Tuesday, 25 April 2017

4 Card ideas to use border stamps!

Hello, this is Ujjwal and I don't know about you but I really struggle with border stamps and so when I received the newly released "Build a ribbon" stamp set, I took it as a challenge upon myself to find out ways to make use of this adorable stamp set. And today, I am sharing some of my ideas with you.

1. Make a focal point
          The first thing I tried with this stamp set was to make it star of the card and keep the other accents and elements really simple. This is a great way to highlight border stamps.

I used Distress Inks (Picked Rasberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade) to stamp the pattern at an angle and then used foam adhesive to adhere the piece to the card base. Then I just added a bold sentiment and some beautiful clear sequins to finish the card.

2. Build a background

           This is the more obvious use of the border stamp and I experimented a bit with colors here. You can stick to a multicolor palette, use monochromatic color scheme or go tone on tone. In any case, the results are always lovely.


3. Use as accents
             Go minimalistic and use them as subtle accents.

In this card, my focal point is the flower cluster stamped with the "Wild Rose" stamp set and I used one of the border stamps to add very subtle accents in the background.

4. Use as fill patterns for die cuts / punch out shapes
             This is another great way to get more out of your border stamps. In the card example here, I have used the border stamps to fill in the punched circles.

Have you tried out this stamp set yet? If not, I hope I have given you some ideas to try. Don't forget to share your creations in our Facebook group and other social media platforms. You can use the hashtag #mudracraftstamps and #mudrastamps while sharing on Instagram.

And there's still time to participate in our April Challenge and win some prizes. The theme is Masking and you can find all the details HERE.

Supplies Used




Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

Art and Craft Store - Noida
Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai
The Craft Store, Srilanka 
Papercurves, UAE 


  1. Beautiful use of that Ribbon stamp, Ujjwal!!! Lovely ways you have showcased to use that particular stampset!! And...That no line coloring of Wildrose is Just awesome, girl...Love it... <3

    1. Thank you so much :) You know I can't live without adding a little bit of watercoloring :P

  2. Wonderful ideas :) and beautiful cards.

  3. You've done an amazing job showcasing that set Ujjwal.

  4. I can't take my eyes off the first card Ujjwal! it looks like a beautiful pattern paper. Loved every bit of it :)

  5. Nice ideas to use this cute Stamp set!!

  6. Awesome work Ujjwal! I love the first one a lot! It is so festive and like a patterned paper!

  7. Lovely ideas here, I love seeing one set used in different ways!