Saturday, June 15, 2013

North Coast Creations June Release!


Welcome friends!  It's time for the June release from North Coast Creations and the  new sets being released are AWESOME!  This month we will be choosing 2 winners who will receive a $10 gift certificate to the NCC Store just for commenting on our Coasters Design Team cards!  You have until June 17, 2013 at 9:00PM 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 June 18. 

For my first sample, I used the wonderful set, Something Marvelous .  I tried a different technique for my background.  I rubbed tempting turquoise and garden green ink on a sheet of acetate, then I spritzed it with water and put my watercolor paper on it, using my brayer to make sure it all made contact.  After taking the acetate off I spritzed it again and brayered again, just to blend the colors a bit more.  I like the texture of the watercolor paper with this technique... it's a different look but I like it!  I stamped my image twice across the lower part of the page.  I used another piece of the background paper to stamp the sentiment on, and then cut it out along with a frame using Spellbinders Opulent Ovals.  I just matted with the same shades and added some pearls and ribbon for a simple card.


For my second card, I used  Heaven's Masterpiece.  I stamped on white and cut out with Our Daily Bread designs Elegant Ovals.  I ran a black marker around the edge to create a bit of a border but still kept the image clean.  I matted with a Spellbinders Lattice Motif Die Cut.  My base is black, and the designer paper is from a Making Memories Black Tie pad.  I stamped the sentiment on a tag die from the Our Daily Bread designs Custom Recipe Card and Tags Die Set.  LOVE that set!!!  A few pearls, a May Arts ribbon, and a little Prima rose finish it off.



Here are the sets I used:



Be sure to stop by the other Coasters for more silhouette inspiration. Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a PRIZE





Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful day!


Blessings,

36 comments:

Jonia said...

Wow Grace, love the brightness of your 1st card and the simple beauty of your 2nd.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, I love both of them!! Your creations blow me away each and every time, no matter how CAS or how fancy! You are my hero!!! HUGS!!

Gina Ables said...

Both are beautiful. I love the grass/sky effect on the first and the elegance of the black and white of the second. You always do great!

Cynthia Dever said...

I always so enjoy your cards. These are fantastic. Thanks for being an inspiration.

Lynne said...

Black and white is a favorite combination of mine. Your card is lovely.

sandie said...

lovely work!lovely background music on your site as well.

Cathymac said...

Oh Grace...these are both stunning cards using these beautiful stamp sets! Thanks so much for sharing your technique for the first one...you can be sure I will be trying this! The papers, design, and frame, along with the beautiful ribbon are so elegant on the second card. Your creations always amaze me! Hugs!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Your first "simple" card is amazing. Love the effect it achieves. The black and white card is stunning.

D- said...

Grace~ Beautiful blue and green on your 1st card. Love how you stamped image again to make it fit the card. The pearls are a great accent. Love your elegant black and white card. TFS.
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Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous way to showcase the silhouettes! Love the background on the top card. Shrinking black and white card wonderful design!

Judi said...

Grace, as always, your cards are so inspiring. I especially love the black and white. Very elegant. Great job..

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Joshua Orsak said...

Beautiful cards love the colors.

stampencamper said...

as I journey through this blog hop; it's evident how detailed these silhouette stamps are, and such great cards as these, thanks

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Wow! Grace I love your cards!!! The blue and green one is so peaceful and I love the crispness of the black and white one!!! Gorgeous!

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Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are beautiful, Grace! I adore the colors on the first and your layout and die cuts on the second are gorgeous.

Lynn said...

So beautiful - thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful cards. Love the background on your first card and the black & white card is stunning. TFS

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Christine said...

Both cards are wonderful! I really like the bold, clean look of the b&w card. TFS!

Mary Ann said...

AWESOME!Beautiful cards!!!Love the background on 1,You do AWESOME WORK!!!

Nan G said...

Love the cards! I'll have to try the technique you've used on the first card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dawn said...

Wonderful samples Grace! that second one is just stunning!!

Lorianna said...

These are both Beautiful!
These are fantastic. Thanks for being an inspiration.
Hugs
Lorianna

Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful stuff Grace! I am partial to the black and white one... elegance!!!

Lori

Conniecrafter said...

these are just beautiful, cool embossing, and lovely framing!

Donna Whitten said...

I really love both of your cards! You are very talented.

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Janis said...

Love the blue and green together with the black!

Karen Schroeder said...

Awesome cards...love them! Thanks for the technique, I never would have thought of using watercolor paper!

Donna said...

Grace, I could hardly wait to get to your link.... as always, your work is incredible! Just beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing them with us. Keep sharing your amazing talent!

Timeless Embroidery said...

Your talent is God sent Grace. Thanks for posting these cards they are not only an inspiration but blessed.

RitaR said...

As much as I love your background technique on your first card (the colors are sooooo beautiful), your black and white card wows me even more! Lovely work, as always, Grace!

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Patty said...

Your cards are stunning. Thanks for sharing with us.