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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

happy diwali...


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




11 comments:

  1. Love the way you combine your stamps together ....not many folks do that and they do work so well together xxxx LOVE the colours also xxxx

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  2. thanks Bernie. i do love to mix and match xx

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  3. Beautiful collection of joyful cards.
    Big hugs Anja

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  4. Lovely commissions. I bet she was so pleased with her new cards :)

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  5. Beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 58 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  6. Great colors! Love the accents. Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

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  7. Cute card, love the fireworks.... sorry I am so late visiting your entry... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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