Thursday, November 28, 2013

Eight Happy Nights

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap this year, isn't it? In honor of the start of Hanukkah, I have a fun Hanukkah design to share, inspired by the current CAS-ual Fridays "create with 8" challenge to use 8 of something on your design.

Happy Hanukkah-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from CAS-ual Fridays
In my case, the 8 is 8 gold sequins, representing the gold gelt, or chocolate coins, used when playing the traditional dreidel game. I scattered the different sized sequins around a dreidel from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 8 Happy Nights set. To get a woodgrain like look, I stamped the image on kraft cardstock using brown pigment ink, then used an ink blending tool and some distress inks over the stamped image.

The set’s “Happy Hanukkah” image is heat embossed next to the dreidel using gold embossing powder. I’d usually use silver with blue, but with all of the gold sequin gelt, gold was the obvious choice here. I added a strip of gold paper underneath the stamped panel and adhered it to a light blue panel. A piece of a white doily is tucked underneath the bottom edge of the gold strip to add a soft element to the design.

Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah and Thanksgiving tonight like I am, or just Thanksgiving, I want to wish you and your family a very happy holiday. I’m so thankful that you stop by to visit me at Inking Aloud!

Materials Used:
8 Happy Nights stamp set (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps); Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa ink, Delicata gold ink (Tsukineko); Tea Dye distress ink, gold embossing powder (Ranger); Bashful Blue and Night of Navy cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); gold paper (Target); gold sequins (Michaels); white paper doily; foam tape


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  2. Happy Hanukkah, Lori !!! :))
    I can't really even believe that it's so early that you are celebrating Thanksgiving at the same time!! :))
    :)) Hope it was a wonderful day of fun with family & friends!! Xo
    This card is fabulous -- love the gelt !

  3. Beautiful card, Lori!
    Thank you for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays
    Sylvia xx

  4. This is very pretty! Love the sequins! Thanks so much for joining us over at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  5. Wonderfully symbolic use of the 8 gold sequins! Great card. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!


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