Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Little Snow Tree

I don't know about you, but when I set my eyes on any kind of snow globe, I just can't help but pick it up and turn it over to magically stare at all the snow and glitter. It's like an instant stress reliever! So, when I saw this little snow globe stamp from Impression Obsession, I thought... "Awwww!" It just looked like a little Charlie Brown tree, which only adds to the sweetness!

I started by cutting out my Labels 8 shape (largest die) from some Stampin' Up decorative paper. I edged it with some silver stitching and then created my card stock base by making it smaller than my labels shape so that the die would, in essence, hide the card. Before I adhered my shape to the card base, I added some grosgrain ribbon by wrapping it and securing it with glue dots.

The Snowy Tree Globe was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink twice - one for the base image and a second time so that I could pop up the actual globe with some foam tape. Before I attached my globe, I put the Labels 8 die back on and sponged some light blue ink around my globe. Then... I attached the globe and colored it up with Copic markers - I used B21 and B24 for the snow globe base, YG91 and YG93 for the tree branches, and the Snow Green Pastel BG0000 to create some color on my snow. After I was done coloring, I took a Quickie Glue Pen and painted on some areas of my snow and then accented with some fine Diamond glitter.

See that button? there is a method to my madness there. The button (glittered button by American Crafts) actually hangs over my front image - which - you can't tell but it is actually a mini card on my card front. The button is placed so that it will hold the flap on my mini card down.

Here's a peek inside the mini card...The sentiment is also from IO and can be found HERE. And, here's a peek at how the button actually holds it in place! And that, my friends is it! It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas -- not only here on my blog but in my house too! We spent the night starting to decorate and pumped up the Christmas music. Are you getting in the holiday spirit??? It will be here before we all know it! :-)

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