Ahoy Matey!!!

Image © Stampin’ Up! 1990 – 2008

James had a birthday today. My Maddy was off to a party today with her friend James. We made this card and gift card wallet before she left. The card was sooooooo much fun to make. It was made using the ahoy matey set with the happy birthday from occasional greetings. This is a great, versatile set with lots of greeting options. The map on the card wallet was put on using the jumbo roller = maties map. It was inked with stazon so we could water colour. The brilliant and vibrant colours were easily achieved using the watercolour pencils. The SU! pencils are of the highest quality and I am ALWAYS happy with the result. I seem to do a quicker and better job with these. I scribble a bit of colour down the left and bottom of the part to be coloured and use my aqua painter to drag the colour up into the image. This leaves the illusion of shading without having to layer colours. Ideal for a quick kids birthday card!

I have watercoloured here on confetti cream. The confetti cardstock is great to watercolour on when you don’t have the option of watercolour paper. SU! watercolour paper is the BEST, but confetti works well………

I actually stuck the wallet onto the inside of the card for a change ……. the treasure chest helped point to where the pressie was stashed…….James will love his trip to the bookshop next week…..so will his mum – keep him quiet for a while LOL!!


One thought on “Ahoy Matey!!!

  1. How gorgeous, the colouring is beautiful. I love that the gift wallet was inside the card, no chance of it getting misplaced…..After seeing what you have done with it ‘Ahoy Matey’ is on my wishlist….

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