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