Someone had to point out to me the other day that Christmas is just over five months away. We have barely had summer so I wasn't really prepared to start thinking of Christmas just yet. That all changed once I started working on the challenges for this month's Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew. The theme is Christmas in July and we are focusing on the colours cherry cobbler, gumball green and very vanilla. We are also using some great new DSP called Be of Good Cheer. And here they are:
DSP/colour focus - create a Christmas card using the focus colours and this sketch:
Here's my project:
The card base is gumball green and the DSP from Be of Good Cheer is layered on cherry cobbler. The ornament comes from the set Chock-Ful of Cheer and is stamped in gumball green on very vanilla and layered with more gumball green and cherry cobbler. There are a lot of layers here! The centre of the ornament is from a piece that was stamped in cherry cobbler and then punched out with a circle punch. The top of the ornament is heat embossed with gold embossing powder and topped with a gumball green stitched ribbon. Add a basic pearl and it's done!
The next challenge was to create a non traditional fold Christmas card using at least two of the colours and at least two big shot items on your card:
Our next challenge was to make a masculine Christmas card using the designated colors and the DSP, if you wanted. Embellish lightly (that's the hard part) as it is a masculine card:
Finally, the scrap challenge: create a Christmas page layout using the designated colours and/or Be of Good Cheer DSP:
I hope you enjoyed the projects I created this month. Being on the Creative Crew has definitely made me think outside of the box - especially when thinking about Christmas in July!! Thanks for stopping by!