Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Brothers are special! Some Traditional and Retro Rakhi cards!

Hi All,

It's Priya here from Priya-n-papers. I am here today to showcase some inspirations for Mudra's new release. Since It's Raksha Bandhan next month, I decided to dedicate this post to that special person in your life who teases you as well as protects you all your life! I have some traditional as well as cool retro cards.

Stamp Highlight : Brother 

This one stamp set is dedicated to Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan, a festival that celebrates the bond of brother and sister. It's a beautiful stamp set with a mix of sentiments and images that are so apt to make Rakhi cards.

Card 1 : Rakhi card with Blue ombre background

Procedure :

1. Take a watercolor paper and blend distress inks of same color family. I selected blues.
2. Let the panel completely dry before heat embossing.
3. Heat emboss with white embossing powder by stamping rakhi at the top and randomly stamping 2 small images.
4. To give depth to rakhi, I pulled off little color by adding little water inside the open spaces of rakhi stamp. It fades the color a little. I also gave a little shading to the bottom of rakhi and thread with green zig clean clear brush pen

Card 2 : Rakhi card with Damask pattern

Procedure :
1. On a piece of watercolor panel, heat emboss the rakhi, sentiment and Damask image from the damask background stamp.
2. I repeatedly stamped the damask image to continue the design on the border. Believe me, it came out perfectly on the 1st attempt.
3. Now color the rakhi image and the damask border by any coloring medium of your choice. I used zig brush markers here. Don't forget to stick a post it note or washi tape before coloring the damask border

Stamps Used :  Brother and Damask Background Stamp

Stamp Highlight : Decorative Alphas Stamp set

This is a really cool alphabets stamp set to make your own sentiments. Since this post is on Rakhi festival, I made some cool rakhi cards. This stamp set is really versatile as the possibilities with the sentiments is endless. You can make any sentiment with this. I am showcasing 2 such possibilities here.

Card set 3 : Happy Rakhi

Procedure :

1. I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to make 3 backgrounds. You can use any watercolors for this.
2. Align the rakhi alphabets on your stamping tool. I cut "happy" from happy father's day stamp to add the word happy to the sentiment.
3. Now heat emboss the sentiment by using white embossing powder after stamping with clear embossing ink.

Card 4 : Best Bhai Ever 

I call my brother "Bhai" so is the sentiment :D you can make any sentiment like "Best Behan Ever" or "Cool Bro ever" etc etc..

Procedure :

1. Take a watercolor paper panel to create 3 strips of different colors. Mark the paper at each inch on both sides. This will act as a guideline on where to stick the post-it note for masking the space. Make sure to mask both sides of the strip.
2. Blend some distress ink of your choice and repeat the masking process for all 3 strips.
3. Now align the alpha stamps to create the sentiment. I heat embossed one word at a time.
4. For "ever" word, I had to emboss the e,v,r first and then second "e".
5. I finished off the card by creating a border and adding a mustaches from "The Man"stamp set.

Stamps Used : Decorative Alphas and The Man stamp set

I hope you liked all the cards I made using stamps from the July release. If interested, you can buy Mudra stamps from any of the following Indian stores :

1. Lulupu The craft Lounge
2. Craft shop
3. Anandha Stationery
4. Craft Adda

Keep watching this space as we have loads of inspirations lined up for you!

Happy crafting!
- Priya


  1. I love how u played with different medium watercolors and showed the beauty of these stamps in totally a different way! All are amazing, love them!

  2. wow!!! priya The cards are awesome! Amazed at the way you play with colors. xx

  3. Whoa awesome cards Priya!! The damask background one is my favorite!

  4. Fabulous fabulous cards Priya :)

  5. Absolutely gorgeous cards Priya... I absolutely love the colors and the designs on each of them.perfect mix of traditional and retro

  6. Your cards are sheer brilliance, Priya. Love the way you have shown the versatility of the stamp sets by making each and every card so different from each other. Traditional as well as trendy, love them all.

  7. Wow Priya! Your nailed all the Rakhi cards!! I am sure your brothers will love them if you give it to them.. ;)
    Suchi xx

  8. Absolutely fabulous cards. Love the coloring.

  9. Really beautiful. Love the rich colors and the last card is absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Fantastic cards Priya ! Using Rakhi stamps in very unique way ,second one looks very rich with all the gold embossing and traditional colors and the ones with decorative Alphas are my Fav ;)

  11. WWWOOOWW!!! Amazing card and stamps!!! :-))))

  12. Pretty, colorful , vibrant cards Priya :) love that golden Rakhi :) fabulous cards dear...

  13. Gorgeous cards Priya :) such a brilliant use of stamps to create this awesomeness 😍

  14. Very pretty cards ...thanks for the tips
    preeti d.

  15. Totally gorgeous! Each one is different n pretty😊

  16. Fabulous cards as always Priya.! The Damask golden card is mind blowing!!

  17. All the cards are so pretty n colorful,looks festive

  18. Fantastic cards Priya!! They are amazing and perfect for the occasion!! :)