Making Cards · New to Me

Merry Christmas-MFT Style

Welcome back! I’m taking today off from work, so posting a little late as well. I decided I needed a little break, after spending Friday night and Saturday painting the living room. I’m a bit sore and trying to detox from paint fumes (I don’t think this would be an issue if I was 20 years younger lol).

Anyway, I did make a couple of cards yesterday and wanted to share one with you. Really, I want to talk about a super useful item from My favorite Things and why I am kicking myself for not buying it last year. I’ll have to share another post, after I’ve made a couple more cards, so you can see what I’ll talking about.

Have you guys seen the Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics? This die set has elements to creat scenes that fit in the Snow Globe Shaker elements. There are trees, a house and a snowman. The detail is amazing!

Die-namics Scenic Snow Globe

I purchased the Snow Globe Shaker Window last year, but I didn’t get this set. I think it was because I was trying to be fiscally responsible (I know, crazy), and because the Hero Arts Christmas kit from last year fit inside it. Last week MFT had a Christmas themed sale and I snapped this set up. I am so glad I did.

Here is my first card with the set.

I started out by die cutting the snowman from Lawn Fawn’s Pixie Dust cardstock. I cut out the nose, scarf and twig arms from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and then colored them with Copic markers. I die cut the hat, face and buttons from LF Black Licorice cardstock. The trees were cut from Gina K Design’s Christmas Pine and Lucky Clover. It’s hard to see, but I blended Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink on the trees. The tree trunks were also colored with Copic markers.

I assembled all the tiny pieces for the snowman and the trees, the set them aside to build the background. I die cut the Snow Globe Frame from MFT’s Sno Cone cardstock and the tiny snow drifts from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. I adhered the snow banks to the blue background with 1/8 Scor Tape at just the bottom of the pieces, so I could tuck things in between. Then I tucked in the trees and the snowman.

I die cut the bottom piece of the snow globe from some wood patterned paper I had left over from a Hero Arts kit.

For the background, I took MFT’s Wild Cherry cardstock and blended Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink around the outside. I adhered the snow globe scene with more Scor Tape, and added it to the background (I did hit the background with my heat gun first, to be sure it was dry).

The sentiment is from the November 2017 Hero Arts Kit, stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with white powder.

I know I say this a lot, but I had a lot of fun with this set. I already die cut a house and some more snowmen to play with! I think the scale is a good size to use on my desk calendar projects too.

There is so much potential! AND, you can use the house and trees all year long! I’ve never really had good supplies for a new house card…

I’ll be sure to share another post once I’ve made a few more things. I’m really excited but kinda stuck in the “I have so many ideas, I don’t know what to do,” phase. That was me yesterday, not knowing where to turn.

Be sure to check back in on Wednesday. It’s my daughter’s 20th birthday, and I’ll be sharing the card I made for her. It’s a bit eccentric, but it matches my fabulous girl.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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