Diwali Squash Card - Guest Designer at Nakshathra Designz


This is going to be a special post :) I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer at Nakshathra Designz! Thank you so much Aksh for this opportunity :) Check out the blog post here and do leave some love :)

I'm going to share a Diwali project created using the 'Sparkling Diwali' patterned paper stack. The designs are so festive and perfect for the occasion, they get you into the mood of Diwali so early :) And these papers are super thick and perfect for cards and projects that are sturdy!

Onto my project, I tried a squash card for the first time. It is a very simple and interactive card. I followed a couple of tutorials from YouTube and it is easy to make as well. I made the base of the squash card using red textured cardstock.

I wanted the card to be sparkling with colors symbolic to the festival, and hence used almost all the designs of pp from the stack :) I've used the diecut sheets for the sentiments. I've also stamped sentiments from Mudra's Crackers stampset - 'Have a Blast' and the one in Tamil that says 'Iniya Deepavali Nalvaazhthukkal', translating to 'Happy Diwali Wishes' :) I love this first Tamil stampset, as it gives a personal touch to the card :)

For the cover of the card, I've used the diyas pp and the diya from the diecut sheet, and attached them using foam tape. Bordered with pearls to add some interest. And the card is done :) Simple and easy!

Linking the card to,
1. ICR - ICRCOct2016 - Anything Goes with Moodboard

2. Mudra - #2 Color Palette
Colors from the palette are in the pp used, and sentiments are stamped from the Crackers stampset and Deepam tamil stampset

3. HobbyMela - Diwali, The Festival of Lights
4. PCM Challenges - October

5. Ranganjali - October

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my card! Do let me know your feedback!
Have a nice day :)


  1. What a beauty you have created Karthika...how clever of you to use this card design to showcase pretty papers.
    Dr Sonia

  2. Very pretty card Karthika..and Dr. Sonia rightly said very nice way to showcase the papers..
    I am your new follower..Would love if you would join me too, I would love to share my creations with you :)

    1. Thank you Richa :) Sure, I would love to follow your creations :)

  3. Lovely card and love the unique shape... definitely going to have to try this fold!! Thanks for playing at ICR :)

  4. Stunning use of the colors and the way you have used the Diwali stamps from Mudra. Thank you for joining the Mudra Color Palette challenge. Good Luck.
    Mudra DT

  5. Wow! This squash card is awesome! Love the pp too! Congrats on your GD post & thanks for sharing with us at ICR!
    DT ICR

  6. Love this card with a very many mix of colors and elements.Thanks for joining us for Mudra challenge #2. Good Luck

    Mudra DT

  7. Oh wow! I never knew what a squash card was!! Superb creativity!!Thanks for playing Paru’s Card Making Challenges

  8. Awesome squash fold card! I love the way you have kept the embellishments to a minimal and the neatness in your work.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Mudra! Good luck.

  9. Wow! It's wonderful! Thanks for joining the fun at Mudra. Good luck :)

  10. Fabulous squash card.Thanks for joining at ICR challenge.


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