October 30, 2012

Snow Globe



Greetings from Columbia, Maryland!  Am pre-posting this post today, October 29, in case we loose power or internet service due to Hurricane Sandy.  Hope everyone on the East Coast stays safe and just minor damage/flooding occurs.  So far, we are experiencing heavy rain and wind gusts.  The peak of the storm is suppose to hit us between 6 PM and 2 AM.  If all goes as planned this post will appear on my blog at noon tomorrow, Oct. 30.  

Now about my card... This fun image is by Doodle Pantry.  It's one of the snowmen from the Quirky Snowmen set.  I thought this image would be perfect combined with a snow globe.  Since I didn't have one, I decided to try making my own.  Talk about easy peasy... Here's what I did:

I opened a Word document, inserted a circle for the globe and another shape for the base.  After doing some formatting to the shapes, I merged the shapes together, and the snow globe was done.  For this snow globe, I also filled the globe and base with Doodle Pantry digi papers by using the fill function.   Then I inserted my image and sentiment in front of the background papers.  

I wrote a tutorial on how to create a digital snow globe.  This tutorial has been posted on Doodle Pantry's blog.  If you would like to view the tutorial, click HERE.

 After I finished assembling my card, I decided to print  just the snow globe  (with no image or fill) on a clear transparency.  I then cut out just the 'globe" and adhered it to my card.  IRL, this step gives the look of glass.  However, if you decide to do this step, one word of warning... It's very difficult to take a photo w/o reflection of the overlay.  If you decide to add an overlay, I recommend doing this step after photographing your creation.

Thanks for stopping by.  Sure hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods!

UPDATE 10/30 -- I am happy to report that we did not loose power and came through the storm safe and sound.  My thoughts and prayers go out to those not as fortunate.  

17 comments:

  1. this is fabulous, I love the image and such gorgeous colours.
    I hope you stay safe
    Sue

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  2. This is simply adorable!! What a charming card, love the fun colors and cute image and sentiment - perfect! xoxo

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  3. Wow, you are getting so techie! Love the colors too!

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  4. This looks great, and I will be checking out the tutorial....I bet this could be used to make a crystal ball too...

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  5. You.. Are.. Incredible!!! What a great idea - can't wait to give it a try! Thanks so much for showing us how to do this! Hugs...

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  6. Adorable card and super tutorial. So glad you are safe.

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  7. So very happy to hear that you are safe & sound. Have been thinking of you & those affected by SS Sandy!
    I love your Snowman Globe card ... just adorable!!!

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  8. This is sooo cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial on the Doodle Pantry blog with us. Glad to hear that you weathered the storm without too many inconveniences and that you are safe!

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  9. Love the sweet snow globe you have created for this fun snowman!! Love the pink and blue color combination for this great holiday card.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you work to recover from Hurricane Sandy! I hope you and those you love are safe from harm.

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  10. Love, love the colors that you used especially the pink - delightful!!

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  11. How many ways can you say cute and your computer skills are very good - I feel good when I just get things posted to my blog LOL. Glad you are safe and love the Quirky Snowman.

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  12. Love , love it and your wonderful tutorial!

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  13. wow! What a wonderful tutorial and I love your snow globe!!! Such a sweet little snowman and card!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  14. Awwww.....This is SO sweet!! I just love the little snowman and the colors are pretty!

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  15. Bless your heart....a snow globe tutorial!!!! I love it! Thanks for sharing how to do that, Pat. Terrific coloring on your cute snowman and fabulous card!

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  16. What a cute card Pat! I love that image you used & your color scheme...very nice work Hun!

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  17. Oh how cute is this! All the little finishing touches are so sweet, too. AWESOME computer skills!!

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