Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Mudra New Creative Team 2018

Hi Hello All!!

The most awaited time of the year at Mudra now :) We are so thankful for the Creative Team 2017 for bringing in wonderful projects and awesome inspirations with various Mudra products.

This time we have brought in some pretty talents and some new faces to adorn the Mudra Creative Team 2018.

Hope you are as excited as we are.

Let's meet the New Creative Team!



"My style is more of retro vintage. Love playing with colors. Started crafting almost 8 years back in college. Its all started with Quilling and more in to cards then. Now am much into scrapbooking."


                                        

"I love to make cards and use stamps.I have a lot of stamps and Russian producers and foreign.  I love stamps with flowers, use them often at work, but also love the characters and think with them stories. I love the CAS style. Involved with works in different tasks.Besides stamps I love to use masks, embossing folders, dies. 



                                        
" I have been crafting for a very long time. Ever since I started creating scrapbooks I have been very choosy when it comes to the products. I pick things that are unique and not so common The only reason that attracted me towards Mudra is the beautiful papers. I find the idea is totally different and the colors you work with are just too perfect to use in scrapbooks and cards. I feel I will be able to use your products in the best way in my projects."



"I feel I would be an amazing fit for my versatility.  I can do DIY, Mixed Media, Cards, Home Decor.  My true goal is to take a product and find a different spin to it. I have an excellent presence with social media and feel this would help Mudra presence with more US based customers. I am dedicated and devoted to my work. "



" I am passionate about crafting and have an eclectic style. I love working with colors and art mediums. I mostly make Mixed Media and Clean & Simple Projects. I enjoy making cards, layouts, tags, canvases and doing art journalling. 

                         
"I like to experiment with different color mediums like water coloring, pencil shadings or inking. Very comfortable with Greeting Cards with different folds, Bookmarks, Album & Scrapbooks, Gift tags and Layouts.One more feather added in my crafty hat when I have started designing stamps and other products for various crafty companies."



"I am a Craft blogger for the last 6 years. I started out with Scrapbooking in 2011 and have been addicted to Layouts, layering with a sense to details . Now my passion are albums, mini albums and bookbinding. My love for papers and ephemera is very visible on my work and I have further branched out into working with dies and now stamps too!  I love the fact that you can incorporate so many techniques and tips in one project. I create Cards, Alter projects and also I love creating on the canvas, it brings out the true artist in me."



"I have been crafting for last 2 years now. I am self trained in many art and craft forms like flower making, Altered Art and Paper crafting with scrap booking. I run my own hobby studio in Cuttack, training learners personally as well as at corporate level. My core strengths are in Card making,mixed media layouts and altered art .I love to make cards and my style is mostly free style.I love making paper/ foamiran/fabric flowers or using flower stamps"

And we have few returning Teamies. And Many thanks to these amazing ladies, who will be on board for this term too to inspire you with many projects with our upcoming releases. So stay tuned!


Blog/DT/FB page Co ordinator/



                                             


       Stamp Design Co-ordinators &  Conceptualist
                                                 

  

                                                  


Returning Creative Team Members




Welcome aboard, Ladies. Cant wait to start working with you all!! 

Love,

Mudra Team

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Having Fun With Cut3 Dies...

Hi! I hope you have been following all the exciting announcements and the fabulous inspiration on our blog. Today I am back with a second round of inspiration for our January challenge. 


Yeah! You can make anything like Cards, Tags, 3D projects, Mixed media , Scrapbook Albums, Layouts, ATCs etc. Just remember that the stamps or stencils or any other products by Mudra Craft Stamps should be the focus.

I decided to take a complete break from my card making supplies and create something different as inspiration. Couple of months ago we released the Cut3 dies. These are really great dies that cut like butter. I pulled out my felt stash and created four hair accessory projects for you. These make great gifts or party favours. I often make them for my daughter's friends.



Project 1:



  • Use the Gardenia Cut3 dies to cut two flowers out of dark and light pink felt. 
  • Also cut two leaves from green felt.
  • Hot glue the flowers and leaves together and then add to a light pink hair band.
  • To finish, add a yellow gem stone.


Here is a close up of the bloom.



Project 2:



  • Cut 5 flowers and 10 leaves out of red and green felt with smaller of the CUT3 dies.
  • Hot glue the leaves on the hairband.
  • Add the red flowers.
  • To finish, add turquoise gems to the center of the flowers.



Project 3:



  • Take the Cut3 Slider die and cut 6 pieces of denim with the smaller slider die. 
  • Hot glue the pieces to a dark blue hair band.
  • Cut several flowers out of blue gingham fabric. Add a shim for smoother cutting.
  • Stack two flowers and hot glue them where the denim pieces meet.
  • To finish, add a white half pearl. 


Here is a close up of the band.




Project 4:



  • Cut several pieces of dark and light green felt with the smaller leaf from the Gardenia Cut3 die set.
  • Start from one end of the hair band and hot glue the leaves alternately, overlapping each a little.
  • To finish, add small white half pearls with hot glue.


Here is a close up of the band.




Products Used:



I hope my cards have inspired you to create something beautiful. You can link up your entries here.

Here are some details.

Challenge Rules:
  • You can create Cards, Layout, Canvas, Mixed media, Flower craft, 3D project etc.. 
  • Use of Mudra products is must to qualify for the challenge.
  • Last date of submission is 31st January 2018.
  • Please go through General Guidelines here. Any entrants not following the rules, will be disqualified and will not be eligible for the challenge.
Prize:
  • Winner has option to select a one 6”x4” and one 3”x2" stamp set worth Rs.780 and will be our GD for the forthcoming challenge.
  • 2 Top picks are offered each with a 4”x4” stamp set worth Rs.400
  • All 3 will have badge to flaunt on their blogs.

Looking forward to all your beautiful entries in our gallery.

Love,
Nandini





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

Friday, 26 January 2018

Card, Tag And Goodbye!!!


Hello friends, this is Kanan and I am here with few new projects.

Let's get started,

First card :-


  • "Botanical Blooms" set is one of my favorite Mudra stamp and now it has the matching die, isn't that cool?
  • I stamped the images and then used the matching die to die-cut it out.
  • On a card panel I inked the background using Distress ink (Salty Ocean) and splattered some drops using some water and also the same ink. Love the effect it gave.
  • Arranged the flowers and leaves on it and added the sentiment from the "Purely Sentiments-Labelled" set.
  • Lastly, added some gems.
  • Love the bright and happy colors.



Second Tag :-


  • Love the new "Cut 3 Gardenia" die set.
  • I die cut few flowers and leaves from patterned papers
  • I created one big flower arranging all the flowers together and giving them some texture.
  • Created a tag using card stock and patterned paper.
  • Arranged the flower and leaves on the tag 
  • Added sentiment from the "Purely Sentiments-Labelled"
  • Lastly, added some gems.
  • Love how this tag turned out, the patterned papers looks so gorgeous together. 

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 #17 - Anything Goes


This is my final post for Mudra. Thank you Varshitha and Sathya for having me on the team and thank you to all my lovely team mates for all the love and support.

Happy Crafting. :-) 


Products Used :-








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
 

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Happy Valentine !

Hello friends, Piyanki here with the last post for Mudra. First of all thanks to Varshitha to giving me the opportunity and letting me be a part of Mudra. I must say its a beautiful team to work with and the products are of very high quality and of great designs.

Today I am creating a very simple water color card with the newly launched gardenia dies. I used foam this time to die cut and shape the flowers. Now lets have a look at the card.



To create this card die cut several pieces of the Gardenia set from plain white foam. Using distress ink or Archival ink you can shape the flowers and the leaves. Once colored hold it against a hot press at mild settings you will see the petals curling on its own. Its a natural process and we can choose to either keep it that way or tweezers it all the more to get the desired shape. Pierce the center to fill in the center stamen.To create the background I have used distress oxide and splash of water to create a mild cyan background. Once the background is created place all the leaves and flowers that are shaped. Stamped the sentiment " I love you" with archival black ink on a white card stock and clip with a small wooden clip. Stick the same on the center tucking in to the flower bouquet center.To finish the card add some splashes of white gesso and cyan distress ink.

Supplies



Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE


Mudra January 2018 Release - Part II

Howdy!!! 

Varsh here with to share some awesomeness!! Our Stamp Designers and Co-ordinators has really doing great job to bring you some really awesome designs!!! Let’s see what they have whipped up for  this release!! 

here you go!! 

Geometric Stories 3”x2”                         Rustic Diamond 3”x2"
Designed by Sreedevi                            Designed by Sreedevi 



Love Equation 3”x2”                                              Valentine’s Day Mini 3”x2” 






Cheers
Designed By Nandini Karmarkar

A New year with so many resolutions and wishes!! But what is a year without celebrations and parties! Here we have our first party stamp set with so many coordinating elements. Different kind of glasses & mugs, Straws, olives, bubbles, cherries, limes, and what not to make a great cocktail!! 

MEASUREMENT REFERENCE: This set comes on a 6”x4" acetate sheet. "TOAST" is 1" wide and 0.35" tall. The beer mug is wide 1.3" and 1.8" tall.


Fairytale Wishes
Designed by Seema Sinha
Coordinated by Manu Gupta

A beautiful fairy set drawn with such a cute expressions and those different posture fairies will help one to build a complete scene.. Tiny stars and flower and lovely sentiments to add more interest!!

MEASUREMENT REFERENCE: This set comes on a 6”x4" acetate sheet. "Fairytales wishes & magical kisses" 2" wide and 0.70" tall. The Fairy in top left is wide 1.5" and 1.85" tall.



Flower Bunch
Designed by Radhika 
Coordinated by Nandini Karmarkar

This beautiful bunch of flowers coordinates with the round bowl with stems perfectly, and gives scope to use the florals even as corners or accents to your cards and projects!! See those beautiful sentiments built with the set!! 

MEASUREMENT REFERENCE: This set comes on a 6”x4" acetate sheet. The flower bunch is 3.5" wide and 3.35" tall. 







Together Forever
Designed by Varshitha
Coordinated by Manu Gupta

We can’t have enough of Love Sentiments and Quotes! But here are some really senseful set of typography quotes and sentiments to make your Love and Valentine’s day projects more special!! 

MEASUREMENT REFERENCE: This set comes on a 6”x4" acetate sheet. "Every Love Story….." sentiment is 2" wide and 2.3" tall. "together forever" sentiment is 1.25" and 0.60" tall.



This is all for this January 2018 release!! Hope you all liked it.. These will now be available in the stores, 
Go Shopping!! Get Crafty!! 


Love,
Varshitha




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
www.mudrastamps.in

Monday, 22 January 2018

Tutorial: Accessories using Stamping - Jhumkas & Pendants!!

Hi!! 

Varshitha here!!! On this beautiful Monday Morning, We have a versatile and very talented Guest Designer MV Pratyusha today!! Pratyusha is an passionate crafter who uses stamping in an unimaginable way!!! yeah.... rather then me telling her talents, see her , I would like to see what she is up to!!! 






"Hi... 

My name is Dr M V Pratyusha, from Bangalore. I am a Endodontist by profession and crafter by passion. I have been crafting for a long time but started with Pratvam Progs in 2011. I love to experiment and since then I have tried hands at multiple craft forms.I consider crafting as a stress buster. I love making tutorials.  


Basic stamping technique- Jhumkas and Pendants

Materials required:
  • Quilling strips
  • Quilling slotted tool
  • Fevicol
  • Quilling mold
  • Gesso
  • Mudra craft stamps
  • Cardstock
  • Stazon-jet black ink pad
  • Decoupage gloss glue
  • Alcohol inks
  • Earrings findings and beads

Methodology

Step 1: Making bases: Make a tight coil with 5mm quilling strips 7nos and 10nos for jhumka dome base and pendant base respectively. Apply fevicol to secure the shape of the domes and let it dry for 2 hrs minimum.

Step 2: Gesso the domes made: Gesso here is used as a primer and not to smoothen the dome. If the dome isn’t smooth from the go, it can’t be salvaged with gesso. After application of the gesso let them dry for 20 mins between coats and 2 hrs minimum after 3 coats of gesso.


Step 3: Stamping: Take mudra stamp of your choice and stamp it using a permanent black ink or colored ink on the cardstock. I use stazon jet black ink for this purpose.



Step 4: Fussy cut: Fussy cut the stamped images.


Step 5: Mist and peel: Mist the back surface of the stamped images and dab off the excess water. Peel of the layers of the cardstock to make it thinner.



Step 6: Glue it down: Apply a thin layer of decoupage gloss glue on the dome and place the fussy cut stamped image on the same. Apply another layer of decoupage gloss glue over the stamped images to secure them in place. After adhering all the pieces to cover the base. Apply a thin layer of decoupage gloss glue to seal the whole dome. Let it dry for 4 hrs minimum. Best case scenario do this in the night and continue with the rest of the steps in the morning. Attach the earring findings to the bases.



Step 7: Coloring: Using the coloring medium of your choice, color the images. I used alcohol inks (pendants) and acrylic paints (Jhumka). Leave it for 2 hrs.




Step 8:  Varnish: Use the Varnish of your choice to seal the whole piece and make it dustproof and waterproof. For the ones where I used alcohol inks, I applied a layer of decoupage gloss glue and let it dry for 3-4 hrs and later apply a coat of Asian paints wood varnish and let it alone in a well-ventilated area for a day.
















Thankyou for this opportunity :) Its an honor to be able to be associated with a Indian craft brand :)

I am sure you will want to try this awesome technique!!! Get Stamping and Make your own Jhumkas, Pendants and Flaunt it!! 

Participate in our monthly challenge “Anything Goes” You can even add these jewellery projects with stamping in the challenge. 





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