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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


  1. Beautiful card! That die with the metal just SINGS! WELCOME to the Team!! I am looking forward to your projects~

  2. Replies
    1. Aff thanks so much! Just so good to know someone likes my card this much. Hugs.

  3. Welcome to the Dazzling Diva Design Team. We are so honored to have you on board. Your work is amazing and I look forward to working together. Hugs, Monica

  4. Gorgeous card. Love the colors and the metal leaves. Beautiful

  5. Beautiful card- loving the metal die cut leaves- wonderful accent!

    1. Thank you Shelly! Love these metal sheets, they are great for accent die cuts!

  6. Congratulations! And the card is really gorgeous...

  7. Congratulations Gracie! What an asset you will be to the team! This is stunning, I just love the colours and those metallic vines! Beautiful, :)

  8. 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

  9. Gorgeous creation, love the way you have put your card together!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Craft Garden this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. What a gorgeous card! I love the metal die cut! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  11. This is just divine. Thanks so much for sharing with us at ooh la la creations.
    Lynn x

  12. Congratulations Gracie! I'm sure they are going to love you. Your card, as usual, is absolutely beautiful. Love the gold accented leaves. Definately adds an element of elegance! So happy you joined in our fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  13. 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

  14. Gorgeous Creation ~ thank you for joining in our current challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club and best of luck with your entry.

  15. 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

  16. Another great card, love the gold! Thanks for playing along with Scrapbook Blessings Club. I hope you have a blessed day,
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
    ♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥

  17. So pretty Gracie! I love the colors that you used!
    - Samantha
    Clear it Out DT
    Designs by Sammy

  18. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x


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