Monday, May 19, 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy & Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop

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...

We are a small family owned 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.


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!
   
As soon as I received my samples of metal sheets from Add a Little Dazzle, I knew I wanted to create butterflies.  I used the Monarch butterfly dies and a copper metal sheet to cut out the shapes.  I then used an embossing folder to add texture to the butterflies.  Next, I aged the butterflies by adding black paint over each butterfly.  Before the paint was dry, I used a paper towel to dab off the paint until the desired look was achieved.  With the embossing on the butterflies, the paint stays down in all the crevices and really adds some age to the metal.  I love the look!  And the metal sheets makes bending the butterfly wings a snap and they stay in place.  I created my card base using some designer paper designed by Tim Holtz, along with a piece of died ribbon, attached with tiny staples.  Of course those pretty butterflies needed some rhinestone trails.  The sweet sentiment, from the Psalms, is from the His Child stamp set.

Ready to see the other projects?  Check out all of the great creations by following the links below and enjoy!

38 comments:

Doris said...

Beautiful butterflies!

Cathymac said...

Love your metal butterflies, Kim! Your cards gorgeous! Awesome vintage look!

Sue A said...

Beautiful card! I love the butterflies.

Sue D said...

Wow--awesome butterflies. I like the vintage look.

Deb Kane said...

Super look on those Butterflies!! Very pretty.

Susan Jensen said...

Totally Beautiful. I love the embossed butterflies! Awesome!

clmelton said...

So elegant. This would make a fabulous Secret Sister card!

Kay Jantz said...

Kim I love the butterflies and I never can have too many of them in my stamp sets and die cuts. Awesome look.

Gracie CH said...

How shabby and elegant! The scrunched butterflies look amazing. You did a great job!

Mary Williams said...

Stunning vintage card. Love your work with the metal butterfly.

the primitive country bug said...

Very cool look using that sheet metal paper!

Tammy Pope said...

The copper metal makes that one truly shabby chic card. Love the embossing with the black paint technique on the metal.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Those metal butterflies are awesome. Fabulous project. TFS

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Those metal butterflies are awesome. Fabulous project. TFS

Priscilla said...

Beautiful butterflies and lace! Love the vintage look.

Elizabeth Hart said...

These butterflies are over the top - love the cool embossing and texture on them - they really highlight your project

September Whisenant said...

Great use of the metal sheets for the butterflies, so unique and interesting! Great card.

JOE MCMILLAN said...

The metal looking butterflies are awesome!

Mary Kruschke said...

Kim, these butterflies are fabulous. Love your aging technique. The rhinestones complete your super elegant look.

Cathy Montoya said...

I use SSS alot and love them. I love the way you used the metal sheets for the Butterflies.

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous creation!

zehra said...

Great work on the butterflies looks like these sheets can be molded well

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Kim. Love the gorgoeus butterflies.

Scrap N Grow said...

Gorgeous card. I especially love the dimensional butterflies.

Michelle Nun
www.scrapngrow.com

Heather said...

Beautiful!! I just recently found out the joys of embossing die cuts made with metal tape. Love it, but these metal sheets look like they would allow you to create dimension like you did with the wings. Great idea.

VARedGem said...

Great butterflies!

VARedGem said...

Great butterflies!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Gorgeous card! Love the butterflies!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Your aged butterflies are stunning, Kim!

grandmato20 said...

LOVE the sentiment!

Sharon Salerno said...

Gorgeous'n

Giovana Smith said...

This is great!! Love the texture an color of the butterflies.

Giovana Smith said...

This is great!! Love the texture an color of the butterflies.

Natalie said...

Beautiful butterflies!!

marylouh said...

The embossing on the butterfly wings really make them pop. Beautiful card.

Indy said...

Love those embossed die-cut butterflies...beautiful!

Jean Bullock said...

Love this card with the fabulous metal butterflies. I love the little squares with the beautiful stamping. Wonderful job.

Heather Thompson said...

That is stunning, Wow, subtle.