Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Some Dazzling News!

Hello Everyone!

Let me start by sharing some fabulous news!  Monica from Add A Little Dazzle has asked me to join her Design Team!  I am so excited to be a part of this team of lovely and talented ladies.  So without further ado, let me get to my first project using Add A Little Dazzle's Craft Metal Sheets~

Yes, my project is a Christmas card; it is Christmas in July at Add A Little Dazzle this month, and for our first challenge, challenge #32, out challenge is Cards That Move OR Anything Goes.

I found this wonderful tutorial at Splitcoaststampers for this motion card.  It utilizes a tag to slide the window up and reveal the sentiment. 

Here is a side view to have a better idea of the action in this card.

  I made the basic mechanics of the card base, following the above tutorial.  Then it was time to embellish.  I stamped my ornament from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Vintage Ornament Set in Versanark on Polished Purple sheet metal; I wanted m ornament to look like shiny glass, and this craft metal was the perfect way to achieve this.  I embossed with Stampendous chunky embossing powder and then fussy cut the ornament out.

It was hard to capture the beautiful purple shimmer of the metal; you can catch a glimpse of it here.  I framed the ornament in a Decorative Frame and cut out with its matching die. 
To embellish the card base, I cut a scallop edge from a Brushed Bronze craft metal sheet using a die from the Borders and Backgrounds Die Set and then embossed it in a polka dot ef.  Once it was embossed, I used a stylus on the backside of the metal just to give it a little definition.  Ribbon was all that was needed to finish off this elegant card.
I hope you can join us for this fun Christmas Challenge!  
 There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs 
 if you would like to do a little shopping :)  (and who wouldn't!) we are offering a limited time ADD A LITTLE DAZZLE CRAFT METAL SHEET WEEK 1 PACKAGE.  This package includes 6 sheets of polished purple craft metal sheet and 6 sheets of polished bronze craft metal sheet.  In addition, you will also recieve additional pdf tutorials that will inspire you with more Christmas ideas.  As soon as you place your order, you will receive instant access.  Place your craft metal sheet ORDER HERE and receive your card making idea tutorials!

I am also adding this to the Create Something Catchy Challenge # 5, Create A Pop Up Card.

Phew!  Sorry for the length of this post, friends!  I just had to share all the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Vintage Ornaments, Vintage Frames, Leafy Flourish and More Background Set, Christmas Morn (sentiment)
Paper- SU Naturals White, Theresa Collins dp (Santa's List), Cloud 9 dp
Ink- SU Soft Suede, Wisteria Wonder
Other- Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Deorative Plaque Die, Borders and Backgrounds Die, Stampendous ep, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Scor Tape, polka dot ef, Hole punch, Circle Punch


  1. Congratulations!!!!! I love this, absolutley beautiful!!!

  2. Congrats, Lee Ann! You are going to be a very busy girl! This is stunning!!!

  3. Wow Lee Ann - this card is even more stunning with all the photos you've shared here!! Congratulations on the new Designer status - so exciting!! Hugs!

  4. I love the dazzle and the pop of this beauty :) Thank you for sharing with CSCC !

  5. Elegant & beautiful. TFS at CSCC#5.


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