8.12.2014

Altenew/Add a Little Dazzle blog hop!


Good morning! Today Altenew is hopping along with Add a Little Dazzle.  They carry metal sheets, and it was fun to die cut them for my projects!

 Here's my first card, featuring the Black Diamond metal sheet (which I die cut into the letters), and a tiny little triangle stamp from the Simple Shapes set.


I got the idea for the pattern from the Moxie Fab World Colorful Clock challenge.


For each square, I used 2 different ink colors- a light and a dark.  The darkest color stamped in the bottom right, it's 2nd generation stamped on the opposite diagonal.  The lighter color was stamped on the bottom left, and it's 2nd generation opposite.  

I'm sure people are going to ask what inks I used, so here they are!  Mostly Hero Arts, but some Simon Says Stamp:


My second card uses a silver metal sheet that I die cut and adhered over a card base colored with Distress Inks.  The sentiment (from Sentiments and Quotes) was embossed in white on a black strip of cardstock.



I love this card!! :)

PRIZES
Make sure to leave a comment at each designer's blog to be eligible for a prize. You will have until midnight Friday August 15th to leave a comment.

Two winners will be selected from all comments. One will receive a $25 gift certificate to Add A Little Dazzle, and the other will receive two Altenew stamp sets.

Your next stop on the hop is Vicki Dutcher!

Jen Rzasa
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92 comments:

Houses Built of Cards said...

Both so GORGEOUS! LOVE the ombre effect on the second one!

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Amy C. said...

Wow, your cards are awesome! I especially love the silver overlay...very striking!

Kate said...

Both cool ways to use the metal sheets ...I LOVE the silver over the ombre background so striking :)
Kate x

Kailash said...

Stunning cards, love the striking silver on the second design!!!

Scrapthat said...

Beautiful cards...both of them Jennifer!! TFS

monica said...

Splendide

cghundley said...

Delightful cards and
the metal looks so
neat on them.
Carla from Utah

Johana Gonzalez said...
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Johana Gonzalez said...

super divina la tarjeta, una propuesta muy interesante, las hojas de metal le dan un armonioso contraste

kristie sessions said...

whew! these cards are amazing! I guess thats why your a professional : ) I LOVE the triangle pattern and your distress inks against that metal die cut is just breathtaking. love it!

cm said...

WOW! A duo of dazzle here, Jennifer! Beautiful, and intricate, images in the first, and gorgeous die cut in the second. Stunning showcase of the pairing of these two companies' products!
~c

Beastybunny said...

Fabulous cards! I love the overlay in silver! Just beautiful!

Nadinebd said...

really like that saying about to someone who makes others happy. The dye cut is a goodie too.

keren said...

Love these projects but really love the triangular pattern- very cool and goes so brilliantly with the black metal!

Donna said...

The first card looked so labor intensive! That is seriously a work of love! The second card is spectacular!! I want that design!!

vinita jain said...

Both are the fabulous projects!!!

marylouh said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love the silver die cut on the second card. the first card is so colorful. I just got my metal sheets but haven't tried them yet.
Can't wait.
thanks for sharing.

Valerie Wood said...

Great cards! Love that silver overlay!

stampsandscrapbooks said...

Wow, Jennifer! You did a lot of work on those triangles! I love the POP of the black metal letters and the silver overlay is just fabulous! Great job! Hugs, Cathy

conil said...

Sheesh! I love both of them. That 2s generation stamping looks like it could take all day.

Sheila H said...

Awesome inspiration. I especially like the silver overlay.

RedGem said...

I just love these cards... especially the one with the silver metal cover.

Immi said...

The metal really adds such a nice touch to these cards!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

WOWWWWWWWW! :D THESE ARE SUPER STUNNING!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love your cards!

Amante del Papel said...

both cards are beautiful, both the second is absolutely awesome!!!

Lindsey said...

Jen, these are fabulous! I'm still ooing and awing over your triangle stamped background.

Carol Doggett said...

Your cards are outstanding!! Beautiful silver with the orange and yellows!

ionabunny said...

OMG, the second card is just stunning. Lots of work with those triangle to give a fab effect

ionabunny said...

OMG, the second card is just stunning. Lots of work with those triangle to give a fab effect

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful projects Jennifer. Especially love the second with the silver overlay. Those rectangles must have taken you a long time to stamp... but well worth the time!

Krafted by Karen said...

Your second card is stunning.... I have to make that myself. Gorgeous.

Far North said...

Great cards! I am fascinated with the metal die cut...I have not seen that die before. Fabulous with the ombre look!

Shelly said...

Totally, FUN and AWESOME cards!!! Love!

Ellie Fraser said...

Great cards. So beautiful

Skraperella said...

Your cards are sooooo gorgeous Jennifer! The metal sheet looks amazing against your colourful stamping :-)

Melissa F said...

the silver overlay is awesome, both are beautiful cards!

Celeste Goff said...

What gorgeous cards! I love the colors you've chosen for them both!

Linda Iko said...

Both your cards are wonderful :)

Lee-Anne said...

Two stunning designs, Jen! Love the bold colors under the metal overlay!

jeannejj said...

Love, love the second card. the ombre and silver is stunning.

Bev Wilkinson said...

LOVE both cards! Would you mind saying whose die cut you used for the second one? Also the colors are so vibrant in your ombre effect. Are those SSS or HA reinkers? bevwilkinsons31@comcast.net

Mary Borg said...

Beautiful card with the silver and pretty colours

Yoonsun Hur said...

OMGoodness!! STUNNING!!!!

Diane J Ouellette said...

Wow...I would not have thought of designs such as these. They work beautifully with your metal pieces. Nicely done.

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful cards...the last one is simply stunning!

Chris W said...

Both cards are wonderful - love the bright colors!

Brenda Gordon said...

Oh my fav is the silver die cut overlay with distress inks.

Susan Brooks - The Closet Stamper said...

Love the first card, great idea and TFS the colors and instructions!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Awesome cards !I loved the geometrical pattern on first one and bg on second one is fab !

Colleen said...

Very pretty and such a striking card

laurie said...

Wow! Both beautiful cards!

Wei said...

Awesome awesome cards~ catch my eyes !

Manuela said...

Both cards are beautiful, but your first card really catched my eye! wow!

Patti J said...

Beautiful projects! Loving that gorgeous metal, and I totally ADORE the Altnew stamps!

SmilynStef said...

Both backgrounds are magical ... I really love the gridded squares.

~amy~ said...

WOWZA

Thordis said...

Both cards are stunning, but the second one WOW!!

Chiquetta said...

I love, love, love the metal die cut card

Vicki Milyard said...

love the background stamp used with the metal!!

E.T. said...

Goodness! I love love love your second card so much!!! I wish I had that die to make an art piece for my wall exactly like your card! So awesome!

Nancy Carroll said...

Two Simply stunning cards... The first one looked so hard, but like a paper you purchased! LOVE...

Lydia said...

Beautiful cards ... fab ways to use the metal x

Nicki S said...

Ok so my mouth is hanging open in awe of these fantastically awesome and amazing cards!!!!!!! I want them, lol ;) You are very inspiring, thanks for sharing your work!!

Harriet said...

Wow....love what you've done.

Harriet said...

Wow....love what you've done.

Harriet said...

Wow....love what you've done.

Janis said...

I am so totally bedazzled!!! I esp LOVE that second card!!! Bright and beautiful.
<3 J

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Sue D said...

Very pretty and colorful and I like your use of metal.

Kari V. said...

Oh my. That metal sheet over your distress Ink background is magnificent!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! These are incredible! I am amazed at your steadiness for all of those triangles and your blending on the second card is stunning!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards with great colors! Love the look of the metal... adds a great detail!

Carmen Conners said...

OMGosh!!! What a TOTAL coincidence!!! I LOVE that card TOO!!! The metal over the front is unreal...the effect just blows me away! As some who loves graduated color effects (my brayer and I are in a relationship) I almost fell out with that ombre...just a beautiful piece of art!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are gorgeous! That is some fancy stamping on the first one and I love the metal coverplate on the second!

Diane Hanson said...

You are so creative in your stamping ideas. Both cards are gorgeous!

Super Jen said...

Two words: Holy cow!

Heather Thompson said...

wow, that is stunning, A lot of ok went into that! love the dazzle.

loulou said...

WOW! What absolutely stunning cards. I love that tiny triangle background. What wonderful results with all that stamping. The silver die cut over the bright distress background is amazing and really makes the white on black sentiment pop

Michele said...

Really love your cards!

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terisplace said...

You. Kick. Card Making. Butt.
Yep.
You do.
LOVE on so many levels!

Teri

Rachael Brown said...

Gorgeous cards...both of them. I like your use of color.

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

As always your work is gorgeous but at this time you made something very different with the metal. Congratulations for this amazing creations!

Ardyce Seabrook said...

Awesome cards! Both cards were stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lynne said...

Jen - The cards you made are awesome. Thanks for sharing them.

Kathy H said...

You must have tremendous patience! Your cards are perfection.

StephH said...

Stunningly beautiful cards Jen! I like the first one for your design and use of good old-fashioned stamping! And the second for your beautiful background and the simplicity! You are such a talented artist! Thank you for the Altenew stamp line(:)) too! So refreshing to see something completely different out there in Stampland!

Denisse said...

Those are some pretty cool looking cards Jen!

Dottie J said...

love the graphic look of these cards. Nice work!

berryblue said...

Wow! I can't believe you stamped that first background! It looks just like patterned paper. And the second card is breathtaking! Just WOW!

zehra said...

Beautiful cards, love the dazzle

Sue Lutz said...

Totally enjoy yr work, especially the geometric looks. The city scape for this challenge was awesome with copic markers used on the back side for a transparency.
Sue Lutz

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