Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Christmas cards...

Hi! I am back today with some more inspiration for our current challenge



Card 1:

For my first card I combined some stencils with heat embossing.


  • Take a panel of red card stock and stamp the sentiment with embossing ink. Heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
  • Place the Splash stencil in the desired position and apply embossing ink through it. Heat emboss with red glitter embossing powder.
  • Run the embossing ink pad over the edges of the card panel, dip into gold embossing powder and heat set.
  • To make the stripy background, take a red card base and simply draw diagonal lines with two different gold markers. Turn the ruler upside down while using the markers so that the ink doesn't smear.
  • Pop up the card panel on some foam tape and adhere to the card base.

Here is a closer look at the card:





Products Used:





Card 2:
For my second card I used a combination of techniques.




  • Take a panel of silver shimmer paper and ink with distress oxide inks Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean.
  • Stamp the snowflakes from the Christmas Decors stamp set with silver pigment ink.
  • Die cut the panel and also a window. Place the panel of shimmer card base and stamp the stag image from the Christmas Decors stamp set. I inked the body of the stag with Peacock Feathers and the horns with Salty Ocean.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Christmas stamp set on a strip of shimmer paper with both the inks again.
  • Mount the inked panel and the sentiment on foam tape.

Here is a closer look:



Products Used:




Card 3:

I went for nontraditional colors for this card. I also couldn't resist using the Arabic Pattern stencil which is the first stencil I have designed for Mudra. I love how it turned out!





  • Take a piece of shimmer paper and ink it with distress oxide inks Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans.
  • Die cut a rectangle out of the center.
  • Stamp the tree from the Christmas stamp set and the sentiment from the Christmas Decor stamp set with embossing ink and heat set with gold embossing powder.
  • Tape the Arabic Patterns stencil to the remaining panel. This is a pattern that can be extended easily so the paper size doesn't matter.
  • Apply gold pigment ink through the stencil.
  • Adhere the center panel to a kraft card base and pop up the frame with foam tape.

Here is a closer look.




Products Used:





I hope you are inspired by my cards and create something beautiful. You can link your entries here.




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

Love,
Nandini

Monday, 11 December 2017

December Inspiration

Hello all,

Ria on this side. Today I have brought few inspirations for the new year with the brand new release from Mudra!. We have dies this time!!!

Lets get started!

Card 1:



  • My first time with Distress oxide inks and I love these! I blended few colors on to a Cardstock from Neenah Avalanche.
  • I sprinkled few drops of white color.
  • I used a die cut and embellished it.
  • I have stamped sentiments from Christmas Sentiments and its done!



Card 2:


  • First I blended distress oxide inks through  Polygons stencil. 
  • I stamped the image from Bear Friend, colored it with Zig clear brushes and fussy cut it.
  • I have adhered the image on to the card stock.
  • The sentiment is from the same set.

Card 3:



  • I have blended distress inks and pearl powder on it. 
  • I ran through an embossing folder.
  • I have used the Thanks die to complete the card.

I hope you have liked the projects.

Supplies used:

  
 


Do remember to join our current monthly challenge: December Challenge #16




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

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Mudra Creative Team Call 2018

Hello!!!

We are excited to announce that Mudra Stamps is looking for talented and committed designers to join our amazing Creative Team. Do you love Mudra products? Are you creative? Do you already share your projects on your own personal blog? Are you passionate crafter? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Avid Youtuber? You have a wonderful opportunity to be in our creative team and as a Video Crew.

Mudra DT call is for both International & National Crafters!!!




  • Creative, Professional and Enthusiastic crafters, who love to work with Mudra Craft Stamps.
  • Creative team member term Jan - Jun 2018,  it would be great if you agree for extended term. 
  • Incorporate a broad range of styles and projects, from card making, scrapbooking, and mixed media, Tags, 3d projects, home decors and beyond.
  • Have good photography skills, to photograph your creations capturing the details to give crisp and quality resolution pictures for your posts.  
  • Willing to commit to create 2-3 blog post a month, with minimum 2 to max 5 projects/cards per post. 
  • Participate in the monthly stamp launch, Challenge and other blog events.
  • Make atleast 3 pictorial and 1 video during your tenure.
  • Avid Youtuber? You have a wonderful opportunity to be in our creative team and as a Video Crew in Mudra Youtube channel. 
  • Passionate about sharing their creative passion though social media. 
  • Share Mudra’s Blog post, News and offers and promote the brand in every possibilities in your Facebook page, FB timeline,Instagram, Pinterest and Blog.
  • Bring out different possibilities of Stamp sets, dies, stencils and paper packs in a Creative way.
  • You can't be a DT of any Indian based brands having similar products during your term. 
  • A Starter DT kit with Previous release stamp sets and monthly DT package with stamps, dies, stencils, papers, sequins & other Mudra Release products. Its gonna be a kit of awesomeness!!
  • Discount on Mudra Produts during your tenure. 
  • Creative Designer Badge to flaunt in your blog/web. 
  • Your Picture and Bio in our blog and website.We will link your blog at every opportunity.
  • Chance to work in an Indian craft stamp manufacturing company, which is offering the best stamp at all levels to all levels of Crafters. 


Please email us at mudracraftstamps@gmail.com with the following informations 
(With a Subject as : Mudra Design Team Call 2018 - Your Name)


  • First, what is your NAME and City&Country? 
  • Link to your blog and/or online gallery. 
  • Tell us your handles/URLS for Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and/or Twitter. 
  • Send us 5 of your Best & Favorite project.  We're trying to determine your strongest area, at cards, layouts, mixed media canvas, 3d projects. Do send us your most awesome work to show us your strength !! 
  • Tell us about the CRAFTY you...Link to your crafty resume if you have one? Do you teach? Have you been published? Any Previous Design Team Experience?
  • What other Design Teams are you part of and when does their term end? (Note: No previous DT experience is required.) 
  • Tell us about YOU....what do you love about crafting? What do you love about Mudra products and how do you think your style fits with our design styles.
  • Why do you want to be a Mudra creative team member and what best can you bring to our Stamp company through your projects?
  • Send a profile photo, short bio about you and your Contact address.


Deadline is Dec 28 2018. Design team will be announced in the blog on Jan 2017


Any further questions, Mail us at mudracraftstamps@gmail.com

    FAQ

    • Do I need to have a blog? YES! Blog is the space we do our release, showcase projects, tutorials and all other crafty posts. 
    • Can I use any brand of stamps in my application? Yes, use what you have and show off your favorites!
    • Can International Designers Apply? Most definitely! 
    • How will I find out if I made the team? Wait till Jan 15th for intimation of your selection. Applicants will be notified about the acknowledgement of email, via email once we receive your application, if you don't hear from us within 5 working day, means we haven't got your mail so please resend. 
    We are so very excited to see your submission emails and cannot wait to work with few of you and also check out your blogs.

    Good Luck, 

    Mudra Team

    Mudra Challenge #15 Winner

    Hello Everyone,

    I am here with Mudra Challenge #15 winner announcement!! 


    We really enjoyed seeing the different and creative ways you add glitter in your cards!!

    Without delaying further, here are our challenge 

    TOP PICKS

    ColorBarn
    Loved Christmas Colors and a touch of gold as a shaker element.


    Nazneen
    Totally loved this rainbow butterfly along with honeycomb glitter background.


    And our challenge winner is: 


    Sweety Gupta

    Congratulations, Sweety Gupta! 


    Winners, please write a mail to mudracraftstamps@gmail.com to claim your prize and badges. Please claim within 3 days or your prize will be forfeited. 


    We have our last challenge for this year. Learn, Create and participate in our 



    Love, 
    Zalak

    Friday, 8 December 2017

    CAS Cards + Layout

    Hello Crafty Friends,

    Today I am sharing some simple, beautiful and easy cards using our newly launched Dies, Stamps and Pattern Paper.

    So, let's get start

    1. Mixed Media Layout 







    How to Create:

    1. First I have gathered all my mixed media products which I want to use. Like, Chipboard, Gesso, Sprays, Stamps, Flower, Charm, Stencil, Pollens, Some Die Cut Leaves, twine and some scrap pieces of ice-cream sticks.
    2. I have some scrap chipboard which I have used here as a base. (You can use anything like paper, mdf, etc. but make sure you prime it before you start work on it). This layout is of 4.5" x 5.5" in size and primed with white gesso.
    3. Once gesso was dried completely I have take stencil and applied modeling paste.
    4. I kept chipboard as it to dry naturally (I have not used heat gun here, but if you want you can use it to make process fast).
    5. Once It was dried, I have stick three ice-cream sticks left top corner and right bottom corner. (It is completely depends upon you, how you want to create any layout).
    6. Applied gesso over it and when it was still wet, I took palette knife and randomly started making lines.
    7. Let everything dry completely.
    8. Take your sprays, and start applying ink where you want some dark and light shades. Here I have start with some Yellow, Blue and Red color water-based sprays.
    9. Once the layout is dry, Start adhering embellishments.
    10. I have started from some leaves, pollen and flower. Once dried, I have adhered stamped sentiment, Christmas charm and white twine.
    11. Now to finish my mixed media layout, I applied some gesso with dried brush over flower and ice-cream sticks. 
    12. For final touch applied some gold color over flower and some on background.

    2. Simple CAS Card






    How to Create:
    1. Started with 6" x 6" white base card, 5.5" x 5.5" white panel card and a watercolor CS which I have cut in large circle to fit on panel card.
    2. I have used some distress oxides ink to create a background.
    3. Stamped Christmas tree with black archival ink and fussy cut, Santa (colored with zig clean brush markers) and die cut some hills.
    4. Placed Circle die cut on panel card along with Christmas tree and hill die cut.
    5. Stamped Sentiment below circle cutout and placed Santa beside the one Christmas tree.
    6. To finish my card, I have used Gelly Roll White Pen to create a snow and Gold Uniball Pen to give stitched look on panel card.


    3. CAS Card with handmade Flower







    How to Create:
    1. Started with 6" x 6" kraft base card, 5.5" x 5.5" kraft panel card and used one of a design from new 12"x12" stencil with distress oxide.
    2. Adhered background panel on base card. Die-cut square frames and stacked on background a one up.
    3. Now, create flower using "CUT3 Gardenia die" to make some Christmas flower and hand cut leaves. And also die-cut "CUT3 thanks die" from gold CS.
    4.  Adhered flower, pollen, leaves (both hand cut and die cut) on left corner of frames.
    5. Now, adhered "thanks" die-cut and stamp co-ordinate sentiment.
    6. To finish my card,I have applied some gesso on flower and sentiment strip. 

    4. Scrapbook Layout in Card Style





    How to Create:
    1. I have started cutting some wide and narrow strips from "Beary Hugs" Pattern Paper.
    2. Adhered right side on 5" x 7" kraft landscape card.
    3. Stamped sentiment on left side of the card.
    4. Die-cut photo with rectangular dies and adhered with foam tape on center of a card.
    5. To finish my card, I have draw lines below each sentiment, adhered sequins and some embellishments from my stash.

    Here is a view of all the cards all together.



    I hope I have inspired you to make some beautiful cards for this season. Wishing "Merry Christmas" to you and your family.

    Do remember to join in our November Challenge - Christmas projects


    That's all from me today. Will see you all soon with some new projects, till then enjoy your holidays.

    Products are used:

         

      

       




    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



    Love,
    Zalak