Lighthearted Thanks

Ideas sometimes have a life of their own. They travel from person to person, growing and changing a little bit each time they swap minds.

I love that the world of stamping fosters the sharing of ideas. We do card swaps, CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) challenges, clubs, and post our images online all with the idea that our ideas can help inspire other artists.

Sometimes you see something and it sticks in your mind and you can’t ever figure out where you first saw it. At other times the history of how an idea has evolved is well documented.

Today’s card has an “idea history” that can actually be traced.

This idea started out (as far as I know) in the brain of Desire Spenst. Her card looked like this:


Next, Mary Fish got the idea and made something new, with new stamps and colors and sentiments. Her card looked like this:


Now, almost 6 years later after this idea was originally born, it came to me! I wanted to see what this card would look like with the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set (c) Stampin’ Up. Here’s what my card looks like:


Sadly, Lighthearted Leaves was only available for a short time. It’s so pretty! The next person who uses this idea will have to once again reinvent it once again.

I can’t wait to see how this idea continues to grow!

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Materials Used:

Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon

Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive

Stamps: Lighthearted Leaves, Thankful Forest Friends (c) Stampin’ Up

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