This is my first month to create for the Stampin' Up! Creative Crew Design Team. Wow - I'm overwhelmed and hope that I'm up to the challenge! My term is for May - August which will be an exciting time as we get to focus on the new catalogue. Each Crew member is required to provide four projects per month to meet the challenges set for us. I took this opportunity to use many of the products that will be retiring soon. Definitely a hint of nostalgia when creating these projects!
The first challenge is the colour focus - showcasing the colour I will miss the most from the retiring in colours:
The next challenge was the catalogue focus - focusing on flowers. Once again I chose to use all retiring colours and retiring product to create this project:
The third challenge was a holiday focus - create a free standing pop-up card for a special female, ie: mom, sister, friend, etc.:
Once again I used my favourite retiring colour combination of concord crush and pear pizzazz. This was a great project as I had never used this technique before. What a different twist for a card! The tutorial for this technique can be found on Splitcoaststampers and I encourage you to give it a try. The stamp set used is My Friend. The rain drops were given some sparkle with dazzling details. The retiring 5-petal flower punch was used for the flowers and the retiring round tab punch made the pull tab for the pop up portion of the card.
The final challenge was a scrapbook focus to showcase someone you love. I love my Mom!:
I hope you enjoyed these projects. It's already time to start working on the challenges for June! Thanks for stopping by.