Friday, 24 March 2017

Treat Boxes with your own Pattern Paper + Blog Hop Winner Announcement

Hi people,
Parul this side. It has been really  long time since I posted last. It was my sister's wedding which kept me really busy. And when I am back to work after around 1.5 months I am enjoying it even more. Today I bring to you something really interesting. Do you like making favor boxes ?? I loooove making them. And when we want to make a favor/treat box we usually tend to rush to grab a pretty printed pattern paper. Isn't it so?
In today's post I will show you some treat boxes for which I designed my own pattern papers for some treat boxes.
Aren't they pretty?  Did you notice that choco chip on the butterscotch cake? Haha.. 
I cut out the template (easily available on internet) for this cake slice treat box  on plain card stock and then stamped it with my choice of stamp set.  Now we will see each box in detail :)

For this Butterscotch-Chocolate cake (yellow and brown one) I used only one layer of Daisy Blooms stamp set for making my own pattern paper. I just stamped the image randomly maintaining almost equal gaps.
 Later I decorated this cake with handmade flowers. Essy-Peasy... isn't it?

Now to  the next one

For this pinapple cake slice ( white and yellow) I used Doodle Elements stamp set designed by very talented Ujjwal. 
Those yellow flowers are also simple DIY flowers made with yellow paper twine :)

And Next one is 




And for this strawberry cake slice ( Pink and maroon) I used a small butterfly from the Butterfly Layers stamp set. In this treat box instead of blooms I added a sentiment label from Rose love stamp set.

Now we move to the most favourite of mine as they say " save best for the last " haha..


For this birthday theme treat box I used Balloons stamp set and stamped that small round balloon in many colors. To give a look of candle on the cake slice I also added a stripe stamped with chevron ballon from the same set and a circular label from the Mixed Greeting Coordinates stamp set. I just loved how this cake slice turned out. Hope you too like it :)

Now the stamps used in a glance



 


Thats all from my side today. Do let me know in comments which cake slice you relished the most :)

I am sure you are participating in current challenge #7 and "celebration" theme gives you infinite options to play along. Right?






Now the most awaited

MUDRA BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP WINNER ANNOUCEMENT

Entry 9 - Sindhu wins stamping supplies from Mudra

Entry 33 - Sujana Rajan wins goodie bag from The Craft Shop

We thank Priya, Founder of The Craft Shop for sponsoring for this super grand blog event!!

If you missed seeing our blog hop, its no late, do hop on and get inspired by lovely creations by very talented crafters!! Check the Blog Hop Post here.

You can buy these Mudra stamps in following stores

Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka 

See you soon
Love and Hugs
Parul



Thursday, 23 March 2017

Distress watercolour lifting and playing with colour

Hi Everyone,

Mirella here. I hope you are all well, and are enjoying our Mudra birthday celebrations! There is quite a lot happening, isn't it exciting? Additionally, I am totally loving the new release - what about you? 

I have 4 cards for you today, hope you enjoy these!

Card 1: Watercolours & a butterfly



1. I created the background panel on watercolour paper with Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers). I put 3 layers of ink on the cardstock, letting the panel air-dry between each layers. 
2. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment on the panel.
3. For some additional interest, I decided to die cut a frame in the panel, and I turned it 180 degrees before adhering all 3 pieces to a white card base.
4. I had a left over butterfly stamped on vellum from the projects I was working on previously, and I decided to add it in the bottom corner of the card - I think it fits there, doesn't it? 

Card 2: Distress watercolour lifting 



1. Watercolour lifting is a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire - I encourage you to check her videos for more inspiration! Tip: this technique works fantastically well with Distress Inks, but other watercolours might give you similar effects, too - just give whatever you have at home a go! 
2. I created the background panel on watercolour paper with Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey). I put 3 layers of ink on the cardstock, letting the panel air-dry between each layers.
3. I stamped the hearts with Versamark ink & heat embossed them with a clear embossing powder. 
4. I then "lifted" the colour from the panel by going over it with a brush loaded with clean water and tapping the panel with a dry cloth/a sheet of kitchen towel - whatever colour is "trapped" under the embossing powder, remained vibrant. The remainder of the panel faded quite a bit. 
5. I stamped the sentiment and die cut the whole panel. 
6. Before mounting the panel on a card base, I added some silver twine for additional interest.
7. As a final touch, I adhered some clear sequins here and there - these are not Mudra sequins, as I don't have them yet (can't wait!), but I am sure the Mudra ones will look equally nice! :o)

Card 3: Another example of Distress watercolour lifting - using scraps 



1. I had a small left-over piece of watercolour paper, hence I decided to make use of it and make a smaller card - I think it's always good to use scraps! 
2. I pretty much repeated steps 2-4 from card number 2, using different Distress Ink colours (Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade) and a different Mudra stampset.
3. I stamped the sentiment, mounted the watercolour panel on black cardstock, and then adhered it all to a red card base - the card ended up being roughly 5.25 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide.

Card 4: CAS (Clean and Simple)



1. I recently purchased the Gazebo pack of mini ink cubes from Lawn Fawn, and wanted to try out the colours - but instead of doing swatches, I decided to make a CAS card. :o)
2. I used 3 out of the 4 colours in the set for stamping - my MISTI helped me hugely with aligning the sentiment (but do note that you don't necessarily need a stamping tool to make a similar card!). Since the 4th colour of the ink pack is grey, I decided to mat my stamped panel with some grey patterned paper. 
3. I heat embossed "today" on a scrap of black cardstock, and adhered it to the card with foam tape.
4. As a final touch, I added some Ranger Enamel Accents here ant there. 

Which card is your favourite? 

Stamps used:


 



Don't forget to play along with our current challenge where the theme is Celebration


Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka 

Have a great day,

Mirella

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Chicken, Leaves and Unicorn!


Hello my dear lovely friends! How are you all doing? This is Deepti here with three pretty and sweet cards made using the stamps from February release. 

CARD - I


I love making one of a kind funny cards. I don't know whether this chick is farting the beautiful colors or just spreading the colors by shaking it's feathers!! You decide! ;)


I simply water colored the background as shown above with Koi Water Colors. Then stamped the chicken from EGGstasy stamp set and water colored it as well. 


Stamped the sentiment from Geometric Nature in CP's Midnight Ink and adhered the little chick onto the card base with mini action wobble. Finally applied stardust stickles onto the water color area and adhered star confetti on the card front.

CARD - II


This card was pretty simple! I stamped the leaves from Geometric Nature stamp set in Versafine Sepia ink and messy water colored them with Koi water Colors.


Next stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto the card panel. Adhered the fussy cut leaves and added tiny droplets of black paint. I adhered the smaller panel onto the main card base along with gold glittery washi tape.

CARD III


This is my favourite card for today! I love how this card turned out. I placed the Geo Angles Stencil at an angle on the card stock and ink blended a portion with Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar and sponge daubers. 


Then I stamped the images onto the card stock and water colored them with Faber-Castell Water Color Pencils. Stamped the sentiment and fussy cut and adhered everything together!


VIDEO DETAILS

I've filmed a video for you from start to finish showing you on how I put this card together! I am so sorry about the bad lighting, the Sun kept playing hide and seek all the day!

In the video I have shared a simple water coloring technique with Faber-castell Water Colour pencils. Scribbling directly onto the paper while water coloring leaves harsh lines. The best solution is to pick up the color directly from the pencil with a paint brush. Here is a comparison picture for you! 







And that's the cards for today and I hope you liked them. Thank you so much for stopping by. Take care and I will see you soon!

And also don't forget to play along with our current challenge where the theme is Celebration


Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:


Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Beautiful different cards

Hi! Yulianna here!
Spring, flowers & beauty! - This is the motto of my new cards! I love simple solutions, simple cards and bright details.

First card:

Birthday wishes












  •  Stamped,Colored  and fussy cut flowers and leaves in a watercolor paper. Used "Hibiscus" stamp set, "Leafy" stamp set, "Botanical blooms" stamp set.
  •  Used  oval dies sets from MFT, cut oval frame & toned this  my Ranger tool, used Peacock feathers Distress ink.
  •  Stamped "Birthday wishes" settiment (used Floral fantasy stamps.

Second card

Sending hugs - Layered  stamping





  • Took white cardstock.
  • Then stamped beautiful flowers  and leaves  from Daisy blooms  set. I used Frosty pink, Grapevine from Altenew and Coral crush ink from MFT, Green colors - Forest glades, Evergreen from Altenew.
  • Stamped sentiment (Collaboration sentiments  from Playful Bunnies(Sending)  and  Doodled elements ( Hugs)
  • Cut the central window (used MFT die cut).
  • Glue all elements on a puffy double-sided scotch tape

Third card

Thank you card


Funny Bunny^-^)

  • I used "Play with linesstamp set and Altenew Warm sunshine, Mango smootie ink for creating the background
  • Cutting the central window (used MFT die cut).
  •  Create background by blending on some Distress Inks(Bundled sage, Peacock feathers),
  • Stamped Bunny and flowers (i used Playful Bunnies stamp set) , color this and fussy cut.
  • Glue Bunny, flowers, both sides of a double-sided tape
  • Stamped "Thank you" sentiment (Archival ink)

Glimpse of all cards




Stamps Used:

                              




Here is Mudra's Challenge #7 for you. As we are celebrating Mudra’s Birthday, this Month theme is "Celebration". The project can be related to any celebration like Birthday, Anniversary or any other occasion.

Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka 
Paper Curves, UAE