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Monday, May 19, 2014

SNSS Joins Add a Little Dazzle

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps & Add a Little Dazzle joint blog hop! We're so excited to be sharing some fabulous creations featuring the wonderful products from both companies in today's hop.

First we'd like to share a little bit about the two companies...

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/
We are a small family owned company specializing in wholesome/Christian clear stamp designs. We also carry a wide range of coordinating dies and digital stamps. We have been in business for over 6 years and have been so very blessed to be a part of the paper crafting industry. Our stamps are a lot of sweet and little bit of sassy. :) We invite you to check us out and enter coupon code ALDSNSS to save 15% on your order! Coupon good through May 31st.


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We specialize in an exclusive line of craft metal sheets that helps you take your crafting to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned or new crafter, our craft metal sheets will help you create unique projects that will make you stand out among the crowd. Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level? Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. We invite you to visit our blog and receive a FREE BONUS TUTORIAL when you purchase the Add a Little Dazzle Sampler Pack. This special offer is good through Wednesday, May 21st.

Now how about we get to that blog hop! Be sure to stop by and comment on each of the DT blogs for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs from both companies valued at $25! You have until Monday, May 26th to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs by Friday, May 30th.

Our teams have created some fabulous projects for you to enjoy so please grab your favorite beverage or snack and cozy up for a great blog hop---here we go!


I had a lot of fun experimenting with the craft metal sheets.  Here's a little card I created with the adorable Owl Be There stamp set and a copper craft metal sheet:
Creative Nugget:  The tree trunk on this card was created by embossing the copper craft metal sheet with some wood grain and brayering over it with black acrylic paint.  Most of the paint was rubbed off leaving some in the crevices.  I love the woodsy look of this panel!  The tree branch from the Love Birds Die Set was also cut from the craft metal sheet.  The leaves were colored with Copic Markers.  My owl was colored with Copic Markers except for the belly which was paper pieced, fussy cut, and popped onto the branch.  The sentiment was attached to a copper die cut tag and hung from the branch with copper twine.  

Next I tried a more elegant look.
Creative Nugget:  This time a black craft metal sheet was embossed with the CB Poppy folder.  A sanding block was used to remove some of the black allowing the silver to shine through. The same was done with the border on the left side of the card. The poppy from the Flower Blocks 3 stamp set was colored with Copic Markers and cut with a Classic Square Nestie.  The Perfect Layering Tool was used to make the white and red mats, and the card front was mounted to a Solar Crest card base.  The sentiment from the God is Bigger stamp set was stamped on a Mini Tag Die and attached with a bow to finish the card.

Whether you want a cute card or an elegant one, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets are a fabulous combination!

I hope you've been inspired by your visit today…enjoy the hop!

Hugs,
Cathymac

40 comments:

lisa808 said...

How fun to use the metal sheets for the wood background and tree branch. Your flower card is stunning.

Doris said...

Stunning!

Diana Nguyen said...

Oh, I love both the owl card and that elegant black one. I bet it's even prettier in real life with all that shine and texture.

Sue D said...

FAbulous cards. I like how you embossed the metal sheets for the backgrounds.

Sue A said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the tree on the owl card.

Tammy Pope said...

Love the way you used the copper sheet and black acrylic paint to achieve the woodgrain look on the owl card. And the second card is just gorgeous--so elegant.

Deb Kane said...

Love both cards, bonus eye candy.

Susan Jensen said...

So Elegant! You created a wonderful card.

clmelton said...

The owl is really cute but the poppy is just lovely. I'm quite impressed!

Kay Jantz said...

Oh my Goodness I have been inspired. Love, Love, Love that owl, such fun. Cannot wait to check out sweet & Sassy Stamps and dies!

Gracie CH said...

Both cards look amazing, the wood texture on the first one, and the embossing on the second one, look great! So elegant.

Cheryl S. said...

Your owl card is so creative! And I really like the flower card.

Victoria H. said...

What gorgeous cards!

Elizabeth Hart said...

The background on the flower card is so very elegant - love the look of depth on it. Plus, that branch for the owl is beyond adorable. Love it

Mary Williams said...

The owl card is precious!

the primitive country bug said...

These are both lovely cards! The embossed metal sheet is so awesome!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome cards. I love your coloring on the flower. TFS

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent use of both metal sheet and flowers!!

Priscilla said...

Adorable owl and gorgeous Poppy! The backgrounds with the embossed metal just make them both Pop!

September Whisenant said...

I love the wood grain background you did on your adorable owl card. I can see myself using it for lots of different cards. I love the "pop" of the poppy on your other card, so gorgeous. You certainly showed the versatility of both companies products.

Aunt Mary said...

Such a fun card. The metal is so cool on the tree and branch.

JOE MCMILLAN said...

The metal look gives a totally different look really neat!

Mary Kruschke said...

Cathy, great shading on the copper, but I love your elegant background. So impressive!

zehra said...

Wow live the wood grain and the silver on black lovely cards

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Cathy... Love the copper look on the first one... great textures and use of the metal... the silver dry embossed background is so elegant on the second one. Wonderful designs as always!

Scrap N Grow said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the poppy.

Michelle
www.scrapngrow.com

Heather said...

Awesome!!! That owl card is so cute and I love all the different ways you used the copper metal sheet. But that second card is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the black/silver embossed sheet. It looks so elegant.

VARedGem said...

Wow... great card! I think the black/silver embossed sheet is just so elegant!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Lovely cards! Great techniques.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wow! Awesome cards, Cathy! The owl card is just a hoot! :) Sorry, could not resist! It really is adorable!

Caliboo said...

Love, Love, Love the tree and sign.The entire owl card is wonderful. Your 2nd card is lovely as well.

grandmato20 said...

WOW that owl card is to die for :)

Sharon Salerno said...

What an elegant card!

Giovana Smith said...

Both cards are fantastic, Cathy!!

Natalie said...

Wow!! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the techniques. Love the embossed backgrounds.

marylouh said...

It's great that the copper metal worked so well for your owl.
I love the poppy card. So bright and beautiful.

Conniecrafter said...

The owl is too cute, love his belly and your flower is just Beautiful, like the embossing too!

Indy said...

Love seeing the two different styles using these metal sheets! Absolutely love how it embosses! As always, Cathy, your projects are fabulous!
Hugs,
Debbie

Jean Bullock said...

What fantastic cards. Love that woodgrain embossing on the metal and the poppy card IS stunning. What a delight. So well done.

Heather Thompson said...

love the layouts of these!. great share, thanks for sharing