With a few craft supplies, you can make some breathtakingly beautiful cards. I admit these Eid Mubarak cards turned out better than I thought. This tutorial will show you a step by step process on how to achieve the ombre effect as well as you give a couple alternatives for titling this card.
You can make this card any size you want, but I’ve chosen to simply cut down in half a 9″x12″ piece of 90 lb. watercolor paper making the card bases 4.5×12 with a finished card of 4.5×6 when folded. I’ve cut the watercolor paper long ways and short ways to create four variations of the opening of the cards. I cut the card fronts to 4X5.5 to give a small white border all around.
Most materials for this project can be found at Dick Blick. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire. I used Fabriano 90 lb. watercolor paper for the card base as well as the card front. The wood pieces are from Michaels Craft store, while the little stars are by Studio Calico. To get the sparkly sky, I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine in white. You can use stickers, Thickers, chipboard letters or the Shilouette Cameo (for a custom cut) for the title. I’ve used a strong permanent adhesive by Tombow to adhere the card front to the card base and Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive to glue the stars and crescent to the card front.