Thursday, October 25, 2012

Festival Of Lights

For my PTI blog hop post click here



When Chaitali from Cuts, crops and creativity invited me for a blog hop way back in Sept,  in celebration of Diwali -the Hindu festival of lights, I was pretty excited and eager to get started , but then life took over and I was just not able to commit to the hop..until a couple of days back when I went ahead and accepted the invite. With hardly any time left, I thought of a clean and simple design with all the elements of the festival in it..color, culture  and celebration.

I was inspired by my wedding saree,

 A traditional Indian attire, the saree is a part of almost every bride's trousseau in India.  Mine is a red and green  Kanjeevaram silk saree, which is  woven out of pure silk yarn, which is hand dyed  and woven on handlooms by artisans in  Kanchipuram, a small little town in the southern part of India . It has a pure gold border and tiny little motifs sprinkled all over the saree .

Usually on important festivals like Diwali, it is customary to buy new clothes, and people are found wearing nice bright vibrant colors to celebrate the occasion.

Going with this inspiration, I went ahead and gold embossed some damask motifs on my card ... it is.....

 Nothing says Diwali more than gold..yes it is true ! It is considered extremely auspicious to buy jewelry on this day.

 a close up of the gold embossed motifs..

 another saree which has the traditional gold mango/paisley border

I truly enjoyed creating this card, hope you all liked it !

we are having a  2 day blog hop with Oct 25 -just cards and Oct 26 - anything-but-a-card.

 Chaitali  will also have a Linky up on her blog if you want to play along in the blog hop on any of the days. She will also have some Diwali cutting file freebies on these days. So join in the fun.

 here are the rest of blogs .. hop on and enjoy!

Piali -
Sanketi -that's me!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Just beautiful, and it was fun to read about your traditions!

  2. What an awesome inspirational picture? Great idea and your interpretation is fab! Love the embossing and the bright pink background. Awesome! Happy Diwali, Sankethi!

  3. Beautiful idea! Very inspiring :) And the card is gorgeous!!!

  4. beautiful , traditional design idea is fabulous

  5. That's such a pretty card Sanketi! Totally agree - gold and Diwali go hand in hand! What a lovely design and you're so right - when I see that card I can imagine a luxurious silk saree in my mind :)

  6. Beautiful card Sanketi! Gorgeous embossing!!

  7. Hi. I love that embossed damask!! Your wedding saree must be gorgeous!! Just to let you know I love saree too (but cannot wear like you wear instead we made it into our traditional dress/fashion) :)

    Happy Diwali! :)

  8. Well said! Diwali cannot be complete without gold! Love the gold embossing on your cards. Such a great idea to be inspired by your wedding saree!!

  9. Hi Sanketi. Got to know about the blog hop from Gayatri's blog. It's great idea. Lovely card and the embossed damask pattern looks so good.

    Indira Tanwar

  10. Wow Its a beautiful card with royal look to it ! I am glad that i visited your blog.Thanks to Diwali bloghop.

  11. Lovely card Sanketi,nice name too,first time here,happy to participate and follow new crafters, am your new follower.


  12. Wow! Beautiful design and card! Loved where the inspiration came from! Happy Diwali!

  13. Gorgeous card Sanketi. I like how you got inspired by the Sari!!!

  14. Your card is lovely. Thanks for explaining the saree and the tradition behind it. I love the embossing on your card. You must have looked lovely on your wedding day as the card is modeled after your saree. Enjoy the rest of your festival.

  15. hi sanketi,thanks for visiting my blog, i had problem with blogger,i became as a follower for everyone in the hop and thought the same with you but some i found that there was an error page displayed ,i thought i have joined ,sorry ,you can see me now as a follower.

  16. Fabulous Card Sanketi...
    Love the damask motifs u stamped !!



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