A Happy (Card-Making) Accident Chapter 2

Strike While the Iron is Hot!

Yesterday, I shared a happy card making accident.  While the Mojo was flowing, I grabbed another of these laser cut cards and began layering on the gesso and inks.  

001 (2) This time, I embossed the card after the gesso had dried, to add even more yummy texture.   And, I dipped bubble wrap into acrylic paint to create the fun blue dots.  More painting, pouncing and spritzing.  A little hand doodling, ink spattering and general playfulness were employed.  And a handmade flower, watercolored and spattered with ink just kind of set the whole thing off.  The corners were rounded and the front was done.  The hardest part of making this sort of card is waiting for the gesso to dry.  Stamp with Tim Holtz Lost and Found stamp on an embossed Spellbinders Die-D-Lites medallion and your’re home free!  A few more pics: (remember, you can click on the photo for a larger image)

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005 (2)  And the inside:

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009 (2)  Those of you who know me well are aware of my love for the original Winnie the Pooh, and this is one of my favorite quotes.   This is hand-lettered. I was going for whimsy here.  Here are a couple of shots with the decorated envelope:

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I also made another fun discovery while playing with this technique.  I’ll share that with you at a later date…it’s drying right now.  I’m also linking this to the Simon Says Stamp “Anything Goes” Challenge.  

016 (2)  Thanks for taking the time to read my little blog.  I love sharing my happy accidents with you, and would love to hear about some of your accidental discoveries as well.  Please leave a comment… it makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers when you do!  Until next time,



Product used in this post:  Paper Wishes laser cut cards; Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Lost and Found Stamp; Claudine Hellmuth Gesso; Acrylic Paint; Spellbinder’s Die-D’Lites Medallions; My Favorite Things Die-Namics Layered Rose

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8 thoughts on “A Happy (Card-Making) Accident Chapter 2

  1. Anita Houston

    Well Part Deux is a keeper! Seriously, love that extra flowing mojo! That is the cool part! This seriously looks like canvas too! I’d love to see this step out in action. It looks so thick and heavy and just texturally yummy! Beautiful, just stunning! Love the envelope too! And just so you know…PINNING!

  2. Nancy

    This card is wonderful, too – in a different way from the first “happy accident.” And like you, I’m especially fond of Wisdom from Winnie-ther-Pooh. 🙂

  3. Sue

    Another card that I absolutely love! The colors are so beautiful together and I love the verse inside. Such a perfect card for a friend embarking on a big change in life. Beautifully done!!

  4. Tanya Turner

    These “accidents” have taken your art to a whole new level….truly whole new level. Absolutely without reserve….breathtaking….and the words….oh the words of life….

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