Welcome to the North Coast Creations February release! And like last month, we have some beautiful florals for you! And they have the loveliest greetings to with them. First, the details on the prizes:
Two winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the Designers Blogs to receive a $10 gift certificate good towards the purchase of NCC stamps. You have until February 24, 2014 at 10:00PM EST to leave a comment on each of our designers blog posts. The two random winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on February 25, 2014, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!
For my first card, I used the beautiful Floral Sentiments 4. I paired it with some of the gorgeous Heart & Soul paper from ODBD and I used an ODBD die for the greeting tab and side tab next to the lilacs. After coloring the lilacs, I traced a frame around them and did what I call a “cutaway” technique by cutting out the background inside the frame. I placed a plum heather piece of card stock behind the image before attaching it to the dp. A pale pink heather card stock I had just happened to match the dp, so I stamped the flower from the ODBD Ornate Borders & Flowers set using the Distress ink. After die cutting partial shapes, I attached it all to the dp along with some layered ODBD Beautiful Borders across the bottom.
|Stamps: North Coast Creations – Floral Sentiments 4, ODBD Ornate Borders & Flowers|
|Paper: X-Press It, ODBD Heart & Soul paper, pink heather, plum heather|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versfine onyx (greeting), Distress Ink Victorian velvet|
|Accessories: Copic markers, ODBD Beautiful Borders dies, Spellbinders rectangle dies, Candi dots|
On my second card, I used the gorgeous Floral Sentiments 6. I stamped the hydrangea 3 times, colored it with Copics and fussy cut them. I made the hydrangeas the color of the ones in my front yard. I had a frame that was a die cut leftover so I used it on top of a white die cut ODBD Quatrefoil Pattern. For the background I used a bleeding tissue technique piece I made a long time ago. It’s simple to do, but not all tissue paper will bleed when wet. I believe the brand I used was Spectra. All you do is tear some tissue, place it on gloss or semi gloss (poster board) card stock, and spritz with water. You can leave it until it almost dries (for more dramatic color) or pull it off sooner for a more pastel look. This was on the pastel end of the scale. I thought the colors would be perfect for the hydrangeas.
The bow was also colored with Copics to match and the greeting was stamped on die cut tag from the ODBD Recipe & Tag die set. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
|Stamps: North Coast Creations – Floral Sentiments 6|
|Paper: X-Press It, semi gloss card stock, purple & lime green tissue paper|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versfine onyx (greeting)|
|Accessories: Copic markers, ODBD Recipe & Tag dies, ODBD Quatrefoil Pattern die, Spellbinders opulent oval die, ribbon, mini bowdabra|
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