Thursday, 1 May 2014

A Murder Takes Flight

Today my lord husband and I were riding through the mountain woods on our way back to the Guild Hall after a successful day of raiding when we noticed the sky had turned orange, meaning the sun was about to go down. We stopped our horses on the edge of a bluff where we had a view of the incredible sunset, relishing the romantic moment, even if we were both in sweaty armor. My horse, Ruffles, kicked a stone over the edge, breaking the perfect silence and a murder of crows flew into the air from the trees below.

I started this card by stamping the tree and birds from the Unity “With Sympathy” set (I know weird...using a sympathy set for a mother’s day card). I then cut the single strip into three equal squares and inked the backgrounds with Distress Ink.  The white panel I embossed using my Cuttlebug, earning me +194 texturization XP points. The top sentiment was stamped using the My Pink Stamper “Family & Friends” set and the bottom one was stamped with an Inkadinkado stamp.

On the inside I printed out the sentiment on my computer and then stamped the edges using the Inkadinkado “Decorative Corners” set. 

I used that same stamp on the inside to tie it all together.

This card will soar into the following challenges:

Suddenly we realized how far we were from the Guild Hall and decided to ride hard to make it back before dark. These woods would be crawling with deadly, high level demons once the sky turned black, and we didn’t want to be caught in them with the meager supplies we had remaining after a full day of raiding.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

25 comments:

Hazel said...

I love this one, the colours are beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Catherine L said...

i love this - the design is lovely and the colouring beautiful

Miwa said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors!

Ruby said...

Beautiful card. Love this colours.

Sharla said...

Love the long and skinny style and the gorgeous colors! Thank you for joining us at Pile It On!! :)

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

oh how beautiful! I love the super bold squares in contrast to the embossed white card base

JPScraps said...

Awesome card! Great idea using the sympathy set!!

Crystal said...

I love the 3 paneled stamping and the pretty orange sunset color!

veronica said...

i love your card! it is beautiful the way the blocks are separated.

Rose said...

beautiful and i love the embossing :) So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week.

Sue D said...

Great card design and beautiful colors.

dija farukee said...

Love the 3 panel stamping. Great card.

Anne Lise Johannessen said...

Great card :) Thanks for joining our challenge at OSAAT. ~ Anne Lise ~

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I think you did a great job reminding us to look at our stamps and use them differently they they were originally intended. This is a beautiful mother's day card and no one would know that you used sympathy stamps. So glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Love the colours chosen, Mi'lady and what a fine woman thy mother must be to receive such a perfection! Utmost thank for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

Fabulous! The backgrounds are gorgeous and suit the stamped images so well. I love the contrast with that embossed background. It's refreshing to see a lon and narrow card. I like the way your layout emphasizes that as well. Really striking. Thanks for joining our Up in the Air/Things That Can Fly Challenges at Craft your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon. Glad you both got home safely!

Donna K said...

I am really liking the shape of this card. Beautiful colors and layout!

Gaylynn said...

I think this is beautiful stamping for mother's day. :)

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Very nice card. I love the rich colours and the contrast of the black.

Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your passion - Up in the Air Challenge.

Lynn, CYP DT

Anna Jasiolek said...

Your card is a fabulous example of good old stamping, perfect for our challenge at Pile It On. Thank you for joining in and don't forget to check on Wednesday who is the winner.
Hugs,
Anna xxx

Aunty Sue said...

love the style and images thanks for sharing at crafty sentiments

Leanne said...

Very nicely done, love the images you stamped and the embossing too. Very pretty. Nice touch with the bow/ribbon too. Thanks for playing our Anything Goes with a twist add an embellishment challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

Leanne DT@OCS

Wildfire said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! :)

Petya DT

Shari said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper and good luck in the challenge.

Laura O'Donnell said...

great job on the tall card!

Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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