I’d like to make a Hanukkah card for my colleague but I’m totally stuck for a design. What would you suggest? Jill Venton, Plymouth
Becky: What a lovely thought! I’m sure your colleague will really appreciate the fact you have taken time to help her celebrate with a handmade card. I loved the theme of the menorah candle and looking at some images realised I could create a modern version using nesting circle dies. Simply die cut concentric circles, cut in half and arrange as the arms of the candle stick. Add a simple hand-cut triangle in the centre as the stand. Place on a simple layered background using everyday papers – I have chosen First Edition Sweet Nothing papers (available to purchase for £16 from www.hobbycraft.co.uk). I particularly love the spotted paper, which resembles a starry night sky. Die cut your greeting in a bold font and decorate with some adhesive stones, gems or pearls.
Becky’s die-cut menorah candle looks really pretty with the pastel stones