Tuesday, December 14, 2010


For the first time since starting to make my Christmas cards, I am making an assortment to send rather than  50 of the same one.  This has been a bit more challenging but lots of fun.  One thing that has helped me is to try to use a similar color scheme (can you guess mine?) so you can have most of your supplies in front of you.  Also, I try to punch/diecut a lot of similar pieces so once I set up the basic design, I can just add lots of the extras from what is sitting there.  This is a card I have been wanting to make ever since I received my new stamp set from Our Daily Bread.  It was perfect for this.  Hopefully you don't mind a little blue again.

I outlined/cut the snowglobe and base with my Cricut Expression using MTC and stippled blue around the edges.   I used foam tape to mount it over the stamped image, then layered on dark blue.  This is layered onto some decorative paper (sorry do not know who's).  At the bottom of the paper it reads "A Time To Gather".  I wanted this to show because with the image it just reminded me of going to visit family for Christmas and driving at night with the snow coming down.  The decorative paper is layered onto more dark cardstock the had been embossed with a Cuttlebug Folder and then white Stazon ink rubbed over it  This is all mounted onto the white card base.

The image in the globe was made by sponging different blue layers of ink on white cardstock, then stamping the beautiful image in dark blue over it.  I used it to behind the snowglobe to make a small shaker pocket filled with punched white snowflakes and white mini glass beads.

Here is a second view so maybe you can see it better.

Most of the snowflakes are cut from Spellbinder dies in blue and white, layered, and popdotted to the front.  I added some snowflake jewels to the centers.  I also added glitter to the snowflakes and the white embossing to give it some sparkle.  This really added.

You can't see this real clear, but this snowflake is a metal embellishment that I purchased several years ago at Michael's.  I sponged a little white Stazon on the edges and added a pearl to the middle.  I also added small pearls to the middle of some of the other snowflakes on the embossed background of the card.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs Blog (ODBDSL41) – Inspirations - my card was inspired by these two pictures

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Christmas but no red or green
AiFactory Challenge - Holiday/Christmas
Caardvarks - Monochromatic Card
Catch The Bug Challenge - Winter Wonderland/lots of sparkle and glitter
Crafts and Me Challenges #19 – Moody Blues
Ellephantastic Challenge #21 – Christmas/Winter
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #72 – Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
Lexis Creations Challenge #29 – Glitter and Pearls
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #89 – Winter Wishes/Winter Scene
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 60 – Snow
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Christmas Inspired

Stamping Vacation:  Monochromatic Creations Challenge - Blues
Stamping Vacation:  Pick 3 Challenge - (Snowflake, Glitter, Stipple)
Stamping Vacation: Name That Card Challenge - Snowy Christmas Wishes
Stamping Vacation:  Occasion Oasis ChallengeChristmas Morning
Creative Inspirations Challenge #49 – Anything Goes Christmas
The Pink Elephant -Winter Wonderland


Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wow just love this shaker card the colours are just breath-taking.

Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic. Good luck in the draw. Please join us again in the New Year.
Christmas Wishes

Lorraine A said...

oohh wow !!! this is absolutely gorgeous !! fabulous card !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Lols x x x

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Oh lovely. Very elegant card. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this time. Good luck
Helen & Elle DT
x x x

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great card! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



Angella D. Crockett said...

Omigosh, this is too cool and too gorgeous!!! I love your creativity!!!! Blessings, Angie

Angella D. Crockett said...

P.S. Please send me an email at angelladcrockett at yahoo dot com....I tried to send you an email, but it didn't go through. (Have you visited the ODBD blog today?!) I have a special code for one more ODBD trophy for your blog!! Blessings, Angie

brenda said...

Hi Marie

Totoally gorgeous and the scene inside the snowglobe looks really magical.

Thank you for sharing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week and good luck.

B x

Lisa Andrews said...

what a beautiful card! the colors are lovely and I love the snowglobe and snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful and creative!! I just love your blue and the use of the globe that you created! Thanks for joining ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

Pinkllilac said...

What gorgeous creation and in such beautiful colours.
Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy.
Hugs Linda

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous! I love the colors!! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo this week!
Tammy x

Anonymous said...

this is totaly cool! i love this technique and I just may have to try it! thanks for sharing it with us this week at AIF and hope to see you again

Betty Wright said...

WHOA! This is so amazing and very clever of you for sure! Awesome creation and design, E. Marie! Thanks so much for playing ODBD Stamping In Time!

Denise Clark said...

That snow globe looks so real that I want to show it so I can see the snow! Wow! Wonderful card! Love the blues! Gorgeous snowflakes!

Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges! This gives you entry in the Jan 1st gift certificate drawing!

My Inkie Fingers said...

That's really creative! Super Cool!!

Thanks for playing along at AI Factory this week!

Cindy-Lynn (((Hugs)))

April said...

I love it! You are just outdoing yourself, girl!

Tammy Miller said...

Awwwww this is sooooo cute Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our Winter Wonderland Challenge!! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Kat said...

Love the snowglobe and all these snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Crafteezee said...

Fabulous idea. Thanks for joining Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Lou said...


what a lovely project, I love the snowglobe. Thank you so much for joining us over at CCW for our challenge.

Lou x

Mini said...

Lovely! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Angela said...

FABULOUS!!!!!! really love this idea! thanks for sharing with us at The Pink ELephant!

Thistleblue said...

Beautiful card, love the snow globe. thanks for playing along with us at Ellephantastic. All the best for 2011 and hope to see you in the new year for our new monthly challenges!
Elle DT

Sarah A said...

Gorgeous snow globe, I love it! The colours are beautiful, really wintery!

Thanks for joining us over on Creative Craft World.

Sarah x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card love that snow-globe it has a magical look to it thank you for joining us at Stamping Vacation this month.
Lorraine x