Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Penguin Snowglobe Card! (as promised)

Ever make something and you're just totally jazzed about how it turned out and want to show everyone? Well, this card is it for me!! I had a vision of trying to do this while I was pondering my ShortCuts clear sheet, and just had to try...and it turned out even better than I imagined! *grins*
I started by punching two circles from the acetate using my purple Marvy circle punch, and then two circles of Whisper White using my pink Marvy circle punch. (As I've stated earlier, I can't remember what their actual names are, or whether 'Giga' or 'Mega' is the bigger one, so please forgive me!) On one of the acetate circles, I stamped 'snow' using Stazon Cotton White ink, and attached it to the front of the card base. I stamped my little penguin scene onto one of the white circles using Jet Black Stazon ink and 'Jolly Little Winter' from Unity Stamp Company, masking the penguin to add the elements behind him, and colored it in with blender pens.

The card base is a 6" x 4 1/4" piece of Chocolate Chip CS, folded in half, with the fold at the *bottom*...you'll see why in a bit. I cut a strip of Ski Slope DP and adhered that to the bottom, then cut a piece of Baja Breeze DP to look like a snow globe base, and drew a line across it with a Platinum ZIG Writer to define it, and attached it with the top aligned with the opening for the card. ('Merry Christmas' from Bitty Christmas Tags is stamped in Old Olive ink.)

The 'winder' for the snow globe is two photo turns, held together with a snap, and attached with a mini Glue Dot (I admit it, I thought it was a clever idea! Just look! ---------------------------------->)







Inside (and this is why the fold was at the bottom) is a gift card holder made from Baja Breeze CS, using the instructions from TLC196: I scalloped the edges with my corner rounder and punched the scallops with my Crop-a-dile. I attached one of the acetate circles to the Chocolate Chip base, then attached the penguin scene, and adhered the other white circle to the back to hide the adhesive. The ribbon (see above) is tied all the way around the card to keep it from flopping open...and because I love ribbon. *grins*

SO....What do you think?? Isn't it cool?!? (I'm seriously excited about it, but if it's not as cool as I think, don't burst my bubble, k?) *wink*

Thanks for stopping by today!
~Michelle

Supplies used:
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White CS, Ski Slope DP (SU!); Acetate sheet (ShortCuts)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black and Cotton White (Tsukineko); Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, and Going Gray (SU!)
Stamps: 'Jolly Little Winter' and 'Bitty Christmas Tags' (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: Photo turns and snap (Making Memories); Crop-a-dile (We R Memory Keepers); corner rounder (EK Success); Mega and Giga circle punches (Marvy Uchida); satin ribbon (Club Wedd by Target)

5 comments:

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

That's just genius!! Almost like you wind the turner and you get the gift card..too cute!!

lori vliegen said...

what a cute idea! i love clever twists on gift card holders...they're normally so generic! and your SLIM card is fabulous too...LOVE the "whateva" stamp! :)

Joy said...

oh how cute, I LOVE IT!

Love the unity, and the short cuts!

Ryann said...

VERY COOL! I absolutely love it! :)

Shannon said...

Absolutely adorable Michelle! You have every right to be stoked (welcome to 1987) about your creation. It's clever, it's cute, and I wouldn't even care about the gift card if I got it, I would be too excited about the card to even care!