When I chose this image, I knew I wanted to make a snowglobe, but I didn't have a stamp or die for the base. I'm not usually one to think outside of the box, so when I figured out that the bottom of the santa hat from the Mistletoe design card would be a great snowglobe base, I felt pretty proud of myself. ;)
I got even more excited (I tend to get excited when I create!) when I remembered my Liquid Applique would be great for the "snow" and the Papier glaze for the ice. Well, nix the last part. The Papier Glaze warped my paper and dried with a yellowish cast. I was not a happy stamper. So, I don't recommend it on white paper in large areas.
I mulled over several options for the blue background of the snowglobe and decided upon reinkers. A couple drops on my non-stick surface and a waterbrush and I was good to go. Remember, the ink will blend more uniformly if you dampen the paper first with a paintbrush wetted with water, then let the paper dry before you paint on it.
So there you have it. I think it looks like a snowglobe, don't you? And did you notice the matching ribbon on the bottom with the little snowglobes? They gave me the whole idea. I got this gift box of Christmas ribbon for Christmas last year and have hardly touched it, so using the ribbon was the whole point of making this card!
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope to get at least one more post in before Christmas, but if I don't, I want to wish you all a very merry and Blessed Christmas.
Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Neenah Solar White, SU Real Red, SU retired Christmas dp
Ink: black dye, Bashful Blue reinker for watercolor technique
Accessories: ribbon, Martha Stewart corner punch, Papier glaze, white Liquid Applique, EK Success snowflake punch, Copic markers, Slice Mistletoe design card (santa hat), ribbon, Melissa Frances half pearls, Frosted Lace Stickles, Nestabilities Classic circles