Monday, 29 May 2017

A Card & a Layout For You!

Hi, everybody! 
Ekaterina Oleynik here, i want to share with you bright and joyful moodboard, amidst of our ongoing challenge, Chalkboard Technique.
      
    My first card uses a set of stamps Play with Lines, Painted Alphas, Purely sentiments - brushed.





  • On a black cardstock, I did a heat embossing of strips on diagonl, alternating different colors of powder.
  • On another black cs, heat embossed the words H A P P Y. Also I fussy cut out them.
  • On a black cs, white heat embossed "birthday"
  • For final touches, added Mudra sequins.


My second work. It is the page for my friend. I used Gerbera blooms. 





  • On a white cs, stamped images of gerberas.




  • Colored the flowers using Chameleon markers.



  • Fussycut the colored flowers.
  • Tinted yellow Distress ink.
  • Adhered all elements.


Supplies Used:

 

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The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Crafters Corner, India

Saturday, 27 May 2017

A Messed Up Card | Pig Day Stamp Set | Video


Hello everyone! As promised I am back with another video tutorial. This time I used Pig Day stamp set for my project. This card is full of mistakes and I didn't edit those parts in the video as I wanted to share those bloopers with you. I didn't mean to put that sentiment before but that was pretty apt for my card. I'm not a pretty perfect card maker, I am messy!! I make a lot of mistakes but I try not to waste a lot of paper!!


I started by stamping the images on a piece of white card stock and water colored them with Koi Water Colors. Next I fussy cut all the images with a pair of scissors. Next I die-cut a panel with a Rectangular Framelit die from Sizzix by running it through the Bigshot Express Machine.


I ink blended the background with Broken China Distress Ink and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Midnight Ink.


Finally adhered the images and the die-cut panel with glue and foam tape. That was not an easy job, you must watch the video for bloopers! :P

PIG DAY stamp set


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Friday, 26 May 2017

For boys and girls

Hi Everyone,


Mirella here. Happy Mother's Day to all (or any) Polish mothers who are reading this! :o) 

Today I am sharing with you some boyish cards, and a cutesy shaker more suited for a girl. Let's dive into it!

CARDS 1 & 2 - For the boys

My first two cards are quite similar, and that's because they're birthday cards for two brothers. They're only two years apart, and they celebrate their birthdays together, because their special days are very close. I didn't want to make their cards too different, as they like to have similar things :o) Me being me, however - I simply couldn't make them identical...




1. I used Versamark ink on blue cardstock to create the background panel.
2. I then ran the panel through my die-cutting machine, to add some additional stitching detail. 
3. I stamped and fussy cut one of the ninja images, and put a sword in his hand - this way, the sentiment goes better with the image.
4. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink (I have to say, this sentiment makes me giggle). 
5. I attached the ninja to the panel with a mini wobbler - he's really fun to play with, and I'm sure the recipient will love him, too. 
6. I matted the panel on black cardstock, and adhered everything to a white top folding card base. 





1. As you can see, the second card is very similar to the first one, however, I used a different focal image & a different die for the panel. I also changed the orientation to horizontal. 
2. This time, I used a sentiment from the unicorn (Stay Magical) set --> I masked off "unicorn" at the time of inking the sentiment, and replaced the word with "Ninja" - I think it's pretty cool and fitting, isn't it?
3. The ninja's bike is wobbling merrily on the card. I love to use wobblers! 

CARD 3 - A girly shaker






1. The colour scheme of this card was influenced by the Mudra sequin mix.
2. I die cut the front panel & inked it up with some Wilted Violet Distress Ink. Once I was done, I sprinkled it with some water for additional interest. 
3. I stamped & coloured the unicorn, and added a background for him with some Copic Markers. In real life, both the grass and the sky are quite varied in colour/texture, but that somehow doesn't come across in the photos... I adhered some iridescent little hearts around the unicorn, to go in line with my chosen sentiment. I also added some Wink of Stella sparkle to the unicorn's mane and tail - no unicorn card should be made without sparkle, right?!
4. I stamped the sentiment on the smallest rectangle, previously coloured with Copics also. 
5. I turned the middle rectangle into a shaker element, and used two of the gorgeous Mudra sequin mixes. 
6. Finally, I adhered everything to a card base, backing the shaker panel with a lot of dimensional tape. 

Supplies I used:




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The Craft Shop
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Art and Craft Store - Noida
Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Crafters Corner, India


Have a great day,

Mirella

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Spotlight on Pixels

Hello all,

Ria again on this side. Today I am up with a single stampset- Pixels and I bet you agree that this stampset from the Mudra house has myriad possibilities. So, not wasting any time, let's move ahead on to the projects.

PROJECT 1:


  • This time only one stampset that I chose. I stamped Pixels on to a white cardstock and embossed it white.
  • I colored it with Felt Pens in a Heart shape, after I was finished with coloring, I cut it in to the shape.
  • I adhered the cut out on to a Vellum.
  • I stamped again on the Black Background and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
  • I completed the card with the beautiful Sugar Plum Mix sequins of all sizes and an organza ribbon.





PROJECT 2:



  • I stamped the Pixels on to a white cardstock and embossed it white.
  • I colored the blocks with Felt pens.
  • Then I adhered it on to a Grey Cardstock.
  • I cut down a black panel for the window with an acetate sheet. For the shaker elements, I have used Clear Couture Sequins.
  • The sentiment is a mix of handwritten sentiment and Geometric Nature.
  • The buttons are shown with the help of enamel dots.



PROJECT 3:



  • I have stamped the Pixels on to a White cardstock and embossed it white.
  • I colored the panel with Crayola Supertips. You can use any colors.
  • I have stamped, colored and fussy cut the cake from the Let's Party stampset and coated it with Glossy Accents.
  • I have decorated the background with Sugar Plum Mix Sequins.
  • The sentiment is stamped from Wishing you set. I have coated it with glossy accents.

Supplies Used:

   
 


Don't forget to play in our current monthly challenge: Mudra Challenge # 9 - Chalkboard Technique


Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:
The Craft Shop
Craft Adda
Crafts NeedAnandha StationeryHindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Crafters Corner, India

Happy Crafting!!!





Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Chalkboard Challenge Inspiration

Hello all,

Ria on this side. I hope you are enjoying this month's challenge - Challenge # 9 - Chalkboard Technique


I have brought some projects to inspire you for the current monthly challenge.

PROJECT 1



  • Stamp the images from the Wild Rose with White Pigment Ink.
  • I have colored the images with Steadler Pencil colors.
  • I have used Uni-ball white gel pen to outline the images.
  • The sentiment here used is from Universal Love.

PROJECT 2

  • I have stamped and white embossed the sentiment from Universal Love.
  • I have used Steadler white pencil color to shade some of the areas and draw borders.
  • I have used white pigment ink and sponge to apply colors on the cardstock.
  • The hearts are cut out from patterned papers and stuck to it with a thread.

PROJECT 3


  • I have applied Mustard Seed Distress ink through Geo Angle Stencil.
  • I have stamped the sentiment from Go Confidently on a black cardstock and embossed it white.
  • I have applied white pigment ink with a sponge on the cardstock to give a chalkboard effect.
  • I have completed the card with a satin ribbon, mulberry flowers and skeleton leaves.

Stampsets Used:

 


Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:
The Craft Shop
Craft Adda
Crafts NeedAnandha StationeryHindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Crafters Corner, India

Happy Crafting!!!