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Saturday, 6 August 2016

A Rakhi card

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is a card to show you which I made with very fancy designer paper that Terry sent me some years ago. Rakhi as I may have mentioned in an earlier blog post is a Indian festival that is celebrated by sisters in honour of their brother/s. The sister puts on a band on the wrist of the brother (similar to a friendship band) and prays for good health and wealth of her brother. The brother in return hands over a cash gift to his sister and promises to take care of his sister.

My card was a quickie except that the die cut letters took me a while to stick as I thought of giving a shadow effect with gold layering. I think I need to invest in a very fine tipped glue to help me stick tiny bits together. I have used gold tape across the paper and a die cut flourish to enhance the card. MS border punch helped too and I think I may have used the punch upside down. Still looks nice, though.


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Happy crafting,

Monica 

8 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

It's lovely, Monica! And I'm happy to see you posting and playing in challenges again! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! What an interesting festival too. Love all the sparkle on this Monica.
Lynn

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Monica, I like the name and the details
Kevin xx

Maxine D said...

What a striking card Monica - I love the gold "shadowing" behind the letters.
Blessings
Maxine

Bea said...

Hi Monica it might have been a quick card but it is certainly lovely and your paper is very effective. :)

Jane Tillsley said...

great card thank you for joining us at ArtbyMiran Challenge
Jane DT x

nwilliams6 said...

Sounds like a wonderful ceremony and your card is wonderful too. Such pretty paper and colors! Hugz

Bettina L. said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for playing at
Creative Fingers and good luck. Hope to see you back later today for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Creative Fingers xx