November 23, 2011

3-D Snowglobe made with George and Joy of the Season

Hi Everyone, Beth from thunderbirdlindybydesign.  Today I wanted to share with you a project I have been working on since Friday.  It's a 3-D Snowglobe.  I started with JOS and chose the snowglobe.  I just wanted the base of the snowglobe, but had to pick the whole image.  I hid contours on the globe and added slits.  Using double sided cardstock, I cut 2 large and 4 medium.  I took them off the mat and cut the round part of the globe off.

The meduim cuts, I cut the round part off straight across, and the 2 large images, I cut them off with a slight curve. 

I assembled  the base putting the 4 medium together and then adding the 2 largest middle cuts. 

This is what the base looks like assembled.

I used acetate(grafix sells the thin stuff in 12x12 sheets) and cut the 2 large middle globes, 4 medium globes, and 4 small globes.  Here is a pic of the 2 large and 4 small. 

I used stazon ink in opaque and stamped various images on the clear acetate.  Two things, if you stamp images that have an up and down side, the very out side slits need to be at the top of the 2 large and the 4 medium.if you don't the 4 small globe cuts slide right off when you assemble. Also, assemble the 4 medium globes first, this will create a "box". Put one of the large globes in the middle next, and the other large globe in the middle 3rd.  Then on the outside slide the 4 smallest globes on.

Here it is again finished. 

Because I am engineering challenged, I went thru several sheets of cheap cardstock and acetate before I got the design how I wanted it.  If you don't want to cut the base, the globe itself could be hung with string and hung from the ceiling.  It would look pretty great if you had several hanging in a room.
Also use a very clean sticky mat when you cut acetate, I didn't and there was some residue on the acetate after I pulled it off the mat.

I have offered up the cut file HERE in case you want to try making your own.
Thanks Sheila for having me as a guest designer, and everyone have a great Thanksgiving, but don't eat too much turkey.

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