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My card today is on the very CAS side of things. Don’t let that fool you..I’m sure it takes longer for me to do CAS than to do a “normal” card. For the most part, I have trouble w/ CAS. The images are really cute but I need more practice w/ these type of images. The hearts were stamped on the linen bg & I thought it needed more so I outlined them w/ a glue pen & sprinkled on some glitter. For the Love word, I sponged Distress inks from left to right then stamped & glittered it. I found a piece of patterned paper just the right size & colors so I used it to back the white & to die cut the swirly.

Here’s a look at the inside.

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Mary’s Blog

Sabrina Friel  (guest designer)

Beth Chiu

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Miriam Napier 

Marybeth Lopez

Vickie Zimmer (off this week)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps:  Wedded Bliss  , Friends set
Paper:  Staples 110# white, Neenah white linen, dp (Basic Grey -Phoebe)
Ink:  Versafine onyx Distress inks bundled sage, twisted citron, spun sugar
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, Reverse Confetti swirl dies,  bubblegum pink glitter, Quickie glue pen, sequins

 

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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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