Happy Diwali Card - Celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights0
Diwali is a festival celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world; a festival of new beginngings. Symbolising the spiritual victory of light over darkness, this festival usually spans over 5 days during the months of October/November. For 2020 the festival begins on Saturday 12th November.
Here I create a card to celebrate this tradition, in deep pink and gold, using a mandala stamp and die set named 'Chakra'.
To create this card you will need:
- Woodstock Malva Card 285gsm x 2 sheets
- One Sided Gold Sandgrain Card 305gsm x 1 sheet
- Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 240ml
- Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs)
- Mandala stamps and dies - I used the Gemini/Crafters Companion 'Chakra' stamp and die set
- Versamark clear ink pad or similar
- Gold embossing powder - I used Papermania embossing powder in Gold.
- Metallic gold paint - I used Kuretake Starry Colours in No. 903
- Happy Dawali sentiment stamp or die or printer to print out the sentiment. (I used my Cricut machine and cut the sentiment in gold vinyl).
1. As the finished mandala size is 4" x 4" I decied to make a 4.5" x 4.5"card base. Using one of the A4 sheets of the dark pink cardstock cut a rectangle measuring 9" x 4.5" and score down the centre at 4.5".
2. Next, stamp and emboss 4 of the mandalas and embossed with gold embossing powder.
3. Die cut or fussy cut 2 x full mandala, and 2 x the inner portions of the mandala shape - see next image.
4. Cut a mat of the gold cardstock measuring 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 of an inch and mat to the front of the card.
5. On the inside of the card mask off the left hand side of the card and splatter the gold paint on the right hand side of the card - see image below.
6. Layer up the 4 pieces of the mandala and fix with double sided foam tape or foam squares. Attached to the front of the card using foam tape or squares for added dimension.
7. On the inside of the card glue down the 2nd full mandala.
8. Cut one extra of the centre piece in the dark pink card and add your sentiment to it.
9. Glue this final piece to the mandala on the inside.
And there you have it, a beautiful 3D image on the front of the card with even more to see when you open the card up.
I hope you found inspiration from this card. We'd love to see your makes - to share with us simply share on our social media platforms and hashtag #papermilldirect
And if you celebrate Diwali, may the glow of joy, prosperity and happiness illuminate your life and your home.