Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Mudra Stamps - Craft Challenge #24

Hii Folks!

Good morning .. welcome to the another month on the Mudra Craft Stamps monthly challange. 
Thank you for joining us last month and we hope you will all join us again this month too. This month we are challenging you with
  "Make your own embelishment" 

There are lots of little embellishments on the market today, they are gorgeous and perfect for when you want to get projects made and you don't have all the time in the world to play. But what if you did have that time? What sort of little custom - made embelishments, could you layer and blend and create for yourself?

"Make Your Own Embellishment" You can make any kind of embellishment using stamping, stencil or chipboard!! This Challenge will bring your best out of supplies!! You can also show how you used it, however its not compulsory... 

Challenge Rules:

  • Use of Mudra products is must to qualify for the challenge and do mention in your projects clearly.
  • Add the challenge link & graphics in your blog post OR Share the blog post if your participating from other 
  • Last date of submission is 11.55 pm IST, 31st Aug 2018. 
  • Please go through General Guidelines here
  • Any entrants not following the rules, will be disqualified and will not be eligible for the challenge.
1 Merit based Winner and  2 Top picks will be selected. All 3 will have a badge to flaunt at their blogs. Winner gets Rs.900+ worth Goodies & Chance to be a Guest designer at Mudra Blog, Top Pick gets Rs.500 worth Prize from Mudra! 

 I just love making my own embelishments. It's really super fun to create tini tiny embelishments. I am very fond of making my own flowers. Flowers not only enhance the beauty of projects , also makes the world more beautiful.  Our earth is a very beautiful planet and filled with various amazing things. But the flowers on earth are God's precious creation.

"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world".

Today I create  bunches of flowers using Mudra's Gardenia die. As you all know Mudra's Gardenia die is very versatile,  you can create various flower. Here I am showing 2 types of flowers which are very simple to create. I also create a pictorial of rose flower. Hope you like it.

1st project:-

  • First I cut the flower making paper using Mudra's Gardenia die. Here I use "The Secret Garden" flower making paper. You can also use iris paper of 230 gsm.
  • For the small rose I use 4 flowers of the same size and for the big flower I use 5 flowers of the same size.

  • Color the flowers . ( here I am using spun sugar).

  • Slightly shape the flowers using a simple brush as shown in the pic. 

  • Take a Styrofoam buds and glue a flower as shown. (If you don't have Styrofoam buds,  you can create a bud using kitchen foil.  Just crush the foil and shape like a modak). 
  • Note :- in first 2 layers curves are inside and in rest 2 layers curves are outside.

  • Glue all the petals on the bud.  (HERE I am using Fevicol's All fix , you can use hot glue or any other strong glue).

  • Take your twizer and twist the edges of the petals.  If you don't have twizer at the same time, you can do it by your hands also.

  • Glue the second layer as shown in pics below.

  • Also twist the edges of this layer.

  • Glue the third layer. ( Note:- This time curves are outside)

  • Do same with 4th layer.

  • Your flower is ready. You can apply glitter on it using glue that dries clear.

  • Bottom green part is also made by the same diecut. For the bunch I create 2 big flowers , some small flowers and some rose buds. For the buds I use only 1 layer. 
  • Cut the leaves using Gardenia die and color with Olive green archival.  Cut the edges using zig zag scissors.  Mist the water on the leaves and shape them.
  • Slightly shade the leaves with caranation red archival. 

  • Arrange all the elements using green floral tape in desire manner.

2nd project:-

These flowers are also made with Gardenia die and distress ink. I didn't upload the tutorial of this bunch because post is going too long. If you like these and want the tutorial,  write in the comment section. Will upload in my next post.

## EDITED ##

As promised, I have a Video Tutorial of Flower Making using Gardenia Die. I am showing you a simple and fun method to make these gorgeous flowers!! Check out the video. Click Here.

Some more close pics of this bunch:-

3rd project :-

I also create some cute paper tassels using Beary Hugs paper pack. These looks beautiful and very simple to create. You can use this in your cards, scrapbook and in various projects.

  •  Choose the pattern paper from Beary Hugs. Cut a piece of 3"×12".
  • Shredded the paper using scissors. 
  • Apply the glue on the top of the paper and make a tight roll.
  • Create some mini flowers and glue them on the top of tassels.
  • Decorate the tassle using pearl chain and lace.
  • For the finished look apply sparkling dust and crystal drops.

Products used:-


Starbox, Chennai
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore

The Craft Store, Srilanka
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia (Exclusively for International Customers)

Hope you enjoy the post
Thanks for your valuable time


  1. Awesome & Fun challenge theme :)
    love the flowers & tassels, very creative & innovative. Yes please, would love to see the pictorial for the bunch. xoxo

  2. Amazing flowers...and the tassel idea is awesome.. would love to see the tutorial for second flower . Thanks for sharing tutorial. We don't have to mist the Rose with water before shaping?

    1. Thankewww so much dear. Will share the tutorial in my next post. No need to mist the paper in this flower.

    2. Thanks!! Will be waiting for next tutorial!

  3. Wow!!! Great challenge!!
    Love d flowers!! So beautifully made 💖💖

  4. Beautiful project yes I want second one tutorial too it's awesome

  5. Amazing flowers.. thank you for sharing the tutorial.yes I want the tutorial for the second flower too they're really awesome

  6. Wow lovely treat to eyes. Please try to share tutorial for second flower also. Keep it up Uma ��

  7. Awsome work..its really beautiful

  8. Simply such beautiful embellishments Uma, love the bunch of roses! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Beautiful flowers...and tassels to see your video tutorial for second flower..thanku for the tutorials

    1. Thankewww so much:), I am not sure about video tutorial but I will try..

  10. Lovely embellishments❤️and very unique theme for challenge..



  11. Beautiful...loved the bunch of roses..
    Thanks for sharing looking forward for tutorial of second flower too...

  12. Wowwww!!!! So very beautiful projects..
    Thanks so much for sharing these fabulous and inspiring projects.

    Dr Monika Shukla

  13. Fantastic Challenge...I would love to join asap....

    Dr Monika Shukla

  14. The cahllenge related linkinz link not available so how will post the project?any guide



    1. The issue is fixed, please check now. Can't wait to see your entry!