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


  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

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

  3. Beautiful collection of joyful cards.
    Big hugs Anja

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

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

  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

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