Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Deepavali Wishes

Deepavali or Diwali as it is commonly known is the Festival of Lights. "Deepawali" (also transliterated as "deepaawaLi") literally means a row of lamps (Sanskrit "deepa" = lamp and "aawaLi" = row, line). This is a festival where friends and family get together, have good food and enjoy time with each other. Back home in India, we would also put "Rangoli" - intricrate doodle designs in front of the house, light lamps, wear new outfits and have fun :)

Here at home in Texas, we lit a lot of lamps and have good food and in spirit of Deepavali, I created this card.

I had this Basic Grey Paper that was so suited for this and this Paisely stamp that I have been dying to use. Paisley is also something that is often used in lot of Indian dresses and designs. I printed the words "Happy Diwali" using MS word and then punched it out using SU Word Window punch. Used the scalloped Nestabilities as background for the paisley stamp. Just a simple card, but I liked how it turned out.

BasicGrey - Collection Pack - Phoebe, PTI Card Stock (PTI Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream), Square Scallop Nestabilities, SU Word Window Punch, Offray Ribbon.

No comments: