Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Eid Cards

Hello Everyone,

So, This is going to be my last post for the year, as I am going on a Maternity break. It has been a great experience being a part of this team. Thank you so much Varshita for this wonderful opportunity.

Moving on to my post, I have made two cards for the occasion - Eid.

Card 1 :




1. Stamp the Ornamental lanterns from the Islamic Festive stamp set in shades of blue.
2. Heat emboss the little stars using Liquid Platinum EP .
3.Stamp the sentiments and add a little sequins to finish the card.

Card 2 :


1. Stamp the pennants from the Decorative pennants stamp set in Purple, Pink and Yellow.
2. Stamp the Moon, lanterns and heat emboss the stars using Silver EP.
3. Draw strings using a black gel pen/Color pencils.
4. Add sequins and sentiment to finish the card.

I hope you liked these cards!!!

Also do not forget to participate in our monthly challenge - Triple Time Stamping


Stamps Used:



Mudra stamps are now available at the following retailers:


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Guest Designer - Radhika

Hi!!!

Today in our blog, we have Challenge #8 winner and lovely crafter Radhika. She is well known for her beautiful floral drawings and CAS cards!! Did you see her totally amazing cards, she linked up for Challenge with Botanical Blooms? 

Over to her!





"Hi everyone, I am Radhika here I am so happy to be guest designing at Mudra craft stamps Thanks for this opportunity. I am from Hyderabad, India. I love to try all mediums in arts n crafts I love card making   more you can see my others craft works and cards at my blog RadhikaHobbycrafts.
                                             

Here is my card made using Feathered love and Mail delight stamp sets.  First I have cut short the upper panel of card so that we can see the lower panel .Then stamped the bird with Memento tuxedo black and then masked the image and some hand cut clouds then distressed with distress inks after that colored with staedtler  water color pencils . Then stamped the closed mail on other card stock and fuzzy cut it then give a slight cut at the bird’s beak and insert the fuzzy cut mail. Finally added the sentiment from mail delight set on lower panel and done.
                                  

For this card I used Dainty blooms 2 stamp set for this triple time stamping card first I have cut 3 white panels  ¾ inch difference between them ,placed one on other and stamped the blooms with memento Rich cocoa and colored with staedtler  water color pencils.  Then cut 2 brown panels slightly bigger than the white panel.  Glued the 1st panel on to brown card base then added brown panels between the white. Glued all panel and finished the card with sentiment from mail delight stamp set.

Hope you like the cards. Have a great day.” 

Stamp Set Used: 

                                                              


Is’nt the cards really cool!!!

Have you participated in Challenge #10? Don’t wait to get crafty and to get a chance to win Mudra products!!!



Hugs,
Varshitha

Monday, 26 June 2017

4 Ideas to use Pixel Background Stamp!

Hi..

I am Varshitha here!!

Another farewell for this month. I am really stuck with words... We are bidding farewell to another DT who travelled with us from the beginning... Ujjwal, is a very experienced crafter, who explores various techniques and projects! She is so inspiring and she has done an amazing job in the journey as a Mudra Creative Team Member and Stamp Design coordinator!!!
All the very best gal!!
Hugs :)


Over to Ujjwal ...

"Hello,

This is Ujjwal and today is a bittersweet day for me as this is my last post on the Mudra blog as a design team member. I have had a great time being a part of this fantastic team. It was a great learning experience for me and I will carry it forward with me for life.

Today, I am sharing some of the ways to use the Pixels Background Stamp.


The first think of course is to make pixel art. This is so simple and so fun to do. You can google "Pixel Art" and you will find lots of fun ideas to try.





Then there's this fun abstract background to try. You can pick a combination of 2-4 colors and randomly color in the little squares. Make it as bright as you like or go pastel. I used the regular Faber-Castell sketch pens and let it look scribbly.




Heat emboss and watercolor for a subtle look. How cute is this pig from the "Pig Day" set!



And last but not the least, I don't know why but the Pixel background reminded me of cross-stitch mat and so I turned it into one. Loved cross-stitching this heart after a long long time.

I hope you like these ideas and explore this little stamp set to come up with more.

Don't forget to participate in our monthly challenge. This month's theme is Triple time stamping/stenciling.



Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
Love, Ujjwal


Supplies Used



Mudra stamps are now available at the following retailers:

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Ramadan and Bright Floral Cards

Hello everyone!! Indira here sharing six cards with you today. 


Card no. 1 - Ramadan Mubarak

1. Stamped the first row of lanterns in various colors.
2. Masked the first row and stamped another row of lanterns behind them.
3. Drew lines with black pen to hang the lanterns.
4. Stamped the sentiment.
5. Trimmed the card panel and rounded off the bottom corners.
6. Prepared the card base by smooshing Mowed lawn distress ink on it.
7. Adhered the white panel on the card base.
8. Added few sequins for bling.




I also made a co-ordinating envelope for this card using the Mail Delight stamp set.


Stamped on both sides of the envelope...




Card no. 2 - Have a Blessed Eid

1. Stamped and heat embossed the images with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.
2. Inked the center of lanterns with Wild Honey distress ink to give an illusion of light.
3. Inked the rest of the background with Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord DI.
4. Trimmed and mounted the panel on the card base.




Card no. 3 - For a Special Someone

1. Heat embossed and masked the floral bunch on watercolor CS.
2. Colored using Zig Clean Color Real brush pens.
3. Did some plain stamping with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide to add more foliage.
4. Added few ink splatters.
5. Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.
6. Heat embossed both edges of the panel with Gold embossing powder.
7. Adhered the white panel on a metallic purple card base.
8. Added few golden sequins.






Card no. 4 - Best Wishes

1. Stamped the sentiment in the center.
2. Made a border around the sentiment by stamping and masking the florals.
3. Adhered the panel on yellow card base.
4. Made a co-ordinating envelope by stamping a similar pattern of florals.
5. Also stamped the envelope with elements from the Mail Delight stamp set.

P.S. Kindly pardon the bad lighting of this card as I had to click in hurry. I made it for a friend for her farewell.





Co-ordinating envelope



Stamped on both sides of the envelope...




Card no. 5 - Celebrate


1. Stamped different pennants in various colors in a circular pattern.
2. Repeated the same with smaller size of pennants on top and bottom left.
3. Stamped the sentiment.
4. Added few sequins for bling.



Card no. 6 - Happy Birthday

1. Took the Floral Abstract stencil and inked using distress inks.
2. Heat embossed the sentiment repeatedly on a strip of black CS.
3. Adhered the sentiment and the inked panel on a card base.




Hope you liked my line-up for today. 

Do join in our challenge for this month - Triple Time Stamping/Stencilling.






Products Used








Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

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


Friday, 23 June 2017

Floral, Graphic and Retro for you today

Hi there - it's Linda here today. I hope you've had a good week.
I've been having a lovely play with Mudra's May release goodies and my first card (with video) features the 'Simply Florals' stamp set - gorgeous!


I did some quick Copic colouring on these sweet flowers and my video below (or in HD on You Tube) will show you the process.


For my second card I got out the Decorative Pennants stamp set and went crazy for my colourful background -

1. Using the Misti Stamp Positioner I stamped the pennants in a range of colours across my card front. As you can see I changed the pennant and colour each time so it takes a while but is a lot of fun.
2. Stamp sentiment from Geometric Nature stamp set in black ink and cut into strip.
3. Add a strip of silver glittered cardstock to the base of the sentiment strip before adhering to the card front with a messy nest of silver thread stuck behind.
4. Clear Mudra sequins are the finishing touch.

My third card uses the Retro Curves Stencil with Gold Metallic Gilding Polish.

1. Lay the stencil on white card and apply Gold Gilding Paste over the top.
2. Remove, wash stencil and allow card front to dry.
3. Die cut stencilled piece and add to a piece of brown glittered cardstock before adhering to the card front.
4. Stamp thanks from stamp set of the same name in black ink and fussy cut.
5. Adhere with foam tape to card front and add white heat embossed additional sentiment underneath.
6. Finish with black rhinestones/enamel dots.

Here's a close up of the shiny gilding paste -


Here's a look at the Mudra products I've used today...




Mudra stamps are now available at the following retailers -
Art and Craft Store - Noida
Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai
The Craft Store, Srilanka 
Papercurves, UAE

Happy Paper Crafting!
xLinda