Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pirate Tag Card / Use a Digi at OSAAT

It's time for a "Use a Digi" challenge at One Stitch at a Time (OSAAT)! I love stamping, but digi stamps are so much fun too, and StitchyBear's Digi Outlet has hundreds from many wonderful artists.

I get such a kick out of Talk Like a Pirate Day, but since that was September 19, I guess I'll have to save this for next year! I used Treasure Map by Delicious Doodles:

The sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations (Thanks, Paulette!). It's also available as part of her Pirate Party set. I colored the Treasure Map with distress inks, using a finger dauber. I also added some details with Copic markers. The map is glued to card on the bottom and right sides, so that the tag easily sits in the pocket. I printed the sentiment directly onto Kraft paper, and heat-embossed a TPC Studio stamp in gold. I used my Crop-O-Dile to add an eyelet, and tied on some raffia ribbon.
I've been saving the lovely red/gold handmade paper for a long time; Mom brought it back from India, and I was just perfect for this project. The corners are punched with my favorite Marvy punch.

The gold coins were made with a Stampin' Up! rubber stamp. I heat-embossed a piece of cardstock with ultra-think gold embossing powder, and stamped on it while it was still hot & soft. Remember to ink your stamp before doing this! I adhered the fishing net to the card with Glossy Accents (I used ZipDry glue for everything else). Finally, I added some Recollections adhesive gem swirls to the corners.

4 Krafty Girlz #3: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #201: Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #46: Tags
Left of Center Creative Challenges #15: LOC or Some Element of Water
Penny's Paper-Crafty #147: Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters: Tag
Totally Papercrafts #187: Bring Humor To Your Creations

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us at OSAAT this week,


  1. A great, fun card and I love the net and the treasure along the bottom. Hazel x

  2. What a STUNNING creations CG, the colours are so rich and the addition of all the metal work is magical. Awesome creation :) Hugs Jane xxxxx

  3. Oh wow, this is so rich and full of pirate treasure Cg ... love it. I've not heard of 'talk like a pirate' day but if your sentiment is anything to go by it sounds a great day to 'say something nice'. Love Ingrid xx

  4. I like the textures & arrangement. The sentiment works well. Especially like the gold coins. Hubby was working on some electrical in the house and so when I thought I had my photo of my card on my blog page before I shut down last night I discovered it was not there this morn. Arrgh! Now it is.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. Fabulous card..Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy x

  6. This is fabulous! I looove that rich, intense backing paper and the fab addition of the coins and the fishing net. :)

    Ali (your DT Teamie)

  7. Wow! This is amazing card.
    Hugs Nat

  8. WOW! What a clever creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘TAG You’re It’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  9. Amazing tag! Nicely done.

  10. Ho on earth did you cut into the gorgeous paper cg?? I find it really hard to use my 'best' papers - lol! However I do love your creation, the map is coloured beautifully and the net and coins are a super embellishment.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT sister

  11. Fabulous pocket it, thanks so much for joining us over at 4 Krafty Girlz!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  12. Great card, such a lot of fun.Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  13. Cg, this is awesome! I love the sentiment and the paper from India is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this!
    Hugs from your DT sis,
    Tracey xo

  14. Love the coins and the gold embossing! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

    LTC DT
    CCC DT
    CCH DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  15. Great tag thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  16. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes" challenge…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been really busy the past weeks…


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