So my mother decided to throw a pirate party for some of her friends. She needed some treats to hand out to the fellow pirates, so I gathered up all of my best "rope" and "wood" and scraped together some paper and ink and went to work!
My mom is going with an old world ship kind of theme for the party, so I decided to use natural, rustic-looking materials and textures--things that look like they could have been on a real pirate ship.
I inked up the Kraft paper to create a background with Fresh Snow and Tea Dye Inks. There's also a spot of yellow in the background to hint at a sunset. Next I stamped the pirate ship and sentiment with CHF's Shiver Me Timbers stamp set. And then I added the cheesecloth background and smushed it around to blend with the water and the sky.
And here's a closeup of the "wood", which is paper impressed with PTI's woodgrain impression plate and swiped with Versamark to make it look weathered.
Inking up the impression is one of my favorite techniques to do with dry embossing. It just makes it pop a little more. Almost the whole favor box fits across the IP, so you can do the whole box in one pass.
And here is what's waiting inside for all the pirate-y guests!
Shiver me timbers...it's gold!! (But even better than gold...it's chocolate, yum!)
I also dug into my pirate treasure chest and pulled out some worn coins to use as wine charms.
Ok, well actually I made some wine charms by melting white wax onto non-stick parchment paper and impressing an image into them. Then I melted metallic powders into the charms, creating 15 charms of different colors and tied them to the wine glasses with twine.
And here are all the 15 boxes together ready to be sent.
I am entering these boxes and wine charms into A Passion for Papertrey's challenge to make anything but a card. They have great PTI challenges over there so be sure to check them out! :)
Thanks so much for coming along on this adventure. Until next time...ay, ay, matey!!!
Supplies (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise listed.)
Stamps: Shiver Me Timbers (CHF), Cheesecloth Backgrounder (CHF)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Kraft
Ink: Sunflower Yellow / Pearlescent Rust / Pearlescent Chocoloate (Brilliance), Versamark, Tea Dye Duo, Fresh Snow
Other: Favor It Box 1, Woodgrain Impression Plate, Rustic Jute Twine, Gold Chocolate Coins (Palmer), Metallic Powders