It’s Studio Challenge time at the Baker’s Dozen and this month our challenge is to CASE another Baker’s Dozen member! I LOVE this challenge! I find myself CASEing cards from Pinterest or the DT gallery any time I’m stuck or not feeling the mojo when making a card. I usually just pull in bits and pieces of other cards that I like to get the creativity flowing. It usually works like a charm! I am so excited about this challenge and can’t wait to see what every one has been up to! Here’s out challenge:
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 was assigned to CASE Charmaine! and I’m really excited about that! Charmaine has such a fun, clean and simple and colorful style that it didn’t take me long to figure out what I needed to do. I found this card in the gallery to case and got to work.
Here’s Charmaine’s card:
And here’s my CASE:
While making my card I wanted to make sure I added some key elements that I really admire about Charmaine’s style and that I noticed a lot while studying her gallery – lots of color, great use of die cuts, lots of bows and ribbon and a CAS style.
Here’s how I made my card:
- Start with a 4.25″ x 5.5″ cardbase out of red cardstock.
- Cut two pieces of 4″ x 3″ pieces of patterned paper and matte together on a piece of Choice Snow White cardstock.
- Stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner of the patterned paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
- Add a piece of red ribbon over the seam between the two pieces of patterned paper.
- Stamp the Penguin Pals Christmas tree stamp on Choice Snow White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
- Color the image with Copic Markers. Add highlights to the ornaments and star with a white gel pen.
- Die cut the image with the middle Label Stacklets 2 die and attach to cardbase using foam tape.
- Die cut snowflakes using the Make a Snowflake die in various colors.
- Glue snowflakes to the corners of the main image panel, layering in some places.
- Use Diamond Stickles to add sparkle to the snowflakes and the ground under the penguins feet.
Here’s a close up of how the image is colored:
Now it’s time to see who the rest of the team CASE’d and what they came up with!
- Charmaine Ikach
- Jen Shults
- Jodi Collins
- Karen Giron
- Melody Rupple
- Regina Mangum
- Sankari Wegman
- Shannon White
- Shelly Mercado
- Stephanie Kraft
- Taylor VanBruggen
- Wanda Guess
Dies used on my card: