Dec 02 2010

CCMC128 – Sweet Snowglobe

Ok…can anyone tell me where November went?  I blinked and it is gone!  I was so proud that I had my challenges all caught up thru November…then I realized that it is now December!  Yikes!  Better spend tomorrow working up some of those challenges for December and get them posted! 

So…here is my Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge card based on a sketch that Mary made up for us!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week!  They are FABULOUS ideas!  And…use the sketch to create your own card and post it on our Create with Connie and Mary website!  We love to see what you do!

 

 

I have to laugh at Mary…she KNOWS I don't like making circles on my cards and she LOVES them!  This one actually came together pretty quickly.  The longest part was that I had to re-do the snowglobe part THREE times!  I used my Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist Stampin' Write Markers to ink up the top of Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Snowglobe and punched it out with the 1 3/4 Circle Punch.  Then I punched a 1 3/4 circle from Stampin' Up!'s Medium Window Sheet to place over top.  I added a little Crystal Effects on the snow ground and in the air and sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds.  The trouble is that since I used markers, the colors want to bleed.  I had to make sure not to get any of the Crystal Effects on the inked portions.  Well…messed up twice, but the third time was a charm.  The "glass" portion is placed on the wet Crystal Effects to hold it in place and then the piece is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals on the Cherry Cobbler background.  I stamped the Sweet Snowglobe again in Early Espresso Classic Ink, then cut out just the base for my globe.  I added some small Rhinestones on the base for a little bling.

 

I cut a 3 3/4" Circle with my Circle Scissors Plus Tool and the Jolly Holiday Designer Paper.  Then I punched out many 1" circles from Very Vanilla and adhered them around the back for a scallop look.  I ran the background Cherry Cobbler cardstock thru the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder, then highlighted the centers with my White Gel Pen.  I added the Real Red 1 1/4 Striped Ribbon and secured to the back, then tied on some Clear Tinsel Ribbon.  The base of the card is a 5 1/4 square card made from Old Olive Cardstock.

 

Finally, I stamped Merry Christmas from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla cardstock, then trimmed the end into a pennant tail.  I think it made a cute, whimsical card!

 

Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did over on Create with Connie and Mary this week!


4 People have left comments on this post

Dec 2, 2010 - 07:12:25

Giggle … I loved hearing about your 'mishaps' … made me realise that it happens to the BEST!!! Thanks for sharing … what "not to do" … so that us plebs can get the heads up before we attempt something so pretty! Definitely want to try this idea! Definitely want to play along with the challenge … but like you … I am so not into circles! Away for the weekend … but hopefully I will get a chance to play next week! Hugs xxaxx

Dec 3, 2010 - 06:12:43
Lisa Martz said:

Love seeing ideas with the snowglobe that don't use the treat cup!  Cute card!

Dec 4, 2010 - 11:12:50
Deb said:

I love this card, Connie! It all works so well together! I love how you used the tinsel!! CUTE!!

Dec 4, 2010 - 04:12:50

Connie, I love what you did with the Petals-A-Plenty background and the little snippet of tinsel is so adorable!