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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ode to Captain Jack Sparrow

Ahoy maties! I be takin' this wee break from me week of Our Craft Lounge postin' t' show ye the card I be makin' for this week's Cinema Saturday Challenge! Arrr! So can you guess what the movie is this week?? LOL! That's right, Pirates of the Caribbean!! And I simply could not let another Johnny Depp movie pass me by without making a card!! Here's what I came up with... it wasn't intentional when I sat down to make it, but in the end I didn't include a bit of stamping!! I've had a package of grungeboard for probably a year now, sitting unopened in a drawer. Mark over at Deadbeat Designs went on a little rant recently about how useless it is, so I got it out, determined to make a card pairing it with his stamps to make him love it. But it turns out - I couldn't, I don't really get it either. But since it was already out, and I remembered the package I own has some skulls in it, I had to use it for my Pirates of the Caribbean card! I colored it white by rubbing my Craft ink pad over it. The heart is grungeboard too, covered in paper. There was a requirement this week to include beads, so that's where the random string of beads came from, LOL! I put the skull on a heart because as I've mentioned before, I do *heart* Johnny Depp - or in this case, Captain Jack Sparrow! I hurt my brain trying to come up with a sentiment for this card, and finally visited the Talk Like a Pirate site, where I found a section on pirate pickup lines!! LOL! In the section for lady pirates, I found "C'mon, lad, shiver me timbers!". HA! Now doesn't that just give this common pirate phrase all new meaning?? LOL! So, I thought it worked for my Captain Jack Sparrow card! :-) Ok now ye scurvy dogs, I be postin' this and movin' on - hearty thanks for stoppin' by me blog today!
  • Stamps: none!
  • Paper: Basic Black, white, The Paper Studio DP, red DP unknown
  • Ink: SU white Craft ink, black Glaze pen, Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
  • Accessories: Janome Sew Mini & black thread, Tim Holtz Grungeboard, linen thread, red beads


  1. Ahhhh....Jack Sparrow is SO much hotter than that silly little vampire boy that everyone is talking about!

    Great card!

  2. Looks good - of course it would also look good if you had used chipboard instead of grungeboard! still, it's a nice layout!

  3. I really love this card too! I like the beads. It's all really cool. Very good card for the challenge!

  4. LOL I'm with Mark, just use some chipboard and call it a day. ;)
    Love this, Libby!

  5. I think we had the same grunge board in the drawer LOL. I knew it would come in handy. I like how you've incorporated the Jack Sparrow beads!

  6. Great card, I love that skull...I need to go back and see where it came from ;-)

  7. Yum! I heart your card almost as much as I heart Capt. Jack Sparrow. Shiver me timbers...i guess I shouldn't let me first graders talk like pirates anymore!

  8. Love your card! The skull looks good (although I do agree the fuss over grungeboard is surprising!)and the beads fit right in.

  9. LIBBY!!!! You can't imagine what seeing my FAVE picture of Captain Jack do to me!!! I seriously almost melted off the couch!!! That picture gets me EVERYTIME!!!!

    I ADORE your card - and seriously - your pirate speak is awesome!!! LOVE the beaded work and the sentiment is beyond perfect (what a hilarious pick up line!! lol!!!)

    I am so glad that i have found another JD fan--- oh the dreaminess of it all!!! I want a johnny depp cake for my birthday - is that asking for too much - but i suppose not everyone wants to eat a johnny depp cake! (i say - don't eat cake - then there's more for me - but I say that in my head :)

    Anyhooooo - sorry for all the rambling - my whole point being that I ADORE this card and YOU and wanted to thank you SO much for playing along with us!!!

    Sending you BIG BIG hugs!!!
    LOTS of love,
    Sankari :)


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