Eid-ul-Adha is the second celebration in the Islamic calendar, approximately about two months and ten days after Ramadan Eid, which is known as Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid-ul-Adha is known to be the greater of the two, it is also known as the feast of Sacrifice.
My family and I along with the Muslim communities in Australia, celebrated Eid-ul-Adha last weekend. In preparation for the day, I started to make my Eid cards couple of weeks ago. Some of you may recall my post about Eid cards I made for Ramadan Eid with the Eastern Beauty suite of products. This time I have used the 'Night In Bethlehem' bundle together with 'Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper'. Night In Bethlehem bundle is from the new Holiday catalogue
I am mindful that this backdrop of Bethlehem was probably never intended to be used as a scene for Eid celebrations. But given that both religion shares the same origin, I think this works well for Eid cards as well as Christmas cards. For example, if i had used the images of the Shepherd and the Crib and the large Star on the same design, it would more like a Christmas card. But without those images, its just a Middle-Eastern town, which is perfect for a Eid Card. I have used the Night Sky from 'Card Front Builder Thinlit Dies' to create the silhouette of a night sky in the Mediterranean.
I attended a craft class by my good friend Carolina Evans, where we did fun fold cards, and ever since then, I have been playing around with various fun fold techniques. I have done an 'Z' fold card before but not one that cascades down like this own. I just love how it turned out, especially considering I had no idea what I was doing. I just kept building it up as I went , until it became so thick that I could hardly close it. Then I said to myself 'maybe I should stop'.
In the inside, I carried on with the same backdrop, and more of the same night sky.
For the second and the third Eid cards, I used the 'Bridge Fold' technique. There are plenty of recipes on this technique on Pinterest, if you're interested to know how to make one. Its a 3D card, allowing to create a background and a foreground. Here I have used the sames images as the background and foreground, increasing the density of the buildings. But they work just as well when they are different.
I have used paper from the Eastern Palace suite of products, giving it more of a middle-eastern vibe.
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