You may recall the succubi we vanquished last fall, and how difficult that battle was. I foolishly thought we had seen the end of these terrible creatures, but I was gravely mistaken. The Lady Commander of Copics and I were cleaning out some of the old rooms in the catacombs, when I came across one that was filled with ancients texts. As I am invariably drawn to books, I soon found myself sitting on the cold stone floor of the room, open texts strewn about. When the Lady Commander came to see if I was done with that room, I was in the same position, more books piled around me. “Have you been sitting there, reading this whole time?” she asked, incredulously. I looked up at her, guilt written all over my now dusty face. “And I suppose there’s nothing from this room that you’re willing to part with?” she asked, picking up a nearby wordsmith tome. “Look at this junk,” she said, idly flipping pages. Suddenly, a succubi burst forth from the pages, shrieking and advancing towards us with outstretched claws.
started this card by making the background. I spritzed some blue and
red Dylusions spray ink on a piece of paper, making a right mess of my
desk. After that was dry I used the Dylusions “Letter Jumble” stencil
and sprayed it with some black Dylusions spray ink, staining my hands
black. I tore a page from an oooooooold dictionary (like I had this
dictionary when I was in elementary school) and stamped the Stampotique
image onto it. I really like that stamp, but it is probably my least used out of my Stampotique lot. I specifically chose the dictionary page that had words like
“grumpy, gruff, grumble, growl”, because I thought it went well with the
sentiment. That was stamped using my shiny new stamp set - Dylusions
“Say It How It Is”. Distressed the heck out of everything, added a
couple brads and some cordy string and called it done.
the inside I stamped the sentiment using one of my Stampotique stamps.
The coffee cup I stamped on some leftover paper from that dictionary
page using the Crafty Secrets “Coffee and Tea” set. I added a little
border using the Dylusions “Further Around the Edge” set. I’m not sure
exactly what I will use this card for, or who the recipient will be, but
it makes me laugh.
On the envelope I stamped some more of that border to make the envelope all matchy match.
This card will shamble into the following challenges:
Stampotique Designer’s Challenge #88: Use Text
Paper Playtime Challenge #4: Sentiment Stamps
Love to Create Challenge #54: Wrap It Up
Simon Says Stamp and Show: The Stamp You Love (but don’t use)
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #6: Anything Goes
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #258: Something Old (that dictionary page is from my old elementary school dictionary - at least 22 years old!)
MFP SpeedyTV Simple Salutations Challenge #34: Anything Goes
the succubi stumbled closer, I reached for the dirk I was wearing on my
hip. Angela stood gaping at the demon, the wordsmith tome from whence
the creature had emerged, still clutched in her hand. As soon as the
creature was within striking distance I drove my dirk through its
gnarled neck, black liquid gushing over my hands. As the demon crumpled
to the floor my sister and I looked at each other and at the
same time declared, “Dibs out on cleaning that up!”
~ Guild Master Crystal ~