Friday, 28 October 2016

Mudra Guest Designer - Supraja Banukumar

Hiya!!

Am here with our Guest Designer Supraja. She is an amazing crafter, who makes everything from CAS cards to mixed media layouts!! Her Punch Craft and Ink blending adds a great touch to the projects. Am so glad to have her here in our blog.

Over to her,

    


"Hi All,

I am Supraja Banukumar, a software engineer pursuing my PG currently. Art and Craft are two things I cannot be without. Its my passion more than a hobby. I suddenly discovered my love for paper especially punch craft and from then started a new journey of card making, mixed media and decoupage. 

I’m extremely happy and excited to guest design for Mudra. I take pride in saying that Mudra Stamps is one of the best in market for the stamped images are crisp and perfect. I wish them loads of success and luck in their future endeavours. All the best Varshitha Nagarajan , a person with tremendous potential and positive energy and truly an inspiration for many.


CARD 1 



Made a base card in black cardstock of size 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 and cut a card stock which is 1/8th of an inch less on all sides with respect to the base card. I have embossed it and then distressed using Wild Honey , Rusty Hinge , Ripe Permisson and Vintage Photo.Have stamped a butterfly from the set “Butterfly Flutters" with Archival Black Ink and distressed it with Fired Brick and Wild Honey.Also added Glossy accent on top of it.Used the sentiment “Fluttering by to say hi” from the same stamp set as well.

CARD 2 





Made a card base in white cardstock of size 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. Cut a card stock which is 1/8th of an inch less on top and bottom.On this card stock have covered with washi tape diagonally and distressed it with Pumice Stone and on the other side with Worn Lipstick. Embossed it with leaves and buds stamp from "Linen blooms" stamp set using Rangers Pink and Silver embossing powders. Have lifted Pumice Stone colour from the enclosed space of the images.Used the sentiment and embossed it with Rangers Pink powder and distressed it with Pumice Stone around the edges."

STAMPS USED


Hope you all enjoyed beautiful Inspirations from Supraja!! 

Stay Tuned for October Release Inspirations!!! 

Hugs, 
Varshitha

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Mudra October Release - Day 4 + Challenge Inspiration

Hello and welcome back to the final day of our October release!! We are very excited to show you our Christmas Stamp Set!!


Before which, Let's check an Inspiration for our current challenge by Parul Gupta.  Lets see what she has cooked up for color recipe!!

"Hi everyone,

This is Parul here !! I guess you all are participating in Mudra Challenge # 2. I know the inspiration is so beautiful that you can't resist yourself from making a card :)

This time we need to use the colours present in Mudra Logo with a glittery twist.

And I came up with following card
A birthday card featuring stamping and some doodling. The sentiment has been constructed using "Brushed alphas" stamp set and the wreath has been made using "leafy" stamp set. I have used 2 ink colours to stamp every branch. The connecting point of the wreath have been doodled simply. Pretty huh!! :)  To add glitter I used clear wink of stella over leaves which is hardly visible in the picture. :)
I just loved making this card.. If by any chance you haven't played yet please go ahead... You are gonna love it.

Stamp sets used:

 

See you soon with some more inspiration
Love and hugs 
Parul"




That's one lovely inspiration, Parul!

Now, Let's go straight to see the release designs.. 

STAMPS

Jingle Bells 6”x4”
A perfect stamp set for the festive season.. Hand drawn illustrations of Jingle bells, Poinsettia, Christmas tree makes the set unique. You can stamp, heat emboss, do watercoloring. The typography sentiment will add an interest to your Christmas cards. Great set, if you are planning for Mass production of festive cards.

Santa & Friends 6”x4”
The fun gang of Santa & Friends images are just perfect to color and create a beautiful scene. This will definitely load cuteness to your projects. 



Christmas 4”x4”
Elegant Christmas tree flourish style with typography sentiments is great for CAS Style cardmakers! Wow, Glitter embossed tree with the fancy sentiments makes a perfect card. 


Christmas Decors 4”x4”
Make a stylish card with the christmas decors stamp set, which has so many elements to mix and match to create interesting and colourful projects!!


Christmas Sentiment 4”x4”
A beautifully designed sentiment frame with Inside card greeting, A must have stamp set for this season.


New Year 3”x2”
This Stamp set comes very handy to stamp in cards, gift boxes, dairy, etc
Just Create some simple ombre or abstract background and stamp this to create stunning new year cards.. 


Am sure you are all waiting to grab today release, its available from Monday 31/10/2016 with our retailers. 
Our Retailers are having Diwali discounts too. So hurry up to avail the offer.

Stay Tuned! Our Creative team is busy making some awesome inspirations for you all!! 

Love, 

Varshitha

Monday, 24 October 2016

Simple Card with Fun & Surprise..


Hi crafty friends,

Gayatri here.

Today I would like to share a fun card with you all. I used the 'Crackers' stamp set of Diwali release. Here are few pictures and a short video on how it works.








Here is a video tutorial on how to make the slider card.





 Stamp set used:



Hope you found the tutorial informative and will try out a slider card. Mudra stamps are available at

We have Diwali discounts too. So hurry up to avail the offer.

Till next time
Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Simple and Sparkly Money Envelopes

Hello!!

I am here first time to blog my creations using Mudra Stamps..  Its been more than 2 years since some  productive crafting... each time I get our new release, I stop myself after testing it.. Today the guilt for not crafting has gone!!!  YEAH!!! When my mom asked me to make some money envelopes for her Kitty Party, mentioning me to use our stamps!! I did push myself to start, but when i did i forgot everything around me, Crafting is such a therapy!!

Ujjwal's Post on Mass producing cards helped me to plan better. As its been a long time, being crafter myself, i wanted to try hands on all my favourite stamp sets!!

Made around 20 envelopes. All are simple and took hardly 15-25 mins for each. I made the base envelopes using cardstocks from my stash. Followed a same layout for all. Cut down glitter strips and base cardstocks. Each envelopes has different ideation, different color combos and using different stamp sets. I dint attempt any intense techniques, kept it light and easy to finish..

For some envelopes, I took my favourite stamp sets, stamped with versamark and heat embossed. I used Ranger Super fine Gold, Silver and Liquid Platinum. And distress inked with my favorite color combos, had around 8-9 inkpads and i kept playing only with those.



The First Photo has my favorites, Who will not love glossy Accents in their projects!!
Being a lazy crafter, also the lack of time, i preferred  finishing them without using masking techniques.





All the three are too simple just Heat embossed and Inked!! 
Used Twisted Citron, Peacock Feather & Wilted Violet


Wink of Stella and perfect pearls spray was a life saver, wherever my coloring skill was bad, i just topped the image with Wink of stella, and it was dazzling and making it perfect!!


Used Mudra New Stencil!!! Yipee!! 



Fancy Flourish add some much Beauty to background, its must have stamp set for any crafter.


Zinnia, WOW its such a beautiful stamp set from our Mini stamp set series, I tried my new Zig Clean Color Brush Pens, just trying to get hang of it, hope my next project has better coloring.. 




I am so glad to get an opportunity to craft again, wish to plan more dedicated time for crafting!! I couldn’t tell how much excited am, feels so refreshing!!

Everyone in the kitty party loved these envelopes,  stamping was very new to them, these envelopes help them understand the possibilities of stamping art.

Stay Tuned for our more Festive Stamp Releases!!

Don't forget to play along our Challenge #2: Color Palette

Mudra Stamps are available at these shops :

Thank you, 

Love, 
Varshitha

Monday, 17 October 2016

October Release DAY 3

Hello!

Welcome back to Day 3 of October 2016 Release!!  Today we have three new stamp sets and a  new Stencils to show you.. 


Floral Flourish Mini 3”x2”


Simply Alphas CAPS 4”x4”

This Stamp Set coordinates with Simply Alphas, We heard you needed coordinating Capital Letters. This is great to create your own sentiments. Lasercut closely to form words with even spacing.

Leaves 6”x4”
Design by Ruchi Crafeteria
Concept by Kavitha 

STENCILS

Geo patterns 6”x4”





See you all soon with last set October Release!!

See you tomorrow!

Love, 
Varshitha 




Sunday, 16 October 2016

October Mudra Release - Day 2

Hello!!!

Here I am with DAY 2 Release!! I am sure you are all saw our DAY 1 Release Designs, isn’t the excited butterfly layer stamps and beautiful doodle stamp set very fresh and exciting!!

STAMPS

Thank you 3”x2”
These are essential sentiments for any crafter!! Easy on pockets when you want Thank you in different and beautiful Fonts!

GO Confident 3”x2”
A motivationalquote great for Scrapbook, Cards and Wall Art



Floral Note
A Simple yet beautiful floral design with a perfect sentiment, great for various  stamping techniques.




And this month we have a new addition!!! STENCILS!!
A crafter cannot have enough of Fancy stamps, dies and stencils.. so here is our first design on stencils. 

STENCILS

Doodle Clusters 5”x7” 


Thats all for today... 

Keep Watching this space for DAY 3 Release... 

Love, 
Varsh




Saturday, 15 October 2016

October Mudra Stamp Release - DAY 1

Hello!!

I am Varshitha here after a long time!! I am sure your all eagerly waiting for our October release!! Each month we brainstorm to bring stamp designs to suit the current stamping trend!! This month we have stamp sets for all from CAS to MM Style!! 

Yeah!!! Lets go straight to see the release!!


STAMPS


Butterfly Layers 6”x4”
This is a butterfly layering stamp set, the set has endless possibilites to color, Manipulating with 3 layers gives different results.. A beautiful sentiment to add a extra focus to your projects!! 

Doodled Elements 6”x4”
Designer : Ujjwal Gupta
These elements are great for coloring and heat embossing techniques, different size of elements in the set extends the possibilities.


Elegant Damask 3”x2”
This is the same damask from our “damask” stamp set, given in various size to mix and match, create background, use as the focal element, and to add Indian touch to your Cards, Invites and other projects.. 



Keep Watching the space for DAY 2 Release!!
New Release will be available from 22nd in our retailers store.. 

Thank you so much Guys.  Don't forget to play along our Challenge #2: Color Palette

Mudra Stamps & Stencils are available at these shops :

-- 
Varshitha

Friday, 14 October 2016

Mudra Guest Designer : Kanan Pandya

Hello friends,

     Today we have a talented crafter, Kanan Pandya, as our Guest designer. She is known in Blogland for her awesome CAS cards. She plays so well with Watercolors. Her Watercolor and Distress inks sponging projects, speaks loads of her talent. She is here with us today, to share her talent using our Mudra stamps.

Over to KananPandya,


My name is KananPandya. I blog at www.ifeelglee.com. Just a little bit of introduction about myself. I live in US with my husband and 2 year old daughter. I have been crafting for several years now and have used stamps from different name brands. However, when I was first introduced to Mudra, I was so enthralled to see line of stamp designs that I could connect with my style of card making. Indeed, it gave a whole new dimension to my cards. Thank you, Mudra for offering such fabulous stamps sets.
On final note, I would express my sincere thanks to Sathya for sharing the stamps and Varshitha for giving me this privilege of guest designing.

Card 1:

Here’s my first card for which I used “Linen Blooms” set. I used the biggest outline image flower on a watercolor card stock and stamped it using Versafine Onyx black ink. I colored each flower using watercolor and I chose all the bright colors for each flower. For the background I used ochre yellowshade and used the wet on wet technique. I wanted the edges to be darker and the center of the panel to be soft so I apply my color on the edges first and gently colored towards center. I added a thin strip of patterned paper and lastly added some gold sequins and used the white gel pen to add some dots in the center of each flower.

 Here’s is a closer look to it.


Card 2:

For my second card I used the same stamp set but this time I used solid images. I stamped the small and big solid flower image with the lightest shade of Distress ink and colored each one using the no line coloring technique. I chose bright colors but I wanted to give it a very elegant look so I just added a golden washi tape and few splatters of gold color. I give some dimension to main panel as well as the sentiment which is from the “Dainty Blooms”set.
 Here’s is a closer look to it.

Card 3:

I love “Dainty Blooms” floral stamp. I stamped the main image of the flowers on a watercolor panel and colored it using watercolors and then very loosely watercolor the background using Distress ink as well as watercolors in the shades of brown. I cut the panel leaving the floral images on the edge and adhere it to the main card base. Also added a thin strip of patterned paper.Finally added the sentiment from the same set and some black gems to finish off my card.


Here’s is a closer look to it.



Card 4:

For my last card I went with the clean and simple look. I stamped the main floral image and mini flowers on a different card stock and colored them using Faber Castell’sPolychromos colored pencils and fussy cut them. After that I inked a portion of my card base with “Broken China” Distress ink and splatter some water drops on it, I love this effect. Finally arranged my flowers on the card base and added some white dots on the center of each flower. For the sentiment I skip the “Mother’s” word from the “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment and created a sentiment using only “Happy” &“Day” words. Finally added some sequins to finish off my card.


 Here’s is a closer look to it.


I hope you will like my cards and get inspired. Thank you so much for having me today.

Stamps used:



Did you see those Lovely Creations and colors. 
Just check her Instagram profile and follow, (pandyak) its loaded with Watercolor goodness.

Thanks SO much, Kanan Pandya for sharing your creations for our viewers here at Mudra. 

Thank you so much Guys.  Don't forget to play along our Challenge #2: Color Palette

Mudra Stamps are available at these shops :