Friday, 30 June 2017

Spotlight on Pixel stamp + few shaker tags!

Hello Everyone!!
I'm Manu and it's almost the month end!! We are gearing up for a new release the next month and I'm sure it will be an awesome one for each one of you!!
I have a few cards with the Pixel background stamp set today along with a few tags, shaker tags which can make up for some pretty gifts to be given to your loved ones. They can be used as bookmarks, tag-along tags and even as pretty embellishments.

Coming over to the Pixel background stamp, here are my cards.

I'm sure you all would have loved playing Mario in your younger days, well, I was kind of addicted to the game and I remember my mom keeping a stipulated time duration allowing me and my brother to play! Recreate the magic!!! The Pixel background stamp is one very versatile stamp which allows you to create wonders!!

Create your own favorite character and dance around!!!

Project 1: 

To make the card.
1. Stamp the Pixel background stamp on a piece of cardstock. I took the colouring reference for Mario from google, Google out your favorite character and draw the image. You can google 'Pixel Art' and all you have to do is grab some colors and start colouring.
2. Cut out the image drawn.
3. Take an A5 piece of cardstock and distress it using the Mustard Seed distress ink(you can distress using your choice of colors). Adhere the images, add a sentiment and you are good to go!
4. Flaunt up your Pixel art!!!

Project 2:

To make this card.
1. Stamp the Pixel background stamp on a piece of cardstock. Draw the shape of the moon and color as per your choice of colours.
2. Cut out the moon image from the pixel stamp.
3. Take an A5 size cardstock and distress it with salty ocean and moved lawn distress inks. Splatter a little water all around the card to create a dreamy effect. This gives a starry effect to your card and make it stand out!
4. Adhere the moon to the card base and add a fussy cut character. I used the baby unicorn from the unicorn stamp set. 
5. Tada... your card if ready!

Project 3: 

I had a few shaker tags made with the mermaid, piggy and the friends furr-ever stamp sets.

I totally love making the shaker cards and I feel that they are one of the best cards to give out!! They are very easy peasy to make and looks super pretty with their interactive feel!

Here are a few more snapshots of the shaker tags!

Supplies used 

I hope you liked the creations! We still have time till today for this months challenge which is all about Triple time stamping Triple Time Stamping/Stencilling challenge

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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Stencil extravaganza

Hi Everyone,

Mirella here, with my last post for a few of the coming weeks - I'm going to be travelling a lot in July, and so I'll need to take a break from both crafting and blogging. But - don't worry - I'll be back before you know it! Fingers crossed that my mojo will be patiently waiting for me in the craft-room! ;o)

For today, I have a collection of thank you cards, using Mudra's gorgeous stencils and sequins. Since I made the card with the stencilled roses for my last post, I got stencil-crazy, and I just had to play with the Mudra stencils some more. I needed a few thank you cards for my daughter's kindergarten, and so I took the opportunity to make some, using Mudra's products. I think I usually underestimate the power of stencils, and they're so much fun to play with! 

CARD 1 - Rainbow colours

1. I used the gorgeous Mandala stencil for my first card. I placed the stencil securely over a white card base, and I went crazy with all the colours of the rainbow, using Distress Inks and a blending tool (from the center: Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed and Candied Apple).
2. I then gently sprayed the whole panel with some water mixed with Perfect Pearls, and quickly dabbed the excess water off with a paper towel - I wanted the edges of the stencilled pattern to remain relatively crisp and sharp, and so I didn't want the colours to start bleeding too much. 
3. I used one of the newest "Thanks" sentiment builder stamp set for my sentiment (I LOVE that stamp set, together with the "Wishing you" equivalent!).
4. I ran the panel through my die-cutting machine, to add the stitching detail. 
5. Finally, I adhered the panel to a yellow card base, and embellished the card with some of the golden sequins by Mudra. 
6. You actually can't see it in the photos, cause I decided to do that just before handing the card to the recipient, but to make the sentiment stand out a little bit more against the colourful background, I added some white detailing to the sentiment, using a white gel pen. It's an easy enough trick that helps in such circumstances. 

CARD 2 - With vellum and heat embossing

1. Again, I used the Mandala stencil for this card, but this time I had the stencil slightly off-set, for a different look. 
2. I went for reds, oranges and yellows this time, still using Distress Inks and a blending tool (Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade). Once I removed the stencil from the panel, I went all over it with a bit of Squeezed Lemonade, so that this time the white of the card panel wouldn't show through. 
3. Next, I randomly splattered the whole panel with some gold paint. 
4. I prepared a vellum strip for the sentiment, and heat embossed the words "thank you" on it, using gold embossing powder. I stamped the remainder of the sentiment, using black StazOn ink (I find StazOn works best on vellum).
5. I ran the coloured panel through my die-cutting machine, to add the scalloped edge. I then wrapped the vellum strip around it, before adhering the whole lot to a purple card base. 
6. As a final touch, I added a few sequins by Mudra to the vellum strip (TIP: I used the thicker parts of the "thank you" sentiment, as well as the sequins to hide little dots of liquid adhesive - the adhesive helps the vellum stay more flush against the card base, and doesn't allow it warp too much).  

CARD 3 - Ombre & glitter

1. For the final card, I used the fun Geo Angles stencil. I opted for a more "ombre" look this time, using purples and pinks (Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Spun sugar).
2. I trimmed the inked up panel to the sizing I was happy with & adhered it to a purple card base. 
3. Next, I added two thin strips of gold glitter paper on each side of the panel - I think it frames it really nicely, and adds a nice elegant touch. 
4. I stamped the sentiment, and adhered a few sequins here and there. 

I think the 3rd card is my favourite, but I am really quite happy with all of them. I had fun playing with all the colours and different stencil patterns, and I will definitely revisit my stencil collection again soon - maybe with some texture paste this time? What is your favourite way to use stencils?  

Mudra products used on today's cards:

Have you entered your creation into our Triple Time Stamping/Stencilling challenge
You still have a few days to join in, if you haven't!

Mudra stamps are now available at the following retailers:

Have a fabulous July, and I'll catch up with you in August!


Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Eid Cards

Hello Everyone,

So, This is going to be my last post for the year, as I am going on a Maternity break. It has been a great experience being a part of this team. Thank you so much Varshita for this wonderful opportunity.

Moving on to my post, I have made two cards for the occasion - Eid.

Card 1 :

1. Stamp the Ornamental lanterns from the Islamic Festive stamp set in shades of blue.
2. Heat emboss the little stars using Liquid Platinum EP .
3.Stamp the sentiments and add a little sequins to finish the card.

Card 2 :

1. Stamp the pennants from the Decorative pennants stamp set in Purple, Pink and Yellow.
2. Stamp the Moon, lanterns and heat emboss the stars using Silver EP.
3. Draw strings using a black gel pen/Color pencils.
4. Add sequins and sentiment to finish the card.

I hope you liked these cards!!!

Also do not forget to participate in our monthly challenge - Triple Time Stamping

Stamps Used:

Mudra stamps are now available at the following retailers:

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Guest Designer - Radhika


Today in our blog, we have Challenge #8 winner and lovely crafter Radhika. She is well known for her beautiful floral drawings and CAS cards!! Did you see her totally amazing cards, she linked up for Challenge with Botanical Blooms? 

Over to her!

"Hi everyone, I am Radhika here I am so happy to be guest designing at Mudra craft stamps Thanks for this opportunity. I am from Hyderabad, India. I love to try all mediums in arts n crafts I love card making   more you can see my others craft works and cards at my blog RadhikaHobbycrafts.

Here is my card made using Feathered love and Mail delight stamp sets.  First I have cut short the upper panel of card so that we can see the lower panel .Then stamped the bird with Memento tuxedo black and then masked the image and some hand cut clouds then distressed with distress inks after that colored with staedtler  water color pencils . Then stamped the closed mail on other card stock and fuzzy cut it then give a slight cut at the bird’s beak and insert the fuzzy cut mail. Finally added the sentiment from mail delight set on lower panel and done.

For this card I used Dainty blooms 2 stamp set for this triple time stamping card first I have cut 3 white panels  ¾ inch difference between them ,placed one on other and stamped the blooms with memento Rich cocoa and colored with staedtler  water color pencils.  Then cut 2 brown panels slightly bigger than the white panel.  Glued the 1st panel on to brown card base then added brown panels between the white. Glued all panel and finished the card with sentiment from mail delight stamp set.

Hope you like the cards. Have a great day.” 

Stamp Set Used: 


Is’nt the cards really cool!!!

Have you participated in Challenge #10? Don’t wait to get crafty and to get a chance to win Mudra products!!!


Monday, 26 June 2017

4 Ideas to use Pixel Background Stamp!


I am Varshitha here!!

Another farewell for this month. I am really stuck with words... We are bidding farewell to another DT who travelled with us from the beginning... Ujjwal, is a very experienced crafter, who explores various techniques and projects! She is so inspiring and she has done an amazing job in the journey as a Mudra Creative Team Member and Stamp Design coordinator!!!
All the very best gal!!
Hugs :)

Over to Ujjwal ...


This is Ujjwal and today is a bittersweet day for me as this is my last post on the Mudra blog as a design team member. I have had a great time being a part of this fantastic team. It was a great learning experience for me and I will carry it forward with me for life.

Today, I am sharing some of the ways to use the Pixels Background Stamp.

The first think of course is to make pixel art. This is so simple and so fun to do. You can google "Pixel Art" and you will find lots of fun ideas to try.

Then there's this fun abstract background to try. You can pick a combination of 2-4 colors and randomly color in the little squares. Make it as bright as you like or go pastel. I used the regular Faber-Castell sketch pens and let it look scribbly.

Heat emboss and watercolor for a subtle look. How cute is this pig from the "Pig Day" set!

And last but not the least, I don't know why but the Pixel background reminded me of cross-stitch mat and so I turned it into one. Loved cross-stitching this heart after a long long time.

I hope you like these ideas and explore this little stamp set to come up with more.

Don't forget to participate in our monthly challenge. This month's theme is Triple time stamping/stenciling.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
Love, Ujjwal

Supplies Used

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