Friday, 19 January 2018

Stenciled Cards & Faux Ceramic Tile technique

Hi! A very happy new year to all! Mudra has started the year with a bang! With a brand new release and tons of exciting products, 2018 is off to a great start! The very first challenge of the year is up and it is my absolute favorite theme

Yeah! You can make anything like Cards, Tags, 3D projects, Mixed media , Scrapbook Albums, Layouts, ATCs etc. Just remember that the stamps or stencils by Mudra Craft Stamps should be the focus.

Here are the cards I made.

Card 1:

I used very simple multicolored stenciling for a CAS design.

  • Take a piece of shimmer card base and tape the Arabic Patterns stencil in one corner.
  • Apply 3 colors of distress oxide inks through the stencil.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Butterfly Flutters stamp set with black ink.
  • To finish adhere half pearls to the panel and pop it up on some foam tape on the card base.

Here is a closer look at the card.

Products Used:

Card 2:

Continuing with stencils and distress oxide inks, I made one more card.

  • Take a piece of shimmer card stock and trim it to size. 
  • Apply distress oxide inks randomly. Don't worry if it looks like blotchy mess.
  • Place the Arabic Patterns stencil over the panel and apply a dark ink through it. I used a dark blue. Since distress oxides are opaque, they hide the ink underneath completely.
  • Stamp the Special mini stamp set with blue and purple iks.
  • Die cut the sentiment panel and mount over the stenciled panel with foam tape.

Here is a closer look at the card.

Products Used:

Card 3:

I used a very old and very favorite stamp set of mine. I also tried my hand at the Faux Ceramic Tile technique.

  • Take a piece of white card stock and stamp the images from the Floral Fantasy stamp set with black ink.
  • Cover the entire panel with clear embossing powder and heat. Repeat the process couple of times to get a smooth glossy finish. 
  • Sprinkle some pink embossing powder and heat. Do this till you get the look you like.
  • For the background, take a pale pink card base.
  • Stamp the flower from the Carnations stamp set with an ink slightly darker than the paper.
  • Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment from Carnations set on the grey mat.
  • To finish, pop up the panel on some foam tape.

Here is a closer look at the card.

A close up of the heat embossed panel. Just love the depth this technique gives.

Products Used:

I hope my cards have inspired you to create something beautiful. You can link up your entries here.

Here are some details.

Challenge Rules:
  • You can create Cards, Layout, Canvas, Mixed media, Flower craft, 3D project etc.. 
  • Use of Mudra products is must to qualify for the challenge.
  • Last date of submission is 31st January 2018.
  • Please go through General Guidelines here. Any entrants not following the rules, will be disqualified and will not be eligible for the challenge.
  • Winner has option to select a one 6”x4” and one 3”x2" stamp set worth Rs.780 and will be our GD for the forthcoming challenge.
  • 2 Top picks are offered each with a 4”x4” stamp set worth Rs.400
  • All 3 will have badge to flaunt on their blogs.

Looking forward to all your beautiful entries in our gallery.


The Craft Shop
Crafters Corner, India
Crafts Need
Anandha Stationery
Hindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia


  1. Beautiful cards :) love them!
    Thanks for sharing the faux ceramic tile technique

  2. Wow..your cards have some amazing techniques always !

  3. Wow... Love this.
    Beautiful technique.

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