Shubh Laabh!

Hello! Good Morning and Happy Dassera to all!
Today I am playing with two of the Craftangles September release stamps sets, 

For my first card, I decided to create a background using the mandala in the 'Diwali wishes' stamp set. First, I used my Misti to stamp the goddess Lakshmi image from the 'Shubh Laabh' onto smooth white card stock. I then created a mask using 'Mudra' masking paper and masked out the image.  I then used Tim Holtz 'spiced marmalade' distress oxide to stamp the mandala background. 
I then used my Sakura Koi watercolours to colour in the background so that the mandalas would pop further.
I intended to keep the Lakshmi image black and white, but, decided to add a bit of colour. so I decided to leave the lotuses white.
I finished the card by adhering some self adhesive gemstones and and a sentiment from the set.
I just love how this card turned out!


For the second card, I wanted a more graphic feel.
I started by stamping the motifs from the 'Shubh Laabh' stamp set, with Versafine Crimson Red ink on smooth white card stock. I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. 
I then watercoloured the panel using Sakura Koi watercolours.
Once dry, I cut the panel down using Simon Says Stamp stitched squares.
I used fun foam to pop up this panel over a sheet of Craftangles 'Colours of India' patterned paper.
I used a die cut sentiment from DCAM adhered to a piece of vellum finish the card.
I particularly love this card, as I struggled with it a bit.


I hope you like the cards as much as I loved making them.
Do check out these stamp sets for all you Diwali card making needs.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions!

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