I have a really fun shaped card for you today. I just LOVE shaped cards! I used Stampette Set 443S - Snow Family (on sale this month!) to make this great holiday snow globe card.
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The main image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. Then I added lots of glitter! The snow & trims on the snow people were accented with a glue pen and Sparkling Snow glitter (a must have for any crafter!). The snowdrifts on the tree and on the snow people's hats were done in Bridal glitter. Bridal & Sparkling Snow are both "white" glitters; so I thought I'd give you a couple real quick pointers about their differences and where to use them.
Sparkling snow is semi-transparent & "super sparkly". Bridal glitter is a bit more "white" since it's an opaque glitter and not quite so sparkly. So.....Sparkling Snow worked perfectly where I wanted some of the stamp lines to show through & gave me lots of sparkle. And the Bridal glitter was great for where I wanted to cover up parts of the image with "piles of snow"! Perfect!
And then for the really fun part!! To make this card really look like a snow globe; the snowflake layer was done on Embossable Acetate so it looks like glass! The snowflakes were stamped all over the outer edge of the globe and embossed with White Detail Embossing powder. Since you will heat the powder to melt it; be sure you use Embossable Acetate or it will melt &/or shrink up like a "Shrinky Dink." Trust me, I can vouch for that LOL! I had another acetate near my work area and grabbed that first ......should have taken a pic - all twisted, curled, and tiny as can be now he he! Guess I wasn't thinking on that one!
This is a really neat card to make for a special someone this holiday season. Why not get a head start & make up a couple right now! Full instructions for this card can be found in the SNS Art Gallery here.
I sure hope you enjoyed today's project! After the winner's are posted on the SNS blog Saturday, I'll have another holiday card for you later that day using another one of the Snowmen Stampette sets! So be sure to stop back for that. Better yet, become a follower of my blog & you won't miss any posts!
Now hop on over to Shanna's Blog to continue with the hop and get some more great ideas! Don't forget to leave a comment to let me know what you think and qualify for the prizes. And Thanks so Much for stopping by!!
Until next time,