Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Carefree was far and away my favorite stamp set in the Spring/Summer Idea Book.

I love the chunky stems and the great leaves and flowers.

I got this lovely, simple card from my downline, Michele.  So what did I do?  I copied it!  (You know the sincerest form of flattery is copying...)

Here's Michele's card:

Here's my version, with the Carefree stamp set (of course!):
I made my card larger - 4" x 5 1/2", but it's the same principle.  The colored part is a band of colored card stock that wraps around the card and slips off the side (to open).

Plus, I liked using the Mocha Opaques.  (I used the middle brown pearls.  I like how they picked up the orange in the Smoothie paper and ink.

I also did first and second generation stamping.  Second generation stamping is where you stamp some of the ink off on a scratch paper (or your project).  The ink is lighter, but still the same tones.

Like how I lifted Michele's idea?  You're next!  (haha) Happy Stamplifting!

Supplies Used:
Carefree stamp set (C1447, $13.95)
Card Stock:  Smoothie, Pear, Colonial White
Inks:  Smoothie, Pear
Sponge Dauber
Mocha Opaques
Colonial White Ribbon (retired)