NCC August Release

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Welcome to the North Coast Creations August Release! And wow, do we have some super cute images & fabulous dies to go with them! You’re going to flip over these!

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 August 30, 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 August 31, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

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On my first card, I wanted a night time look, since owls are mostly nocturnal, so I started with a piece of textured navy card stock. The owls & branches were stamped first with Memento, colored with Copics,  over stamped with Versafine, then die cut with the matching dies. I used a series of circle dies to cut out the circle for the “moon” and the white ring around it. The moon, the Flourished Vine, Happy Birthday & largest yellow layer were sponged because I didn’t have the color of yellow I wanted.

Here’s a look at the inside & also the Copics I used.NCC Owl Bday inside 07170NCC Owl Bday copics 07161owl bday copics

Stamps: North Coast Creations – Who Loves You?
Paper:  X-Press It white, dark navy textured
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor melon melody (yellows/oranges only)
Accessories: NCC Owl Family, Happy Birthday, Leafy Flourish dies, ODBD Flourished Star Pattern dieCopic markersneon yellow Sharpie, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circle dies, Misti

 My next card has the entire, cute as can be, owl family again. NCC Thinking Owls cu 07177
After stamping, coloring & die cutting as before, I thought they would look cute if I had them in their “rooms” in the trees. So I stamped the ODBD Birch Tree Bg on white, added just a hint of color, then die cut the holes & added rings around them to help set them apart. 
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After adding a black layer behind the birches, I put my owls in the holes then added a finely corrugated tan layer. Three tree limbs were stamped, die cut & attached vertically. The greeting was die cut twice, stacked together for dimension and added to a tan die cut oval. 

Here’s a look at the inside & the Copics I used.NCC Thinking Owls inside 07182NCC THinking Owls copics 07175

Stamps: North Coast Creations – Who Loves You? : ODBD Birch Tree Background
Paper:  X-Press It white, finely corrugated sand, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black, cottage ivy & peanut brittle (inside)
Accessories: NCC Owl Family, Thinking of You dies, ODBD Oval & Stitched Oval diesCopic markers, neon yellow Sharpie, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circle dies, Misti

Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT Blogs to increase your chance of winning! 
Julie * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Angie * 

Amy * Robin * Cathy

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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10 Responses to NCC August Release

  1. These are both so cute, Julie! LOVE your creativity, design, and use of color!

  2. Oh my gosh, these are adorable! I love both cards; you’ve combined elements in such a creative way. Using the tree branch as trees to create dimension is terrific.

  3. Julie, your samples have been my favorite since I first saw them! OMGoodness they are so cute. I absolutely LOVE the bright colors and on the second one, love how you have them peeking out of their holes!The first is darling too with the little girl owl hanging upside down like a possum! Looks so cute shining in the moonlight! Brilliant Julie!

  4. Super cute! Love the bright colors and fun design on the first! And the second is darling as well! Beautifully done!

  5. I love these Julie!!! So cute!!! Your cards are always so colorful and fun!

  6. Great cards inside and out using these new products. I like the night scene you created.

  7. OMgosh, I love these cards. I collect owls. If only the Cdn dollar wasn’t so bad (75 cents on the US dollar), I’d buy them up. I love how you made a nighttime scene. The owls all in a tree is so darn adorable too.

  8. Oh my… both are just as CUTE as can be!! My fave is the second with the Birch BG and them peeking out of the holes!! pure genius!!
    Awesome samples, Julie!

  9. Avatar Melissa B.
    Melissa B. says:

    This is an awesome card! Love the new owls! And those colors are so cool!

  10. Waaaaaay toooooo cute!!!!! Your clever ideas just knock me out!!! I knew this release would be super fun but you knocked it out of the ball park!!!!! HUGS!!!