A family friend of ours recently had cataract surgery. She’s one of the sweetest, kindest people on the planet, so, when she started referring to herself as a pirate, I could only laugh at that image. Her pillaging and plundering – she’d honestly be the most giving pirate on the high seas – more of a Robin Hood and less of a Blackbeard.
While knowing she was dealing with this, resting and healing, I wanted to send her a little pick me up to let her know that we were thinking of her. And, of course, honor that little bit of pirate hidden well below her loving surface…
- Layered Leaves Embossing Folder
- Nuvo Embossing Powder – Crystal Clear
- Nuvo Embossing Stamp Ink
- Tonic Frankie Fox Die
- Tonic Tangerine with Cutting Plates
- Tim Holtz Mini-Snips
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- Paper Source circle cards in Clover
- Paper Source square envelope in Clover
- patterned paper
- heat gun
- wet wipes
- .01 Micron in black – optional
- washi tape – optional
How to put it together:
- Add embossing ink to the raised side of the embossing folder.
- Insert your card base and run through the tangerine.
- Add embossing powder, remove excess, and heat set.
- Quickly wipe off embossing folder with wet wipe to remove ink.
- Cut out parts for the fox. Use washi tape, if you want, to hold the tail embossing die in place.
- Use adhesive and build your fox.
- Attach the fox to the card front. Using the paw die, I cut an extra piece to create the eye patch. I then drew on the lines for the string.
- Adhere a second card to the back so that you can cleanly write a message – the back will be debossed from the envelope, making it difficult to write.
- Add your sentiment with stickers.
- Trim paper to fit inside the envelope to match the card and to add a bit of fun to the interior of the envelope.
- Adhere the top portion, tucking in the bottom portion only, allowing for movement when opening and closing the envelope.
All that was left to do was add a sentiment to our favorite foxy pirate, wishing her well, and dropping this little card into the mail.
I hope she enjoys getting it as much as I enjoyed making it! The Frankie Fox die is just too cute!