NCC March Release Another Look!

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Today we are taking another look at the North Coast Creations  March release!  These coffee images are wonderful & so trendy! On my first card, I used the fabulous Warm My Heart set for the pair of coffees and the What’s Brewin’? for the greeting.

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For the pair of to go cups, I stamped them several times on a piece of dp that had bands of patterns, fussy cut them and paper pieced them together. The little check ribbon is part of the paper, as well. I wanted a coffee stained look for the background so inked an embossing folder (it looks like ink splats) w/ the tea dye ink and pressed it to the white paper. It didn’t quite fill in the splats so I took a water brush and filled them in. I also took a small plastic top, inked it w/ the same ink, stamped it, then blurred the edges a bit w/ the water brush. The top & bottom edges were die cut using the largest of the ODBD Lacey Layered Squares dies. I used the ODBD Pennant die to cut the greeting flag.

I’m also adding these cards to Virginia’s View Challenge #14!


Stamps:  North Coast Creations –Warm My HeartWhat’s Brewin’?
Paper:  Neenah white, dp (Paper Studio)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress Ink tea dye, Colorbox dark brown fluid chalk ink
Accessories: ODBD Lacey Layered Squares, Pennant dies, Spellbinders squares dies, Sizzix embossing folder (ink splats), water brush

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I used the same two sets for my second card but I used a more colorful approach. The coffee cup was stamped, masking as I went, 3 times using 3 different inks. The 3 colors of twine were wound around the brads to make it look as if the cups are hanging from the twine. The black cup was stamped, color added w/ Copics and fussy cut to add on top. NCC Coffee Pleasures 06047
After die cutting the panel, I edged it in green using a Copic marker. I added a narrow black layer then die cut the largest layer using the ODBD Flourished Star pattern die. The edge was also colored w/ a Copic to match. The image at the very top was also colored to match and fussy cut. 


Stamps:  North Coast Creations – What’s Brewing?Warm My Heart 
Paper:  Neenah white, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, rosebud, danube blue, cottage ivy
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A &B, brads, baker’s twine, Copic markers

Please be sure to visit all of the DT blogs for a lot more caffeinated inspiration!
Lori * Julie * Sandee * Dawn * Patty *

 Angie * Wanda
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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7 Responses to NCC March Release Another Look!

  1. Both these coffee cards are awesome. Love the background that you made for the first one – one of a kind for sure! Super idea to have the bright coffee mugs hanging from the twine on the second!

  2. Both are awesome, Julie!! LOVE how you did the coffee splats and rings on the 1st, plus the paper pieced cups and lacey squares as borders look great! Love the use of color on the 2nd…..way too fun!!! HUGS!!

  3. Both of these are awesome Julie! But love that first one with the coffee circles, looks like my desk top 🙂

  4. ohmygoodness, Julie!! COFFEE SPLATS!!! Genius! I love it!!
    And mugs on pegs… clever you!!! awesome samples!!

  5. Gorgeous cards!!! awesome samples…

  6. Love both cards but especially the first one. I like that it looks like when I drink coffee with the splatter marks. lol

  7. Avatar Sandee Shanabrough
    Sandee Shanabrough says:

    Julie the coffee splatters are fantastic! Love both cards!