Sunday, 25 September 2016

Diwali Cards

Hello everyone
I am posting today some handmade Diwali cards which are very clean and simple with minimum embellishments. I have made this for Cards for a Cause-India where Neha Gala who owns A1 Craft shop in Andheri East, Mumbai is doing a drive for collecting cards for our soldiers on the borders. I really like her store and she had most of the things you need for crafting.
 What she is is doing is collecting cards from willing people and send it to Leh, Hall of Fame and I feel she is doing an amazing job. I feel we should all support this cause and add as many cards as we can to this.Its a wonderful gesture and I wanted to participate in this. So made a few encouragement cards and Diwali cards myself.
Since, using embellishments was required to be minimum and glitter or sequins was not advised, I used buttons in my cards with some paper twine in my cards. I started with standard A2 size card and used pattern paper which has gold motifs on them. Layered this pattern paper on some gold cardstock and mounted them on my card base. To add some decoration, I wound some paper twine and finished with a button and a bow.
On the inside, the cards is pretty simple. I added a strip of pattern paper on the side to bring in some color. For dark cardbases, I have added white cardstocks on the inside to enable the use of any inks available with our jawans.
The envelopes are simple ones made with the same color as the card base and and matching pattern paper. The happy diwali stamp is actually a combined stamp. Diwali is from Peek-a-boo stamp and Happy is from Fiskars petals from Scratch stamp set. The stamping is done using Black Archival ink so its permanent and waterproof.
That's all from me.....and I hope all of you can add some cards from your side. Those of you who do not have a stamp or inks.....don't hold back. Use waterproof pens to write messages and sentiments....use anything you have to make cards. We should appreciate our soldiers who are fighting for us on the border...and these little encouragement notes and cards will mean a lot to them.
Thank you all for reading my post and have a great day.

Cardstock- ItsyBitsy
Buttons- Itsy bitsy and A1 craft
Paper twine - Anupam Super store
Pattern Paper - Anupam super store
Stamps - Peek--boo and Fiskars
Ink- Archival Black ink
Silicon Glue - Itsybitsy

I am adding this card to this month's challenge at Ranganjali.


  1. These are gorgeous. Thanks for your efforts and time. I am making cards too for the same but as a beginner have a lot to learn from experienced crafters like you. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Hi Preety. I am glad you found it helpful and I really appreciate the efforts you are putting in for this noble cause. Please feel free to ask me if you need help to make these cards and I will surely help you out. Thank you for visiting me

    2. Hi mukta..I liked your gesture. Salute to our jawans.. And I'm sure your cards will definitely bring smile on their face

  2. Ty so much for visiting me. I hope it brings a smile.

  3. This is so thoughtful.. and your work is gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful cards mukta..nice gesture to make it for our jawans

    1. Hi Lavina....Ty so much for visitng me. They deserve much more....I hope people start appreciating them more.