Today we were visited by an elf named Scruffy who had fled from King Ruston’s court. He came to the Crafters Guild seeking asylum, as the King’s men were now hunting the little guy down for escaping. I asked Scruffy why he had fled the court and he explained he was tired of being laughed at for the royal courtiers' amusement. He wanted to do something with more meaning. When he heard about a clan of elves living in the north who constructed toys for the Winter Festival, he thought he could join them and do something constructive...literally.
I started this card by stamping “Scruffy” by Make it Crafty and colouring him with Prismacolors. I added some glossy accents to the bells on his hat (which you can see a lot better if you click the picture and make it big) and set that aside to dry. I dug aaaaaaaaall the way to the bottom of my paper stash to find that super glittery paper that I bought on sale three years ago, and used it for the background. I stamped the banner using the Lawn Fawn “Bannerific” set and then stamped the sentiment inside using the My Pink Stamper “Christmas Wishes” set. I cut the ornament out using the Winter Frolic cartridge and embossed it with some snowflakes using my Cuttlebug.
On the inside I stamped the sentiment using a cheap Recollections brand set. The baubles I stamped using the Dylusions “Christmas Borders” set and coloured them in using Distress Markers.
I stamped some more baubles on the envelope to match the outside of the card, earning me +382 coordination exp points.
This glittery Christmas card will sparkle in the following challenges:
CHNC Challenge #116: Merry and Bright (I used lots of bright colours for this card!)
I told Scruffy the Lady Commander of Copics and I would help smuggle him to the northern region, where the toy making elves resided, as I sympathized with his plight. King Ruston’s court was known to be a cruel one, and I wasn’t going to send the poor guy back. We donned our winter furs, packed the sleds, attached them to the direwolves, and set out over the snowy tundra to set poor Scruffy free.
~ Guild Master Crystal ~