When I saw this stamp set for the first time I knew I had to have it. All those pirate sayings come flooding into my mind….arrr me hearties, ahoy their matey, cap’n and the list goes on. Childhood memories and growing up with navy personnel in the family one could not be more drawn to the nautical style of stamps. You can just see the kids running around with their swords and eyes patches looking for buried treasure….with that thought I envisaged this card.
I had in mind two items I wanted to use to get the effect I wanted, and by combining one of our new card kits along with the Pirates and Mermaids stamp set my card began. The sea and palm trees are from the kit and the pirate and treasure from the stamp set. The pirate map background is done using blending brushes and inks.
To do the map background I used soft suede ink and dragged the ink over the paper until it was covered. After that was done, I then rolled the paper into a tight ball and then unrolled it to form the creases. Using blending brushes I added soft suede, crumb cake and early espresso ink to give texture and contours on the map. I wanted to have the burnt edge look without having to burn the paper as I knew if I did a live video on how I did this, it would leave me open to all sorts of danger lol. To finish the card off I added the dotted lines with an x to mark the spot of the treasure. I did emboss the treasure in gold embossing powder before adding the metallic gold pearls for more texture.
The colours to colour the pirate were real red for his uniform, misty moonlight for his trousers and mango melody for his buckle. One of the palm trees from the card kit was added to envelope and the inside was stamped with the You’re a treasure sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed my card and have a go yourself in making a treasure map.
Until next time,