Handmade Cards, Seven Hills Crafts DT

Treasure Map Fold Out Card

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’. All these images are from the Lawn Fawn Ahoy Matey stamp set.

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.

I’m entering this card into the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.

7 thoughts on “Treasure Map Fold Out Card”

  1. this is SO amazing!!!! oh my gosh!! i could look at it all day!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the map and how it is also interactive! amazing!! wow! Thank you so much for playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! 😀

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  2. This is just awesome! Love all the detail. You clearly worked very hard on this! Beautiful job. Thanks for playing with us at Lawn Fawnatics!

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