I’d like to send a card for Hanukkah, can you rec­om­mend a stamp set, please?

Honor Earle, Ley­land

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Crafter’s Q & A -

Dorothy says:

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.

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