Sunday, November 1, 2009

Snow Globes, Blog Hop, and BLOG CANDY!

What a busy release day! Make sure you check both this post and the next for exciting new products, blog hops, and blog candy!!!

How would you like to create your own personal snow globe? Well, now you can! Flower Soft is releasing fabulous new products to help you do just that! You can purchase these new products November 2nd, online, HERE.

I began my snow globe by scoring a card base made from red cardstock. I then covered the front of the card with SEI Peppermint Bark foil decorator paper, found here.

The "globe" part of my snow globe is a dome shaped oval, which comes with a template to create the opening. You can also purchase teamplates (Aperature cards) pre cut. I used a Spellbinder Oval die to cut my opening to fit the globe (on the front of the card).

After preparing the front, I used my new Spellbinder Poinsettia dies to become the focal point of the snowglobe. I cut layers from the Peppermint Bark dp, as well as layers from SEI Christmas Mint marzipan paper. Some brilliant red Kaiser rhinestones make the perfect poinsettia center.

I then attached the poinsettia to the inside of the card, so it would fit into the globe opening. After attaching the flower to the back layer of the card, I added Flower Soft Polar White for the "snow" in the snowglobe. I used double sided carpet tape, as well as Flower Soft glue to adhere the "card" so that it was totally sealed. My card no longer opens as a card, but becomes a card topper.

A bright red ribbon tab and knot finish this design. Plan on trying a snow globe for yourself! It was great fun to create, and makes a fantastic presentation!

Don't forget to visit the Flower Soft Blog: there will be some fabulous blog candy there!

Be sure to see the rest of the Flower Soft design team creations:

Sharon Johnson
Jeanne Streiff (Jeanne is not able to play, but pop by and welcome her to the team!
Deb Saaranen -- you're here now! :)
Charmaine Ikach
Barb Schram
AJ Otto

Thanks so much for stopping by!

27 comments:

Marie B. said...

I just HAD to drop by and say how cool this card is! What fun it would be to play with!! :)

StampinCathy said...

This is one awesome and inspiring card. I just love how you used the Flower Soft.

Anita Hovey said...

Very cool!

Vickie Kertz said...

The is a wonderful idea. I think I would love to hand this one on my Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing

Renée said...

Wow, this is really neat!

Laurie said...

Way cool! You are good!

Debi said...

Deb what a cool idea!

Julie said...

This is card is great! My daughter collects snow globes. I may have to CASE your idea. Thanks.

Connie M. said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this, Deb!! I so need to get me some of those domes with the white flowersoft!! Love how you used the DP and the spellbinders dies...beautiful!!

Pattyjo said...

I love Flower soft, but have only used it for flowers. I love the shaker card with the Flower soft being the illusion of soft snow. I really love your card and have to try this. Very very pretty and shimmering!
Thank you so much for the inspiring me and now I want to try this too!
Pattyjo

CraftinGranny said...

Awesome card! Love the technique info. Thanks for sharing! I'm off to the Flower Soft blog after the hop.
"Hugs" Granny

JoAnn said...

I love the card!!! Thank you for the information on the new product! I will be getting this.

valken said...

I really liked your card. Love the Flower Soft.

Alicia said...

Very Cool.

Alicia V.

Cassandra said...

I love Snow Globes Deborah and this one is FANTASTIC! The SEI Paper is absolutely perfect!! I love the ribbon and gems! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful techniques and creativity with all of us!
Hugs!
Cassandra

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Your snow globe is spectacular, Deb! Sounds like a lot of work went into this festively pretty card.

Kathie said...

WOW, this is so cool!! Love it.
I am VERY impressed. TFS

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I love your snow dome, I created a card with one of these by using recycled packaging but great to know you can buy them too. Jane

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, this is sooooo awesome!!! I love it!!

YHess4 said...

Just when I think I've seen everything! My little nieces would love the snowglobe card! I love the use of the Flower Soft. I have a few tubs and now have some new ideas...

chelemom said...

HOLY MOLY!!!This is gorgeous!!!

Никушка said...

Hello! My name is Nika! I so like your blog! We are from Russia. My husband and I to work with students. We organize many clubs to construct attitudes friendship and to speak them about the Christ. I have ladys club, we to do hand made cards, scrapbook, quilt and crosstitch. It is good opportunity to testify about our God and His love! Every Saturday I have craft club for ladyes. We do cards, quilt, crochet, cross stitch too. It very not usual and new to Russian culture. I to study from different blogs how to make cards, made quilt and to use different technics. We are missionary to the Far East Russia. We are russian. We live in city Birobidzhan, it is the Jewish region in Russia. A lot of Jews live here. They have synagogues and to celebrate religious holidays. But many of them do not know the Christ. We have 2 daughters. Polina is 9 years and Liliya is 3 years.And if you are interesting about us I shall be glad give answer to you. I will glad if you can write me.Sorry my English. May I ask if you can send some stamps for our club?
Nika
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You can vizit to my blog http://christforchristglory.blogspot.com
and our family ministry blog
http://fareastrussiaforgodsglory

Jessica said...

Hi Deb, I love your blog. I was at the Flowersoft site and saw the Watering can with flowers that you made! I loved it! I couldn't find directions on how to make the bigger flowers. Could you direct me to them? Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

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