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Archive for February 15th, 2015

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Welcome to the North Coast Creations February Release! We have some really wonderful images for you this month! Sssssshhhh… don’t tell…we are also giving you a little sneak peek at a couple of fabulous new dies from Our Daily Bread designs (the Eggs & Grass Border dies). They will be available with the March 1st ODBD release! 

Prize Information: 
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. You have until February 17, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on February 18, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

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For my first card, I used the super cute Hippity Hoppity set. Don’t you just love the expression on the bunny’s face? When I think of Easter bunnies, I immediately think of pink & white. Nothing like a little fluffy white bunny with pink ears, feet & belly! I know white can be a hard color to try & shade, but if you use just a little light cool gray, it will make a huge difference. Use cool grays because on white, warm or neutrals will tend to look a little dirty. So after coloring my bunny, I used a little out of the box (click for tutorial) treatment so his ears wouldn’t be chopped off, lol. For the background I die cut an ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern background & also the layer behind the bunny out of white. I used the pink ink to sponge from the bottom up on both so they would be darker pink at the bottom & fade to white at the top. I also sponged pink on some of the die cut small eggs. I combined two of the set greetings on the large egg & added the die cut grass. Two of the smallest Aster die cuts were sponged in the center & added on either side. These are the Copics I used.

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Stamps:  North Coast Creations – Hippity Hoppity
Paper:  Neenah white, X-Press It white
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink angel pink
Accessories: ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern, Vintage Label, Asters dies, Eggs & Grass Border dies,  Copic markers, Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder

My second card uses the beautiful Pansies set.
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I went with purple pansies since that color is most prevalent in my area. They are so dramatic & velvety! I stamped the pansies twice, colored them then fussy cut them and some of the petals on the top pansy to pop up on top.
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The pansies are attached to a purple die cut Quatrefoil Design . I die cut the green layer w/ the solid outline, then cut another Quatrefoil pattern out of it to get the frame. Both are attached to a white layer I cut w/ the solid die then embossed w/ the pattern die. The large white background was die cut using the Quatrefoil Pattern die. I used the largest of the Flourished Star Pattern die to cut the large purple mat then added a frame I die cut out a piece of designer paper from the Christian Faith paper collection.


Stamps:  North Coast Creations – Pansies
Paper:  Neenah white, X-Press It white, purple, moss green, dp (ODBD Christian Faith collection)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Quatrefoil Pattern, Quatrefoil Design dies Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, petite oval dies, stickles

Please be sure to stop by and comment on all of the DT blogs to increase your chances to win!

Julie * Lisa * Dawn * Sandee * Patricia * 

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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A big congrats to Cathy, the newest Featured Stamper on Splitcoast (FS419)! She has such a wonderful gallery and it was hard to chose just one. I finally went with THIS card to case. I kept the layout but flipped sides with the embellishment additions, used different images and made mine a birthday card instead of Christmas.
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A while back, I used another Deep Red Stamps image ( a beautiful Chevelle) which I think they must have liked because they were kind enough to send me another image. Being a native Texan, this funny little cowboy really appealed to my sense of humor and I know he will be terrific for cards going to my family still in Texas. So I colored him, die cut using a little out of the box technique with a stitched rectangle, added a greeting and some more layers. I die cut the hat and made a lasso out of twine. I tell you, this ol’ cowpoke and the expression on the “fake” horse’s face just crack me up.

Here’s a peek at the inside and also the colors of Copics I used.
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Congrats again, Cathy! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Deep Red Stamps- Cowboy, Deadbeat Designs –Texas Post, Jam’n Stamps- Barbed Wire Border & Texas Sized Birthday
Paper: X-Press It white, chocolate textured, dusty blue textured
Ink: Memento tuxedo black & rich cocoa, Adirondack denim
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders matting basics B,  & circle dies, Lil’ Inkers stitched rectangle dies, Tessler Designs cowboy hat & boot dies, twine