Monday, 15 April 2013

An X-Citing Visitor

Today we had a visitor to the Guild Hall who called himself The Cajun. The Lady Commander of Copics and I invited him to stay for supper, as Olga was cooking her famous chocobo stew. As I was showing him around the grounds we came across Huxter, one of the house gnomes, who was breaking apart some boulders that were littering the animals grazing area.
“Would you like ‘ta see a trick, ‘mon chere?” The Cajun asked holding up a playing card.
I called to Huxter to move out of the field and nodded to The Cajun. He smiled and the playing card in his hand started to glow! He tossed it with precision at the boulder Huxter had been breaking apart and it exploded into tiny shards of rock.
"After all dis time--an I still manage to impress myself,” he said fingering a deck of cards.

As I don’t have any “playing card” related stamps to fit the challenge theme at Wicked Wednesday, I decided to chop up an old playing card instead. I used a Jack and a King, adhered them together on a red background, earning myself +48 character welding exp points. I then stamped the sentiment from the Unity “Loads of Love” set, thinking it a clever irony considering the “suicide king” is the “heart” I used, and he is decidedly not happy...I mean...he's sticking a sword through his head. I used the Dylusions “Further Around the Edge” set to stamp a border on the white base. 
I then dug deep into my stash and found those sparkly....errr....things to use as embellishments. I remember buying them from Michaels a while ago when they were on the clearance rack, but what I intended to use them for, I have no idea. They are veeeeeeeery puffy and have adhesive that you peel the backs off to reveal. Of course it didn’t work very well, so I got out my Hot Glue Gun of +82 scorching to help the poor things out.

This ATC will be well suited for the following challenges:
Desert Island Crafters Challenge #52 (used #1: no flowers #2: use black or red #3: no markers #6: use glitter #7: bling it up)

I asked The Cajun where he had learned such magiks, but he simply chuckled to himself and said it was just a talent he was born with. After a delicious meal of chocobo stew, he showed us a few more card tricks, then took his leave. I am x-cited to meet more of his comrades, who he assures me know equally impressive magik.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Jenn Borjeson said...

Fantastic, as always. I so enjoy your blog, please don't ever stop entertaining us. :)

Jenn Borjeson said...

P.S. Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday & at DICC. :)

Denice said...

What a fabulous ATC and the border you stamped is perfect! So glad you decided to join us this week at Wicked Wednesday.

stamping sue said...

Like the card theme and the sparkly embellishment. thanks for joining us at simple salutations #40. good luck in drawing
stamping sue

Stephanie U said...

What a fun card! Thanks for using your hoarded items and playing along with us at UIT!

Sharon said...

Looks great! Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday!!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Very cool! I love the pop of gold! Thanks so much for joining us at Use It Tuesday!


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