Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Snow Globe Card

Hi Everyone!

This is the most wonderful time of the year! Thanksgiving was awesome and Christmas is right around the corner. Each year, I make at least one snow globe/shaker card for Christmas. The reason why I only make one is because the process is very time consuming. I had to cut up foam tape and layer it and ensure the tape was not showing under the transparency…while the outcome was lovely, I would be beat! Honestly, I was not looking forward to my annual undertaking.

 A few months back, Practical Scrappers had the Frugal Finds: Jar Lids. I would save lids and other things without a real reason other than, “I will use this for something later.” As I looked through the wonderful projects that day, I saw Charity’s shaker card! It clicked! I have been doing the snow globe card ALL WRONG! So thank you PS for the Frugal Finds and thank you Charity for being the inspiration for this card J Check out Charity’s blog for her instructions.

The first thing I did was use sandpaper for the jar lid and painted it with Gesso. Once the Gesso dried, I painted the lid (outer rim and inside) with two coats of gold paint. 

As that dried, I used the Cricut Craft Room to design the snow globe. I used the Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge for the globe shape. I welded two of them together and cut three individual shapes; two for stability and one for the sentiment. 

I also designed the focal image from the Santa’s Village Cricut cartridge in CCR. I used my largest Classic Circle Spellbinders Die to cut the image out as well as a piece of transparency. I added the decorative sand and a few snowflakes (cut from a border punch by Fiskars).

I placed the transparency on top and used a little adhesive to hold the transparency and sand in place. To adhere the “globe” I used hot glue. Embellish as you wish!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Thanks for stopping by, Kenya~
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