Good Saturday morning. When I first saw the Tim Holtz Snowglobe die set I couldn’t resist purchasing it because I love creating village cards. I must admit that I was a tiny bit addled when I opened the envelope and saw 23 pieces in the set. I was sure I had bitten off more than I could handle but after laying out all the pieces everything made sense. There are two large dies to make mountains and matching pieces to create snow caps but I made them green so there wouldn’t be too many colors to muddy up my scene. I think they just look like large snow caped trees. LOL! Instead of using the arched snowglobe frame that comes in the set I opted to use my My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames. I added tiny evergreen boughs to the houses made using my Martha Stewart Branch Punch and 1/16” punched circles.
I assembled all the pieces to create the houses. There are two different roof pieces to use with the house die so you can create variety in the scene. I backed all the house windows with a Gold Shimmer cardstock from Papertrey. I used the same paper to cut several stars. The two large mountain sections in green along with several small trees. I cut and attached the snow caps to the mountains with glossy accents. I wanted the small trees to have snow caps so I cut them out in white and cut them with my scalloped scissors and attached them with glossy accents. I cut the frame, applied double stick tape to the lower back section of the frame and attached the ground snow. Then I attached thin strips of mounting tape and attached a back ground snow section, applied double stick tape to the back of that section and then attached the whole frame to the card base. I could have left off the back snow section because it is almost totally covered by the tree and houses.
I began applying mounting tape to the back of the green tree sections and attached to the card base. I tucked the houses in behind the ground snow and attached them in place with mounting tape. I added the one small tree with the star and two larger trees on either side of the scene for balance. I finished by attaching several stars in the sky with glossy accents. I added sparkle to the stars with yellow stickles and to the red berries with red stickles. Too bad you can’t really see the sparkle in the photos. This set is fun to play with but I must admit that I would have much preferred using softer more natural shaped trees. My husband, however loved the mod feel of the trees. Just to shed a little light on our differing tastes Bob says he felt like was the Jetsons moving in with the Waltons. LOL!
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Thanks for coming by today and I hope you continue to have a wonderful holiday weekend.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”