Friday, 28 November 2008

Cards for Eid Al-Adha: First Batch

This eid, I didn't plan on making cards, thinking I would not have the time. Then I bought some eid clothes for my nephews and neices in Pakistan and thought it would be nice to send a card with them. I remember last year looking at my craft supplies for ages and not knowing where to start. So this year I pasted down a bunch of different backgrounds from bits of paper and cuttings and let them be my starting point.

This background is from an Eid magazine put out by the Mayor of London for Eid ul-Fitr 2008 featuring the amazing work of an artist called Shahida Ahmed. (I found the magazine online here).

This purple and gold pattern is from a luxury-goods catalogue, I continued the pattern onto the background with a gold stamp.

More of the same catalogue paper with a different stamp and different shaped gems. I just wish I could cut straight (I have a guillotine I found in the £-shop, but it doesn't cut leaving clean lines - I guess that's why it costs a pound).

Another background from the eid magazine.

Also a background from the eid magazine

This was one of a series of different coloured pictures I cut out from a university brochure. They were all natural looking shots in different colours (including the one before).

Incidentally, this is where I get my Eid Mubarak and Happy Eid peel-offs.


  1. assalaamualykum
    gorgeous mashaAllah! might just inspire me to do something similar...

  2. Assalam Alaikum!

    Great design!!! took me until today to find your blog again! I was almost going to send out an SOS on my blog... The positive side? I have lots of reading material...have to catch up with your writing!

  3. Wow all your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

  4. Assalam-alaikam,

    Sister Ayesha,
    you have to have a go, it's so much fun and a lovely way to build up the mood for Eid.

    Sis Umm Nassim,
    I'm so glad you found me, the trouble I have been having...

    thanks for stopping by and for your kind words.