Wish your loved ones with Handmade Diwali Cards this year
This handmade diwali card tutorial requires some cardmaking supplies so if you are not a regular cardmaker, please wait for my future posts where I will be sharing diwali card with simple supplies. Anyways, I do not own any Diwali stamps although there are a couple of pretty ones manufactured by our indian brands like peekaboo designs, Mudra stamps etc. Even there is a new pattern paper branded Nakshathra available on thecraftshop which had Diwali themed papers! I let my creative juices flow ( I didnt even know I had them :P) and came up with some simple cards.
I don’t quite celebrate diwali except for the lighting and crackers but these cards, they are going towards a very good cause. There is this really good group on facebook called ” Cards for a cause” where people make and share cards for good cause. Although I have been a memeber since a long time, this is the first time I am being a part of a campaign. This time we are sending few cards to soldiers of our Indian Army – to let them know how proud we are of them, to thanks them for keeping us safe and also a few blanks diwali card so that they can send them back home with their letters. Isnt it a nice initiative?
Material required to make these handmade diwali card :
- Stamps in paisley/blockprint motifs etc
- inkpads of your choice of shade
- glitter washi tape
- glue, pen and ink
Tutorial for making these handmade diwali card :
As I told you, I don’t own any diwali stamps as such. I though quite a lot over making something that brings in an Indian vibe and I finally settled with these stamps from clearly besotted. I bought these from destash group on facebook so do not really know the name of the stampset. Although the stamp as such doesn’t have any Indian element, I made a pattern by placing them besides each other to give an Indian look.
I had recently purchased a stampaholic tool and I was so glad I purchased. Last month I made a couple of cards for my friends and it was such a pain. Really sitting for a long time for the entire work and worst was craning to check the alignment of stamp every time. Yesterday was but fun. Align your stamp for the first time and then keep watching FRIENDS on TV while your hands do all the work!
My initial plan was to place blue kundan and mirrors in the middle of each of the triangle patterns but then I dint want to take risk so left it plain.Since its going to Army base camp, we were advised not to put any metals or any embellishments of any sort to avoid any glitch at the scanning section. But what is anything Indian without a pinch of color and glitter right? So I added a line of washi tape on the cardstock base, and then pasted the stamped card stock over it .
The blank portion at the top was kept to fill in sentiments and I decided to write them with my inkpen – bad decision! The ink I used was speedball black pigment ink but it was spreading like crazy! I did not want to change it because I was more comfortable writing with ink-pen which has a little resistance than will ball pen which just writes so smoothly!
I hope these cards bring joy to them and that our soldiers will be happy to send these to their loved ones for Diwali. Our soldiers especially ones posted in and around India – Pakistan border are facing challenging times and I wish God keeps them safe.
Read about more diwali crafts here from my blog. If you feel like you want some specific craft or decor idea, do let me know 🙂 Coming up next is a simple tutorial for kids. Stay tuned and until then bbye