Monday, December 7, 2009

A Winter Snowglobe

Happy Monday Sweet 'n Sassy Digi stampers! Normally I would be posting on Tuesdays, but Nicole and I have switched spots this week, so make sure to come back tomorrow to see what she's been busy creating!

Most of the time I make square cards, but thought I'd break the mold this week and try something new. I'm sure you've seen some of these fabulous snowglobe cards around blogland. I've been wanting to make one, and when I saw the new Poinsettia Princess image I knew she'd be perfect for this layout!

There are many great tutorials online for making these cards, but I found it quite easy to figure out. The acetate, and background circles were cut with Spellbinders Circles. I made sure to sandwich the cardstock for the base, so as not to show any messy adhesive through the acetate. (Actually, the snowflakes on the acetate are sandwiched too, for the same reason.) Now, I will say that photographing a card with multiple reflective surfaces is tricky! My husband always does the photography for my cards (Thanks Dean!!), and this one presented a bit of a challenge! The acetate kept reflecting the light sources we were using, and the white areas picked up yellow hues from the gold cardstock on the base of the globe (that snowy cap on top is actually white Bazzil Bling with some Star Dust Stickles). We also had to use a black backdrop for the first image, so that this "snow cap" on top of the globe would show up. Let's have a look at the inside:

I printed Poinsettia Princess on Neenah cardstock and coloured her with Copic markers. She reminds me a bit of a winter pretty! I figured she needed lots of bling, so I coated her white robe with Frosted Lace Stickles. I also used a clear Copic Spica pen on the ribbon and poinsettias, for a subtle shimmer (you'll see this a bit better in the next picture). Now, you can't have a snowglobe without snow right? Perfect chance to break out some Polar White Flower Soft! The base of the globe was cut from metallic cardstock in black and gold. The sentiment was printed out from my computer and mounted on a Fancy Tag from Spellbinders. All edges were inked up with Black Soot Distress Ink, for an antiqued look.

Christmas is sneaking up on us so fast, and I'm sure you all have more cards to make! This card came together fairly quick, probably because it's not a fussy layout. Hop on over the the Sweet 'n Sassy store to snag some of the fabulous digis and you can be making your own snowglobe card in no time!

Have a wonderful Monday!




  1. WOW, Melanie, this is just the cutest thing ever! I love all the glittery details!!

  2. Oh my goodness! How VERY, VERY Beautiful!!!! I love the whole idea and she's done so perfectly!

  3. What a cutie and sooo eye catching with the whole snow globe layout. What beautiful coloring too.

  4. Oh my word Melanie! This is fabulous!! Holy moly this is a lot of work. I just made a snowglobe card and they are a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing yours.

  5. Melanie, this is AMAZING!!! WOW! Fabulous job :)!

  6. This is wonderful!! I love how you colored her and all the bling and the snowglobe is the perfect "home" for her:)

  7. What a stunning card, Melanie!! All the details you put into making this look like a real snow globe and dolling up the princess are really spectacular!!

  8. Wow, I love it. I love the sparkles and the fluff :-)..... Love your coloring and the details, like the stickles & fluff. Very elegant, beautiful!