Saturday, November 17, 2012

Expanding My Cultural Horizons - Diwali II

Morning all.

Today I am sharing the 2nd design of cards I made for Diwali. Again, they use a lot of bright colours, but this time these cards are based around the small candles and the beautiful shapes they come in.

The first cards - well...sometimes it pays to be a hoarder!!! Many years ago (2009 I think) SU had a DSP called Bali Breeze. One of the designs reminded me of the wisps of smoke coming off a flame, so I went with it. So glad I did.....

The bases are Wide Oval Punches and then the DSP is punched with a Butterfly Punch to make the curves!! The flames were another "accidental" find. I used the "flame" shaped die from the Holiday Ornaments Die set and then double die cut it...does that make sense? The red part of the flame is the heel from the Stocking Builder Punch. Aren't punches wonderful?? I also sponged all the flame edges.

The 2nd card was based around the same layout, but one was in portrait and the other in landscape. I also had another light bulb "flame" idea. For these I used the Daydream Medallion stamp set and Floral Frames Framelits. I cut the stamped and die cut images in half. On the Poppy one, it reminds me of a chandelier.

They are so pretty layered all together.


Now for that light bulb....the flames were this time done with the Blossom Petals Builder Punch. The end result was a beautiful elongated flame with a delicate tip.
The candle bases were basically the same as the ones above, except this time I tried to do one with the top of a heart punch and the other was part of 2 circles cut into the oval.
            Heart                                                                                                                     Circles


Here are the last batch of cards all together.
I hope you have enjoyed this out-of-my-comfort zone Diwali cards. I learnt so much whilst reaching these cards. Both ladies that these cards were for were over the moon with the cards and have sent them home to India to their families to let them know they are also celebrating here in Australia.
Also...I must also say a BIG thank you to Angela Sargeant again for lending me this wonderful stamp set!!
Thanks again for popping by.
Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Tempting Turquoise, Poppy Parade (ret), Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Rose Red, So Saffron,  Bali Breeze DSP (LONG ret....LOL!!)
Ink: (SU) Tempting Turquoise, Summer Starfruit, Poppy Parade (ret), Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie (sponging flame)
Stamps: (SU) Daydream Medallions
Punches and Dies: (SU) Holiday Ornament Die Set, Floral Frames Framelits, Window Framelits,Blossom Petals Builder Punch, Stocking Builder Punch, Butterfly Punch (ret), Carla Craft CP2 1" Circle Punch, Carla Craft CP21 Heart Punch
Embossing Folder: SU Fancy Fan Folder
Other Bits: Dimensionals, Sponging, Clear Rhinestones fm stash
Lynda xx




Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Well ... You can give yourself a pat on the back ... You definitely achieved the right "look" with these cards! Vet clever, Lynda! Hugs xxx

Patrice said...

Well how clever are you! Love what you've come up with here. Hehe I have a pile of Bali Breeze in my stash too - but have to admit I've never noticed the 'wisps of smoke' in the pattern.

Great collection you've created.


Unknown said...

Another great set of cards, nice and bright, and the light bulbs are cool, job well done Miss Lynda xx

Tui Nathan said...

My goodness you are on a roll with these ... the bright bold colours are lovely, and that candle flame ... oh my, love your creativity!

Katie said...

Oh I thought I already commented on this one Lynda... when I left all the other comments but maybe it didn't go through...
So here it is:
I love these cards and what they are for, as in an above comment I didn't see the 'flames in the DSP but lucky you have an excellent eye because it works so so so well.
Love the flame and the sponging makes it look so real. Excellent job