How about a handmade snow globe card for fall instead of just winter?

As much as I love making winter cards, when I saw this set I pictured a sweet little handmade snow globe card for fall with it’s bright colors and cozy feel. I mean, what’s cozier than being tucked into a little snow globe scene? And who says there has to be snow in a snow globe? Not me!

a sweet little scene created on a handmade snow globe card for fall with a cozy cottage and some pretty fall foliage all made with dies from Rubbernecker

The Card Base, Embossed Layer and Orange Background

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base.
  • Cut a white layer using the largest nested die and dry emboss with an embossing. The folder is retired by Taylored Expressions.
  • Cut a 5.25″ x 4.00″ layer using white cardstock.
  • Apply orange ink all the way around the edges of the layer.  Pro Tip:  I swiped the orange ink pad across all four sides of the white layer.  It was fast and easier than trying to apply it with a blender brush or mini applicator.
  • Apply versa to the orange edges of the layer and heat emboss using clear embossing powder.
  • Attach the embossed layer to the orange background using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the white and orange layers and attach to the card base.

The Scene Base

  • Apply light blue ink to a piece of white cardstock using a blender brush.
  • Cut the snow globe circle of the blue layer.
  • Use green cardstock to cut a slimline grass section.
  • Create a perfect fitting grass layer by cutting the grass section using the snow globe circle.
  • Apply glossy accents to the lower portion of the grass layer and attach it to the blue circle.

The Cabin

  • Use woodgrain cardstock to cut the cabin sections and globe base .
  • Color the cabin and globe base using brown ink and a wet baby wipe. See photo showing how to color with ink and baby wipe. 
  • Color the cabin roof, chimney and door sections using using dark brown markers.   Pro Tip:  I used the dark brown alcohol marker to add a more intense brown color.
  • Cut a small piece of white vellum and attach it to the back of the cabin to cover the open windows,
  • Attach the roof to the cabin using a strip of rolled up double stick tape.

rolled double stick tape 2

  • Attach the door and chimney to the roof and cabin front using glossy accents.

The Tree and Leaves 

  • Use woodgrain cardstock to cut the branch section of the tree.
  • Color the branches using a wet baby wipe and brown ink. Heat dry.

Baby Wipe Tree Inking

  • Trim the two largest branches off the trunk to use for the tiny tree.
  • Cut three strips of cardstock -two white and one yellow.  Pro Tip:  The strips were only wide and high enough to cut the tiny leaves on the bottom of the die.
  • Apply orange ink to the yellow cardstock.
  • Use red and green ink to color the white strips of cardstock.
  • Apply versa to all three strips and emboss with clear embossing powder.  Pro Tip:  Coloring and embossing the strips was much easier than trying to color each tiny leaf after they were cut.
  • Cut the leaves from all three strips and place them on the molding pad.  Pro Tip:  I like to place tiny parts and pieces on the molding pad because it is so much easier to pick them up with the tweezers.  
  • Use glossy accents to attach the colored leaves to the tree branches.
  • Heat the leaves on the branches again after they are attached to the branches to remove any scuff marks left on the clear embossing by the tweezers.  

Assemble the Scene

  • Tuck the cabin in behind the grass layer and attach to the base using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Tuck the tree in behind the grass and attach using a strip of rolled up double stick tape and tiny pop dots.
  • Cut tiny apples, color them with orange, brown and green ink, tuck them behind the grass and attach using glossy accents.
  • Cut flower stems using green cardstock, trim toff he top sections and attach them behind the pumpkins using glossy accents.
  • Attach tiny flower buds to the top of a flower stem and attach it in front of the house using glossy accents.
  • Attach the globe base to the circle using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of a few leaves and attach in the sky area and on the grass.
  • Apply a piece of mounting tape to the back of the globe base. and glossy accents to the back of the circle and attach to the card base.

a detailed look at a handmade snow globe card for fall showing the texture on the die cut cottage and the pretty fall leaves all made with dies from Rubbernecker

Check out these links if you would like to see other projects using the Cabin set and Snow Globe set:  Cabin in the Trees, Slimline Card Ideas, Cozy Christmas Felt Ornament and Snow Globe Christmas Card.  

5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5177-02D Cabin #1 Die Cut
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5177-01D Snow Globe Die Cut
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5403D Half Tree Die
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5334-03D Tiny Leaves w/ Acorns #3
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5215-06D Apples Pears and Corn Die
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5328-02D Slimline Grass Die
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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Color Fuse Set #4
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #10
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Dual Speed Heat Tool, WOW
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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[ AMZUS ] Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Woodgrain Embossed 110 lb Tan – 10…
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I think this project establishes that we don’t need to have the SNOW part of the snow globe. One thing that I particularly love about this idea for a handmade snow globe card for fall is that you can add any greeting, make it Halloween themed, make it Thanksgiving themed, whatever you like and it will still be a sweet little cozy scene, even without the snow!