Monday, November 21, 2011

30 Days of Christmas - Day 21

Darlings, I've missed you!!

My hope and plan was to have these blogs post for you early in the morning, because I know after work you will all be busy with your family, cleaning, cooking, etc.  But today I wasn't able to get it done until now.  

The good news is that I have not missed a day and I don't plan on it, being that there are only 9 days left.  [I think I can.  I think I can.] 

Day 21 of 30 Days of Christmas is a card that kinda just came to me as I tried to tidy up my craft desk on Saturday morning.  Since Gio was with mom & dad I was able to get work done and this was one of the things I worked on.

I found (on my desk) this pack of Studio G cards that were pre-cut in the shape of a circle with a snowman's face die cut inside the circle.  I thought I would cover it up, turn it to the side and create a snowglobe card.  Silly, huh? 

I knew exactly what image, what background and what stamp to use, it was just a matter of putting it together and making it come to life!
(click on photos to enlarge)


First I colored the reindeer with copic markers (many weeks ago), then I created a snowy ground using versamark ink and iridescent embossing powder so he would appear to be standing on something.

The background paper I used is from BoBunny and I chose this sheet in particular because of the gifts stacked up on the side.  Looks as if Rudolph is watching the elves load up Santa's sleigh... hehe.


After I created the scene, I covered the entire card with a sheet of printed acetate (supplies below) using vellum adhesive, left about 2 inches unattached so that I could fill the space between the scene and the acetate with faux "snow".  To make the snow I simply shaved a small styrofoam ball until I had enough flakes to be able to shake the card for a snowglobe effect.  I then hot glued closed the opening and finished it off with cardstock, 2 types of trims and a banner stamp.


I will admit that the styrofoam shavings didn't work because as soon as I slid it into "globe" it stuck to itself and didn't shake... lol.  But it does look as if snow that's currently falling down to the ground.

Every once in a while I come up with a "bright idea" that ends up being a fluke.  At least I was able to try it out and bring you another 30 Days of Christmas card, right?  hehe

x0, Damaris




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SUPPLIES
* Studio G. snowman card & envelope
* Fancy Pants "Blizzard" acetate sheet
* MME "12 Days of Christmas" clear stamp set
* Recollections Christmas cling stamps (reindeer)
* La Stephanoise black stretchy trim
* Copic markers
* Jo-Ann red grosgrain trim
* White cardstock
* Versamark ink
* Iridescent sparkle embossing powder
* BoBunny "Blitzen" bling & pearl
* Styrofoam ball ("snow")
* BoBunny "Blitzen" 6x6 paper
* Adhesive: Tombow Mono glue, Tombow vellum tape runner & hot glue


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