“There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.”
I recently created this card and I’ve got to say, I absolutely love it! I went through quite an adventure to make this card. If you want to know how, keep reading.
I was sitting on my chair, just wondering what to do. I was so bored, I can’t tell you! I already had my mind set on making a card, I was just wondering how I was going to make it.
Later in the day, I was surfing the net, to find Lady Liberty. I thought about a fact my teacher told me a long time ago, about Lady Liberty. The torch was gilded with with thin papers made of gold. Then it struck me! I rushed down to my garage, and picked up a few silver gilding sheets and some glue. I would make a silver-gilded card!
I wanted to cover the card with the silver gilding paper, then I would garnish the card with some sequins. To top it off, I would stamp the word “Laugh” right on top.
I hadn’t done gilding in about a year, so I had no idea how the card would turn out, but still, the surprise element fired me up. I spread the glue all over my card base and delicately placed the gilding sheet right on top the milky white card.
After about ten minutes of waiting, I started brushing away flakes of silver dust, and what I saw was horrific! The silver hadn’t made it to some big parts of the paper. I hastily tried fixing it, but I couldn’t. It was no use. I would just have to go through with the rest of my plan. I started gluing on sequins to the card. It was the only thing so far which was beautiful. I took out my stamping materials and stamped the word “laugh” on the silver, but the image just couldn’t be seen! Then I realized that it’s impossible to stamp on silver gilding sheets! How could I keep messing up like this?
I ripped some card and shaped it to be a rustic ripped rectangle. I took some distress ink in the color of yellow, and started giving the paper an old look. Since my card was already looking rustic, I couldn’t add anything fancy to it.
I stamped my image, and this time the image was clear. I glued the piece to my card. My card wasn’t that bad. In fact, it was actually really nice. It was abstract and different. My work was great. A happy accident.
If you want to make this card…
1. Recollections Cardstock
2. Silver Gilding Foil by Martha Stewart or Gold Leaf by Martha Stewart
3. Green Doodlebug Sequins
4. Black Archival Ink Pad (Pigment ink)
*All of this can be found on either Amazon, or at your local Michael’s*