Sunday, 9 February 2014

A Forgotten Piece of Post

Today was a lazy day spent cleaning the rookery and preparing all the ravens and owls for their massive flight next week, delivering all the Festival of Love letters and cards. Besides the Winter Festival this is their most intense flight and delivery of the year. As I was finishing up, I espied something odd. Peeking out from under a massive mound of straw was the corner of an envelope. I carefully tugged the letter free and gasped when I read the name on the soiled envelope.   

I started this card by masking off the middle strip and then spritzing the rest using some blue Dylusions spray ink. I then used the Lawn Fawn “You’ve Got Mail” set to stamp the post marks down the right side. I stamped the borders of the white strip that was masked with those blue and red dashes that signify mail - lol...I’m not sure what they’re called or what they’re for, but they mean “mail” to me. I stamped the mailbox and letters using the same Lawn Fawn set and coloured them with Prismacolor pencils.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the Lawn Fawn “My Silly Valentine” set and added some little envelopes and hearts.

The envelope was spritzed with some more Dylusions spray ink, making it match the front of the card and earning me +300 spritzy XP points. I added another little envelope flying on some hearts.

This card will be sent into the following challenges:

The letter was addressed to Black Soot-Ture, the evil wizard who has been trying to fell the Festival of Love. Why would there be a letter meant for that foul miscreant in the rookery? Was there a spy in the Guild Hall? A traitor passing information to the nefarious malefactor? It would certainly explain why all our attempts to thwart his plans have failed. Carefully, I transported the letter to the crafting chambers where I could begin testing it to determine its creator and expose the traitor among us.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Marcy said...

Very cute Valentine's day card and great technique for your background! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

rachel said...

great card - love the image and the spraying looks fab! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck x

Mervi said...

Totally stunning valentine card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

Dawn said...

Gorgeous Valentine card!Romantic but not too slushy!
Thanks for playing at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

Céline said...

stunning card
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Emma said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week for our 'Love is in the Air' challenge xx

Lydia said...

beautiful work xx thank you so much for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps xx

Tina Campbell said...

That is so cute:) I like what you did with the inside too, Thanks for playing along with us at Jo's Funday Friday Challenge

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous, I love it! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

verybellemakes said...

Love the image and postal theme! Thank you for joining the One Stitch At A Time challenge this week, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Cindy Groh said...

Love your card. Saw it on MIM and had to stop by for a closer look.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely card and love how you spritzed the outside and then added the stamping. Just lovely.

Thank you for playing along with us this week at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.


Melissa Bove said...

Adorable card and matching envelope!! Love it!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Fun and fabulous card!! Great spray technique! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude

Mayras Designs said...

This is a beautifully designed card !!! I love the colors and how you used the blue !! Thank you so much for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack FFC !!! Hope you join us again !!

Mayra DTM

Love crafts forever said...

Lovely creation.
Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
DT Nataliya

CG said...

Beautiful! Great use of the spray. Love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week! Best, CG

Debora said...

Fabulous card! such a fun background. Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog!Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Velentine Card like the Image.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs Elfie

Bonnie Irvine said...

What a fabulous card and envelope. I love the spritzing and the fun mail theme. The flying hearts and letters make me smile. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes/Valentine's/Love Challenge this fortnight at Craftitude. I hope we see you again soon. I wish you luck sussing out the traitor!

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