Sunday, 1 December 2013

An "Extra Special" Christmas Card made with an MDF frame..

Hi folks,

For this month's theme Iv'e made a Christmas card with a difference - Iv'e used an MDF frame from Imagination Crafts for the card itself and MDF shapes for the main feature embellishment.

To make the Card I first painted the back and front of the frame with white acrylic paint then tinted the edges with a blue dye inkpad.  I also tinted a piece of white cardstock with the blue inkpad and stamped the holly stamp taken from the Decoupage stamp set "Flowers" all over the card with second generation stamped images.  I then stamped "Merry Christmas"  in black ink in the centre.  This was then stuck to the back frame.

To add decoration to the edges of the frame card  I stamped the swirls stamp along each edge to create depth.  I die-cut some swirls and coloured them with blue and gold mica powders then stuck them to the front.  The back and front of the frame were stuck together using a piece of cardstock as the spine, which I stamped again with the swirls and coloured with the blue ink to match the w3hole piece.

I then melted some silver embossing powder in a Melt Pot and poured this over the MDF Candle and whilst still hot, stamped into the image with the swirls stamp.  I then added mica powders to the embossed surface to colour the candle and give it a gold/yellow flame. Tinsel Snowflakes were added for decoration and dots around the apeture of the front frame to highlight the message inside.

Products used
MDF Lantern
Mica powders
Decoupage Stamp set "Flowers"


  1. WOW Christine this is stunning! Thank you for being an integral member of the design team.

    Linda xxx

  2. I Love this Christine, very pretty colours. The way you have done the candle is amazing. Very artistic as always. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. I jusat adore that candle - so very pretty Christine and so clever - will have to be tring that one me thinks! Beautiful piece xx

  4. Ooh - loving this!!!!
    It's beautiful x

  5. Wow, this is gorgeous Christine. Love it.