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.
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)