Tutorial by Linda Fields

I get so much joy and therapy when I create. Today I’m sharing my latest Christmas Ornament card and all the amazing things I used to make it. A big hugs and shout out to Tim Holtz. After years of using some of the best products around, today, your videos helped me learn how to finally use Wax Foundry the right way! Join me in this first of many Christmas Card Making tutorials! Enjoy!

Christmas Monday Challenge

Challenge Accepted! This week’s theme? Christmas! This is my first time entering a Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I’m very excited. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use my Tim Holtz goodies!



  1. Cut and fold your card base. I made a slimline card 3.5 x 8.5″ (folded).
  2. Create your backdrop using Spray Stains.
  3. Use a craft gun to dry the paper then layer with Mica Stain.
  4. Again, dry your backdrop.
  5. Stamp Music Sheet Notes with coordinating color (green).
  6. Grab a stencil, a stipple brush and Distress Ink to stencil design.
  7. Cut backdrop down to card front size 3.25 x 8.25″.
  8. Cut your black mat 1/8″ larger than your card front.
  9. Tape card front to mat.
  10. Die cut Ornaments A & B from black cardstock.
  11. Using Gilded Wax Foundry to apply the liquid to ornament A.
  12. Use glue to attach ornament A to ornament B. Heat set.
  13. Use Wax Foundry on ornament hanger in silver. Glue to ornament.
  14. While paper’s warm, gently bend ornament so it appears dimensional.
  15. Twirl strands of silver thread together. Tie at top of ornament. Tape to back.
  16. Use Gilded Wax Foundry to frame the paper. Use gun to melt it.
  17. Attach ornament to card with glue, back on the sides only so it pops up.
  18. Repeat stencil pattern to the inside of card and stamp sentiment.
  19. Attach card front to card base using foam tape.
  20. Enjoy your beautiful card!

Final Thoughts

I loved playing with these amazing products. Give yourself the freedom to explore the colors when creating your backdrop. Don’t worry if you can’t find some of the items listed. There are endless creative possibilities when making this Christmas card so be inspired and find the endless joy in creating!

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While other kids played at recess, I was on the bench quietly drawing. Nothing's changed. I'm still creating on this lifetime quest to "Leave a Beautiful Mark"

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