Happy December 1st! Yesterday, I shared a little holiday card-making inspiration and challenged you to make one card for someone special this season. Now…I wouldn’t challenge you and NOT offer a little extra help!
I thought we would do something a little different than many of my usual cards. Let’s call this our Snow “Glam” Girl card – because, really, don’t we all just love a little bling?
Now with every project I will ever share with you, the idea is to make it your own! If you love exactly how I did it, how awesome! However…change it up any way you want! The whole idea is that any project be YOU. Here’s our “jumping” off list of supplies that I used:
- 6 ½” x 5″ Kraft card (purchased from Michael’s – love those 40% offmcoupons!)
- Two circle templates, 2 1/2” and 2” (I used circle punches but you can trace/cut any size you want.)
- 7 mm rhinestones (I used 25 rhinestones on the bottom circle and 19 on the top)
- 1/8” double-faced red satin ribbon
- Two tiny white pom-poms
- Glues – Gem-Tac, Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue and Martha Stewart Glittering Glue (or your choice)
- Small heart punch and red card stock
- Christmas Red and Crystal Stickles (optional)
- Martha Stewart iridescent glitter (optional)
Trace your circle templates about centered on your card; leave a bit of room between circles and at the top for the bow. Use a pencil and draw lightly. Don’t worry too much about lines; you will barely see them once the rhinestones are glued in place and you can erase anything that might show.
Dry-fit your rhinestones on the lower snow “ball.” It helps to lay them out first to see where you might need to juggle things a bit to form a good circle.
Start gluing your rhinestones at the top center of the circle. Hold the gems with tweezers (I love the Tweezer Bee non-stick tweezers!) Use a toothpick to spread a thin, small layer of glue on the stone. You don’t need much! (Sorry the camera is a little close to my tweezers here!) If any glue leaks out from the under the rhinestone, don’t worry – it dries completely clear!
Continue to glue the rhinestones, alternating left and right. If you need to make any spacing adjustments, it shows less at the bottom center portion of the circle. Repeat with the top “snow ball” ! Let everything dry for a bit.
Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 7-8” long. Fold in half and glue in the “neck” area between the circles for the scarf. Trim the scarf tails to your desired length. Once the center portion is dry, glue the tails down well. It will look like this.
Glue a tiny white pom-pom to the end of each scarf tail. Make a small bow from the red satin ribbon any size you want and glue to the top of the ball that is the head. Put it anywhere you want! I liked it to the side.
Punch (or cut) a tiny heart from red card stock. Place it in the lower snow “ball” about where our heart is. I filled in my heart with some Christmas Red stickles. I wanted it to look as though our snow “glam” girl was in a swirly, icy landscape, so I put dots of Crystal stickles all around, swirled some “snow” at her base with glittering glue and then covered it with iridescent glitter.
Voila! We did it!
So…do you like her? She has a little certain something, don’t you think?
Just to give you an idea of how this card looks a different way, I also made a holiday patriotic version in blue, with a Silver Sticles star.
If you make your own Snow “Glam” Girl, send me pictures!!!
Off to do some holiday decorating! YOU have a fabulous Saturday!
Linking up this project at the Pin Party today at Fox Hollow Cottage.