Friday, October 26, 2012

Snow Globe, Snowman card!

I received my team order from Sizzix recently and I knew the minute I started playing with the new Bell Jar and Pedestal from Tim Holtz that a snow globe was just the thing to make. I love the snowman inside he is made from Shrink Plastic. Isn't he so cute this size! Let's get started.

Emboss a piece of white card stock with the Snow Flurries Texture Fade using the Oval Diffuser. The diffuser will allow you to only emboss the outer edge of the card stock. 

 Ink the edges with Broken China Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. I used the snowflakes as a deboss so the snow flakes would remain white. 

Die Cut the Winter Wonder snowflake from white card stock. Ink the edges with Broken China Distress ink. 

 Coat the Snowflake with Glue N' Seal and Distress Stickles Dry Glitter.

 Use Shrink plastic and die cut the Snowman from the Winter Wonder Bigz die from Sizzix. This is one of my favorites dies for the holidays. Heat with a Heat tool to shrink. 

 As the shrink plastic shrinks it will curl, not to worry as it heats it will flatten back out.

 Once it flattens back out I like to place an acrylic block to help it flatten. 

 Working on the bak side of the snowman. Stamp the music notes with Jet Black Archival Ink, color the nose with orange alcohol ink and paint the hat black using dabber paint. Let dry.

 Now paint the entire back of the snowman with Snow Cap Dabber Paint. This will make him opaque.

Now for the glob die cut the Bell Jar from an acrylic sheet or I used the packaging from my die and the pedestal from glossy black card stock. Paint the edges with Snow Cap paint dabber on the back side of the glob. Now working on the front side use Glossy Accents to add dots over the globe and at the bottom for snow. While the glue is still wet apply Distress Stickles Dry Glitter. The Distress Dry Glitter makes it look like it's snowing inside the glob. Set aside to dry. 

Adhere the snowflake embossed piece to a broken china matt and then to the white card base. Pop dot the pedestal and the snowman to the card. Don't forget to give the Snowman a scarf of striped Paper Twine. For the glob top, tie a tiny tag with the word "Wish" stamped on it with Striped Paper Sting and a little piece of Silver Tinsel Twine. Pop Dot the globe, you need to conceal the pop dots. I put pop dots under the snow at the bottom and at the very top under the handle. Add the Snowflake with pop dot too. 

Thanks for stoping by!


Words and Pictures said...

Great use of the bell jar die - and your shrunken musical snowman is so cute!
Alison x

Robin said...

This is so adorable and clever Richele. Thanks for sharing this magical holiday card.

Donna Gibson said...

This is sooooo cute! I love the shrink plastic snowman! I never seem to remember to try that. The colors are beautiful and it really has that magical winter-y feel!

Gretchen said...

This is beautiful! All the detail is amazing!


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just fantastic, a great piece.

Katina said...

Very inventive. Love the card!

Rosetta Savage-Jenkins said...

Richele: Stunning as your work always is! Thanks for showing how you used the bell jar. I also "saw" snow globe, but did not know how to get it to work. Now I see. Luv it!!

diane said...

It's lovely ..... I think I want to make one!!! :-D

Linda said...

U are inventive. love it

Nancy Walker said...

Very pretty card, Richele! Love using the shrink plastic with the snowman! I just bought the bell jar your idea!

Waseem said...

This is just great card..i might need such design when use it for the design of plastic cards..thanks you share it with us.