Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Merry and Bright with Mudra Stamps

Hi All! 
It's Priya here! I simply love this time of the year! The thanksgiving treats, holidays decorations and winters makes this time so whimsical! To capture this time in greeting cards, Mudra has come with beautiful holidays and Christmas stamps. I have made 4 cards using these stamps which I will show you today. 

Card 1 - Happy Santa 

For this card I stamped the Santa and his bag of gifts from Santa and friends stamp set  on a watercolor cardstock  panel and colored it with zig markers.
I also stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and distressed it with some tattered rose distress ink.

Card 2 : The most wonderful time!

For this card I heat embossed the swirly Christmas tress and the lovely sentiment from the Christmas stamp set using white embossing powder and blended distress inks in the shades of blue and grey. For some snowy effect, I splattered some water using waterbrush and let it dry.Such an easy way to get a whimsical snowy effect on cards. I added some enamel dots to give a final look to the card.

Card 3 : A Holy night

For this card, I made a nightly scene by using multiple distress inks using shades of blues and purples. I heat embossed the images from Christmas decors stamp set with white embossing powder. For the full moon on the holy night, I used masking paper and die-cut in a circle and stick it to the panel before using distress inks.

Card 4 - Happy New Year

This is a simple card I made using traditional Christmas Colors. I stamped the main image using green and red dye inks from Altenew. Rest of the panel has been decorated with pattern papers.

Stamps Used :

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Wishing all my friends a wonderful holidays and a happy new year!


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

'Tis the Season :)

Hiya Friends!!

Sathya here back again with few Christmas Inspirations. To me, its the season filled with merry and joy, as the year end days are headed towards a whole new start of an year and its thoughts :)

DT teamies are filling up this blog with beautiful inspirations and to add up a little, i have come with 5 inspirations using Xmas stamps.

Let's start!!

First up is the card to bring the festive mood with the traditional red and gold, and all those snowflakes to remind the frosty snow.

  • Took a watercolor paper and stamped snowflakes from Christmas decors on the edges around the card and white heat embossed it.
  • Then the baubles are stamped and gold heat embossed.
  • Reindeer too is stamped centrally and heat set with gold embossing.
  • Sentiment too from same stampset is gold heat embossed.
  • Then the whole panel is distressed heavily with Barn door Distress ink.
  • Then came the fun part of smooshing versamark ink pad directly on the edges of the panel and sprinkled white embossing powder and heat set it.
  • And its then mounted on a A2 sized Metallic Gold card base.
Second card is one of my favorite Smooshing technique.

  • Took a watercolor cardstock.
  • Stamped the sentiment from Christmas stampset all over the panel in an offsetting fashion and one centrally at the end. All were white heat embossed.
  • Took Evergreen bough and Cracked pistachio distress inks on a acrylic film and spritzed water and smooshed it straight on the focal panel.
  • It gave a fun pattern.
  • The christmas tree from Jinglebells stampset is stamped onto vellum using colorbox green pigment inks in 2 shades and UTEE clear embossed. (Hint: No need to own vary many embossing powders, use pigment inks and clear emboss it, to get a similar effect)
  • The embossed vellum is fussy cut and mounted on the card centrally.
  • This panel, then mounted on the mint green A2 sized cardbase. 
Third is a Tag card.

  • Took a Xmas themed designer cardstock and top fold it and topped it with a Tag from another designer cardstock.
  • Elf from Santa's friends stampset is stamped and colored using Zigcleancolor brush pens.
  • Sentiment is from same stampset is stamped on a smallest tag and tucked under the Elf image.
  • Red Baker's twine is added with a bow on top to finish off the card. 
Fourth card is my fave, cityscape card.

  • Absolutely i love sponging and blending distress inks and this is one such example of it.
  • Took watercolor card, the distress inks are sponged in a series : Broken china, Tumbled glass, salty ocean.
  • Then the sentiment from Christmas stampset and white heat embossed it.
  • I just sprinkled the white embossing powder at a distance (without using antistatic pouch or versamark inkpad) and just heat set it. (Due to the distress inks sponging, it was kept in place, while i heat set it!)
  • Sponged antique linen distressink on the edges of cityscape die and added just below the sentiment. 
  • To mimic the snowbank, applied Prima Lightpaste on the diecut and Sprinkled Stampendous White Jewel Kit chunky embossing powder and heat set it.
  • "Merry christma"s is stamped using Black archival ink on the bottom portion of the panel. 
  • Then the focal panel is mounted on to the darkblue A2 sized cardbase.
Xmas Mixedmedia Canvas:

Its been a while,since i did some MM canvas and so little addition to the cards, this time :) 

  • I prepped the base of the canvas using several layers of  tissue for the textures.
  • Applied Metallic blueberry gelatos on the surface and using wet wipe, spread it across.
  • Added Drips of gluegun at the top of canvas and white heat embossed and  then added perfect pearls on top of it.
  • The central of the canvas is stenciled with Geopattern stencil and misted with LSG sprays.
  • Then the focal sentiment is stamped on printed vellum, layered with cheescloth, Poinsettia, diecuts, satin ribbon, chipboards, Prima silver mica flakes, artstones etc.,
  • A whimsical christmas tree is silver heat embossed and misted green using LGS spray, fussy cut and added near the focal element.
  • Snowflakes are stamped randomly around the canvas at the edges.
  • Added an acrylic pollen on the poinsettia and thus finishes this canvas.
Hope you liked the inspirations here today. Would love to see your comments :) 

Stamps used:


Just 2 more days to go for the Challenge #3 Create Background, so hurry up and add on your entries. 

Mudra stamps are available with following retailers. 
Happy Stamping, Guys!!

Friday, 25 November 2016

Christmas and New year cards

Hello crafty friends,
 Kavitha here today.I am sharing some simple and elegant festive cards.Well this is totally out of my style,but i totally enjoyed making these and hope you will like it too.

For my first card i randomly stamped the christmas tree in two shades of green,and stamped the sentiment on a vellum strip and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

For this card,i stamped the tree with light grey ink on the background,and heat embossed it with gold on a circle panel.Added some twine ,sequins and enamel dots to finish it off.

For this card,i dabbed some distress inks on acetate sheet,sprayed little water and dabbed it on the cardstock.Wiped off the excess with tissue paper and heat set it.I repeated this step few times to get bright colors.Once the background is done,i heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.

 Stamps used:

 Dont forget to play along our November challenge:"Create background with stamps"

You can buy Mudra stamps from any of the following Indian stores :
1. Lulupu -The Craft Lounge
2. The Craft Shop
3. Anandha Stationery
4. Craft Adda 
5.Kat Scrappiness
6.Art and Craft Store - Noida
7. Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai

Hope you enjoyed my inspiration using the Christmas stamps. 
Thank you for stopping by.
Happy crafting,

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Guest Designer - Karthikha Uday.

Hello crafty folks,

Today we have the extremely talented Karthikha Uday with us, sharing her creations with Mudra stamps. She is known for her CAS cards and ATC. She loves to try out new techniques and creates amazing cards. Let us hop over to see what she has for us today.

Over to Karthikha,

Hello Crafty Folks!

I’m so excited to be guest designing at Mudra today! I just lovvvve Mudra stamps! You get wonderful crisp images every time and so many versatile designs to choose! And who wouldn’t boast being proud of Indian products! Thank you Varshitha for this wonderful opportunity, and my hearty wishes for your beautiful journey ahead ☺

And a little about me?
I’m an IT tech lead by profession, and a crafter by passion. I hail from the district of Erode, in TamilNadu, and settled in Hyderabad.
I would say my crafting journey began ever since I was in school when I used to make simple greeting cards, origami objects and looking forward to the Arts and Crafts period every week. Once I came into the IT industry, I took it one level up by gifting my colleagues with a birthday card. I love the joy of giving something handmade and seeing the happiness from the receiver's eyes! I entered the world of crafters in Oct 2014 through contests and it has been a great learning experience over time! I started learning stamping and other techniques, tools, blogging and a still a long way to go! Apart from cards, I do quilling and try my hands on some DIY projects when I find time.

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On to the cards I created, I’ve focussed on the current challenge -  Challenge #3 - Create Background with Stamps and made 3 different cards.

Here is the first one. 

  1. Take a white Bielo cardstock, trim to the required size and blend Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick distress inks.
  2. Once you get the desired colours, spray a fine mist of water from a little distance. This allows the inks to react and blend, creating a beautiful effect.
  3. Stamp random flowers and leaves from the Botanical Blooms stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
  4. Cover the edges of the panel also in some partial stamping, so that the panel looks complete.
  5. Stamp the sentiment from Peony Love onto black cardstock using Versamark ink, and heat emboss using gold embossing powder.
  6. Trim the sentiment to the shape of a label and attach to the distressed panel.
  7. Attach the panel to black cardstock, and add it to the main top folding metallic orange card base.

    For the second and third cards, I have used the Mendika stampsets. It is such a versatile stampset and you can see how 2 cards can be similar yet so different!

  1. Take a white Bielo cardstock and trim to the required size.
  2. I wanted the card to be floral, so stamped different flowers and leaves using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I have used the masking technique here to achieve the cluster effect.
  3. Once the stamping is done, I coloured the flowers and leaves using distress inks and water brush. I’m a beginner in colouring, so I tried to get some shading (if you can see any ☺)
  4. I felt the card was still missing something after colouring the flowers, so I went ahead and filled the white space with yellow (Mustard Seed distress ink). Now that became vibrant and colourful!
  5. What better match than a black top folding card base? I attached the panel to the card base using tacky tape.
  6. I also stamped the birthday sentiment from Let’s Party stamp set onto black cardstock using Itsy Bitsy Gold pigment ink. It is attached using foam tape to give a little dimension.

Onto the third card, it is a very simple and quick one!

Onto the third card, it is a very simple and quick one!
  1. Take a white Bielo cardstock and trim to the required size.
  2. Stamp flowers, leaves and designs from the Mendika stamp set using Altenew Frosty Pink ink.
  3. I didn’t care much about the stamping and went random, filling up the white space and covering the edges too.
  4. I then stamped the sentiment from Let’s Party stamp set using Versamark ink onto baby pink cardstock and heat embossed using white embossing powder.
  5. Added a few pearls to get more interest and dimension.
  6. Attach the sentiment to the background panel and then onto the top folding pink card base.

  1. Stamps used:
          Botanical Blooms                                                                              Peony Love


           Let's Party                                                                                                 Mendhika


Hope you like my cards, and I wish I inspire you to create and participate in the current challenge ☺
Thank you so much Karthikha, for sharing such amazing inspirational cards.  
So folks, do participate in our ongoing challenge -  
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