Friday, December 9, 2011

Santas Workshop - The Snowflake Ornament Tutorial

Today at Flying Unicorn there's a Santa's workshop where the creative team is doing a different tutorial everyday. There are even prizes given away if you make something and post it on the site using the tutorials. Today its my turn and I am going to show you how to make my Snowflake encrusted Christmas ornament. This will give you an idea of how I create...its all about glitter and shine for me .LOL.

To begin I used the postcard page from the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium  paper found at the Flying Unicorn store. You will need a front and a back. (A fun idea would also be to make a postcard if you didn't have this paper.) One additional  piece of paper is needed  to make a  snowflake stencil. Use your snowflake punch to create this . Remember to save these punched out snowflakes to be used later  in our project.

After placing the punched stencil on the postcard, use a blue ink pad and dab on top creating a snowflake patter. Then overstamped with a Tim Holtz Christmas stamp in black ink. You could use any Christmas stamp you wanted here.

The next step is to take some plastic snowflake confetti and put them in a plastic bag. I used Alcohol ink to color these . Using the plastic bag is a great way to color little items without getting your fingers too inky! You could also use solid colored punches and color them anyway you'd like also.


Add some Blue Stickles accents to both of your snowflakes. The Flying Unicorn store carries lots of colors.

Add some shiny blue metallic ribbon to your postcard front. Just glue the ends to the back of the card since we will be adding a back so they will be hidden.

Also add some silver tinsel ribbon to attach as your hanger. You could use any ribbon you have on hand too. Add some Stickles accents to your stamped image.

Place the another postcard image on the back to hide the shiny ribbon and silver tinsel ends. They will now be sandwiched in between the two postcard layers. This way your ornament will look good from the front and the back.


Turn the ornament over to the front and glue on your snowflakes remembering to mix up the solid and the patterns as you go around.

To finish the piece add some a nice sprinkle of rhinestones for additional shine.

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial...I will be back tomorrow with another one, called The Doilie Angel.
Take care, gerri


  1. How lovely Gerri,you know how much I love
    that glitter.

  2. That is one blingy card Gerri ! Thanks for the great tutorial , a fabulous hanging both front and back.


  3. You never cease to amaze me. This card is absolutely amazing, Gerri! Thanks for your great tutorial!!!

    I'm wishing you a wonderful Advent Season.

  4. Lovely! Thanks for sharing your process!

  5. Fantastic, the snowflakes are outstanding.

  6. What a fun project - all those wonderful snowflakes! A great tutorial.


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