06 August 2017

Chanukah - Winter holiday card with embossing and die cuts

December 12 will start Chanukah in 2017. It's the festival of lights, a celebration commemorating a miracle of the temple lights remaining lit for 8 days on the oil for 1 night for the re-dedication of the temple.

This card uses stamps and a die from Impression Obsession with embossing.


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Putting It Together

I got the menorah die, hoping to add a few Chanukah cards to my collection. After I got the flourishes background stamp, the idea for this card started rumbling in my head. 

I trimmed a panel of blue and used removable adhesive to anchor it in my Misti. I used the powder tool over the whole panel before stamping.

I stamped the background stamp with VersaMark and then added silver embossing powder. I then heat set the embossing powder with a heat tool.

I die cut the menorah from gold foiled cardstock and dry fit it on the background.

Using the blender tool, I added Distress ink Chipped Sapphire to the edges of the panel.

I dry fit the menorah on the panel and like the depth the edging gives.

For the inside, I decided to use the background stamp on the sides. To do so, I had to mask the areas I didn't want stamped.

I stamped the inside with light blue and then silver over the blue.

I trimmed foam mounting tape to fit on the back of the menorah to give it dimension on the card.

I die cut the flames from orange fun foam and anchored them on a scrap of cardstock with removable adhesive.

I squished the VersaMark pad over the foam flames and added red sparkly embossing powder. The scrap paper made it easy to heat set the embossing on the tiny pieces.

I put the menorah and flames in place on the card.

I stamped the sentiment in dark blue to match the feel of the card. The sentiment comes from an Autumn set but has been wonderfully versatile on many different cards.


Impression Obsession: Christmas in July
Crafty Friends: Christmas in July
Addicted to Stamps and More: Holiday
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra: Anything Goes


  1. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at crafty friends, xxxx

  2. Absolutely stunning! The colors are wonderful and I love the rich background! Thanks for joining us at the ATSM challenges. Hope to see you again in our gallery soon. All the very best! Nandini, DT

  3. What a gorgeous card and I love the dimension on the candle flames. So great that you decorated the inside too. Just lovely.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.

  4. Hello
    It’s lovely to see you have joined in the ‘Christmas in July’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog with another one of your beautiful cards... Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again very soon.

    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  5. Beautiful embossing!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra!
    DT for CHNC Extra!
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