Golden Ornament Card

Take paper crafting to a new dimension with versatile STYROFOAM™ Brand foam. A foam ball recreates the look of a real ornament on this stamped greeting.

Completion time – 1 hour

Designer – Rebekah Meier


  • Ball, 2-1/2"
Other Materials
  • Foam-safe spray paint, metallic brass
  • Paint pen, metallic gold
  • Card stock: cream, one sheet; metallic gold scrap
  • Paper, one sheet each: pink/metallic gold handmade
  • "Merry Christmas" rubber stamp
  • Watermark ink pad
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Embossing heat tool
  • Pink ribbon, 1/4" x 1/4 yd.
  • Cream pearl bead, 6mm
  • Fine-gauge gold craft wire


  • Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors: standard; decorative-edge of choice
  • Adhesives: glue stick; dimensional dots
  • Thick, white craft glue


  • 1. Cut 7" x 10" piece from card stock; score and fold to measure 5" x 7".
  • 2. Cut 4-3/4" x 6-3/4" piece from pink paper; use glue stick
    to adhere paper to center front of card, leaving 1/8"-wide border.
  • 3. Use watermark ink pad to stamp sentiment onto cream card
    stock. Shake embossing powder onto image and tap off excess.
    Follow manufacturer's instructions to heat emboss image.
  • 4. Use decorative-edge scissors to trim sentiment to desired
    size. Use same scissors to cut slightly larger mat from gold
    card stock; use two adhesive dots to join layers together. Use
    glue stick to adhere sentiment to top front of card as shown.
  • 5. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin; cut foam
    ball in half. Tear small pieces from tissue paper and glue to
    one foam half-ball, covering surface.
  • 6. In well-ventilated area, follow manufacturer's instructions
    to spray paint tissue-covered foam; let dry. Use white glue to
    adhere ornament to front of card.
  • 7. Cut 2" length from wire and bend into small loop. Glue
    straight wire ends into hole in bead.
  • 8. Tie ribbon into bow; trim ends as desired. Use white glue
    to glue bead and ribbon to top of ornament.