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Treasure Map Card: Penny’s Pink Pirates

This card was sent as a valentine to a little friend who loves pirates – and pink – but this would be great any time of year as a birthday card or for any occasion for kiddos!

Treasure Map Card

Sometimes a stamp set totally inspires a card – and this Pirate Party set from Clearly Besotted said it wanted to be a treasure map! I say often that I love stamping and coloring all the stamps in a set, and this card was the perfect way to do that! The coloring is REALLY simple – I didn’t fuss with shading really to any extent, except to continually darken the brown background so the images would pop. So remember – when your design is intricate, you can let other parts of it take the back stage! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The Stickles and Wink of Stella made the card sparkle and shine – two tools that I love having on hand for blinging out a special card!
Sandy Allnock Treasure Map Pirate Card



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  1. Stamps: Clearly Besotted Pirate Party, (Dies)
  2. Paper: Neenah Cardstock, Solar White, 25 pk
  3. Coloring Mediums:
    1.  Copic Markers E51, RV14, RV10, RV02 Y17, E01, E43, E37, E44
    2. Wink of Stella Glitter Marker, Clear
    3. Ranger Stickles, Diamond

19 thoughts on “Treasure Map Card: Penny’s Pink Pirates

  1. This is so cool! Thanks for the template as it will certainly be a big help.

  2. Such a fun card! My daughter just decorated my grandson’s new room in pirate — I may “lift” this idea. Thanks!

  3. So sweet of you to offer that free template.

  4. OMG! This is just an adorable card. Penny is going to love it. You demonstrate and make it so easily understandable. Thanks, 🙂

  5. What a great card! She is going to LOVE it! Thank you for the template! That was very kind of you to share your work!

  6. So adorable Sandy, what a sweet card. Looks like a fun one to colour.

  7. Great video. Adding more brown (darker) really makes a difference…thanks for showing. Neat card and I’m sure Penny will love your card as well.

  8. So adorable! Great idea to make the treasure map!

  9. You just made me so happy. I think I smiled through that entire video. Not only is this a sweet card, but you are a sweetheart for loving that little girl so much. Some of the simplest little moments in a person’s life can make a profound impact, and this is bound to make Penny feel very special. God bless you!

  10. Love all your work, but this card really made me smile. Probably because pirates are so popular in this family. Love it!

  11. What a great idea for a kid’s card! I loved those maze puzzles when i was that age. Would make a cute Easter card too – have the bunnies finding the eggs! OK, I’m set!! Thank you!

  12. This is way fun! Miss Penny is a very lucky child, indeed!

  13. This is the cutest idea ever! Love the pink pirates and the treasure map idea! Running to pin it right now! 🙂

  14. What a cute card and a great idea to make a treasure map. Love the pink and shine. I will have to look at my stamps differently. TFS

  15. Oh my goodness, I love this! This would be absolutely perfect for my little niece! Thank you so much for providing a template!

  16. Anything pink is good in my world! Cute pirates!

  17. Penny is going to be so excited.

  18. This is such an adorable card – the interactive component is wonderful!

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