Today the Guardian of Glitter and I spent a relaxing afternoon gathering fruit. We picked some dark red cherries in the peaceful village of Mapshire, went to the angry town of Thompson and plucked the tangy oranges from their trees, then went to the settlement of Lycanton and snagged some of their gleaming red apples. We wanted to depart Lycanton before nightfall, as all the inhabitants are werepeople and we didn’t want to get involved in any scuffles. Nikki tried to take us down a back alley “shortcut” where we were stopped by a shaddy looking werefox named Redd. He was selling black market strawberries that would supposedly fetch a pretty penny back home, being that they were grown in the swamps of Glitz.
I made this card using a kraft base and some of my precious My Little Shoebox patterned paper. I stamped the jar and strawberries using the Lawn Fawn “Summertime Charm” set and coloured them with Distress Markers and my Hydrabrush of +59 wetness. I then added some brown cord (that we’ve already determined I’m old enough to play with) to the top of the jar. The sentiment I stamped using the Lawn Fawn “Harold’s ABCs” set and used some glittery alphabet letters as well. They are supposed to be adhesive, but they're so old they wouldn't stick, so I had to glue them down "manually". A little raffia tied this card front off. (Wow...I just earned +80 punny points).
On the inside I stamped some images using the “Summertime Charm” set and the sentiment using the My Creative Time “Wow! So Many Candles” set.
To make the envelope match I stamped some strawberries on it, then added the little dash lines...not entirely sure why.
This sweet card will store itself in the following challenges:
Desert Island Crafters Challenge #56 (used #3:patterned paper, #5:ribbon/cording, #6:something glittery & #10:sentiment)
As the Guardian of Glitter’s eyes grew wide at the site of the jarred magically strawberries, I quickly pulled her away and ushered us out of Lycanton as quickly as possible. I had heard nasty rumours of people eating such strawberries and becoming addicted to them, eventually selling everything they own in a vain search for more of the habit-forming fruit. I didn’t need any of my guildys to become dependant on magical fruit!
~ Guild Master Crystal ~