If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know I have a love affair with paper. All kinds of paper; handmade, printed, metallic, the new glitter paper, every kind you can think of. I have bought many papers sold in the coordinating packets but I have to say that Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) is one of my very favorite brands of paper. Their paper stacks contain some of the best quality paper I have ever seen sold in sets. So this month I decided to enter the DCWV March Stackaholic Challenge for Cards (they have one for scrapbook pages, too, and I plan on entering that one, too, as soon as I can print off some photos!). The rules are simple – as long as you use some paper from DCWV, and follow one or both of the sketches you can enter. Here is the sketch I followed:
For those of you who aren’t familiar with DCWV papers I urge you to go to their website and take a look - just click here.
What I did was I took 3 different 12" x 12" Stacks that I had and made three different cards using only the papers in the Stack. I followed the same principal with each card; I chose a coordinating paper as a background mounted onto a plain card. Then I cut the strips out of matching paper, played with the strips until I was happy with the composition and glued them onto the card. Each card is using different Stacks and has different embellishments on it so for simplicity’s sake I am only going to list what is special about each card.
The first card I made using the Tie Die Stack. Bright colors are not my typical style and this stack has some bright colors! For me, the perfect time to enter a challenge is when you are literally challenging yourself, so here I am, challenged!
To make my “Create Without Limits” card you need the following:
- Card base of white cardstock
- The Tie Die Stack
- Corner rounder punch
- Colorbox Petal Point Ink in Pinwheel (red, yellow & orange inks)
- Sentiment (the one I used is from Quietfire Designs)
- Pop Dots
- Scrap of white cardstock for the sentiment
I chose one paper to use as a background, cut it, and attached that to my white cardstock base. When cutting the strips, I chose to use both plain and glittered parts of the paper. I originally made my strips ¾” wide, then rounded the corners, and when I started to design the card, I realized the strips were a bit too wide, so I cut them down to ½”. Since the corners were already rounded this gave the strips an interesting shape.
I stamped my sentiment, trimmed it and attached some small scrap pieces I had to the bottom. I used pop dots to attach the sentient and I was done.
Challenges I am entering for my Create Without Limits card:
Keep It Simple - #35, Stripes
Crafting By Designs – Anything Goes in March
Sister Act Card Challenge - #47 Anything Goes
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you tomorrow! You don’t want to miss my “Don’t Look Back” card ~ Blessings! Christi