Snow Globe - Cards for Christmas #5

Here's the final Christmas card - for now at least! I'm going to get stuck into planning for the launch of the new Summer Mini Catalogue, so my attention will shift in that direction for a while!

Did you love snow globes when you were a child? I certainly did. When I saw these cute little 'Sweet Treat Cups' in the Summer Mini, I wasn't thinking lollies, I was imagining a snow globe with Chunky Sprinkles inside for a very cool Christmas Card! So this morning I finally got around to making one. Yay! I'm happy when I get the chance to put on paper, what I picture in my head!

Snow Globe

Of course, I'm also pleased when I get to use the brayer and put a beautiful full moon in amongst the scenery. Cards with silhouettes would have to be my all time favourite ones to make, so I'm very content right now with the beautiful range of silhouette stamp sets that are currently available in the Ideas Book and Catalogue.

A Close Up View of the Globe with Chunky Sprinkes Inside!

So here's what I did -

Firstly, I stamped the trees onto two post it (sticky) notes and cut along the top 'mounds' in the ground to form the areas that I needed to mask. I then punched out a 1 1/4" circle to form another 'mask' for the moon.

I brayered (onto Glossy White cardstock) over the masked areas with Bordering Blue, then sponged a little bit of Not Quite Navy ink around the moon and along the top of the sky, before removing the sticky note masking.

I then lined up the 'Lovely as a Tree' stamp set using the trusty Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamped it onto the scene using Basic Black ink.

I punched out a hole using the new 1 3/4" punch, positioned the cardstock onto the Night of Navy backing and traced where the punched out piece would go.

Light Blue and Crystal Iris Chunky Sprinkles were placed inside the Sweet Treats Cup which was then inserted through the punched out hole.

The trees that had been punched out, were glued into place behind the 'globe'. The two pieces of cardstock were adhered with Sticky Strip and placed onto the white cardstock with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The greeting is from the Snow Swirled Set and that was placed underneath, using NQN ink.

Well, if I'm allowed to say so .. I was pretty 'chuffed' with how it turned out. What do you think?

Until next post .... which will probably be pictures of some lovely ladies getting stuck into their Christmas Card making, have a blessed day!



Anonymous said…
Where are the Sweet Treat cups available?? Your Snow Globe card is outrageously awesome!!
Bronwyn Eastley said…
They will be available from December 1st in the new Stampin' Up Summer Mini Catalogue. Please feel free to link onto my SU Website or contact me directly to place an order as well as receive your own copy of the catalogue. They will be $6.50 (AUD) for 12.
Tania Gould said…
This one looks awesome! I love a brayered-sky - even if i still can't master it myself!!! Love this use of the sweet-cups. I'll put a pick up soon of my 1st sweet-cup card too!
Mae Collins said…
Great use of the Sweet Treat cups for a snow globe, and thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I have bookmarked yours for a closer look through!
Unknown said…
Lovely cards one of the best image for Christmas cards!


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