Sunday, December 22, 2019


Tonight we light the first candle for Hanukkah.
We will do so for 8 days: every day one candle more.
But there are 9......?
Number 9 is the helper candle. This one lights the other candles.
You want to know more about this Jewish Holiday?
Take a look HERE.
This first card is made with rubber stamps by

For the background I  stamped the dreidel in versamark
and clear embossingpowder. Next I colored the paper with
broken china distress oxide ink and stamped the Hebrew letters.
This is called a resist technique.

The image and sentiment are embossed with black embossing
powder and colored a little with a blue marker.

For the second card I used a combination of the 
Zum Gali Gali window/ dreidel stamp, Tim Holtz stencils
and the Stampin Up sentiment.No special technique here.
And this card is made with only Tim Holtz stencils
and a Stampin Up sentiment. 
Every year I hope that Tim will have something
I can use for Hanukkah, like a candle, or a 
6 pointed star or at least Happy Hanukkah.
Not that i have not asked him...but no result so far :-(

I made the candles out of the stencil THS102
by covering it with post-it notes.

The stars are first done with markers and stencil
Falling stars THS 115   and then with fossilized amber and
a blending tool to make the stars glitter.

The background is done with the 
latticework THS 019 and vintage
oxide ink.

Thank you so much for looking
and have a wonderful Hanukkah!


Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card designs. Fantastic Hanakuh cards and great colors.

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous cards - Happy Hanukkah to you and yours Hetty

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Wishing you LOTS of Light for you and your family Hetty, I love your special cards.
Faith x

Fikreta said...

wonderful cards!
🎅🎄 Happy Holidays! ⛄❄

Laura said...

Hetty, Just love these 2019 Hanukkah cards. They are all so cool! Love how you used Tim's stencils to create candles...You are so creative to think of that! Love the color combos too. Each card is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! hugs, Laura