Hanukkah Blog Hop 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Hanukkah Blog Hop from the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Jewish Themed Blog Hoppers Facebook Group!  We’re delighted to show our customers how to make cards to celebrate Jewish holidays using current Stampin’ Up! products.

This year SU! included a menorah/hanukkiah in the Seasonal Lanterns set.  For those who don’t know it, here is a great explanation of the menorah and the story of Hanukah.

I like that the candles and flames are separate stamps, so that it’s easy to use different colors for each part.  For this card I stamped the menorah in VersaMark and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  I then inked the candles in VersaMark and then Marina Mist ink before stamping, then embossing with Clear Embossing Powder.  Finally the candle flames were inked in VersaMark and Crushed Curry ink and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

I did all the embossing because I wanted to add color for the table the menorah is sitting on and the wall behind it.  I did this by masking the bottom of the menorah with a sticky note and rolling So Saffron ink on with a sponge brayer.  Then I moved the sticky note to cover the So Saffron ink and added Marina Mist ink with a clean sponge brayer. I then wiped any excess ink off the embossed menorah, which resisted the brayered ink.

As is traditional, I have placed my menorah in a window, which I made with the Hearth & Home Thinlits (I cut out the vertical munton). The window is set in a wood-sided wall, made with the Hardwood stamp inked in Smokey Slate and stamped on Whisper White.  For a little more twinkle I wrapped a strand of Black and Silver Mini Sequin Trim around the Smokey Slate card base and tied them together.

The Happy Hanukkah and Twinkle and Glow sentiments are both from the Seasonal Lantern set.  I stamped both in Archival Basic Black on Silver Foil Paper and cut out the front one with the window box framelit Hearth & Home Thinlits, and the inside one with a now-retired Project Life framelit.

Now it’s time to check out what the rest of the group has created!  Click on the “Next” button to go on to Debby Hoffman’s blog, or “Previous” to see Lady-Ann Honym’s creation.  If you get lost, there’s a list of participants below.


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