Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Ahoy There

Sooo, this is the reason why my previous card was not my best work.  I've had this card on my brain all day:

This is the card for my fiance's nephew's 6th birthday next week and I am entering it into the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday (kids & teens) http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-90-kids-teens.html
CRAFT challenge (use fabric) http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/craft-challenge-181-use-fabric.html.

The inspiration for this card came from the LOTV mini masterpiece I used, and kind of developed from there.

I made the paper for the chest and the inside of the card myself, using a brown marker and brushed corduroy distress ink.  

While that was drying, I covered the front of the card in some sea-coloured paper and folded into an easel card.  I also inked the edges of the image in brushed corduroy also.

I covered the inside of the card with my wood effect paper and then from what was left I cut a treasure chest shape.  I added detailing to the treasure chest using a gold gel pen.  I then added the image.  I layered this onto some gold card, cut around to form a narrow border and attached to the easel.

I then cut a narrow strip of gold card and attached this to the inside to 'hold' the easel.  I covered this in double sided sticky tape and then sprinkled gold, silver and bronze sequins along this, to look like treasure.  I also added some 'treasure' to the front of the card.

To finish, I printed the sentiment, layered it onto gold card and added to the inside of the card.  I then added Tom's name and made a jolly roger flag from a magnum stick and a scrap of skull and crossbones fabric I had in my stash.

I hope Tom likes it.  Before that though, it will be going on display at my craft fair at the weekend.

Happy Crafting!



  1. Hi..Lovely card, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFT x carol

  2. great project and thanks for sharing with us at craft

  3. Oh my gosh, this is fabulous! The coloring is perfect and it comes complete with a treasure too! Beautiful work here and perfect for our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Thank you so much for joining us. :)
    Lisa x

  4. What a great easel card idea. I love the treasure, and your flag...and your image is wonderfully coloured. Thanks for joining the Kids & Teens Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.


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