I’d like to send a card for Hanukkah, can you recommend a stamp set, please?
Honor Earle, Leyland
Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Light, is celebrated at a different time each year but it is usually in November or December and often coincides with Christmas. Popular symbols for Hanukkah include the menorah candlestick and the Star of David, and this stamp set from Hero Arts includes six different stars as well as several greetings. There is a companion die-cut set too but I chose to simply stamp the motifs directly onto paper. Deep blue is the traditional colour for Hanukkah but I have chosen a slightly softer colour scheme to create a wintry look – ideal for our chilly winter weather! The Winter Bauble papers from Wild Rose Studio are layered onto a 150x150mm base that has had half the front panel cut away. Stamp half the main greeting using VersaMark ink on the front flap and emboss in silver. Mark the centre line and top edge of the greeting with a pencil and stamp the whole work in the inside so that it matches up with ‘Hanu’. Stamp stars in silver and a mixed white/silver embossing powder then create a square panel to attach halfway over the front flap. Finish with a small greeting panel. The stamp set is available from Seven Hills Crafts and other Hero Arts stockists.