Thursday, 13 December 2018

Seasonal Cards

Morning Everyone,

Uma here once again with you. Today I have some more projects to inspire you.

Vintage Christmas Card



  • Cut a piece of pattern paper and mat it on the ready card base.
  • Take another piece of pattern paper and tear it in triangle shape, layer it on the ready cardbase using dimensional tape as shown in the picture. (note: all piece of pattern paper are distressed using pumice stone ink)
  • Fussy cut a banner and glue it on card.
  • Take a photo of Santa and mat it on another pattern paper. Glue photo on card using dimensional tape.
  • Create 2 flowers using Mudra's Gardenia die. Arrange flowers and leaves on the card.
  • Take some snowflakes chipzeb and glue them.
  • Distress the "Merry Christmas" sentiment chipzeb using pumice stone ink and glue it at bottom of the card.
  • Tie a bow using white cord and glue it on the card. For the finished look apply glitter and snow flakes powder on card using adhesive that dries clear.
Treat Boxes


  • Create treat boxes using jute cardstock. 
  • Stamp poinsettia flower on the jute cardstock and velvet cardstock using versamark and heat emboss it with gold embossing powder.
  • Layer them on the treat boxes as shown in the picture.
  • Stamp a sentiment using versamark and heat emboss it with gold embossing powder.  Cut the sentiment using die and mat it on gold mirror cardstock. 
  • Glue the sentiment using foam tape to add dimension as shown in the picture.
Blessings Card


  • Take a piece of pattern paper and mat it on the ready card base. 
  • Adhere a piece of pattern paper which is 1/8" of an inch smaller on all sides.
  • Glue some cheese cloth and adhere another piece of pattern paper using dimensional tape.
  • Cut some pieces of arrow from the pattern paper and mat them on white cardstock. Arrange the arrow pieces on the car as shown in the picture.
  • Glue glitter on snowflakes frame chipzeb and glue it on a photo. Glue it on the card as shown in the picture.
  • Arrange some flowers, leaves chipzeb and satin cord bow.
  • Glue a sentiment chipzeb at the bottom of the card . For the finished look apply glitter on the chipzeb and some deco stones.
Mudra's challenge "Seasonal Cards" is going on. Don't forget to participate, link your entry here.


Products used:
 

  





India

Starbox, Chennai
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore

International
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers)

That is all for today.  See you soon.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

'Tis the Season to Sparkle and Shine

Hi! Nandini here with some inspiration for the current challenge at Mudra Craft Stamps. We recently released a whole lot of fabulous stamps, stencils, Chipzeb etc. I have really enjoyed playing with them and I bring you some fresh inspiration for the holidays.


Card 1:
I am a big fan of heat embossing and the Starburst stamp set was just asking for some.



  • Take a top folding red card base.
  • Stamp the images and heat emboss with a mix of metallic and glitter embossing powders. I used red glitter, gold, platinum and silver powders.
  • Stamp the Christmas Wishes stamp on a piece of black cardstock. I love this bold little stamp that packs a punch.
  • Heat emboss with gold glitter embossing powder.
  • Trim the panel and mat it with some gold foil paper. Add it to the card with some foam tape.

Here is a closer look at the card. Unfortunately, glitter is very difficult to photograph. In real time this card is all sparkly and shimmery.




Card 2:
I just adore the chipboard shapes that have been released this month. They are a fun addition to cards and very easy to colour, heat emboss etc to create custom embellishments.



  • Take a piece of watercolour paper and smoosh three colours of distress inks on it. The secret to getting this effect right is to add the colours in layers, drying between each layer.
  • Add some distressing by sprinkling water and allowing it to dry. Add some splatters with white paint and allow the panel to dry.
  • Die cut the dry panel.
  • Take the largest snowflake from the Snowflakes Frame Chipzeb and cover it with three layers of silver embossing powder. Add two more layers Snowflake Tinsel embossing powder to get a glittery snowflake.
  • Adhere the watercoloured panel to a navy blue card base. Add the snowflake to the card with liquid glue.
  • The sentiment is from the Christmas Poinsettia stamp set. Heat emboss it with silver embossing powder on a piece of black cardstock. Mount it on foam tape for added dimension.

Here is a closer look at the card.



Card 3:
I designed this set with Christmas in mind. I wanted to create images that have a more graphic look and are easy to colour.


  • Take a piece of white cardstock and stamp the leaves and berries from the Christmas Poinsettia stamp set with red and green inks. I used the stamp blocks by Mudra and they have such a great grip that it is easy to get a clear, crisp impression every time!
  • Colour the images with markers.
  • Fill up the empty spaces with gold dots. I used the back of a brush and gold acrylic paint.
  • Once the paint is dry, die cut it to size.
  • Take a strip of red cardstock and stamp and heat emboss the sentiment from the Santa's World stamp set.
  • Adhere the stamped panel to a green card base. Add the sentiment panel with foam tape to the card.

Here is a closer look at the card.


Card 4:
I also made a birthday card with the Birthday set that was released this month.



  • Take the candle stamp from the Birthday stamp set. Apply ink with the Zigs, spritz twice with water and then stamp. Do a couple of test runs to check the amount of water you want. More the amount of water, more watery the effect. Also, remember to clean the stamp thoroughly in between colours to avoid contamination.
  • Trim the panel once it is dry.
  • The sentiment is from the Carnations stamp set. I heat embossed it in gold on a piece of black paper. I trimmed the panel, punched two holes on either side and then added some jute twine. I added some foam tape behind the sentiment strip and then attached it to the stamped panel.
  • The ready panel was mounted on the card base with some more foam tape.
  • To finish, I added a thin strip of black above the stamped panel.

Here is a closer look at the card.



I hope you enjoyed my inspiration cards. 

Our theme for this month's challenge is Seasonal Cards / Projects. You can enter your creations in our gallery here



Products used:


   

  



India
Starbox, Chennai
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore

International
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers)

Love,
Nandini

Monday, 10 December 2018

It's Christmas Time!!

Hello Everyone,

Uma here with you. Did you check Mudra's latest release, it's full with Christmas awesomeness. Click here to check this. I have created some cards using latest Christmas stamps and chipzeb.

Bendi Frame Card



  • Take a piece of white cardstock measures 6.5"×6". Create a background using distress inka.
  • Fussy cut some white cardstock to create cloud and also apply Distress ink on it.
  • Apply glue on the cloud and add snowflakes powder. Arrange these pieces using dimensional tape as shown in the picture. 
  • Splatter some white dots using diluted white paint. Take some snowflake chipzeb and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. Glue them on the background.
  • Stamp Santa images using versafine on watercolor paper. Color the images using zig markers and fussy cut them. 
  • Arrange Santa as shown in the picture. Further, take another piece of cardstock measures 6"×8.5". Cut a window in the middle of the paper using pen knife. 
  • Score on 1/2" and 8". Glue it on the background card.
  • Take chipzeb, apply black gesso and glue it on the bottom side of the card.
  • Take a sentiment chipzeb and snow flakes chipzeb and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder . Glue them on the top right side of the card.
  • Mat it on the ready top side fold cardbase.
Shaker Window Card


  • Take a white cardstock and cut a window using square die. Cut a piece of acetate sheet and glue it on the window 
  • Glue dimensional tape on the all 4 side of the window. 
  • Stamp Santa images using versafine on watercolor paper and color it using zig markers. Fussy cut the image.
  • Take another piece of white cardstock and create a background using distress ink. 
  • Glue the Santa image using dimensional tape, put some snowflake powder and shaker elements and glue it to create a shaker window .
  • Take a piece of white cardstock, distress the edges of the cardstock using distress oxide ink.
  • Glue it tilted on the ready cardbase. Glue window card on the cardbase as shown in the picture.
  • cut a frame using square die and distress the edges using distress oxide.  Glue it on the window,  also glue some sequins.
  • Stamp sentiment using black archival and cut it with die. Distress the edges of the sentiment card and glue it using dimensional tape as shown in the picture. 
Santa Spinner Card


  • Take a piece of white cardstock measures 20"×4". Score on 10" and create a side fold card.
  • Create background using distress ink.  Take a chipzeb and apply black gesso. After drying glue it on the cardbase. 
  • Take a silver mirror cardstock and a white cardstock of the same measurement. Cut a frame on the both using pen knife. 
  • Stamp some Santa images using versafine on watercolor paper and color them with zig markers. 
  • Fussy cut the images, glue a thin thead on the back side of images. 
  • Glue both ends of the thread on the back side of silver mirror cardstock as shown in the picture. 
  • Glue white cardstock on the back side of silver mirror cardstock. 
  • Take some chipzeb and color it using versafine ink. Glue chipzeb using adhesive that dries clear.
Our this month challenge theme is "Seasonal Cards/Projects". Do participate in our current challenge and stand for a chance to win your favourite Mudra Products.  Click here to enter.


Products used 










India

Starbox, Chennai
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore

International
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers)

That is all for today.  See you soon.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Ho Ho Ho.. Snowy Christmas Explosion box!

Hello Everyone!!

Manu here from A Handfull of Art and it feels so good to be back with a project to share with all of you on the Mudra Blog! I missed creating projects for Mudra, but I'm sure that I will hang in here around more often from bow onwards!!
Well, it's almost time that we bid goodbye to 2018 and before we do that, we have another festival which is all about good wishes and gifts and is the one the children awaits the most as it's all gifting and lots of snow and fun and Santa!! Yes, lets not forget the Santa (after all, it's SANTA that fulfills all our wishes!!! ) So lets checkout a Santa inspired Explosion box which I made with the newly releases SANTA stamp along with lots and lots of DECO Stones!!
If you are into Mixed Media, you will love the DECO Stones!! They render such a gorgeous texture and are the best ingredient to give the lovely snowy and the whole lot of gorgeousness to the projects!!
Lets check out the project!!

This is a picture heavy post, because I couldn't stop myself from taking a lot of pics, but I have the box to show from each angle to you and I'm sure you will love it to the core the way I did!!












Did you see the newly launched Chipzeb Chair?? This one is so perfect for all your 3D projects!! I;m in love with this ultra cute one!!







Look at those Christmas Bells, These are from the 2017 Christmas release and I love these pretty ones to the core!!


Noticed those Lights?? Arn't they super gorgeous!! These are from the SANTA stamp from the 2018 release (I have listed all my supplies down and you can check the products I have used from there)








 Too many pictures, but I really wanted to show how a a few stamps and the chipzeb and the newly introducted DECO stones can tranform your projects into a dreamy and super gorgeous project!!

I have more inspiration for the CHIPZEB for you and I will call it CHIPZEB SHOWCASE for you!! As many of you know that I love making albums and I love to keep my albums super kiddish and hence I use Mudra CHIPZEB a lot while making the albums. Here I'm showcasing a few albums I did in the past
A few are pregnancy albums and they all have Mudra stamps and the chipzeb used on the cover page of the album!
Check them all out here!!



Above are the baby albums for a boy and a little girl respectively with lots and lots of MUDRA CHIPZEB used I love the CASTLE chipzeb and use it widely in my albums !!





This gorgeous LOVE theme album uses the Mudra Couple stamp and lots of other MUDRA Chipzeb!







Here are a few pregnancy stamps and I love how the Mudra stamps and the Chipzeb really makes the albums super adorable and lovable!!


I hope you did liked my creations and do drop by with some love!!


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Please don't forget to link up your gorgeous creations in the Mudra Challenge 28. There are beautiful prizes to be won & a chance to Guest Design as well



India
Starbox, Chennai
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore

International
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers)