Welcome to the North Coast Creations October Blog Hop! We have some super cute new images & some terrific dies to go this month! You are really going to love these!
For my first card, I colored Peaches the Parrot to look like a green wing macaw because in my opinion, green wings are one of the most colorful of the macaws. After stamping, I used Copics to color him then over stamped to sharpen up the details again. A Pierced Oval die was used to cut him out & I had to do a little out of the box to keep from cutting off his tail. I used larger Ovals & Pierced Ovals to make a 2 layered frame around him. Portions of a Flourished Vine were added, cut out of the same green as the frame. The Happy Birthday was die cut once out of black & once out of white & stacked, a little offset.Here’s a look at the inside..the images & greeting are from the Little Birdies set. Below it are the Copics I used.
|Stamps: North Coast Creations – Peaches the Parrot (inside- Little Birdies)
|Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, grass green, black
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black
|Accessories: NCC Happy Birthday, Flourished Vine die, ODBD Pierced Rectangles, Ovals, Pierced Ovals dies, Copic markers, Misti
So how cute are these little Dinosaurs? Totally adorbs, I’d say! To me, the little guy in the middle looked like a baby w/ those big ol’ eyes of his, so I thought why not add a cracked Egg & complete the picture? The other two are either the proud parents or siblings. I used a die cut tree branch from the Who Loves You set & some fussy cut firs from the Happy Camper set to add a little scenery behind them. The blue clouds are from the Something Marvelous set.
The top white layer was die cut using the Double Stitched Rectangles & it was matted onto a piece of orange polka dot paper.
Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Surprise! No orange Copics on baby. I just used a base of the Y18 & colored/shaded w/ the R21, R22 & R05 on top.
|Stamps: North Coast Creations – You are Dino-Mite, Something Marvelous (retired) , Happy Camper, Who Loves You
|Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, grass green, dp (ODBD -Birthday Brights paper)
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks tumbled glass
|Accessories: NCC Dinosaur, Owl Family dies, ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Easter Egg dies, Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A
My last card, features the brand new Bunny die to go w/ the super cute Hippity Hoppity set. The challenge for me with this one was to try & make a card using a bunny & not have it be an Easter card. So I stamped, colored & die cut 2 bunnies then made a bow tie for the boy (the bow from the Peaceful Poinsettias dies was the perfect size!) & a hair bow for the girl (from the Circle Ornaments dies).
I die cut the layers of white, blue & blue polka dot papers using Rectangle & Pierced Rectangle dies, then used a Circle die to cut out the opening on the side for the little girl bunny to peek around. The greeting circles were cut & I added some Mini Double Stitched Hearts below the greeting. It just looked a little blank in the right corner, so I added a white Gilded Gate across the bottom.
Here’s the inside, using some leftovers…originally, the greeting circles were bigger & I cut them down a size & these are the leftover rings. Below this are the Copics I used.
|Stamps: North Coast Creations – Hippity Hoppity, (inside-You are Dino-Mite)
|Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, (ODBD- Old Glory paper)
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, (inside -Distress inks faded jeans)
|Accessories: NCC Bunny die, ODBD Rectangles, Piereced Rectangles, Circles, Pierced Circles, Gilded Gate, Peaceful Poinsettias, Circle Ornaments, Mini Stitched Hearts dies, Copic markers, Misti
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