Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy Independence Day!!

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 :-)



  1. perfect card for the occasion... love that tri colour punching at the bottom... beautiful!!!

    and yes, Long Live India!!!

    a proud Indian:)

  2. Agreed!.. perfect!.. i love ur label dies!!.. and all the embossing! :))

  3. Simply gorgeous dearest Smita! LOVE the colors (Jai Hind!) and the angled dies and embossed texture is awesome! LOVE the way you did the flag colors with the punch and the flower in the middle is beautiful!!! What a great way to make your card watching Gandhi on the eve of Independence - beautiful! I was at home and watched it with my parents - I am always in awe - and feel so grateful to come from such a heritage....
    Thank you so much for playing along with the Cinema Sat. challenges - you rock!!!!
    Sending you all love and hugs!
    Vande Mataram!
    Sankari :)

  4. Lovely card!! Cuttlebug rules! :D

  5. This card rocks!! plus I love love the glittered swirl!!! superb!!

  6. wow wow wow! Absolutely loved it. what a take on both the challenges!! You are just getting better n better girl :)
    Thanks for playing along with the Bonus challenge :)

  7. I love the inspiration behind your card.. I think that makes a card more meaningful... Great punch of color... Thanks for paying...


  8. What better way to honour India but to use the right colours? Love the different textures you used, too!

  9. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.......I just looooooove the tricolor punched border at the bottom...

    PS.:me too associate paisley with ethnic Indian!

  10. I think this is great and you had fun!! Happy Independence day and Gandhi... I forgot how that movie went. Watched it a while back. I admire that old man. He was one of my favorite guy growing up. Him and Sister Teresa :)