Friday, October 26, 2012

Diwali Cards

2nd Post of the day. Please scroll down or click here to see the Appreciate You post.

Diwali is the Festival of Lights celebrated through India. The festival is celebrated by lighting lamps all around and outside the homes and with plethora of sweet and savory dishes. I love this festival as it feels so bright to be sorrounded by lights and where families & friends get together and have a good time. So, when I saw that a few Indian stampers had joined together for a Diwali blog hop, I had to create a few cards. You can start the blog hop at Chaitali's blog (She even has some Silhouette cut files for you) and get all the details there.

Warning - Picture Heavy Post as I ended up creating three cards :)

1) I used the PDCC 155 colors (mint, gold and leather) for this card. I also used Retro Sketches #34

The lamp (diya) image is from - a free clip art. I printed it and colored it with copics. The sentiment is in Samarkan Font.

Here are PDCC Challenge panel and Retro Sketch,

2) I did this second card again using PDCC 155 colors (mint, gold and leather) and this time I used the CASE this sketch #3 for this card.

I used the same lamp clip art and sentiment. :) Just a variation in the sketch. I used gold bling for the gold color.

Here is the CASE Sketch #3,

3) Last but not the least, I used Lawn Fawn's Lunar Lights stamp set to create this card. During Diwali we hang these lanterns in our homes and you get the most amazing and beautiful lanterns and this stamp set reminds me of those lanterns. I paper pierced the lanterns in bright patterned papers and kept it simple.

Thanks for Stopping by,
Stamp - Lawn Fawn Lunar Lights
Paper - PTI Enchanted Eventing and White CS, PTI Aqua Mist and Dark Chocolate Patterned Paper, Bo Bunny Patterned Papers, GKD Mint Card Stock, Gold Glittered Paper from Hobby Lobby
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Gem Stones, Circle Punches, PTI Scallop Border Die


sanketi said...

Lovely cards Banu!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Wonderful colors! Love the polka dot paper!!! So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

~amy~ said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Rachel W K said...

all are beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k

Carol Gary said...

Very pretty cards. What a wonderful tradition!

Viji Siddharth said...

Very pretty card!

Julie Day said...

Lovely cards, love the occasion :)Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Amy said...

Beautiful cards, Banu! I love the font you used on the first two!

Laurie said...

Beautiful cards! These are adorable! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

Jen A said...

Oh..these cards are lovely! My favorite is the first one. Love the colors and just a touch of sparkle!

Chaitali Narla said...

I found this post purely by chance today! Those are some gorgeous Diwali cards!! I know this is REALLY late but thanks so much for joining in the Diwali bloghop. Will surely invite you to join in for this year's bloghop!!