Now on to the card for today's post. As the title of this blog entry suggests, this card drove me absolutely out of my mind! I'm OK with how it turned out, but I'm not sure I'm going to go to this length again for a get well card! If I do, I'm afraid I'd need a get well card for me! Here it is. . .
I was at the grocery store the other day waiting in line, and a couple of women in front of me were talking about a friend of theirs who was sick and "had caught a nasty bug". That phrase made me think about the stamp I had bought but hadn't used yet. So, I got it out and came up with the above. Inspiration comes from everywhere, doesn't it? This one took me forever! I stamped the main image (the jar) on white cs and then I stamped just the lid of the jar on silver metallic cs and cut it out. Then, using an Exacto knife, I cut out the center of the jar. I had a piece of acetate and I pasted it behind the cut out to give the jar a "glass" look. Of course you can't see it from the photo! errrrrr! I used another set of stamps that had several other types of bugs and stamped the background in a slightly darker shade of green (see pic below).
I then picked the caterpillar to be the main bug in the jar, colored him with markers and cut him out. I poked "air holes" in the lid with a paper piercing tool and then poked a hole on each side for the raffia ribbon for the bow.
Remember, you can click on all the pictures for a larger view. As I was putting it all together, the plain, white card stock just didn't look right. . .it needed something. So I got a lime green marker out and started dotting the cs. I had to keep cleaning the acetate to get the finger prints off. I also raised the jar section with foam squares so that it gave it more of a 3-D effect. The sentiment I created on my computer and printed off on cs.
There you have it! Honestly, it took me over an hour to make this card! That stupid paper raffia that I used for the bow kept ripping every time I would poke it through or try to tie it. That took me 5 tries and about 3 feet of raffia! LOL Oh well, somebody has to be really sick to get this one!
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