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Archive for May 15th, 2014

Julie Warner –
Welcome to the North Coast Creations May Release! We have a couple of beautiful sets this month! One for the girly girl and one for the outdoors man in your life. 

First, the prize details: 

  • Two winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $10 gift certificate good towards the purchase of NCC stamps just for commenting on our Design Team cards!
  • You have until May 17, 2014 at 10:00PM EDT to leave a comment on each of our designers blog posts. 
  • Our 2 random winners will be announced here on the blog on May 18,  2014, be sure to check back to see if you have won!

Julie Warner –
My first card features the new Ballet set. Such a lovely pair of ballet slippers and wonderful sayings and quotes to go with it. I took ballet as a young girl and to this day when I think of ballet slippers and tutus, I think pink. A little funny, since the first tutu I wore at a recital was orange & lime green with a Mandarin collar and sparkly to the max! Anyway, I thought this pink and white paper from the ODBD Heart & Soul collection would be perfect. I added a white embossed ODBD crochet circle behind the slippers circle. After white embossing it on white, I sponged on the pink inks then die cut it with the matching die. The slippers were colored with Copics and I used my out of the box technique and a smaller circle die to cut it out. I added a die cut ODBD Beautiful Borders die across the bottom and the sentiment was die cut with an ODBD tag die.

The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used. 
Julie Warner –

Stamps: North Coast Creations – Ballet,  ODBDCrochet Circle Plain
Paper: X-Press It, ODBD Heart & Soul paper collection
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment, Distress Inks in angel pink & worn lipstick
Accessories:  Copic markers,ODBD Recipe & Tag die,  ODBD Crochet Circle die, ODBD Beautiful Borders dies, Spellbinders Decorative labels 22 & A2 Matting basics A dies, white embossing powder, crystals, ribbon

For my second card, I have one for the outdoorsman or the for the family camping trip.
Julie Warner –
I first stamped the trees, masking as I went and I stamped a couple of extra trees, the camper, marshmallows and the Happy Camper sign on another piece to cut out. After coloring everything with Copics, I made a narrow dk red frame for my scene, matted it on a piece of ODBD Rustic Beauty paper collection and added the cut out parts. I used the same out of the box technique on the tops and sides of the trees that are part of the scene in order to slide the red frame underneath. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.

Julie Warner –


Stamps: North Coast Creations – Happy Camper
Paper: X-Press It, ODBD Rustic Beauty paper collection, dk red
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 Matting basics A & B dies

Please be sure to stop by and visit all of the Design Team blogs for more inspiration!

Julie * Lori * Lisa * Dawn * Sandee * Amber * 

Sabrina * Robin


Thanks so much for stopping by!
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