i found myself wanting to stamp a pirate card after last night's post, but i don't have any pirate stamps. as i sat and thought about how to accomplish this, i remembered this awesome noah's ark card by scoopy--she didn't have an ark stamp! after fiddling with various pieces and parts, using scoopy's card and the picture of the boat (at the bottom of this post) to guide me, this is what i came up with. i *loved* her card, so i didn't mess around much with the original concept. like she did, i embossed the blue portion of the note card with the cuttlebug d'vine swirls folder with my sizzix bigkick and glittered my yellow martha stewart starburst punched sun. the body of the boat is a punched circle of a red striped a muse note card with the top trimmed off. and the sails, free-hand cut pieces of black striped pretty little papers, edged with black by dragging them across the ink pad. i also cut the flag free-hand out of black card stock. the only stamping: the skull and cross bones selectively inked from the poison stamp and the dotted lines from the clear personal stationery set, both also a muse. i drew the mast with a brown zig marker and the rigging with a fine black pigment liner. who says you can't make a pirate card without any pirate stamps?! thanks for the inspiration, scoopy!