And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

North Coast Creations June Release

This is my second post for today, so if you are looking for The Sweet Stop sketch challenge, please scroll down to the next post or click HERE!  

Welcome to a new release by North Coast Creations, sister company to Our Daily Bread Designs!  If you like working with silhouette images, you will love the three sets being released this month!  

This month we will be choosing 2 winners who will receive a $10 gift certificate to the North Coast Creations Store for stamps just for commenting on our 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, 2013.

I LOVE working with silhouette images, so creating samples for these new sets was especially enjoyable...hope you like them!
Creative Nugget:  This first sample was made by simply embossing the image from the new Something Marvelous stamp set using white embossing powder directly on the beautiful Secret Garden DP by Graphic 45.  Two different patterns from the paper pad were mounted and stitched to Winter Wisteria and Solar Crest card stocks and attached to a Solar Crest card base.  The clouds, also from the same set, were embossed on the DP, fussy cut, and popped onto the card.  The sentiment was stamped on a hand cut banner.  A white bow was added to complete the card.

Here's another one using the 

Creative Nugget:  For this sample I used the Speckled Gesso Resist Technique.  Gesso was lightly applied to a Manilla Tag using a credit card.  After the Gesso had dried, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, and Barn Door Distress Stains were applied and misted with water to blend the colors.  The Gesso resisted the stains leaving the white specked look you see on the card.  The edges were sponged with Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain Distress inks to tone down the bright colors and age the panel.  The silhouette image was stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink over the top.  The sentiment was stamped on a panel prepared using the same technique but with Peeled Paint stain.  Several Bo Bunny papers were stitched to a True Black panel and mounted to a Harvest Gold card base.  Button twine, a button, and several black pearls were added to finish the card.  Love how this one turned out!

Here is the beautiful Something Marvelous stamp set:


Another set being released this month is 

Creative Nugget:  Believe it or not...this is a single layer monochromatic card...something I hardly ever do since I do love my layers!  The top of the Solar Crest card base was masked and the Gingham Background from Our Daily Bread Designs was stamped at the bottom of the card with Versafine Onyx Black ink. The silhouette image was stamped above the Gingham using the same ink.  Pearls were added to the centers of the wildflowers. The sentiment was stamped to the left of the image.  Some score lines, piercing, and Baker's Twine finish the card.

I enjoyed making this card so much that I made a whole set of cards in different colors using each of the sentiments from the set.


Here's a peek at the complete 


The talented Coasters have been working very hard to create gorgeous samples for you with the sets from this release.  Be sure to check out their blogs and leave a comment to be eligible to win a PRIZE!


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you've enjoyed your visit...have a marvelous day!

Hugs, 
Cathymac

29 comments:

Jonia said...

How beautiful!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Cathy, I love every card so far!!! You have really ROCKED these new sets! Thanks for the inspiration!! Beautiful work!! HUGS!!

Grace said...

Goodness Cathy!!! Incredible samples my friend!!! Love the white embossing on the top one, the gesso resist of the second is awesome... and wowzers on your set of single layer cards!!! Great idea to add the gingham... gives that single layer quite an impact!!! Love them all!!!
hugs,
Grace

Gina Ables said...

You've been busy creating and they are all beautiful.

Cynthia Dever said...

Fantastic cards. I love that gesso one.

sandie said...

love the cards. you make the techniques sound so tempting.

Lynne said...

Wonderful set of cards. Love the use of a single color.

D- said...

Cathy~ The purples and white are so pretty together. Love how you stamped on the DP. I haven't tried the Gesso technique yet but it looks fun. Beautiful colors. Love it. Wow your set of one layer cards is excellent. TFS.
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kaybee said...

Love all of your cards. Doing a set was cool. Would make a wonderful gift.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards, love the papers you used and the wonderful card set!

Judi said...

Lovely cards. I particularly like the single layer card. Reminds me the Keep it Simple cards can be just a beautiful.

Sandra Smith said...

Lovely cards! I love how you used resist techniques with masks to make your images stand out. Adding embossing powder is a great reminder that adding that step to our stamping process can add amazing dimension!

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Joshua Orsak said...

Hello
This my first time visiting your blog love the beautiful cards, but also your beautiful blog with your golden retrievers. my golden retriever 12 yrs old past away in March 2013.

stampencamper said...

wow, what a great technique, using gesso; and I am loving these stamp sentiments, nice cards

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Cathy your cards are gorgeous!!! I especially love the set of four! So smart!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

All of these are gorgeous, Cahty! So many different looks! I especially love the gesso one. Wonderful!

Lynn said...

Beautiful cards - thank you for sharing the technique on the second card. Will definitely be trying this. TFS

scrappingnana said...

All of them are gorgeous. Love how each one is different and the silhouette stamps are so versatile. TFS

Christine said...

Impressive! Love both the intricate detailing and the simplicity shown the array of cards!

Nan G said...

Fab samples! It's amazing how different the same stamp can look by changing up the inking technique! And the one layer card is beautiful! Thanks for some great ideas!

Dawn said...

What awesome samples, Cathy!! Love the Secret Garden paper, so perfect! and the set of cards... genius!!

Lorianna said...

WOW these are AMAZING!!!
it's evident how detailed these silhouette stamps are, Thanks so much for sharing your talents with all of us!!!!
Hugs
Lorianna

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful backgrounds for these stamps, and the sympathy card is just lovely!!

Saints Rule! said...

Amazing stuff Cathy! Love the speckled gesso technique! {{hugs}}

Lori

Janis said...

Beautifully done! What a nice set you made of them, too.

Karen Schroeder said...

Your cards are so beautiful...I love them!!!

Donna said...

Great cards! I especially love the gingham set. Who doesn't need cards for their stash? Thanks for sharing.

RitaR said...

Beautiful work! You are obviously having a great time creating with this lovely set of images .... and I'm greatly enjoying all the eye candy on this fun blog hop!