Monday, June 22, 2015

North Coast Creations June Release!

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Hello, and welcome to the June release from North Coast Creations!

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Prize Information: 
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 June 24, 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 25, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

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For this card I masked Floral Sentiments 7 several times to make my little garden. I also used ODBD’s Butterfly and Bugs stamp, Butterfly and Bugs die, and Fence die. Colored with Copics and sponged with Distress inks.

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This is Floral Sentiments 8, colored with Copics, sponged with Distress ink and cut with ODBD Vintage Labels. The background is stamped with ODBD Crocheted Background. Dies are ODBD Beautiful Borders and Layered Lacey Squares.

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For more June inspiration, see the NCC  blog and be sure to stop by my sister Coasters for some awesome samples!

Julie * Patty * Lori * Lisa * Sandee * Robin * Paula

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Friday, June 12, 2015

Taking a Look Back at June… ODBD

 

Our Daily Bread designs

A cheery Hello and welcome to the post where we review the June release from Our Daily Bread designs!

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Here is what I used for my samples today

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I wanted my first sample to be a masculine one. I started with kraft and the Sunburst Background die. It makes an awesome background for so many different looks!

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I stamped the verse from Good Man and cut it with Vintage Flourish Pattern. I used the Pennant set to cut the Vintage Ephemera paper, the cut freehand the mats. After matting each pennant, I cut them in half to elongate them.

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And the inside

Just for fun I did another one because these happy sunshines are just too cute!!

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Same background die, Sunburst Background, but look at the difference when the paper is stamped! This is Chalkboard Vine Background stamped in Adirondack Shell Pink.  I stamped the quote twice so I could cut out the two words and highlight them with one of the same Copics used to color the sun. I used my MISTI to stamp the quote in yellow and black. The little sunburst from the die is just behind the quote along with the smallest die from Vintage Flourish Pattern (which is cut in half to elongate). Behind that is one of the Beautiful Borders.

I stamped the sun, from Sunshine Blessings, twice so I could have the ‘sun face’ to pop up, colored with Copics and hand cut.

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I have to share something my 9 year old granddaughter made. She wanted to make a card and as I was busy, I told her she could go up to the “stamp room” and make something. I had no idea what she had done until later when I went up after she had gone!

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LOL….she just picked cardstock scraps out of my trash.
I thought her sun was so cute, and outlined in silver pen!
Clever idea!

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Awwww…. how sweet is that!

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For more inspiration, visit the ODBD blog.

Also check out my sister sticks!!

Julie * Lori * Cathy *  Sandee  
Amy * America * Wanda

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sunburst and Clouds…tutorial

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs, Copics, Air Brush System

I get asked a lot how I do my clouds, so this time while making this card I took pictures along the process! I use my air brush system, but it could easily be done sponging with inks too!

Here is the card I did for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast today.

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs, Copics, Air Brush System

This is using North Coast Creations, Deer Silhouette Greetings, Our Daily Bread designs Sunburst Background die and Clouds and Raindrops die.

And here is the process….

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs, Copics, Air Brush System

I started by using my MISTI and stamping the images and sentiment.

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs, Copics, Air Brush System

Then I positioned the Sunburst Background and lightly traced where the sun is.

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs, Copics, Air Brush System

I gave a few quick shots with yellow for the sun and a few rays.

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs, Copics, Air Brush System

Then I started adding the clouds using the actual die cut clouds as a stencil. It helps to use something thin such as a stylus to help hold the clouds or they’ll blow away! Quick bursts from the air brush rather than steady air will give you a nice variation of color and intensity.

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs, Copics, Air Brush System

Even just a couple of clouds looks kind of cool!

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs, Copics, Air Brush System

These are the colors I used. I actually SHOULD have started with the lightest and worked to darkest…. but I wasn’t thinking and grabbed that B18 first! LOL

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs, Copics, Air Brush System

You even end up with pretty colored clouds!

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs, Copics, Air Brush System

To just partially get the sunburst cut and embossed, I only ran it part way through my Cuttlebug.

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs, Copics, Air Brush System

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs, Copics, Air Brush System

To carry on the edges, I put the piece back in the die, turned it upside-down and using my stylus, rubbed the edges.

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs, Copics, Air Brush System

So, there you have it! Easy peasy! And like I said, it could easily be done sponging off the edges of the clouds too, just make sure your inks are compatible.  I used Ranger Archival Jet Black which is a nice strong black but doesn’t play nice with Ranger Distress inks which I would use to sponge clouds, but I think regular dye inks would be okay.

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I hope I’ve gotten your creative juices flowing and you’re ready to try some beautiful skies!! I really is the limit when playing this way!

I also have some other cloud tutorials up in the “tutorial” section.

They always turn out different!

Have FUN!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello Sunshine!! ODBD June Release

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Welcome to the June release from Our Daily Bread designs!

Can you believe it's June already!! Wow....and time to share some awesome designs! I'm really excited about this one and just wait until you see the creativity of the DT's smokin' hot awesomeness!!!


Prize Information: -
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until June 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on June 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


Here are the sets I used


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 Hello Sunshine, colored with Copics, masked, then I air brushed the cloud background. I used extra clouds from Clouds and Raindrops for my air brushed clouds, then popped up the real ones!
Just peeking out from under the main layer is the edge from the Sunburst Background die. 

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My next sample using World's Greatest, Workshop Tools and the beautiful paper, Vintage Ephemera is a graduation card. While trying to think up something to go with the sentiment.... hmmm... "nailed it"... "pounding nails"... to make it look like nails were pounded into a board! This was the finished product!


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With the help of MISTI, I stamped the sentiment in 2 colors, Memento Rich Cocoa and Grey Flannel. I used Matting Circles and Circle Ornaments dies. Then the fun Workshop Tools!! 

It wasn't until I was doing my blog post that I realized.....

wait for it.... 

I have 12 nails pounded in the 'board'..... 12 years of school!! And counting Kindergarten, 13, the one on the sentiment! Serendipity!
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In case you missed my sneak peek on Splitcoast...
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These tools are too fun!!!! A must have for your die collection!

You can also see all the release info on the ODBD blog

And for a real creative overload, please check out
the rest of the Breadsticks!

Julie * Cathy * Lori * Sandee * America * Amy * Chris * Grace  
Sabrina * Angie * Lisa * Silke * Audrey * Wanda * Loretta 

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn


Friday, May 29, 2015

North Coast Creations May Release!

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs


Welcome to the May release from North Coast Creations! If you love the outdoors as I do, you’re in for a treat, because that’s what this release is all about!!
Prize Information:

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!



Here are the sets I used for my samples today


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I love silhouette images and this Deer Silhouette Greetings is perfect for so many occasions! Just wait until you see all the creative ways the design team used it!!
I started with my base and a circle cut from ODBD Matting Circles, then using my Copic air brush system I air brushed the pieces separately, sitting side by side. When I was happy with the intensity of the ‘sun’, I adhered it in place and started stamping. I used my MISTI, insuring I got good solid dark silhouettes.

I started with my base and a circle cut from ODBD Matting Circles, then using my Copic air brush system I air brushed the pieces separately, sitting side by side. When I was happy with the intensity of the ‘sun’, I adhered it in place and started stamping. I used my MISTI, insuring I got good solid dark silhouettes. 
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My next sample uses Sail Away, anyone that loves the water and being out ON it will love this set!!
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Colored with Copics and cut with ODBD Layered Lacey Squares, ODBD Fishing Net Background stamped in Memento Grey Flannel for the base. The ‘wall plaque’ is cut with ODBD Vintage Labels and hung on a nail from the soon to be released set, Workshop Tools die. 

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For more inspiration you can go to the NCC blog.
Also, please stop by to see what these
Coasters have to share!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn