Hello again. I have been busy on the blog this week. These cards were commissioned by the lovely lady at my post office. She asked me to make 4 Diwali cards for her so obviously there are 2 more to come....
For the background i used an A4 piece of card. I stamped the alliums from Claritystamp and circle cluster from Designs by Ryn in versamark and clear embossed. i felt that these stamps could easily double up for fireworks, hence the link with Diwali that is the festival of light.
Then I inked it all over with warm distress inks. I then sprayed with a vintage green cosmic sheer spray as green is the colour in Hinduism. I finished background off with biscotti perfect pearls shimmer mist.
I cut a 15x15 cm piece and covered my base card. Then I stamped sentiment from the Claritystamp word chains and embossed in gold. Obviously Diwali involved a lot of masking using 4 different stamps. This card was then finished off with some gems fo extra sparkle.
The second card was made with a left over piece of same background.
I cut a strip of red card and covered it with cosmic shimmer vintage green pva glue to mimic pearls. To disguise the join a little I put double sided tape over it and used gilding flakes over it.
Then i cut a strip of white vellum and using the Letterbox set from Claritystamp I stamped sentiment in versamark and embossed in brown tinsel. Then i went aound edges with versamark and embossed in blue tinsel. I stuck it across card along outer edges.
Lastly I went around all edges of card with versamark and embossed with gold.
I do hope you like my offerings. The lady sure did!
I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:
Sunday stamper - faux techniques (faux fireworks)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday challenge - anything goes with a twist: use flowers (alliums)
TTCRD - anything goes