September 15, 2013

'Tis the Season - North Coast Creations September Release

This month North Coast Creations is releasing two Christmas stamp sets - Santa's Sleigh and Old Fashioned Santa.  Continue reading below to find out how you can win one of two North Coast Creations $10 Gift Certificates good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps.

My first card uses North Coast Creations Old Fashioned Santa along with custom dies from NCC's parent comany, Our Daily Bread Designs.


The Santa image is Black Embossed on Watercolor Paper, then die cut with Spellbinders Oval Dies, colored with STAEDTLER Mars Graphic Markers, and layered on a Black Oval.  I added Rangers Fine Glitter to the White areas of the image, and sponged the edges of the Oval with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. To embellish, I die cut the branch from Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Fancy Foliage Die , from Olive card stock, and added some Fine Glitter to the branch.  The sentiment is from the NCC's Old Fashioned Santa, I used the omitting technique to only use a portion of the sentiment, Black embossing it on Watercolor paper, then die cutting with Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Recipe Card and Tags Die, trimming the panel so that it could be layered on the Black full sized Tag.

Details:
Stamps  - North Coast Creations Old Fashioned Santa
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Vanilla, Watercolor, Black, Olive
Other - ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage Die, ODBD Custom Recipe Card and Tags Die, Seam Binding, Ink Blending Tool, Dry Glitter, Glue and Seal, Dimensionals, My Minds Eye Pattern Paper, Button, Silver Cording, Big Shot, Spellbinders Oval Die, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, STAEDTLER Mars Graphic Markers


My second card features North Coast Creations Santa's Sleigh stamp set.


The sleigh is Black embossed on Watercolor paper, colored with STAEDTLER Mars Graphic Markers and die cut with Spellbinders Circle Dies.  The edges are sponged with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and layered on a Black circle die cut.  The pattern paper is from Basic Grey, the background panel is embossed with the Alterations Snowflake Folder.  To embellish I Black embossed the sentiment from this set on Watercolor paper, cut with the Word Window Punch, layering on a Black panel and adding a Red Seam Binding Double Bow.

Details:
Stamps - North Coast Creations Santa's Sleigh
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Red, Black, Watercolor
Other - Basic Grey pattern paper, Big Shot, Spellbinder Circle Dies, Word Window Punch, Alterations Snowflake Folder, Ink Blending Tool, Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, STAEDTLER Mars Graphic Markers

North Coast Creations September Release

Prize Details:
Kelley will randomly be selecting 2 winners who will each receive a $10 gift certificate to North Coast Creations, good towards the purchase of stamps,  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until Monday, September 17th, at 10:00pm EDT to leave your comments.  Winners will be posted September 18th, on the North Coast Creations Blog, so be sure to check back there to see if you are one of the winners!

For more inspiration using the September Release you can see the other Designers projects on the North Coast Creations Blog, or visit their blog links below:

Dawn * Sabrina * Sandee * Lori * Julie * Lisa (you are here)


Thanks for stopping by!

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24 comments :

phyllis zimmerman said...

great cards. Nice set for the upcoming season.

Terry said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards! Love how you combined all the layers with those great images! Happy Sunday!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Lisa, both are of your cards are amazing! Your Santa looks just like one in an old book we've had when I was a kid....love that look! Hugs, Sabrina

Diane said...

Very pretty cards, Lisa, love the embossing first in black on the watercolor paper, makes it just "pop" off the card!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW Lisa ... both cards are beautiful but that vintage Santa really warms my heart! Awesome inspiration ... thanks so much!

Kathleen said...

Love all the background papers you've used. Cards are beautiful!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are wonderful, Lisa! Love the black embossing and pretty papers.Very striking w/ the black layering.

Sue A said...

Beautiful cards! I love the dark embossing!

D- said...

These are wonderful . LOVE how you colored them. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
designsbydragonfly.blogspot

StampinLouie said...

Love the beautiful cards. The santa has a wonderful old world feel to it. Thanks for sharing.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, love your cards! Santa is looking ready, and his sleigh is over the top full of goodies for me, me me! Great colors, and layouts.

Darcy Schroeder said...

Hi Lisa! I love both cards and both stamps sets. The vintage Santa is my favorite though!!

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful new stamp sets.

Dawn said...

love all the sparkle! great samples, Lis!!

Patty said...

Ooooh....great coloring on your cards! What I love about both of them is your great choice of coordinating papers!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Love love both of these Lisa!!! Love all the sparkle!

Christine said...

Love the way you chose to dress Santa in green, and I love the sparkle added to both cards. Great!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Beautiful cards!!!Awesome stamps!!!

Kelley said...

Cool cards, so colorful!! Awesome!! Love the glitter areas!

Janis said...

Love how you used the Fancy Foliage die with the new image on the first card. Wonderful cards.
<3 J

Sabrina said...

Oh my... Both cards are fabulous!!! I love the color combos!!!

Gina Ables said...

Both cards are wonderful. Thank you.

Shirley Gilbert said...

Great cards and stamps. I am ready for Christmas stamping!

Carol said...

I've long admired your work, and today is no different. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!!

 
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