Hanukkah in July

 Hanukkah in July

Hello friends! As July winds down, I wanted to make sure that I created some Hanukkah cards for my family and friends. So I turned to this week's Paper Players Sketch Challenge (#551), TGIF Technique Challenge #326 (decorated envelopes) and Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge (Wild With Washi) as I started to create some Hanukkah cards.


These cards and envelopes features Lawn Fawn's Love You A Latke stamp set, as well as a lot of Washi tape!

To make the card, I started out with a piece of white cardstock that I die cut with a stitched rectangular die in my stash and then stamped the Menorah and the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Ink in Twilight and heat embossed it with Holographic embossing powder from Ranger. (The sentiment was originally one connected so that it was in one line, but I cut it in half so that I could place it on two lines.) I then stamped the heart in the stamp set with Lipstick ink from Gina K and the Star of David with Something Borrowed ink from Catherine Pooler twice. Then I stamped the candle flames with Tiara ink from Catherine Pooler. Next, I colored in the candles with my Turquoise watercolor brush marker from Altenew's Tropical Fiesta watercolor brush marker set, the Menorah with my Metallic Gelly Roll gold pen and the base of the Menorah with my Ultramarine watercolor brush marker from Altenew's Autumn Festival watercolor brush marker set. After that dried, I also added some sparkle to the base of the Menorah with a Gelly Roll Stardust Clear Glitter Pen.

After that all dried, I ink blended the edges of the rectangle with more of the Something Borrowed ink and a foam ink blender. Then I added random ink splatters from some of the remaining turquoise and ultramarine watercolor as well as some gold watercolor from my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor set.

 To assemble the card, I used two sparkly washi tapes (a thinner gold tape and a teal tape) and ran them close together in three horizontal stripes across the lower two-thirds of the card base (to follow the sketch). I then added three strips of blue, gold (and a little green) alcohol-inked Yupo paper that I had cut with the Simon Says Stamp Strips 2 die set on top of the washi tape with liquid glue. Foam tape was placed on the back of the stamped panel which was placed towards the bottom right corner of the card. I then added some white, light blue and dark blue sequins from Catherine Pooler's Portland mix. Lastly, I added Something Borrowed ink directly to the edge of the card.

The envelope was made in a similar manner and with similar colors as the card. The only difference was in the pan and the heart of the sentiment. Again, I stamped the pan and the sentiment with the Twilight VersaFine Clair and even went over the sentiment with more of the Stardust pen. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in Light Brown and Oatmeal to directly on the stamp and to color in the lakes and my red Zig marker to color in the heart of the sentiment. 

I liked the card so well, and since I need quite a few Hanukkah cards, I made a second version of this card made in basically the same manner. 

The only real difference was the blue card base and the fact that I used more Washi tape instead of more alcohol-inked Yupo paper behind the rectangular sentiment.

Thanks for reading!






  1. What fabulous cards. I love the touches of glimmer and shine and that "love you a latke" just made me smile! So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  2. What beautiful cards! I love the sparkly Washi and alcohol inked strips. There are so many awesome little details...like the Gelly Roll Stardust accent on the Menorah. One of my favorite things is the envelopes. You just can't help but smile at "I Love You a Latke"! Thank you for playing in my sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Awesome cards! Very creative. Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week!


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