Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Apples for the Jewish New Year

Hello Stampers!

Hetty here with two card ideas for the Jewish New Year.
For both cards I used the "color-sandwich"- technique
from newsletter June/July 2011

If you want to know more about the Jewish New Year and its symbols
please go HERE for further reading.
One of the symbols you see on many of the Jewish cards is an apple.
We eat a sweet apple with honey to wish each other a very sweet year.

This weekend I was at the StempelMekka in Hagen, Germany. A big stamp show
and I met Judy from Judikins and found she had this sweet apple I just had to have
for my New Year cards. 
The color sandwich technique was perfect for the card I wanted to make.
The apple is from their new  Posh Impressions range of stamps
and I already had the bee. So this was a great combination.
I added some glossy accent to the apples to make it look like
the honey drops of the aplles.
The Hebrew sentiment translates to: A happy and prosperous year
and is embossed with gold embossing powder. 
For the second card I used an image by Create with TLC
and the apple by Judikins. The are hjust beautiful together.
You might wonder about the numeber on the apples: 5772.
Well, that is the numeral  of the new Jewish Year. 
For the inside of my cards I used this fun stamp
that is  from Zum Gali Gali.

Have a creative day!

Splash and Stick by Judy Jackson

Good day from Judy Jackson! We have been enjoying sunshine in our area -- which is a very welcome relief from all the rain and flooding we had last week. In our area, it was better than it was over in Lancaster county and north of us in Pennsylvania. We had 12 inches of rain in just about 2 days and that is just too much. Other days last week, it drizzled and rained off and on.

Last Saturday I was able to go the ScrapStampArt rubber stamp convention in Westminster, MD. I enjoy that stamp show because they have different vendors than the Heirloom show. Heirloom will be in my town in October -- and alas I won't be there.

At the booth for the Outlines company I discovered that they had a special on their Outline stickers. I immediately remembered the Splash and Stick technique from August 2010! I bought 3 sheets of stickers which were very different from each other. This is a very cool technique with interesting results! You will see more cards using this technique!

I used the card sketch from Techno Stamper by Mary Jo Price Williams. I don't always use the sketch but today I did. I used my own cloud stencil to sponge the clouds behind the giraffe. The Get Well Wishes stamp is the only stamp on the card and it is from Stampin' Up.

Have a great day!