Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Three different styles

Hi there, it's Linda here today. I hope your week is off to a great start. 
I've been having a lovely time playing with my Mudra stamps and have 3 different card styles (and a video) to share with you today.

First up is the water coloured design (complete with video) which fits the Mudra Challenge theme of 'Celebration' this month...have you entered your card yet?





You can create Cards/Layout/Canvas/ 3D Projects
  • Stamping should be the focus.
  • Use of Mudra products is a must to qualify for the challenge.
  • Last date of submission is 31st Mar, 2017.
  • Please go through General Guidelines hereAny entrants not following the rules, will be disqualified and will not be eligible for the challenge.



1 Merit based Winner and  2 Top picks will be selected. All 3 will have a badge to flaunt at their blogs.

Here is my card - 


































I have a step-by-step video to share with you for this card design and hope you enjoy it below or in HD on You Tube


My second card uses the sweet Basic Planner stamp set and is a more Graphic style -




1. Die cut a notebook page from white card and stamp chosen Planner words that relate to your message in a range of ink colours
2. Add check boxes and ticks and stamp 3 images relating to your sentiment in different inks across the bottom
3. Select two patterned papers to mat the notebook piece (added with foam tape) and adhere all to card front.

My third card for today is CAS and speaks to my rainbow loving heart -



1. Choose your rainbow of coloured inks and stamp the round lollipop head (from You Are Sweet) across the card front - with some off the edges
2. Add silver sticks at different angles and a smiley face for one lollipop
3. Add a piece of coordinating patterned paper (cut in an Artisan shape) to the top of the card and adhere a coordinating sequin to each lollipop.
4. Stamp chosen sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Stamps used -

 

Mudra stamps are now available at the following retailers    


Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka 

Have a wonderful day!
Linda






Mudra 1st Birthday Contest - Crossword

Hello!!!

Our 1st Birthday Celebration is not yet over!!!


I am so happy to present you a fun contest!!! You will enjoy the journey.. yeah journey!!!!

you will have to browse our Facebook and Blog to find out the answers.. Does it sounds fun, so let's see the crossword!!

Time to grab some coffee and complete this fun crossword. 







You can also download the PDF Version here




Rules: 
1.Find the answers for all 13 questions. 
2. You can save the Image above, use mobile app or any application to type the text or download the PDF, print and finish the crossword. 
3. Mail the completed crossword to mudracraftstamps@gmail.com by 31st March 11.00 pm IST. 
4. Do not comment/post the answers here.

------***Kindly note the blogpost timing and take those into consideration for answering the queries mentioned in crossword----

Prizes: 
One Random winner with all correct answers gets 
Two 4”x4” Stamp Sets
- Two Packs of our new Couture Sequins

One more random winner with all correct answers gets
- Goodie Bag from Craftsneed.
www.craftsneed.com
Thanks Bhavani, owner of Craftsneed for sponsoring for the event!!

Early Bird who finishes the crossword with correct answers get
- One 4”x4” Stamp Sets
- Two Packs of our new Couture Sequin



Only 3 days left to participate in our simple Facebook contest #madewithmudra. Entry with more votes wins. Share your new or old best creations made with mudra and get a chance to win!!! For more details see here.




Thank you, 
Varshitha

Monday, 27 March 2017

Spring Inspired Floral Cards!!

Hello friends!! This is Kanan, hope you all are doing great. Spring has already arrived in some part of the world and weather is getting better here. What could be a better inspiration than mother nature. So this beautiful season inspired me to create some floral cards.

I have made two cards today!! Hope you will like it, so let’s get going.

First Card


  • I used the "Linen Bloom" stamp set for this card
  • I stamped and masked the images on a watercolor panel
  • I used Distress inks to color the images (Peeled Paint and Wild Honey)
  • For the background I first wet the surface with water and then added the Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
  •  Added the sentiment from "Beautiful Butterflies" set.
  • Lastly added the sequins and added the whole panel on a kraft card base.
  • I really love all those bright colors and the thin strip of kraft card base together. 
Second Card 





  • For this card I used the "Peony Love" stamp set, this is my most favorite stamp set.
  • I first stamped the flower image onto a white panel in some light colored Memento inks.
  • After that, I stamped the main flower in black ink and colored it using polychromos pencils.
  • I added a thin patterned paper strip on the bottom of main panel and adhered everything on a white card base.
  •  Stamped the sentiment from ""Brushed" set.
  • Lastly added some sequins.
  • I love the clean and simple look of this card and bright colored flower with those vibrant and shiny sequins.
Stamps Used 




I hope you will like both my cards and get inspired. If you have any question, please leave a comment and I will be happy to help you.
And also don't forget to play along our Monthly challenge, where the theme is "Celebration"



 Happy Crafting!! :-)

Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

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

 -
Kanan Pandya

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Blooms & Leaves

Hello Friends,

This is Tasneem here with three different tags made using different stamp sets.

Tag 1 :




1. Ink the base card-stock using DI - Mustard seed, Wild honey, Fired brick & Vintage photo.
2. Stamp randomly using play with lines stamp and leafy stamp to create interest in the background.
3. Using the leaves stamp, emboss using white EP.
4. Stamp the same set in black and water color using DI - Peeled paint & Wild Honey.
5. Fussy cut it and foam mount it. Stamp the sentiment to finish the tag.

Tag 2 :




1. Ink the base card stock using DI - Shabby shutters & Spun Sugar.
2. Using background stamps, stamp to created added interest.
3. Stamp Dainty blooms onto the base and remove color using bleach technique.
4. Stamp it again and fussy cut it.
5. Mount it to the base and stamp the sentiment.

Tag 3 :



1.  Ink the base using DI - Broken China & Shabby shutters.
2. Stamp background stamps for added interest.
3. Stamp, color & fussy cut Zinnia stamp & foam mount it.
4. Stamp the sentiment to finish the tag.

A glimpse of all the tags :




Stamps used :




And that's the tags for today. Hope you liked them.
Thank you for stopping by.

Also, do not forget to play along in our Current challenge.


Mudra stamps are now available at the following retailers    

Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka 

Friday, 24 March 2017

Treat Boxes with your own Pattern Paper + Blog Hop Winner Announcement

Hi people,
Parul this side. It has been really  long time since I posted last. It was my sister's wedding which kept me really busy. And when I am back to work after around 1.5 months I am enjoying it even more. Today I bring to you something really interesting. Do you like making favor boxes ?? I loooove making them. And when we want to make a favor/treat box we usually tend to rush to grab a pretty printed pattern paper. Isn't it so?
In today's post I will show you some treat boxes for which I designed my own pattern papers for some treat boxes.
Aren't they pretty?  Did you notice that choco chip on the butterscotch cake? Haha.. 
I cut out the template (easily available on internet) for this cake slice treat box  on plain card stock and then stamped it with my choice of stamp set.  Now we will see each box in detail :)

For this Butterscotch-Chocolate cake (yellow and brown one) I used only one layer of Daisy Blooms stamp set for making my own pattern paper. I just stamped the image randomly maintaining almost equal gaps.
 Later I decorated this cake with handmade flowers. Essy-Peasy... isn't it?

Now to  the next one

For this pinapple cake slice ( white and yellow) I used Doodle Elements stamp set designed by very talented Ujjwal. 
Those yellow flowers are also simple DIY flowers made with yellow paper twine :)

And Next one is 




And for this strawberry cake slice ( Pink and maroon) I used a small butterfly from the Butterfly Layers stamp set. In this treat box instead of blooms I added a sentiment label from Rose love stamp set.

Now we move to the most favourite of mine as they say " save best for the last " haha..


For this birthday theme treat box I used Balloons stamp set and stamped that small round balloon in many colors. To give a look of candle on the cake slice I also added a stripe stamped with chevron ballon from the same set and a circular label from the Mixed Greeting Coordinates stamp set. I just loved how this cake slice turned out. Hope you too like it :)

Now the stamps used in a glance




 



Thats all from my side today. Do let me know in comments which cake slice you relished the most :)

I am sure you are participating in current challenge #7 and "celebration" theme gives you infinite options to play along. Right?






Now the most awaited

MUDRA BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP WINNER ANNOUCEMENT

Entry 9 - Sindhu wins stamping supplies from Mudra

Entry 33 - Sujana Rajan wins goodie bag from The Craft Shop

We thank Priya, Founder of The Craft Shop for sponsoring for this super grand blog event!!

Claim you prize by mailing to mudracraftstamps@gmail.com

If you missed seeing our blog hop, its no late, do hop on and get inspired by lovely creations by very talented crafters!! Check the Blog Hop Post here.

You can buy these Mudra stamps in following stores

Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka 

See you soon
Love and Hugs
Parul



Thursday, 23 March 2017

Distress watercolour lifting and playing with colour

Hi Everyone,

Mirella here. I hope you are all well, and are enjoying our Mudra birthday celebrations! There is quite a lot happening, isn't it exciting? Additionally, I am totally loving the new release - what about you? 

I have 4 cards for you today, hope you enjoy these!

Card 1: Watercolours & a butterfly



1. I created the background panel on watercolour paper with Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers). I put 3 layers of ink on the cardstock, letting the panel air-dry between each layers. 
2. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment on the panel.
3. For some additional interest, I decided to die cut a frame in the panel, and I turned it 180 degrees before adhering all 3 pieces to a white card base.
4. I had a left over butterfly stamped on vellum from the projects I was working on previously, and I decided to add it in the bottom corner of the card - I think it fits there, doesn't it? 

Card 2: Distress watercolour lifting 



1. Watercolour lifting is a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire - I encourage you to check her videos for more inspiration! Tip: this technique works fantastically well with Distress Inks, but other watercolours might give you similar effects, too - just give whatever you have at home a go! 
2. I created the background panel on watercolour paper with Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey). I put 3 layers of ink on the cardstock, letting the panel air-dry between each layers.
3. I stamped the hearts with Versamark ink & heat embossed them with a clear embossing powder. 
4. I then "lifted" the colour from the panel by going over it with a brush loaded with clean water and tapping the panel with a dry cloth/a sheet of kitchen towel - whatever colour is "trapped" under the embossing powder, remained vibrant. The remainder of the panel faded quite a bit. 
5. I stamped the sentiment and die cut the whole panel. 
6. Before mounting the panel on a card base, I added some silver twine for additional interest.
7. As a final touch, I adhered some clear sequins here and there - these are not Mudra sequins, as I don't have them yet (can't wait!), but I am sure the Mudra ones will look equally nice! :o)

Card 3: Another example of Distress watercolour lifting - using scraps 



1. I had a small left-over piece of watercolour paper, hence I decided to make use of it and make a smaller card - I think it's always good to use scraps! 
2. I pretty much repeated steps 2-4 from card number 2, using different Distress Ink colours (Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade) and a different Mudra stampset.
3. I stamped the sentiment, mounted the watercolour panel on black cardstock, and then adhered it all to a red card base - the card ended up being roughly 5.25 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide.

Card 4: CAS (Clean and Simple)



1. I recently purchased the Gazebo pack of mini ink cubes from Lawn Fawn, and wanted to try out the colours - but instead of doing swatches, I decided to make a CAS card. :o)
2. I used 3 out of the 4 colours in the set for stamping - my MISTI helped me hugely with aligning the sentiment (but do note that you don't necessarily need a stamping tool to make a similar card!). Since the 4th colour of the ink pack is grey, I decided to mat my stamped panel with some grey patterned paper. 
3. I heat embossed "today" on a scrap of black cardstock, and adhered it to the card with foam tape.
4. As a final touch, I added some Ranger Enamel Accents here ant there. 

Which card is your favourite? 

Stamps used:


 



Don't forget to play along with our current challenge where the theme is Celebration


Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka 

Have a great day,

Mirella