Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas Cards Inspiration + Challenge #3 Winners

Hi, crafty friends!
This is Hussena today on the blog sharing with you some cards I made using the Christmas stamps from Mudra. I don't make Christmas cards that often, so this was a bit intimidating for me, but using the Mudra stamps I found it quite easy to put these cards together. This is going to be a long post, so please bear with me :) I have three cards to share plus don't forget to scroll down for the Challenge #3 Winners. Let's get started!

Card 1 - Santa & Friends

How to :

  • Take a A2 sized white card panel and do some Distress ink blending using shades of blue to do the night sky.
  • Then using a stencil and white embossing paste create the falling snow. (Optional - you can add some white glitter to the paste when it's wet to give it some extra shimmer).
  • Die-cut/hand-cut the snowy hills and add some glitter to the edge using Glossy Accents or any adhesive of your choice. (Make sure it dries clear). This gives a beautiful snow-like effect and adds more dimension to your project.
  • Stamp and colour your images from the Santa & Friends set on watercolour paper using any colouring medium of your choice. I have used Faber Castell watercolour pencils.
  • Fussy-cut your images and add them on some foam dots.
  • Add your sentiment on the base of the card. I have used sentiments from two different sets- Christmas Sentiments & Santa & Friends by masking & stamping them.
  • Finally I die-cut the stenciled background using a scalloped rectangle frame and added it to my card base.

Card 2 - Simple Watercolour card

This was a fairly simple card to make, here's a quick how-to  :
  • I took a piece of A2 watercolor cardstock and die-cut a frame from it.
  • I then spritzed the paper using some water and added two red colour washes of Distress inks & dried it with my Heat Tool.
  • Once the panel was completely dry, I stamped the central image from the Christmas Sentiments set using Versamark embossing ink and embossed it using the Gold Tinsel embossing powder from Ranger.
  • Then, I die-cut a inverse scalloped frame using plain white cardstock, completely covered it with Versamark Embossing ink & embossed it using the same Gold Tinsel embossing powder.
  • I foam-mounted this frame & placed it over the watercolored panel.
  • I then took a folded A2 card base & did some stenciling on the outer edges using the Geo Pattern stencil & Twisted Citron Distress ink, and again foam mounted the entire panel on to it.
  • I added few sparkly sequins and stars to finish off my card.

Card 3 - Celebrate
My final card is based on this time's challenge Sketch. Check out all the details HERE.

  • To begin with, I took a plain white paper & die-cut a circle from it to create a mask.
  • I placed the negative of the white die-cut piece on my card panel & using the Geo Pattern stencil and - Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber & Ripe Persimmon Distress inks, I created a circular design on the card panel.
  • Then I die-cut a long banner and stamped the sentiment from the Purely Sentiments- Brushed set & foam mounted it on the stenciled background.
  • Next, I stamped & fussy-cut the flowers & leaves from the Daisy Blooms & Botanical Blooms sets & foam mounted them around the stamped sentiment creating a floral cluster.
  • Finally added enamel dots to finish off my card.

That's it from my side. I hope you like my cards. Do leave me your comments/suggestions below. I would love to hear from you :)

Products used :

Santa and Friends

Christmas Sentiments

Geo Pattern

Botanical Blooms

Dasiy Blooms

Purely Sentiments - Brushed

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Now on to the much awaited results for Challenge #3. We had some really lovely entries this time too and it was a very close tie between all, but after the final votes from the DT members, here are the results.

Our Top Picks are :

Congratulations Gauri & Sabiha! Both your cards were really awesome and you both have won a 3x2 stamp set worth of Rs.120/- (of your choice) and Top Pick badge.

And the Winner is :

We totally loved your creation, Ria! The way you have used the Christmas Decor set is just fabulous.

Congratulations Ria! You have won a 6x4 stamp set worth of Rs.550/- of your choice and a Guest Design opportunity at our blog and Winner badge. Wohoo!!

Winners, please write a mail to to claim your prize and badges.

Thank you so much everyone for stopping by. Don't forget to enter your projects for Mudra Challenge #4 : Sketch Challenge

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Have a nice day everyone!


  1. Beautiful cards, Hussena as always!!
    Congrats to Winner and Top picks!!

  2. gorgeous cards Hussena! loved them all. xx Congrats to winners of the challenge.

  3. Oh.... Thank u so... Much.I am glad to make it to the top pick. Hussana ur cards r pretty n inspiring.

  4. Beautiful cards Hussena,my fav is the first one

  5. Hi everyone..thank you. Really excited!! Congratulations to all.
    Beautiful cards Hussena ji:-)

  6. These are wonderful Hussena, Santa card is too cute and Love the snow falling, neat embossing on the frame on the second and I love the flowers against the neat background!