Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Divine Springtime

Naw-Ruz, which means “New Day”, is celebrated at the vernal equinox, on the first day of spring. It is a time of joy and celebration, with the darkness of winter coming to an end and the reappearance of light, warmth and the beauty of spring’s flowers. It is a day of new beginnings – of change and hope.

However, for Baha’is, Naw Ruz also has deep spiritual significance. Naw Ruz marks the end of the 19-day Baha’i Fast, which is a period of reflection and profound spiritual reinvigoration for Baha’is. Naw-Ruz was ordained by Baha’u'llah as a celebration of humanity’s “spiritual springtime”: the Baha’i dispensation.

 To commemorate this occasion and to share the joy, I created these bright and cheerful pink cards.
Digital text was printed on sheets cherry index and also to sheets of white index. The cherry index was cut and scored to make the body of the card. The white index was punched using a small tag punch.
A digital image was printed on coated cover stock and die cut in a label shape, then mounted on a larger white background cut in the same label shape. Several punches were used with pink, tan and white paper,   including a swirl, leafy branch and large and small flowers with the tiny black circles. After these components were glued into place, glitter was glued onto the flowers in the digital image to give the image some sparkle and shine and the finishing touch!
May this New spring season bring many blessings and increase the joy and happiness in your hearts and life!
Happy Naw-Ruz!


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    Love love love those cards!!!!!
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  2. Very beautiful cards.
    Happy Friday!
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    Have a great weekend.

  3. oh what beautiful cards!! And thank you for explaining Naw-Ruz.I had never heard of this before and always enjoy learning about other faiths etc.