Today, I have inspiration posts for Holi as a part of DT Craftyscrappers. I have some non-traditional colourful cards for Holi. I have used Happy Holi stamp set to make these cards. Holi is a widely celebrated festival in North India. It is also called as ‘Festival of colours’ or ‘festival of love’ where it signifies the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.
I have 4 cards using different backgrounds and one mixed media gift tag. For the background, I have used inks, shimmer pastes and papers.
a. Stamp – Happy holi, Fluttering butterflies
b. Stencil – Rangoli, Splash
c. Shimmer paste – Jingle bells, Christmas tree, Silent night, Pinewood
d. Fun foil – Glitzy Gold
e. Granular paste
2. Quilling strips (I have used all colours from my stash)
3. Altenew inks
a. Cool summer night mini inks
b. Coral berry
c. Glacier caves set
d. Tropical forest set
e. Jet black
4. Sponge daubers
6. Hot gun
10. Colour pencil – Polychromos
11. MDF butterflies
This section, I have focused on showing different background to make these cards. I have 4 different background using inks, paper and stencils..
Let get started with the first one….
1. This is a tri-colour background. I have used 3 different colours here along with sponge daubers.
2. I just dabbed the inks on the card stock, light and darker colours.
3. These are dye inks hence they dry up quickly.
4. I made the background very colourful suitable for the theme.
5. I felt something was missing and hence added some fun foil – gold on one side of the card.
6. To finish the card, I added sentiment and liquid pearls.
2. USING MINI INK CUBE
1. This is a one layer card and have used heavy base cardstock.
2. I used mini ink pads here for this background.
3. I simply just pressed the ink pad on the card stock. I started from light to dark.
4. I kept pressing theme down until I had a portion of the card base covered and ready.
5. Any mini ink cube pad will work here for this background.
6. I finished the card by adding sentiment.
1. This is a rainbow background using quilling strips. Left over pieces of cardstock will also work here for this background.
2. To add these strips to the card base, I used double sided adhesive.
3. I started with violet shades and ended with the pink.
4. I trimmed down the excess strips.
5. I added a vellum belly band to the base. I stamped the sentiment and added it to the belly band.
6. I added this piece to a top fold note card.
1. This is my last background card for this post.
2. I have done stenciling using shimmer paste. This is my favourite way of using stencils in cardmaking. Stencil I used here is ‘Rangoli’.
3. I let the paste dry (air dry). This time, I avoided using hot gun.
4. Once its dry, I added a vellum belly band.
5. For the image, I used a butterfly and coloured it with rainbow colours.
6. I stamped the sentiment holi on the vellum and let it dry
7. To finish the card, I added sequins and pearls.
For the last part of this post, I made a tag using shimmer pastes and some mdf embellishments.
1. For this tag, I first added some shimmer paste using ‘Splash’ stencil and let it air dry
2. While it was air drying, I made a base to add my butterfly image using twine.
3. Once the base was dry, I addded granular paste and heat set it.
4. Next, I sprayed little distress ink and let it dry.
5. I added the butterfly and the sentiment.
6. To finish the tag, I added some MDF embellishments and a twine.
I hope this post has inspired many here
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