Still Scenes with Snow Globe Scenes Dies

Still Scenes with Snow Globe Scenes Dies

Snow globes often bring back fond childhood memories and for me, making this card did much the same. Stampin' Up has made it very easy to make this card and while it might look a little intimidating, it's really not too difficult. 

I began with Thick Whisper White as my card base. The first mat is Silver Foil and I used an old tip, cut out the center of the mat to use for another project since only the edges of the Silver Foil mat will show - great tip! Saving all those expensive materials helps! In fact, I used the inside cut out piece for the decorative piece of the snow globe base and for a mat to the greeting. 

Seaside Spray is the color I chose for the cardstock as well as the bulk of the coloring of the house with Stampin' Blends. I also used Seaside Spray for the greeting. My house growing up was blue, so this color called to me. 

I stamped the scene from Still Scenes using Memento so I could color with my alcohol based Stampin' Blends without worry of  smearing. In addition to the Seaside Spray I used Dark Cherry Cobbler for the door and chimney. Light Crumb Cake and Light Smoky Slate were used for the trees and sidewalk, although the sidewalk isn't visible with all the Ice Stampin' Glitter and Snowflake Sequins!

I die cut where I wanted my snow globe to go and also die cut the decorative piece using Silver Foil and the base using a paper from a retired set  - Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper that had wood grain pieces that weren't brown; I wanted to stay in the cool tones.

I "pinched" some Ice Stampin' Glitter and Snowflake Sequins onto the middle of my scene and adhered the back side of the globe to the scene. I then took that piece and "fit" it into the card front. I then adhered the snow globe base and added a bow using Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon - one of my favorite ribbons this year!

I stamped the greeting using a retired stamp set Timeless Tidings because this card was reminding me of the home I grew up in and I liked the greeting "All hearts come home for Christmas". I used Basic Gray for this because I felt it was a close alternative to Silver Embossing and I didn't want to take the time to emboss. However, you could silver emboss for a very nice effect. There are excellent greetings in Still Scenes that are perfect for most people's needs.

One of the dies from Ornate Frames Dies was what I used for the frame around the greeting. While this set was originally intended for use with a Halloween set, it is so perfect for a frame around any greeting, not just Halloween. To get the Silver Foil mat around the greeting frame, I die cut using the same frame, cut across the middle (left to right or horizontal) of the frame and then adhered the Silver Foil pieces around the greeting, creating a matted look without having had a truly nesting die.

This second snow globe scene also uses Still Scenes and Snow Globe Scene Dies, but in a different way.

I started again with a Thick Whisper White Cardstock base. Using Night of Navy, I stamped little "snow" accents using October 2019 Paper Pumpkin stamp with random circles or dots using Night of Navy for a tone on tone look.

I die cut the church and two trees from the Snow Globe Scenes dies. The inside of the snow globe uses a paper from Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper - absolutely beautiful winter scenes papers.

The stamps Rejoice and Christ is Born come from "His Light" Stamp set, a retired set I had and love. I know a lot of Stampin' Up demonstrators sell off any stamp sets that are not current and frown on demonstrators using retired sets, but I feel the draw to using Stampin' Up products instead of the myriad of crafting companies' products is the coordination and longevity of use in our products. I have many sets that are retired and I still use and enjoy them mixed with all the new ones. Years later, these sets still stamp beautifully. Because of the largeness of the Rejoice stamp, I needed a base that was significantly smaller than the one intended in the die set. I used the Classic Label punch and punched that out with Silver Foil cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed these two pretty cards. As always, I hope you capture your special, fun, creative, or crafty moments today too! If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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Alicia@ Captured Moments Paper Crafts
Alicia@ Captured Moments Paper Crafts

Hello! Welcome to Captured Moments Paper Crafts – thank you for visiting. I love capturing moments and scrapbooking them, making cards for the wonderful people in my life, and creating unique gifts. I hope you get inspired while visiting and capture your moments today!