The festival season is upon us, and with it, come some of our favourite rituals : making rangolis, brightening up our houses with strings of lights, gorging on homemade sweets, and some not-so-favourite ones : cleaning the house until dust swirls around us, playing passing-the-parcel with the same old box of dry fruits, and uncontrollable coughing fits from the cracker-pollution smoke.
There’s no denying that while Diwali lightens up our lives, it can also be a source of added stress. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, the essence of the festival often gets lost – the sense of community bonding, and creating special moments with the people you love.
Make this Diwali memorable by doing something special for the people in your life. Instead of passing around the ubiquitious box of dry fruits/ chocolate/ sweets, carve a moment of peace and make personal cards to show the people you love how much they mean to them.
If making cards sounds too tough, fret not! We’ve compiled a list of cards that are not only easy to make, but are also pretty and sure to be appreciated.
- Elegant and Embossed
This card is elegant, festive, and as gorgeously decadent as it is easy to make.
Materials Needed :
- Coloured Card Paper, A4 Size
- Gold Metallic Pen
- Fold the A4 sheet into half, pressing the crease neatly.
- Take a pencil and draw four margins about 2 cms from the edges of the sheet.
- Draw another four margins about 4 cms from the edges of the sheet.
- Draw six straight lines of varying lengths perpendicular to the horizontal margins, which need not be equidistant from each other.
- Draw a dome with a pointed tip around each line, and fill it in with curliques.
- Trace everything with the gold metallic pen and erase any pencil marks
- Cute and Colourful
This card is bright and polished, and though it looks complicated, is actually very simple to make.
You will need :
- 2 white A4 sheets
- 1 blue A4 sheet, cut in half
- Gold metallic pen
- Brown handmade paper
- Orange Handmade paper
- Fold one white A4 sheet in half.
- Paste the blue sheet cut in half on it.
- With the gold metallic pen, draw curliques over the entire blue sheet.
- Cut out a doily by folding a white sheet in half, tracing a circle with domes on the outside, and cutting along the lines. Paste this doily in the centre of the blue sheet.
- Decorate the edges of the doily with the bindis.
- Cut out a diya shape from the brown paper and paste it in the centre of your doily.
- Cut out a flame shape from the orange paper and paste it at the tip of the diya shape.
- Decorate the edges of the diyas with bindis.
- Back In Black
Who says black can’t be a festive colour?
You will need :
- 1 Black A4 card sheet
- 4 pieces of card sheet in different shades of pink
- White paper
- Diamond stickers
- Fold the black A4 sheet in half.
- Stick the pink sheets on the left side, one below the other, moving from the lightest to the darkest.
- Cut out two flower patterns as shown above from the white paper and stick them on the pink sheets.
- Stick the diamond stickers on the right side and on the top of the flowers as shown above.