52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Zentangle 60th Birthday Eclipse Card


I fancied doing something totally different, so tried my hand at doing a "Zentangle".

I used a black Posca Pen to draw a squiggly line over the card, then set too filling in the areas.  I really enjoyed the process as it was so calming.  It did take a couple of hours though.

Once finished, I decided the design would work well as an eclipse card and as our male friend celebrates his 60th birthday this weekend, decided it would be for him.

In the middle of the card, I positioned two large die numbers, securing them with pieces of low tack tape.  I then run it through the "Big Shot".  

on the back of the card, in the area where the numbers were cut out, I used double sided sticky tape to secure a piece of red paper.  (The red paper is a little nod to the recipient being a Manchester United fan). Then around the edges of the underside of the card used more tape then stuck it to a piece of black card, trimming to size. I then added it to a 7x7" card blank.

At the base of the card, using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black Ink I stamped the Funky Fossil Designs greeting, using a stamp from their "Stripped Back Sentiments" stamp set.

Returning to the die cuts, I lay them in position on the card and then glued the two oval infills of the numbers on to the card.

I lifted the actual numbers from the card (leaving the infills in position) and added foam pads to the underside.  I was then able to align the numbers in the correct position.


  1. What a clever card Sam and I love the red infills which you can see underneath the 'tangle' layer and the black mat brings it all together, and a lovely neat sentiment beneath. x

  2. Brilliant make I love tangling so relaxing xx