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Archive for August, 2015

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A big congrats to Alex, the newest Featured Stamper (FS447) on Splitcoast! What a fun gallery! I chose THIS to case. I kept the Santa & Ho Ho Ho, but I used a Santa image instead of punches & die cuts for my HO x3. 
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 I stamped, colored & fussy cut the little Santa & attached him to a black die cut circle. I die cut the H & o 6 times and stacked 3 on 3 for dimension. The white frame w/ oval cut out was a leftover & since I was hurrying, I used it. I attached them & added thin black strips so they would look like they are hanging. For the narrow background, I stamped the Ho, ho, ho greeting randomly & colored them. Some sequins for sparkle were added at the end. These are the Copics I used for Santa.

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Congrats again, Alex! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: DRS Designs –Santa FaceHo Ho Ho Greeting
Paper: white, black, red
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, pierced squares, circles, ovals, Font One upper & lower case alphabet dies, sequins

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The Free For All Challenge (F4A288) on Splitcoast wants us to use something Gold. So I made a black & gold anniversary card using a really pretty Fleur de Lis image. It just looks elegant to me so that’s the direction I went. I black embossed it onto a light metallic gold card stock and fussy cut it. I used a metallic gold Sharpie to add a little bit of shading to the image. It was added to a black die cut oval and another gold fancy die cut layer.
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The black background was made by spritzing a Fleur de Lis embossing folder w/ gold shimmer spray then placing the black card stock inside & embossing. It’s so hard for the camera to capture, but all the specks are actually shimmery gold and very pretty in real life! The greeting was gold embossed & I fussy cut it into a flag shape to attach on top.
Here’s the inside using the leftover narrow frame and another fleur de lis I didn’t use on the front.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge…Feeling Sentimental (make the greeting a main focus)DRS images are not required & there’s a nice prize up for grabs!
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Stamps: DRS Designs –Fleur de LisHappy Anniversary, Love you to the Moon (inside)
Paper: white, black, lt metallic gold
Ink: Versafine onyx, Encore Ultimate metallic gold
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics  A & B, circles dies, detail gold embossing powder, black embossing powder, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Fleur de Lis), Heidi Swapp gold shine spray, Anja Vintage frame die (Marianne Creatables), metallic gold Sharpie

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Welcome to the North Coast Creations August Release! And wow, do we have some super cute images & fabulous dies to go with them! You’re going to flip over these!

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 August 30, 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 August 31, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

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On my first card, I wanted a night time look, since owls are mostly nocturnal, so I started with a piece of textured navy card stock. The owls & branches were stamped first with Memento, colored with Copics,  over stamped with Versafine, then die cut with the matching dies. I used a series of circle dies to cut out the circle for the “moon” and the white ring around it. The moon, the Flourished Vine, Happy Birthday & largest yellow layer were sponged because I didn’t have the color of yellow I wanted.

Here’s a look at the inside & also the Copics I used. NCC Owl Bday inside 07170 NCC Owl Bday copics 07161owl bday copics

Stamps: North Coast Creations – Who Loves You?
Paper:  X-Press It white, dark navy textured
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor melon melody (yellows/oranges only)
Accessories: NCC Owl Family, Happy Birthday, Leafy Flourish dies, ODBD Flourished Star Pattern dieCopic markersneon yellow Sharpie, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circle dies, Misti

 My next card has the entire, cute as can be, owl family again.  NCC Thinking Owls cu 07177
After stamping, coloring & die cutting as before, I thought they would look cute if I had them in their “rooms” in the trees. So I stamped the ODBD Birch Tree Bg on white, added just a hint of color, then die cut the holes & added rings around them to help set them apart. 
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After adding a black layer behind the birches, I put my owls in the holes then added a finely corrugated tan layer. Three tree limbs were stamped, die cut & attached vertically. The greeting was die cut twice, stacked together for dimension and added to a tan die cut oval. 

Here’s a look at the inside & the Copics I used. NCC Thinking Owls inside 07182 NCC THinking Owls copics 07175

Stamps: North Coast Creations – Who Loves You? : ODBD Birch Tree Background
Paper:  X-Press It white, finely corrugated sand, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black, cottage ivy & peanut brittle (inside)
Accessories: NCC Owl Family, Thinking of You dies, ODBD Oval & Stitched Oval diesCopic markers, neon yellow Sharpie, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circle dies, Misti

Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT Blogs to increase your chance of winning! 
Julie * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Angie * 

Amy * Robin * Cathy

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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