Video: Watercolor Galaxy with Ramadan Greetings

by Erum Tasneem

Hello, friends!

Erum here with a non-floral card featuring the Ramadan Greetings Stamp Set.

Altenew Ramadan Greetings Stamp Set | Watercolor Galaxy | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Ramadan is upon us so I thought I'd whip up a quick (and easy to make multiples of) card to send to my Muslim friends. I decided to go with galaxy watercolor (partial) background because everyone loves galaxy backgrounds and they look SO gorgeous.
Altenew Ramadan Greetings Stamp Set | Watercolor Galaxy | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0
I used masking fluid around the circle so my watercolor won't seep through. After the masking fluid was dry, I applied water to the area and started dropping in light pigment. The intensity of my pigment will increase as I move forward. In order to understand this process better, I suggest you watch the video tutorial which is at the end of this post.
Altenew Ramadan Greetings Stamp Set | Watercolor Galaxy | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0
For the “galaxy”, I used pinks, purples, blues, and black. After the galaxy watercolor dried, I removed the mask and noticed that it left behind a yellow tint. To cover this up, I mixed black and pearly white watercolor (Gansai Tambi) to make a light Moon Gray shade and added it around my galaxy circle.

I also added white paint splatters to the background to make my “stars”.

Altenew Ramadan Greetings Stamp Set | Watercolor Galaxy | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0Next, I stamped the image from the Ramadan Greetings Stamp Set with Clear Embossing Ink and then embossed it with Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder. Then I added gold splatters from Metallic Ink Spray in Antique Gold.

After embossing the image, I colored the image with dark purple watercolor to make it stand out. I think this technique would look lovely with floral stamps as well. You should definitely give it a try.

Altenew Ramadan Greetings Stamp Set | Watercolor Galaxy | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0I added very fine black paint splatters then stamped and heat embossed the sentiments with Clear Embossing Powder.

In the end, I also added a few diluted purple paint splatters to balance my galaxy background so that it doesn't look very harsh against the white and blends nicely.
Altenew Ramadan Greetings Stamp Set | Watercolor Galaxy | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0
That is all for today! I hope you liked the card and enjoy the process video as well.

Thank you for stopping by!

You can watch the video below or in HD on YouTube.

Video: Watercolor Galaxy with Ramadan Greetings Stamp Set

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Dina May 16, 2018 - 10:30

Beautiful card!

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Erum Tasneem May 17, 2018 - 05:58

Thank you!

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Peg May 16, 2018 - 11:07

An outstanding card! Love the colors and all the little touches.

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Erum Tasneem May 17, 2018 - 05:59

Thank you :)

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Lagene May 16, 2018 - 12:03

Beautiful card!

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Erum Tasneem May 17, 2018 - 06:01

Thanks Lagene :)

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Jane B. May 16, 2018 - 12:08

What a beautiful card…it transports me to a different place and time. Lovely!

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Manisha Ayyappath May 16, 2018 - 12:40

So stunning!! The video linked in the blog seems to be pointing to some other card! Would love to see the Galaxy cards video please! ?

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Erum Tasneem May 17, 2018 - 06:03

Thanks! The video link is correct. If it’s not working for you, please visit Altenew’s Youtube channel.

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Nancy W May 16, 2018 - 13:01

Beautiful card! I think you got the yellow shadow because you used heat on the masking fluid. In a watercolor class I learned that you shouldn’t heat it. Heat can cause a stain, or glue it to the paper so it tears when you take it off.

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Erum Tasneem May 17, 2018 - 06:07

Thank you! I figured. I have also read that this particular brand leaves a yellow tint.

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Nancy W May 16, 2018 - 13:02

Beautiful card! I think you got the yellow shadow because you used heat on the masking fluid. In a watercolor class I learned that you shouldn’t heat it. Heat can cause a stain, or glue it to the paper so it tears when you take it off. I love your fix of the problem – it added depth to the card.

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Kathy S May 16, 2018 - 13:25

This is just gorgeous! I love the galaxy background. I keep trying them out myself and never quite get the effect I’m looking for. Projects like yours inspire me to keep trying anyway.

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Erum Tasneem May 17, 2018 - 06:10

Thank you. Just follow what I did. Copy if you want to. You can slow down the speed of the video so you can get a better idea. Don’t forget to tag me when you try :)

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Cindie May 16, 2018 - 13:59

Breathtaking. So beautiful and moving…..because of this card, today is the day I try my hand at galaxy backgrounds!

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Erum Tasneem May 17, 2018 - 06:20

YAY! I am glad I inspired you ♥

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Cris G. May 16, 2018 - 14:50

So so gorgeous, as all the cards you make! Love the dark shade that you added in the end, it was the perfect final touch!
I use the same brand of masking fluid that you used and always get the results that you mentioned, no matter which kind of watercolor paper… and I never use a heat tool close to the mask. As I’ve learned, it doesn’t happen with all the brands, but it’s frequent in many of them.

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Erum Tasneem May 17, 2018 - 06:22

Thank you! That really sucks about the masking fluid though. I will have to check Jennifer McGuire’s blog, maybe she has a better replacement masking fluid.

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Diana B May 16, 2018 - 15:02

Just exquisite!

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Erum Tasneem May 17, 2018 - 06:35

Thank you Diana ♥

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Kathy P May 16, 2018 - 19:29

Beautiful card! Like your design, and that wonderful stamped sentiment.

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Erum Tasneem May 17, 2018 - 06:47

Thank you!

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Diana Ramsey May 17, 2018 - 01:21

This is one of my favourite cards. The colouring is exquisite, and so striking!

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Erum Tasneem May 17, 2018 - 06:47

Thank you ♥

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Karthikha Uday May 17, 2018 - 10:50

Oh wow! That’s gorgeous!!

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Patricia Wilson May 17, 2018 - 14:13

Very pretty card. Guess I won’t run out and get that masking fluid as doesn’t seem like it’s very kind. At least you were able to fix what you thought was wrong and thank you for leaving it in so we could see how you did that.

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June Fletcher May 18, 2018 - 07:17

Fabulous design and amazing colourways too!

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Henriëtte May 18, 2018 - 10:01

Very gorgeous Erum.

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donna mikasa May 18, 2018 - 19:10

Beautiful galaxy, Erum! I loved watching your video and seeing your creative process!

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Monika.Buzsy May 22, 2018 - 12:07

Fantastic coloring again Erum! Love the pretty hues… and so perfect with that simple gold heat embossed image!

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