Stationery - Chiswick

Festive Season door plaque with an old book cover.

Posted on 13 Nov 2014

I love creating festive elements to display around the house – don’t get me wrong – i don’t go overboard, but i love subtle hints. So with the holidays looming I have started my festive season creative spree. I hope you are on track with your too…
I created a little door plaque using a recycled book cover. I simply tore off the cover off of an old book, primed the surface with Gesso and added loads of different inks for color.
cover plaque For my centre focal point I used a combination of die-cut and punched layers. I wanted to use something not too traditional so I opted for this gorgeous butterfly punch from Chiswick.The butterfly was glittered and then layered on top of a die-cut doily and snowflake.
cover detail 1

The layers are separated with some soft grey fibers and the rest of the plaque decorated using stamped images, pearls
and diamante for that sparkly festive look.
cover detail 1 cover detail 2

Step 1
Punch the butterfly into a scrap piece of white cardstock. Remember the butterfly only will punch out of your paper.
step 1

Step 2
Use a circle punch and then punch around the butterfly shape. Use 2 different colours of ink to colour the circle and leave it to dry thoroughly.
step 2

Step 3
On the back of the circle element, add a small piece of double sided tape. Make sure that the tape is wide enough to cover the butterfly cut out.
DO NOT remove the back protective part of the tape.
step 3

Step 4
Turn over the circle element to reveal the butterfly – the butterfly will now be sticky on the inside.
Sprinkle gold glitter on top of the sticky side and press down to make sure it sticks really well. Shake off the excess glitter and return it to the container.
step 4

step 5
Use the silver Pearlescent ink pad and stamp a Christmas sentiment onto some scrap papers. Punch the sentiment out using a circle punch and adhere it randomly across the plaque. Add finishing touches as desired.
step 5

Now you can use any of your craft supplies to turn ordinary things into festive touches for your home – and don’t forget those little gifts for the neighbors – something fun that can be enjoyed the entire season!

I used these products available from Chiswick for my project:
Ultra fine glitter sb4225
Pearlescent ink pad Grey rs3360
3 in 1 Block set with interchangeable handle rs3070
Simplicity Punches Fauna & Flora Butterfly pct781
Purple Cow Wind it Gold wire pc7117
Glue gun eg1000

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Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.