greeting cards

Skull and crossbones

CR00522 square

Valentine’s Day take 2. After the slight misjudgement in the choice of design for my original card, I had to come up with a replacement. Luckily, Valentine’s Day fell in the middle of the latest Daily Marker colouring challenge, so I had other images to choose from, including this skull with the heart eyepatch.

Now, after the reaction to the “love you to pieces” bunny, you might think I was taking a risk with putting a skull on the replacement card. And normally you would be right. But luckily, my other half saw the skull when I coloured it and I knew he liked it, so all I had to do was to turn it into a card.

Which was harder — or at least more time-consuming — than it might have been. I had the idea of fussy-cutting it and layering it over die-cut hearts, which is what I ended up doing, but the amount of time I spent arranging everything until I had a layout I was happy with was simply ridiculous!

But it was well received so it was definitely worth the effort.

CR00522 detail

Copic markers:

skull – E0000, E40, E41, E42, E44, E47
heart patch – R27, R46, R59
patch strap – T4, T6, T8, T10


  • digital stamps:
    Oddball Art Co – CCC39 pirate skull
  • dies:
    Little B – hearts
    Lawn Fawn – hearts
  • paper and card:
    Neenah Solar White 216gsm
    Papermill Direct – plain – Christmas red
    Papermill Direct – smooth – postbox red
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer

CR00522 display

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