Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Snow Globe card "HOME SWEET HOME"

 Hi how are you today? 
I hope happy and ready to see what I did this week with the Snow Kissed collection....crazy! Doing snow in August! Thinking out of the, this time I used a snow globe ball as the card base and framed the horse drawn sleigh with the fantastic snow flake frame. Of course winter is not with out snow laden trees. So get the coffee or to get into the coco ready and enjoy.
(you could always turn on the cooling fan to really get into the winter

Inks: Distress Inks: Faded jeans, Pine needles, Forest moss. Derwent Inktense water color pencils: 1910-Red oxide, 0850-Deep blue, 1560-Fern, 0200-Sun yellow, 2300-Antique white, 1320-Ionion green, 1740-Saddle brown, 0720-Thistle, 1710 Amber, 1900-Willow, 0600 Shiraz, 0500 Chili red. Paper: Card stock: Crafters Companion White hint of gold 300gm, White card stock for stamping. Watercolor paper. Other: Diamond dust, Double sided foam tape, Clear embossing powder, Archival black ink, Versa-mark, Fussy cutting scissors, Creative Expressions embossing folder ILLUSION EF-015, Dutch Doobadoo Snow Globe stencil, Ranger Glossy accents. Spellbinders circle dies.

Note of interest: (Below you see the globe open. You can not see it but the window has been linked with the clear card-stock. The spruce trees are not glued down but are supported by the card-stock. This is because you will see all the glue etc from behind once the card is opened...important to remember. Just make sure you tape and glue right up to the edge of the clear card stock.)

This card measures about 13cm x 17cm when completed.
Using the Doobadoo Snow Globe and trace out or draw a snow globe in card form. Ink the Snow Globe edges with the ink. Cut a hole in the front to place the clear card stock to form a glass front. From the paper pad, select and cut a matting for the out side foot and inside foot and ball. Emboss both paper cuts. Taking the white card stock cut: matting for the front inside foot, cut 2x the large snow flake, cut 6 x the Home Sweet Home title. Adhere the title layers together, ink the top layer with Pine needles ink then apply a thick layer of the glossy accents. Put aside to dry. Stamp the image of the horse and sleigh, color with the watercolor pencils. Die cut into a circle. Stamp the spruce trees first with ink then with clear embossing powder then die cut and shape with the shaping tools. Apply the white drying glue 

To the tips of the trees, large snowflake, the sentiment and the snow lines in the stamped image apply the white drying glue then dip in the Diamond dust. When dry adhere all in place on the card front and card inside. To finish the card, apply a thick layer of the white drying glue to the edge of the globe out side and inside. Dip this also into the Diamond dust. Ready to go.

Giving you a birds eye view of how the fold is constructed.
These spruce trees look really good when placed in layers. Also stamping the tree image in different colours and sizes adds great interest to a project.

Here you get to see close up the title. When adding the glossy to the title, put enough on so it nearly flows over the letters. When putting aside to dry, make sure your work lays flat or else you will find the glossy has run and blobbed. I always try to leave it over night to give it the time it needs to these trees! See how they have the die cuts in the branches. So you can shape them. Here I did not do that. If you did, it would have even more dimention.

Add the white glue to the edge then sprinkle the diamond dust over it....then you get this yummy snow sparkle effect. Whats more, it gives a hint of bling....and we know how much I like bling!
See how the embossing gives that extra interest. Love the texture.Don't worry if the paper cracks a little...thats part of the fun!
Wishing you all happy thoughts and moment for your day,
inky hugs to you from sussipoppins


  1. Susan, this design in nothing short of AMAZING! The layered goodness, the glorious colors and that diamond've created Christmas magic!

  2. Beautiful card! Loved seeing all the layers of winter wonderland surrounding the snow globe. Lots of work went into this project...well done!

  3. Very creative project! I love all the attention to detail!