Altenew + Add a Little Dazzle

by Tasnim


Today we are collaborating with Add a Little Dazzle. They carry beautiful metal sheets in a variety of colors that are perfect for adding accents to a card.

Here is an example where I added Metal leaves in Precious Pearl color:

Ombre stamping

I started this card by first stamping the sentiment from the Super Script set. Then I used the solid floral images from the Whimsical flowers set and used an Ombre stamping technique to stamp the flowers around the sentiment. This technique is very easy, here are the steps that I followed:

  1. Stamp the solid image in a light colored ink.
  2. Ink the stamp in darker ink.
  3. Wipe off ink from around the edges.
  4. Dab a paper towel/tissue paper around the inked edge to soften the transition.
  5. Stamp over the previous impression.

Here is a video by Jennifer Mcguire where she used this technique.

To finish the card, I added die cut leaves from Precious Pearl metal sheets, and glued them using glossy accents.

Ombre stamping - close up

My next card has a very simple and easy to execute design:

Tree with Ornaments

I stamped the tree from our Festive Silhouettes set on a white card base.  Next I used two whole punchers (1/4″ and 1/8″) to punch out the ‘ornaments' from Glimmer Gold metal sheet. The back of all the metal sheets have a silver finish, so for the star, I simply die cut a metal sheet using the back side as the front. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and is embossed in silver. To finish the card, I scored lines .25″ from the edges.

Tree with Ornaments - close up

Please head over to Add a Little Dazzle blog to see how Monica combined our stamps with her metal sheets.


We will give away Two stamp sets of choice to one lucky winner.

Please leave a comment by midnight Wednesday November 26th to be eligible for the prize.

Make sure to stop by the Add a Little Dazzle Blog as they are having a Giveaway as well!


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Virginia Lu November 25, 2014 - 1:34 PM

I love how you used the metal sheets with the Altenew Stamps! So subtle and gorgeous! Brilliant job, Tasnim!

Holly Saveur November 25, 2014 - 1:37 PM

great cards!love those flowers!

diycraftyscraps November 25, 2014 - 1:40 PM

What a lovely technique! I never tried using metal sheets, you made me curious to try:) Lovely cards, thanks so much for sharing!

Hazel Parr November 25, 2014 - 1:42 PM

I love that second card and how those metal sheets can make such delicate embellishments.
Hazel xx

Ellie November 25, 2014 - 1:45 PM

Love the simplisticity of the Christmas tree card.

Audrey November 25, 2014 - 1:49 PM

Awesome cards that combine metal sheets with the stamped images – great technique!

Miriam Prantner November 25, 2014 - 1:56 PM

Beautiful cards! Love the shine/texture the metal pieces add!

theCook November 25, 2014 - 1:57 PM

Love the Christmas tree card!

Shona Chambers November 25, 2014 - 1:58 PM

I’ve seen so much about these metal sheets lately, they look amazing! Love the way you used them on your beautiful cards, they add such shine without too much bulk. Brilliant!

Monica Cruz-Weaver November 25, 2014 - 2:01 PM

Tasnim, I just love the way you do clean and simple. You do it with such class and style with our metal sheets. Your work never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for sharing these awesome cards today. I truly enjoy working with you and look forward to more opportunities in the near future. Hugs!

Elena Voronina November 25, 2014 - 2:04 PM

I look forward to trying this awesome metal sheets!

Leslie Cash November 25, 2014 - 2:06 PM

Beautiful cards. Love how simple but elegant they look.

Debbie Lou November 25, 2014 - 2:12 PM

Looks like fun techniques to make these cards, I would love to give it a go :)

Sindhu November 25, 2014 - 2:14 PM

Gorgeous cards!!

Denisse Cherry November 25, 2014 - 2:16 PM

Oh my gosh! Those are insanely cute! Love the metal accents!

Stephanie Rafos November 25, 2014 - 2:18 PM

The celebrate card is just stunning and I luv the clean look of the tree card hope you have a safe and blessed holiday

lisa808 November 25, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Love the Whimsical Flowers card (and stamp set!). The metal sheets are perfect as ornaments on the tree card. Thanks for the inspiration and prize chance.

Ange Bowie November 25, 2014 - 2:23 PM

Gorgeous cards Tasmin and I love how you used the metal leaf! You can never have too much bling :-)

Brenda B November 25, 2014 - 2:24 PM

Both of the cards are stunning. I haven’t tried using metal sheets before. Like your tips!

Lee-Anne November 25, 2014 - 2:27 PM

Tasnim, such beautiful, clean designs! Love the leaves on your first card…perfect with the flowers! And I love how you’ve added the little baubles in metal to your tree…it looks amazing!

kerenbaker November 25, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Great cards- just love the stamping technique on the first one.

Ruth Anne November 25, 2014 - 2:29 PM

Beautiful cards. Didn’t know about metal sheets.

Sandy N. November 25, 2014 - 3:01 PM

Love the cards – the shiny metal paper just pops out.

Amy C. November 25, 2014 - 3:01 PM

I like your designs with just a few shiny elements…beautiful!

Debra November 25, 2014 - 3:11 PM

Nice idea. Love the stamps

Maureen Reiss November 25, 2014 - 3:11 PM

These are gorgeous!!

Amante del Papel November 25, 2014 - 3:16 PM

My godness all your stamps are absolutely gorgeous, your card looks so beautiful with the metal,!!!

Sue McRae November 25, 2014 - 3:24 PM

Love the subtle touches with the metal pieces, I think they add a bit of elegance to your cards.

Connie123 November 25, 2014 - 3:27 PM

Just lovely! Your stamps are just gorgeous!

valchic November 25, 2014 - 3:35 PM

Amazing card.I’ve never seen ombre before but i like it.Ive also never heard of this company.So glad i stayed.Learned something about ombre.Thanks so much.Blessings

Sue D November 25, 2014 - 3:36 PM

Wonderful cards and the metal accents add just the right touch.

Thordis November 25, 2014 - 3:41 PM

Love these cards! Beautiful stamps and a gorgeous texture to the card with the metal sheet. I have never worked with them, but you have made me curious :)

mrst7Jennifer Tatham November 25, 2014 - 3:59 PM

Lovely clean and simple cards. Always love the affect of ‘metal’

sueymem November 25, 2014 - 4:07 PM

The white outline on the tree is a nice touch.

Donna Tune November 25, 2014 - 4:09 PM

I like both your cards! Is that two-step stamping able to be used with all ink pads?thanks for sharing the details on that.

Tasnim November 25, 2014 - 5:20 PM

Hello Donna. I believe dye inks will work best with this technique, specially the ones that blend well, like Distress inks and Hero Arts inks.

Donna Tune November 25, 2014 - 5:33 PM

Thanks for the info.

Julia C November 25, 2014 - 4:14 PM

The colours in the first card are gorgeous and the metal leaves go perfectly.

lisascreativeniche November 25, 2014 - 4:40 PM

These are beautiful!!!! Love the touch of shine these accents add

Marlene B. November 25, 2014 - 4:51 PM

Wonderful cards, Tasnim! So simple and so beautiful!

Sue November 25, 2014 - 4:53 PM

Stunning cards, very creative. I love these metal sheets paired with your stamps and dies.


diana November 25, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Great cards, as always! Thanks for the inspiration. ;-)

conil November 25, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Just love your style…both cards are lovely.

Mary Anne Perlmutter November 25, 2014 - 5:39 PM

Such pretty cards. I love how you inked the flowers. Thank you for sharing.

Celeste Goff November 25, 2014 - 6:48 PM

Tasnim, your Christmas tree card is simply amazing! I love the classic and elegant look of this ard!

c November 25, 2014 - 6:55 PM

Your cards are simply amazing…wait, let’s make that simply DAZZLING! What a wonderful pairing: your precious images with Add A Little Dazzle’s metallic sheets. So fabulous….

Rubeena November 25, 2014 - 7:46 PM

these are pretty cards. I’ll have to try the first technique :)

Becky November 25, 2014 - 7:53 PM

Very cool product – I like the added touch it gives to the stamped images!

Sabrina Radican November 25, 2014 - 8:19 PM

Such beautiful cards!!

marylouh November 25, 2014 - 8:46 PM

Love the metal on the Christmas tree. I have a tree die that would work so well with that idea.
thanks for sharing.

janetzeppa November 25, 2014 - 9:06 PM

I love the added element of metal! Gorgeous!

jintyoo7 November 25, 2014 - 9:12 PM

Beautiful cards and great post :-)

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