June SCS Creative Crew Holiday Focus

SU-Creative-CrewIn line with our Anything Goes theme this month, our Holiday Focus challenge is to celebrate your favourite holiday with a new technique.

I decided that I would use masking as my new technique.  I love layers, and it is very rare for me to make a card that is fairly flat.  I masked off the top and bottom of my card, and set to work making a Christmas card.

Snowflake Soiree 001 - Front

I love how this turned out!  I stamped my snowflakes from the Snowflake Soiree stamp set and embossed them with clear embossing powder, then sponged Bermuda Bay over the top.  I then scored lines to highlight my masked area with my Simply Scored.

Snowflake Soiree 001 - Inside

I went super simple for the inside, and just added my sentiment.

Are you ready to celebrate your favourite holiday with a new technique?  Upload your creations to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0614HF.  Don’t forget to check out all the gorgeous creations in the June Creative Crew Gallery.

Happy Stampin’

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Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree, Petite Pairs

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Ink:  Versamark, Bermuda Bay

Accessories:  Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Sponges, Simply Scored, Pearl Basic Jewels

January Creative Crew DSP/Colour Focus

Happy New Year!

I am so excited to be joining the Splitcoaststampers Stampin’ Up! Creative Crew Design Team for the next 4 months!

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The January challenges kicked off today at 12 Noon EST – or 5am for those of us playing along in Melbourne!

Here’s the January DSP/Colour Focus Challenge:

January in Michigan can be like a crystal ball:  Icy, shimmery, white, cool blues, soft pinks, all mixed up with some earthy tones of red berries, evergreens and tree branches all coated with clear stuff!

January image

Show us your take on Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, using some cool wintery colours listed above.

I have to tell you, I really struggled with this one!  All I could see was Christmas trees……and I just didn’t want to make another Christmas card!  When I sat down to create my card on Saturday it was 38 degrees….we were melting, not freezing!  And looking at all those trees covered in snow didn’t help drop the temperature at all!  But then…..OMG…..all those trees……why didn’t I think of that earlier……

January Creative Crew Colour Focus

I pulled out what would have to be the least used set in my stash, Lovely As A Tree, and set to work!  I love how this turned out…it’s so shimmery in real life!  Why don’t I pull this set out more often???

I embossed the trees image onto Shimmery White cardstock with white embossing powder, then sponged Island Indigo and Night of Navy to create my night scene.  It doesn’t show up well in the photo, but I added some Dazzling Diamonds at the base of each tree to look like snow.

Inspired by this challenge?  Upload your card to splitcoaststampers using they keyword:  CCREW0114DF.  We can’t wait to see what you make!  Make sure you check out the Creative Crew Challenges Gallery while you are there to see the fantastic creations by my fellow Design Team members!

I will be back tomorrow to share another of the challenges with you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’

Signature-2013-Rich-Razzleberry

Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree, Express Yourself

Cardstock:  Shimmery White, Night of Navy

Ink:  Versamark, Island Indigo, Night of Navy

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Heat Gun, White Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch