Card: Welcome Ramadan!

Finally the month of Ramadan is here. The days are long and the fasting is tough, but we are persevering.

I wanted to make a card welcoming Ramadan. Coincidentally, my husband asked the other day if I could make a Ramadan card for his friend. I told him I was just about to do so myself, and went on to work on this card.

Truth be told, it is not at all what I was hoping for it to be. In fact, this was the third attempt!

I wanted to remove the clear embossing in the end with a hot iron, so that all the white areas would have consistent level and texture. But that didn’t work well at all, in the end (on my third card) I decided to leave it as is. Then there were times I messed up the sponging, making smudges.  And the embossing wasn’t working for me well either in terms of coverage. I was getting ink inside the silhouette area which looked terrible. So I ended adding white paint on top which added more to the texture! exactly what I was trying to avoid!

Anyway, I think I will do this differently next time. But in the mean time, as this card is going to the mail and not to the trash, I thought why not share it. 🙂

I didn’t show this in the video, but later on I cut out the middle portion of the card and mounted it on a 4.25″ by 5.5″ black card stock. It was my husband’s idea! said the contrast would make the men look more prominent.

Here is the video:



Stamps: Stampin’Up! “Come To Bethlehem“, sentiment from Paper Smooches “Word Salad”

Ink: Close to my Heart “Moonstrack” and Black, Sakura clear stardust gel pen.

Paper: Neenah Solar White

Others: EK success 3/4″ circle punch, inkadinkado clear embossing powder and eclipse masking tape

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