Sunday, 1 October 2017

October Challenge #14

Hi there - it's Linda and Sathya here with you today, bringing you the October Challenge - Festive Colours.

(Use few colors seen here harmoniously with a touch of Gold to make any project for this challenge.)

Being that I (Linda) am a born and bred Aussie girl I have had to learn a little about Diwali for my card today and unfortunately I haven't got any of the gorgeous new release Diwali themed stamps in my hot little hands as some of you may already have. I hope you've checked them out as they are beautiful. 

The girls from the Design Team encouraged me to create a celebration card using the colours Red/Yellow and Gold to fit the Diwali theme.

So here it is...

  • Stamp the sentiment across the centre of your card front in red ink using the 'Painted Alphas' stamp set.
  • Stamp leaves from the 'Fern and Leaves' stamp set around the edge of the card front in Versamark Ink and gold heat emboss.
  • Add Mudra's Yellow Sequins to complete the festive look.




  • The leaves in this beautiful stamp set really look gorgeous when heat embossed - very luxurious!

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Card Inspirations by Sathya

Hi Friends, 

Sathya here today with Diwali inspirations.

Before that, Few things about our Biggest Festival, Diwali. It literally means rows of lighted lamps. Every Indian celebrate this day with such joy. Its celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama after 14 yrs of exile and his victory over Demon Ravana. On Diwali day, people put on new clothes, exchange sweets and savories, gifts, decorate homes, building, shops with earthen lamps, lights and burst crackers. Every year, every Indian will look upon this auspicious day with such joy and happiness.

Regarding today's cards, have used the recent Diwali releases and have come up with two simple cards for the current challenge. 

Card :1

Embossed Acetate card

  • Took a A2 sized yellow card base.
  • Matted with a white cs, which is distressed with mustard seed and wild honey, and embossed with a 3D embossing folder to add bit texture to card.
  • Took a heat resistant acetate, which is gold heat embossed using Diwali stamps.
  • The impression of the stamps were clean and crisp though it has been used on the sleek surface like acetate.
  • Added this onto the card panel.
Card: 2

Tunnel card

  • Took 4.25" white notecard.
  • Matted with a white embossed focal panel.
  • Gold heat embossed Diya from Mini Diwali stamp on watercolor paper and colored using Zig clean color brush pens.
  • Fussy cut it and kept aside.
  • The insert is diecut with a heart die and sentiment is added right on to the card base.
  • The henna elements are then gold heat embossed onto inserts with divas are stamped on the bg.
  • Sentiment is gold heat embossed onto vellum and added this banner right under the focal element, which is added to card using foam adhesives.
  • Few gold sequins are added to the embossed card front.
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Challenge Rules

You can create Cards/Layout/Canvas
  • Stamping should be focus.
  • Use of Mudra products is must to qualify for the challenge.
  • Last date of submission is 31st Oct 2017.
  • Please go through General Guidelines hereAny entrants not following the rules, will be disqualified and will not be eligible for the challenge.

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Happy Day!
- Linda


    1. Awesome creations! Linda, you rocked it even having no idea of our festival. the card looks festive. Sathya di, your cards are as usual awesomely done.

    2. Absolutely stunning cards Linda and Sathya. Your creations have started off the month on a rocking note!

    3. Very good write-up. I certainly love this website. Thanks!
      Does frys sell postage stamps