Hi Friends :)
The weekend is here :) woo hoo!! The weather here is really quite stifling, being very hot and humid so we will all stay indoors and since I am still recovering from the flu, no plans. What about you? Anything exciting happening with you? I'm sorry I haven't been posting too often on the blog in the past couple of weeks, not being well really doesn't agree with me. Hopefully, another week and the bug will be gone for good (fingers crossed).
I'd like to share a Clean and Simple Card I made a few days back but did not share online. This is 5 by 7 inches in size and is a festival card for Diwali. It is the festival of lights here in India and is one of the biggest events in our year since it is the time for family, food, shopping and gifts. The elephant image you see here is of our god, Lord Ganesha. He is the bringer of good luck and Hindus worship him to bring prosperity and happiness at the beginning of anything like buying a new house or car etc.
Here is a photo of the card:
1. Die cut white cardstock using the oval die and then using a round blending tool and foams, sponged distress oxide around the edges of the die cut to get an ombre look. (Tip: Use a light touch and use circular motions)
2. Taped down the oval die cut with some micropore tape/masking tape and then taped down the stencil on top so that it does not shift. Then sponged on the 3 distress oxide inks through the design. Started with the lightest color.
3. Stamped the sentiment using the red distress oxide ink and then adhered the die cut to the card base. In the end, added gold sequins for a touch of bling.
List of Supplies:
Little Birdie Stencil (Itsy Bitsy)- Ganesha with words
Mudra Craft Stamp Set- Crackers
Ranger’s Distress Oxide Inkpads- Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade & Fired Brick
Die Cuts & More Die- Double Stitched Ovals Die
Ranger’s Round Blending tool and foams
Mudra Sequins- Gold
Iris White Cardstock 250 gsm
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
I am playing along with the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps & More #253- Holiday (Diwali Card)
CAS on Friday #113- Exotic (Diwali Card for a Hindu Festival Celebrated in India)
Thanks for your time :)
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