Greetings. Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I were strolling through the village market, treating ourselves to some new inky accessories, when suddenly the square was flooded with dozens of reporters. Curious as to what the news-worthy event was, we headed in their direction. All of the newshounds were surrounding a little mouse princess who was visiting from Marigold Meadow. Her guards tried to push back the throng of paparazzi, shielding the tiny mouse princess from the flashes of cameras and questions being shouted at her.
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I started this card by colouring the Whiff of Joy “Reporter Henry” image using Prismacolor pencils. I inked around the edges and distressed them with my blade of +20 shabbiness. On the little tag I stamped the background with a Unity stamp making it all subtly wordy, earning myself +100 subterfuge XP points, and then stamped the sentiment using the Lawn Fawn “Smitty’s ABCs” set.
On the inside I stamped the top sentiment with the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set and the bottom one with the Crafty Secrets “Favourite Fellas” set. I then stamped a typewriter image from the Hero Arts “My Type” set...cuz you know...old fashioned reporters...typewriters...they seemed like they should go together.
The envelope was simply stamped using a border from the Dylusions “Further Around the Edge” set.
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As the guards shoved the nosey reporters out of the way, the Lady Commander of Copics and I drew our weapons to keep them at bay, creating a clearing for them to hurry the princess through. As they passed, the last guard in the line turned to me.
“Thank you, my lady. The Princess Squeakla shan’t forget your act of kindness. Please come visit her at Marigold Meadow and you shall be warmly welcomed,” the guard said, bowing his head.
I bowed my head in return and watched the royal party load the tiny mouse princess into her carriage and depart the village.
~ Guild Master Crystal ~