Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Taylored Expressions February Studio Challenge

Hey there! I hope you all had a great weekend! I'm joining with the rest of the Baker's Dozen today for our February Studio Challenge. This month we're sharing our recipe for success and I can't wait to hear the tips and tricks the other girls will share! Here's the challenge we were given:

When you sit down to create a card for the pure joy of stamping, without any type of assignment or deadline, what steps do you usually take? Tell us how you get started and take us along on your creative journey.
I start with either a patterned paper or a stamp set and dies that I want to use. If I start with patterned paper my next step is to choose a stamp set/dies. If I start with a stamp set/dies my next step is to choose a patterned paper. Here's what I chose for this card:

After choosing the stamp set and the patterned paper collection I typically pick out a sketch challenge to work with. This time I decided on Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #89. My last step is to choose cardstock to match along with ink or Copics (depending on if I'm using solid or outline stamp images). Here's what I used on this card:

Now all that's left is to stamp, die cut, and assemble!

So does your creative process look similar to mine? I'm glad you stopped by for our February Studio Challenge and I hope you grabbed a useful tidbit of information! Make sure you check out the rest of the tips and tricks (and beautiful projects!) from the talented Baker's Dozen:


Natalie said...

This is so pretty! Makes me definitely think of spring! Love the vibrant color choices.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Taylor! This is so pretty and fresh! Love this card, and what a great Studio Challenge for today! Have a wonderful day. :-)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

WHAT a great card! I love the easy flow of the colors and layout!

Oma said...

I usually start with a sketch challenge and then pick paper, a sentiment stamp and/or image stamp, dies, punches, then ribbon and/or embellishments. Sometimes when I see a sketch, I know exactly which papers, stamps etc. I will be using. Your Key Ingredients kits have been very helpful as everything in the kit matches. I received my Feb. kit in the mail today and just love the cardstock, ribbon and button colours this month.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Taylor! Love these bright colors - so fun and happy!

Shelly said...

Your card is gorgeous, Taylor! Love the bright colors and the background paper is the perfect match! So bright and beautiful!

Davi said...

Such a delightful card with the fun dps, cheery colors and those totally cool flowers :)

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Shannon White said...

Soo Fun and Cheery Taylor!! I Love this set! and the patterned papers too! Just makes me Smile!! 8-)


Kelley said...

Love the bouquet, they're perfect with the paper. However, you already knew that! :) Enjoyed reading everyone's thought process and seeing the outcome.

Kristie said...

Love your bright & cheerful card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh so happy and bright, Taylor! Love this!

Jennifer Shults said...

This turned out so fantastic Taylor! I love those flowers... they seriously rock with that paper. :) It was so fun getting to hang out with you and work on these project. :) MUST do it again soon!

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Unfortunately, it looks like someone is Spamming your comments! Just wanted you to know I immediately ordered that stamp set because I loved this card so much!! Love the system for aligning the dies so that they cut perfectly every time!!