Today I’m sharing another card from display board at Convention. When these projects wrap up – and it will be soon – I will post a link back to each of the projects so you can bookmark them and reminisce on these maculine-themed projects. Perhaps you could softly play a Celine Dion song on your CD player while you go back through the projects – crying and smiling all the way.
But that’s for a different day. I’ve created an illusion for today’s project. While I think I was relatively successful, I’ve been challenged on this, so I bring it to you to decide. You’ll be impartial, right? If not, please don’t vote. Take a look at the card, and tell me what you see. Then, we’ll discuss:
So, what do you see? If you tell me that you see a coffee cup on a piece of wood with a cross on it, please keep it to yourself. If you see a pill bottle on a bedside table, please stand up and shout it out loud. I was so proud of this card when I finished it, but everyone who is familiar with the catalog sees a coffee cup. Most people who are not familiar with the catalog see it for what it is – again, that’s a pill bottle on a bedside table.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Making a pill bottle out of a coffee cup. The shape of a coffee cup is very similar to the shape of a pill bottle. It’s science. The only difference is that the coffee cup has a lip with a hole so that the coffee can pour into your morning mouth like the juice of the gods. How do you remove the hole? Stamp the lid twice and cut it in half. Lay the top half down on the bottom half, and you will have a seamless lid with no coffee hole. Voila!
- Decorating an unexpected card with unexpected stamps. I looked all over for a symbol I could add to the pill bottle. That’s when I saw it – the ambulance in You’re My Hero has a little, sketched cross that fits perfectly with this sketched pill bottle. The sentiment from World Treasures make a nice border for my Get Well Soon sentiment – AND it kinda’ looks like a comforting pillow, don’t you think?
- The bedside table. I will freely admit that this card didn’t turn out exactly as I wanted. The medicine bottle – yes. The table – I had some issues. I carefully cropped the bedside table from the Oval Accent Bigz Die after I stained the board to look like wood (see the technique here), but I wasn’t terribly excited about the piece I trimmed after I had trimmed it. The real problem came when I glued down the bottle far too high up on the card – it looks like its balanced on the edge of the night table. I’d be happier if I could have started all over – but I had way too many other things to do such that a complete redo was not going to happen. Regardless, I really like the concept of the end result.
Stamp sets: Perfect Blend, You’re My Hero, Delightful Dozen, World Treasures Papers: Smoky Slate, Real Red, Whisper White Inks: Early Espresso, Real Red, Stampin’ Write Markers (Real Red, Early Espresso) Accessories: Oval Accent Bigz Die, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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