Sunday, September 30, 2018

Simchat Torah

After 7 days of Sukkot and sitting in the Succah (booth)
There is a rather happy festival to end it.
This is called Simchat Torah, when we celebrate
the conclusion - and the resart - of the annual Torah
reading cycle. It is also a fun holiday for children.
There is dancing and singing with the Torah
and all the children get lots of candy ( meaning
that learning from the Torah is as sweet as candy).

Picture of me and my mom in my brother's Succah.

I made this card with stamps from:
Zum gali gali (children and sentiment) and
Stampin'Up! (totah scroll in the back).

The background of the card starts with a few
blue distress oxide inks on my kraft sheet.
Then with one of the lighter blues the children
where stamped in the background.

When all was dry the Torah scroll was
stamped in versafine black ink.
The children were stamped on a seperate 
piece of paper in blue and embossed with
clear embossing powder. After cutting out
added with foam tape to the background.
A ribbon, a sentiment and some silver dots
finished the card.
A piece of left over strip from the background 
I used to decorate the inside.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!


3 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Hetty, what a lovely post! Thanks for sharing the details of your festivities. While I am not Jewish, I had a good friend who I worked with who was and she invited me and my children (young at the time) to see their Succah during Sukkot. I will never forget that experience! So beautiful and rich in tradition. I hope you enjoyed time with your family...the photos and the card are both beautiful! I hope all is well with you...take good care! Judy

Maxine D said...

Oh Hetty, how blessed you are to have your mother still with you! That Succah looks fairly well constructed!! :) I love your card - have cleverly you have made it with the smooshed and stamped background.
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

SO good seeing your Mum, it's wonderful you can still enjoy each other. Your information on the celebration is so well explained, thank you and your card is just perfect.
Faith
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