Guest Design Team – Add a Little Dazzle

I was directly invited to guest design for Add a Little Dazzle’s design team and I couldn’t be happier. Starting today I’ll share projects featuring the beautiful metal sheets from AALD. Also, I will be creating projects for partner companies, so you won’t want to miss a post! Today I am sharing my first card for the weekly Dazzling Diva challenge #42: Photo Inspiration.

I used a Golden Glimmer Metal Sheet for the decorative leaves. I cut them with a die from Cas-ual Fridays. I love how they accentuate the central oval. I was able to fold the leaves around the oval without them tearing. The metal is thin but very resistant. I used UHU all purpose adhesive to attach the leaves (that works very well with the metal sheets).

The ovals were die cut from textured cardstock with Elegant Ovals die cuts. Before attaching the ovals to my card base I added a piece of sand beige gross grain ribbon. The background paper I used is from Fancy Pants Designs and I think it goes along very nicely with the other elements on the card.

I stamped and heat embossed a Portuguese sentiment from Docerela Stamps. The sentiment translates to English as follows: “May today be a very happy day for you”. (If you are wondering why in the world I’d use a Portuguese stamp on one of my cards, the answer is I am Brazilian-Honduran.)

This was the first time I tried metal sheets, and I just love all the possiblities and the many ways one can work with them. It has great qualities, the sole fact they can be die cut is amazing. In the next few weeks you’ll see me do many different things with them, so stay tuned!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

PS: Make sure you check out my canvas posted also today in which I used a metal sheet die cut!

I’d like to submit my card to:
Clean & Simple – Ooh La La Creations
September Challenge – The Craft Garden
Anything Goes – Crafty Hazelnut’s
Think Fall – HIMCR
Fall Colors – RRR blog
Patterned Paper – Virginia’s View
Anything Goes – Scrapbook Blessings Club

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21 thoughts on “Guest Design Team – Add a Little Dazzle

  1. This is stunning, Gracie, I love the metal die cut metal is so pretty and shinny, it really draws your eyes to the beautiful sentiment, thank you for the translation. BTW, your sentiment is embossed so beautifully, fantastic card.Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue – HIMCR DT


  2. Congratulations, Gracie!!! You are going to be an AMAZING addition to their team…our loss is their gain 🙂 This card is just STUNNING with the metallic die leaves and is PERFECT for our ” Think Fall” challenge over at HIMCR. Hope to see you join us again soon!!!

    Kathy-HIMCR DT


  3. Congrats on the new DT 🙂 Love the card. The background paper is fabulous and so are the frames! Thanks for playing along with us at SBC. Hope to see you again. Cindy -DT


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