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Artist Trading Card Daily – 43

Question: Why are pirates called pirates?

Answer: Because they arrrrrrrrr!

LOL! Yes, it’s this awful joke (yet still one of my favourites) that inspired today’s ATC.

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This creation started out by creating the background.

First I used the All Aboard Map stamp from docrafts Urban Stamp range together with some vintage sepia Versafine ink to stamp onto white Neenah cardstock.

I then brushed over some Rust coloured Adirondack Earthtones ink. I then applied water and scrunched up the piece of card. After unfolding it I lightly brushed over some Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to pick out the raised creases.

I sprayed some more water onto it to soften the distress ink and to help flatten out the piece of card.

I then folded it on the horizontal and vertical axis and burnt the edges a little with a lighter. Some ink (Espresso coloured Adirondack Earthtones inkpad) to the creases.

After flattening it out a little I then brushed the edges with more ink to darken them down and also added a little gold glitter glue to give the edge a little sparkle.

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For the X (marking the spot) I cut some strips of red cardstock and glued them to some black cardstock and then roughly cut these out.

I applied the map to the black ATC sized piece of card using Pinflair glue gel (in order to keep some of it’s shape) and then used the same glue to apply the X.

To finish I used a some ready made toppers (the skull and swords) along with some Anita’s mini gems.

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There we have it – an ATC inspired by a joke. Have you got any pirate based jokes that you want to share – I need a laugh…

As always, if you have any comments or questions about this post then please feel free to use the comments section below. Also, If you know of anyone that would appreciate reading this post, there are handy sharing icons below.

Many thanks for taking the time to read about my little creations.

I’ll see you again tomorrow!

J :)

12 thoughts on “Artist Trading Card Daily – 43

  1. Hi John, what a brilliant project I love all the depth and detail you’ve achieved. he he I remember burning the edges of my school projects to create an aged look! ahhh memories! I’m really glad I discovered your crafty blog! Love your work and inspiration!

    Crafty hugs from a fellow Gentleman Crafter


  2. Wow This is terrific. My Grandson would love it. I hope you don’t mind if I pinch some ideas from this for his birthday card coming up soon. I have a joke but it sounds like there is a swear word in it, even tho’ there isn’t, so I better not post it.
    Love and Light Sioux x


  3. Hi John, this ATC is fab, wouldn’t it make a great invite for a little boys party. Although I don’t comment every day, I do check what you have made, and long may the inspiration continue. Thank you. Bx


  4. Billiant John! I’ve torn/roughed up edges as I luv that look ….. but never set ’em alight!! yet!! :-) hmmm…. and another Hmmmmm :-) x


  5. Love most of the trading cards. You have an amazing set of stamps. Keep going. A worth while new year’s resolution.
    Joke. How much do pirates earn?
    Answer A buccaneer. Sorry, but I like it.


  6. Absolutely brilliant, John. The whole thing packs a big punch and it’s one of those arty type things which keeps you looking, and looking. Beautiful. Well done you clever crafty chap! ~ Cobs. x


  7. Hi John

    Corny joke (but funny!) and an awesome little pirate ATC- wouldn’t these make great invites for a little boys pirate party? I haven’t burnt any edges for ages and feel like I want to incorporate it into something… Keep them coming John, you’re doing really well!


    T x

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  8. Wonderful! You are brave setting fire to the corners but the result is brilliant. I am off to set fire to a map!!! I have an IndigoBlu ordnance survey background stamp which is in my stash and not been used yet-I have rather a large collection of stamps lying unused in my crafty stash. Your little works of art have spurred me on to set them free.
    X Chris

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  9. What fun! It’s a great ATC and thanks again for sharing with us how you do everything – by breaking it down it makes it tempting to have a go so I’m now trying out lots of new things. X

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