Sunday, December 4, 2011
Have you seen the new Memory Box Snow Globe dies at Joan's Gardens? She also has matching stamps with dies for the scenes inside the globes. I used the "Grand Snow Globe" (98228) for this card because I wanted to use the Memory Box "Tree Silhouette" stamp (E1302) for the background scene for the bear. The bear I used is the Memory Box "Holiday Spirit Bear" (C1818) and die cut him with the matching die "Holiday Spirit Bear" (98248). Below I am going to show you how to use these dies. I started by stamping the "Tree Silhouette" image on white card stock then placed the "Grand Snow Globe" die over it, including the trees I wanted in the scene - the stamp was a little larger than the globe. The base of the snow globe was die cut using dark brown card stock. To create snow on my background I used VersaMark Ink to cover the scene then embossed using an embossing powder that has glitter in it.
Next you need to stamp the image that matches the die cut on a small piece of card stock.
Now you need to place the template you cut over the stamped image, centering the image in the opening. Now take a pencil and color in those two small holes beside the image.
Now you want to place the die over the stamped image and line up the two holes over those pencil marks you just made. This will line the die up perfectly over your stamped image then tape it in place.
Run the taped die through your die cutting machine. You can see how perfect the image was cut out. How easy is that!!
After die cutting the bear you can color his hat and scarf. I added some dimensional tape behind the base of the snow globe and lined it up below the globe. The bear was also attached with dimensional tape. The bear was covered with white flocking.
The large bear is the Memory Box "Wesley Bear" (D1832). He also has a matching die "Wesley Bear" (98234) you would use just like the other bear. His scarf was also colored and flock added to the bear. The pretty flourish up in the corner is the Memory Box "Snowflake Corner" (98238). I used two different design papers and added a border along the vertical piece. I used the Spellbinder "Snowflake" border and just used the very edge on both sides. The border along the bottom of the card is the Cheery Lynn "Border Carnivale" (DL129). A few extra punched snowflakes were added to complete the card.
There are a lot of different things you can do with these Memory Box Snow Globes. They do come in different sizes and there are stamps available to create other types of scenes. If you are interested in ordering some of these stamps and dies, be sure to contact Joan, at Joan's Gardens. You will see the Memory Box stamps and dies listed in her store.
Be sure to check out the last day of Joan's Gardens 12 Days of Christmas Sale. Today she has different size "grab bags" at 50% off.