Yes, there are many different ways to spell Chanukkah. That's because it's the transliteration (spelled like it sounds) of a Hebrew word, and it's possible to spell it many different ways in English. It's all the same thing, though.
So this year I'm way ahead of the game with my holiday cards. I even added several people to my Christmas list, and I still had more cards made than I needed. See how nice it is to make cards one at a time, all year long? I went through my list, and chose a card from my pile that I thought suited the recipient. For example: some might not appreciate the snark, and I did have a few of those in my stack.
I think sending cards to fellow card-makers is the toughest part. It makes me very self-conscious, especially if the recipient is really, really good, and my card is meh, and crooked. But you know what I've learned? People don't want you to make cards that you know they would like. Nope. People want a card that screams YOU! That way you are giving them a piece of you, and that's what this is all about, right?
So, Christmas cards ... check.
Time to make my Chanukkah cards. I've spent a few days on this, and may I just say that I'm so very glad I buy Neenah Solar White card stock by the ream? Yeah, I made 16 card fronts, and was about 3/4 of the way done when I ditched my idea and started over. I did!
You see, the card I made was very much like last year's card, and the more I worked on them, and the more boo-boos and ink smudges I made, the less I liked them. So yeah, I started over.
I shockingly went very CAS, too. Here's my card:
See? So. Much. White. But I'm good with it. I CAN DO THIS! And yes, I DID color all of them. My blending skills still need work, but I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I decided not to add any silver to the colored image, and instead ran some thin silver foil washi tape down the sides of the card base before I stuck on my white panel.
I've also addressed all of my envelopes, and stuck each person's card into their envelope. Now I just need to write them. Guess what I'll be doing this weekend. :)
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