Shiver Me Timbers - Child's Birthday

I woke up early this morning thanks to our youngest son waking early and in turn the dogs.  So while I waited for the rest of the family stir I decided to begin designing cards.  By lunch time I had three cut out, waiting for me to start and finish housework so I could come back and play some more.

This is one of my three creations.  The octopus is cut at 3" from Create a Critter and the treasure chest is cut at 2 1/2" from Life's a Beach.  I traced what should have been the metal trim with a puffy paint and then applied glitter for the bling.  My jewels are a mixture of rhinestones and a metallic type jewel.  I wish I had some more of my faux pearls but I couldn't find them anywhere.

Finally, my background paper is from DCWV stack All About Boys.  I absolutely LOVE this paper stack - it is some of the best that I have seen in a long time.