I took it to mean a real movie, or a take on a real movie, attending a movie, or even the profession of making a movie, but I was stymied/. I mulled it over for some time. Eventually, my brain said there is one image you instantly associate with a movie you will ALWAYS remember, and that is the lineup graphic for "The Usual Suspects" (1995). Maybe I liked it because I have been taken with Kevin Spacey since he first caught my eye in a long-ago television series called "Wiseguy"; maybe it was because of the twisty plot and surprise ending. But still, how to adapt "The Usual Suspects" to a card without violating copyright laws and without having any stamps which could be put to that use?
I decided to do a total twist on that line-up, using my die sets for the Mini-Crazy Birds and Mini Crazy Cats and Dogs. After all, in our house, whenever something happens, be it the rapid disappearance of pumpkin pie (the cat ate it! is my husband's cry) or the presence of surprise on the carpet (one of the cats really did "do it"),it is the cats who are ":The Usual Suspects".
My first step was to create a line-up "background". I used Yvonne Blair's Journal Buddy" to create horizontal lines and added some Heidi Grace rub-ons for the numbers:
Products used in making this card were:
- Dies: Framelits "Mini Crazy Cats & Dogs" (661694) and "Mini Bird Crazy & Things" (660949)
- Inks: Pigma Micron 05 "black"
- Papers: Paper Studion Value Pack "ivory", scrap black
- Embellishments: Heidi Grace "Journaling Alphabet" rub-ons (28019-19); Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon; Graphic 45 Cityscapes Cardstock Stickers
- Adhesives: Mini- Attacher; Xyron 500 Sticker Maker