Yep, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas Cards. There is so much extra stuff you need to schedule in during the holidays that I like to get an early start on my Christmas cards. My family and friends expect to get a handmade card since they know that’s what I do! In fact sometimes I can see they’re disappointed if it’s not a pop up card!
I loved this 1410 – Snow Globe die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs when it premiered last year. But unfortunately, it was not in my budget. But this year I had to have it!
So let’s make this card! Here’s the steps:
Step 1: Cut out all the pieces in the die set from white cardstock and color as you like. I used Copic Markers to color the house and church and then adhered them to yellow pc. of cardstock so they looked like the lights were on. I also colored the bottom of the trees also with a green Copic. On the background circle I colored the sky with Pan Pastels. I added Wink of Stella in clear to give the tiny snowflakes a little glitter.
Step 2: As you can see in the photo of the die set there are several circle dies where you can make the scene have more of a border but I wanted to put the house and church in my little scene so I didn’t use all of those. I cut the main die pc. twice from white cardstock and used a circle die from another nested circles set by Sizzix that actually came with my Sizzix Big Shot during a promotion for the Big Shot Plus I purchased. I used the fourth largest in this set inside the second white globe to created this border and cut off the stand part. I used the 3rd largest to cut out a transparency circle to imitate glass but you could also just cut the transparency with the globe pc and cut off the stand.
Step 3: Cut another globe out of brown cardstock to make the stand look like it’s wood. I decided to cut the “Noel” pc. from silver mirror cardstock.
Step 4: Using Elizabeth Craft Designs 944 – Merry Christmas cut out of silver mirror cardstock.
Step 5: Assemble the globe by adhering the white globe that you colored a sky to the brown one. Now, create your little scene by adding the white pc. that is the snowy hill. Add the house, church and trees as you like. Then glue the transparency pc. next and the white circle frame. Add the silver “Noel” pc. to the stand.
Step 6: Create a base card by scoring an 8.5 x 11″ pc. of white cardstock. Fold over and trim to a 5.5″ square.
Step 7: I used a designer paper by Moda Scrap for Elizabeth Craft Designs called Thinking about Polinesia. Cut this pc. into a 5″ square and adhere to the base.
Step 8: Adhere the finished Globe to the front of the card and add the “Merry Christmas” sentiment across the top.
Thank you so very much for taking the time to take a look. I appreciate comments. I love to here what you think and I read everyone of them!
Other Products Used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Soft Finish cardstock in white, Double sided Adhesive
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus