Monday, 30 January 2017

A Handful of cards!!

Hello Everyone!!!

I'm Manu and I have a mixed bag of cards to be shared with you all using the December 2016 Mudra Release!!
The theme for Jan 2017 month is Heat embossing and I do have a heat embossed card using a pretty old, yet very gorgeous Mudra stamp set. This set had been on my wish list since long and I'm so glad I could use it  for the challenge!!
Here's the first card which abides by the challenge for this month !
I totally love the vibrant alongside the gold embossing, something which is very much perfect for the Indian themed cards! Here's another look!



To make the card.
1. Cut a A2 panel a little smaller than the A2 size to be adhered to the base A2 card. I used a rectangle stitched die to make the top panel.
2. Stamp the stamp design using the versafine ink and then sprinkle Gold embossing powder and heat set it using the heat tool.
3. Take the distress inks of your choice and start building the colors. the heat embossed area will resist the colors and you will end up with a colourful card! 



Here are my other cards with the December release! December release is very close to my heart since this release had the first stamp set that I help co-ordinate with Ruchi (She is an amazing and awesomely talented crafter and a designer too) 



Here's one of the cutest stamps from the december release, the Hippo stamp set!! I made 2 cards using this stamp set. 


Here are the steps to make the cards.
1. Cut a A2 sized cardstock to be made as the base of the cards. Cut out another panel, a little bit smaller than A2 size to be layered on the top. I placed masking tape at equal intervals and then distressed the top panel. Once done, remove the tape and you have a nice and bright backdrop for your cards! 
2. Cut a small circle with any circle die to be used as a window where the hippos would be placed peeping out of them.
3. Stamp the cakes and 2 hippos of your choice and color them according to your choice of colors. I used the Zig clean markers to color the images. 
4. Fussy cut the images and then mount them on to the panel and finally the panel to the base cardstock.
5. Stamp the sentiment and place few sequins of your choice and ta-da, it's done!! You have 2 super cute cards!


My last card is made using the Sail Away stamp set which is another favorite of mine. 

Endless possibilities and such a cute sailor!! This card came out pretty much the way I imagined it to be!! I used the birdie from the Hippo set to go along!




I hope you all liked the cards and do participate in this month's challenge which is open till tomorrow  to submit your wonderful creations!! 

Stamps used:

          No automatic alt text available.   No automatic alt text available.


Also, there is still time to play along with our current challenge and win some beautiful Mudra stamps.



Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:


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

Friday, 27 January 2017

Hippo Birthday Card!

Hello, 

This is Ujjwal sharing a cute birthday card with one of the cutest Mudra Stamp Set called Hip Hip Hippo. This sweet set is designed by my very talented friend Ruchi.



I stamped all the different hippos, bird and the cake on white cardstock and colored them using Tombow markers and Faber-Castell Markers. I then fussy cut all the elements and set them aside.


For the background, I used Fossil Amber and Picked Rasberry Distress Ink and randomly applied them using a water brush. I then decided the placement of all the elements so I can stamp the banner and the sentiment. Then I adhered everything in place using foam adhesive for some so that there is so added dimension.



I hope you like this cute card!
Love, Ujjwal

Stamps used:


Also, there is still time to play along with our current challenge and win some beautiful Mudra stamps.



Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:


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




Thursday, 26 January 2017

Tricolor cards with Heat Embossing

Hiya All!

                              "Very Happy Republic Day to all Indian Crafters"

Today's cards are all confined to our Indian National Flag colors with Heat embossing Technique, which is the current Mudra Challenge

Let's get started!


Card : 1








  • Took sentiment stamps from past releases and Opaque White heat embossed on Watercolor cardstock in a diagonal fashion.
  • Then distressed with Distress inks -Wild honey and Peeled paint leaving a central portion.
  • Flicked some water and let it to react with the Distress inks.
  • Stamped mini butterfly, fussy cut and UTEE Clear heat embossed to mount on the focal panel.
  • This panel is then added to the A2 sized ivory card base.

Card: 2




  • In a watercolor cardstock, Black heat embossed Leaves diagonally.
  • Then distressed the panel using Distress inks Wild honey and Peeled paint and flicked water to react with it. I just love the pattern it creates!!!
  • In a small panel, Opaque white heat embossed Go confidently stamp and distressed it with Tumbled glass distress ink.
  • Its matted with white cardstock and mounted on Distressed panel to mount on a Light Green A2 sized Cardbase.
Card :3 




  • On to a watercolor cardstock, Gold Heat embossed Butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies as focal element.
  • Sprinkled Brushos of 3 colors (Light brown, Cobalt blue, Emerald green) and sprinkled water using mini mister, around the butterfly.
  • I intended for tricolors but it left me with Rainbow colors!!
  • Heat set the pattern as and when at intervals.
  • Then colored the butterfly using Zig clean color brush pens.
  • Sentiment from Humming birds is stamped just below the butterfly.
  • Mounted this panel onto a black A2 sized card base to finish off the card.
Stamps Used:

     

                                


Hope you like today's post. 

There's still time to play the current challenge at Mudra and to stand for the chance to win and build your Mudra stamps stash! 




Mudra stamps are now available with the following Retailers :



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


Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Forever & Always


Hello everyone! This is Deepti and welcome back. Today I have a Vintagy Love card to share with you all. I used Leaves and Love stamp sets for my project today! :)


If you want to recreate this card please follow these simple steps..

CARD DETAILS

  • Take a standard sized 4 1/4 x 5 inches white card stock. this will be the base and take another white card stock slightly smaller than the main card base
  • Onto that smaller panel stamp the leaf from Leaves stamp set with Versamark Ink Pad and pour Gold Embossing Powder by Ranger and heat set it with Heat it tool from Ranger as well
  • Next water-color the image with Gold Pigment Paint from ColorArte. As you can see I have water-colored the outside of the image for artsy look
  • Next I have ink distressed the edges of the card stock with Antique Lenin Distress ink with a Round foam by Ranger and Ink Blending tool by Papericious
  • Stamped the sentiment from Love stamp set with Versafine Sepia Ink 
  • Finally added a white twine and sequins to finish off my card.

I hope you like my card. Thank you so much for visiting. Take care and I will see you next time! :)

Mudra stamps are now available here


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

Also don't forget to take part in our January Challenge where the theme is Heat Embossing.


Sunday, 22 January 2017

Mudra January Release DAY 3

Hello!!!

Varshitha here with some awesome stamp sets!! Before going into the release, I would like to know lovely crafters stamping journey with Mudra. Do you love Mudra stamps? What else would you like to see from us, any products or just more and more stamps?
We love Made in India products, sourcing or manufacturing anything new in India is very challenging, but my love for it bought me here.. Loads of different products are awaiting for you in next release.
Thanks for your constant support and encouragement.

Here is the most wanted planner set!! We all have plans, some in their mind, some record it in their planners and diaries. India doesn't have a wide choice of planners. This stamp set is simple and easy solution to convert your regular diary or notebook to a planner... Yippee isn't you excited??

Basic Planner 6”x4” 
Concept by Ujjwal Gupta
Design by Varshitha

A compilation of basic planner stamping needs. You can convert any diary as a productive planner with this simple set. 




You are sweet  4”x4”
Cocept & Coordiantion by Manu Gupta
Design by Varshitha 

This is a lovely stamp set with a cute lollipop theme. The lollipop has layers to give glaze look. So many co-ordination elements to form this pretty set. Some perfect sentiments to use on your  projects for your valentine.. 

So how did you like today's release? Thats all for this month. Do you want to see more of planner stamps?? Do mail us (mudracraftstamps@gmail.com) what you would like to see in mudra!!

Bye for now!! Follow us for the new teams debut post!! 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Mudra Creative Team Reveal DAY 2

Hello!!

I am back to introduce our New Creative Team members to you!  It feels great to work with wonderful crafters across the globe. We got plenty of applications for the creative team call. It was really difficult to pick among those talent bunch of applicants. 


If you missed our DAY 1 CT reveal, See  here. 






Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTHqHwugkgBuDMcNQSaQrfw

Linda is from Australia.  A brilliant card maker. She makes brilliant CAS cards with soft and happy colors. She stretches her stamps to best, Incorporates stamping techniques so well in her projects.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtySortsHandmadeGoodness

Indira from India, lives in Philippines. She makes cards, tags, 3d projects. Its totally awesome to see how she incorporates stamping in special fold cards and 3d projects. 


Facebook: www.facebook.com/artzonechennai 

Tasneem from India, Lives in Australia. A Very cheerful crafter. Crafts everything from cards, 3d projects & party decors. Explores various form of crafts & DIY. 




Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yulianna_neginskaya/


Yulianna from Moscow, Russia is a fabulous crafters. She creates cards, tags and albums and to pretty loaded Mixed media projects too.

So that's our Wonderful Talents together, Creative Team Jan - Jun 2017






I can’t wait for our new teams debut post. And keep watching the blog for final Jan release post. Onceagain I thank everyone, who applied for the DT Call.

Happy Crafting,

Love,
Varshitha

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Mudra Product Release DAY 2

Hiya!!!

Varshitha here again with DAY 2 product release. When a crafter gets into stamping, we know we need some basic supplies other than stamps. Mudra Team and our lovable followers always ask for more, so here we are  expanding our product range, and this is just the beginning. We will amaze you with all upcoming releases with trendy craft range from Mudra. 

So here coming the stamps for the day!!

A most awaited stamp set is here.. Yeah BABY!!!! 

BABY 6”X4”
Design -  Shilpi Shivhare
Coordinator - Parul Gupta

A Stamp set with cuteness overloaded. These cute babies with different postures are great for coloring and adding to your Cards, Scrapbooks and other craft projects. The coordianting objects like the hair glasses, hair style, hair string, bow & hat adds extra charm.


So next is our new acrylic block range. A specially designed finger grip acrylic block. Today we are showing 3 of the must have blocks. 

Impresso - Stamp Acrylic Block









We have a fully loaded DAY 3 Release coming up, we will be back soon. Stay with us!!



Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Mudra Creative Team 2017 Reveal DAY 1


Hello!

Here comes the most awaited news!!! I am so trilled to introduce you to our amazing fresh talents, who joined our Creative team 2017!


Here is our reveal of the CREATIVE TEAM JAN - JUN 2017



Ekaterina is a wonderful crafter from Ukraine. Specialized in layouts and cards, her creations are eye catching and stunning as well. She beautifully incorporates stamping in her own style and has exceptional colouring skills! 






Kanan Pandya is from India, living in USA. She is a versatile card maker, her projects are very simple, cheerful and inspiring.  She plays with cute characters to floral images in her projects. We are totally in awe with her stamped projects & floral coloring!! 






Mirella is from Finland. Must say, she is an all-rounder makes from CAS cards, Fold cards to Mixed Media Projects, with much of focus into stamping in most of her projects. She seems to have some endless love in everything crafty!






Ria Banerjee is from Kolkata, India. A teacher by profession, crafter with passion. Her journey into paper crafting started a year back. In a short span, she emerged in her own artsy style.  She does mostly cards & invites. Her cards are bright, vibrant and SO colorful as well !!


I really can’t wait for the debut post from our new teamies!


Stay Tuned for the next reveal of product and Creative team members. Am sure, you are gonna enjoy all the upcoming events as much as we do.

See our upcoming blog post schedules here

Hugs, 
Varshitha

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Mudra January 2017 Release- DAY 1

Hello!!

Our First release of the year is here.. I am so excited, so many new things happening in our end to bring you some amazing crafting experience!!

I don’t want to keep you waiting, so let’s go straight to the release..


Balloons 6”x4”
Concept & Design by Parul Gupta 
 A stamp set to create some happy and colourful projects. So many coordinating elements and pretty “HB2u” adds so much fun to the set!


Feathered Love 8”x4”
Design: Nivya Kuriakose
Co-ordination: Manu Gupta
Those Whimy Pretty Ostrish 




 Mixed Greetings 6”x4” 
Designer: Varshitha 
A most wanted in the craft industry are sentiments, so here we come with some mixed sentiment set. These coordinate with your 1.5” circle punch or die cut. 


Here is the post schedule for next few days!! 




Isn’t is too exciting... Stay Tuned!!

Love, 
Varshitha