Arabic Sayings

5 Quick and easy Eid cards using ONE stamp set (with DStamps)

Yup you read that title correct. I’ve got five cards to share with you using one stamp set! And they are using really simple techniques and products that most crafter have in their stash! So even though there are like 3 days left for Eid, you have plenty of time to make these to add to your gifts! Don’t have the stamp set yet, well then order it ASAP -‘s use it for your Hajj and post Eid parties!

The first card has some very basic coloring. After embossing the image and sentiment, I did very quick coloring with Zig real brush markers. Finally trimmed the card front down and adhered it to a black card base.

The second card took a few minutes longer, I used a cross stitch die from Studio Katia, to create the Kabaa with some black and gold thread. I used the same sentiment, embossed in gold, and trimmed it down before adhering it to a black card base.

The third card is possibly the easiest of the batch, I embossed the sentiment in gold, and the sheep in black and added googly eyes. Done!

The last two cards I clustered the smaller images on an acrylic block and stamped them repetitively to create a background. I was going to keep the card one later, but forgot to stamp the sentiment. Instead I stamped it on some vellum and added it to the card front using some craft foam.

And that’s it! 5 cards that took me 1 hr including the stitching! I hope this inspires you to create and add some handmade items to your Eid gifts!

As always, here’s a list of products I used :
Hajj+Eid Stamps // Dstamps
Stitch Borders // Studio Katia
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Impress Cards and Crafts
VersaFine Black Onyx // Impress Cards and Crafts
White embossing powder // Impress Cards and Crafts
Gold embossing powder // Amazon
Clear Embossing powder // Impress Cards and Crafts
4mm Silly Eyes (small) // Pretty Pink Posh
Black and White Cardstock
Black and gold thread

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

Arabic Sayings, Pretty Pink Posh

Salam and Sayings Theme Week (with DStamps) : Day 5

Two posts on the same day? Well I have lots to catch up on! Lots of new things to create and share, so here we go with the last set of cards for this series. The inspiration for these cards was a bouquet of flowers that were delivered with note in a card holder floral pick. I wish I saved the pick for the photo shoot though!

To create these cards, I used some pre colored and pre diecut images from two of my favorite floral stamps set. I colored them using copic combos from Yana Smakula. Then using my largest hexagon die, I die cut two in white cardstock and two in black. I embossed the sentiment onto the black one and stamped with black in on the white. To create the card flap for a space to write your message, I scored one edge at a 1/4 inch and adhered it using some strong double sided adhesive.

Using some liquid adhesive I adhered the floral images in a wreath pattern. At this point I realized using a circle die might have made, making the wreath pattern easier, but I think the end results turned out pretty good!

As always, here is a list of all the supplies that I used for these cards :
Salam Stamps // DStamps
Spring Wreath Stamp Set// Pretty Pink Posh
Spring Wreath Coordinating Dies // Pretty Pink Posh
Bunny Friends Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Bunny Friends Coordinating Dies // Pretty Pink Posh
Stitched Hexagons Dies // Pretty Pink Posh
Copic Markers // ScrapbookPal
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Amazon
White Embossing Powder // Amazon
Memento Tuxedo Black // Amazon

Thanks for following along, and I hope that I have inspired you to create cards with different sentiments!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

Arabic Sayings

Salam and Sayings Theme Week (with DStamps) : Day 4

This post is days late because I decided not to pack my laptop, thinking that I can type it up and post it on my phone, but I failed. Really badly failed, so here I am on a Monday afternoon when I should be creating/posting for Eid! Can you believe Eid is less that a week away! I’m still unpacking from the wedding weekend. Man, Dallas was hot! Enough chit chat, card time! 

To make these cards, I started off by stamping this beautiful floral wreath image from Studio Katia, it’s a HUGE one! My final card was a 5 x 5 inch square. I’ll link the envelopes I use to mail/give this away below. I colored them using chameleon dual tone colored pencils, and diecut using the largest square die I could find in my stash. Then I used a circle die to cut out the center of the wreath. With my card fronts ready, it was now time to finish of the cards. I made 5 x 5 cardbases in black cardstock.

For the first card, I made a window card. Started with lining up card front with the base, and die cut a circle, and create the window. I added a white square to the inside of the card to stamp the sentiment (from DStamps), leaving room to add your message. As usual I added some gems to the front of the card for a finishing touch.

I made the second card a shaker, one of my favorite cards to make! Using some thin foam tape I created the ‘well’ for the sequins, after adding a piece of acetate to cover the window in the middle of the wreath. I added more foam tape around the ‘well’ and added it to the card base. I also added a few of the same sequins on the wreath, along with an embossed sentiment to finish off the card!

Thanks for following along and here is a list of the products that I used to make these cards!
Salam Stamps // DStamps
Floral Wreath // Studio Katia
Spring Blooms Sequins Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Micheals Stores
Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black // Impress Cards and Crafts
Versamark Pad // Impress Cards and Crafts
White Embossing Powder // Impress Cards and Crafts
Chameleon Dual Tone Colored Pencils // Amazon
Square Envelopes // Amazon

Thanks again for stopping by! I’m off to type up the last post for this series! See y’all soon!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

Arabic Sayings

Salam and Sayings Theme Week (with DStamps) : Day 3

Hey guys and welcome back to this theme week that I started 2 weeks ago! I’m sorry but life happened, and that means real life and adulting had to take first priority! But I am back now, I have cards, and pictures and now time for the less creative part of the craft blogging world, typing. Lots of typing!

Recently I have collected more than an handful of ‘border stamps’. That’s what I call them, as you can stamp them as a border on the card, color, add the sentiment and you are all set with a completed card! So that’s exactly what I did with this set of cards, I wanted a little extra space to use a larger sentiment.

I wasn’t planning on fussy cutting the images, but I made the rest of the paper a little messy, so fussy cutting (there are coordinating dies for this stamp set) and sequins to the rescue. I colored the images using chameleon dual tone colored pencils. I don’t think I’ve made a card with so much green on it before! The rainbow floral seems to be my go to style these days!

The sentiment was is from DStamps, I’ve been loving using her stamp set as it add a little something extra to my cards with an Arabic sentiment!

As usual here is a list of products that I used :
Salam Stamps // DStamps
Mama Elephant – Wild Meadow // DoodlebugsWA
Party Mix Jewels // Pretty Pink Posh
Neenah Dessert Storm // Ellen Hutson
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Micheals Stores
Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black // Impress Cards and Crafts
Chameleon Dual Tone Colored Pencils // Amazon

Thanks again for stopping by! I’m off to create some more content for y’all! See you again soon!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

Arabic Sayings

Salam and Sayings Theme Week (with DStamps) : Day 2

Welcome back for day 2! Waking up three times in the middle of the night doesn’t help with the productive day I had planned, so here I am eating lunch at 4PM and typing this after a 3 hour nap!

For today’s cards I used sentiments that can used instead of Congrats or Good Luck, what do you think? Maybe a graduation or new baby card? I paired them with Magnolia Stamps from Pretty Pink Posh colored using copic markers.

For the first card, I used the storybook 5 die from Pretty Pink Posh to create the scene. I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Ink from Impress, and also ink blended part of the background to add interest. For a finishing touch I added some clear nuvo drops.

For the second card I lightly ink blended the edges of the card, and stamped the sentiment in the same color. And I ran out of leaves at this point! So what to do? I cut the two leaves that I had in half and stuck them behind the flowers. Can you tell? I can’t and I know I’ll be using this trick more in the future! And of course I added nuvo drops for the finishing touch.

One last look at the pair of cards and here’s a list of supplies that I used :

Magnolia Flowers // Pretty Pink Posh
Storybook 3 Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Storybook 5 Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Copic Markers // ScrapbookPal
Artist Markers – Set A // Altenew
Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black // Impress Cards and Crafts
Fresh Ink – Basil // Impress Cards and Crafts
Nuvo Crystal Drops // Impress Cards and Crafts
Salam Stamps // DStamps

Thanks again for stopping by my blog! Fingers crossed I’ll be back tomorrow! 

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

Arabic Sayings, Pink Fresh Studios, Pretty Pink Posh

Salam and Sayings Theme Week (with DStampss) : Day 1

As a card maker, the lack of Islamic theme stamps, especially sentiments always bothered me. I’m always looking for sets that I can use for Eid cards, as I have a handful of Altenew Eid sentiments I can use with them. But for any other occasion, I stick to English sentiments, like Congrats and Thank You. So you can only imagine my excitement when I came across DStamps on Instagram and saw their Salam stamp set. I used their Eid sentiments set for my Ramadan/Eid cards, but now I get to share with you every day cards with Arabic sentiments!

For today’s cards I made thank you cards, but with Arabic Sentiments! Perfect for Eid thank you cards, right? But to add a little twist, I decided to make them “open cards” using background/cover dies.

For the first card, I die cut my current favorite lattice die, twice. I scored the top of one, added strong double sided adhesive and adhered the two together. For the front of the card I adhered the colored wreath, and backed it with wreath diecut to hide the adhesive. For the back of the card, I die cut a circle just smaller than the wreath, stamped and embossed a sentiment from DStampss, I also backed this one with another matching circle for a finished look and a place to stamp my handmade by stamp! Make sure to die cut the background die from heavy cardstock.

For the second card, I used a layer die set, cutting the bottom later twice. For the front of the card, I adhered the two layers, and added the embossed sentiment circle and a watercolored floral image. I die cut three more circles to back the sentiment, and add a place to add a message on the back of the card. I water colored the image and the sentiment circle quickly with some zig real brush markers.

Which card is your favorite? I don’t think I can choose! I hope you enjoyed this card and come back tomorrow for another set of cards!

Lastly, here are a list of supplies :

Spring Wreath Stamp Set// Pretty Pink Posh
Spring Wreath Coordinating Dies // Pretty Pink Posh
Lattice Background Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Copic Markers // ScrapbookPal
Memento Ink – Rich Cocoa // Impress Cards and Crafts
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen – Glitter Gloss // Impress Cards and Crafts
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Amazon
Gold Embossing Powder // Amazon
Zig Real Brush Markers// Amazon
Fancy Elements // Pink Fresh Studios
Fancy Floral 1 // Pink Fresh Studios
Fancy Floral 2 // Pink Fresh Studios
Salam Stamps // DStamps

Thanks again for stopping by my blog!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Card Class at Impress Cards and Crafts

Happy 4th everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the day where ever you are reading this from and if you made it a long weekend like me, then hope you can squeeze in some crafty time! I might be in the air and on the road this weekend, but I have some crafty goodies packed away in my purse! Won’t keep y’all here for too long, just wanted to pop in and show you a set of cards, and let you know that you can join me at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila to make them with me.

The class is Sunday, August 18th from 1:30 -3:30 PM. Please call the store at 206-901-9101 to sign up! You can find details to this class and more, here. *please bring alcohol markers/colored pencils for the paper/ink that we will be using along with your favorite adhesive, foam tape and scissors

For those of you that are not local and can’t make it to the class, check out this post for details on how to make the cards. All that I changed in this set is making one of the cards a shaker, and using copics to color instead of zig real brush markers.

The copic combo’s that I used are : BG13, R20-R22, V12-V15, Y11-Y13, YG03-YG17, Y15-YR15.

Lastly, here is a list of products that I used :

Spring Wreath Stamp Set// Pretty Pink Posh
Spring Wreath Coordinating Dies // Pretty Pink Posh
Everyday Greetings Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Congrats Script Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Lattice Background Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Party Jewels Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Fresh Ink – Peach // Impress Cards and Crafts
Memento Ink – Rich Cocoa // Impress Cards and Crafts
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen – Glitter Gloss // Impress Cards and Crafts
Makeup Brushes // Amazon
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Amazon
Gold Embossing Powder // Amazon
Copic friendly white paper, golden matte paper, acetate, foam tape, liquid adhesive, ribbon

Thanks again for stopping by my blog and hopefully I will meet some of you at the class!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh, The Daily Marker Coloring Challange

#thedailymarker30day Challenge : Day 1-5

I know I am really really really behind on this challenge, I have been coloring/creating, just not regularly. The reason being, I needed to take the break, step back and declutter (round 2!), and reorganizing my stash. Knowing what I have and where it is, really helps with productivity. If you follow me on Instagram, then you have already seen these cards, but I’m sharing them on here again so that I can link all the products that I used, and also share a little more into techniques that I used.

Day 1 : Kites with Chameleon Dual Brush Colored Pencils

This card was part of my Dad’s and Grad’s theme week, and you can find all the details here.

Day 2 : Animal Frames with Zig Real Brush Markers

This set of cards was also part of Dad’s and Grad’s Theme week, you can find more details here.

Day 3 : Stamped and inked background with Distress Oxides

I made this card as part of Dad’s and Grad’s theme week, so the exact colors that I used can be found here along with the technique. I shared it as day 3 after a failed attempt to recreate it on Instagram live.

Day 4 : Pigment Ink blending over a Stencil

If you follow me on Instragram, then you probably heard or read about my disastrous attempt to create a rainbow background on live and then again on stories, but I guess all’s well that ends well. I really ended up liking the final card that I created with the card.

To create this card, start with creating a colored background. I created a rainbow, but any combination of colors will work well. I used distress oxide inks in seedless preserves, salty ocean, shabby shutters, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade and candied apple. Next I attached a stencil to the inked background, and adhered it to my work surface. Using a Tim Holtz mini ink blending tool, I inked up the stencil using Fresh Ink in Paper White. Peel off the stencil and set it aside to dry, while working on the sentiment ring, starting with diecutting the beach scene die 5-6 times from regular cardstock, and layering them. On a piece of velllum, I embossed sentiments from Tropical Friends stamp set, and placed my stacked window die cuts on the vellum. Once the glue dried, I trimmed the vellum and adhered it on to my card front. If the pigment ink is still tacky, you can dry it off using a heat gun. As always, I added some jewels to finish the card.

The products I used are listed below :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Michaels
Tropical Friends Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Tropical Background Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Beach Scene Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Party Jewels Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Fresh Ink (Paper White) // Impress Cards and Crafts
Ranger Embossing Powder, Holographic // Amazon
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink // Amazon

Day 5 : Peacocks and Stripes with ink blending and water coloring

While cleaning and clearing I found lots and lots colored diecuts, so

To create this card, I used a previously colored image from Peacock Friends stamp set, using my zig real brush markers. The using the wide stripe stencil from Pretty Pink Posh, I inked up a piece of card stock using peacock feature and a make up brush. Then I cleaned the stencil, used is as a mask, and covered the blue stripes, leaving the white space open. After adhering it back to my work surface, I inked up the card front a second time using twisted citron to create the double color stripes. I cut down the ink panel, layering with with some foam tape and cut white card fronts. Before adhering the white layer I stamped and embossed a sentiment in gold to match the outline of the peacock. And as usual added a few jewels to finish off!

The products that I used are listed below :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Michaels
Peacock Friends Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Wide Stripe Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Everyday Greeting Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Party Jewels Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Ranger Embossing Powder, Gold // Amazon
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Amazon
Zig Real Brush Markers// Amazon

Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to leave me a comment with any question you may have!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana



Pretty Pink Posh

Dads and Grads Theme Week (with Pretty Pink Posh) : Day 5

You are probably wondering why I’m sharing a bunch of graduation cards cards this late. I was going to post them on Saturday, but life happened. But I have the cards made, might as well share them, you can always make them for graduation party coming up or change the sentiments for thank you cards too!

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As you know, this theme week was more to challenge me to make masculine cards more than anything else, as you probably know that I gravitate towards florals and all things glittery! Another thing that I’m not good at is coloring critters, but my new collections of zig real brush markers has helped! I plan on using the current coloring challenge to get a little more practice with critters has I have managed to collect A LOT of them! 

After coloring my little critter images, I die cut them with the coordinating die, but these images can also be fussy cut as they aren’t that detailed. I wanted to create cards that can be mass produced, so after the coloring I chose to keep the rest of the card relatively simple. I used two stencils to create an embossed card two (one with graduation caps and the second with bows). I adhered the critters using foam tape an added some star sequins and some clear ones to finish of the cards.

And that’s it! Thanks for following along this theme week, I really hope that it inspires you to use what you have in your stash and just be creative! We don’t need the newest and greatest products to create!

As always, I’ll leave you with a list of supplies that I used. I also updated supplies for day 4, here. (The rest of the theme week can be found here (day 1), here (day 2) and here (day 3))

Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Watercolour Brush Pens // Amazon
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Michaels
Animal Signs Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Graduation Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Bow Ties Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink // Amazon
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer // Amazon

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Dads and Grads Theme Week (with Pretty Pink Posh) : Day 4

For today’s post I decided to look at the stash, and I found an older stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh, and the sentiment was perfect for a graduation card! But how to make a Father’s Day card with the same stamp. After some thinking, I decided to use one of the stamps to create my own background, inspired by my crafting bestie, Crystal. She’s the queen of CAS cards and the reason I am back in the blogging world!

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I couldn’t decide on a color palette so went with a rainbow, rainbows are always a good idea. For the graduation card, I used the sentiment, ‘let your dreams soar’, don’t you think its perfect? I colored the kites with my chameleon dual tone pencils, with some simple shading like yesterday’s post. I die cut them using the coordinating dies. To create the background I used a MFT cloud stencil and some distress oxide in salty ocean. I stamped the sentiment, and adhered the strings with some tape adhesive and the kites with some 3M tape to add some dimension.

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For the second card, you can use a ‘happy father’s day’ sentiment, but I used a happy birthday die as I told I mentioned previously I don’t need anymore of those cards! But wanted to continue sharing some masculine card ideas! I stamped the sentiment in versafine Black onyx ink, and covered it with some ranger halographic embossing powder (this time I used the right one!), then I used the solid kite image from the set to repeatedly stamp a background in versamark ink and covered it with the same embossing powder. Once heat set, I ink blended with some distress oxides, and created the rainbow. The card looked a little plain to me, so I added some party mix jewels from Pretty Pink Posh to finish off the cards!

(I’ll be back to link all the products I used!)

Edit 6/17 : Here’s a link of all the supplies I used :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Michaels
Fly A Kite Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Party Jewels Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink // Amazon
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer // Amazon
Ranger Embossing Powder, Holographic // Amazon
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Amazon
Chameleon Art Tones Pencils // Amazon

Till then, thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana