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It's Christmastime in the City

There's something magical about snowglobes, and luckily it's very easy to make any winter or holiday scene into a snowglobe card. In this example, I've used Michelle Ward's beautifulNYC Skyline Stamp against a background of blended Distress Oxide Inks, for a wintery nighttime scene.
You can make literally ANY scene into a snowglobe just by creating your design inside a circle shape, then adding a rectangle of cardstock below it to serve as a stand. My circle has a dramatic sky consisting of  (from the top down) well-blended Wilted Violet, Villainous Potion and Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Inks, which I flecked with Dina Wakley's White Gloss Spray. While that was drying, I stamped Michelle's Skyline (also available in the Skyline Cling Set) in Black Archival on plain white cardstock and neatly cut it out, leaving a very thin border of white showing at the tops of the buildings. I affixed the buildings to the lower part of the sky background, traced and cut a neat circle, and added a "stand" of soft brushed cardstock from Tonic's Silver Service 6 x 6 Card Pack.
The card's background is Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink, applied through Michelle's Downtown NYC Map Stencil over a "rejected" Gel Print in soft blue, white and purple shades, trimmed into a neat square and matted on silver glitter cardstock from the Silver Service Pack. I made a 5.5" square card from Glossy Black Kromekote Cardstock and typed the sentiment on my trusty vintage typewriter.
Whether you're in the city or far away; whether or not you celebrate Christmas; I wish you a magical, happy and creative week ahead!
prefers her snow on 
holiday cards!

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