Friday, October 10, 2014

Christmas Card with Removable Ornament

Hello Friends!

I am so honored to have been invited to be a Guest Designer for Unique Laser Designs and my first project is a Christmas card featuring a removable Christmas Ornament if the recipient desires to use it on their Christmas tree!

So, first, I’m sharing a step-by-step tutorial of how I put this together starting with the ULD embellishments:

I used the title in chipboard and the ornament is the good-smelling wood!

First, I painted the title chippie with white acrylic paint, sprinkled on some Stampendous Shabby White embossing powder while still wet and then heat embossed it. I then rubbed a little Tim Holtz Fired Brick distress ink around the edges to make it stand out a little and match the color scheme of my papers I used for the card.

For the wood embellishment I painted on a coat of Gesso, then dabbed a paint brush in some water, wiped it off a bit, then dipped it in my Perfect Pearls Forever Green for the leaves, Forever Red for the berries, Perfect Gold for the vase and Perfect Bronze for the candle. After it dried I used Glossy Accents over the ivy and vase to give it a little gloss.
I then got out my homemade texture paste (from a Gabrielle Pollacco tutorial), grabbed a plastic knife and dabbed it at the top of the candle to look like dripping wax.
The next step I used Tombo Mono Liquid Glue on the flame and sprinkled Doodlebug Design, Inc.’s Sugar Coating glitter in yellow and black for the base of the snow globe. For the outer rim I used Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass from I also dabbed a little white paint on the candle, ivy and vase to look like snow.

Now, to make the card…
I used K & Company’s Elizabeth Brownd Visions of Christmas Designer Paper. I cut out the blue snowflake background first, wanting it to appear as looking out a window.
I used G45 Botanical Tea paper to make my window frame.

For the valance, back to the K & Company paper and a Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch.

I then misted it with water to make it easier to pleat by hand. When dry I added some small self-adhesive foam squares to apply to the top of the card and a little trim I had in my stash on top of that.

I then decided to use a little more texture paste to make the window frame appear to have snow settling on it!

I also used some Ranger Star Dust Stickles here and there on the background paper to make it appear to be snowing! I then added a little cocoa mug sticker from Walmart.
And there you have it!
Have a great day friends!
ULD Products used:

Other products:
K & Company EB Visions of Christmas 12x12 card stock paper pad
G45 Botanical Tea 12x12 card stock paper pad (for the window frame)
Perfect Pearls – Forever Green, Forever Red, Perfect Gold and Perfect Bronze
Glossy Accents
Doodlebug Design, Inc. Sugar Coating glitter
Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass from
Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fired Brick (around Merry Christmas) and Vintage Photo (around windowsill)
Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch


  1. Congrats on your first design team post ! I'm so happy you're here. :) Great card - never thought about using an ornament that you could remove and actually use...brilliant !! :D

    1. Breautiful designs , i am just loving it .. Great Inspiration . Thanks - Diva

  2. I love what you've done with this adorable little candle! What a great idea!

  3. This is so pretty! I love how you decorated the ornament! :)

  4. This is so fabulous! I love the design and how you embellished the wood shapes! Really beautiful!

  5. Beautiful, I am sure everyone in your faimily is getting these this year

  6. This so awesome Elizabeth! Love the step by step tutorial. I never have used some of the products you have and I love what they do to the pieces in your project. I have some learning to do huh. Love the ULD products and am sure they smell wonderful. lol Great job!! Hugs ~~ Mary (Abbygirl

  7. So beautiful. Congrats on your first post. Fantastic!

  8. Beautiful card Elizabeth! I love all of the detailing done on the ornament.

  9. BEAUTIFUL card, Elizabeth & congrats on your first ULD Design Team post. Whoo-hoo!!!!