North Coast Creations May Release!

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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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15 Responses to North Coast Creations May Release!

  1. ROCK AND ROLL!!!! You killed it on both, GF!!!! Creativity to the max….they are both super awesome, inside and out!!! HUGS!!!

  2. Avatar Liz Hahn
    Liz Hahn says:

    WOW !!!! Do not even know where to start. The cards are AMAZING !!! I bet it will take me a whole day to come even close to recreating what you did. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 1st card using the SAIL AWAY stamp set. Thank you for showing ideas for the inside too.

  3. Julie, your cards are so full of color and just gorgeous! I LOVE the nautical one especially, your papers and colors of the sunset and water are amazing! Love the added compass star circle and stars!! The inside of your cards are as gorgeous as the outsides!! You are phenomenal!! Beautiful my friend!

  4. WOW Julie your sample cards are GORGEOUS!! I love the patriotic backgrounds for your ship cards and the out of the box cutting is fabulous! You really made the most of the deer set with your brayered backgrounds….they’re so beautiful!! These new sets look very versatile.

  5. WOW! I just love your cards. From the coloring to the layering of the cards. Just beautiful!

  6. Your cards are always so unique. I love them both. They both rock my world.

  7. These are great! Beautiful work!

  8. Oh, Julie, these are both fabulous cards, and I especially love the seafaring card since my DH loves boats. Stunning design and beautiful coloring of this wonderful sailboat! Hugs!

  9. 2 great cards Julie- I really like the scene you created with the deer

  10. Awesome cards, Julie! The deer card is my fave, love the front and the inside!!!

  11. Fabulous, Julie!! You’re so creative….love your use of the paper in the first and the compass! The deer card is so vivid! Love them both!

  12. Beautiful as always Julie!!!! I really enjoyed see the insides too!!!!! Way to use the red, white aND
    blue too!!!

  13. Lovely cards and so bright and attractive. They really grab your attention. TFS

  14. Avatar Sandee Shanabrough
    Sandee Shanabrough says:

    Gorgeous work a usual Julie! Love your patriotic spin on the first and the colors of the second!!!!

  15. Stunning cards, Julie! Love the layout and coloring on the Sailboat card, wonderful use of colors on the Deer Silhouette card!