DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, March 2016

Update: I am excited to learn that my card was one of the winners this month! Thanks so much DCWV for another fun challenge!
      Today, I have a card for the Stack-a-holic challenge at Die Cuts With a View. This was such a fun card to create! Diamonds and mirrors and texture! Fun!
     I started with a premade and textured card from DCWV. I used a second card to cut my squares.
     I love it when I get to use holiday-specific stacks in other ways like I did on this card. I used a dark pink sheet from a Halloween stack!
     There's still plenty of time to join the fun. Here's a link to the rules and a copy of the sketch we have to work with this month. http://www.dcwv.com/blog/post/march-stack-a-holic-challenge

     I used the following DCWV products on my card:
          -- white, textured, premade card base- A2 Cards CM-002-00008
          -- dark pink cardstock-  The Halloween Cardstock Stack CP-002-00805
          -- adhesive jeweled sheet- EM-035-00043
          -- mirrored feather- EM-035-00004
          -- silver foil- Foiled Cardstock Stack- MS-019-00050

         Other products used:
          silver flourish die- Spellbinders Shining Star S2-181
               1/4" and 1/2" circle punches
               corner rounder punch


CardMaker and American Crafts Blog Hop

     Welcome to the CardMaker and American Crafts Blog Hop! I've had so much fun this week playing with the Amy Tangerine "better together" collection from American Crafts! 
     Just look at all the beautiful colors on this patterned cardstock! So full of spring flowers.
     I started by making a 5x7 white cardstock base. Then, I began adding layers. You know I love lots of layers! My rectangle pieces are 1.25" wide including the navy blue matting. They are, from left to right, 5.75", 4.5" and 5.25" high.
     The triangle accents are from a mistake. I made the rectangles too tall to begin with. I trimmed them and ended up with these triangle shapes that I cut from those leftovers. I really like the look of them! I think I will do this on more cards.
     The die cut flower and acetate sentiment are also part of the "better together" collection. To adhere the "thanks" tag, I adhered the flower with foam tape partially over the tag.

    My second card makes me feel a little naughty. I love mixing prints together even if Mom always told me that was a big no-no.
     I started again with a white card base. I cut tags from different sheets in the collection. As in my first card, the die cut sentiment tag and the acetate flower spray are part of the collection.
     So that the flower spray would show up better on my card, I ran it through my Xyron sticker maker and adhered it to a scrap of white cardstock. Then, I trimmed along the edge of the acetate and attached it with foam tape.
     TIP:  A great way to mix prints when you're not sure what goes together is to go with prints from a collection like this one. Someone else has already picked colors and patterns that go with each other.
     Thanks a million for hopping along with us today! I hope we have inspired you to create your own cards or other projects using the American Crafts, Amy Tangerine "better together" collection.
     Make sure you stop by my fellow CardMaker Blog Team member's blogs for more great inspiration! Leave them a little love if you have time.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela
     In case you came here first, or if you get lost, here is a complete list of the blog writers that are joining in the fun today.

     Your next stop is:  Linda Beeson

     Lisa Silver
     Linda Beeson
     Dawn Lusk
     Kim Klinkovsky
     American Crafts

Materials used:
     cardstock-     from Amy Tangerine better together collection
                              blogs + coffee #373980
                              cloud + sunshine #373974
                              sweet + sour #373964
                              jack + jill #373972
                              bow + arrow #373982
                              fact + fiction #373979
                              push + pull #373966
                              knot + bow #373977
                              back + forth #373969
                              soap + water #373971
                              cut + paste #373965
                              heavy-duty white (the Paper Studio 227041)
     die cuts-         cardstock and acetate (Amy Tangerine better together collection 373993)
     adhesive-       double-stick tape, foam tape (Scotch 3M)


10 - Minute Cards


     I'm sharing a "10-Minutes or Less" card on the CardMaker Blog today.

     That was a real challenge for me, but I did it! I actually made two cards in the ten minutes. Check them out on the CardMaker Blog today. Then, give it a go yourself. I surprised myself at what I could do in ten minutes. I think you might surprise yourself too!
     Thanks so much for stopping in.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela