Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Christmas in October + DT Farewell

Hello Crafty peeps, 

"I am here with Mirella today !! Bidding farewell to our beautiful and super crafty lady. Let’s wish her all success with love and hugs! Here is the last post for this term from her, with some pretty Christmas Inspiration Cards... 

- Varshitha"

Hi Everyone,

Mirella here - today, I am going to share some Christmas projects with you. I have slowly started making Christmas cards, which feels totally fitting even though it's only October - here in Helsinki, we already had our first snow! Eek! The snow put me in the right mood for Christmas cards, however, so at least something positive came out of it! ;o)

CARD 1 - JINGLE BELLS







1. I stamped the bells image with gold Delicata ink all over a while panel. I stamped the "Jingle Bells" sentiment on top, with black ink. 
2. Next, I used a rectangular die with some stitching detail, and cut the panel in two pieces - one is the smaller front panel, and the other one the "frame" around it.
3. I matted the smaller panel with some red mirror paper and adhered it to the "frame" part, making sure that the stamped images were well aligned. 
4. I adhered all of the layers to a red top folding card base.
5. I also stamped, coloured (with alcohol markers) and fussy cut the bells image, and adhered it to the card with some foam tape for additional dimension.  
6. As a final touch, I added some Wink of Stella glitter pen all over the coloured image, and used Glossy Accents on some of the elements. 


CARD 2 - A SNOWY SCENE WITH HEAT EMBOSSING





1. This time, I went for slightly less traditional Christmas colours, but to keep the card festive, I opted for some golden elements. 
2. I started with inking up my card panel, using Distress Oxide Inks (Wilted Violet and Cracked Pistachio). I sprinkled the inked up panel with water, to create an illusion of a snowy scene. 
3. Once the panel was completely dry, I stamped the Christmas tree image and the gorgeous Christmas sentiment with Versamark Ink, and heat embossed them in gold. 
4. To make the scene look even more snowy, I watered down some white gesso, and sprinkled it all over the panel using an old toothbrush - this allowed me to get a very fine mist of white colour on the panel. Since the paint also partially covers the tree and the sentiment, the falling "snow" looks more realistic. 
5. I matted the panel with some gold mirror paper, and adhered everything to a matching light purple card base. 


CARD 3 - A MORE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CARD






1. I stamped the lovely poinsettia image a few times, and coloured them with ZIG markers. Once dry, I fussy cut them all, covered them with the Wink of Stella glitter pen, and added some gold Liquid Pearls in the centers. 
2. I stamped more poinsettia images on the navy card panel, using Versamark Ink - this way, the background has a bit more interest, but at the same time it's not too busy and doesn't compete with the sentiment or the coloured images. 
3. I adhered the coloured images to the card panel - some of them are glued directly onto the panel, and some have foam tape for additional dimension. I made sure that some of the leaves were sticking out slightly from the navy panel.
4. I die cut the sentiment from gold mirror cardstock and adhered it to my panel.
5. Finally, I adhered the whole panel to a white card base. 

I think the third card is my favourite, but I am honestly happy with all of them! Which one do you like most? Be sure to let me know in the comments!

Mudra products used to make these cards:



Today is your last chance to enter our current challenge - Festive Colours. Have you entered your creations yet?




Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia


A LITTLE ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE I GO:

Sadly, this is my last post here as a Mudra Creative Team Member - with my pregnancy due date quickly approaching, I am afraid that my hands will soon be full of less crafty projects ;o) I had loads of fun over the past few months, and I hope that maybe some time in the future I will be able to come back, even if only as a Guest Designer. I am very grateful to Varshitha and Sathya for giving me this opportunity, and I am delighted to have met so many wonderful crafters whilst cooperating with Mudra. 

Have a wonderful day, and stay in touch!

Mirella

Monday, 30 October 2017

Thanks | Paw - mise Cards

Hello Friends , Piyanki here today with 2 cards , some fun coloring , fussy cutting , gold embossing , die cutting , and ink blending.

Yes we have loads of work going around on this 2 cards which looks pretty simple with simple techniques and looks great.

Card 1

1. Here I have taken a 4.2 x 5.5 inch card base. Cut another panel with 1/8th less for the second layer and die cut with rectangle die at the center.

2. Take a Neenah white CS, blend some ink of your choice. Here I have used Mowed Lawn and cracked Pistachio and blended in half.

3. Stamped the sentiment from the Furry Friend set with Black Archival Ink at the center and some grasses at the bottom.

4. Stick the stamped layer and then the die cut window.

5. Stamp and fussy cut the cute dog image from the stamp collection and then adhere at the bottom on a foam sheet.The coloring for the image is using Zig Clean brushes.




Card 2:

1. The final card measures 4.2x5.5 inches

2. Take a Neenah white CS and using the smallest elements from the Persian Stamp Set, keep stamping with black Archival Ink to create the background.

3. Color the leaves, twigs using Zig color brushes

4. Using any border dies die cut the stamped background in vertical side and stick it to the card base.

5. Gold emboss some of the flowers from Persian Elements set and then color using Zig brushes.

6. Fussy cut and add them to the card front.

7. Finish the card with a stamped sentiment from the Carnation Stamp Set.




Product Used:

 

Would love to see what you create, waiting for your inspiration at our ongoing color challenge HERE.




Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia



Friday, 27 October 2017

Three Simple Cards | Carnation Stamp Set


Hello everyone! How are you doing? This is Deepti Stephens and today is my turn to share my inspiration post with you all. I used the beautiful Carnation stamp set for my projects today. So today's post is all about One Card Design + Three Different Card Stocks + Three Different Coloring Mediums. Yep! I used White Card Stock + Koi Water Colors, Kraft Card Stock + Faber-Castell Water Color Pencils and Black Card Stock + Distress Oxide Inks.

CARD #1


CARD MAKING DETAILS
  • I took a standard sized white card stock and took a black card stock trimmed slightly smaller than the main card base
  • Then I prepped the black card surface with Anti Static Powder Tool and stamped one of the flowers from the set and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder from Ranger
  • Then I colored the flower with Worn Lipstick and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks. I like the chalky effect on this card. Very cool! 
  • Later I flicked some splashed of Picket Fence paint onto the black surface with a paint brush
  • I let it dry completely, once everything was dry I added a white strip with a stamped sentiment. The sentiment was also from the same set
  • Finally adhered the black panel over the main card base and embellished the card with a few Sugar Plum Mix sequins
Here is the closure look of the card



CARD #2


CARD MAKING DETAILS
  • The paper trimming, stamping part was exactly same as the above card
  • I water colored the image with Faber-Castell Water Color Pencils
  • Then I flicked some splashes of Picket Fence Paint with a paint brush
  • Added a sentiment strip
  • Adhered the Kraft panel over the main card base and embellished with a few golden sequins


CARD #3


CARD MAKING DETAILS
  • The card design was exactly same as the above cards
  • I water colored the image with Koi Water Colors, one of my favourites!
  • I flicked some black paint
  • Adhered a sentiment strip and embellished with some clear sequins.


And those were the cards for today and I hope you like it. 


Also don't forget to play along with our current challenge where the theme is Festive Colors


These are the products I used for my cards




Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

Happy Paper Crafting, everyone <3

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Christmas cards.

Hello! Yulianna here! Today will show you three beautiful christmas cards.
I love this holiday, in our country Christmas is celebrated on January 7, and our main holiday is the New Year. But I'm beginning to prepare for these events long before they come.

First card: Alcohol markers coloring, Red poinsettia


  • Stamped using Memento, Tuxedo black ink and colored using alcohol markers.
  • Fussy cut out the flowers. The fourth flower should be cut only the central petals.
  • Glue them to the flower, which will be in the center of the composition.
  • Stamped tiny garland on left panel.
  • Stamped "Jingle bells" sentiment on the small tag.
  • Create a floral composition, add  diecut fir branches.

Second card: Aquarelle background, alcohol markers


  • Painted bells with alcohol markers (used: Jingle Bells stamp set)
  • Cut out the picture and created a сard
  • Add golden enamel dots

Third cards - Stamped background





  • Stamped "Seasons greeting" sentiment on the background
  • Stamped and colored poinsettia flowers
  • Cut out the flowers.
  • From paper, coated with glitter, cut the strip
  • Create a floral composition

Supplies used: Jingle Bells stamp set,  Season's Greetings stamp set




Don't forget to play along our Current challenge, Festive colors. We have series of DT inspirations on the forthcoming days, to inspire you abundantly!!
Play along and join in the fun


 


The Craft Shop
Hndmd
Crafters Corner, India
Crafts Need
Anandha Stationery
Hindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

I wish everyone an excellent mood and inspiration!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Three Cards Using One Stamp!!!

Hello friends!! This is Kanan and today I am going to share three super bright cards using one stamp set.
Let's get started.


First Card :-



  • I have used "Carnation" set for my focal image. Stamped the flowers from the set on a panel and colored the images using watercolors using very little water as I was not using watercolor paper.
  • I wanted the blotchy look so I colored the images like that.
  • Added some black splatters and added the sentiment from the same set.
  • For the background I used black card base.
  • Added the main panel to it and my card was ready.
  • Love how simple yet bright it looks with that blotchy effect.


Second Card :- 




  • On a panel I stamped the images from the "Carnation" set using colored Memento inks and colored the images using watercolors with very little water and fussy cut it.
  • On a matching colored card base splattered some gesso.
  • Added the flower image on it with sentiment from the "Purely Sentiment - Labelled" and some gems.
  • Love how bright that flower image looks against that background.


Third Card :-





  • On a card panel I stamped and colored the images from the "Carnation" set and water colored it using bright colors, fussy cut the whole panel.
  • Added it on a bright marigold colored card base with a sentiment from "Geometric Nature" set and some matching gems.
  • Love how the floral panel stands out against the bright card base. 


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 #14 - Festive Colors





 Stamps Used :-


 

Happy Crafting!!! :-)



Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

The Craft Shop
Hndmd

Crafts Need
Anandha Stationery
Hindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia