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Valentine you are A Treasure

By Cathy Andronicou
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Shiver me timbers even pirates fall in love, just think of Pirates of the Caribbean, Will Turner and his love for Elizabeth Swan!

Ilina is in full pirate mode with this design.

IlinaCrouse_January15_1_1By Ilina Crouse

Booty: Chameleon Pens Deluxe set: Bark BR5, Hot Cocoa BR2, Bisque NU1, Black BK4, Seville Orange OR4, Crimson Red RD4, Green Grass GR3, Aqua Marine BG4, Royal Blue BL6 and Warm Sunset YO3, Real Red and Basic Black Stampin’ Up! Card stock, Stacked with Love Stampin’ Up! Designer series paper, Crafters Companion White ultra smooth card stock, Memento ink in Tuxedo Black,  My Favorite Things Blueprints 15 die set, Stampin’ Up! Brights Candy Dots, Stampin' Up! set Hey Valentine
Treasure Map:

1. Cut card base out of black card stock and layer from Real Red card stock.

2. Stamp image onto white card stock and color with the Chameleon Pens Deluxe set.

To Color the Pirate hat, use the Black pen and infuse with toning medium for 15-20 seconds. Use the same fuse time for the face, but use the Bisque Chameleon Pen. Start coloring from the upper left corner towards the bottom right (diagonally).

To color the parrot, pant parts, shoes and shirt infuse your pen for 3-5 seconds. For the parrot you will use the Aqua Marine pen, for the pants you will use the Green Grass pen, for the shirt the Crimson Red Pen and for the shoes you will use the Black pen.

To color the chest you will use the Hot Cocoa Pen (the edges), the bark (the base of the chest) and Warm Sunset (the gold inside the chest). For the bottom and larger area of the chest you will need to infuse your Bark pen for 15 seconds and color in same manner as the face and the hat of the pirate. The cover of the chest: infuse your Bark pen for 5-7 seconds and 3 seconds (for the smaller side). For the edges infuse your Hot Cocoa pen with toning medium for 3 seconds for each part. To color the gold items inside of the chest, infuse your Warm Sunset pen for 10-15 seconds and color.

To color the parrot’s beak, belt buckle, belt and the buckles of the shoes you will infuse the pens with toning medium for about 2 seconds. The colors used are the following: parrots beak: Seville Orange, belt buckle: Black, belt: Royal Blue, shoe buckles: Crimson red.

Last but not the least is the coat. For the coat you will use the Royal Blue pen. For the larger areas infuse the pen with toning medium for about 5-7 seconds, and for the smaller area for about 3-4 seconds.

3. Next die cut your image

4.Cut the elements for the card using the Blueprints 15 die out of Real Red, Basic Black and Stacked with Love paper. Arrange onto your card base all the layers, then adhere them.

5. Adhere three real red candy dots above the image. And you are done.



What treasures will fill your heart this year?


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