Monday, November 16, 2009

Jean's Junk Drawer #4 Snow Globe Cards

With winter approaching, it's the perfect time to make snow globes for the front of holiday/ winter cards.

Materials Needed
Ornament Stamp
Black Ink
Blue and white cardstock
Snowflake Patterned Paper
Large Glitter Snow Flakes
A Snap-together name badge type button. (One part is the plastic dome. The other is the plastic pin back piece. Places like Hobby Lobby and Oriental Trading carry them.)
Spray Adhesive and Diamond Glaze
Markers, Colored Pencils and Chalk
Silver Cording and White Ribbon

First stamp the ornament on white cardstock. Color with markers/ pencils. Using a pom pom. apply a blue chalk to create the background color.

Make a pile of glitter flakes in the center of the ornament. (This prevents glitter getting in the glue from the dome.)

Put a clear drying glue or Diamond Glaze around the edge of the plastic badge. Then lay the badge over the colored ornament. Set it aside to dry for about 10 minutes.

Then cut out the ornament. Add a bow at the top made from silver cording.

There's one more glittering touch to add. Use a light spray adhesive on the white ribbon. While sticky, apply a fine iridescent glitter.

I used a little 3D Foam tape to attach my snow globe ornament to the front of the card. Between the large flakes and glitter on the ribbon it's a beautiful, sparkling, holiday card!

Suggestion of the week: Put two globes together with a cord in between to make a hanging ornament.

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