Friday, May 29, 2015

North Coast Creations' May Release

Good morning and welcome to the May release at North Coast Creations!  Summertime my thoughts turn to the outdoors.  Hiking, exploring, traveling to new places all top my list!  And I must confess I love visiting the ocean!  I have only been there a few times but it always leaves me breathless!  And this month's release captures all of those things you love to do during the summer.  It is a perfect celebration of the outdoors.  Plus, this release works perfectly for those creating masculine cards!  ***Don't tell my husband***  Those are the most difficult for me!  It is wonderful when the image does all of the work for you!  ;-)  The first of the month means you have a chance to hop along, comment and win!  So don't forget to check the end of today's post for all of the details!

This month there are two sets, Sail Away, (think nautical) and Deer Silhouette Greetings (perfect for those sportsmen in your life). 

 Here is the first project featuring Sail Away...


I started with a rich navy card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a dark red mat.  A layer of nautical DP from our sister company, Our Daily Bread Designs' Patriotic Paper Collection.  I stamped the sailboat image on Copic compatible paper and colored it with my Copics.  I added a bit of "seafoam" with a white gel marker.  I used my scalloped paper punch and Memento's Summer Sky ink to create my sky.  I matted the image with coordinating navy card stock and wrapped some faux netting behind the image.  A copper nautical charm rests above the sentiment panel.  I stamped the sentiment directly on a scrap from the Patriotic Paper Collection.  LOVE IT!!!

And here's a closer look....




and the stamp set...



So that brings us to contestant number two...  This time I pulled out some watercolor paper for my focal image...


I moistened the paper and swiped three shades of Memento markers on an acrylic block before misting the block (Grape Jelly, Lilac Posies, Danube Blue).  I then gently pressed the moistened block onto the damp paper.  After drying, I stamped my image (Deer Silhouette Greetings) with Memento's Tuxedo Black.  I trimmed it down to the desired size.  I did leave some areas that were not colored for added interest.  I created the base with black card stock (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added gold matting.  The final layer is a burgundy card stock.  I finished the image with black and burgundy matting and 4 gold photo corners.  I embossed the sentiment on black card stock and used ODBD's Pennants Die to cut it out.

and the set I used...
 

Aren't they fun?  I can't wait to crank out more "manly" cards!  My hubby won't know what hit him!  ;-)

Don't forget that a new release means 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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**The Coasters**

Lori (ME) * Julie * Lisa * Sandee 
 Dawn * Patty * Robin * Angie * Paula





14 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, Lori, both are stunning!!! I love the nautical touches and patriotic papers with the first and the texture and blended colors of the watercolor panel on the 2nd are awesome....love the touch of gold too! Fabulous job on both!! HUGS!!

Liz H. said...

Lori, Love the different techniques you used on both card. They are both just Wonderful. Especially like the use of the rope netting on the Sail Away card. Great Job !!!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Love both cards, your deer card bg is amazing! Love how you accomplished it! My favorite has to be the nautical card though!!! I adore the papers you used the bits of fishing net and that little boats wheel is so fantastic!!! You are the bomb!

Heidi Lyons said...

Both cards are just beautiful!

Clickersister said...

These are very elegant looking cards! Love them!

CherylQuilts said...

Gorgeous cards, Lori, and I especially love the sailboat card!! My DH has long been a sailor and had his first boat at age 8. Beautifully done! Hugs!

Mary Marsh said...

two great cards- I especially like your nautical card - everything coordinates so perfectly

Kelley said...

Wonderful cards! Love the ship card!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful samples, Lori! Love the boat with the Patriotic paper! The silhouette looks great on watercolor paper too, pretty sky!

Mehrll said...

Wonderful cards. The first one looks like a great one for the 4th of July, but I really like the second one. TFS

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Wow!! Lori I love both of these! Love the patriotic bg on the first one! And love the watercolor background for the deer silhouette!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are wonderful, Lori! How funny we both used the same papers on our sailboat cards! Love the w/c bg on your deer silhouette. So pretty!

laughingstamper said...

Lori, I love the charm and netting that you added to the first card!!!! It turned out so nicely with those papers!! The background on the deer card is so rich and those gold corners really make it pop!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful cards, Lori! The Patriotic papers look wonderful with the Sailboat image!