Monday, 30 April 2018

Five CAS Style Cards

Hi Folks :)
Happy Monday Morning !

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. Hope you are doing well.

Friends, have you checked out the awesome new April release by Mudra ? There are tons of beautiful designs to choose from. To see the stunning new stamps, please click HERE and to view the gorgeous new Chipzeb Chipboard designs, please click HERE

For today's post, I've created 5 Clean and Simple (CAS) Style Cards. The aim was to maintain a lot of white space, have minimal embellishments and one main focal point. 

While making the cards, I used Mudra's beautiful Chipzeb Chipboards. One of the great things about them is that they are whitish-cream in color, so you can color over them with markers or paint etc (like I did here in card 5) and the color shows up vibrant, even without prepping them with gesso. Additionally, elements from the new Shaker Chipzebs (besides being used as shakers) can also be used as embellishments, like I did here in card 4. 

Floral Card 1: Sending Hugs
 



Process:

1. Stamped the beautiful floral spray from the Mudra Magnolia Stamp onto a scalloped stitched panel of watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink 
2. Did Watercoloring using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
3. Created Black Ink Splatter 
4. Heat embossed the sentiment (in white) from the Mudra Dainty Blooms II stamp onto a strip of black cardstock and foam mounted it on the panel
5. Foam mounted the scalloped, stitched panel onto an A2 sized white cardbase
6. Added a few highlights with a white gel pen

Mudra Supplies Used:

  

Floral Card 2: Hello 



Process:

1. Stamped the floral arrangement and sentiment from the Mudra Rose Bud Stamp onto a stitched rectangular panel of watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black Ink
2. Did watercoloring using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and added a few highlights with a white gel pen
3. Created stitched rectangular die cut mats. Adhered the first mat with 3d foam tape for added dimension, then adhered these to the A2 sized white card base. 

Mudra Supplies Used:


Floral Card 3: You Are Amazing




Process:

1. Stamped the beautiful floral bouquet from the Mudra Flower Bunch Stamp onto an A2 sized Kraft cardbase using Versafine Onyx Black Ink
2. Colored the florals using Prisma Color Pencils
3. Heat embossed the sentiment (in white) from the Mudra Dainty Blooms II Stamp onto a strip of black cardstock and foam mounted it to the card base
4. Added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops in black and white to embellish the card

Mudra Supplies Used:

 
Card 4: Birthday Wishes



Process:

1. Stamped the sentiment from the Mudra Floral Fantasy Stamp onto a stitched scalloped panel of watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black Ink
2. Did Ink Smooshing with distress inks (in pink and yellow hues) to create an artistic and organic look
3. Adhered one of the Mudra Ice Cream Shaker Chipzeb Chipboard onto the panel with liquid glue
4. Foam mounted the panel onto an A2 sized white card base.

Mudra Supplies Used:

 

Card 5: Love Is In The Air 




Process:

1. Stamped the sentiment from the Mudra Sweet Couple Stamp onto an A2 sized white cardbase
2. Colored 3 of the Mudra Mini Hearts Chipzeb Chipboards in pink with a Zig Marker and then added Glossy Accents to them for extra shine
3. Adhered the hearts to the cardbase and hand drew strings with a black pen to signify balloons.

Mudra Supplies Used:


Lastly, there is still some time left to participate in Mudra's Challenge #20- Floral & Texture. There are superb prizes and a chance to Guest Design as well, so don't miss out! For all the details please click HERE




India
Crafters Corner, India
Crafts Need
Hndmd
The Craft Shop
Anandha Stationary
Hindustan Trading Company
Starbox, Chennai

International
Kat Scrappiness
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Vivian Crafts, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia
Wild Warehouse, UK
www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers)

Hope you have a great week ahead :)

Thanks a ton for your precious time!
Stay Blessed
Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety)

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Mixed Media altered hoop + CAS Card


Hello Crafty Folks!

I’m Manu here from Ahandfullofart and I’m sure you all must have been very excited with the new MUDRA Chipzeb and the stamps release. This Chipzeb release has some amazing designs and yes, it also has some super awesome shaker chipzeb that are so much fun to use. I also liked the new geometrical chipzeb in the shape of the heart and the concentric circles and the squares. The Concentric circles and the squares are something which I find very very versatile and so much fun to use.  This months release of the stamps also has some very interesting stamp sets, my favorite being the couple stamp which can be used in a wide range of craft projects, esp Love theme and the Mixed Media projects.

I have a few projects to share with you today. One is a Mixed Media altered hoop and another is a gorgeous card made with this months release of the Magnolia’s stamp set. I totally love this stamp set and if you are a card maker who loves coloring the flower images, this stamp set is tailor made for you!l I also have some tips and tricks to share with you, do follow the instructions for each of the project to uncover some information that might be useful to you.
Lets checkout the projects
         
      1.       Floral card

Here is the Floral card made with the new release of the Magnolia stamp set. So in love with this beautiful cluster of flowers.





To make this card
1.       Take an A5 size card panel of a watercolor paper and stamp the Magnolia stamp set using the BLACK Archival ink.  WHY ARCHIVAL INK ?? Archival ink works best if you want to try out watercoloring because the image doesn’t fades/blends when working with water based colors.
2.       Colour the image using the `colors of your choice. I coloured my image with Zig markers.
3.       Once the image is coloured, give a little extra shade around the edges of the complete image with a very find and diluted grey color. WHY a little shading around the edges?? It gives more depth to the image and enhances the complete look of the card. Also splatter a little black colour with either a brush to give a nice splatter look to the card
4.       Stamp the sentiment and then adhere this A5 card panel to a pattern paper and then adhere the complete card to a A5 size card base. Your card is ready.




     2.       Mixed Media altered Hoop

I loved the couple stamp set released this time and decided to make a gorgeous frame revolving around the couple from the stamp set. Checkout the complete look of the Altered Mixed Media Hoop below.










To make this altered hoop:
1.       Take a embroidery hoop, I took a 8 inch approx hoop keeping in mind the size of the couple.
2.       Measure a thick cardstock, around 250 gsm and cut along the outer boundary of the hoop. Apply clear Gesso to make the cardstock ready to play along.
3.       Take the mandala stencil and give a little texture to your circular cardstock. Once its dry, I took a little Lindy’s stamp gang powder and sprayed my circular cardstock with water and then dusted the powder on top to reveal a gorgeous pink hue. Adjust your color at various placed to give a nice shaded effect. At one corner, I used a little orange powder to give in a little more added shade to the hoop.
4.       Start building your layers on your MM panel and include various embellishments such as die cuts, flowers to build base around the couple, MUDRA chipzeb
5.       Once you are happy with the way the frame looks, the MM panel is done. Adhere a few chipzeb and I have used the TILES chipzeb to form the word US for the complete panel
6.       To add a little rustic look to the embroidery hoop, apply white gesso on the boundary of the hoop and use the Lindy’s powder to give in the pink hue color. I also added a little Art Alchemey wax at various places around the hoop. Checkout the rustic effect from the waxes below.


I hope you liked the projects and do not forget to enter in this month’s challenge which is all about Floral and textures.




Products used from  MUDRA 



India
Anandha Stationary 
Hindustan Trading Company
Starbox, Chennai

International
Kat Scrappiness
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE

Vivian Crafts, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

Wild Warehouse, UK
www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers)

Friday, 27 April 2018

Spring Floral Cards

Hello! Today is a great day, is not it? Evgenia Khardikova is here. And I created three natural colors cards using materials from Mudra Craft Stamps.


  • I made an embossing of scrap paper with a wooden pattern.
  • Used paper dies, tags and added floral elements from the chipboard set Floral Frames Chipzeb to them.
  • Stamped the sentiment from the set Mixed Greetings on a piece of scrap paper using Impresso Acrylic Block
  • Made a shaker inside the paper frame and I put some Clear – Couture Sequins in it.
  • Then I chose two small butterflies from the chipboard set Beautiful Butterflies Chipzeb, covered them with glittering embossing powder, decorated them with shiny beads and stuck it on the card.
  • Finally, added decorative beads and transparent drops with glitter.





  • Used a cardstock with a wood texture as a base, and added a piece of floral mesh to it.
  • Glued the heart, cutting from a dense chipboard with a print, added to it several different flowers and leaves from the Leafy Swirls Chipzeb set , which slightly tinted around the edges using gray ink.
  • Stamped the sentiment from the set Purely sentiment-labelled using Impresso Acrylic Block.
  • Finally, added a bit of white drops.



Products Used:

 

 

I want to remind you that you can take part in the monthly challenge #20! 
The theme is "Floral &Texture"



India
Anandha Stationary 
Hindustan Trading Company
Starbox, Chennai

International
Kat Scrappiness
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE

Vivian Crafts, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

Wild Warehouse, UK
www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers)