Friday, November 27, 2009

Sweet Treat Snow Globe Card

Looking for some great Black Friday specials? Don't forget Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Extravaganza sale! And when you place an order on my website (or via email) by Monday, you'll get a special gift from me and be entered in two drawings -- one winner will receive the Snow Buddies stamp set, that I used to make this card! Click here for all the details on the sale and drawings.

This snow globe card is so darling! You can mail it in one of the Sweet Treat Padded Envelopes (#116911, $2.95/3) available in the Holiday Mini Catalog or hand-deliver to your favorite snow buddy!

Let me breakdown some of the details. I punched the 1-3/4" Circle from a small piece of Whisper White cardstock. The circle that is punched out is stamped with the snowman. I colored it in with markers. Then, I added some fake snow (for the Christmas Village aisle of your favorite holiday shopping center) to the Sweet Treat cup. Not too much or it will cover up your snowman! Peel the backing off the Sweet Treat cup and gently place the stamped circle over the opening. It just barely fits. Apply adhesive to the back of your Whisper White cardstock, insert the Sweet Treat cup in the hole with the snowman right side up, and adhere to the Bashful Blue cardstock. (Note: The base of the snowglobe is the ornament from the Sweet Centers stamp set. You could also use the basket of the hot air balloon, which I think is a little more proportionate in size to the Sweet Treat cup.)

For the background paper, I used the Bride Speciality paper (#115669, $13.95). It comes with 5 sheets each of 2 different patterns (this one and stripes). I used the rubber brayer to apply ink to the paper. The iridescent design on the paper resists the ink and shows through the color. Isn't that cool? I've seen several people demo this technique...not sure who originally thought it up, but I love it! This paper can be used for so much more than wedding stationary! Just think of the possibilities as you brayer the designs in any of our 55+ colors!

Supplies: Snow Buddies, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sweet Centers, Many Merry Messages, Jet Black Staz-On, Chocolate Chip ink/marker & cardstock, Pumpkin Pie marker, Bashful Blue ink/marker & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Bride Speciality DSP, Rubber Brayer, Sweet Treat Cups, Ticket Corner Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, fake snow

I was inspired to use the Sweet Treat Cups to make the snow globe after seeing Iilina Crouse's card. Thanks for the inspiration, Iilina!

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