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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Eastern Beauty Eid Cards

Eid Mubarak to all my family and friends near and far, hope that it was a beautiful day for you as it was certainly for me. After fasting for 30 days for Ramadan, it was a well deserving celebration. The highlight for me was definitely the kids receiving their Eid money,  but they all had to tell us one thing they learnt about Ramadan to be able to receive the money. I was glad to see that they all were able to say a few thoughts on Ramadan, even my little one who is only four years old. So proud of them. 
The other highlight for me, apart from food that my sister-in-law cooked for us, was speaking to all my family in Bangladesh on video call on Messenger. This is one of the times I love technology as it made it possible for us in Melbourne, Australia to not only speak to my family in a remote village in Bangladesh, but also to see their happy and beautiful faces, which was just amazing. We got to see how they look in their new Eid clothes and how intricate their henna art work was on their hands, see relatives I hadn't seen in ages. That was a perfect way to end the Eid celebrations.

Traditionally, we don't usually exchange cards on Eid, but I am trying to change that. I think cards are a lovely way to say to one another that you case, and that your thankful and grateful and blessed to have them in your lives, which is perfect because that to me is what Eid is all about. Here are some of my Eid card creations, I'm very proud of how they turned out.

Another of the highlights of this Eid for me were the Eid cards I have created for my families and friends. They were very well relieved, these cards made Eid a bit more festive and special this year.
For my Eid cards this year, I have used the Eastern Palace suite of products to make it look more exotic and majestic. Don't you think these look like the types of cards the Sultan of Akrabar, or Princes Jasmine would receive on Eid? I think so anyway, I am really quite proud of how they turned out.

For these ones, I have combined the Eastern Beauty bundled with Paisleys framelit dies, I think these two sets go perfectly together. To give it the aged look, I have also used the Touches of Texture stamp set, which I stamped around the edges. I just love this colour combo, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig, never thought to use them together as they are both dark colours, but they I think they look great together.

For my inspirations, I have browsed Pinterest for days, in hind side, I think I may have spent too long searching, as every idea I had come up with had an element of the cards I had seen on Pinterest. Therefore, some of this cards may look a bit similar to the ones on Pinterest, but I have changed them to make them my own. Note to self, next time limit your Pinterest time to one hour the maximum. 

I love how this card turned out, it looks amazing with the tassel and the gold ribbon. You might be wondering where did that paper come from as the one in the DSP pack doesn't have the gold in the pattern. Well this is where I changed it a little. I coloured in the paper with wink of stella - the gold one which I now is retired but can work just as well with the clear one as well. It just so happens that I had a gold theme going, which is why I used gold.

I wanted to make a card that was not too difficult to make, using the DSP as the main focus. Here are some cards that are quite simple, not to many layers and elements, perfect for the new crafters.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, hope you have enjoyed browsing through my projects and found some inspirations. If you like what you see, please leave a comment or two below, or simply click on one of the reaction buttons to let me know what your thoughts are about my creations. I value your opinion and I am always looking to improve my craft through constructive feedback from my guests/readers. I am also looking to expand my audience base, so please feel free to share my creations within your social circle.


  1. Beautiful work as usual, you are so talented.

  2. I already love the eastern palace suite but your gorgeous creations are inspiring thank you for sharing Irene Rahman

  3. I found you through the SU demo Facebook page. Wow! Gorgeous cards and a lovely post. I'm always interested in other cultures and found your post to be so beautiful. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. And by the way, you are just beautuful! Great photo.��