Here are Julie's cards. Stunning. I'll post detailed photos with how-to-use the globes soon (busy morning) but wanted to share her creations. The paper behind the trees is "Foliage Frost" with the edges of the trees with a little glue and some ice glitter. Behind the bears (right) is simple navy. The bears are in Silver Foil. The bases are Grey Granite with Navy Ink. The greeting from Still Scenes is in Granite.
The other card uses Seaside Spray for the card layer base, and is picked up with the glimmer/glitter.
This one above is from the very talented Laurie Wilber. The paper is the Frost, the deer in silver (from the dies that go with the globe die set) love the silver filigree base (thank you Cathy Jones for the word!). Love this card.
The globe is the standout feature and why these cards work is that they use only a few colors and mainly neutrals. So it's all about the globe. I loved the use of Navy (a neutral color) that was used in the base of the globe, the greeting and then the card layer base.
Here's mine - this one we all did to learn how to use the globes. Super easy. Stamp greeting first, figure out where the base of the globe goes. Die cut the globe-hole. Remove only the top layer of the globe adhesive. Now place your paper (with the hole) right on top of the globe (curvy side to the front). Press your paper down on top of the globe. It sticks and fits perfectly. Add a base to the front. Now make what you wish to put in side the globe! Add snow. Stick down the globe.
There are several things you can use for the snow. Most of us liked the combination of ice glitter, dazzling diamonds and some snowflake sequins. The dazzle "coats" the inside of the globe and makes it look like a blizzard.
It makes me want to make one and put on the front "Snow Day!"
happy crafting, MaryKate