Pardon me if you already have a snow globe die but it struck me that the dies were not much more than a circle plus a basic stand for the globe - and I could save some pennies so this is my take on a snow globe:
And this is how I did it:
First I selected one round die and two oval dies - they're Nesties and the oval dies are the 'next but one' in a set to give enough 'chunkiness' to the stand. Circles would be too 'rounded' - and in fact even bigger ovals would give a gentler curve. The Memory Box 'Modern Landscape Border' die is also poised to be die cut.
Then I added the white card with the landscape border already cut onto the blue circles and ran them through the Cuttlebug, carefully lining up the circular die again. IF I'd been brave enough it would have been much quicker to adhere the white landscape to the blue sparkly before going anywhere near with the circular die - but this way I got the exact positioning I wanted, and can use that for future reference.
Like so - just by halving the oval and then snipping a bit from each side - probably about an inch at most but that depends on what sized globe you have of course:
And back to how the final product turned out:I used:
- A6 white card stock
- blue sparkly and shiny sticky back paper and silver mirri card for the globe and stand
- white card, backed with double sided sticky sheet (just ordinary)
- sentiment stamped using Personal Impressions'Many Greetings' by Kirsty Wiseman and Brilliance 'Mediterranean Blue' ink pad
- 'Frosted Lace' Ice Stickles on the trees, house roof and along the 'horizon line'
- and, 'cos a snow globe should have realistic snow, some 'Polar White' Flower Soft as well - glue'd on with Crafter's Pick 'Incredibly Tacky Glue'. It's great stuff and (shame on me) I'd forgotten I even had it until I discovered that the Pinflair glue had gone solid (from years of neglect since I had a craze using Flower Soft). It's made in the USA but is available over here.
If I'd had more dies, or more patience, then am sure the stand could be improved upon - but it's not really a million miles away from the Memory Box die set :)
Plus, imagine stamping little scenes instead - I can see some fun times ahead :)
Edit: I woke up in the middle of the night, thinking that another solution for the stand might have been staring at me from a shelf all day yesterday:
Yup, it's Stampin' Up's 'Word Window' punch. Obviously you'd have to slice part of the 'globe' off so it looked as if it's on a flat surface - but I just hopped out of bed here, ran into the craft room and held the little template from my punches swatch over the card above. It would work I'm sure - and be faster! Wahoo - something else to try :)