Today I found the Lady Commander of Copics at the harbour, booking passage aboard a ship to take her to the Floundering Reef where she would search for the Duke of Dies who failed to arrive at the Guild Hall the other day. When I saw the captain of the vessel, I was agast. A beautiful woman with curly black hair cascading down her back stood upon the ship, ordering her deck hands to prepare to disembark. Her right eye was covered with a patch and she wore a sword at her hip.
“That is most definitely a pirate,” I said to my sister.
“Well obviously. But what choice do I have? I am but a poor adventurer. I haven’t the gold coins to book passage upon a proper passenger ship.”
“But…a pirate ship? There is sure to be danger. Who knows if they will even take you to the Floundering Reef!” I exclaimed.
“That is where they are headed. They found an old treasure map and it leads them to the reef. All I have to do is cast a simple location spell when we get there, and they are letting me come along for free.”
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I started this card by colouring the Delicious Doodles “Gothicka” image using Prismacolor pencils, blending them with Gamsol. The map I stamped using the There She Goes “Shiver Me Timbers” set, cutting it out and inking it with Distress Ink to make it look old and more...mappy. The sentiment also came from the “Shiver Me Timbers” set and earned me +244 punny XP points.
On the inside I stamped the top sentiment using the There She Goes “Ship Happens” set and the bottom one using the My Pink Stamper “Friends and Family” set.
The envelope I crafted using some patterned paper and my scoreboard of great creasing. I slapped a blank address label to the front so you could actually write someone’s name or address on it.
This card will sail the high seas into the following challenges:
Desert Islands Crafters Challenge #78 (used 2, 5, 6, 7, 10)
I worried about this arrangement that the Lady Commander had worked out with the shady looking captain of the pirate ship. The fact that she wore a crown with a skull, surely meant that there would be trouble on this voyage but nothing I said would convince the Lady Commander to stay and simply send a raven to the Duke of Dies. I silently cast a protection spell upon her as I waved from the docks, watching the pirate ship sail away, wondering if this was the last I would see of my dear sister.
~ Guild Master Crystal ~