Pirate Treasure Card

I am in love with the Pirates & Mermaids Stamp Set! (And I don’t care who knows it!) I mean, I knew I adored the mermaid, but I didn’t totally fall for this stamp set until I used this swashbuckling seadog PIRATE on a card! He is just the right mix of rogue and adorable.

The crown jewel on this card (yes, you read that right) is the addition of real jewels spilling out of his treasure box. This element was fun to create and makes a huge impression on this kid’s birthday card. To create the treasure box, I just grabbed the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels and piled them on the card until the spoils sparkled to my heart’s content.

Honorable mention definitely goes to the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. Combined with the Gold Foil Sheets, these make the card worthy of all your pieces of eight.

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Card Making Instructions:

  • Cut a piece of 8 ½ x 5 ½ Real Red Cardstock. Score at 4 ¼ and fold in half with Bone Folder.
  • Cut a piece of Gold Foil Sheets at 2 x 5 ½ and emboss using the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. (The Big Boss.) Adhere to card front with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Stamp the pirate image and “you are a treasure” or “happy birthday” on a piece of Basic White Cardstock sized 2 ¾ x 3 ½. Color the Pirate using Stampin’ Blends Markers in Real Red, Soft Suede, Ivory, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight.
  • Layer the pirate piece on two more cardstock layers: Basic Black 3 x 3 ½ and Basic White 3 ¼ x 3 ¾. Attach to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.   
  • Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp the treasure box image on a scrap of Basic White Cardstock. Trim out the image with Paper Snips. Add Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels all over, creating the spilled treasure look.
  • Send this card to anyone who is a treasure to you! Makes a great masculine anytime card or kids birthday card. Enjoy!

Check out the video for detailed instructions:

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Happy Stampin’!



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
Shop with me anytime: brandi.stampinup.net
   

Mermaid Fun

Seriously, how could summer be almost over? I want more pool days and sunny rays over here. This Mermaid card reminds me of all those summer vibes and that’s why I wanted to share it today.

This mermaid card is actually a Book Binding Card! Have you seen that before? Using your Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer, Cut a Cardstock base to 11″ x 4 1/4″ and score at 4 1/4″ and at 5 1/2″. Fold the card in half then fold the front flap back again. Use some Stampin’ Seal+ to seal the card shut in the 1 1/4″ space by the main fold, and you have a book binding card! Decorate as desired.

Of course you need the adorable Pirates & Mermaids Stamp Set to make the adorable mermaid card. My friend Christine made this card, and she colored the mermaid with a few Stampin’ Blends markers and then used the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen on top. There are a few different dies used to complete the look!

I hope you all get at least one more trip to the pool/beach/ocean before mermaid season ends! Then, we can at least stamp pretty mermaids! Hope you enjoyed learning how to make a Book Binding card!

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Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
Shop with me anytime: brandi.stampinup.net