Saturday, September 27, 2008

Diwali Cards

Diwali, the Hindu New Year, is just a month away. It is also known as the 'Festival of Lights' where lamps/lights lit in the house on this day signify victory of good over the evil within every human being. It's all about the traditional prayers, decorations, new clothes, Indian sweets and most importantly time with family & friends - almost like an Hindu-Christmas! :)

Laura's sketch No.9 on 2S4Y got me started on cards to give out to family this week. Here are 2 variations of the sketch that I came up with using some Indian wedding cards I had stored away.
The first one focuses on 'OM' a sacred Hindu symbol to signify the beginning of most Hindu 'pooja' (prayer) in patterned silver and blue paper with hints of red (an auspicious color for Hindus)

The second one focuses on Lord Ganesha, the most worshipped diety especially honored at the start of rituals and ceremonies. Traditional Indian designs on maroon, red and yellow backgrounds were just right for this card. A tassled red/golden thread, traditionally Indian, completed the look.


Laura Davis said...

These are beautiful!! I learned a little to! Thanks for sharing:)

Joke said...

Love the material. It looks like felt. Beautiful.

thescrapmaster said...

Very pretty cards!


Monique said...

Very nice cards and beautiful colors. I like it very much.