Friday, 21 June 2013

A Split Personality

Salutations. Today I had the displeasure of dealing with a raging splitster demon. I received a raven from Gamsolton requesting aid after the demon wandered into the village and started creating problems for the townsfolk. These demons are particularly difficult to control due to their split personalities. One minute they can be charming you, and the next thing you know there’s a dirk through your belly. 

So here is the story with this crazy card. My siblings and I decided to get our parents tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld. But because they are kind of expensive, we split it between a Father’s Day gift and my mom’s birthday present. Instead of making two separate cards (because that would be too normal), I decided to make one card with a split personality. So here we go.

I started by stamping The Greeting Farm’s “Sunday” and “Sasha” images and chopping them down the middle, earning me +193 two-faced exp points. I then coloured them using Prismacolor pencils, trying to keep their colour scheme similar. Setting those aside I folded my gatefold card and picked out some papers for each side. I wanted it to look like two separate cards if you viewed the halves individually, with only the people to "tie to together".
I cut the letters using the Birthday Bash cartridge and using a white gel pen added some dashes. I decided the Sasha side didn't look birthday-ie enough, so I cut some balloons using the Create-A-Critter cartridge. It still looked too plain to me so I stamped the Unity “One Night Only” image and cut it out to add to each side of the card.

So...I apologize. I forgot to take the picture before writing in all our names; I was so excited when I was finished this card (it took a reeeeeeeeeally long time to make). Inside I stamped the sentiment(s) then added the Unity “Better Together” image to represent my mom and dad on a date {lol}. On the bottom I made a pocket and decorated it using the Unity “Misplaced Chevron” stamp. Still looked too plain, so I added the word bubble from the Unity “Hiya Gorgeous” set and some lols from The Greeting Farm’s “Special Autumn” set. 

I then made these tickets to put in the pocket. I stamped the “One Night Only” image again and this time stamped in red the actual date of the show, what the show was and who it was for. You can’t tell from the picture, but I used my perforating blade on the edges of these tickets and where it says “save this stub this is your receipt”. (I don’t even think my parents noticed that detail). Oh well.

This card will do double duty in the following challenges:

I rode into Gamsolton and after some digging around located the splitster demon. It cast a +55 charm spell, but luckily I had swallowed some tango-root beforehand, anticipating this move, so it didn’t affect me. One strike with my blade, Kraft Knife, was all it took to send the creature back from whence it came.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

3 comments:

Ms Scrapmess said...

What an amazing card - bravo! You really went out of your way and it shows, you should be very proud :) Thank you for joining us at Anyone for Anya!

Janine said...

Yes truly amazing and such a lot of effort - thanks for entering this one in the FOSTV Birthday challenge.

Maxam Made said...

Very Cool Card!!
Ginny M @FOSTV

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