Today we are taking a look back at the North Coast Creations November Release!
Don’t you love these cute Christmas pet sets? If his ears were a little fluffier, this cute puppy would look a lot like a blonde cocker spaniel we had. That dog’s middle name was trouble. His first name was Tigger…mainly because when his coat was a little long, he looked a lot like a lion and because our daughter was little and that was what she wanted to name him, lol. When Tig was a few years old, we adopted a parrot…a conure named Odie. The first sound he imitated was Tig’s bark. So we had a dog and a parrot that both barked.
I think this set will be perfect for a Christmas card for that dog lover on your list. And the image itself can be used all year long…for pet sympathy, congrats on your new puppy..etc. I’m using at as a Christmas card w/ one of the greetings that comes with it. I stamped it with the espresso ink directly onto one of the beautiful ODBD Christmas Paper 2013 Collection. I die cut it but altered the curved ends by cutting them off straight and had the bow on the puppy out of the box. A die cut ornament from the ODBD Fancy Ornaments dies was die cut out of a red piece of the same paper pack. I added a stamped and fussy cut pine cone branch on top. The striped paper (from the same pack) was die cut on top and bottom and I added some gold pearl pen dots. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
|Stamps: North Coast Creations –Santa Paws, ODBD – Pinecone Singles|
|Paper: Neenah white, ODBD Christmas paper collection 2013|
|Ink: Memento espresso truffle, Colorbox warm red chalk ink|
|Accessories: Copic markers, ODBD Fancy Ornament dies, Spellbinders labels 22 & bracket border dies, Viva gold pearl pen|
Welcome to a new challenge for Serendipity Stamps! The Serendipity Challenge this week is a Shaped Card. You can find all the details on how to play along with us at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog. With each challenge we always have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. Our sale this week to go with our challenge is Buy 3, Get a 4th free. Good 12/4 through 12/11
I went with a snow globe shape for my little shaker card. The wonderful winter scene was stamped and colored with Copics then I added stickles to the snow for some sparkle and white dots to the sky for falling snow. While that was drying, I die cut a snow globe out of silver card stock and a larger circle to go with it. I used another size circle to cut a piece of acetate for the front. It is big enough to fit between the smaller and larger silver circles so the edges will be covered. For fun, I die cut a snowy border die out of white then snipped off a bunch of the snowflakes and sandwiched them between the layers.
I traced around the snow globe shape on my folded white card and fussy cut it in the same shape. After cutting the scene into a circle, I elevated the acetate layers, making sure it had silicone sealant all the way around, then added some tiny silver beads and round silver confetti (not too much..I didn’t want it cover up the scene) before sealing them together. A silver string and bow were added to the top. So it’s a card…it’s a snow globe…it’s a shaker ornament to hang on the tree! These are the Copics I used to color the scene.
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|Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Winter Farm
|Paper: Neenah white, brushed silver. clear acetate|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders circle dies, Memory Box frostyville border & lg snow globe dies, white gel pen, stickles, silver beads & confetti, ribbon, silver cord, silicone adhesive|
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs December Release!
Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps. You have until December 2, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. EST to make your comments! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
For my first card, I white embossed all the little flowers and greeting on white card stock then die cut them w/ the matching die. On the greeting flower, I left the die in place and sponged on the berry ink. On the other flowers, I sponged on the lawn, berry & peacock inks. The curvy white strip on top is a couple of left over pieces from die cutting a labels 17. The strips were pierced, attached on top of the two rows of flowers w/ ribbon on top. The large 5.25 x 4.0 white panel was also pierced around the edges. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs - Ornate Borders & Flowers, Ornate Borders Sentiments
|Paper: Neenah white|
|Ink: Distress Ink festive berries, mowed lawn & peacock feathers, Colorbox frost white pigment|
|Accessories: ODBD Ornate Borders & Flowers dies, Spellbinders labels 17 die, ribbon, baker’s twine, button, piercing tool & mat, white embossing powder|
On my second card, I started by using a brayer and a large rainbow ink pad to cover a large piece of white card stock. After stamping the Ornate Background, I added some highlights w/ a white gel pen and a white Prismacolor pencil. I then added black enamel dots all over the design. The two border/frame images were stamped, colors and die cut w/ the matching dies. The greeting was die cut w/ a small petite oval and I cut along the edges of the design to insert it. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs - Ornate Borders & Flowers, Ornate Borders Sentiments, Ornate Background
|Paper: Neenah white, pale pink, butter yellow|
|Ink: Versafine onyx, Big & Juicy sunset rainbow ink pad|
|Accessories: ODBD Ornate Borders & Flowers dies, Spellbinders small petite oval dies, Copic markers (for greeting layers), Ranger enamel accents in black. white gel pen, white Prismacolor pencil|
These are the fabulous sets and dies I used:
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Now that the turkey’s been carved and dinner’s been eaten, I have a card for the Ways to Use It Challenge (WT455). Since it was a picture of a cornucopia I’m using this fall fence w/ pumpkins.
I colored the image w/ Copics and die cut w/ a square. The brown layer was die cut w/ a leaf square and I used the Copics to color each leaf behind the open die on the background. For the punched pumpkins across the bottom, I colored the area behind them orange and used bands of fall colors below them before stamping the greeting.The finished card is 4.25 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great Thanksgiving weekend and be sure to stop by and check out the DRS Thursday Challenge. This week…show us a Thanksgiving card! DRS images are not required, so head on over and link up your Thanksgiving creation.
|Stamps: DRS Designs –Fall Fence, Shine On Greeting
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black|
|Paper: Neenah white, chocolate|
|Accessories: Spellbinders square & leaf square dies, Copic markers, pumpkin border punch|
Today’s CAS (Clean & Simple) Challenge CAS248 is to make a Holiday Card…Fall-Dec holidays. I needed one more Thanksgiving card, so that’s the holiday I chose. I colored everything w/ Copics and the only slightly non-CAS thing I did was fussy cut the turkey. But I’m a super quick fussy cutter, so it doesn’t slow me down. I cut around the very top of of the pumpkin so I could put the oval around it and all I did was doodle pretty quickly around the border. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! You still have a few days to enter the DRS Thursday Challenge. This week…Star Spangled Christmas! Use red, white & blue or stars on your Christmas project. DRS images are not required, so head on over, link your card up and you’ll be in the drawing!
|Stamps: DRS Designs – Pumpkin with Leaves, Classic Turkey, Happy Turkey Day
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black|
|Paper: Neenah white|
|Accessories: Spellbinders mega oval die, black micron pen|