Thursday, December 4, 2014

SCACD Holiday Inspiration Day

Greetings! I'm really thrilled to be participating in today's SCACD Holiday Inspiration Day! SCACD's design team has been joined by some terrific crafters to showcase SCACD's Digital Stamps!

Once you've seen my project, please visit SCACD's Hearts and Hugs Blog to see who is participating and to find all the links. I know you'll want to visit all of our blogs to be inspired.

So, without further ado, here's my card, which uses Kathi's Menorah!

The observant among you will notice that this beautiful digi stamp, Kathi's Menorah, is named for me! Isn't that exciting? I'm famous! In fact, I'm a legend in my own mind. *grin*

What's more, there's a second version of the stamp bearing my name. It's Kathi's Menorah, Unlit and this version was a special request from me. The set features the same gorgeous Menorah, but the Menorah doesn't have candles inserted in it. The candles come separately, in both lit and unlit versions, so that the amount of candles can be added to the Menorah to reflect which night you're celebrating! Is that cool or what? I'll be sharing a project using this set next week, so be sure to come back and take a peek!

Anyway, Kathi's Menorah was resized in PhotoElements, printed out onto Neenah cardstock, then colored with Copic  (the Menorah and the flames) and Shinhan Touch Twin (candles, Star of David, and ground) markers.

The image panel was matted with gold metallic cardstock. Blue glitter cardstock was embossed with a Cuttlebug swirly embossing folder to echo the swirls on Kathi's Menorah. The raised swirls were lightly sponged with Golden Glitz Delicata ink, then this piece was matted with gold metallic cardstock. Since it's kind of obvious that this is a Chanukah card, I didn't add a sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today and remember to pop by SCACD's Hearts and Hugs Blog so that you can find even more great holiday inspiration featuring SCACD's awesome Digital Stamps!!!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenges: Anything Goes with a Twist/Embossing
Crafty Creations Challenges: Embossing
Crafting for all Seasons Challenges: 'Tis the Season


  1. What a gorgeous Menorah, Kathi! Love that it comes with the separate candles as well to add throughout the holiday week. Beautifully elegant card in the traditional blue and gold and the glint of metallic on embossing is fabulous. xxD

  2. Another fabulous piece, Kathi. Love the elegant simplicity of your creation. That's so awesome to have a special stamp named after you. I always have thought your art is legendary.


  3. Beautiful Kathi. The addition of the texture on the back panel really sets the image off even more.

  4. You have always been famous hee hee :) Classic elegance and cool <3

  5. Very pretty, the blues are so beautiful. Love the embossing folder. Your coloring is nicely done and the flames are perfect. I love the you grounded your image and do not have it floating in the air.
    Hugs, Patricia

  6. Beautiful, the colors make it very classy.

  7. Well, I think it's only fitting that there is a set of stamps named for you!!! After all, you are one of a kind. (OK, running away now...) ;^)
    Seriously, this is really a stunning card! You have colored it beautifully! Love the fabulous embossing behind your Menorah, and the glitter papers! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. Gorgeous kathi and fantastic that the image is named for you!!

  9. Very pretty! Great idea for a stamp too!