Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Cards With Stamping and Dry Embossing Techniques!!

Hello friends!! This is Kanan, hope you are having a great week. I am here with few cards with some simple techniques and tips to create interesting backgrounds to give your projects a unique look.

Let's get started.

First Card -

  • Chose the beautiful butterfly image from the "Geometric Nature" set and colored it using Crayola fine line markers and used the water brush to give it a watercolor look.
  • Embossed the front panel using the "Mandala" stencil.
  • Added some splatters using gold acrylic paint and some Wink of Stella on butterfly.
  • Added the butterfly on that and matching glitter strip
  • The sentiment is from the same set. Hope you will like this simple dry embossing technique which gives so much texture and adds interest to your focal image.

Second Card -

  • For this card I chose "Decorative Pennants", got idea for this card from Pinterest.
  • Stamped the triangles in shades of yellow, pink and orange shades.
  • Added the craft thread. The sentiment is from "Sentiment - In Circle"
  • Lastly added the whole panel on the card base.
  • Kept it simple as I don't wanted to overshadow the bright colors with any embellishments.
  • I love how only stamping using bright colors can add so much interest to a clean and simple card.

Third Card -

  • Used "Build A Ribbon" set to create the background.
  • Used various shades of Distress inks and sprints some water and stamped it directly to achieve watercolor look.
  • Created sentiment using the " Painted Alpha" set. Fussy cut it and added some foam tape for dimension.
  • Lastly, added some Wink of Stella glitter pen on sentiment and Mudra's Radium Green, Yellow, Harvest Mix, Sugar Plum Mix sequins.
  • Those pop of alphas look lovely on that rainbow background.

Fourth Card -

  • This card is a birthday card created with this months "Chalkboard Technique" theme.
  • White embossed the balloons from the "Balloons" set
  • Added some details with colored pencils and white gel pen and also added some white chalk ink for more real look.
  • Lastly, added some patterned paper and stickers to embellish the card.
  • Love this technique and goes so well with any theme project.
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I hope you will like my cards and get inspired. If you have any question, please leave a comment and I will be happy to help you. 
Also, don't forget to play along in our Monthly challenge, where the theme is "Chalkboard Technique"

Happy Crafting!! :-)

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. Loved these bright ,happy n colorful cards !

  2. The dry embossing with sparkling on the butterfly is awesome, all are so beautiful!

  3. Beautiful cards :) I'm keen to know how to use stencil for embossing! That looks awesome in the first card!

    1. Thank you so much, Karthika!! I will definitely try to add a tutorial showing this technique. :-)

  4. Beautiful cards Kanan...Absolutely loved the way you used portion of stencil in bg...pretty coloring on butterfly...and striped bg on Hello card...and chalky balloon card!!! Love the variety!

  5. awesome cards kanan, the sparkles on the butterfly is amazing. very inspiring

  6. Love the stripes! Love the decorative pennants! Love the balloons! Lots to love in this post Kanan :)

  7. These are all really lovely!