Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Magic of the Mighty Mini Stamp Sets

Hi! Nandini here with some inspiration for the current Mudra challenge - Stretch your Stamps. All of us love our craft supplies. Every month there are new releases and new stamps to fall in love with. Unfortunately, we cannot buy everything we like. Also, new crafters are often intimidated by the cost of supplies. Mudra's small stamps are the perfect answer to this. These 3 x 2  stamp sets pack quite a punch! They are very high quality and very pocket-friendly. They come in a whole range of designs and the new release has a multi-layering set as well!

I have concentrated on these cute little sets as my inspiration.



Card 1:


I created a background with my small stamp and then used the bleaching technique.





  • Take a cream coloured paper and use the Barbed Wires stamp repeatedly with brown and yellow ink. This set is super easy to line up.
  • Stamp the flower cluster from the Fresh Cut Roses stamp set with brown ink. Stamp again with embossing ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. This creates a good outline for the next step.
  • Use regular household bleach to "paint' the flower cluster. This will leach out the colour leaving behind a light area. The strength of bleaching depends on the quantity and quality of bleach used. Mine is quite old. So the ink did not leach out completely.
  • Trim the panel and mount it on a dark brown card base.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Balloons stamp set with embossing ink on a scrap of dark brown paper and heat emboss with vanilla embossing powder.
  • Trim and mount with foam tape on the card.
Here is a closeup of the card.




Card 2:

Small stamps can also be used to create your own pattern paper.

  • Take a plain piece of paper and stamp the Hexa stamp with green ink. This set is also quite easy to line up.
  • Stamp again with blue ink, offsetting the stamp slightly. Do this only in a part of the paper.
  • Cut the flowers out of this 'pattern paper' with the Gardenia dies
  • Cut the leaves out from green paper and stamp with the Barbed Wire stamp set for added texture.
  • Stamp the Blooms Within set with teal ink on cream paper. Adhere this panel to a teal card base.
  • Die cut a frame out of a darker shade of teal and add it over the sentiment panel with some foam tape.
  • Shape the flowers and leaves and adhere to the frame.
  • To finish add Harvest Mix sequins to the flower centres.
Here is a close up of the card.



Card 3:

For my last card, I created a rich background combining gold embossing and red card base.

  • Take a panel of red cardstock. Stamp the lovely cluster from the Rose Bud stamp set with embossing ink. Heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Floral Fantasy stamp set on a piece of red cardstock and heat emboss with glitter gold embossing powder.
  • Take a scrap piece of paper and cover it with gold heat embossing. Adhere this towards the top of the card base.
  • Die cut the panels and pop them up on some foam tape making sure the gold embossing shows evenly between the two panels.
Here is a close up of the card.



I hope you liked my cards and are inspired to create something beautiful. Keep checking the blog as we have loads of stuff happening right now. The Mudra Craft Stamps DT call is on for the next term. You can find all the details here. If you are interested in joining a great team and stretching your creative muscle, be sure to apply. We also have Mudra's Mega Giveaway- Pin to Win on. So remember to participate daily; like, share, comment, pin and be in with a chance to win some amazing prizes!!

And don't forget to link your creations to the gallery. You can find all the details here.



Products Used:







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

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)

Monday, 16 July 2018

Mix media card & CAS cards

Hello everyone..

Hope all are enjoying this beautiful rainy season.. today i have come up with two style of cards ... one is mix media card and another is set of 5 CAS cards for your inspiration...

lets start with beautiful CAS cards.. I have design them using using only one stamp set

Unicorn theme cards 








Supplies used: 





2nd Inspiration -Mix media birthday vintage card

I have designed this card using mudra deco pattern stencil ,Indian ornet frame chipzeb , happy birthday quote from wishes chipzeb collection and to embellish it, i have cut beautiful flowers from gardenia steel die cut and stamped flowers and leafs from collection .




Supplies Used: 



 

I hope you all liked the projects for today.
Do not forget to enter in this months challenge which is all about : STRETCH YOUR STAMPS and the details of which can be found here Mudra Challenge 23 .




Starbox, Chennai
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore

International
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia
www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers)





Friday, 13 July 2018

Get the most out of small stamps !!

Hello friends ,

This is Sharada Dilip from HappyMomentzz here today and I'm here today to share inspirations for this month Mudra Challenge23,  theme of the challenge is "Stretch your Stamps". 
 

 I’m here today sharing two cards made with one of the smallest stamp from the Peacock Wishes 4"x4" set in the June stamp Release. Making a small stamp set work as the main focus is what I have tried to show in these two creations .

I started with a piece of white card stock and I stamped the little peacock feather repeatedly all over it with my versamark clear ink . I have heat embossed the design in gold to achieve a festive look . I have coloured navy blue inside the heat embossed stamped image only at the eye to coordinate with the background cardstock I was using . I have even heat embossed the same design on the envelope to match the theme . I have used a printed sentiment to complete the card . 

This is how I have used an non festive themed stamp set to create a festive card . This goes out as a Rakhi card for my brother !


I have repeated the same process for my second card but  I have changed the dimension so that I achieve a different look. The sentiment is again a printed one to go with the theme. I have even heat embossed the same design on the envelope to match the theme .


My third card for the day is again a small stamp set and totally versatile. I have used the Floral Banner - 4"x4" stamp set here. I love the fact that it have so many small elements that go hand in hand in creating a beautiful scene. I have tried to play with complementary colours here and the sentiment is from yet another set called the Fresh Cut Roses.  

I started with playing around with different pieces of the stamp set in just 2 different shades of colours. I have even stamped the base of the card with yellow on yellow which is shown peeking at the bottom !

Do not forget to participate in Mudra Challenge #23 Theme of the challenge : "Stretch Your Stamps!"


Supplies used:

     


Mudra Craft Stamps is having a DT call for the next term. You can check all the details Mudra's Creative Team Call- 2018  now is a great chance to apply. All the details are HERE.  We also have Mudra's Mega Giveaway- Pin to Win is also on, so please don't forget to participate daily; like, share, comment, pin and be in with a chance to win some amazing prizes!!



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

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)

regards 
Sharada Dilip



Thursday, 12 July 2018

Quick & easy watercolor cards + a bonus project

Hello Everyone,

Manu here from A Handfull of Art
I have a bunch of simple water coloured cards to share with you all today, but before that, here's the opportunity of being a DT with the MUDRA Brand if you are looking to work with talented people from across the globe and gaining some on hands experience. 


You can check all the details Mudra's Creative Team Call- 2018 here and if you would like to be a part of a an Indian company manufacturing awesome craft supplies, here's a great chance to apply and be a part of the team,  All the details are HERE


I'm sharing a few watercolor cards with you today, each made with a different background technique . I also have a bonus project to share with you today, and I hope to catch you till the end of this post.

Lets start. 

Project 1:




To make the card:
1. Use the stencil to make a background on the cardstock. This is a 6*12 cardstock folded into a 6*6 card.
2. Use Distress ink to make the background of the card. Stamp the bouquet from the stamp set and fussy cut the flower bunch. The Flowers are colored using the Zig marker pens.
3. Use the circular chipzeb and the leafy square chipzeb according to the composition you would want and finally, stamp the sentiment.


Project 2:



To make the project.
1. Take a A5 size card panel and distress using the Salty Ocean Distress ink and the Mowed Lawn distress inks to make the sky and the grass references.
2. Stamp the super girl image and water color it. Fussy cut the image.
3. Use the Fence die at one edge of the card and adhere the Super girl image. Finally add the quote and then adhere this panel onto an A5 size card base. Your card is ready.

Project 3:

To make the card:

1. Use the circle stencil to make a background design on the cardstock panel of A5 size.
2. Stamp the mini flower stamp set and colour using the Zig markers. Fussy cut the flowers.
3. Use the leafy wine square chipzeb to add a little interest to your composition and finally stamp the sentiment.
4. Adhere the panel onto an A5 size cardstock.

I also have a bonus project to share with you all, Here's a new pregnancy journal that I made using the newly release pregnancy stamp set.

I'm totally in love with this pregnancy stamp set and I have shared a few images of the inside pages of the album where I have used the superb quotations from the stamp set.
Also adorning this pretty album is my favorite, CHIPZEB!! They sure jazz up every project you use them on!









I hope you all liked the projects for today.
Do not forget to enter in this months challenge which is all about : STRETCH YOUR STAMPS and the details of which can be found here Mudra Challenge 23 .






 Products Used.
Image result for butterfly chipzeb mudra craft stamps





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

Nagashri Arts, Bangalore

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)