted to use as many as she could. We LOVE hearing things like this! So let’s take a look at how Annie made this and get inspired for our own fun summer slimline cards!

First, Annie stamped the images from our new Pirates Under The High Seas Stamp set onto white card stock using Copic friendly black ink. She colored in her new friends with her Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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Then she cut some kraft colored wood grain card stock AND gold mirror card stock with our Slimline OPC (One Piece Cut) Circle Dash die. She trimmed around each of the round windows of the gold die cut panel to make her portholes. If you have a 2 1/2″ die or punch you can use it to speed up this step! Annie added these porthole rings around the openings on the wood grain piece with liquid glue.

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Now she cut a piece of turquoise card stock to 3″ X 8″. She stamped our Wavy Line Background stamp over the whole piece using Serene Color Fuse. PRO TIP: You will need to stamp this twice to get full panel coverage but you can hide any seam behind the die cut window piece so be sure to line up your stamp in a way that you can take advantage of that top layer.

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Annie laid her die cut piece over her waves and gauged where she wanted her sentiment. She stamped it with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with white powder to mimic the white froth of the ocean. Then she layered this over navy blue and again over more gold mirror card stock and adhered all the layers to her card base with a tape runner. She added her die cut window assembly over this with dimensional adhesive which you can see adds so much visual movement to this super fun card!

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Here is what you are going to want to have out on your work table to reproduce this insanely cute card (Note that there are extra items in this table – come back tomorrow to see what Annie did with those!):
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Do you love this cute handmade slimline pirate card idea? Can you see yourself making one for your favorite ocean-loving or pirate-loving friend? Try it out and be sure to switch out those greetings for other occasions!

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