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.
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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.
The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
|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|
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.
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.
|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|
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