Add a Little Dazzle & Altenew Blog Hop!

August 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm 89 comments

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Hey! Welcome to another blog hop! This is going to be a regular event with Add a Little Dazzle & today is exciting as we’re partnering with Altenew. For those that don’t know, they’re a relatively new stamp company run by Tasnim Ahmed & Jennifer Rsaza & they’ve some fab contemporary designs. Despite not being in the US, I chose this stamp set called Sketchy Cities- America (and I LOVE it!).

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As soon as I saw it, I knew it would work brilliantly with the Add a Little Dazzle Aluminium back of the coloured sheets. What is hard to get across is how easy it is to manipulate & to cut.

Yes, I did cut every single one of those windows out.. and yes, I wanted to give up about half way through. I’m glad I persisted as it gives a great effect. I was able to bend the building slightly to give more dimension. A great card for a guy or girl!

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Do check out Altenew’s range of stamps here. I’ll be back tomorrow with another one of their sets- ‘Sohcahtoa’

To get the whole smorgasbord of inspiration, here’s the full list. Do go and hop- the fab Cathy Parlitsis is next if you leave a comment on all the blogs, you could win one of two prize packs from both companies!! You have until Friday August 16th at midnight to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs!

Add a Little Dazzle- Monica Cruz-Weaver

Altenew – Tasnim Ahmed

Altenew – Jen Rzasa

Vicki Dutcher

Keren Baker (you are here!)

Cathy Parlitsis

Lee Ann Barrett

Martha Lucia Gomez

Lee-Ann Cross

Kate Capper

Lydia Walker

 

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There’s a Special Bundle Pack!! If you’d love to try out Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets… there’s a fab Ultimate Sampler Pack (shown above) with 18 different sized sheets! Get it today & receive 3 exclusive PDF tutorials immediately. (It’s only for a limited time though…hurry!!)

 

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  • 2. conil  |  August 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Are you bonkers? I can’t believe you cut all those windows out, but I’m so glad you did. It’s a work of art.

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    • 3. kerenbaker  |  August 12, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      Favourite comment ever!! Yes, I probably am quite bonkers!! x

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  • 4. Heather - housesbuiltofcards  |  August 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    WOW…this is gorgeous! Definitely worth all the work to cut out the windows!

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  • 5. Virginia Lu  |  August 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    This is utterly sophisticated, Keren! Your window treatment is superb! Love the peeks of colors from the windows…Well done!

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  • 6. Amy Cooley  |  August 12, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    What a neat skyline card with the little pops of metallic! Great ideas!

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  • 8. Kailash  |  August 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Gorgeous scene, love the peeks of color, so fun!!!

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  • 9. Dolly / scrapthat  |  August 12, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    So pretty!

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  • 10. Carla Hundley  |  August 12, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Wonderful looking card
    and the metal sheet die
    cut is great!
    Carla from Utah

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  • 11. Johana Gonzalez  |  August 12, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    So pretty!!!!

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  • 12. c  |  August 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    WOW! Your persistence certainly paid off with this luxurious skyline card, Kereni! A beautiful, intricate and gorgeous showcase of the pairing of these two companies’ products and YOUR creativity!
    ~c

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  • 13. beastybunny  |  August 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Fantastic! I wold never have thought to do that with the metal but it is gorgeous!

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  • 14. Vinita  |  August 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Wow, what a mastermind card!!! love how the metal sheet is popping out of the window. utterly gorgeous!!!

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  • 15. Donna Tune  |  August 12, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Love the buildings! They reminded me of home!

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  • 16. marylouh  |  August 12, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    All of the cutting might have been exhausting but it was worth it.
    I love this city scape and it looks great in the metal. Beautiful card. thanks for sharing.

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  • 17. Barb Housner  |  August 12, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    a card well worth all the work beautiful
    thanks for sharing

    Barb

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  • 18. Valerie Wood  |  August 12, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    This is so cool! The extra work to cut out all the windows was so worth it! Great job!

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  • 19. cathyparlitsis  |  August 12, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Keren! I’m so glad you didn’t give up because your card is simply spectacular! As a NY’er – I appreciate the city-ness of your card! Really nicely done! 🙂 Hugs, Cathy

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  • 20. gertrude61  |  August 12, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    The cityscape is awesome in metal!

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  • 21. RedGem  |  August 12, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    What a great card… the extra work on the windows really gave it that extra oomph!

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  • 22. Becky  |  August 12, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Wow. I can’t imagine cutting all those windows out, but what a gorgeous effect!

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  • 23. Vicki dutcher  |  August 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Absolutely over the top fabulous!

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  • 24. Susan Gosman  |  August 12, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Brilliant! Beautiful! Brilliantly Beautiful!!

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  • 25. Amante del Papel  |  August 12, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    is a stunning project!

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  • 26. Margarita Navarrro-Rivera  |  August 12, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Love the sketchy cities set!

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  • 27. cdoggett67  |  August 12, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Love the city scape and the little bits of color!!

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  • 28. Karen YOunce  |  August 12, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Love the city scene. REALLY want this stamp.

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  • 29. ionabunny  |  August 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Fab card. Great effect with the windows

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  • 30. Janj  |  August 12, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    What a wonderful city stamp scene! It looks fabulous in mental and your cutting the windows did add dimension and interest! TFS!

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  • 31. Ellie fraser  |  August 12, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Great card

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  • 32. Monika/buzsy  |  August 12, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Beautiful card Keren. The buildings look great stamped on the craft sheet.

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  • 33. Ange Bowie  |  August 12, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Your card is amazing Keren!!! I can’t believe you cut out all those windows!!!! I love this stamp also and not being from the US would still use it as well.

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  • 34. Melissa Friedrich  |  August 12, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    beautiful, intricate work of art in a card!

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  • 35. massofhair  |  August 12, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Love your favourite comment, it made me lol!

    Beautiful use of the metal sheets, that skyline is amazing. Glad you kept going with the window cutting & hope your hands have recovered by now, it is definitely worth all your patience and effort:-) xxx

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  • 36. Celeste Goff  |  August 12, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    What an amazing card! I love that gorgeous skyline!

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  • 37. Linda Iko  |  August 12, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Your card is amazing

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  • 38. Lee-Anne  |  August 13, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Such a clever and stunning design, Keren! Love the pops of color throughout the cityscape!

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  • 39. Bev Wilkinson  |  August 13, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Love the detail of the image and what you did w it

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  • 40. Lynn Lipchak  |  August 13, 2014 at 1:35 am

    To die for!!!!!!!!

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  • 41. Diane Ouellette  |  August 13, 2014 at 2:37 am

    So cool! I can’t believe you did all that cutting. The effect is spectacular.

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  • 42. Bev  |  August 13, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Definitely some “bonkers” going on there…but in a really good way! Well worth all of those teeny-tiny cuts. Fab card. Pops of color, against the city color; perfect. Love it! Have a great week. : )

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  • 43. Chris W.  |  August 13, 2014 at 3:53 am

    This is a beautiful card – I am not sure I would have the patience to cut out the windows as you did, but it definitely gives the cityscape a unique flair!

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  • 44. Mary-Anne V.  |  August 13, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Wow i can not believe your patience with those windows! Such a beauty…save it and frame it. It is like a miniature 3D canvas.

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  • 45. brenda gordon  |  August 13, 2014 at 4:11 am

    The city Skyline is so detailed. Like!

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  • 46. ColleenB. - Texas  |  August 13, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Lovely card but must say; you have more patience than I cutting out all them windows but looks fabulous.

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  • 47. taheerah  |  August 13, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Oh how we suffer for our art, lol! This beauty was worth all the slaving – I’m not sure how you carved out all that time (and also didn’t carve out part of your thumb or something) but the result is a true masterpiece and labour of love and I am CRAZY about it – about as crazy as my crazy friend is! *smile*

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  • 48. Laurie M  |  August 13, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Beautifully done! Thanks for persisting!

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  • 49. Wei  |  August 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Wow! What a gorgeous card, and many wonderful details.

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  • 50. Patti J.  |  August 13, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I am so impressed that you cut all of this out! I need to try this metal sheet, for sure! Beautifully done – thanks for sharing!

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  • 52. smilynstef  |  August 13, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    What amazing detail (and persistence on your part) … fabulous card.

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  • 53. tsurutadesigns  |  August 13, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    you are amazing.

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  • 54. Thordis  |  August 13, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Amazing card! Wow’s

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  • 55. Chiquetta  |  August 13, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Using the metal like lights was ingenious.

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  • 56. Vicki  |  August 13, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Pretty neat, the city sky-line is unusual and I like it.

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  • 57. Pooja  |  August 13, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Awesome !

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  • 58. Erum  |  August 13, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    oh my god! you cut out those tiny windows?! Shut the door!!! This is totally insane in the most rocking way by the way! LOVE it!

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  • 59. Nancy Carroll  |  August 13, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    OMG, this is tooooo awesome…wow, can’t believe you cut out all the windows, but it sure did make the card spectacular!!!!

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  • 60. lydiabrooke  |  August 13, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Fabulous card Keren. So much work has gone into it 🙂

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  • 61. monica  |  August 13, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    super

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  • 62. Nicki S  |  August 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    WOW! This is amazing! Great idea to use the metal sheet for the skyline. Can’t believe you cut out all those windows…but it sure looks fab!

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  • 63. Janis in ID  |  August 14, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Your painstaking attention to detail paid off beautifully. An awesome card!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    Candy coming soon at:
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  • 64. Kari VanNoy (@KariV)  |  August 14, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Oh my gosh!! That looks amazing! I can’t believe you cut every single one of those windows though. But this card is just gorgeous!

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  • 65. Sue D  |  August 14, 2014 at 1:38 am

    The metal is perfect for these buildings–very cool.

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  • 66. lisascreativeniche  |  August 14, 2014 at 3:10 am

    Wow this is so cool and kudos to you for pushing through such a project! This is amazing!

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  • 67. Denise Bryant  |  August 14, 2014 at 5:42 am

    Incredible cutting! Your card looks great!

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  • 68. carmen g  |  August 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    OK…FINE!!! I’m ONLY going to purchase the pack because of your pushiness…it has NOTHING to do with my wanting to get my hands on these metal sheets so badly I’m willing to sell a kid or two. 😉 I adore your card and the Persian Motifs and Koi stamps were on my have to have list…you just made me add the city. What a stunning piece of work!!!! Love it!!

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    • 69. kerenbaker  |  August 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Ha ha! That’s a brilliant comment! Love it!! xx don’t sell any kids though- I’d hate to have that on my conscience 😉 x

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  • 70. kristie larsen  |  August 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    this is amazing keren! i love the lights in the buildings!

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  • 71. Miriam Prantner  |  August 14, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Holy cow! What a lot of work, but it looks amazing, well worth the effort!

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  • 72. dianeupnorth  |  August 14, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Gorgeous card! The aluminum metal sheet works perfectly…such a good pick for the city scape!!!

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  • 73. Jen Treadway  |  August 14, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Thud!

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  • 74. Heather Thompson  |  August 15, 2014 at 1:58 am

    That took some time, wow, stunning.

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  • 75. Linda F  |  August 15, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Amazing card. I love the peek of colour behind the windows you cut out. It was definitely worth the effort.

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  • 76. Michele aka Goat Girl  |  August 15, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Stunning card! Love the detail you put in it!

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  • 77. Rachael (Ra-shell)  |  August 15, 2014 at 8:12 am

    You are da bomb! I do not think I would have persisted in cutting out those windows!!! The effect is wonderful!

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  • 78. Martha Lucia Gomez  |  August 15, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Keren, your card is spectacular. I never think that we can use this stamp like you did over the metal. This is amazing. A big hug!

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  • 79. Lynne Zickert  |  August 18, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    What a lovely card you made. I can’t believe that you cut all of those little windows out.

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  • 80. Kathy H.  |  August 19, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    LOVE the metal skyline!

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  • 81. 1freshwater  |  August 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    You must have the patience if a Saint! I really studied this card and admire your attention to detail. Reminds me of the days when all we had was fussy cutting, long before home die cut tools! Nice work Keren!

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  • 82. Denisse Cherry  |  August 19, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Love love love that stamp set! Your card is awesome!

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  • 83. dottiej27  |  August 19, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    what a creative use of the metal combined with this stamp. Great look!

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  • 84. berryblue  |  August 20, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Really neat, the way you bent the metal sheet for dimension on those buildings!

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  • 85. Saika  |  August 21, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Love the dimension, Nice

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  • 86. Zehra  |  August 21, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Beautiful, love the style

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  • 87. Altenew & Add A Little Dazzle Blog Hop «  |  September 3, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    […] a Little Dazzle Monica Cruz-Weaver  Altenew <—You are here Jen Rzasa Vicki Dutcher Keren Baker Cathy Parlitsis Lee Ann Barrett Martha Lucia Gómez Lee-Anne Cross Kate Capper Lydia Walker Make […]

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  • 88. Kelly Griglione  |  September 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Keren, this is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Wow. I am so impressed with your patience. It really paid off. Love how you bent the buildings slightly too. Maybe this is one of those cards that gets kept in your own shoebox. (nothing like a random comment from a blog post that’s a month old, right? but I couldn’t leave without saying anything for this one!!)

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    • 89. kerenbaker  |  September 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Love it!! Thanks. I sadly have an enormous shoebox! I make ’em and never get round to sending ’em!!

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