Lots Of Diwali Cards

In just about 10 days is the biggest Hindu festival of the year - Diwali - the festival of lights....and this year I got a couple of CrafTangles stamp sets and a stencil and created quite a few Diwali cards...I remember making Diwali cards as a young girl by simply drawing and colouring a large Diya (earthen oil lamp) or a few small ones on the card front...my drawing was never good and thankfully we can get stamps designed by talented artists these days....

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For my first card,I stamped and coloured in this very beautiful Lord Ganesha image using Spectrum Noir markers and cut it out and started to create the card front...I used the Concord & 9th sunshine turnabout stamp and Distress Oxide inks to create the background...the shades of inks I have used are wilted violet,picked raspberry,seedless preserves and work lipstick...I also stamped the sentiment using black ink..

I die cut a frame from purple shimmer cardstock using pierced rectangle die and then adhered this as well as the Ganesha image to my card front and my card was ready... 

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I used a stencil to create my second card...but first I created the background on a white panel using Distress Oxide imks - fossilized amber and candied apple...I sprinkled a bit of water for effect and once dry,I stamped the sentiment using watermark ink and heat embossed it using some gold embossing powder...

I then placed the stencil on my front panel and used some Nuvo Indian Gold mousse to print the pattern onto my card..Once dry,I adhered this panel to a Kraft card base and adhered a few gold sequins to embellish it...

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Now this third card is what reminded me of the Diwali cards I used to make as a little girl...I never thought I would be making a better version of them some day..ha ha..

I started by repeat stamping the oil lamps at the base of a white panel using vintage photo Distress Oxide ink which I quickly heat embossed using some clear embossing powder...I partially coloured in the lamps and then applied some squeezed lemonade Distress Ink at the top of the panel...

Using some gold foil cardstock and Altenew inline alpha dies,I die cut the word Diwali and stamped the word happy on a small gold banner and adhered these on the panel....I also adhered some yellow and brown sequins before adhering this panel to a Kraft card base...and as a final touch,I added a bit of glossy accents on the flames of the oil lamps...

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I decided to make another card using the same oil lamp stamp and started by I  sponging some seedless preserves Distress Oxide ink around the edges of a white front panel...I also sprinkled some water for effect...

I stamped the oil lamp and a large Diwali sentiment stamp with some onyx black Versafine ink and heat embossed them with some clear embossing powder..I coloured in the oil lamp and the fairy lights and added some pink star sequins to embellish my card....

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In the Craftangle Happy Diwali stamp set,there are two mandala/rangoli stamps which are really beautiful...so I used one of them to repeat stamp and create this somewhat modern card...I used salty ocean Distress Oxide ink for repeat stamping on the front panel and adhered it to a white card base...

Using some deep blue shimmer paper and mft alphabet dies,I die cut the word Diwali and then layered them with some blue craft foam die cut underneath before adhering them onto the card front...I stamped the word happy on a small white label and placed it above the die cut word...and finally I added a few tiny blue sequins to embellish my card...

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Now my final card is very similar to my second card,but I wanted to see how my design would look in a bit bright colours and with the sentiment stamped in black...

I started by sponging in some candies apple and wild honey Distress Inks on the front panel and splattered a bit of water on it...I stamped the sentiment  at the top of the panel using black pigmenty ink and clear embossed it...I used a different image of Lord Ganesha from the stencil(it has 4 images) and used Nuvo Indian Gold mousse to print the image...once dry,I adhered this card to a Kraft cardstock card base...

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I had clicked two pictures of each card and since it would be a bit too much for everyone to go through,so I made this slideshow of the rest of the pictures...


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I'm sure you can tell how much fun I've had making these cards...Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today...Hope you will have a happy and crafty day ahead...and if you celebrate Diwali,then I wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali and a prosperous year ahead..!!
Pri