Monday, 6 May 2013

An Inventive Scam

Today the Lady Commander of Copics was telling me of a bizarre machine the mad inventor was trying to sell her when he was in the village. A device that he claimed would replace the sending of letters by raven and owl. He said it would allow your voice to travel over the countryside to distant realms and talk with people instantly. It sounded a little farfetched to me - black magic maybe. 

I created this CAS card using the Unity “Hello Friend” set. I inked the edges of the panel using a combination of Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distress Ink to give it an aged effect, earning me +194 vintage exp points. Some brown-ish buttons threaded with some earthy cord finished off this super CAS creation.

On the inside I used the same Distress Inks around the edge of the paper to age it approximately 42 years  - a fine vintage if I do say so. I then stamped the sentiment using the MFP “Be Wild & Free” set. The vintage lady came from the Crafty Secrets “Coffee & Tea” set.

On the envelope I envelope...I really don’t know what got over is an aptly named Unity stamp -  “Scripted Envelope.” I still don’t know what I was thinking...

This CAS card will call on the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Inspired By (I heard the Pink Floyd Song “Comfortably Numb” on the radio which starts out “Hello, Is there anybody in there?” It made me think of this stamp set which I had bought awhile ago and had yet to use. I don’t even like Pink Floyd, but it got me to ink up a virgin stamp, so I guess it worked out - lol.

I asked the Lady Commander if the inventor had actually demonstrated this mystical device. She said he couldn’t as the person “on the other end” would also have to be in possession of said device, and as he hadn’t sold one yet.....sounds like a scam to me.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Dan said...

Great card, I love the corded buttons on the front and that phone stamp is a good one. As regards the inside, are you sure you aged it 42 years? It definitely looks 44 years old to my eyes! :) Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

stamping sue said...

wonderful card. brown tones work beautifully for telephone card.
thank you for joining simple salutations #43. good luck in drawing
stamping sue

Lisa Carroll said...

Fabulous card! Love how you finished off the inside as well! :) Thank you for joining us in the "Happy Mail" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

A fabulous card. love how you finished it and the color is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons

Joan Macdonald said...

Love these cards. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

Joan x

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