I thought it would be fun to make a treasure map card, that opens out to reveal 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, 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. I used my zig 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 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.
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.
I’m entering this card into the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.