Sunday, 10 July 2016

Cards for weddings! + Bonus: Few cards with Heart BG Builder stamp set

Hi All!

It's Priya here from Priya-n-papers ! Today, I will be sharing 3 cards made with Mendhika that you can give it on weddings. I will also be showcasing Hearts background Builder stamp set.

Stamp Highlight : Mendhika

This stamp is so gorgeous and needless to mention so apt for Indian wedding patterns. It has such an ethnic touch that you can make wedding invite cards, Shagun envelopes, gift bags,etc! It has so many stamps that you can layout any way you want and make it all look different. Have a look below, you can use it as a reference to make your own cards, envelopes, etc using any technique. I used heat embossing with golden embossing powder.

Card 1 and 2 : Mendhika is Gold!

Procedure :

1. I used the above fussy cut images to make above 2 cards.
2. For the background, I used a gold glitter paper and layered it with white stripped background diecut to mellow down the glitter background paper.
3. I also used "with love" sentiment die and diecut with same glitter paper. Look at the way I used the same diecut word differently in second card.

Card 3 : Paisleys wedding card 

The stamp set comes with a beautiful paisley and coordinated elements as well. And no need to mention that paisleys designs are deeply rooted in India.

Procedure :
1.Stamp the paisleys and coordinated images on watercolor cardstock
2. Color the images using any coloring medium of your choice. I used Zig clean clear real brush markers and blended with a wink of stella for some shimmer
3. Finish you card with a lovely sentiment

Stamps Used : Mendhika 

Stamp Highlight : Heart BG Builder

If you love creating backgrounds for your cards then you will surely love this stamp set. It has an awesome collection of solid as well as outlined hearts with different sizes. It also include borders that you can use as is or coverup the whole card using layers of border stamp.

Card 4 : Watercolored Hearts

Procedure :
1. Take a piece of watercolor paper and stamp the outlined images with different distress ink colors.
2. Now watercolor the hearts using same distress ink by diluting the inks on acetate sheet. I also added a shadow by outlining the bottom of hearts using hickory smoke distress ink.
3. Let the panel dry and add sentiment as per your liking

Card 5 : So very grateful :

Procedure :

1. Stamp the solid 4 lined heart image repeatedly using different colors of inks on white cardstock.
2. Add the sentiment as per your choice. I used Grateful mini stamp set here
3. Finish the card using border dies and adhere the cardstock on to a card base

Card 6 : Hearts on Kraft 

Procedure :
1. For this card, I used Kraft cardstock.
2. I first stamped the hearts with white pigment ink so that i can maintain the original color of inks
3. Now stamp the hearts using different colors of your choice over white stamped hearts.
4. To add a twist, I diecut the card panel in between using a curve die and added the sentiment on the curve opening. 

Card 7 : Rainbow hearts wishes

This is my favorite of the lot :)
Procedure :
1. For the background, I used play with lines stamp set. I stamped the thin line image multiple times using colors in rainbow.
2. For the front panel, I first stamped solid heart images. I choose main colors of rainbow + pink! :D
3. Now stamp outlined images using a little darker color of same color family.
4. Add some sentiment of your choice. I had no place to stamp the sentiment and black will be too catchy. So I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum with gold embossing powder.

Stamps Used :

I hope you liked all the cards I made using these 2 stamp sets. 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

Happy crafting!
- Priya


  1. A of them are too good Priya.. !

  2. Fabulous cards Priya...Love it a Lot!! Mendhika cards jus looted the heart!!

  3. All of them are nice. Golden look of cards are perfect for wedding. Love the last colorful hearts card on white base. Awesome work Priya!! :)

  4. Your work is superb as always, Priya.i think the different arrangements with the Mendhika set is a brilliant idea. The rainbow hears background is fabulous too. Loved each & every card of yours.
    P.S - I'm definitely buying the Mendhika set now. 😁

  5. Gorgeous gold embossed creations with Mendhika stamps. You have taken it to a new level!. Love the heart BG cards. each and every card is lovely!

  6. So elegant, bold and beautiful in gold, perfect cards for weddings and I love the use of hearts in different ways, awesome!!

  7. Such beautiful set of cards Priya!! I absolutely loved the ones with Mendhika stamp set....

  8. Wow woww wowww priya.!! Fabulous cards all of them.. Love the gorgeous gold & awesome watercoloring :) You are totally rocking girl <3 :*

  9. Wow Priya. Love these cards. You always find unique ways to use stamp sets. Love each of these!

  10. awesome....mudra stamp sets are really versatile....I wish you guys had co-ordinating dies coz sometimes fussy cutting is tiring.

  11. Wow beautiful cards Priya!! I love the mendhika ones, rich and elegant in gold!! Lovely!!

  12. Awesome cards Priya ! The golden cards with mehndika stamps are so exquisite !! You work wonders with stamps always !

  13. Awesome cards Priya ! The golden cards with mehndika stamps are so exquisite !! You work wonders with stamps always !

  14. Beautiful cards,i love the golden ones a lot

  15. Beautiful cards!! Love the gold!!The mendhika stamps are lovely!!
    Moxie Craftie

  16. Each one is different and beautiful! Lovely work, Priya!

  17. Each one is different and beautiful! Lovely work, Priya!

  18. Awesome cards! Especially the gold ones, these are giving a royal rich look! Perfect for wedding!