So this is the last post in my snow globe series and it’s got a few cards in it. At Demos Galore I demonstrated how to make the actual snow globe and I may make a video for that or maybe a new post with lots more pictures. I learned how to make this from my friend Carole Baumgartner who learned it from a video by Tina Wardell. The key is using E6000 to attach the snow globe to the window sheet once you’ve added the water and glitter. Secondly, make sure not to get water and glitter all over your E6000 (ask me how I know this).
The first snow globes I made I used the new Ice glitter…I wouldn’t recommend it for a water globe, it clumps. I ended up using my 10 year old Dazzling Diamonds glitter and it worked great! Unfortunately the newer version doesn’t work as great at first but after a few weeks you can’t tell the difference. The card below is using the new Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Just make sure you stir your glitter into the water mixture before sealing the globe shut. Also, you want to use heavier cardstock and multiple layers on the inside so it doesn’t fall over.
I used a 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ window sheet behind all of the snow globes and shakers so the glitter and sequins don’t escape. In addition to that, all of the die cuts that look like they are in the shaker part are actually behind it.
If you don’t want to use water, you can just use glitter and the Ice Stampin’ Glitter is perfect for this. I will use a little less glitter than I did here on my next one.
Once you are out of snow globe domes, you can make a shaker card.
If you don’t want to make a shaker, who says you need to. For this card, I die cut the snow globe out of the front of the card and put it on the inside. In hindsight, I would have put a white layer on the inside so that the snow globe would stand out more.
Steps to recreate the water filled snow globe.
Find a glass that fits the snow globe, about 2 1/2″ diameter, I used a $0.97 stemless wine glass from Walmart.
Place the snow globe dome on top of the glass with the dome in the glass. Rub the inside of the snow globe with the embossing buddy.
Remove the adhesive backing on the side facing up and line the outside edge with a line of E6000. You don’t want any gaps or water will leak out.
Add about 2 tsp of distilled water (I used a children’s medicine dropper).
Add about 4ish drops of glycerin to the water (I got mine in the Hobby Lobby soap aisle).
Add about a 1/4 tsp of glitter and stir it into the water. It is important that it is mixed with the water.
Fill the dome with more distilled water until it’s almost to the top.
Gently add the window sheet and push down on the rim of the glass. If there is a large air bubble, gently pull up a corner of the window sheet and squirt in some more distilled water using a dropper.
This card was my favorite only because it made me laugh so hard. When I first started my list of ideas for cards, I came up with a fishbowl. It looked good in my head and it’s okay if you shake it but if it’s just sitting there, the Shrinky Dink fish look dead. So in my brilliance, I added a fish in the background…. Yeah, it’s floating on top of the water. *sigh* It still makes me laugh.
This is another night scene using only the dies but instead of inking the background, I used Night of Navy cardstock and sprayed it with Frost White Shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol in a spritzer. The snow is also glittery it’s just hard to see in the photo but I love that glittery sky.
I cut the trees apart and put them on the snowy hills I hand cut.
I made this card a while ago to learn how to make a shutter card for my class last month. I followed the directions and dimensions from Sam at MixedUpCraft. The star of this card is the beautiful Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. I picked a piece that had glitter on it and then added some of the new Ice glitter to my snow globe.
For this card, I stamped the snow globe using gold ink, masked off around the globe, and then sponged on Night of Navy to create the night sky. In the second photo you can kind of see shimmer on the sky, that’s from the gold ink that I stamped the snow globe in. I should have let the ink dry longer but I kind of like the extra sparkle in the sky.
I love the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper! I wanted to showcase one of the cute snowmen so I just die cut it from the paper to make the snow globe. The Real Red piece is sprayed with a mixture of Frost White Shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol that I keep in a spritzer, it’s hard to see in the photo but it gives a slight shimmer to the piece. I also like how the ribbon looks like it has snowballs.
I wanted to do at least one card where I only used the stamp set. I’d also forgotten about the beautiful red glimmer paper in the holiday catalog so I used it too. It’s hard to tell in the photo but the snow globe base is stamped in Real Red and Shimmer Silver so it’s much sparkly-er in real life.
Who says snow globes need to be for winter? I made this Spring-ish card for a birthday. The little flowers in the shaker (with the sequins) where made by stamping and die cutting using Shrinky-Dink plastic.