Hi Everyone! It's Jenny here, and I'm joining you today with a card I created with the All The Trimmings release. When this bundle of goodness landed on my doorstep you could hear my delighted squeals down the road – it's such an awesome collection but I gotta say, the pièce de résistance for me were the Snow Globe dies. For my card today, I've created a classic shaker card, but there are lots of other ways to use these dies!
I first prepared my card base – I used a Premium White notecard, and adhered a panel of the new Love, Doves and Poinsettias patterned paper, leaving a small 1/8″ border.
I die cut all of the pieces excluding the smaller circle from the set from Premium White cardstock. I then taped the small and large circle together and die cut to create a frame. Using a mini ink dauber, I blended Catherine Pooler Ink in Fuchsia over the frame, the globe base and the tree. I then blended Royal Treatment over the outer edges and blended inwards to create dimension.
On the deer I blended Twilight ink and added some white gel pen accents. On the large white circle, I blended It's a Boy, fading out towards the centre. I also splattered the blue circle with shimmer spray.
To create the hills, I die cut the large circle again and then cut random waves in it twice to create two layers of hills. They'll fit perfectly by die cutting the circle out first.
For sparkle, I dunked the hills and the Noel sentiment die cut in Versamark ink and heat embossed in Wanderlust. This is an exclusive to Catherine Pooler Designs WOW! embossing powder and it is clear with a beautiful shimmer to it.
To create the shaker, we just have to put it all together! Adhere the hills first, overlapping them with liquid glue, and flip up the hill tops to create dimension without adding bulk. Adhere down the tree and the deer wherever you like (just make sure nothing sticks out past the edge of the circle.
For the window, I die cut the larger circle again from embossable window plastic and adhered it behind the circle frame. I then added strips of skinny foam tape being the circle, making sure to leave no gaps. My shaker bits are white stars which I poured onto the scene and then overlaid the window, creating a tight seal. I used liquid adhesive to adhere the globe, globe base and the Noel sentiment. As a finishing touch (and because I misplaced the centre of the O!) I added a white star in the Noel.
I love how this turned out and hope you do too. The color combos/sequin combos are endless, you can use the deer and tree dies to create scenes on cards without the globe, and you can use your other dies and stamps to create other scenes in the globe itself – it's a must have!
Have a wonderful week everyone!