Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Happy Diwali Greeting Card
Posted by creativenimi at 12:11 PM
Happy Diwali to all who celebrate Diwali. Diwali is a festival of lights. Diwali or Deepawali is celebrated by decorating houses with lights in various forms. Deepawali's literal meaning is row of Deeps. "Deep(Sanskrit)" or "Diya (Hindi)" as they are called in hindi are small clay lamps integral part of this celebration. They are used during prayers to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi and also decorating all around the house, inside and out. It signifies the house will prosper and the light from the "Diya" will bring brightness in their lives. This festival signifies the triumph of Good over Evil. For more on Diwali click here. Since, no Diwali is complete without Diyas it is has become the most popular theme of the greeting cards we make or buy for our family and friends. So this year we decided to make one with this theme.
This is a simple greeting card made with very basic quilling shapes. With a little supervision kids can make these too.
- Paper quilling strips 1/8" 2 yellow, 2 Red
- PVC Glue quick and clear drying
- Red paper
- Card stock or plain greeting card
- Martha stewart Punch Doily
I have used basic tear drop shape for the flame of the Diya. The half moon shape which I have pinched a little more in one side to make it more pointed resembles the shape of Diya.
For basics on paper quilling and the basic shapes check out our previous posts on Paper Quilling.
Glue these shapes as shown and glue or tape the punched doily of your choice.
For younger kids you can make the paper quilled shapes and they can enjoy assembling these shapes in the form of Diyas and making their own cards..
1.If you do not have pre-cut paper quilling strips you can cut them using scissors or a paper cutter. You can use magazine papers or gift wrap papers.
2.If you do not have a punch, you can use a colorful ribbon instead.
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