Thursday, 24 August 2017

Colorful Cards Trio

Hi friends!! Indira here with 3 colorful cards.

Card no.1 - Thanks


1. Took a white CS and stamped the sentiment in the top center.

2. Stamped various images from the Ferns and Leaves stamp set with different ink colors.
3. The stamped images overlap each other.
4. Added flowers near the sentiment and glued a flat pearl in the center of flowers.
5. Adhered the panel on a top folding card base.



Card no. 2 - Grateful

1. Took a white CS and stamped the sentiment in the center.
2. Stamped the big image from the Dreamcatcher stamp set with different ink colors.
3. Stamped the smaller images all over to cover the blank spaces.
4. Mounted the card on an orange card base.



Card no. 3 -  Watercolored Motifs


1. Took vellum card stock and stamped the images with a light green ink.

2. Watercolored using Zig pens.
3. Inked the edges of the panel.
4. Adhered the panel on a card base.
5. Stamped the sentiment on the top portion of the card base.
6. Added a ribbon for interest.







That's all from me today. Hope you like my cards. 

Do join our current monthly challenge:Mudra Challenge #12 - Spotlight Technique.



Products Used


   




























Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

The Craft Shop

Hndmd
Crafters Corner, India
Crafts Need
Anandha Stationery
Hindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE

Scrapbook Boutique, Australia



Cheers,

Indira

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Going Vivid with Mudra

Hello All,

Ria on this side today. I hope you all are doing well and playing with the latest new releases from the house of Mudra. But today I decided to take out all the old releases and play with them. I hope you will like it.

Without wasting time, let us move to the projects:

Card 1:


This is one such simple card which takes no more than 10 mins to finish.

  • Firstly, I took a blue colored cardstock and stamped big florals and few leaves from Simply Florals with black Archival Ink. 
  • I colored the leaves with black felt pens.
  • Then I splattered white acrylic color on to it and let it dry.
  • I made the front panel with a die cut and the sentiment stamped from Special Day.
  • Lastly, I finished off the card with the Sequins from Sugar Plum Mix and Harvest Mix.
Some more close ups:




Card 2:

  • I have stamped the images from Mail Delight, colored them and fussy cut them.
  • I have prepared the background with Zig Clean markers.
  • Then I adhered the images as shown in the picture and the sentiment is from the same set.

Card 3:


  • Firstly, I stamped the images from Furry Friend, colored it and fussy cut it.
  • I took a white card stock, colored them with Fuji water color for that ombre looking background, then ran it through an embossing folder.
  • I cut a circular panel at the center with a circular die and placed all the images in place.
  • The sentiment is white embossed from the same set.

Supplies Used:

    



I hope you have liked all the projects. And do not forget to take part in our current monthly challenge:
Mudra Challenge #12 - Spotlight Technique

Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

The Craft Shop
Hndmd

Crafts Need
Anandha Stationery
Hindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE

Scrapbook Boutique, Australia


Happy crafting 
Ria

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

CAS Creativity with Linda

Hi there. I hope you're having a great week.

I'm sharing today a few of the quickest cards I've ever made. I'm usually not one to dabble much with one layer cards but these guys come pretty close - except for a few sequins on top :-)

The first two cards work for the Spotlight Challenge this month - you only have a week left to get your cards in! We can't wait to see them.


Card - 1



  •  Stamp dog from 'Oh Happy Day' Stamp set all over card front in a Copic friendly black ink
  • Colour one dog with Copics - E37/E35/E31
  • Stamp sentiment from 'Purely Sentiment Labelled' in matching ink - Tea Dye Distress Ink - and cut out
  • Adhere to card front with foam adhesive and add a few sequins to finish.


Products Used:




Card -2 


  • Cut white card 8mm shorter than the width of your card base and stamp 'Persian Elements' flower in Copic friendly grey ink.
  • Colour a 'Spotlight" with Copics - BG49/BG13/BG11
  • Stamp across the bottom a range of 'Purely Labelled' Sentiments in grey ink and one spotlighted in coordinating teal ink
  • Ink up the left side of the card base in this same teal ink and adhere stamped piece over the top with foam tape for dimension.
  • Add a few sequins to finish.


Products Used:


 
Card -3



  • Tape 'Splash Stencil' over white card base and blend a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks over it.
  • Stamp 'Wishing You' sentiment at the top with Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Add sequins in coordinating colours to finish.




Products Used :



Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

The Craft Shop
Hndmd
Crafts Need
Anandha Stationery
Hindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE

Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

See you next time....
Linda

Monday, 21 August 2017

Revamp the Old stash

A very Good Morning from India,

Ria on this side. Today I have come with some inspirations from some old stamps and using the stamps to the maximum.

Card 1:

  • I created the background with Zig real markers making an ombre background.
  • I stamped the image from Pig Day, colored it and fussy cut it.
  • I used the sentiment from Stay Magical.
  • I finished off the card with Star Die cuts in silver colored glitter paper and few Nuvo Crystal clear drops.
Take a different angled look:


Card 2:


This is one such simple card that I made in few minutes.
  • I took one of the tiny images from Let's Party set and stamped it repeatedly with different dye inks.
  • Then I have drawn the black line an the sentiment is from the same set.

Card 3:

  • Firstly, I stamped the image from Daisy Blooms with different dye inks that I have in my stash.
  • Then I fussy cut all the stamped images.
  • I adhered them on a die cut frame made from glitter paper.
  • The sentiment is is a mix and match from Purely sentiments adhered on a vellum which is stuck to the glitter frame cut.

Supplies Used:

 


I hope you have liked the projects. Do not forget to take part in monthly challenge : Mudra Challenge #12 - Spotlight Technique



Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

The Craft Shop
Hndmd

Crafts Need
Anandha Stationery
Hindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE

Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

Happy Crafting 
Ria

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Spotlight Technique using stencils

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have been enjoying all the fantastic inspiration our Team has provided in relation to the Spotlight Technique - have you tried it yourself yet? We have some lovely entries into our challenge already, and we can't wait to see more!

Today, I am sharing two more cards with this lovely technique, but in both cases - instead of die-cutting the spotlighted element - I used layers of stencils. Let's have a look!

Card 1



1. I started with stencilling the Retro Curves onto black cardstock, using white pigment ink. 
2. Once the pigment ink dried, I placed a circle stencil (which I made myself, using some cardstock scraps & circle dies) over the black panel, and sponged the Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink on top. 
3. I also sprayed the whole panel with water mixed with Perfect Pearls, for some additional sparkle, and to "activate" the Oxide Ink. 
4. On a piece of vellum, I heat embossed the lovely Mudra butterfly in gold, and fussy cut it. 
5. I used the same embossing powder for my sentiment, which I placed within one of the circles. 
6. I ran the whole panel through my die-cutting machine, to add some stitching & scalloped edges. 
7. Finally, I adhered the panel to a card base, and adhered the vellum butterfly.

Card 2



1. This card was made in a similar way to the first one, with some slightly different steps. 
2. I started with sponging grey ink onto the whole card panel, using the gorgeous Floral Abstract stencil. 
3. Without removing the stencil this time, I additionally placed my home-made circle stencil on top of the Floral Abstract one, and sponged on Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks where applicable.
4. Not to have such a stark white background, I lightly brushed over the whole panel with grey ink, using stencil brushes - this ensured a very delicate layer of ink. Since I used Bazzil cardstock, which has a slightly uneven surface (it's not fully smooth), brushing over the panel with the ink gave a nice "marbling" effect. 
5. I stamped the sentiment with black ink, and added a few enamel dots in matching colours. 
6. Finally, I slightly trimmed the panel on the edges, and adhered it to a pink card base. I really love how this turned out!

Card 3 - revisiting the distress watercolour lifting technique



1. I covered a panel of watercolour paper with various greens and blues from my Distress Ink collection. 
2. Next, I stamped some images from the You Are Sweet set onto the panel, making them look like little sweets. I used Versamark Ink, and covered it with clear heat embossing powder, which I melted. 
3. Once everything cooled down, I brushed a lot of clear water all over the panel, to lift the colour off the paper - where the images were heat embossed, the darker colour was "trapped", and everything around faded down... 
4. I ran the panel through my die-cutting machine, to add the stitching detail. 
5. I prepared a strip of vellum, and stamped the sentiment. I combined words from the Wishing You and the You Are Sweet sets, in order to make the sentiment applicable to the card. 
6. I wrapped the strip of vellum around my card panel, and adhered it all to a navy card base. 
7. As a final touch, I adhered a few small sequins by Mudra here and there. 

Hope you enjoy today's cards. Here's what I used to make them:

 



Please don't forget to participate in the current fun challenge - Spotlight Technique.


Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

The Craft Shop
Hndmd
Crafts Need
Anandha Stationery
Hindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE

Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

Have a great day,

Mirella