Friday, 22 September 2017

One technique, one sketch, three cards.

Hi everyone! 
Yulianna  is with you today! I will show you, easily with the help of stencils and sentiments from Mudra you can create different, but very simple cards. I chose one simple sketch, and on this model I created my  cards.

Card 1 - Blue embossing card

Step1 - rubber plate, paper

step 2 - stencil

 step 3 - clear plate

I created all the basics for  cards in one way, but with different stencils. The picture shows that everything is very simple. And for color stamping, simply apply ink to the stencil and they are printed on paper when you do the emboss..

I used Floral Abstract stencil from Mudra craft stamps
And Wishing you stamp set for sentiments

I used Floral Abstract stencil from Mudra craft stamps
And Geometric Nature  stamp set for sentiments

I used Map stencil from Mudra craft stamps

And Geometric Nature stamp set for sentiments

Play along our current challenge: Mirror Stamping

Products used:

Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

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

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Guest Designer : Gurpreet Kaur Miglani

Hi Friends,

We have a lovely crafter on board today as our Guest designer for this month.

Let's hear from her :) 

"Hello crafty friends,

This is Gurpreet Kaur Miglani from Delhi, India. Today I am super excited and honored to be a Guest Designer at Mudra. Thank you so much Varshitha for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I just love the Mudra stamps because they have Fab designs and the images are always crisp. I was a Print Model earlier but after getting married I took crafting as a hobby and from the year 2014 I took it as a profession. Home D├ęcor, Card making and Scrapbooking is all I am doing. I love to learn new techniques and styles. 

So, without wasting more time.... I welcome you all to my creative world.


For the first card, I masked (Mudra masking sheets) and heat set the “Wild Rose” images on water color paper. Then I water colored the outside area with Distress Inks (Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass). After this I colored the embossed images with the shades of yellow, orange and green. Then I splashed few drops of sky blue with the aqua brush. And finally I die cut “thanks” and stamped the sentiment with Mudra “Thanks” stamp set and mounted it on the red and white card stock.


Here for my Second card I have used NO Line Coloring Technique.
In this I have masked and stamped the “Wild Rose” images on the water color paper using Distress Ink (Spun Sugar). Then I’ve water colored the images with Camlin Artist watercolors. After this I filled the space with Distress inks (Mowed lawn, brushed Corduroy and Tea Dye) and splattered few drops of green color with aqua brush. And in the last I heat set the Sentiment on vellum and adhere it on the card.


For my third card I took 2 pieces of cardstock on them I masked and stamped the images with Archival Jet Black ink using Mendhika Stamp set. Then colored the images with Camlin Artist Watercolors. I have die cut the sentiment and heat embossed it with Ranger gold embossing powder. In the end I mounted it on black and white CS."

Wow, such lovely cards by Gurpreet Kaur.

Thank you Gurpreet for sharing these Pretty cards with our viewers !

Hope you are excited seeing our September launch. Grab yours today from our retailers and start to make Diwali cards. Don't forget to share with us :)



Wednesday, 20 September 2017

One Technique - Three Cards

Hello Friends,

Zalak here today with three different cards using one technique which is our current challenge #13 Mirror Stamping.

This is how my all three cards looks:

All three cards has a main focused on Mirror Stamping, Let's get started:

So Mirror Stamping is a technique where you create mirrored image of a particular stamp. Also mirrored stamp image will not be crisp as normal stamping. This can be achieve by doing two ways.

(1) Using Clear Stamp (with layer stamp which has solid image or a stamp which is flat like square/rectangular acrylic block)
(2) Using Acetate Sheet

Both above ways require any dye or pigment ink (Like, Stazon, Memento or Versamark Inks). So today I have used Clear stamp way because I have tried with acetate sheet but I have not achieve mirror stamp the way I want. So will guide you, how to do it with your existing stamp.

Step :1

  • Take a stamp (please note it should be a solid stamp image, like any layering stamp will be fine and bigger than what you have to stamp). Here I have used one of a bigger stamp from "Leaves" Stamp set and Unicorn from "Stay Magical" Stamp set.
  • I have used Impresso tool and removed its foam pad. Placed the biggest stamp (you can use any bigger size stamp) upside down.
  • Then on top I have place unicorn stamp which I want to create mirror image. So below you can see how it will look.

  • Now we have to take ink (I am using versamark ink as I will be doing heat embossing). 
  • Inked up my stamp for 3-4 times and stamped on another stamp which we have placed upside down (Here you won't be able to see mirrored stamp image, but if you have used any black ink then you can see the same image as mirrored).
  • Then I have placed my paper and closed the LID of impresso tool (Basically you just need to rub with bone folder/hands) to give more pressure so that my mirrored image will transfer to the paper.

  • Sprinkled gold embossing powder and heat set it. Then colored it with zig clean clear brush markers.
So I hope, I am able to explain you how to do mirror stamping. Have a look on my all three cards one by one.


  • In the above card I tried to create shadow effect of a Balloon stamp from "Hotair Balloon" stamp set. 
  • For the reference I first stamp it on a watercolor paper and did created mirror image the same way which is explained above. 
  • To create a scene I have distressed the cloud diecuts and created Sun-rays from right side so that u can see shadow on bottom left side.
  • Finished my card using co-ordinating stamp.


In this card I have simply create a  mirrored image, colored it and fuzzy cut. Then die-cut heart shape and adhered some gold sequins. Have a look on some close ups.


The above card I have used Stencil with modelling paste and did watercolor effect using papericious sprays. Have a look on some close ups.

I hope you love my post for today. Don't forget to participate in our ongoing challenge (Link Below). 

Products used for today's projects are:

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  Image result for mudra craft stamp sequins 

Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

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


Monday, 18 September 2017

Challenge Inspiration + 2 Cards

Hello everyone!! 
Indira here today with another inspiration for our current challenge Mirror Stamping and two additional cards. 

Card no. 1 - Friends for Life

1. Took Unicorn stamp image and stamped it on the acetate.
2. Picked up the acetate sheet and carefully stamped the image on paper.
3. This created the reverse image of the Unicorn.
4. Stamped original image of the Unicorn and few more elements from the stamp set on the paper.
5. Colored the images using Zig pens and fussy cut them.
6. Took a black shimmery card base.
7. Made a window using white and black CS and adhered it on the base.
8. Stamped the sentiment on yellow CS.
9. Glued all the images and sentiment on card.

Card no. 2 - Happy Birthday

1. Took a watercoloring CS and stamped flowers using VersaMark ink.
2. Heat embossed all images using Gold embossing powder.
3. Colored them with Zig pens.
4. Colored the white space between the images using dark blue shade.
5. Stamped and cut the sentiment.
6. Adhered the colored panel onto a white mat and then onto a golden card base.
7. Added the sentiment.

Card no. 3 - The Sky's the Limit

1. Stamped the hot air ballon image, colored and fussy cut it.
2. Colored the background with Zig pens on watercolored paper.
3. Stamped the sentiment on the background.
4. Glued the colored image on the background.
5. Adhered the colored panel on a blue distressed card base.

Stamps Used

That's all for today's post. Don't forget to try your hands on our exciting challenge this month - 'Mirror Stamping'.

Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

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

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Colorful Inspiration!!

Hello friends this is Kanan and today I have few colorful cards to share with you.!!
So let's get started....

First Card - 

  • I used the "Splash" stencil by Mudra to dry emboss the card panel
  • I colored the flowers and leaves from the "Wild Roses" set using Zig markers.
  • Added some black splatters on the embossed panel and adhered the images.
  • Lastly, added some gems to finish the card.
  • This card is super simple yet have splash of bright colors and the dry embossing added a lot of texture to it.
Second Card -

  • I created the background using Faber Castell's Gelatos 
  • I applied the Gelatos directly onto a watercolor panel and used a wet baby wipe to spread the colors. 
  • Added some splatters using gesso on the panel.
  • On a vellum I embossed the images from the "Simply Florals" set using rose gold embossing powder and adhered on the panel. The rose gold embossing powder looks so rich and goes so well with brightly colored panel.
  • Added the sentiment from the "Sentiment - In Circle" set
  • Added, few gems on the panel with some butterflies from a patterned paper and adhered the whole panel on a main card base with strip of patterned paper.
  • Few simple steps of mixed-media can give a very artsy look to any card. 

Third Card - 

  • I colored the card base using Distress inks and added some splatters to get that cool effect.
  • Used the same Distress ink and stamped the "Pixels" stamp set randomly on the background.
  • Added that adorable giraffe image form the mini "Giraffe" set with some patterned paper strips
  • Added, the sentiment from the "Balloons" set. 
  • I also drew little eyes on giraffe's glasses...:P
  • Added some sequins and my card with happy colors is ready.

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 #13 - Mirror Stamping

 Products Used :-

Happy Crafting!!! :-)

Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

The Craft Shop

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