Treasure Map

August 17, 2017

I was just having fun playing with the new to me Ahoy Matey stamp set by Lawn Fawn and my Distress Inks.


Card Front


Inside of Card


Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by stamping, clear heat embossing, and water coloring all of the images. I used Crayola Fine Line markers to water color everything in. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.

Next, I die cut a rectangle of tan card stock. I used the same card stock to create a card base and set it aside. I hand cut a few notches in the edges of the rectangle and then planned my layout. I added the compass rose to top left corner, sentiment in the bottom center, and the dotted lines. I used Distress Ink and an ink blending tool to add interest to my map. Then I crumpled the paper up a number of times. I flattened it out and adhered the fussy cut images.

I wanted to add some interest to my card base. First, I stamped some of the images from the Ahoy Matey stamp set in a light colored ink. I felt that didn’t offer enough contrast, so I ink blended some really dark Distress Ink on the edges of the card base. The ink blending covers up the stamping mostly, but if you look closely you can see it. I adhered the map to the card front using foam tape and double sided tape. I tried to follow the natural dimension of the paper to let it keep its crumbled texture.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment and adhered a few more fussy cut images.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Nautical

Simon Says: Nautical

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ahoy, Matey, and Wish You Were Here

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Hippo, Walnut, and Lobster

Distress Inks in Ground Espresso, Antique Linen, and Brushed Corduroy


Hope you enjoyed the card

2 thoughts on “Treasure Map”

  1. This is such a beautiful creation! The texture and distressed effect on the background are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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