Today I have a happy accident to share! I thought I was going to have to abandon and toss this card because I had no idea of what I wanted the outcome to be; I'd cut it, glued it, took it apart several times. What I did know was I wanted to do a card for a friend going through a difficult time, and that I really wanted to use the little embellishment I'd made as a complement. However, constructing the card just wasn't working. I went back and forth with it about 3 times and was thinking I was going to ruin the paper and have to start over again. Just as I was about to give up -- almost miraculously -- the card began to come together into something I began to like -- by sheer accident:
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The embellie was a metal frame I found in the dollar store. I cut the box-frame edge from around the embossed area, affixed a picture I found on the internet to the inside of the blank and filled it with Glossy Accents. The picture is of a woman with her arms outstetched and reaching towards the sky. Here's the inside of the card which reads, "Father I Stretch My Hands To Thee... No Other Help I Know":
It was pretty top heavy because I had to keep re-doing it and very carefully because of the cut-out front. To keep the bottom from being flimsy I glued on a panel with the sentiment (computer generated). I really like this card and I certainly hope you do to. And, I hope it lets my friend know that in troubling times there's always an answer.
Yesterday I didn't get back to post a beautiful award I recieved from two (2) dear and sweet family-friends, Sandy and Susan: