It's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge. This is a monthly opportunity for us to share what makes our stamping studios hum. Each month we will have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.
The theme for August is:
PROJECT RUNWAY! Do you watch this show? It's perfect for creative types like us! On PR, the designers are given crazy challenges each week and asked to maintain their own personal style or point of view in their creation.
So, what's your stamping style or point of view? Would you consider your style to be CAS (Clean and Simple), Cutesy, Graphic, Vintage, Elegant, Layers & More Layers, or what? Describe it any way you like, it's your style after all! Today's challenge is to show us a couple of different projects using the same supplies. Show us one CAS card and one Fancy Fold card while still retaining your own personal style as much as possible.
I would describe my style as very clean and somewhere between CAS and Layers & More Layers. I love layering patterned papers with cardstock and die cuts, but I think I keep my cards on the simple side. I always admire the cards out there with lots and lots of embellishments and details, but when I try to copy the look, I definitely over-do it. So my theory is keep it simple and move on.
My first card for today's challenge uses Life is a Circus and it is definitely CAS.
I do struggle with CAS cards. I always want to add another layer of patterned paper, but since we were challenged to make a CAS card, I jumped in with both feet. The card base is Kraft Cardstock and then I popped up a layer of Choice Snow White Cardstock with Foam Tape. I stamped the sentiment and tickets in Memento Lady Bug and then cut out the sentiment with a circle Spellbinders die and fussy cut the tickets. I added the Star Border Die underneath and then called it good!
My next card uses the same cardstock and stamp set and I made a Side Step Card. I've never made one of these before and I was surprised how easy it was!
I stamped the elephant and lion in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then fussy cut them out after coloring them with Copic Markers. I stamped out the tickets and little pedestals for the elephant and lion, then cut them out as well. Then I simply glued them to the little layers of the steps. So fun!
You can see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have been up to and see if you can guess their style:
- Charmaine Ikach
- Jen Shults
- Jodi Collins
- Melody Rupple
- Regina Mangum
- Sankari Wegman
- Shannon White
- Shelly Mercado
- Stephanie Kraft
- Taylor VanBruggen
- Wanda Guess
stamps: life is a circus (te)
paper: kraft (te), choice snow white (te), life of the party 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black, memento tangelo, memento lady bug
accessories: copic markers, circle/scallop spellbinders dies, star border die (te), seeing stars dies (te), sewing machine, thread, foam tape