Wednesday, 20 September 2017

One Technique - Three Cards

Hello Friends,

Zalak here today with three different cards using one technique which is our current challenge #13 Mirror Stamping.

This is how my all three cards looks:


All three cards has a main focused on Mirror Stamping, Let's get started:

So Mirror Stamping is a technique where you create mirrored image of a particular stamp. Also mirrored stamp image will not be crisp as normal stamping. This can be achieve by doing two ways.

(1) Using Clear Stamp (with layer stamp which has solid image or a stamp which is flat like square/rectangular acrylic block)
(2) Using Acetate Sheet

Both above ways require any dye or pigment ink (Like, Stazon, Memento or Versamark Inks). So today I have used Clear stamp way because I have tried with acetate sheet but I have not achieve mirror stamp the way I want. So will guide you, how to do it with your existing stamp.

Step :1

  • Take a stamp (please note it should be a solid stamp image, like any layering stamp will be fine and bigger than what you have to stamp). Here I have used one of a bigger stamp from "Leaves" Stamp set and Unicorn from "Stay Magical" Stamp set.
  • I have used Impresso tool and removed its foam pad. Placed the biggest stamp (you can use any bigger size stamp) upside down.
  • Then on top I have place unicorn stamp which I want to create mirror image. So below you can see how it will look.

  • Now we have to take ink (I am using versamark ink as I will be doing heat embossing). 
  • Inked up my stamp for 3-4 times and stamped on another stamp which we have placed upside down (Here you won't be able to see mirrored stamp image, but if you have used any black ink then you can see the same image as mirrored).
  • Then I have placed my paper and closed the LID of impresso tool (Basically you just need to rub with bone folder/hands) to give more pressure so that my mirrored image will transfer to the paper.


  • Sprinkled gold embossing powder and heat set it. Then colored it with zig clean clear brush markers.
So I hope, I am able to explain you how to do mirror stamping. Have a look on my all three cards one by one.

FIRST CARD:




  • In the above card I tried to create shadow effect of a Balloon stamp from "Hotair Balloon" stamp set. 
  • For the reference I first stamp it on a watercolor paper and did created mirror image the same way which is explained above. 
  • To create a scene I have distressed the cloud diecuts and created Sun-rays from right side so that u can see shadow on bottom left side.
  • Finished my card using co-ordinating stamp.



SECOND CARD:



In this card I have simply create a  mirrored image, colored it and fuzzy cut. Then die-cut heart shape and adhered some gold sequins. Have a look on some close ups.




THIRD CARD:



The above card I have used Stencil with modelling paste and did watercolor effect using papericious sprays. Have a look on some close ups.



I hope you love my post for today. Don't forget to participate in our ongoing challenge (Link Below). 


Products used for today's projects are:

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  Image result for mudra craft stamp sequins 





Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

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

Monday, 18 September 2017

Challenge Inspiration + 2 Cards

Hello everyone!! 
Indira here today with another inspiration for our current challenge Mirror Stamping and two additional cards. 

Card no. 1 - Friends for Life

1. Took Unicorn stamp image and stamped it on the acetate.
2. Picked up the acetate sheet and carefully stamped the image on paper.
3. This created the reverse image of the Unicorn.
4. Stamped original image of the Unicorn and few more elements from the stamp set on the paper.
5. Colored the images using Zig pens and fussy cut them.
6. Took a black shimmery card base.
7. Made a window using white and black CS and adhered it on the base.
8. Stamped the sentiment on yellow CS.
9. Glued all the images and sentiment on card.





Card no. 2 - Happy Birthday

1. Took a watercoloring CS and stamped flowers using VersaMark ink.
2. Heat embossed all images using Gold embossing powder.
3. Colored them with Zig pens.
4. Colored the white space between the images using dark blue shade.
5. Stamped and cut the sentiment.
6. Adhered the colored panel onto a white mat and then onto a golden card base.
7. Added the sentiment.





Card no. 3 - The Sky's the Limit

1. Stamped the hot air ballon image, colored and fussy cut it.
2. Colored the background with Zig pens on watercolored paper.
3. Stamped the sentiment on the background.
4. Glued the colored image on the background.
5. Adhered the colored panel on a blue distressed card base.



Stamps Used


That's all for today's post. Don't forget to try your hands on our exciting challenge this month - 'Mirror Stamping'.


Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

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, 16 September 2017

Colorful Inspiration!!

Hello friends this is Kanan and today I have few colorful cards to share with you.!!
So let's get started....

First Card - 


  • I used the "Splash" stencil by Mudra to dry emboss the card panel
  • I colored the flowers and leaves from the "Wild Roses" set using Zig markers.
  • Added some black splatters on the embossed panel and adhered the images.
  • Lastly, added some gems to finish the card.
  • This card is super simple yet have splash of bright colors and the dry embossing added a lot of texture to it.
Second Card -

  • I created the background using Faber Castell's Gelatos 
  • I applied the Gelatos directly onto a watercolor panel and used a wet baby wipe to spread the colors. 
  • Added some splatters using gesso on the panel.
  • On a vellum I embossed the images from the "Simply Florals" set using rose gold embossing powder and adhered on the panel. The rose gold embossing powder looks so rich and goes so well with brightly colored panel.
  • Added the sentiment from the "Sentiment - In Circle" set
  • Added, few gems on the panel with some butterflies from a patterned paper and adhered the whole panel on a main card base with strip of patterned paper.
  • Few simple steps of mixed-media can give a very artsy look to any card. 



Third Card - 


  • I colored the card base using Distress inks and added some splatters to get that cool effect.
  • Used the same Distress ink and stamped the "Pixels" stamp set randomly on the background.
  • Added that adorable giraffe image form the mini "Giraffe" set with some patterned paper strips
  • Added, the sentiment from the "Balloons" set. 
  • I also drew little eyes on giraffe's glasses...:P
  • Added some sequins and my card with happy colors is ready.

Hope you will like my cards. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a comment.

Also, don't forget to play in our current monthly Mudra Challenge #13 - Mirror Stamping
 



 Products Used :-













Happy Crafting!!! :-)


Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

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

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Pregnancy Journal with the Pregnancy Memories stamp set

Hello Everyone!

Manu here and I have a new project to share with all of you!
Motherhood is an happy journey and the moments, excitement etc and so many other emotions felt are so pure and amazing! There is no better way to revisit them all, other than documenting them all and a Pregnancy Journal is the best way to keep them all safe!
This 9 months journey is one of a kind. Here's a pregnancy journal I got the opportunity to make and what perfect timing of getting the pretty 'Pregnancy Memories' stamp set the moment I was about to make this journal. Sharing this pretty one with you all!

I have tried to incorporate all the stamps from this set one way or the other in this journal.



Sharing some more pics from the insides of this journal.


I have mentioned the stamp Pregnancy Journal on the spine of the album.



I'm so in love with this gorgeous image. So serene, so calm and the happiness just emancipates from her face!! This makes her so radiant!!

This is a picture heavy post!! I couldn't stop myself from clicking pics of this pretty one!




Here are some more close up's of the stamps used !


The lovely We're pregnant stamp !


Ohh baby!! You are loved !!



Special delivery!! Indeed!! A Baby holds a place so special!




Under Construction!!! 





I do hope that you liked the journal and would surely add this stamp set to your stash!! It's one of the best one's I have used and you will get to see this image more often in my baby albums too!!!

Do remember to take part in this months challenge which is all about Mirror stamping, read about it here Mudra Challenge #13 - Mirror Stamping

Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

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


Do letme know if you liked it, I would love to hear your feedback!


Happy Crafting!
Manu