Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Treasure Map Fold Out Card

Today I'm sharing a treasure map card, that opens out to reveal a scene with the treasure inside. 

I began with a piece of white card, measuring 8 1/2 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches tall. I then scored two vertical lines at 2 1/8 in on both sides of the width of the card. This creates an area in the middle that's 4 1/4 inches, with two sides that fold in.

Front of the card:
For the treasure map on the front, I cut a piece of watercolour card to 4 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches. I used my zig clean colour real brush pens and a water brush to create a watercolour map, freehand painting two islands. To keep the colours soft, I scribbled the zig markers first on to an acrylic block, then used the water brush to add the colours to the card. 

I then added some water to the edges and tore the card stock for a jagged edge all around it. I blended on some dark brown ink around the edges to make it look more aged. Once this piece was dry, I added stamped wave details, the compass, and the 'X marks the spot'. 

I stamped, coloured and cut out lots of images from the Lawn Fawn Ahoy Matey and Lawn Fawn Duh Nuh stamp sets, and added some elements to the map. Then I drew a red marker dotted line from the ship to the X. 

Once the map was finished, I cut it in half and attached it to the folding card base.

Inside the card:
It's best to avoid too many layers inside the card and to keep them slightly away from the scored line edges, so it folds shut nicely. 

I cut a Lawn Fawn stitched hillside from kraft card. On some white card. I blended on salty ocean distress ink, spritzed it with water for texture, then cut it with the MFT ocean waves borders.

Before layering these onto the card, I added some cloud detail directly to the card base with the MFT mini clouds stencil and tumbled glass distress ink. 

I adhered the Ahoy Matey images and a shark from the Duh Nuh stamp set, then finished the card with a vellum Lawn Fawn Bannertastic banner and a heat embossed glitter sentiment. 

Finishing touches:
To help keep the card closed, I cut a vellum belt to go around the card. I heat embossed a greeting on it too, for a fun finishing touch.

For the message to the recipient, add a stitched rectangle panel on the back so that when the message is written, it won't show through to the inside. 

Thanks for joining me today,


  1. So clever and creative and what a fun card and all finished off beautifully with the vellum band x


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