Today the Guardian of Glitter and I spent the day wandering through Frosty Forest grinding some low level forest dwellers to earn some extra XP. Everything was going swimmingly until we unexpectedly ran into a mini boss - Hedgie. We were certainly taken unprepared, having brought hardly any tonics and elixirs with us. We had cleared Frosty Forest of mini bosses and guardians months ago; all that was supposed to be left were the low level minions that kept regenerating! We had no choice but to battle Hedgie and his owl companion using our minimal supplies.
I started this card by stamping out the little scene using the Lawn Fawn “Frosty Friends”, “Critters in the Forest” and “Winter Owl” sets. I coloured everything using Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs Distress Markers and my Hydra Brush of +50 wetness. By sticking to those three colours it gave everything a vintage sepia tone. I distressed the edges with my bladed weapon Paper Distresser and inked around the edges. The sentiment I stamped using the Unity “Warm Winter Comforts” itty bitty. Some brass brads finished off the front.
On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the Echo Park “Holly Jolly Christmas” set and added some snowflakes from the Lawn Fawn “Frosty Friends” set using Tea Dye Distress Ink.
The envelope was decorated using the same snowflakes and Tea Dye Distress Ink to make everything super match, earning me +1405 coordination exp points which was enough to go up two levels!
This vintage looking Christmas card will age in the following challenges:
As fate would have it, luck was on our side, and with some skillful rolling we were able to pass all our combat checks and fell the evil Hedgie. Our supplies completely exhausted, the Guardian of Glitter and I decided to take our leave of Frosty Forest. I was however worried that something more sinister was afoot in the forest. How did the mini boss return after the guild had cleared it? Perhaps a rogue necromancer? We would have to bring some better weapons and a larger party to investigate.
~ Guild Master Crystal ~