Eid al-Fitr and Eid Mubarak Cards

Eid al-Fitr is about a week from today. This holiday is an important holiday for Muslims. It is a celebration that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting (more detail here). I grew up celebrating this holiday with my relatives and friends. And I wish I am in Indonesia right now to celebrate with them but I am thankful that I still can celebrate from here by making them some cards.

Today I made several cards for Eid Mubarak / Eid al-Fitr. I found out that Altenew sells this theme stamp sets and LOVE their stamps. On these cards today I used the Eid Greetings stamp set, Ramadan Greetings stamp set, and Persian Motifs stamp set.

They are one layer cards which will be perfect to send them to overseas 🙂

Altenew - Happy Eid

This first card I heat embossed the flowers and sentiment with a mixed of Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder and Whispers Clear Glitter embossing powder. Love the shimmer!

Then I colored the flower with Prismacolor Premier pencils. I tell you, these color pencils are AWESOME! This is the first time I tried the technique that they called “Black Magic Coloring Technique.” Super fun and love the colors just pop against the black card.

Altenew - Happy Eid

The second card below is just simple heat embossing with the mixed embossing powder.

Altenew - Eid Mubarak

I heat embossed the Arabic letter with the mixed embossing powder on the third card. Then on the piece of vellum, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed it with CTMH Clear embossing powder. I added the vellum with Tombow Vellum Adhesive.

Altenew - Eid Mubarak

The this fourth card, I stamped the Arabic word on Canson Watercolor paper with Ranger Archival Ink. And added the color washes using acetate paper. I these Distress inks: Evergreen Bouch, Crushed Olive, and Mowed Lawn. Then I finished it with some clear and metallic sequins (a present from a crafty friend).

Altenew - Eid Greetings

I still need to make more of these holiday cards! When I created these cards, my thoughts and prayers for them as they are still fasting and seeking God.

THANK YOU for visiting today and I hope you all have a blessed day!

I link up this card for this challenge:

WOW! Embossing June Challenge

Altenew June Inspiration Challenge

STAMPlorations June Theme and Sketch Challenge

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Add Some Shimmer

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Little Tangles Challenge #69: Embossing

Sending A Whole Latte Love

July is getting closer… Can’t you believe that? I feel time just flies so fast when we have fun 🙂 Like my daughters always say, “Fun In The Sun” when they are outside and swimming in the lake. I hope you all have a fabulous Summer so far…

Today’s card is another one layer and CAS card. This time I created the background with the technique called Ghosting. I’ve been wanting to try this technique because it is fun watching the image revealed. You can find some tutorials about this technique on YouTube. Here are some that I like:

Sending A Whole Latte Love | http://helengullett.com/?p=9392

I added some Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Fire Brick, and Crushed Olive) on the Canson Watercolor paper with make up sponge. I blended them as I added the colors. Then I laid ARTplorations – Retro Circles stencil and lightly spray water on it. Cannot be too much water because it can create a pool of water under the stencil and it won’t get the impression. After that letting it sat for couple seconds, carefully I dabbed all over with paper towel without moving the stencil and then lifted up the stencil. Woalah! Love the background 🙂

I stamped the image and sentiment from STAMPlorations – Latte Love with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I finished the card with some dark brown sequins.

This one quick way of making card with stamp and stencil. I hope you like the card today and THANK YOU for stopping by.

Have a fabulous and blessed day!

I link up the card today at:

A Happy News…

Today I have a happy news to share with you all. I am so super excited that I am designing with the Cutting Cafe starting July!

The Cutting Cafe Designer
The Cutting Cafe is an online store where you can get cutting files and digital stamps. I adore their designs! Visit their blog for more inspirations, deals and giveaways.

Looking forward to share more projects with you all using The Cutting Cafe digital stamps and cutting files!

Thank You and have a blessed day!

Brave, Fierce and Free

I have been living in this country for over 8 years and I have been so blessed in many ways by God. This is the country that people called the land of freedom. For me, I believe to have freedom is actually comes with great responsibilities.

God has given us the life set free from the death and its stings through the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. We are no longer slaves to sin, but we are servants of the Most High Lord of lords. We are set free to serve Him with our lives in freedom. And He does not want us to do it with our own strength and power because He knows well that we will fall again into the trap of the evil and imprison again. He gives us the most powerful Helper and Guide to help us and to guide in doing what He has called us to do every single day. We need to live our our salvation.

That is the true freedom. To live knowing by the grace of God we are saved and set free to live serving and honoring Him with the power of the Holy Spirit every day. Through that, we will shine in this dark world and we will be the salt to impact lives so that they may come to know the One and Only Father and God who live them.

Let’s live our free-given life in way to make much of Him! Do not take it for granted for what He has done to set us free and to bring us to live in this wonderful country for He always has amazing purposes and plans for each of His children. Trust in Him with all your heart and give to Him your plans!

So…. Today I am sharing 2 watercolor cards. The first on is reverse watercoloring technique, means that we watercolor outside the image. And second is watercolor technique, means we watercolor the image.

Reverse Watercoloring: Brave, Fierce and Free

My created a card today using the reverse watercoloring technique (tutorial here) with one of the Angie’s Girl stamps from Unity Stamp Company. I stamped the image and sentiment on the Canson Watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black and I added the watercoloring using Gansai Tambi watercolor with small round brush.

This is a one layer card and it is a quick one to make, too 🙂

And my second card is also using one of the stamps from Unity Stamp Company – May Kit Of The Month and the card base is from American Crafts.


I used the die from Craftin Dessert Diva for the mat and stamped the image. I watercolored it with Gansai Tambi. Then I added some glitter with Wink Of Stella on it. I finished my card with some clear gems.

Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is a great idea in this hot hot hot day, don’t you think? 😉

I hope you all have a fabulous and blessed weekend! Thank You for visiting my blog today.

I also link up this card at:

UNITY {show and tell} Color Challenge

STAMPlorations June CAS Card Challenge

Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks 236 – 237: Anything Goes


Simon Says: Add Some Shimmer

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Virginia’s View Challenge #22

Sugar Pea Designs – Mix It Up Challenge #3

You Deserve A Break

It has been amazing blog hop and there are more LOTS of Coffee/Tea/Cocoa theme projects on this Summer!

Today is the last day you can link up you project with the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop.

And here’s my last card for this hop…


My card is inspired by Heather’s reverse watercoloring technique. This technique is fun and easy to do. Check it out her tutorial here.

I used Canson Watercolor paper as the card base. Using MISTI, I stamped the image from Unity Stamp Co – May SOTM Kit with Versafine Onyx Black ink on the card. Then using Craft Heater to dry the stamped image.

Then I colored the card used Gansai Tambi watercolor and medium round brush. It was fun and those rainbow colors bring so much happiness 😉

It is a quick, one layer card techniqur if you wanna try… And did I also mention, fun? 😀

Thank You so much for visitig today and have a blessed day!

I also link up this card at:

Virginia’s View Challenge #22

STAMPlorations June CAS Card Challenge

Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks 236 – 237: Anything Goes


Share Joy Challenge 41: Sketch and Color Challenge

Hey, How Are You?

We are back from our camping trip and we totally had a fun weekend celebrating the best Dad my daughters have ever and the awesomest husband I have!

Today I’d like to share my second coffee card for Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I CASE-ing the card from Precious Rememberance blog post:

Source: Precious Remembrance Shop Blog (click on the picture to visit the blog post and video tutorial)

And this is my card:

Hey, How Are You?

I stamped the coffee cup from Coffee Love Stamp set on pattern papers and white cardstock then I cut them with Micro-Tip Scissors. Then I stamped the sentiment on Vellum Paper with Archival Ink. Using Craft heater, I heat set the stamped sentiment on vellum because so it won’t smear when I touch (kindda clumsy and impatient to wait till it dries :D)

Then I stamped some of the images from Happy Art Stamp Set on the background with CTMH Exclusive Ink Pads: Pear, Crystal Blue, Pixie. I finished the card with some chocolate sequins that I got from Dollar Store.

This is not a bulky card eventhough the cup has some layers because of the fussy cutting.

THANK YOU for visiting me today and how you will have a blessed day!

I link up this card at:

STAMPlorations June CAS Card Challenge

Word Art Wednesday Challenge Week 234/235: Anything Goes

Hawaiian Hibiscus: Mahalo

Summer for us is all about tent camping, swimming in the lake, hiking and exploring the nature. And, We are going on a long weekend temt camping trip on this Father’s Day weekend.

Before we are on the road, I’d like to share a card I made with this gorgeous Hawaiian Hibiscus stamp set from Close To My Heart.

Hawaiian Hibiscus - Mahalo

I used Watercolor Paint set and flat medium brush to create that background.

On a seperate watercolor paper, I stamped the flowers using Black Archival Ink Pad and usig my Craft Heater to dry them quickly and started painting them.

Hawaiian Hibiscus - Mahalo

When they dried well, I used the Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors to cut all of them and adding them on the card with glue dots and 3D foam tapes.

I stamped the sentiment with Archival Black Ink Pad.

I am not a big fan of hot pink (sorry to all Pink lovers…) but I love how this card turned out. I think the yellow and green kindda balance it out. What do you think? 😉

Thank You for visiting me this time! Have a fabulous and blessed day!

I link up my card at:

Addicted To CAS Challenge #90 – Aloha

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

 Splitcoast Stampers Free For All Challenge (F4A328) – Watercoloring

Word Art Wednesday Challenge Week 234/235: Anything Goes

Virginia’s View Challenge #22