It’s day 2 into our sneak peeks for the new CAS-ual Fridays release! Today is all about Hanukkah, or the festival of light. Now, I have to admit I don’t know the slightest thing about that tradition – my parents and I celebrate a very secular christmas, meaning that we simply get together, enjoy great food, and each others company. So I did some Wikipedia and Google research, and learned about the meaning of the lights.
The Festival Of Lights stamp set is perfect for Hanukkah cards and you even get a matching die set which allows you to cut the letters necessary to spell Hanukkah out and you also get a little drop shaped die for the lights.
I wanted to keep it very simply and so I decided to stamp the greeting in silver pigment ink and the lights with gold pigment ink. Since the sentiment is the main focal image of my card, I decided to use my Letterpress again as a stamp positioning tool. This allows me to ink up the motif several times and stamp it several times – but all in the exact same spot. That allows me to get create coverage even if the first impression isn’t great.
Since I wanted some more interest to the card, I poked two holes into the card front and then threaded silver twine through, numerous times. Now, I would love to tell you that I have the mad skillz necessary to create the beautiful bow in the center from the left over twine, but let’s be honest: I tried for five minutes and kept failing. So I cut some more twine, looped it into a mess, and then used a third piece of twine to tie a knot in the middle of the big loop. That makes it look like a now. Brilliant, ain’t it?
I hope you enjoyed the card and I’ll see you again tomorrow for more peeks! If you want to see the full stamp set and more samples, head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog today!