Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SSINKspiration Blog Hop: Winter Wonderland!

Good morning!  We’re in the middle of all the holiday happenings and while there’s a lot going on I’m really enjoying every moment.  I hate the idea of getting so caught up in everything that you miss the memories (if that makes sense).  Today over on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration blog it’s time for our monthly blog hop and this month’s theme is winter which is perfect given the cold air that we’re about to get hit by.  There are so many options with this theme but since I’m still working on some last minute Christmas cards (I always tend to need more and just carry them around with me so I can work on them during little bits of time).  I saw this great idea recently to use the jar top to make a snowglobe so I decided to take that a step further and make this super fun shaker card (and it’s got bling!!!)
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #5 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
I started with Sweet Sugarplum cardstock for the cardbase and then added a Soft Sky piece of cardstock that’s the base for my shaker with a piece of Whisper White cardstock on top.  I used the Big Shot and Layering Circle Framelits to cut the circle out of the center of the Whisper White piece and then used the snow stamp from the Greetings from Santa and Soft Sky ink to stamp the snowfall in the top left and bottom right corners.  I used the Clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle to the snowflakes (little tip:  make sure to use the Wink of Stella before stamping the greeting, I didn’t and it the greeting smudged a little).  The greeting was stamped in Early Espresso ink and I attached a piece of Window Film on the back of the cardstock for the shaker window.


 Next I took the circle that was cut out and softly drew a line around the edge so I knew where my window would be and stamped on the Soft Sky piece, the snowflakes again in Soft Sky ink, reindeer in Soft Suede (with a little early espresso added for the antlers) and the tress are from the Lovely as a Tree stamp using early espresso ink (just ink part of the stamp to use some of the trees for a smaller image.)  Next I took a foam strip and attached it around the circle to create the boundries for the glitter and added some Fancy Frost Sequins for the snow (there’s my bling!!)  Then I just attached the Whisper White cardfront to seal the shaker (I did add dimensionals to the four corners of the cardfront to the whole later was raised and the same height).  Make sure press really hard to seal you sequins in. 
Of course every snow globe needs a base so I used the Jar of Love stamp set and heat embossed the lid using the Heat Tool, Versamark ink, and some Silver Embossing Power.  After embossing I cut the lid out with the Big Shot and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits and attached it with dimensionals to the cardfront.  The final touch was to add a couple more of the Fancy Frost Sequins on the front bottom of the cardfront to look like falling snow outside of the snow globe.  

I love the soft feel of these colors, they’re not your traditional Christmas colors but definitely give that cool winter feeling.  And a card you can play with and shake?  Super fun!!
Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s project:

Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for lots of other great ideas.  If you click the “Next” button, you’ll go to Pamela's’s site but you can also access any of the hopper’s site from the full blog list below.

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Pamela W. ~ Stinky Tofu

2. Darcy J. ~ Dj's Stampin' Place

3. Tobe B. ~ The Craft Sea

4. Cheryl H. ~ Create with Cheryl

5. Jennifer G. ~ Jenny G Paper Crafts

Have a great day,

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1 comment:

  1. Love your card! It's a perfect winter scene in your globe in some fabulous colors!


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