Sunday, May 22, 2016

Merry Monday: Snow Globe

Hi everyone! I found this really great blog called Merry Monday, and every Monday, they have a new Christmas card challenge, and I thought I'd give it a whirl! This week's challenge is "Snow Globes", and here is what I made for this theme.

This little reindeer and Christmas tree are from the Mama Elephant, Reindeer Games stamp set, which I absolutely love! I made a quite a few cards last year with this one, and I'm sure I'll be using it a lot this Christmas. When I went to color the reindeer, I started to use my Copic markers, but found that the browns I wanted to use where getting dried out, and I had to switch to colored pencils. I purchased a package of Prisma pencils a while back, but I couldn't find them, so I had to use some of another brand, and I wasn't that crazy with the results, so if I can't find my Prismas, I'll have to get some new ones, because I'm just not crazy about the ones I used.! The hill inside my globe was from the Lawn Fawn, Lawn Cuts, Stitched Hillside Borders set. For the snow globe background, I used a snowflake patterned paper that I had in my stash, I added some sequins and confetti that I had in my stash as well. The outside circle for the snow globe was made using the My Favorite Things Die-Namics, Inside And Out Circle die set. I didn't have any snow globe cut files or dies that I could get a base for my globe for, so I looked through some of the other dies I had to see if I could use something else, and I found one from a Spellbinders label set that I thought would work great for the base of the snow globe. The main background patterned paper is from my stash as well.

I have been getting into shaker cards a lot lately, and I really had a great time making this card. I hope to join in on other challenges in the future from this blog. See you next time!