I had a lot of fun making these invitations :)
I was seriously giggling away to myself as I added some stubble to the boys' chins. hah!
Nothing quite like a 5 o'clock shadow on a chubby-cheeked little two year old ;)
When I showed it to the boys, they thought it was hilarious too! phew. Not too "Scary".
I found a photo that I'd taken of the boys a month or so back, and used my favourite (but, sadly, no longer existant) photo-editing site (Picnik) to add the pirate "accessories", beards, text, etc. I got them printed as 5"X7" photos and glued them to black card stock. I added a little torn piece of kraft paper for the "5", which I stamped and aged with black ink. Toby came to the conclusion that it must have been a clue that there was a real treasure map in the area somewhere. :)
The back was made using Picnik as well, and also printed on 5"X7" photo paper. I just cut out the large scroll shape and glued it on the back. I made envelopes out of kraft paper and double-sided tape and ripped the edges for the same worn look as a treasure map. I rubbed the edges in black ink (proved to be a LOT messier than I anticipated). But it worked to give it the "burnt" effect.
Bear with me......more Pirate stuff to come ;)
Tonight I'm off to the IKEA media cocktail event in anticipation of the GRAND OPENING of our new Richmond IKEA store on the 25th!