It's Priya here from Priya-n-papers. I am here today to showcase some inspirations for Mudra's new release. Since It's Raksha Bandhan next month, I decided to dedicate this post to that special person in your life who teases you as well as protects you all your life! I have some traditional as well as cool retro cards.
Stamp Highlight : Brother
This one stamp set is dedicated to Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan, a festival that celebrates the bond of brother and sister. It's a beautiful stamp set with a mix of sentiments and images that are so apt to make Rakhi cards.
Card 1 : Rakhi card with Blue ombre background
1. Take a watercolor paper and blend distress inks of same color family. I selected blues.
2. Let the panel completely dry before heat embossing.
3. Heat emboss with white embossing powder by stamping rakhi at the top and randomly stamping 2 small images.
4. To give depth to rakhi, I pulled off little color by adding little water inside the open spaces of rakhi stamp. It fades the color a little. I also gave a little shading to the bottom of rakhi and thread with green zig clean clear brush pen
Card 2 : Rakhi card with Damask pattern
1. On a piece of watercolor panel, heat emboss the rakhi, sentiment and Damask image from the damask background stamp.
2. I repeatedly stamped the damask image to continue the design on the border. Believe me, it came out perfectly on the 1st attempt.
3. Now color the rakhi image and the damask border by any coloring medium of your choice. I used zig brush markers here. Don't forget to stick a post it note or washi tape before coloring the damask border
Stamps Used : Brother and Damask Background Stamp
Stamp Highlight : Decorative Alphas Stamp set
This is a really cool alphabets stamp set to make your own sentiments. Since this post is on Rakhi festival, I made some cool rakhi cards. This stamp set is really versatile as the possibilities with the sentiments is endless. You can make any sentiment with this. I am showcasing 2 such possibilities here.
Card set 3 : Happy Rakhi
1. I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to make 3 backgrounds. You can use any watercolors for this.
2. Align the rakhi alphabets on your stamping tool. I cut "happy" from happy father's day stamp to add the word happy to the sentiment.
3. Now heat emboss the sentiment by using white embossing powder after stamping with clear embossing ink.
Card 4 : Best Bhai Ever
1. Take a watercolor paper panel to create 3 strips of different colors. Mark the paper at each inch on both sides. This will act as a guideline on where to stick the post-it note for masking the space. Make sure to mask both sides of the strip.
2. Blend some distress ink of your choice and repeat the masking process for all 3 strips.
3. Now align the alpha stamps to create the sentiment. I heat embossed one word at a time.
4. For "ever" word, I had to emboss the e,v,r first and then second "e".
5. I finished off the card by creating a border and adding a mustaches from "The Man"stamp set.
Stamps Used : Decorative Alphas and The Man stamp set
I hope you liked all the cards I made using stamps from the July release. If interested, you can buy Mudra stamps from any of the following Indian stores :
1. Lulupu The craft Lounge
2. Craft shop
3. Anandha Stationery
4. Craft Adda
Keep watching this space as we have loads of inspirations lined up for you!