Wednesday, 26 April 2017

A Trio of Cards

Hi there - it's Linda here. Thanks for joining me today as I share three cards playing with Mudra's fabulous February and March release goodies.

First up the Floral Abstract Stencil - I could not wait to get my hands on this stunning stencil and have a video to share with you today of my card making process for this card -


I hope you enjoy my video below or in HD on the Mudra You Tube Channel -



Next, the Decorative Pennants Stamp Set - had a tonne of fun creating my graphic layout with these fab stamps -



1. Choose an array of green/blue ink colours + silver
2. Decide on a pleasing arrangement of large and small pennants from the set and stamp them one at a time, spreading the different sizes and patterns across the card front - take your time stamping to ensure even spacing between pennants
3. Stamp sentiment and additional image from Build A Ribbon set in Versafine Onyx Black ink.
4. Fold white card base and adhere 1.5cm strips of black/white striped patterned paper to the top and bottom of card base
5. Cut 1cm off the top and bottom of stamped piece and adhere to card base with craft foam
6. Accent with black enamel dots

Card #3 - Geometric Nature Stamp Set
I challenged myself to use the leaf from this stamp set instead of the other two larger images -



1. Cut white card front with largest Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die and stamp geometric leaf falling down across the card front - with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
2. Sprinkle Brusho Water Colour Powders (Leaf Green and Emerald Green) onto each leaf and spray with Mini-Mister. 
3. Allow to dry before stamping sentiment, adding Glossy Accents to the leaves and embellishing with Mudra sequins.

Mudra products used -

       

Have you created your card for the April Challenge? - Masking is the theme. We would love to see your gorgeous work and you have a few days left to enter - follow the link above for all the details.


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Happy Paper crafting :)

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

4 Card ideas to use border stamps!

Hello, this is Ujjwal and I don't know about you but I really struggle with border stamps and so when I received the newly released "Build a ribbon" stamp set, I took it as a challenge upon myself to find out ways to make use of this adorable stamp set. And today, I am sharing some of my ideas with you.



1. Make a focal point
          The first thing I tried with this stamp set was to make it star of the card and keep the other accents and elements really simple. This is a great way to highlight border stamps.

I used Distress Inks (Picked Rasberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade) to stamp the pattern at an angle and then used foam adhesive to adhere the piece to the card base. Then I just added a bold sentiment and some beautiful clear sequins to finish the card.



2. Build a background

           This is the more obvious use of the border stamp and I experimented a bit with colors here. You can stick to a multicolor palette, use monochromatic color scheme or go tone on tone. In any case, the results are always lovely.


 

3. Use as accents
             Go minimalistic and use them as subtle accents.


In this card, my focal point is the flower cluster stamped with the "Wild Rose" stamp set and I used one of the border stamps to add very subtle accents in the background.


4. Use as fill patterns for die cuts / punch out shapes
             This is another great way to get more out of your border stamps. In the card example here, I have used the border stamps to fill in the punched circles.


Have you tried out this stamp set yet? If not, I hope I have given you some ideas to try. Don't forget to share your creations in our Facebook group and other social media platforms. You can use the hashtag #mudracraftstamps and #mudrastamps while sharing on Instagram.

And there's still time to participate in our April Challenge and win some prizes. The theme is Masking and you can find all the details HERE.



Supplies Used

  

 


 



Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:


Art and Craft Store - Noida
Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai
The Craft Store, Srilanka 
Papercurves, UAE 



Monday, 24 April 2017

Wild Roses

Hello Friends,

Tasneem this side, with a few floral cards using our latest release - Wild Rose!!



Card 1 :


1. This is a simple one layer card using the Wild Rose.
2. Stamp the Florals and leaves in versmark & heat emboss using white EP.
3. Stamp the sentiment and add a few droplets using stickles/Nuvodrops to finish the card.

Card 2 :



1. Stamp & Clear emboss the florals and leaves randomly to create a background.
2. Stamp and heat emboss the white florals & leaves in white Ep.
3. Colour them using medium (pencils/copics/zig) of your choice & fussy cut them.
4. Add a bit of sparkle using Spectrum Noir clear Brush pen.
5. Stamp and foam mount the sentiment on a Heart Die cut and arrange the flowers.
6. Add sequins to finish of the card.

Hope you liked the projects :)
Thank you for stopping by.

We have this months challenge on, with MASKING as the theme. Click here to participate in the challenge. We look forward to see your pretty creations.


Stamps Used 



Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

Art and Craft Store - Noida
Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai
The Craft Store, Srilanka 
Papercurves, UAE 

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Mudra Guest Designer - Sabiha Khan


Hi Crafters,

Today we have a Guest Designer with Simple and Striking projects. 

Let's hear now from Sabiha Khan :)




"Hi Every one!


I am Sabiha Khan from Ahmedabad. I am a house wife, mother of two lovely kids and a passionate crafter at heart. I love Art & Craft and always wished to learn more & try new things. Recently while making scrapbooks came across this beautiful world of card making with different techniques. I love to make cards and gift them to my loved ones.

I am very much excited and honored to guest design for Mudra Crafts Stamps. Thankyou so much Varsitha for giving me this opportunity, this is my first ever opportunity to guest design for any company and would like to thank Mudra for this.

Today, I am here with my four different cards which I hope you all would love to see.
I have made two cards with masking technique, which is this month’s challenge too. The third card is with Heat embossing and coloring technique. In the last one I have made the background with smooching technique and the elements with heat embossing.



CARD 1

  • Took  a water color card stock and Mudra’s beautiful “Gometric nature” stamp set.
  • Took  flower image and masked the image in such a way that only one petal can be stamped.
  • Here single petal of flower is used as a diamond for the ring image.
  • Stamped the diamond image using Archieval black ink.
  • Used ranger bullet tip embossing pen to make the ring n heat embossed it with silver EP.
  • Coloured the diamond using gray zig marker n added some silver shimmer to give it a zing.
  • The ring is ready, now masked it using a masking paper cut in round shape.
  • Made rays around the circle using a masking tape.
  • Used distress inks fossiled amber and spied marmalade to make the rays.
  • For the bottom of the card used peacock feathers distress inks.
  • Remove all the masking and see the beautiful image of the ring with rays around it.
  • To finish off the card stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with black archival ink.
  • Adhere the card on a black card stock and its ready.


 CARD 2

  • Took a water color card stock.
  • Made a thick border around the card stock with masking tape leaving just a rectangular window in the middle.
  • Took the stamp “ WITH LOADS OF LOVE” from the LOVE STAMP SET of MUDRA. Stamped the background with different colors of MOMENTO Inks.
  • Distressed the edges of the window with Spun Sugar Distress Inks.
  • Took Vellum and heat embossed the heart shaped balloons from the same stamp set with white embossing powder.
  • Colored the balloons from the back side with Zig Markers.
  • Took out the masking tape and adhered the balloons in such a way that they overlap each other. The overlapped area has a different color which is the combination of both the colors of the balloons.
  • Took some red and white color twines and made strings of the balloons.
  • Heat embossed the sentiment on a dark pink card stock with White EP.
  • Adhered it on the bottom of the card.
  • Distressed the edges of the card with picked raspberry  distressed inks.
  • Took a slightly larger card stock and adhered the prepared card on it.
  • It’s ready.


CARD 3 


  • Used geometric nature stamp set in this card.
  • Took a water color CS and made random lines creating triangles using Ranger Embossing Bullet tip pen. Then heat embossed it with clear EP.
  • Colored the triangular shapes with zig marker pens to create this beautiful background.
  • Stamped few matching flowers from the stamp set with distress inks.
  • Took two different colored card stocks and stamped the butterfly image using versa mark and white embossing powder.
  • To give the dimension to the image, shaded the wings with embossing pen and white Faber castle water color pencils.
  • Fussy cut the butterflies and adhered it on the card with foam tape to give them a raised look.
  • Heat embossed the sentiment and adhered it in the middle of the  card.
  • It’s ready.


CARD 4


  • Used Mudra’s Zinnia stamp for this card.
  • Took water colored card stock.
  • Applied two distress inks, Crushed Olives and Twisted Citron on a craft sheet.
  • Sprayed water on it and smooched the card stock to get the beautiful background.
  • Randomly stamped the background with Mudra’s “OLD SCRIPT” stamp with peeled paint distress ink.
  • Heat embossed two Zinnia flowers and “HUGS” sentiment from Mudra's “LOVE” stamp set with gold embossing powder.
  • Colored only the middle of the flowers and fussy cut them.
  • Took all the images and adhered them with foam tapes to finish off the card.
  • Adhered the ready card on a golden card stock.
  • It’s ready.

Guys, hope you enjoyed my post. Happy crafting. Leave your love and comments ."

We absolutely loved the variety shared here by Sabiha Khan and the way she used the Stampsets. Hope you love it too!!

Love,
Varshitha

Saturday, 22 April 2017

It's Spring!!

Hiya Crafters,

This is Sathya here, from Paperie Expressions

Its Spring in few parts of the world and No such weather differences in this part of the world, as the Mercury hits only hot, hotter, Hottest in this desert!! 

But Spring... always reminds me of the beautiful years, i spent at Taiwan and its memories are so dearly etched in heart.

For today's creations, i have come up with 2 Mixed media Tags and a long floral card.

Right onto Mixed Media Tags:

Floral Tag 1





  • Took a largest TH Tag diecut in kraft chipbaord and on to which applied White gesso all over, as gesso provides tooth for the further sprays and pigment layering.
  • Then used the stencil : Retro curves on one end and just applied Texture paste on other end.
  • Series of Sprays and LSG magical powders for the bg.
  • At top corner, stamped few leaves using Leaves stamps and added few Embossed Vellum leaves for added interest.


  • The base of the tag is layered with misted cheesecloth and glitter balls.
  • Roses from Wild rose set is stamped, colored using Zig markers and fussy cut. 
  • These are added at various depth using foam adhesives for dimensions. 
  • Vellum butterflies and sentiment are added with a generous splash of black mist.
Floral Tag 2




Butte

  • Took a largest TH Tag diecut in kraft chipboard.
  • Onto which applied Geometric Nature diagonally in the centre (but unfortunately its not shown here due to further layerings)
  • Its misted in various LSG sprays in the shades of blue.
  • Then its layered with burlap pieces, drywall tape and black doilies.
  • A white resin is added with a Gold heat embossed Butterfly which is colored using Fabercastell pencils.
  • To a white cs, smooshed the Yellow shimmery acrylic glaze and Wild rose is stamped to make a floral spray.
  • Then the florals are colored using colored pencils to add interest and depth.
  • They are then fussy cut and added near the butterfly.
  • Few stamping done using Build a ribbon set
  • Sentiment is then stamped on a white cs, fussy cut and added to the Tag.
  • Mudra Gold sequins are added as final touches.  
Long Floral card:

Last card for today is a Long card, Did Noline coloring using Faber castell polychromos. Am in love with these Wild Roses, and so tried coloring using different mediums to bring about textures to these cuties. Hope you like these attempts.




  • Tried Noline coloring using Fabercastell polychromos pencils.
  • Masked and Stamped using Light ink and went over to color.
  • Finally splashes using Ice Grey gelato around the floral spray.
  • Stamped directly the sentiments on the front panel.
  • Added few Mudra Neon green sequins for the final touches.
  • This panel, then added to kraft cs.
Hope you like these projects!!

Stamps, Stencils. Sequins used:

     




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