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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Snowman Snowglobe

If 'A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush' what is a bird in a snowman?!?! 
A Snowman Snowglobe!!
This fun shaker card was inspired by the LNSChallenge of Snowmen this week.
 
HERE Is a Whimsical Shaker Card that has a cute hidden bird!  The Four Seasons Hostess Stamp Set from the Idea Book is a great and elegant stamp set that can also be a little fun and whimsical! 


Using Bashful Blue cardstock for the base, the Northern Flurry Folder and Big Shot creates this snowflake base...


Using the Stampin' Write Markers in Bashful Blue, Real Red and Chocolate Chip (Suggested by the Color Coach) I 'painted' the stamp with Bashful Blue on the outer circle of snowflakes and the inner falling snow and his chipper little hat!  The great thing about our Stampin' Write Markers is this technique - I then colored in the circle and branch in Chocoalte Chip, the Red lil bird... YEAH!

Using the 2-1/2" Circle Punch and the inner 1" Circle Punch I punched out the large stamp and then the inner circle and the cardstock.  Using the Window Sheets I adhered w/ SNAIL adhesive the first circle to the card stock base.
 
Adhered the Shaker Frames from the Idea Book in a circle slightly larger than the 1" holes.  Leaving the top ON I then filled in some Dazzling Details Glitter.  THEN Removing the top of the Shaker Frame I adhered the second Circle Window Sheet. 
 
Applying the SNAIL adhesive around the back of the Large Circle's inner circle I then adhesived it to the Window Sheets.  Using the 1-3/8" Circle and the 1" Circle's I punched out the top parts of the  Snowman.  Stamping the center circle w/ the solo snowflake from the stamp set it matches the bottom.  DOUBLE UP on the Stampin' Dimensionals as the Shaker Frame is Higher UP than the standard Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive - so by layering one on another, it is now the right height!


SNAIL down the little bird circle in the inside of the card for a fun peek a boo and interest when the card opens up!
 
The Dazzling Diamonds Glitter will move as the card is opened and moved, etc... I LOVE this fun feature!


Using the Permanant Maker to color in the small and larger adhesive backed Rhinestones for the coal buttons and mouth.... the Googlies from the Holiday Mini adds a fun eye feature that will move as the inner circle moves!  Cutting the corner of the Tangerine Tango card stock for the nose... easy peasy and FUN!
 
Add some bling in the center of the embossed Snowflakes and some other 'floating' bling snowflakes.  I added the strips of Rhinestones to the bottom (fallen snow - lol) and some larger in the corner for a fun element. 
 
GO Crazy - add an unexpected element to your card - and have FUN, go Whimsical with your card, it's sure to bring a smile to someone's face!
 
My Kids may have broken many of my Snowglobes... but this one is fun and not breakable...
(well, if you keep it away from my 20 mo. old - she tried to rip it open... geesh!).

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