Monday, July 13, 2009

Hanukkah Plaque

Today's Christmas in July project is a fun Hanukkah plaque made from recycled chipboard and Stampbord Tiles. If you've never played with Stampbord products you're missing out on some fun. It's a unique clay coated hard backed board or tile that is perfect when paired with all sorts of rubber stamping and inking techniques. Stampbord has an in depth explanation about this way cool product. In addition to stamping, these tiles are also great for carving but that's another technique, another time.

Hanukkah ~ Festival of Light

NOTE: This can easily be transformed to fit virtually any theme. Simply change the color scheme and stamped/rub-on images & words to suit your needs!

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Stampbord Tiles

Alcohol Inks

Blending Tool

Krylon Leafing Pen

Dimensional Pearls

Acrylic Dabber

Adirondack Dye Ink

Archival Ink

Rubber Stamps

Themed Rub-Ons


Glossy Accents

Micro Beads or Beadazzle Beads




1. Determine how many tiles you will be using and a basic pattern to determine placement. Draw a cheat sheet so you remember how they all fit together.

2. Add 2-3 drops of coordinating Alcohol Ink to the Blending Felt. I used Denim & Stonewashed. Apply the ink to each tile.

3. Apply rub-ons or stamp Hanukkah images on most of your tiles. (Note - save one or two to add dimensional coins to.)

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4. Glue faux coins onto remaining tiles.

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5. Use the Krylon Metallic Paint Pen to add gold detailing around all 4 sides of all of the tiles.

6. Apply a generous coat of Glossy Accents to the top of each tile. This seals and protects your images/rub-ons and also adds a nice shine. Set tiles aside to dry.

7. Cut scrap chipboard to desired sizes. I like to graduate my pieces as follows: main chipboard in the center, add 1" for the blue piece and 1/2" for the gold piece. For example the main chipboard might measure 5x7, blue piece - 6x8, gold 6 1/2 x 8 1/2". You may of course change your sizes to accommodate your theme, tiles, or the chipboard you have on hand.

8. Color the largest piece of chipboard 1/4" around the edges using the Krylon Gold Paint Pen. Let dry.

9. Paint the middle piece of chipboard 1" around the edges using Dimensional Pearls - Denim. Let dry.

10. Cover the last piece of chipboard with white cardstock. Stamp desired patterns using dye inks and stamps. I used a vine/leaf stamp from Fancy Pants and an ATC background to mimic punchenella.

11. Use a "dry brush" technique to apply gold acrylic dabber paint to the edges of main chipboard.

12. Glue stampbord tiles to the main piece of chipboard. Let dry.

13. Attach all 3 pieces of chipboard together.

14. Drizzle Glossy Accents in each corner around the tiles, down the edges, etc. in 2 corners. Cover using Micro Beads or Beadazzle Beads. Let dry & shake off excess.

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You may attach desired hanger of your choice!

Your plaque is ready to be enjoyed!

Like I mentioned before this project is very easily altered to fit virtually any theme you might like. Great to personalize for family and friends but don't forget to make one for yourself ;)
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I'll draw another winner tomorrow :)


  1. hey, I'm the first? Love this project and love your blog!

  2. Another great piece, Roni. Love all the different elements. x

  3. What an awesome card! Love the colors! The gold really sets it off! Such great ideas!

  4. This is a great way to use all those beads I have. Thanks for all the great ideas. I am going to be making some great Christmas gifts this years!!

  5. Love the effect you've achieved here.

  6. This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. so again you tell me of another product I am clueless on! sheesh..see why I need your book???? this is so pretty..ty ty..cher


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