It is a well known fact around the Guild Hall that my sister, the Lady Commander of Copics, and I have a love affair with mushrooms. Not only are they a tasty treat, but they are super cute as well. Due to our draw to all things mushroomy we are both helpless when it comes to resisting mushroom themed crafting supplies. I had a recent such breakdown while I was shopping at Sameth’s Stamp Shack in the market square. The rubber manipulator watched with amusement as I picked up, put back, picked up, put back, picked up, put back, picked up, put back, picked up... a new mushroom set he had recently created in his laboratory. “Just get it!” Angela exclaimed. “It’s not like they go bad,” she added - which is always our justification for buying any crafting supply that we don’t really need. I raised my eyes to Sameth, who had started to chuckle softly. “I think he makes cute ones on purpose because he knows we are weak against the kawaii,” I whispered to the Lady Commander.
started this card by colouring the background red using Distress Inks. I
attempted to use the Dylusions “Luscious Leaves” stencil and some
Perfect Pearls mist on the background, but you can’t really tell. Meh. I
then used the Dylusions “Further Around the Edge” set to stamp the top
of the paper. The mushroom and sentiment I stamped with my new Unity
set, then coloured the mushrooms using Distress Markers and my Hydra
Brush. I added some hearts and the “xoxo” using a couple Lawn Fawn sets.
the inside I stamped the sentiment using the Lawn Fawn “My Silly
Valentine” set and added that MEGA KAWAII mushroom with a face from the
Lawn Fawn “Gnome Sweet Gnome” set.
stamped the same image from the “Further Around the Edge” set on the
envelope to make it all matchy-match. I also like that it’s not an
overtly valentinesy image, hopefully causing whomever receives this to
pause a moment before opening it - mwaa haaa haaa. This earned me +142
deception exp points.
This mushy card will be the fun-guy in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge #27: Go Hearts/Red
Tammy’s Scrapin’ Corner Challenge #48: Valentines Cards
Incy Wincy Designs: Love is in the Air
Milk Coffee: Valentine’s Challenge
Simply Create Too Challenge #30: Valentine’s Day (or Hearts)
Dream Valley Challenge #50: Valentines
Challenges 4 Everybody #13: Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges2 Challenge 3: Hugs and Kisses
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #3: Mainly Red
One Crazy Stamper February Love Challenge
Friends of SpeedyTV Challenge #58: Valentine’s Day
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #6: Anything Goes
Desert Island Challenge #47 - Used: #1 (Love/Romance), #2 (Hearts), #4 (Pink & Red Theme), #6 (Sentiment)
Unity Friends with Flair (later on this week)
ended up giving Sameth all the silver coins in my purse in exchange for
some crafty accessories to adorn the crafting chambers. I loaded my
purchases into Ruffles’ saddlebags and galloped off towards the Guild Hall,
already feeling guilty about my purchases. Such is life.
~ Guild Master Crystal ~