Project: Snow Globe


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Tim Holtz's Snow Globe is so much fun. This time I have used patterned papers to die cut the scene, but it would look good using any medium.
The scene inside the globe can be used for other cards too - I used it here for my White Wishes card.
I used:

  • Tim Holtz Snowglobe #1 die set
  • Stamps: Hero Arts Christmas Reindeer set 'Merry Christmas'
  • Ink: Distress, Frayed Burlap. Distress Marker, Fossilised Amber
  • Card stock: White, Black, scrap of silver glitter paper
  • Papers: Papermania - Letter to Santa, Victorian Christmas. The Works - Driftwood Stack
  • Sticky Pads
  • Big Shot Die cutting machine.




Choose a background paper and trim to 14 cm2, die cut the snow globe apature.

Find a suitable sky paper, trim to fit and fix it behind the apature.




Die cut the other pieces from patterned papers apart from the building base shapes, - I cut these in white and coloured them with Fossilised Amber Distress Marker to show through the windows.
Sponge the edges with Frayed Burlap.
The stars were cut from a scrap of silver glitter card.


Assemble the various pieces to make the buildings and mountains.




Compose the scene in the apature. It is really hard not to copy the illustration on the front of the pack!
Add the Snow Globe base and white trim.




Finally stamp the greeting on white card and sponge with Frayed Burlap. You can either die cut this or hand cut some 'v's' to make a ribbon.

Stick the greeting to the bottom of the Globe with sticky pads.

The whole panel then goes onto a 15cm2 card base.