Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Snowglobe Shaking Card

For those of you who missed my guest post at Naptime Crafters.... here is the tutorial I shared.

Today I'm sharing how to make a "Snowglobe" Card. 

So let's get started!

You'll need:
- cardstock and paper (various colors)
- scissors
- 1/2 inch foam core
- white Tic Tacs (or other small white candies)
- one overhead transparency sheet
- gluestick or tacky glue

Start by drawing a snowglobe shape like the one above.  I folded it in half to make it symmetrical, but you don't necessarily have to.  
Trace that onto cardstock (I used cream colored).  Do NOT cut the hole out of the center -this will be your back.  Then trace it again, but this time only the top "globe" part.... but make the bottom a little longer and cut the inner circle out.

Now trace and cut the base out of whatever color of cardstock you want so that the globe piece and the base piece fit together...

Like this:

Cut a piece of blue paper or cardstock just bigger than the inner circle from your snowglobe.

Add some snow using white paper.

And a snowman

... and some little green trees.  I did mine with two shades of green.

Use your gluestick to arrange the snow, snowman, and trees.

Then glue the whole scene onto the upper side of your BACK piece so it fits into the place where the hole is on the other piece.

I used some fine tip markers to add a face and hat to the snowman.

Trace the snowglobe onto the foam core. 

And cut that out carefully with an X-Acto knife.

Glue the foam core on top of the BACK piece (the one with the scene) so you can see the snowman scene through the "window".

Using the "top" piece (the globe part), trace that onto the clear transparency sheet.  Cut it out (just inside the lines so it is slightly smaller than the outer edge).

Glue that onto the "globe" piece like below.... sorry, it's kind of hard to see the clear in the photo...

Put some Tic Tac's in on top of the snowman.

Then glue the piece with the transparency on top to keep the Tic Tac's inside.

Add the base, overlapping it on top of the upper portion a little bit.

Add a "Merry Christmas" or something on there if you want. 

Then shake it to make it snow!


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