A very happy Independence Day to all my fellow Indians. I wanted to make a card in honor of the country's Independence Day... and what could be better than a combination of 2 great challenges that truly inspired me to create:
1) The bonus sketch at India's very own Challenge blog - CraftyJC Challenge by Jaya.
2) Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge's movie of the week - Gandhi - and the challenge requirement to use a quote inspired by the movie
The card may not be gerat but I had fun making it. I made it last night but I was out all day and couldn't write about it... :-) Also, right after I saw the challenge on the Cinema Saturday blog (you are the best - Sankari and Brooke), I knew I wanted to combine it with Jaya's beautiful sketch. The colors of course came naturally.. what could be better than the colors of the Indian tricolor :-) [PLUS the Blue from the Asoka Chakra that my son insists I must have!] ... to top it all they were showing Gandhi on TV at the same time so I made it while watching the phenomenal movie :-)
Long live the Independence!!
PS: And yes, I used the perfect Paisley embossing folder on the saffron and green layers.... I always correlate paisley patterns to ethnic Indian designs so I had to use this!!
And thank you all for the tips both for the McGill punch and the block for clear stamps :-)