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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

SNS Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to my page on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Chistmas in July Hop!  So glad you could join us for some cool fun this summer!  Hopefully you've arrived here from Jill's Blog.  If not, you'll probably want to go to the SNS Home Blog for all the details and to start from the beginning.  We have lots of great holiday & winter ideas to share with you so you can cool off from the summer heat.  And don't forget there's five great prizes that will be awarded too!


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!

After you heat your snowflakes on the proper acetate, you'll turn the acetate over and attach it with the snowflakes facing in.  This makes it look even more like the snowflakes are inside the globe!  For the base & top piece, I added some brown cardstock that had been embossed with a wood grain embossing folder and highlighted with some brown ink.  The saying on the plaque was heat embossed with Clear detail embossing powder, cut out with a Spellbinders Petite Oval, and then accented with more Sparkling Snow glitter.  And then the front & back of the card was held together with the large snowflake brad at the top.

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,
***Julie***

49 comments:

E. Marie said...

Julie, what a great snow globe card. Very cute!!

Shanna Shands said...

Great job n the snow globe.

Shanna Shands said...

Great job n the snow globe.

Karalee Ingram said...

Very clever. I love the snowflakes.

Barbara Bruder said...

What a darling snow globe!!Love how you made it. Thanks for explaining how you made this great project!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Love your card & I couldn't agree more...family is the best part of Christmas!
Blessings,
Cindy

craftingcottage said...

Snowmen are my favorite!! This is just a lovely card and the shape is so fun! You did a great job!!
Thanks for sharing!
Lisa :)

Karin said...

The snowglobe idea is so smart and festive! Love the sentiment...Goes well with the image and very true too. Love the embellishment of the snowflakes!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Love the snow dome idea on the card...beautiful done:)

Gerlinde said...

Such a clever card! Thanks for the tips on the embossable acetate too! I WILL have to try this!

Andrea said...

I'm a snowglobe fanatic!!! Love your card!

happy said...

I like that the snowmen are staring at a Charlie Brown tree!

April said...

I just love your snow globe! Great job!

Katy said...

This is very cute!! I didn't realize there was embossable acetate--I am going to have to look into that! :)

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Great snowglobe card. Love what you did with the acetate to make it look like a true snowglobe.

creativearts said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! I love the snow globe with the acetate over it! Your coloring is superb!

Brenda said...

LOVE the snowglobe and how you incorporated the acetate and embossed the snowflakes on the front. So much texture and dimension. Great coloring job too!

Julie said...

Snow globe cards are so much fun. A nice change of shape for a card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love that snow globe card. Cools me down big time too.

Fran said...

Great Snow Globe! Thank you for sharing!

Dianne Potter said...

Who doesn't love a Snow Globe!?! Absolutely love the acetate idea. I can hardly wait to try it. Thank you for sharing.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun card. I love that you shaped is as a snow globe. TFS.

ShirleyTACS said...

My Mom loved snow globes and this reminds me of her. Thanks.

gobarb26 said...

Love your snow globe card. The stamped snowflakes on the embossable acetate is amazing! TFS.

Anonymous said...

Love your wonderful ideas. Thank you. Alice L.

Debi said...

This idea will come in handy as I have a few snow globe collecting friends. Thanks for the tips or I would have been making shrinky dinks for sure!

Anonymous said...

Very nice snow globe good idea. Elaine

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card. love the Snow glob love the Glitters. love the Embossing. thanks for sharing your Work.
abbraddock@msn.com

Kathy Vogel said...

I love snow globes, but have never tried making one as a card. I am not familiar with embossable acetate.. I thought it all shrunk when heated.

Anonymous said...

OMG, this card rocks!!!! The detail is awesome. Love the snowmen.

Donora

Gina R said...

I love your snow globe. I can't wait to try it.

Cheryl B said...

love the snowflakes in the globe

Shona Erlenborn said...

How adorable Julie! Love all the details. You did a super fun job with this one.

Karen L said...

Wow I love your snow globe card! Using the embossed snowflake background is such a wonderful touch!

Teri Gross said...

great ideas!!! exciting things to try!

carrie said...

Love your card! I like the way you used two different glitters. It is interesting how you explained the difference and why both were used. I want to look for this embossable acetate.

Auntie Em said...

Love your snowglobe and all the glitter. I like the tip about the acetate and the way you left the space in front of the snowpeople clear to show them off. You wouldn't get that effect with pre-printed transparencies.
Thanks for sharing! :)

dcookwrites said...

So many cards, so little time. This is great!

Anonymous said...

Pretty winter cards! Its been so hot here in the south, they are cooling me off. :) Thanks!
Kim
Kasot@aol.com

Donna Ellis said...

Julie, love your shading and coloring on the snow people! Very family feeling, with the nostalgic look for an old fashioned Christmas. Thank you for sharing the neat ideas!

Pawprintx4 said...

I didn't even know there was an embossable acetate so I've learned something else new today. I love your snow globe, very detailed and the snow people are adorable.Your instructions are good too.
Stephanie K

Janett said...

What a great card I love snow globs and snowmen. Thank you for the tip on the glitters.

HelenM said...

I love everything about the snow globe card!! Thanks

NWFlamingo said...

Snow globes are perfect, no matter the weather! Makes you want to jump on a plane and head for winter!

Babe O'Mara said...

Nice job on the snowglobe. Very creative. TFS

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Amanda R said...

This is adorable Julie! and appreciate you telling the difference between the two glitters, I didn't know that!

namabear said...

Cool technique I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love this card. You did a great job. Joni

Jen said...

I love this card. You did a great job. Joni