Friday, 7 October 2016

Diwali squash card-Guest Designer-Karthikha


I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer at Nakshathra Designz! Thank you so much Aksh for this opportunity :)

A lil about me?
I’m an IT tech lead by profession, and a crafter by passion. I hail from the district of Erode, in TamilNadu, and settled in Hyderabad. I live with my husband and 1 and a half year old daughter.

I've been into paper crafts since my childhood, making simple greeting cards, origami objects and looking forward to the Arts and Crafts period every week in school. Once I got into the IT industry, I took it to the next level by actually gifting my colleagues with a birthday card. I love the joy of giving something handmade and seeing the happiness from the receiver's eyes! I stumbled upon ICR last year and that is when I got to know about contests, blogs, tools, techniques, etc. I started blogging just to participate in contests and I started exploring the craft world. I have a loooot to learn!! I also try DIY projects when I find time. Apart from cards, I do quilling and have made quite some earrings for myself and friends!

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I'm going to share a Diwali project created using the 'Sparkling Diwali' patterned paper stack. The designs are so festive and perfect for the occasion, they get you into the mood of Diwali so early :) And these papers are super thick and perfect for cards and projects that are sturdy!

Onto my project, I tried a squash card for the first time. It is a very simple and interactive card. I followed a couple of tutorials from YouTube and it is easy to make as well. I made the base of the squash card using red textured cardstock.

I wanted the card to be sparkling with colors symbolic to the festival, and hence used almost all the designs of pp from the stack :) I've used the diecut sheets for the sentiments. I've also stamped sentiments from Mudra's Crackers stampset - 'Have a Blast' and the one in Tamil that says 'Iniya Deepavali Nalvaazhthukkal', translating to 'Happy Diwali Wishes' :) I love this first Tamil stampset, as it gives a personal touch to the card :)

For the cover of the card, I've used the diyas pp and the diya from the diecut sheet, and attached them using foam tape. Bordered with pearls to add some interest. And the card is done :) Simple and easy!

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Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my card! Do let me know your feedback!
Have a nice day :)