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Pirate Cove: Day 16 of 31

Ahoy! Today is Day 16 of the 31 Days of Halloween, and my latest project features the Stampendous image called Pirate Cove. Aye Mateys, you'll be lovin' this one!

I colored this guy with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and my water brush. I fussy cut it and adhered it to a Fitted Frame die cut.

I had some stiff pre-printed burlap that I attached to a card base, and then I tore some Bo Bunny red vintage paper and used some brads to secure it to the burlap.

So it's not exactly Halloween, but I think it works for the 31 Days since he's a skeleton, he's creepy, and I really enjoy dressing up as a pirate. ;) I'm keeping this post kinda short today, but if you have any questions about this card, please feel free to ask. Below is the full list of Wicked Bloggers. Please stop by and give them some love. Thanks for hanging out with me today. Have a creeptastic day!

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Kokuyo: Dot 'N Roller

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