Hi Crafty Friends,
If December is the month to send out Christmas Cards than January has to be the month to send out lots of Thank you cards! Today I have a card that turns a cute little honey jar into a snow globe!
One of my most favorite and most used stamps is the Honey Bee Stamps “Sweet as Honey” stamp set. I especially love using the honey jar for lots of things like a vase, and today, as a snow globe by just turning it upside down.
I started by stamping the jar on white cardstock using a light blue ink. This was mostly so I knew where to put my little scene. I used a cute little house and tree die cut from the Essentials by Ellen and colored the windows and tree as well as a little heart with copic markers. Then I cut out the Thanks word from the Honey Bee Stamps Thanks and giving die set.
After my little house and tree were glued down I applied a coat of white Neon Abilify. This stuff is so fun for snow. I let the first coat dry and then dotted on a bit more for a layered effect. I also dotted on some of the paint to the top of the thanks die cut to look like it was dusted with snow. After all was dry I used my heat gun to puff it all up. I love the dimension it adds.
On the same color grey cardstock as I cut out the THANKS sentiment I cut a small strip and stamped Snow and Much from the Honey Bee Stamps Flakey Sentiments stamp set. I then heat embossed it using bright white embossing powder. I added the ! in with a white gel pen.
The cute jar topper was stamped using Versafine Onyx black ink on some Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid winter paper and cut out using the coordinating die. I added a bit of May Arts natural twine.
For my card base I took a piece of white cardstock and blended a gradient blue from light to dark using distress ink. I ran the dried piece of cardstock through my big shot with a small dot embossing folder. I cut out a piece of the same blue and gray plaid patterned paper using a stitched 4 bar card die and adhered that piece to a white 4 bar card.
I cut out the jar upside down from the blue panel where I wanted the snow globe to be visible and then covered the (backside) opening with some snowfall acetate I got at my local craft store (Urban Scrapbooker). I covered the back of that panel with foam tape and lined the opening with my snow globe “insides” that i cut down.
I placed the main piece on top of the covered card base and then glued on the sentiment and sentiment strip on top using matte medium. I finished it off by lightly coating the die cut and sentiment strip with my Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen.
That’s it for my card today. I hope you were inspired to use your own stamps in a unique unexpected way!
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Thanks SNOW much for joining me today!
Hi Crafty Friends!
Happy New Year! I hope the holidays treated you well and that you’re off to a great 2015! Today, designer Carrie has a great first layout of 2015 showing her home in california covered in snow! It doesn’t happen often so this was a nice surprise! Check it out!
Happy New Year. I can hardly believe it’s 2015.
Today I am sharing my first winter layout. This page will actually be at the end of my 2014 family album. We had a rare snow fall where I live in Murrieta California. It has not snowed here in ten years, and even then it was just a dusting. We actually got about a foot of snow that lasted several days.
For this page I used a ton of beautiful shiny sequins from TheCraftyPicklethey came in the Winter Mix pack. Can I just tell you that I am a bit obsessed with sequins right now. They are such an easy embellishment and very reasonably priced. Easy to apply with a bit of liquid glue or mini glue dots.
|Here is a closer look at some cards I created by embossing some snowflakes onto vellum and then adding a bit of shimmer watercolors. I of course added some sequins to embellish these cards too.|
When you order flair from Taniesa your flair is packaged with sequins/confetti in a glassine bag.
Its like a little party when you open the cute little package. I use these sequins all the time, they are the perfect accent to any project.
|This glitter flair is perfect on my pages, adds that special touch I like to set the feeling I want to document.|
|Of course I had to add one of my new blue color pop flairs to this card. It matches my sequins too.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Thanks Carrie! I LOVE your layout and I am a wee bit Jealous of your snow (we didn’t get any snow in my part of California).
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