Scrappy Happy Hanukkah
Hello friends! Today's card was inspired by a few challenges: Crazy 4 Challenges #606, Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper October challenge (using patterned paper), and Stinkin' Inkers October Challenge-Scrap Happy (use scraps on your project).
Paper: Patterned Paper in my stash, smooth white cardstock, watercolor paper, gold foil paper from the Pastel Foil Cardstock Paper pack
Stencil: Holiday stencil in my stash (featuring six-sided stars and circles on wavy lines)
Spray: Technique Junkies' Miami Vice Shimmering Bliss
Sequins: Catherine Pooler's Vegas, Baby!
Sparky white washi tape
To make this card, I started by making the background panel for the card by spraying a piece of smooth white cardstock with Miami Vice Shimmering Bliss spray through a holiday stencil and putting it aside to dry. I pulled out several scraps of patterned papers in my stash and started cutting them to match the sketch. Once the background panel dried, I added gray and blue/gold foil paper as the flags? on the top of the sketch and strips of blue, dark blue and gray strips along the bottom. I cut the whole thing out with the second-largest stitched rectangular die from Gina K's Master Layout 2 set. Once it came out, I realized that I need to clean my die cutting plates! Some of the gray paper had some discoloration on them after being die cut, so I fixed the problem by adding some sparkly white washi tape over them. I then decided to also add some of the same tape along the bottom part of the sketch. I then took a piece of gold foil paper and cut it with the largest matte layer from the Gina K set and then glued the two layers together and set them aside to dry.
Next, I turned to the Menorah. I stamped the base with Warm Breeze VersaFine Claire (just because it was close at hand) and then heat embossed it with the Wow! Metallic Gold Sparkle powder. Next, I stamped the candles with Prize Ribbon Distress Ink and embossed them with the Vintage Pearl (I was hoping that we would see the ink through the embossing powder, but I like how it turned out). Finally, I stamped the flames with Shea Butter Catherine Pooler ink and heat embossed with Holographic embossing powder. I then die cut the whole thing as well as 4 layers of light blue patterned paper and glued them all together for dimension. I then stamped the Star of David with more of the Prize Ribbon and heat embossed with more of the Holographic powder. This was also die cut. I added Instant Dimension tape behind the Star of David and attached it to the Menorah. After the glue dried, I attached the whole thing to the card panel.
The word happy was created with the Get the Word Out-Happy stamp and die. I used Shea Butter ink (again because it was closest) and heat embossed with more of the Vintage Pearl powder and then die cut out the sentiment.This was attached with more of the Instant Dimension tape. The Hanukkah sentiment was already made from a previous card (using the On Repeat-Hanukkah stamp and On Repeat die set and more of the Prize Ribbon ink. I added the strip with more of the dimensional tape.
To finish the card, I glued sequins from Catherine Pooler's Vegas, Baby! sequin mix and then glued the whole thing to a white A2-sized top-folding card base.
Thanks for reading!