I had so much fun playing along with this challenge! Having 2 girls I hardly ever have the need to make a boys card, but I had this idea quite a while ago and had actually stamped out the pirate but then didn't know what to do with it, so when this challenge came along, I thought, brilliant, I can finish that card! Unfortunately, I thought the color was bordering blue instead of brocade blue, and discovered my error too late, but oh well!
I stamped the skull onto vanilla, and sponged so saffron all around to age it. I punched out circles for the eyes rather than the hearts that are on the stamps. I stamped the skull again on the black card stock with white craft ink. I had some so saffron dsp left over from last years pallet of prints so I used that and some ribbon for the bandanna. The background map & sentiment were just printed from my computer. I layered it all on, roughed up the edges and added some sponging to give it just a bit more texture.