It's time for this month's Studio Challenge at Taylored Expressions! This is a fun challenge where the Baker's Dozen answers the challenge and also provides a tip or trick related to that challenge.
The question for December is:
Inpsiration is all around us. Many of us learned to stamp by CASEing other stampers we admired. (CASE = Copy and Share Everything) We want everyone to know that, not only is CASEing perfectly OK, it's actually pretty flattering and a lot of fun! And it can be especially helpful in the midst of the busy holiday season when it's hard to think straight! So take some inspiration from your fellow Baker's Dozen Teammates, and show us how you can turn any great inspiration into a fabulous holiday card!
I had the pleasure of CASEing Wanda for this challenge! There was so much beautiful eye candy to choose from, but the card I decided on was this sweet little number!
I thought Wanda's card was an ADORABLE birthday card. I loved the layout and decided it would make a great holiday card too!! Instead of using patterned paper, I used the Holly Cutting Plate to create my "background". After diecutting, I adhered the holly piece to a pink cardstock piece and then die cut the circle opening. Next I die cut the circle opening from the red cardstock matte. I used the Merry Little Cocktail set from TE. I stamped and colored the merry drink and added some Stardust Stickles to give it some holiday sparkle.
Once the card was all put together, I added holly with a red pearl pen and embossed the sentiment in white onto black cardstock. That was die cut with the Bracket Frame Die. So, to CASE Wanda's adorable card, I kept the layout the same but changed the papers/colors and the theme to holiday! Simple, right? Well, we'd LOVE to see what you CASE from the TE Gallery!!
Use a card that you like as a "blueprint" for your card. If you like the layout, use that as your guideline and change the stamps and/or colors to make your version. If you like elements of a card, use those as your guideline. . .maybe the designer you chose uses buttons with twine as her "signature" or stitching. Find what you like about a card and use that as your starting point. It's a lot of fun, I promise! Check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen CASEd today! :)