Monday, November 19, 2012

Snow Globe Easel Card


 I've always wanted to make an easel card but never did.  So when I created this new SNOW GLOBE SVG file, I thought it would show off best as an easel card.  First thing was to figure out how they're made.  I found a simple tutorial over at SPLITCOAST STAMPERS.  I cut the card base from white cardstock and it was super easy to score it using my MS scoreboard.  The blue background paper is from a new 6" x 6" pad (MME "The Merry Days Of Christmas").  I cut the snow globe on my Cricut using scrap card stock.  I also used a repurposed piece of acetate to cut the top layer of the globe. 

 Here's how I put it all together:
1.  I cut the globe base from a piece of dark gray CS.  Using Distress Markers (Black Soot & Picket Fence) and a water pen, I added the shading and highlighting to give it dimension. 
2. I used a lighter shade of gray CS to cut the globe.  I cut the tree from dark and light green CS, the star from yellow CS and the snow from white CS.  I assembled the tree and glued it and the snow to the globe.
3.  I added the globe's "floating snow" using Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  I added lots to the white CS piece of snow (so it looks like it had piled up on the bottom of the globe) and then added the Stickles around the globe and over the tree.
4.  Once all the Stickles were dry I wondered how to attach the acetate top of the globe.  (You wouldn't have to add this but I thought it would add a great "glass look" to the diecut).  But any way I would glue this would show through the acetate.  I finally found that if I added Glossy Accents over the tree and star it would hold the acetate nicely and just make the tree look shiny.  Then I cut very thin pieces of  scotch tape and attached it to the edge of the acetate and the back of the globe here and there around the outside of the globe.  That seemed to hold everything together just fine and the tape didn't show on the front.
  5.  Finally, to complete the globe, I painted the shine highlights on the acetate using white acrylic paint.
Above is the view of the card folded for mailing.
To keep the  top "easel" portion of the card upright, I cut a strip of the same paper as the base and raised it up slightly (to hold the base better) by gluing a layer of white CS underneath.  I embossed the sentiment (Inkadinkado "Christmas") with white EP and added three punched snowflakes.  I distressed this strip and the card base with Distress Ink (Weathered Wood).  Once everything was dry, I attached the snow globe and globe bottom to the card base and the strip to the card bottom with HD tape.
Above is the side view.  



22 comments:

Tina Campbell said...

So cool!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi, lovely and beautiful creation!
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Die-cuts and Punches Challenge;-))m

scrapn said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for the directions!!! Kathy

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow This is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing it at Avadares Challenge Blog.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Paper Squirrel said...

What a beauty! It really has a lot of dimension and I love the "snow".

alethea said...

Fab card! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our Anything Goes challenge! HUgsxx

Tanya said...

This is fantastic, it looks so real! My nieces are obsessed with snowglobes lol!

Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge Blog :)

Tanya xx

Mamma Mia said...

This is a great card. I love the shape and dimension to it! Thanks for sharing your card at The Crafty Pad this week in our Christmas challenge.
Helen x (DT)

catherine said...

This is a beautiful card and thanks for joining in with our challenge over at MMCS this week. Hope to see you again
x catherine

Tamie said...

Awesome easel card. I love the image and the sentiment seem so perfect together. Great colors too. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Colette said...

Lovely easel card, thanks for playing along at Paper Creator, good luck! Colette xx

Margaret said...

Fantastic. Great job making it look just like a globe. Thanks for joining us at Avadares for this challenge.

Barbara said...

Incredible work of art! Stunning, really.

PaulaJ said...

beautiful card!

Paper Crazy Lady said...

Excellent job on this project. So many great details. Thanks for sharing on QKR Stampede.

Beverly Sager said...

That's great! I love how you used shading/highlighting to add dimension. Looks almost like trompe l'oreil.

Esther said...

This is such a fun Christmas card, I reaqlly like easel cards too and yours is lovely..Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room...Esther xx

Sweet Fairy said...

Stunning card. So lovely design. I like your colors choice and love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

craft-roomjulia said...

I adore your snow globe absolutely brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

Joann Burton said...

Beautiful Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. joann sassy raggedy

Chris said...

Stunning snowglobe - it looks so real, the colors you chose were perfect! I do love easel cards!!

Thanks for playing along with my special folds challenge over atAmusing Challenges!. I'm so glad you joined us - this week is an easy sketch! :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Congratulations Cindy. You have been chosen as Honorable Mention at Avadares Challenge Blog for the month of November. You can pick up your Honorable Mention badge from our sidebar.

Thanks for playing and we hope you will join us again.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa