Happy New Year Pomegranates Card

Today I’m participating in a Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Blog Hop! You’ll be able to see what crafters around the world have made to celebrate this first of the High Holy Days on the Jewish calendar.

While I have Jewish ancestry, I grew up and continue to be completely unobservant. If anything, I call myself a “culinary Jew” because I enjoy cooking some traditional Ashkenazi (Northern/Eastern European) Jewish dishes. It’s traditional at Rosh Hashanah to eat apples dipped in honey and pomegranates to symbolise a sweet new year (and because they’re a seasonal harvest this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere).

Despite it not really being my thing, I have enjoyed the annual challenge of using Stampin’ Up! products to make Jewish-themed cards. In previous years I’ve used stamps and dies to show both apples and honey (here’s one, and another). This year the Perfect Pomegranate Sale-A-Bration host stamp set is perfect (ha!) for Rosh Hashanah!

I decided to make a bowl of pomegranates like someone might have on their celebration table.

Did you catch my couple of nods to honey on this card, too? I used the Hive 3D Embossing Folder on the bowl, and Crushed Curry to represent honey for the background layer.

I looked at this card long and hard when deciding where/if to add embellishments. I finally decided to nestle a few small rhinestones among the leaves.

I hope you take some time and enjoy hopping through the rest of the blog posts!

Here are the supplies used to make this card. They are available in my Online Store if you live in Australia.


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