Thursday, 17 August 2017

Three Bright and Happy cards!!

Hello friends!! This is Kanan and today I have three cards which are pretty easy to make yet it involves few techniques which can give your simple card a very fun look.
So, lets get started.

First Card -

  •  I stamped few images form the "Ferns & Leaves" set on a watercolor paper using some Distress inks (Barn Door, Picked Raspberry) and went over the images with wet brush for some watercolor look.
  • On a separate watercolor paper I colored the background using Distress inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Shaded Lilac) and stamped the camera image from "Capture" set and fussy cut it.
  • Adhered the camera image on the ferns and flowers images background.
  • Added some splatters and sequins. 
  • It is simple to make yet all the bright colors and placement of images makes huge difference to this card. Love all he bright colors on this card.

Second card (Spotlight Technique)-

The current monthly challenge is about  "Spotlight Technique". I have made two cards using this technique. I tried to achieve different look using the same technique in my cards.

  • I masked the card base with The Mudra Masking sheet and inked it using some Distress inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers)
  • I wanted to create a scene of ocean where sunlight is passing through the water.
  • Stamped the cute whale image from the "Whaley Love" set. Also, stamped the little fish from "Mermaid" set.
  • I colored all the image separately and adhere it on the card base. 
  • This is super quick card yet it involves various techniques which can make your card look more interesting. 

Third Card -

  • I white embossed the images from "Persian Elements" set on a black card panel.
  • I white embossed one of the flower on a patterned paper and fussy cut it and adhered it on main card base with some dimension.
  • Added the sentiment from the "Purely Sentiment - Labelled"   
  • Lastly, added some matching sequins.
  • The embossing technique and combinations of bright colors against black panel looks gorgeous and there are so many possibilities using the same technique with different embossing powders or watercolor or any color medium. Each time you can achieve great result.

Hope you will like my cards. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a comment.

Also, don't forget to play in our current monthly Mudra Challenge #12 - Spotlight Technique


 Products Used :-

 Happy Crafting!!! :-)

Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

Art and Craft Store - Noida
Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai
The Craft Store, Srilanka 
Papercurves, UAE

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Spotlight Technique Pictorial & more inspiration

Hello Everyone,

Today I am here to share a Pictorial for our on-going challenge and some more inspiration using different technique. Let me start with a brief introduction about Spotlight.

In general words, Spotlight means: a lamp projecting a narrow, intense beam of light directly on to a place or person, especially a performer on stage.

The same way we highlight a particular object, character in our stamping, which is known as Spotlight Technique in card making.

Now, I will show you a small pictorial for my card. Let’s start,


A step by step process for first card, as below:

Products I have used here are:
  • Butterfly flutters and Wishing You Stamp Set
  • Masking Sheet
  • Impresso Acrylic Block
  • White Texture cardstock and Bielo Cardstock
  • Archival Jet Black Ink
  • Steadler Luna Watercolour Pencil
  • Sugar Plum Mix Sequins

Step 1:
  • First I took Masking Sheet and a white texture sheet and stamped largest butterfly from “Butterfly Flutters” stamp set.
  • Next I have colored one butterfly which is stamped on white texture cardstock and Second butterfly I fussy cut so that I can use it as a Mask.

Step 2:
  • For creating a background, I have placed coloured butterfly on center of Bielo cardstock and mark lines around butterfly.
  • Next, I have placed Butterfly Mask at same place where the colored butterfly area marked.

Step 3:
  • Then I have stamped the same butterfly on left and right side of the center butterfly.
  • Now moving to next butterfly stamping. I have removed center masked butterfly and placed on left butterfly which is just stamped.
  • And then as same as earlier, I have stamped another butterfly. (Note: I have placed rough white printing paper under my working cardstock so that my mat won’t stained due to archival ink).
  • I temporary attach my colored butterfly to see how it looks.

Step 4:
  • For creating Spotlight technique, I have colored or make the background grey wash (colored with black and grey color pencil) so that it look alike darker background.
  • Then I have placed my colored Butterfly and adhere it at the center of the cardstock.
  • Embellish it with “Wishing you” stamp set and Sugar Plum Sequins.

That’s it. Some More Photos to show you.


Some Brief Info, how I have made this card.

  • As you can see I have used Distress Oxide Inks ( Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Blue Print, and Iced Spruce). I smudged this inks on an acetate sheet and spray a lot water to give a watercolor background.
  • The Wreath I have made using "Ferns and Leaves" Stamp set (July Release) using different Distress Oxide Ink. I just love this stamp set.
  • Fussy cut the outer side of the wreath and for the inside part I have die cut using circle stitched die and stamped using "Wishing you" stamp set. And adhere the fussy part with foam double sided tape and die cut adhered flat with tacky tape.
  • For the sentiment I have use the same stamp set (Wishing you) and adhere it with foam double sided tape.
  • To complete my card I have used Harvest Sequins.
Some more photos

Now Lets move to my last card,


This is one of my favorite card. A simple and elegant look.

Some brief info about this card:

  • I have started with stamping "Fancy Flourish" stamp set using versamark clear ink and sprinkle silver embossing powder and heat it with heat tool.
  • For flower arrangements I have used "Wild Rose" stamp set, stamped with black archival ink and give a grey wash color with steadler luna watercolor pencil and fuzzy cut it.
  • Then for some die cut I have took circle stitch die and border die-cut from silver mirror paper and a circle from bielo cardstock (Stamped using "Universal Love" and another is  "Wishing you")
  • I have adhered both frame and circle die-cut with foam double sided tape. And with the same manner I have adhere and arrange "Wild Roses" on a left side of the circle.
  • To finish my card I have adhered some heart die-cuts.
Some more photos

I hope I have inspired you today. There is a still time to participate in our challenge. For more inspiration and tutorials , follow MUDRA Blog for daily updates. 

 Challenge #12

See you soon with some more tutorial and inspirations till then happy crafting.

Products used:

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Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE

Monday, 14 August 2017

The Spotlight Technique

Hi, everybody! Today with you Ekaterina Oleynik. And I want to show you the cards on a new task of the blog : Spotlight Technique


First card

1. On a white cardboard I have stamped flowers black ink from a set of stamps "Persian Elements".
2. For masking I cut out a triangle from paper. I have pasted on the middle of a background.
3. Without leaving a border of a triangle I have painted with markers flowers.
4. I have turned a mask by 180 degrees. I have painted over a background between flowers a black marker.
5. Sentiments stamped "Geometric Nature" to black ink. and white heat embossed it.

Second card

1. On a white cardboard I have stamped flowers black ink from a set of stamps "Persian Elements".
2. I have painted separate flowers with markers and I cut out them.
3. On a black cardboard I have made sentimen by means of a hot embossing and white powder.
4. I have pasted all elements on a background.

Products Used


Happy Crafting!!! :-)

Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

Art and Craft Store - Noida
Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai
The Craft Store, Srilanka 
Papercurves, UAE