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Archive for September 15th, 2014

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Best of 2014!
Today’s Technique Challenge (TLC499) on Splitcoast seemed easy enough, then I almost forgot the main objective…taping off an area for the greeting. I started by adding a couple of watercolor washes from each side of a piece of w/c paper. Then I realized I had forgot to tape an area off. So I quickly added a piece of torn painters tape and added a bit more color. Then I stamped the solid leaves using a combination of the Distress inks, misting the stamp a bit and stamping. Then I added the outline leaves. After I removed the tape, I wet the masked area with a water brush and blotted with a paper towel to remove a little of the color. Dried it with a heat gun then stamped my greeting.


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Because it looked a little too simple to me, I die cut the top, added a die cut white layer and put it back on the frame left from die cutting the top piece. I’ve found as long as you add a layer between, you’ll never miss the missing back ūüôā And this way you don’t have to do two pieces to match. A few extra leaves were fussy cut and added on top. For a little sparkle, I added some orange stickles here & there.¬†

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Stamps: DRS Designs- Med. Silhouette Leaf, Open Leaf, Beauty of Autumn
Paper: white, water color
Ink: Versafine onyx, Distress inks in warm honey, spiced marmalade, ripe persimmon
Accessories:   stickles, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, Peerless water colors, water brushes


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Welcome to the North Coast Creations September Release! We have some really fun images for you this month. First the prizes:
Prize Information:
  • Just for commenting on our posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps.
  • You have until September 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the NCC Blog or the participating designers blog for a chance to win!
  • ¬†Two random winners will be selected from the comments received and will be announced on the NCC Blog on September 18, 2014, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

On my first card, I used the super fun & cute Gnome What? set. Love these toadstools and I love coloring them these funky colors. Who says they have to be dull or all brown? I used my out of the box technique and die cut them then fussy cut the reddish brown layer behind it. The cute little garden gnome was also fussy cut. The greeting was die cut with the ODBD Pennants die and addd on top.

The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
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Stamps:¬†North Coast Creations¬†‚ÄďGnome What?. ODBD-Stamped by Chickadee mini
Paper: X-Press It, dk tan textured (DCWV neutrals mat stack), brick red
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, ODBD Pennant dies, Spellbinders A2 Matting basics A & labels 22 dies

My second card features the super cute Sweet Christmas Wishes set. 
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After stamping the gingerbread cottage, I masked it and stamped a couple of trees from the Happy Camper set and another on a separate piece of card stock to fussy cut and add on top. After coloring them all and adding the greeting, I added some stickles for a little sparkle. Can’t have too much sparkle on a Christmas card!¬†
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I had some striped paper left over from another project which had been die cut w/ a curved border die so I used it on the bottom section. To frame the main image, I used a coordinating green paper from the same ODBD Christmas Collection 2013. A holly w/ red crystal berries was added on top of a big snowflake embellishment to finish it. The card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
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Stamps:¬†North Coast Creations¬†‚Äď Sweet Christmas Wishes,¬†Happy Camper
Paper: X-Press It,  designer paper (ODBD Christmas Collection 2013)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 Matting basics B & curved borders dies, stickles, snowflake embellishment, holly brad

Please be sure to stop by, visit & comment on all the DT blogs so you’ll be entered to win!
Sandee * Julie * Lori * Amber * Dawn * Lisa

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