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.