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A big congrats to Lizzie, the newest Featured Stamper on Splitcoast (FS434)! What a beautiful, intricate gallery she has & I chose THIS to case. I kept the butterflies & flowers but used different images, different dies & different colors.
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For my birthday card, I stamped, die cut & colored the 3 butterflies. I also die cut a bunch of poinsettias, asters & leaves out of white card stock, sponged, sprayed and formed them with a stylus then stacked them for the three flowers. I added the vine image on the background w/ the spun sugar ink then attached all my butterflies, flowers & vine. The greeting was stamped & die cut w/ a pennant die and the edges were sponged. Then I added some glitter to the butterflies & flower centers because I love a little sparkle!  Here’s a look at the inside.
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The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
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Congrats again, Lizzie! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Trois Joile Papillions, Birthday Blessings, Belles Vignes, Butterfly & BugsHappy Birthday Mini (inside)
Paper: Neenah white
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks spun sugar, evergreen bough, worn lipstick
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternTrois Papillons, Butterfly & Bugs, Asters, Peaceful Poinsettia, Fancy Foliage dies, Spellbinders nested pennat dies, Copic markers, Sparkle N Sprinkle starfire glitter, Heidi Swapp shine sprays

I’m also adding this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge..Anything Goes!


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Welcome to the North Coast Creations May Release! You’re going to love these 2 new sets! Perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays & summer vacations.

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 May 31st, 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 June 1, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

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For my seafaring card, after stamping & coloring the sailboat, I used the two sizes of ODBD circle dies to cut it and my out of the box technique to keep from cutting off the mast. After edging the sailboat circle w/ a black marker, I cut a white circle to put behind it and a larger circle out of the same dp I used for the largest pennant. The background panels came about because I had less than a full sheet of the two large strips so I added a narrow piece of the starry dp between the two and attached them to a large white panel I die cut using the largest die of the Flourished Star Pattern set. A smaller pennant, some die cut stars & the compass rose were added to finish.

Here’s a look at the inside using some leftover pieces. NCC Set Sail inside 06442
The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
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Stamps:  North Coast Creations Sail Away  ODBD- Smooth Sailing
Paper:  Neenah white, X-Press It white, dp (ODBD Patriotic paper collection)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Adirondack denim
Accessories: ODBD Circle Ornament, Matting Circles, Pennants, Sparkling Stars, Splendorous Stars, Flourished Star Pattern dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles dies

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My second card takes us to the mountains & forest. For this card, I got out my trusty little brayer and a rainbow ink pad and brayered over a large white panel. 
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I had the top white panel left after I die cut the white circle to back the sailboat card above, so I die cut it using the same Flourished Star Pattern die & used a slightly larger circle to make it a bit bigger and after determining the opening on the brayered panel, I stamped the mountain scene, did a little masking and stamped parts of it again to fill in. On the top white panel, I used a torn diagonal mask & brayered the same colors across it. I did even it up a tad using sponging. A reverse circle mask was used to sponge in the sun then I stamped the sun/eagle on top and the deer & tree at the bottom. The ground image was also stamped using the dark blue of the rainbow pad. I like how it just adds the hint of solid ground. The greeting was also stamped just under the circle opening.

The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and here’s a look at the inside using a leftover frame I had sitting around. I brayered it, stamped the tree, deer and the eagle.

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Stamps:  North Coast Creations –Deer Silhouette Greetings –  ODBD- Tree Bookmarks, Keep Climbing
Paper:  Neenah white
Ink:   Distress Ink black soot, Kaleidacolor Riviera rainbow pad
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles dies, brayer

Please be sure to stop by and visit all of the DT for more gorgeous samples and comment to increase your chances of winning! 

Lori * Julie Lisa * Sandee * Dawn  *

 Robin Angie * Paula

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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What a great Pinterest board for today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC494)on Splitcoast! I have the Design Seeds site bookmarked, but it’s great to see so many of their pictures all on one page. For my card, I was inspired by the colors & flowers of THIS picture.
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I started by stamping the large greeting then die cutting the bottom with a curved border. After masking off the edges & bottom of the black layer, I stamped the polka dot border w/ white pigment ink. The small white bottom is the rest of the curved border section but I trimmed off more of the bottom to open up the space then stamped the dots w/ black ink. The flowers were colored and fussy cut & I added a few sequins here & there.

The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 & these are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, be sure to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge. This week it’s a color challenge & DRS images are not required & there’s a nice prize up for grabs!
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Stamps: DRS Designs –  Polka Dot Background, Polka Dot Flower Trio, Butterfly Kisses Greeting
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (for the greeting), Colorbox frost white pigment
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, black
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basica A & B, curved borders dies, Copic markers, sequins