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Today’s Color Challenge (CC524) on Splitcoast had some pretty colors…perfect for flowers, which was also one of the dessert options. I have this new little dandelion image and I thought it would look good in a vase. After stamping & masking, I sponged the 3 closest colors I had to the challenge and spritzed w/ a little water. I added a few white dots w/ a gel pen just to brighten them up a bit then I cut them out.
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After I die cut the flower heart, I sponged the same colors on the flowers, spritzed them then put it back in the die & embossed it again while damp. This is really thick card stock and it embosses so much better when damp. After I punched the vase, I also misted it and embossed it w/ the same die. The edge of the lighter pink c/s was punched, sponged a little & white dots added to the centers. When the card was all put together, I added the black Candi dot on the flag & a little Wink of Stella on the dandelions.

Since I didn’t use any designer paper, I repeated the dandelions & sponging on the inside.
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Stamps: DRS Designs –Dandelion Puff, Happy Birthday, Rest of Life Greeting (inside)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaliedacolor baby powder (yellow), Distress inks worn lipstick & dried marigold
Paper: Neenah white, pink, strawberry
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A die, MFT fishtail flag die, Memory Box Vernay Heart die, Punch Bunch vase punch, white gel pen, Wink of Stella pen, Candi dot, Martha Stewart hydrangea border punch

Hello Umbrella cu06058
Well, today’s Technique Challenge (TLC527) is to use ONLY card ink, no brads, no ribbon and to pick a color of card stock. A real challenge for me. I love to color and I love color. And we couldn’t use white. So the color I picked was teal. I figured the aqua is a paler shade of teal and that’s my story & I’m sticking to it.
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For my all card stock, all die cut card, I’m using a couple of brand new Our Daily Bread designs dies, the umbrella & clouds/rain drops. The Hello die is from a previous ODBD release. So everything was die cut and glued in place. Pretty easy! This is the inside, also simple.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – (April Showers) (inside)
Paper: DCWV mat stack
Ink:  Memento teal zeal (inside)
Accessories: ODBD Hello Flourished Star Pattern, Umbrella, Clouds (new! coming on 4/1) dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Cascade dots dies

NCC Coffee Rules 05903
Welcome to the North Coast Creations March release! And if you’re a coffee lover, this release is for you!

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 March 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT 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 March 28, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

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On my first cup of joe, I used the fabulous Warm My Heart set. Looks like your perfect to go cup from any of the name brand coffee places. I stamped once on white, once on kraft and once on red/while polka dot paper from the ODBD Patriotic paper collection then paper pieced them together. I added a little white on the kraft with a white Prismacolor pencil and some baker’s twine w/ the tag attached. The background was stamped w/ the ODBD The Earth using the peanut brittle ink and the little red stars from the Shine On set. The large star was die cut using the Sparkling Stars dies, the greeting stamped on top and fussy cut little heart added.


Stamps:  North Coast Creations –Warm My HeartODBD – The Earth, Shine On
Paper:  Neenah white, dp  (ODBD – Patriotic paper)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, love letter, peanut brittle
Accessories: ODBD  Flourished Star Pattern, Sparkling Stars, Mini Tag dies, white Prismacolor pencil, baker’s twine, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies

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My next jolt of java, uses the wonderful What’s Brewing? set. For this card, I went with a pastel on black look..sort of how it looks when the coffee houses write the specials in chalk on a blackboard. I stamped the images w/ white pigment ink then used a combo of 4 different pastel embossing powders…sort of a painting w/ embossing powders. Some of the parts, were done separately, fussy cut and added on top.
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I added a die cut frame on top, some brads at the bottom (they were white, I colored them w/ Copics to match), and added some pink dots around the frame using a pink Souffle pen. The outer layer is from the ODBD Chalkboard paper collection.

Here’s a look at the inside using some leftover pieces.
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Stamps:  North Coast Creations – What’s Brewing?Warm My Heart 
Paper:  black, dp  (ODBD – Chalkboard paper), (Basic Grey – Out of Print)
Ink:  Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A &B, pierced rectangle dies, white prismacolor pencil, white, blush pink, mint pastel, baby blue pastel embossing powders, brads, pink Souffle pen

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