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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Julie Blake November 25, 2014 - 9:46 PM

I am new to your stamps being introduced by Jennifer, but I already have items in my basket. I am not ordering yet – have to take my time and make sure I have scoured the site! Thank you – Julie

Karen Walker November 25, 2014 - 9:56 PM

Gorgeous cards! Off to check out these metal sheets.

Viki B November 25, 2014 - 9:58 PM

Very lovely stamps. I love the calligraphy words.

September Whisenant November 25, 2014 - 10:13 PM

I like that even a little bit of metal adds some pop and unexpected interest to an already lovely card.

susannev2014 November 25, 2014 - 10:36 PM

Fabulous cards! Those metal sheets really add something! I am intrigued…

Bobbie Bluegill November 25, 2014 - 11:17 PM

Your designs give simplicity such style and impact. I love them

Lindsey L. November 26, 2014 - 12:20 AM

Such fabulous cards, Tasnim! Everything you create is so polished and classy. The metal sheet cuts add such a neat element.

Toni at FHC November 26, 2014 - 12:22 AM

Love the simplicity of the ornaments–a few go a long way!

Carla Hundley November 26, 2014 - 12:58 AM

Lovely cards, love
the use of the metal,
really adds to the look.
Carla from Utah

Pai November 26, 2014 - 1:18 AM

that touch of just a little soft bling is great!

Hussena November 26, 2014 - 1:22 AM

Both your cards are gorgeous Tasnim..I love the way you have used those metal leaves on the first card ..So beautiful !

Tanja November 26, 2014 - 1:58 AM

very pretty cards – I love your stamps and that’s why I would love to win – thanks for the chance

Kate November 26, 2014 - 2:52 AM

I love those flowers with the metallic leaves. Just perfect!

Marie Bryan November 26, 2014 - 4:01 AM

I particularly like the “peace” card. So simple, yet so elegant!

tsurutadesigns November 26, 2014 - 6:06 AM

okay, perfection.

Kathy D November 26, 2014 - 6:21 AM

Beautiful cards! Now adding metal sheets to my wish list!

Wei Wei wang November 26, 2014 - 7:32 AM

Great card. Love them, thank you for sharing.

Julie Pike November 26, 2014 - 9:17 AM

Love the cards especially the tree.

Marsha S. November 26, 2014 - 9:26 AM

The cards are wonderful! Love the use of the metal sheets.

julie m November 26, 2014 - 11:19 AM

the celebrate card is so cheery and bright. just right for happy times. i like the large sentiments stamps.

Jeanie Lai November 26, 2014 - 10:28 PM

Such gorgeous cards! I love the addition of the scored lines on the second card!

Beatrice Lawson November 26, 2014 - 11:42 PM

Incredible cards… Just a little touch of bling goes a long way. The tree is just stunning!

Dolly November 27, 2014 - 1:17 AM

Love the combination of Altenew stamps with metal sheets :) <3 TFS!

Amy McCue November 27, 2014 - 10:06 PM

Those gold sheets really do add some sparkle. They are so pretty with your stamps!

efrat123 November 29, 2014 - 10:55 AM


Vicki Smith November 30, 2014 - 3:15 PM

I LOVE all your stamps.

Karen P. November 23, 2015 - 9:41 PM

Love the card and the metal sheets. Thanks for sharing today!

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