First of all, Happy Pongal! For those of you who don’t celebrate the festival, Makar Sankranti or Pongal or Sankranthi or Lohri is a Hindu festival dedicated to the Sun god, Surya. It marks the end of winter and is traditionally celebrated as a harvest festival. I haven’t celebrated this festival in person but my cousins and family never fail to send me pictures of their celebrations!
To mark the occasion, I stretched my Diwali stamps to make a card for Pongal! This card is easy to recreate and you only some hand drawn elements to make it! Here is how I made this card:
- I first stamped the lotus border from the Madhubani borders stamp set on cream card stock. I then colored it using copic markers.
- Then, I lightly stenciled using the Indian Ornate stencil and Cocoa Brown ink pad.
- Later, I stamped the girl image from Diwali Cute Character stamp set and colored using alcohol makers and colored pencils. I drew images of a pot with overflowing pongal (a traditional dish prepared from the new harvest of rice boiled in milk with jaggery) and a kite (another attraction of Sankranthi). I used the design stamp for the diya from Elegant Diwali to heat emboss a pattern on the pot.
- Lastly, I die cut some alphabets from an ink blended card stock of pink and orange and stamped the ‘happy’ from the Elegant Diwali stamp set to finish it off! I then placed the cream card stock on a larger coconut cream card stock.
- I made a matching envelope by stamping the lotus border using Cocoa Brown ink and stenciling using the Indian Ornate stencil previously used for making the card.
That’s it! Isn’t it great if you can use stamp sets for multiple occasions? Be sure to check back for more inspiration from the team!