I'm not Jewish. I've never actually bought a Hanukkah stamp before, even though I do have acquaintances who are Jewish to whom I could give a card. That would mean, by the way, that I would actually have to give a card away. Something I have a hard time doing, as the boxes and boxes in my stamp room attest!
However, I found the stamp in this year's Holiday catalog to be really, well, GOJUS and quite irresistible! And I thought if I were to buy a Hanukkah stamp and make cards to sell in my Etsy store, why not get this one? I'm glad I did!
This year Hanukkah is from December 16th through December 24th. So I needed to use this beautiful stamp if I wanted to have a chance to sell any cards I made with it before it was time to send them.
First, I googled Hanukkah cards because I wanted to make sure I didn't use the wrong colors. For some reason, I had it in my head that the only acceptable colors are bright blue and white. Boy, was I wrong! Hanukkah cards can be made in more color combinations than that, but some kind of blue is usually a good idea, and silver is also a good idea. I wanted an elegant background paper, so I chose something from the All is Calm DSP that seemed to go and got busy.
GOJUS!!! (YILM!) Of all the ideas I had for this set, using a sponge dauber to add a candle flame was the first one I wanted to try. I love the way it turned out! More looks:
For the inside, I turned to a set that retired long ago called Many Merry Messages. This stamp is suitable for both Christmas and Hanukkah so it was the perfect stamp to use on the inside:
As usual, you can buy everything or anything I used to make this card, just by clicking on the links below:
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And you can buy this card on Etsy!