Hello Crafty Folks,
I am sure all of you must be busy with the celebrations and by now must have posted the Diwali Greetings to all the loved ones.. But what about the special friends and family members. At times the last moment or even the most awaited gifts are the gift cards of the favorite brands, passes of the show that they have been wanted to go and attend. So lets to it in a festive way.
So in today's blog, I shall be sharing a festive Diwali Gift Card Holder which can be customised for Passes or even Car keys.. Isn't that a great idea..
With this lets show you how does it look.
Cardbase in White measuring 4.25x 11 inches
Matching Cardstock in 2 pieces measuring 4.5x3.5 inches each
Tubby Craft Dye Inks : Tangy Orange, Hot Pink, Imperial Red
Embossing Ink & Gold Embossing Powder or Gold Glimmer Paste
Tubby Craft Stencils : Foliage 1 and Zig Zag
Tubby Craft Stamp : Diwali Greetings
Gold Mirror Cardstock0.5x 4.25 inch strip
Scissors, Glue, Acrylic Block, Blending Tools
Scoring Tool and Paper Trimmer
Coloring Medium of your choice
Creating Your DIY Gift card Holder Diwali Card
Start with scoring the cardbase lengthwise so as to get a sharp crease at 5.5 inches
Now using the blending tools, pick up the Tangy Orange Dye Ink and generously apply all over.
Affix the Foliage 1 stencil and come in with Imperial Red Dye ink leaving some space in the centre, and blend towards outside.
Now come in with the Hot Pink blending in with the Imperial Red and going at the corners.
Let it now dry for few minutes.
Gently remove the Foliag 1 Stencil and affix the Zig Zag Stencil,I used the Glimmer Paste in gold. If you do not have it, I recommend using the embossing ink and heat set using Gold Embossing Powder. the results shall be nearly same.
After the glimmer paste/ heat embossing is set. Lets look at the iside of the card. I didnt want to leave the card plain, so I added, a few stamps of hanging lanterns from my stash, that i stamped using the Tubby CarftJet Black Dye Ink and colored with copic markers.
Gift Card Holder Mechanism
Using the coordinating cardstock, in my case I used Yellow Cardstock and scored it at 0.5,1.5,2,3 inches I got the desired rectangle. Doing the same with the other piece, I got two rectangles.
Now gluing on the narrow side on the crease of the cardbase such that the broader side gets affixed to the upper flap of the card.
Time to add the second rectangle, which I affix parallel to the fisrt rectangle but sticking only at the edges, and the narrow side on the lower flap of the card.
Finishing the Card
While my rectangles get stuck the way I wanted to, I stamped the Diya image on a white cardstock and colored it with the copic markers in brown shade to get in contrast with the Orange, Red and Pinks.
I paste the mirror goldstock strip at the bottom and adhere the Copic Colored Image of the Diya with the 3D foam tape.
I wanted to keep the top of the card plain with already so much happening there, so I added the sentiments inside instead.