#773 – Of Stripes and Zari Saris

Hello and welcome! We are starting a new challenge this week at Seize the Birthday challenge, and the topping this time is ‘Stripes’.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s what I made –


I had thought of many ideas for a card with stripes, but finally, I was reminded of a zari sari my mother had – though this one was plaid, the colors were absolutely breathtaking – a mix of purples and pinks, in the darker shades. Sigh…they just don’t make it that way anymore!! I used the image in my head of that beautiful sari, turning the plaids into stripes to make this card.

The stripes are from My Favorite Things Pinstripe bacground stamp, which I used to gold heat emboss on a white cardstock panel. I used Zig pens in purple and pink to add color alternatively, then trimmed the sides and rounded the corners. This, I foam mounted on a white card base. (By the way, the tapered stripes are an unexpected look, which happened because I ended up pressing the stamp on that end a little more than the other end).

I then die cut several pieces of Spellbinders Floral Corner 1 – one of the dies that I’ve never once used – stacked them, then gold heat embossed them several times to get the effect of a metal embellishment. I adhered this on the striped panel. The sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp ‘You’ die and Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Carolina’s Florals stamp. I stacked the die cut before adhering it and foam mounted the stamped part to adhere it. I then added a few gemstones over the floral piece and outside, to embellish it further.

With this card I am joining the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #301: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: July Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Inkspirational challenge #165: Word Prompt: Birthday

A2Z Scrapbooking July challenge: Birthday Bash


I am totally in love with this piece and I hope it serves as an inspiration to you as well! To join the challenge party, you can either go with the topping ‘Stripes’ or even choose to go without it – just as long as you make a birthday project! Check out the Seize the Birthday blog for more amazing inspiration from our talented team and our talented Surprise Party Guest, Trina Pham!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

32 thoughts on “#773 – Of Stripes and Zari Saris

  1. Wow… that background is so bold and rich! It looks fantastic with the touch of gold and the unique embellishment! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna

  2. I can imagine exactly how the sari must be !! Loved the richness of your card a lot ! You seemed to be hooked with gold embossing these days 🙂

    • Now that you mentioned it, it does seem like I am using gold embossing more… Should I switch gears, then?? 😣 Whatever suites the mood, I guess! 😄
      Thank you for always stopping by and leaving comments, Pooja!

  3. Gorgeous card Ashwini, love how you created your card and those purple colours with the golds go so beautifully together. I can just imagine the sari, it must have been exquisite. Thanks for joining in our challenge at a2z Scrapbooking and I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations again. Hugs, Gwendolyn

  4. Ashwini, your card is so elegant with the regal colors and gold embossing. Wish I could catch a glimpse of that beautiful sari!

  5. Love this Ashwini! It’s fantastic with the touch of gold and the embellishments too! Way to think outside the box!

  6. Striking background, Ashwini! That sari must have been incredible. The deep purples and pinks with the gold is so cool as is your accidental tapered stripes. xx

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