Tuesday, October 15, 2013

North Coast Creations' October Release

Welcome to the North Coast Creations October New Releases!  I am SO excited to be bringing you two cards featuring this month's new release!  AND NCC 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 can leave some love AND possibly win a gift certificate!  How fun is that?   
 
You have until October 17, 2013 at 10:00PM EDT to make a comment on each of our designers blog posts.  Our 2 random winners will be announced on the North Coast Creations Blog on October 18, 2013.
 
Both cards today have a Christmas theme.  One is just a bit non-traditional...  are you intriqued yet?  So here we go...
 
My first card using NCC's Let it Snow
 

I colored the image with Copics and used a scallop punch out to sponge my sky.  A few dabs of glitter glue on the snowflakes adds some bling.  A bit of lace and pearl trim to the side give this a feminine feel even though Mr. Snowman is decidedly manly in his top hat!  I stamped the sentiment with a bright blue ink and used a snowflake die cut to highlight it.  A bit of red ribbon and a black button add just a bit of color to the scene.  Here's the stamp set itself.  Isn't it just darling?
 
 
My second card is just a bit more bohemian.  I must say I think I might like celebrating Christmas on a beach somewhere...
 

I colored this scene with Copics also and added a soft sky blue at the top with ink and a sponge.  I used a postage stamp die cut and hand cut some stripes to add a faux postmark....
 
Here's the stamp set itself...

 
Don't forget to check out all the October Releases HERE.  And make sure to comment on all of the designer's blogs.  I know you NEED some more stamps right?  lol.... 

The Coasters (aka my design team sisters)

Lori  (YOU ARE HERE)* Sandee * Dawn * Lisa * Cindy * Julie
 
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Thanks for stopping by!  {{hugs}}
 
Challenges
 
 
Additional Supplies
 
Card 1
 
Paper - Bo Bunny Powder Mountain, Georgia Pacific, Bazzill, Neenah Solar Crest
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Danube Blue, Summer Sky; Copics - BG0000, BG000, 0, C7, C5< C3, C2, R27, R29, G28, G29, B39
Lace, Pearls, Offray Ribbon, Button, Diamond Stickles
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Snowflake Dies
 
Card 2
 
 Paper - Georgia Pacific, Neenah Solar Crest, American Crafts
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics - E42, E55, W3, YG07, YG17, G07, YR07, YR18, Y15, Y17, Y38, R29, B28, B34, B37, B93
Dies - Spellbinders - Postage Stamps
 

16 comments:

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both wonderful, Lori! Love the colors and layouts and your details are just fabulous.

Cindy Blancett Designs said...

Lori, I think your cards are just beautiful. Great details and love the sketches on both of them.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful holiday cards using the new release Lori! Fabulous designs you used to showcase the stamps!

NannaMouse said...

Your cards are beautiful. You have stepped out of the box of the traditional Christmas card in a clever colorful way. GOOD JOB

Lisa said...

Both cards are very nice, but I must say I like the snow man the best! Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings, Lisa

Katie said...

This snowman scene is adorable, and I just love that sponged cloudy sky, amazing! A great take on this week's sketch! -Katie :)

Katie said...

This snowman scene is adorable, and I just love that sponged cloudy sky, amazing! A great take on this week's sketch! -Katie :)

Patty said...

Both cards are fabulous!! I love the first one...snowmen are always so adorable and bring a smile to everyone's face!! I have never been to a warm area in the globe for Christmas, and although I HATE cold weather more & more every year..it would be strange to be in the south for Christmas! That being said...your beachy Christmas card is adorable also!!

Kelley said...

Lori, both cards are beautiful but I especially love the pretty coloring on the palm tree card! Awesome!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creations each with its own beauty.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Marlena M. said...

Your cards are lovely~that snowman is ADORABLE!!

Dawn said...

Lori, both cards are great! Clever you with the postage idea!! I love to send a postcard from THERE!!! lol

Pam D said...

Both cards are adorable! Love the lights on the palm trees, TFS!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Wow! Lori I love both of these! I love how you used the snowflake die on the first card and your coloring on both cards is perfect!!!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

2 great cards. The palm tree stamp really is great for coloring.

Tam said...

nice cards!