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Welcome to the North Coast Creations Feb Release! We have some super cute, really fun images for you this month! You can see all the new images & cards made w/ them over on the NCC/ODBD Blog.

My first card was made using the Stay Cool set. I just love the little sunglasses on the popsicle. I added the POP on the star above the greeting because that’s what we’ve always called my dad & I’m saving this one for Father’s Day. My pop is the coolest & that’s a fact! The center pop was stamped in black, colored & fussy cut.  The other 2 were stamped in gray & colored. I added stickles to the center pop & distress stickles to the other 2. I really wanted the Coolest Pop to stand out! The Snowflake paper really adds to the frostiness. 
Here’s the inside & Copic colors.

My next card uses the Olive You set.


Aren’t these little olives cute? They make a really sweet Valentine. I was going for a vintage Valentine look w/ the tag & big heart. Remember those you used to give out in grade school? The olives were stamped onto a sparkle fleck lime green c/s then colored first w/ Copics then overlaid w/ Prismacolor pencils. The narrow borders were colored to match & I added the little scallop edging. 

The 3rd new set is Thanks a Latte. 

For this cutie, I stamped him on a die cut tag then I used the Umbrella dies to make a topper for the tag. After I cut the two patterned papers w/ the bottom of the umbrella, I attached them to the tag & cut the top of the tag again so it would fit the tag shape. The greeting fit perfectly inside the Mini Stitched Heart die, though I did fussy cut the striped layer.

The 4th set is Stuck on You.

Isn’t this Peanut pair cute? I wanted a big heart cutout behind them so I put the circle w/ them off to the side & cut the left edge even w/ the top layer. This is another set that makes a wonderful, vintage feeling Valentine card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: North Coast Creations – Stay Cool, Olive You, Thanks a Latte, Stuck on You
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, lime sparkle, red, dp (ODBD- Snowflake Season, Shabby Pastels)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, gray flannel, love letter 
Accessories:  NCC Thinking of You dieODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched CirclesPierced Rectangles, Rectangles,  Double Stitched Stars, Alphabet, Mini Stitched Hearts, Ornate Hearts, Bitty Borders, Tag Trio, Umbrellas dies, Copic markers, Misti, Prismacolor pencils, baker’s twine, sequins, stickles, hearts embossing folder (Cuttlebug Love Language combo)

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Today’s Color Challenge (CC671) on Splitcoast is silver, red & white & dessert option is to make a Valentine. When I saw the color combo last night, I started thinking about big hearts & sequins & somewhere along the line it turned into “what if I fill the heart w/ sequins?” & that’s where I went with my card.
After I die cut the hearts, I started gluing down the sequins. I started w/ big red ones then added small red ones (& 1 silver) on top. Silver sequins were used on the small heart & I outlined both w/ a silver sharpie. The white linen bg was sponged w/ a couple of red Distress inks from the top down then to soften the blend, I sponged white Brilliance from the lower edge of the red upwards. That left a bit of a sheen that you see in the closeup. It was die cut twice & a metallic silver layer added in between. The little hearts below the greeting were filled w/ red stickles.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

And here’s a sneak peek at some new images coming out very soon. I made this for the sketch (SC681) & ways to use it (WT672) challenges at Splitcoast.

 

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –Love You MoreSmall Hanging Hearts (inside-Loved You Yesterday, 1 Line Valentine’s Day)
Paper: Staples 110# white, Neenah white linen, metallic silver
Ink: Memento tuxedo black & love letter,  Distress ink candied apple, barn door, Brilliance moonlight white
Accessories:  Gina Marie In/Out rectangle dies, Spellbinders pierced rectangles & pierced hearts dies, sequins, red stickles 

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Welcome to the Misti (My Sweet Petunia) & Unity Blog Hop!
Everyone who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop will go into a drawing for 3 prize packs from Unity and winner’s choice of an Original or Mini MISTI. Just comment by May 30th at noon Central to be eligible. Winners will be posted on both the Unity Blog and the My Sweet Petunia blogs on May 31st.

If you arrived here from Donna Baes blog, you’re in the right place. Have you been totally amazed by the projects so far? There’s still more to come so please get comfy! I’ve been in love with my Misti for a while now..I rarely ever stamp without it & I know I’ve barely scratched the surface of all I can do with it. And when I received these fab images from Unity, I couldn’t wait to work with them! The styles of these images are so diverse…just how I like things.

My first card started with a Brusho background I made ages ago. It’s sort of how I imagine deep space would look & thought it would look good behind this happy little girl, who’s in her own little world, blissfully swinging from a star. Remember that feeling, as if you’re flying? I put her in my Misti, stamped, colored her w/ Copics then overstamped her. Please check out the last card for the comparison on how big a difference this makes. Below is the inside, using leftovers from the front & next to it are the Copics I used.




Maybe this lovely lady is the little girl, all grown up, and so stylishly attired.  I love all the little hearts floating around her & the bouquet of tulips she’s holding. 

On Monday, I saw a technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers (TLC639) called “Smack Down” (click the link to check it out). So I took the solid heart image from the set and made the background using Distress inks in pinks & oranges. She was done separately, colored & fussy cut & popped up to give her a little separation from the background. I used the Misti to line up where I wanted to put her & stamped the hearts onto the background before attaching her. Below is the inside & Copics I used.



 
This last card, features this whimsical mushroom & adorable little snail. I love coloring mushrooms in fantastical colors but sometimes it can be hard to blend such different colors. So a lot of times I’ll color them first w/ Copics then blend over this w/ Prismacolor pencils, as I did here. It just gives the blends a softer look.

I’ve shown this on different posts a time or two, but it always amazes me what a difference stamping after coloring makes. See for yourself…the after overstamping pic on the right is so much clearer & darker than the before. And if you use Prismacolor pencils to color, this difference can be HUGE! Sometimes I’ll stamp over using Versafine, but this was just with the same Memento ink I used originally. That way if I want to color more, I can. (Click any pic to make larger.)

Here’s what I did w/ the greeting. After stamping it in black, I shifted the paper up and left just a tad, cleaned off the stamp & stamped it again w/ pistachio ink, taping off the bottom half so only the top part would stamp. (I stamped the greeting on the plastic sheet that comes w/ a stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure it was lined up correctly, so that’s why the one on the left appears a little blurry.) This is a great way to add a little color to a greeting.

Here’s the inside & the Copics I used.

Now I’ll send you on your way to Mandi Mance‘s blog.  Here’s the entire blog list, in case you get lost:

My Sweet Petunia

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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