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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Hanukkah

Good morning!

It's time for another challenge over at Tuesday Alchemy today!  Challenge 44 is Anything Goes, and there's a fab prize at stake - 4 free digital images from Sassy Studio Designs.  So head on over there and join the challenge!

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I am in need of a couple of Hanukkah cards this year, so here is my first one.  It's CAS (Clean And Simple), but there is still detail and embellishment, two features that I insist on having on my cards, even if only in small doses.  (I just don't know how to leave a plain white piece of CS alone.)

I dry embossed the first layer with an SU embossing folder, Vintage Wallpaper.

The greeting was stamped onto Whisper White, using the SB Grommet Tags die.  I cut another tag from the navy blue CS, cut it in half lengthwise and "shadowed" the white layer by adhering the navy offset from the white just a little bit.  I added a bit of silver ribbon instead of using grommets.

I heat embossed the menorah using SU silver ef, then I cut it out with a circle die and cut another circle (in white) 1/8" larger, also using a circle die.  I inked the edges of the white circle with navy ink so that it would show up against the white background and popped the whole thing up on dimensionals.

And that, dear friends, is that.  Some occasions call for simple and elegant.  Thank you for joining me today, and don't forget to join Tuesday Alchemy's challenge this week!

Happy Crafting!


Stamp: Jewish Celebrations (SU)
Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White (SU), Nautical Dark Blue (Flourishes)
Accessories:  SU silver ep, SB Grommet Tags die, metallic silver ribbon, Dienamics Circle Stax One and Two, SU Vintage Wallpaper ef.

Challenges Entered:

Really Reasonable Ribbon #61 - White on White plus one Additional Color
Charisma Cardz Challenge #48 - Christmas!!
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 184 - Christmas
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 77 - I Love Christmas
3 Girl JAM Challenge #8 - Christmas Inspirations
Frosted Designs 2nd Day of Christmas - 2 stamps
Drunken Stampers #109 - For the Boys (this card will be going to my former boss - hopefully he won't see this blog before he gets it!)
Love To Create #45 - Anything Goes


Mum of 4 said...

Beautiful, just beautiful, Shea! I love blue and white on cards. So striking with the silver added too. TFS!!!

Cat's sCrap said...

Absolutely magnificent ! Soft and elegant card. Fantastic embossing. Bravo ! Great job !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Michaela said...

Beautiful Hanukkah card! Love your focal point and the embossing is gorgeous too!
Michaela xx

*Vicki* said...

Such a stunning Hanukkah creation!! Love the bright silver and layout! Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Jenni said...

Fabulous card, love the blue and silver combination! Thanks so much for playing along with the Charisma girls this week, hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Jenni x

mandy said...

Beautiful card Hun love the color scheme :)

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz

Hugs Mandy xxx

Amanda Phillips said...

This is so beautiful, Thank you for sharing with us over at Love to Create Challenges.
Amanda LTCDT

Donna said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along with the "For the Boys" challenge this week at Drunken Stampers!

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Sheryl said...

This is simply stunning! I love the pretty embossing! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our, "I love Christmas" challenge!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Cheri said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the white embossing. Thanks so much for sharing it in the 3 Girl JAM Christmas Inspirations challenge.

Cheri - 3 Girl JAM DT

Mei said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

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mixamatoasties said...

Simply beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Love to Create this week.


3 Girl JAM said...

This is such a lovely card. You did a fabulous job. Thanks for linking up with 3 Girl JAM.


Carol Theng said...

pretty card. love the embossed menorah. thks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs.

Kimie said...

This is a gorgeous card my friend! Great job on the embossing. I am way overdue for a visit to Glitter and Bonbons. :) You know where I have been though. Sure have missed seeing your wonderful creations.

Jessica S said...

Stunning card. Love the embossed Menorah and fabulous embossed white card stock. Thanks so much for linking up to our Christmas Challenge at 3 Girl JAM. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
Jessica B.
3GJ DT Member

jessica said...

Such a beautiful CAS card!
Thanks for sharing with us over at the 3 Girl Jam Challenge Blog! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!