Monday, July 22, 2013

North Coast Creations July Release

 Welcome to another fabulous release day at  North Coast Creations .  North Coast Creations is the sister company of Our Daily Bread Designs and the home of some fabulous critter, vintage and shabby stamps!
 
We are very excited to share with you a new release today! The Design Team members (also affectionately known as "The Coasters")  have created some beautiful cards! 
 
This month we will be choosing 2 winners who will receive a $10 gift certificate to the store for stamps just for COMMENTING on our Design Team Cards!  You have until July 24th, 2013 at 9:00PM EDT to make a comment on each of our designers' blog posts.  Our random 2 winners will be announced on the NCC blog on July 25th, 2013!
 
For complete deets visit North Coast Creations' Blog. 

 You can see ALL the NCC stamps HERE!
 
Here's the first card I created featuring a beautiful summer scene ....
 
 
Doesn't it look like the gazebo in the middle of your town square?  I added a bit of gingham DP for a country feel with a quatrefoil die cut panel on top.  I colored the image with Copics and inks using a punched scallop to create sponged "clouds."  I added a dab of Flower Soft where the original design called for flowers.  And just for a bit of punch, I added a few blossoms and paper punched sprigs in the corner.  I think I can smell that rose! 
 
Now on to card number 2...
 
 

I used the same technique on this one.  I colored with both Copics and ink. A few die cut vines, paper punched flowers with beads and a tiny lady bug adorn the side.  The lady bug was a brad I snipped and repurposed for this project.  The main CS layer is gray with white layering and some fun denim DP.  This image reminds me of the tobacco barn at the old home place.  I miss it so much!   


Now on to the products I used for today's cards...

 
Products Used - Card 1

 

Stamps - North Coast Creations - Gazebo
 
 
 
 
Die - Our Daily Bread Designs - Quatrefoil Pattern Die
 
 
 
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky, Bamboo Leaves, Copics
Papers - The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Scalloped Standard Circles Large
Misc. - Paper Punches, Blossoms, Flower Soft - Heather
 
 
Products Used - Card 2 

 
Stamps - North Coast Creations - Barn (New Release)


Sentiment - Find Beauty (June Release)
  
 
Other Products
 
Paper - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
My Mind's Eye - Dolled Up
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish, Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Large
Misc. - Paper Punch, Recollections Micro Beads, Lady Bug Brad
 
Now don't forget to visit my fellow "Coasters" and leave some love!  You will love the projects they have to share and you just might win one of the prizes!  :-)  {{hugs}}
 
 
LORI **You are HERE**
 


JULIE
 
 

 Additional Challenges
 
Pumpkin Spice - Challenge 29 - Anything Goes
Summer Flowers - July Challenge - Die Cut Divas

31 comments:

Grace said...

Oh both samples are gorgeous Lori! Love the green gingham behind the quatrefoil on the top one! Gorgeous x 2!!!
hugs
Grace

Jennifer Swandells said...

Both of these cards are absolutely beautiful. The colouring on the gazebo is stunning, it makes it look so real. I love the colouring on the barn also. Superb makes. Hugs, Jen :-) xx
Krafty Keepsakes - jenni45.blogspot.co.uk

Tammy Pope said...

Lovely cards. I think the DP you chose really set off the images along with the coloring and special little touches in the embellishments.

Gina Ables said...

Both cards are beautiful. Funny that I love old barns and gazebos. Your embellishments and color choices are wonderful.

Karen W said...

Gorgeous cards!! These new stamps are wonderful. I always thought of this company as artsy weird stamps but I love these.

Marjorie said...

Love your cards. They are absolutely beautiful!
Marjorie from TX

Dawn said...

both are just beautiful, Lori! love the use of flower soft on the Gazebo! fabulous!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Hey Lori!!! I LOVE both of your cards! The gingham, quatrefoil bg, the green roof and the FS are so beautiful on the gazebo card! And that beautiful gray barn is stunning!!!

Francie G. said...

Two beauties, Lori! Wow!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I have to say that with the two cards you made for this release you have made it impossible to select a favorite.

Mickie said...

Great cards, love the gazebo colors and the barn is so rustic!

Sabrina said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are fabulous, Lori! Love the colors and papers you used.

Sande said...

Both of your cards are simply gorgeous. Love the colors you used on the barn. And the gazebo looks exactly like the one in my town.

Christine said...

Your cards are gorgeous, and I love the way you have made them your own with your beautiful talent and style. The images bring lots of wonderful memories!

Linda said...

Beautiful! I like the flowers that were added to both of them. It gives them a very elegant look. The colors on the barn are great.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Beautiful creations, Lori! Love them both, and these are fabulous new images!

Patty said...

Beautiful cards...love them both!! I always dreamed of having a gazebo like that in my back yard!! And the barn card is fantastic! My uncle had a farm with a barn just like this. We spent many years there when I was a child with our huge family having picnics and camping out in tents on their property!!

Papercrafting Princess said...

They are both beautiful I especially like the way you accented the flowers in the summer scene!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Ooooh, love them both!!!! The green and pink color combo of the gazebo card is stunning and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the tobacco barn!!!!! Beautiful work, GF!!!! HUGS!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh these are both just so very sweet! What a touching scene you've created with both - gorgeous!

Carol P said...

Hi Lori, what beautiful cards, loves the quatrefoil behind the gazebo-elegant touch, the barn is perfect with the small white flower accent- great creations!

Arlene said...

Delightful country creations. Loved both cards.

I have always loved gazebos.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our summer flowers challenge.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards Lori! Love the added dies on your Gazebo card and the coloring of your "tobacco" barn is fabulous!

D- said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. TFS.
D~ dmcardmaker (@aol)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Dawn T said...

both your cards are just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas this month.

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Awesome cards!They are both so Beautiful!!!Love the stamps!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Both cards are Wonderful, great coloring on both and just love the flower soft on the first and the way your coloring matches the paper on the second!

McStamper said...

Love your cards. Your coloring is beautiful. I haven't seen these stamps before. They are great.

Georgiana said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Lori, my sweet friend, your cards are absolutely STUNNING!!! I love, love, love, both of them! Your designs are awesome! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina