Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Holly Snow Globe

I was excited to see the latest Merry Monday Challenge - to Use Holly 
(aren't these beautiful table decorations??!!!)
My all time favorite holly stamp and dies are from Waltzingmouse -  Festive Foliage and Holly Sprig Die set.  And the beautiful inspiration photo with the holly in round water filled vases made me think of my Memory Box  Snow Globe die! (which may be retired as I could not find it on their site)
(Avery Elle has one here and MFT has one here -  or you could just punch a circle and cut your own base to make a snow globe)
I die cut the holly and berries, stamping them in two different shades of green.  I layered the berries over the holly with foam dots.  I adhered one of the holly flat onto the card base and I used foam dots on the 2nd holly to give the feeling of depth inside the globe.   I die cut the snow globe out of blue card stock and the base out of black, embossing the sentiment on the base with white embossing powder.  I die cut a circle of acetate using a circle Nestability slightly larger than the opening of the snow globe and glued it to the back of the opening.
 I layered the blue over the card base using thick foam dots so it held it above the raised holly. 
There are just a couple of days left for the Merry Monday Challenge so if you are inspired better get cracking!

I'm also linking this to the Happy Stampers September  Christmas Challenge -  Holly
 
Stamps:  Festive Foliage - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, True Black, Blueberry Sky - PTI,  clear acetate from stash
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, New Leaf - PTI, Versamark
Accessories:  Holly Die Set - Waltzingmouse, Medium Snow Globe - Memory Box, Circle Nestability, white embossing powder, heat tool, foam dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

17 comments:

Sheila H said...

Beautifully done! Your holly filled snow globe is awesome. And thanks for your comments on my blog :)

libleycraftsblog.com said...

I LOVE this Julia! I'm going to have to get that snow globe die :-)

~amy~ said...

Perfect!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

You nailed it! I love your snow globe, and I agree that these are fabulous holly stamps and dies! Excellent!

Cathy said...

Great card, perfect take on the challenge! Cathy x

Shari Trumbull said...

Darling card, Julia! You've gotta have your Christmas cards done by now! LOL :) :) XOXO-Shari

Claire said...

What a great design Julia - love the dimension you've added to the holly leaves...I feel like they could be picked off the card!

Annette Allen said...

wow this is gorgeous.. i love how you designed it.. very clever..

Deepti said...

This is awesome :) fabulous design!

Bonnie said...

Your holly snow globe is perfect for our challenge, Julia! Great idea! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

butterfly said...

I do love those table decorations - and your version on a card works so well! Clever stuff, and a really lovely festive card.
Alison xx

Wendy said...

What an awesome idea, Julia! Love the holly in the snowglobe!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow! Love your snowglobe! Absolutely stunning!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a wonderful idea to create a holly snow globe Julia, love it! Deb xo

Loll said...

Sweet!! Love your snowglobe filled with holly ... great take on the beautiful picture from MM! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your card made with EA smile. Beautiful, warm and this Christmas. Great snowball! Lovely idea! Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers,
BozenA DT HLSCC

Carol said...

A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining our holly challenge at HLS this month. Carol DT x