Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Merry Monday #205 - Snow Globes

Hello friends.  Playing along with the Merry Monday challenge this week, where we are being asked to use a snow globe on our Christmas cards.  Why is it with the amount of stamps (LOTS!!!) I have, that I don't have a snow globe stamp??  Thank goodness for circle dies so that I could still play along!  Take a look:



I started by blending my background with distress inks (Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, & Stormy Sky), and then stamping the tree line in black from IO.  A while back I had purchased some of the shaker pouches (also IO), and they're great so that you don't have to fuss with glue (and sequins sticking to it!) or sticky foam, but it's hard to find a circle die that completely fits over them!  I have 2 different sets of circle dies, and neither one really fits...too large or too small!  Grrrrr!  But anyway, I made it work, and it's nice to have all the sequins free flowing and not sticking to the sides!  The outer layer I embossed with a snowflake folder from Darice, and then added a die cut banner from PTI's Fabulous Frames: Die Collection to make a base for my snow globe, and also a place to add my sentiment (PTI Rustic Wreath).  A wooden snowflake (that I partially embossed with silver) and some bakers twine finished off my card. 


There are absolutely gorgeous snow globe cards from the DT for inspiration this week, so check it out and play along...you can find all the info you need right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful background Marcia. Love the embossed outer layer. Everything is just perfect. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  2. I agree with Linda that you really rocked the background on this card! It's stunning! I don't have any snow globe stamps either, but you overcame the challenge beautifully!

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  3. Beautiful card Marcia, I love the gorgeous background you created. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  4. Love your sponged and stamped background, Marcia! And it was brilliant to use that banner for the base! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  5. Beautiful ink blending! I never even heard of shaker pouches before, they sound like a time saver.

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  6. Beautiful snowglobe Marcia. LOVE the colours of your sky. xx

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  7. Just love the beautiful inking behind your trees, Marcia! Such a great idea to make a snow globe with the IO shaker pouch!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! I love everything about this card!

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  9. Fabulous globe, Marcia!! Love your background, really striking! Looks like a Northern Lights kind of sky!! Thank you for playing at Merry Monday, it is always a joy to see your creation each week!

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  10. Beautiful card! Love the shaker element.

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  11. My goodness, your blended scene in the shaker is mesmerizing! Beautiful card, Marcia!

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  12. Really pretty card, I like the colours in the sky. It looks wonderful against the white.

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  13. Super card, love the colors you used!

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  14. A fabulous snow globe - I love the scene and the colours you've used.
    Kath x

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  15. Totally love the colours! The texture is amazing too.

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