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Monday, August 23, 2010

Paisley Card and Spiritual Meaning

This is my first Pile It On, Basic Grey, Papercutz and/or Digidoodleshopbest Challenge...
I created this card which has elements that are a first for me and got me all excited!!!
Basic Grey Challenge ask for fabric...  so I tried for the first time to cut fabric with Spellbinders and it worked!!!!
Another exciting thing for me is this new embossing folder from Sizzix that I think is so beautiful and I cannot decide if I like the debossing side better!!!

This is the first easel card I create! Amanda Villareal made me! lol
While creating this card I got curious about the meaning of Paisley and this is what I found...
Spiritual meaning of the Paisley at http://applesofgold.com/jewelryblog/tag/spiritual-meaning-of-the-paisley/
The paisley design is rich in spiritual and symbolic meaning. In India, the paisley signified the time of harvest, a time of both socio-economic and spiritual significance.
In Eastern religions, the two paisleys are reminiscent of the yin-yang, the interaction of two polar energies of which encompasses creation (a befitting motif for the union of marriage).
Some scholars also believe the paisley is a convergence of a floral spray and the ancient cypress tree of the Middle East–a spiritually rich tree that is often found in the pages of the Bible.
Noah’s ark, for example, was made with cypress wood: “So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out” (Genesis 6:14). The cypress was also a symbol of holiness and aesthetic beauty: “The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the pine, the fir and the cypress together, to adorn the place of my sanctuary; and I will glorify the place of my feet” (Isaiah 60:13).

Debossed side
Embossed side
I was amazed that I could cut fabric with Spellbinders Nestabilities. Since I did not have fabric I used an old bandana. The challenge was finding matching paper and embellisments!!

 3 Pattern paper, 2 stamped (digi stamps ok) images, 7 buttons, ribbon, something clear.
BG Recess collection 3 - Cafeteria, Erroneous and Home Room papers
Fiskars Girlfriends 2-Stamps
7 buttons
Red ribbon under buttons
2 clear Dew Drops

Fabric and BG paper
BG Recess collection 3 - Cafeteria, Erroneous and Home Room papers

Anything Goes

Anything Goes