I wanted to post this card yesterday as it was the first day of our Holy Month, Ramadan. We started our 30 days fasting which is always tough for me in the first few days as I am not a born Muslim and learnt fasting in my thirties only. I was struggling with a severe migraine and could not blog. But all is good now so I am pleased to share with you my Happy Ramadan card for this year:
I started with white heat embossing the Hero Arts Floral Tile Bold Prints on Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. Then I spritzed the whole panel with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.
Then I die cut the Hero Arts City Skyline die from black cardstock and distressed it a bit with white pigment ink. It helps the two layers to pop out more. I adhered the top layer with liquid glue and popped up the front one with 3D foam tape for dimension. I cut the panel down to be slightly smaller than an A2 card front.
On a thin strip of vellum I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Ramadan Greetings using Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I wrapped it around the background panel and secured the strip on the back. In this way the adhesive doesn’t show through.
I adhered the background to a white A2 note card and my card is finished.
I want to wish Happy Ramadan to all my muslim friends and my sweet family, may our fasting get accepted and our prayers heard. Let the world unite in peace and love.
This is just an extra little post to wish all my muslim friends and family a blessed and very happy Eid!
For my card I used the Hello Bluebird Springtime, Heffy Doodle Happy Snappy crocs and the Altenew Eid Greetings stamps along with dies from MFT (Mini stitched scallop rectangles, Stitched Rectangles) and Simon Says Stamp (Hearts). The patterned paper is also from MFT (Tiny check brights).
I coloured the cut sheep with Copics, and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I added a slot with a craft knife around the arms to be able to hold the present. I white heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip of cardstock and die cut a white scalloped rectangle, a stitched rectangle from patterned paper and a red heart. I assembled the card on a kraft card base and popped up the sheep with 3D foam squares. I added some clear shimmer and shine with glossy accents to the present, and emphasized the eyes and nose with a black glaze pen.
I hope you like my clean and simple card today and wish to see you later with another mermaid card 😉
I am so late posting this, but I wanted to wish all my Muslim friends and family a very happy Eid – in stile, with a handmade card.
I heat embossed the images and sentiments from Altenew on Bristol Smooth cardstock using Versamark and Versafine Onyx Black inks and silver sparkle and clear embossing powders.
Then I blended several shades of Distress Oxide inks: Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot. I spritzed it with water, dabbed it off with a paper towel and gave it some Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.
Then I die cut the whole panel with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a white card base.
I hope you like my card and will pop in tomorrow for some beach fun.