Sunday, January 27, 2008

Copycat . . .

The word "copycat" popped into my head as I was making this card, inspired by this card by Stampin' Kub. A fan of his simple, clean looking style, I could "stamplift" just about everything this guy makes. I particularly liked this card because it has an Asian feel. Granted, I did not have the stamp he used and had to "make do" with a stamp from the Wordsworth Comfort Collection set. After several attempts to trace a square with a My Legacy Writer, I finally resorted to the computer and printed a couple squares on White Daisy cardstock. The other colors are Desert Sand, Black, and Twilight (textured cardstock again). I roughed up the edges of the white cardstock with my edge distresser, and because the jute created a lumpy surface, I mounted the white piece to the desert sand piece with foam mounting tape. Foam tape was used again to adhere the focal point piece to my Twilight 5-1/2 inch square base. Two pewter brads complete my copycat rendition of Kub's great card.

While I've been inspired by several other cards I've seen in the blogosphere recently, my next post will be something original or as first-hand as a card can be. I tend to think that most of the ideas floating in my head came from somewhere. Inspiration, after all, is everywhere!

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

It's called "stamplifting" and it's what I do more often than not because I cannot come up with an original idea to save my soul. LOL I CAN take an idea I see and tweak it, but original ideas...I'd never create ANYTHING!

Gorgeous! That's what this is!