Thursday, 4 October 2012

Snowflake ornament

 When I found this snowflake ornament in a local shop last year, I knew I wanted to use it on a card. This week's Jingle Belles prompt of Dashing through the snow was exactly the incentive that I needed.

The layout was inspired by this week's sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches:

I've created the card in such away that the recipient can take off the ornament and really use it as an ornament. After adhering the embossed paper and the gold-print paper (both from a specialty paper pack that I have had for years) I cut out the shape with a Lifestyle Crafts die. I adhered the PP with the Christmas texts (from an old paper pad of an unknown brand) on the inside of the card. To strengthen the front side of the card, I adhered a thin mica sheet behind the aperture and I must say that I'm very pleased with the result.
Below are a few more pictures. The first one shows the closed card with the ornament removed and the second one shows the card in a slightly opened position.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Jingle Belles - Dashing through the snow
Simon Says Stamp - Glimmer and sparkle
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes (optional theme: celebrate/ PTW turned 5)
Holly Jolly Christmas - Glitter and bling
Christmas Card Challenges - #44 Chipboard (theme always optional)

I'm also linking my card up at 52 Card Pickup week 40.


  1. Wowza ... that ornament is stunning ... and I love cards that are also fun little gifts ... so glad you dashed through the snow with us at jingle belles.

  2. Beautiful , elegant card! I love that the recipient can take of the ornament and use it! Love the embossed paper too!Great job on this one Marianne.

  3. You really have done that gorgeous decoration justice Marianne, the elegance of the card really showcases it. A special card form someone.

    B x

  4. Well done! And the card is still gorgeous when you remove the ornament.

  5. oh my gosh! this is SO COOL!!! what a brilliant (in every sense!) idea to make the snowflake ornament detach-able... and the remaining bit of the card is still lovely and complete-looking due to how cleverly you have put on your sentiment! ♥LOVE♥ everything about this, you are a genius!!! :)

  6. Beautiful card!! Love that sparkly snowflake!! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  7. Gorgeous! And, I love that the recipient can actually used the ornament--very clever. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  8. What a gorgeous card!! Wonderful idea to have the ornament come off to use!!
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  9. Your card is so pretty. I love that glittered snowflake!

  10. Wonderful idea. Very pretty. I will have to remember this idea. thank you for sharing with us and joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  11. What a stunning card! I love the papers you chose and they help feature the ornament well : )

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  12. Stunning ornament! Great use of the sketch and with all that glitter and bling, perfect for our challenge at Holly Jolly. Thanks for sharing with us! Regards Meighan

  13. Great card - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week and enter my washi tape giveaway!

  14. Beautiful card! Love how your ornament worked so well with the sketch - a perfect match! Thank you for joining us this week at Holly Jolly!

  15. WOW! What a super stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  16. Really beautiful card Marianne! Thank you so much for joining the celebration at Papertake Weekly :)