NCC February Release!

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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.

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The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: North Coast CreationsFloral 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. Julie Warner -
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. Julie Warner -


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

Please be sure and visit all the Design Team blogs for more inspiration.

Sandee * Dawn * Julie * Lisa * Amber * Lori * Sabrina * 

Diana * Stacy

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19 Responses to NCC February Release!

  1. What beautiful designs to show case these beautiful flowers.

  2. I love the floral sentiments 4 card – and I really appreciate how you tell us which copics you used….thanks!

  3. Julie, I have to say that I loved both of your designs, but my very favorite was the second card. It makes me think of a beautiful stained glass church window showcasing a fabulous bouquet of hydrangeas (one of my favorite flowers by the way). I love the colors and the white lattice look. Fantastic job, keep up the good work.

  4. Avatar Karen Amidon
    Karen Amidon says:

    Julie, your work is breath taking, Just beautiful!

  5. Julie these are FABO! I adore the candi dots on your first one. The lattice window is super cool. I think I need that lattice die. 🙂 Beautiful cards girl.

  6. Beautiful cards

  7. Your cards are fantastic — your coloring is amazing! Love the second card!!!!

  8. Julie…I can always count on you to inspire me! Love the cut away on the Lilacs and clever design. The Hydrangeas are just gorgeous. Beautiful samples!

  9. Beautiful cards and beautifully colored flowers. Love the lilacs and geraniums, they are lovely.

  10. Beautiful! The flowers jump off the page!

  11. OH MY!!!!! BOTH of your cards are WONDERFUL!!! I LOOOOOOOOVE the softness of BOTH!!!! The pinkish cardstock on the first with the LOVELY LILACS! AND the LAVENDERS on your second card!!! I’ll have to try this technique you’ve told us about!!! AND the Quatrefoil Pattern Die is WONDERFUL with this too!!!!!!!!! JUST LOVELY!!!!!!!:) GORGEOUS COLORING!!!!!!:)

  12. Avatar Kara Manwaring
    Kara Manwaring says:

    Love these cards and the details you have supplied. Inspiring

  13. Avatar Pattie Jns
    Pattie Jns says:

    WOW! Beautiful cut outs with these gorgeous new dies and sentiments. I love how you presented them with the frames. So special, and well done..thank you for sharing.

  14. Beautiful cards Julie! Love the way you cut and framed the lilacs on the top card.

  15. Avatar Marjorie from TX
    Marjorie from TX says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Marjorie from TX

  16. Beautiful cards.

  17. pretty coloring on both, neat way to use the dies in the first card and pretty way of arranging the flowers on the second!

  18. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    Such lovely cards, I love them. These stamp sets are great!

  19. These absolutely stunning! Very detailed coloring and extremely elegant!