Welcome to the North Coast Creations June Release! You’re going to love these 2 new Floral sets! And the greetings have such beautiful fonts!
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For my first card, I’m using the beautiful Floral Sentiments 8 set. After coloring it with Copics, I die cut it with a large circle & the reddish print circle with the Matting Circles dies. The largest green print was die cut using the outer die of the Doily die set. The large reddish layer was die cut w/ the Flourished Star Pattern die. The white layer was die cut & to add a little texture, I left it in the die, spritzed it w/ water then laid a piece of cross stitch canvas on top and used it as an embossing plate. For the cute little bow, here’s a link to make one using an envelope punch board..it’s just pictures BOW.These are the Copics I used.
|Stamps: North Coast Creations – Floral Sentiments 8
|Paper: X-Press It white, Neenah white, dp (SEI -Sunny Day)|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black|
|Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Matting Circles, Doily, Mini Tags dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & circle dies, Copic markers, twine, Envelope punch board, cross stitch canvas mesh|
My next card uses the lovely Floral Sentiments 7. Instead of bright colors, I decided to keep this one neutral to go with the lovely Vintage Ephemera paper collection. This wasn’t easy for me, lol. I love vibrant colors!
I went a little over the top with the die cuts and flowers, but when using this many neutral colors, more texture gives it more interest. The layers, border, top scrolls, butterflies & flowers were all die cut out of different pieces of the same paper collection. To add a little sparkle, I put some stickles in the center of the die cut flowers and also on the flowers of the image.
Here’s a look at the inside using some leftover flowers & paper.
These are the Copics I used for the image.
|Stamps: North Coast Creations – Floral Sentiments 7, ODBD – Butterflies & Bugs
|Paper: X-Press It white, dp (ODBD Vintage Ephemera paper collection)|
|Ink: Memento rich cocoa|
|Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Vintage Labels, Vintage Flourish Pattern, Mini Tags, Asters, Butterflies & Bugs, Birds & Nest, Beautiful Border dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, stickles (Mercury glass color)|
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