WMSC#66 & September Christmas Card Challenge

Today I have a card for WMSC#66 and also the Waltzingmouse September Christmas Card Challenge.
The September Christmas Card challenge details can be found here and this weeks sketch challenge details are here. Since the Christmas card challenge was to use acetate somewhere on your project and this weeks sketch by Claire Brennan was a round card, decided to make my own snowglobe. 

When I saw the recently released A Cottage Christmas set, I thought it would be perfect to use in a snow globe, but since my set hasn't arrived yet, I decided to create my own little scene.  I cut a circular card base from pinefeather cardstock using the largest Spellbinder circle die.  I also cut one other circle by itself.  I layered on some Bo Bunny Father Christmas papers.  I used polka dots for the rolling hills and the musical background for the globe because, this is a musical snow globe.  Can't you hear the Christmas carols in the background?  Anyway, I zig-zag stitched the hills and cut a little tree from Teeny Trees and stamped and embossed the star garland in silver and added a tiny star rhinestone to the top.  The sweet snowman is from Sewing Box Christmas, stamped twice and embossed with a SU Square Lattice embossing folder.  I added tinsel glitter around the edges and colored his hat with a copic marker.  I added a few stickles buttons for some added sparkle. 
I cut an acetate circle with my Spellbinder die and also embossed it to give it a nice edge to mimic the glass globe.  Here is a trick I learned to adhere the acetate without the adhesive showing through.  After you apply the dimensionals to the diecuts, peel off the backing and set them into a cardboard box.  I then lightly sprayed the top of the images with Adhesive spray.  If you carefully lift them up and place them onto your card, you can set the acetate layer right straight on top and the adhesive is invisible!  You have to make sure the popped up layers are equal height and you must get it right the first time.  If you have to lift it or adjust it, the adhesive will show.  I love that the acetate doesn't fit flat against the cardbase, so it really gives the illusion that it is a glass globe. 

The base of the globe is a Spellbinder Fleur de Lis Pendant diecut.  I cut it from some corrugated cardstock.  Just to add a little more interest, I added some holly leaves from Festive Foliage and some red jingle bells with twine.  The sentiment tied on with twine is from Sewing Box Christmas too.
I had a lot of fun making this card and can not wait to make something similar with the new A Cottage Christmas stamp set.


Kelly S. said...

This card is CHEERY with a capital C! A perfect little snowglobe! I just love the sweet scene you created, combining that adorable snowman with the teeny tree. Love the big dots on the patterned paper, and the music background. And the perfect holly bells at the top! So awesome, Cathy!

Kara said...

so cute!! love the snowman!

Kara said...

so cute!! love the snowman!

Joyce said...

This is absolutely amazing. You thought of everything. I bet whoever gets this card will just want to shake it! Great tip about the acetate. I'll have to remember that. I love snowmen, and yours is just darling.

Jen Adcock said...

It's starting to look at lot like Christmas sing I. Marvelous snowglobe and so cleverly done to boot. Thanks for all the fantastic tips once again. I also adore the fleur de lys base. It looks as it was always the perfect choice. This is such an inspiration Cathy. Thank you!

I'm Renee said...

He's adorable!
Love how you made a base for the snowglobe...
and the paper is fabby!
Love that holly and bells on the top...
just makes it "pop"!

Debgem said...

This is genius! Love the snowman and his lovely tree. Super papers. And thanks for the tip in attached the acetate! It's a wonderful card.

Cathy - I've finally become a follower!

Pauline said...

This is so fab Cathy! love the little bells, and the stitched hills, a wonderful christmas card!

Jeanne J said...

Cathy this is brilliant! I love the snowglobe - perfect for Christmas! The base you made was genious - sometimes it's so tricky to think of something that can be modified to work well! You did it. The bells are the cherry on top!

Helen said...

Hi Cathy, I love your snowglobe - the embossed snowman and tree look so cute together. I think using acetate is such a clever idea and the holly and jingle bells are just a perfect Christmassy touch!! Look forward to seeing what you do next - am following your blog now so I can keep in touch!

Love your snow globe card, cute pretty and lovely!

Adorable!! I love the snow globe with that cute little snowman! And, your little tree is the perfect addition! Great job!!

Marybeth said...

This is sooo ADORABLE , love everything about it. Topped off with the holly is just perfect.

Gosh this is sooo cute!

Shirley said...

Pretty with a vintage feel!

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