Hello! Courtney here today and I am sharing a home decor project I created with the Pirate’s Life Collection and a few basic craft supplies. I’ve been wanting to create a ‘message in a bottle’ themed project with this glass bottle and the Designer Stamps and Dies along with the Pirate’s Life Collection were the perfect fit.
To create the message I first cut the X Marks The Spot Silhouette Shape with my Silhouette Die Cut Machine. I resized the file to about 2.6” x 2” so that the stamped message would fit nicely. After stamping the message with a stamp from the Ahoy Mateys 4x6 Stamp Set I distressed the die cut with a bit of ink to give it a nice worn and aged look.
To add a bit of interest to the outside of the bottle I stamped and heat embossed the ship wheel from the Ahoy Mateys 4x6 Stamp Set onto patterned paper. Then I fussy cut it and attached it to the twine with a couple of jump rings.
The little scene in the front of the bottle was created with a few of skull die cuts from the Walk the Plank Die Set and a palm tree die cut from the Sail Away Die Set. When arranging the die cut pieces in the sand my long craft tweezers came in handy.
Pirate’s Life “X Marks The Spot” Patterned Paper
Pirate’s Life “Pirate Flags” Patterned Paper
Pirate’s Life “Teal/Cream” Solid Paper
Pirate’s Life 6x6 Paper Pad
Ahoy Mateys 4x6 Stamp Set
Sail Away Die Set
Walk the Plank Die Set
X Marks The Spot (#80366) Silhouette Shape
Jack and Jill - Jack Enamel Dots
black embossing powder
brown distress ink
clear embossing ink
manual die cut machine
Silhouette Electronic Die Cut Machine