Hanukkah begins on Sunday, December 6th, at sundown and is observed by the kindling of lights. The nine branch menorah has eight lights to represent the 8 days and one additional light, called a shamash (in the center) which will light the other candles. Other festivities included playing dreidel and making latkes, which is a favorite with my family…especially with homemade apple sauce!
This card, using Els Van de Burgt Studio Candles (#732) sets on top of my Garden Notes Poinsettia (#1090) with White Pine Boughs (#1091). Both are done in my technique to hand color with Copic Markers and/or shade with PanPastels Set 2/Bright Yellow Green Shade, then emboss using VersaMark and Ranger’s Super Fine Detail embossing powder in clear.
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I trimmed 100lb white card stock to an A6 size card (6 1/4″ x 4 1/2″) and the second layer (6″ x 4 1/4″) in ECD’s Soft-finish 100lb card stock. I created a diagonal pattern using ECD’s 6mm & 3mm clear double-sided tape, then I applied Silk Microfine Glitter in Royal Blue (#623) on the 6mm strips and Silver (#603) on the 3mm strips. Assemble card and add Peel Offs (#1016) in Silver around the edges.
I die cut the 9 candles, using just the plain candle, with ECD’s Clear Double-Sided Adhesive on top of the 85lb Soft-finish card stock so I could hand color them after applying Silk Microfine Glitter in Warm Diamond (#640). I used Beacon’s Kid’s Choice glue to adhere them to the top of my card.
I die cut Garden Notes Poinsettia (#1090) in 85lb Soft-finish card stock, coloring the bottom leaves with Copic Markers in G99, YG97, and YG95. The remaining leaves were left white, except I shaded the stem end with PanPastel Set 2 Bright Yellow Green Shade. Next, I applied VersaMark on all the leaves and embossed with the Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Once they were set, I add stem lines, using my Leaf Tool on the wrong-side of the leaf, then, bend it up on the right side and applied the PanPastel shade to it. Finally, I add vein lines. Assemble the Poinsettia directly on the card below the candles.
To complete the base of the “menorah,” I used my White Pine Boughs (#1091) die cut in 85lb Soft-Finish card stock and hand colored with Copic Markers G28, G85, and YG95. These boughs were also embossed as above.
I added a few Flourishes (&Branches #1034) die cut in a silver metallic origami paper and set in place under the pine boughs.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Susan’s Garden Club
Els van de Burgt Studio
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Beacon’s Kid’s Choice Glue
Prisma Color Grey Shade pen
Silver Metallic Origami Paper