Hello and welcome! My yearly series of Diwali cards has continued for the seventh year now! I was actually majorly delayed in posting my last year’s Diwali cards… like 1 year late! But this year, I am posting on the day of Diwali itself! I’ve improved!! 😀
And here are the cards –
I have actually veered from my traditional sparkly shiny cards which I usually make for Diwali. This time I kept them simple. Yeah.. one of those few times when I don’t even add any sentiment on the card! I think the conveyed blessings and well wishes are apparent by the focal of the card – God Ganesha!
I was very lucky to find these beautiful laser cut chipboards from one of my favorite shops – The Craft Shop, just in time for the occasion – especially since I make my cards really early! So, I used them in combination with some cover dies.
The center top has background made using Pink Fresh Studio Fancy Floral dies. The bottom left has two layers of Lil Inker Designs Pointelle die cuts, behind which I used a layer of gold metallic paint from Prima. The same paint is used for the card on the bottom right, but the die cut, I changed to Lil Inker Designs Diamond Lace die, though two layers again. For the top-most layer, I used three layers of Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, to get some dimension to even out the height of the chipboard. I used the die itself to trace an outline of the frame, using metallic gel pens in gold and silver from Uniball.
On these two cards, I used dies from Spellbinders called Grate Effect (left) and Fancy Lattice. I used two pieces of die cuts, offset them before adhering them on the card base. The frame die cut on top uses Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles, below which I used the same gold metallic paint. Again, I added two layers of scrap cardstock below the frame to even out the height of the chipboard.
I am joining the following challenges with my cards –
Watercooler Wednesday challenge #297: All About Occasions
Timeout Challenge #174: Festivals
CrafTangles Monthly challenge, November Challenge: Festive Projects
Inkspirational Challenge #226: Frame It
I am so happy with these cards – I hope the recipients feel the same too! Wish you all a very happy Diwali, everyone!! May the lights of this sparkling season bring joy and peace to every heart and every family! And thank you for stopping by!
Love your minimalist take on the cards this time. (Especially considering it’s you, lol…) Thank you for making our Diwali so special with these! 🪔 💖
Exactly!! The very fact that I am not going all bling made me very happy! But I think the simplistic look suits it still very well!
And you are most welcome! 💕
Stunning cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday.
Thank you Michelle!
These cards are just beautiful, love all the detail in the background and yet it doesn’t detract from the chipboard shapes xx
Thank you so much Hilary!
I love you went more simple but the texture and colour is still there….and you made them in time! Now my card to you I tried to make more your style…..and you went different! I love them and a very Happy Diwali. Thanks for joining Time Out x
Ha ha!! So true!! Funny how that happened, Sandie! Thank you for the kind words. 😊
I saw this card Instagram on Pooja’s feed before I come to see your post.
I absolutely love this take Ashwini, no bling yet a very traditional feel to these because of the lovely background for the Ganesha. Soft and subtle plus fabulously stunning. Well done in posting fresh this time, I remember the last year’s Diwali cards which you posted recently😅
Thank you so much Rahmat!! I loved making these! 😊
I am the lucky recipient of one of these Elegant cards ! As Sandy said no bling but layers and texture..I loved this style of yours as much I love your shiny colorful cards Ashwini ! Thank you for making my Diwali special with your cards 🙂 Big pat on you back for continuing your diwali card series .
Thank you so much Pooja!! I am so so glad you liked it so much!! ❤️❤️
Such richly textured cards – very festive. Thanks for playing at Time Out.
Thank you very much Stephanie!
Every one of these is absolutely stunning! Love the texture and detail. Amazing!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!
Thank you so much Lynn!
Your Diwali cards are absolutely gorgeous, Ashwini!!! They have the WOW factor, while being discreet… at your best!
Wishes for a great New Year, my friend!
Thank you so much Cris! And wish you a very happy new year as well! 💕