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Friday, May 29, 2015


Good morning!
Welcome to the new release blog hop at North Coast Creations!
Here are some samples done with the new release from North Coast Creations and Our Daily Bread Designs.

North Coast Creations "Deer Silhouette Greetings" was used for both of my cards this morning.

The first card was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white powder on a background I made with inks and coarse salt.  I also used the Layered Lacey Squares die from Our Daily Bread Designs to frame it up.  I sponged a bit of purple and blue inks on the edges to make it stand out from the dry embossed background (made with an embossing folder).  The ribbon and bow are wide and narrow ribbons of sheer white.  For the sentiment, I used a piece of leftover inked background paper to white heat emboss the Thinking of You.  It was then foam taped to the ribbon.

For this second card, I water colored a background masking off the sun. Let dry completely then used my Misti to line up the pieces where I wanted them on my background and used Memento Black ink to stamp each piece of this scene (more than once, the reason I used my Misti tool).  I die cut the entire panel with the Vintage Flourish Pattern die from ODBD then blackened the rest of the bottom part of the image to give a cohesive look to the scene.  I then mounted it to the coral color panel which had been die cut with the Flourish Star Pattern die (for the stitch lines). Then it was mounted to a black folded card.  The popped up frame (coral color) was made with the Vintage Labels dies from ODBD for the inside cut but because that die was the largest die in the set, I used a compass and pencil to draw along the outer edge of the die about 1/4" out to make the outside cut by hand. After cutting I sponged the inside and outside edges to cover any white edges.  I like the look of the scene continuing outside the frame on this card.  To finish off this card I added the snipped black brads.  I snip the prongs because I don't want holes in my card or the extra bulk the prongs make.  They are attached with glue dots.  Tacky glue would work as well.
Just a note, I did have to trim about 1/16" off each side of the Vintage Flourish Pattern die cut so that the stitch lines of the Flourish Star Pattern could be seen because normally they are the same size. 
Thank you so much for visiting today!

Please visit my design team sisters to see more inspiration:
Lori * Julie * Lisa * Sandee * Dawn   * Robin (you are here) * Angie * Paula

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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Angella D. Crockett said...

My goodness!!! The winter scene is insanely the salt technique and the yummy colors against the white card!!! Thanks for explaining the 2nd card....I was going cross-eyed trying to figure out how you did it! lol!!!! Gorgeous sunset scene and cool design! HUGS!!

Liz H. said...

Robin, Love the White DEER Silhouette card. I am going to use this, for a Christmas card. Your 2nd card with the Water colored technique, is a MUST TRY for me. Both are Great Inspiration for me to try something new.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Gorgeous, Robin! Both of these are fabulous! Love your winter scene but the rainbow sunset is over the top creative! Yep, I snip those brads, too. So much so, I broke my snippers..thanks for reminding me I need a new pair.

Polly said...

Robin I don't know which one of these cards I like the best..they are both STUNNING! I love the snowy deer in the first one and the wonderful sunset colors in the second. I"m in awe of their beauty! Amazing cards and I love the variety created using the same stamp set.

Shelia said...

Wow, Robin, these are both gorgeous cards. I love the winter scene one - so peaceful and serene! Beautiful colors on the second one!

Clickersister said...

I'm not sure I have words for how gorgeous these are! Well done!

Mary Marsh said...

wow Robin-love the 2 different looks you have achieved with the stamp set-the snowy scene might be my fave

Kelley said...

Robin, these are both really cool cards. I really like the deer's in the white card. Cool technique these!!! The sunset is very pretty too!! Thanks for joining the NCC team this month!!

Dawn said...

I love the white embossed scene! And your sunset is fabulous!! Great samples!

Beth Norman said...

You are a very talented lady. Both cards are lovely, but I'm most drawn to the bottom one. Thanks for the instructions.

Marilyn Mathis said...

WOW! The winter card is gorgeous. I must try using your mixture of ink and salt. Also love the sunset card. Both are beautiful.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Robin, WOW!!! I love both of these! That background is so cool on the first card! Love how it turned out! And goodness, your sunset card is stunning!

Lisa Somerville said...

WOW, Robin! Beautiful scenes you created with the Deer Silhouette stamp set!