I am thinking of suggesting a new line of cards to Hallmark: Cadaver Cards. I had this brilliant idea after taking a step back and looking at this creation.
It started out innocent enough....a lady wanting to make something gender neutral and to get to use a little gel medium. I've never used gel medium before, so I wasn't going to do anything fancy. I just planned a little collage fun.
It all was going together well. I chose the "Nice Knowing You" stamp because it sort of reflects my sense of humor. This phrase is usually said with ominous undertones, but my "voice" was saying it the Kay way....Nice Knowing You!! (With lots of hearts and rainbows popping out.)
I had the background, the symbolic head, the sentiment...but it still needed something. I thought about my fly stamp.
Element wise, I think the flies balanced my card. But, it also tipped the balance from fun to freaky. It struck me that this looked like a card you might send to someone who had just died. Not their family, but the corpse.
If you get this card from me, you are either a really good friend who I know won't be offended, or you have passed away. Check your pulse.