Today is the first day of the biggest Islamic holiday, Eid el Adha, the feast of sacrifice remembering Prophet Ibrahim. For this occasion I pulled out some DS Stamps stencils and stamps to create a cute card. This is my way of wishing Happy Feast to all my Muslim friends and family.
I started with an A2 sized white stitched panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock, laid the Eid stencil over it and applied Scattered Straw, Saltwater Taffy ad Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks. The stencil is a bit narrower than the front of a A2 card, so I simply “re-started the pattern” from the bottom of the panel knowing that it doesn’t need to match perfectly as I will cover that part with a sentiment strip.
I heat embossed a sentiment in white on a thin strip of black cardstock and adhered it in place. Noone would ever say that under the strip the stenciling doesn’t match!
Then I stamped the boy and girl from the Little Dua Makers set, also 2 sheep from the Hajj and Eid set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: FS7, FS6, FS4, GB5, CT4, CT2, CT1, BG4, BG2, BG1, PP4, PP2, PP1. I fussy cut the images and popped them up above the sentiment using 3D foam squares.
As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the veil of the girl, glossy accents to their shoes and google eyes to the sheep. It makes the card so playful! I could not resist some extra shine so I added a bit of liquid glue o certain parts of the stenciled design and poured chunky sparkle glitter on it. Let it dry and wiped off the excess. I love how it turned out, so festive!
I wish you liked my card and will pop in again, I will have a lovely summer card for you later today!
Ramadan has come to its end and today all muslims in the world started celebrating Eid al Fitr, which is a 3 days long feast with great food, special cookies and most of all – happy family gatherings. Unfortunately we are living far from our muslim relatives, but I wanted to wish all of my muslim family members and friends a blessed Eid. If I could have one wish only, I would ask for world peace. A world where people of different religions and ethnics can live peacefully together, where everyone tries to see the good in the others and not look for the evil. My heart is sad for all muslims who cannot live and enjoy the feast in peace.
Last year I bought the beautiful Decorative Hamsa from Simon Says Stamp and I was looking forward to putting it on a card. So I die cut it from gold sparkle cardstock which I previously backed with Stick It adhesive: as it is an intricate die, I felt it was going to be easier to adhere it this way.
I die cut a vellum circle with the Simon Says Stamp Circle dies and adhered the golden die cut.
For the background I used several Alcohol Inks from Ranger: Bottle, Clover, Limeade, Meadow, Pistachio and Citrus. I usually use Yupo paper but today I tried the Ranger glossy cardstock which was meant to be used with alcohol inks. It worked so well with the Blending solution and the inks. I used an air blower to move the ink. It dried super fast but until it was still tacky, I added some golden foil. I simply rubbed it over the sticky parts, so easy and beautiful!
When it was all dry, I die cut the panel with an A2 Stitched rectangle die from MFT and assembled the card.
I white heat embossed a sentiment from Altenew Eid Greeings stamp set on a thin black cardstock strip and adhered it to the card. As a finishing touch I used a green rhinestone in the middle of the eye.
I hope you like my inspiration for today and will come back soon for more!
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.