Dazzling Diva #66

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Oh, we have a lovely Spring mood board to share with you today!  What fabulous inspiration for the Dazzling Diva challenge:

And here's my take on it:

Today, I've provided a step-out tutorial so you can see exactly how this came together:

Step one:
Cut a card base to a finished size of 4.25" x 5.5" 
Cut the frame from the same color card stock

Step two:
Stamp raindrop image on the card front in gray
Color with a Distress Marker, paintbrush, and water

Step three:
Die cut clouds, lightning bolts, and sequins in craft metal
Die cut more sequins in vellum

Step four:
Stamp sentiment in black

Step five:
Cut front of shaker card from transparency
Adhere it to the back of  the frame
Add foam adhesive to the back of the frame

Step six:
Use temporary adhesive to keep card front from popping up
Place sequins on the middle of the card front

Step seven:
Add the metal die cuts to the front of the shaker frame with Ranger Glossy Accents.  
Place the shaker frame on top of the card base, remove your temporary adhesive and done!

Here's a close up of the sequins in the shaker card:

This metal is SO versatile...

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Neenah Solar White and vellum
Ink:  Ranger Jet Black and Watering Can Archival
Stamps:  Designs by Ryn Hanging Droplet set, Lil' Inker Designs (Katie Vaz) Dance in the Rain
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, MFT die-namics Stitched Rectangle frames, Lil' Inker Cut It Out Clouds and Accessories die set, We R Memory Keepers Confetti shaped die, paint brush, Broken China Distress Marker, foam adhesive, Ranger Glossy Accents, temporary adhesive

And, of course, Add a Little Dazzle Craft metal:

Baby Blue                                                   Golden Glimmer
Baby Blue Metal SheetGolden Glimmer Metal Sheet

Would love to have you join our Dazzling Diva Challenge!   Use of AALD craft metal sheets is not a requirement to play along, but we'd love to see you use them! There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs.   If you use AALD craft metal you'll receive an additional $5 in merchandise...BONUS!

Don't forget to check out all the amazing designs by the Divas this week right here.

Challenges entered:
Lil' Inker Designs Monthly Meetup Challenge

Back soon with more my sweet friends...


  1. THUD!!! this is one smokin' hot card. LOOOOVE a great shaker and the raindrops with this sentiment and the dies in the metallic foil papers.....awesome! thanks for playing with us at LID!

  2. AWESOME design Lee-Anne! LOVE the metal embellishments on your shaker card -- so cool. And love the idea of cutting vellum and metal sequins. xx

  3. I've never seen raindrops that looked so real before! Amazing!!

  4. Total AWESOMENESS! Your colors SING in the "rain" ;)

  5. This is really quite amazing!! I'm so glad you linked it to our Monthly Meetup Challenge!!

  6. This card is just mind blowing. I don't know which element is the best. The rain drops, or the shaker, or the sentiment. Then those clouds are so cute. Great card!

  7. The raindrops are so perfect :) way to
    Rock the metal sheets !

  8. The only thing better than sparkle is cardfetti!! Nice job! The raindrops look so dimensional I can hardly believe they are stamped. Wow. Love the sentiment. Too true.

  9. Wow, your composition/layout is awesome. You are very talented.


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