December 18, 2012

Baker's Dozen December Studio Challenge!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

It's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge!  Here is this month's question:

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 am SO excited (and seriously, intimidated) to case the absolutely FABULOUS Jen Shults.  Sheesh...that girl has mad skillz (grin).  Have you SEEN her coloring?  Color me impressed!!

I headed on over to the Taylored Expressions Gallery and perused Jen's awesome gallery.  I finally decided to case her darling card HERE.  The Taylored Expressions Gallery is a wealth of inspiration!  There is a gallery for all of the Baker's Dozen Team Members (current and alumni) along with a gallery for every single Taylored Expressions stamp set!

I used the same layout, stamp set, and Taylored Dies for embellishments, but changed:

1. The patterned paper;
2. The colors;
3. Added a button to the snowflake; and
4. Drew a frame around the focal image instead of doodling (I can't pull that off...mine just looks messy while hers looks amazing).

So, I started by stamping this sweet trio of snowmen from The Cool Crowd in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock.  I then cut out the panel with Rectangle Nestabilities and while the panel was in the die, traced around the inside with a Copic Multliner to create the frame.

I colored them with Copic Markers and then added Crystal Stickles to certain parts of them, and the ground beneath them.  I added a border cut with the Small Scallop Border Taylored Die along the top of the panel.  All of the patterned papers are Homemade 6 Bean Soup from Jillibean Soup.

I added a larger border along the bottom part of the top patterned paper panel using the Medium Scallop Border Taylored Die.  The snowflake was cut using the awesome  Make A Snowflake Taylored Dies and I added some twine and topped it off with a button.  All of the layers were sponged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (except for the Buttercream layers) and were popped up with Foam Tape for lots of dimension.

Here are the Copic Markers I've used on my card:

Here are the Taylored Dies I've used on my card:

Check out what the rest of the team has created by case-ing one another today here:
 Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps:  The Cool Crowd from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Choice Buttercream (TE), Kraft (MFT) and Homemade 6 Bean Soup (Jillibean Soup)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Rectangle Nestabilities, Twine, Button, Glitter, Small Scallop Border Taylored Die, Medium Scallop Border Taylored Die, Copic Multliner, Make A Snowflake Taylored Dies and Foam Tape

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  1. Hi Jodi!! This is tooo much fun! Your card is PERFECTION! I like your take on it - to use the same stamps. LOVE it actually! Your color choices are happy and fun! Have a great day!:-)

  2. Oh MY goodness! You did Jen perfectly! The twine, the kraft, the distress inking! So fun! I'm having trouble remembering which blog I'm on! ;)

  3. Jodi this is gorgeous the snowmen are adorable and the layout and colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

  4. Oh You totally Rocked Jens style Jodi!! Wowie!! Love your Awesome take on her card and love the added sparkle and fun dp's you chose too! Beautiful coloring too Lady! Love it! 8-)


  5. Wonderful version of Jen's card Jodi! I love all the sparkle!

  6. Fabulouse card, Jodi! LOVE the sweet snow trio and all the added sparkle!

  7. Jodi, your SKILLZ really did Jen's justice! So darling and these guys just make me SMILE! XOXO

  8. Love this Jodi! You really captured Jen's fabulous style in your card and your mad skillz are amazing!! Love that snowflak and twine - yum!

  9. Sooo totally fun with the cool dp combo and those fun snowman!Love it :)

  10. This is wonderful Jodi! Very me! I love the button on the snowflake and the glitter! So fun!

  11. This is adorable! I love their rosy cheeks! Wonderful coloring Jodi!

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  13. So cute girl!!!! Love the bits of glitter you added....and those rosy cheeks!


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