Friday, 23 June 2017

Floral, Graphic and Retro for you today

Hi there - it's Linda here today. I hope you've had a good week.
I've been having a lovely play with Mudra's May release goodies and my first card (with video) features the 'Simply Florals' stamp set - gorgeous!


I did some quick Copic colouring on these sweet flowers and my video below (or in HD on You Tube) will show you the process.


For my second card I got out the Decorative Pennants stamp set and went crazy for my colourful background -

1. Using the Misti Stamp Positioner I stamped the pennants in a range of colours across my card front. As you can see I changed the pennant and colour each time so it takes a while but is a lot of fun.
2. Stamp sentiment from Geometric Nature stamp set in black ink and cut into strip.
3. Add a strip of silver glittered cardstock to the base of the sentiment strip before adhering to the card front with a messy nest of silver thread stuck behind.
4. Clear Mudra sequins are the finishing touch.

My third card uses the Retro Curves Stencil with Gold Metallic Gilding Polish.

1. Lay the stencil on white card and apply Gold Gilding Paste over the top.
2. Remove, wash stencil and allow card front to dry.
3. Die cut stencilled piece and add to a piece of brown glittered cardstock before adhering to the card front.
4. Stamp thanks from stamp set of the same name in black ink and fussy cut.
5. Adhere with foam tape to card front and add white heat embossed additional sentiment underneath.
6. Finish with black rhinestones/enamel dots.

Here's a close up of the shiny gilding paste -


Here's a look at the Mudra products I've used today...




Mudra stamps are now available at the following retailers -
Art and Craft Store - Noida
Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai
The Craft Store, Srilanka 
Papercurves, UAE

Happy Paper Crafting!
xLinda

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Mudra Challenge #9 Winner

Hi Peeps!!

I am here with a most awaited, Challenge #9 winner announcement!! Lets go straight to see who made it!!! 

Top Picks!!






We totally loved the chalk effect you stamped with colors!!! 


                                                                     



                                   Mona has done 3 cards and all are so equally catchy.

Vinita, Mona... you both have won a 4x4 stamp set worth of Rs.350/- (of your choice) and Top Pick badge. Yes we have increased our Top Picks winning prize from Rs.120 to Rs.350!!! 



 Winner


                                                                      
Yes, this card by Pooja loots our heart totally...Such a beautiful layout using Dainty Blooms and Happy Birthday!! 

Congratulations, Pooja!!! You have won a 6x4 and Rs.120 stamp set worth of Rs.680/- and of your choice and a Guest Design opportunity at our blog and Winner badge. Wohoo!!

Winners, please write a mail to mudracraftstamps@gmail.com to claim your prize and badges.

Participate in our June Challenge #10 - Triple Time Stamping



Hugs, 
Varshitha

Wishing You..


Hello everyone! This is Deepti Stephens and thank you so much for stopping by. Today I have two cards to share with you - one is for the current challenge Tripe Time Stamping/Stenciling and the other one is a floral card.


Kindly don't forget to play along with our current challenge where the theme is Triple Time Stamping/Stenciling.


I placed the Geo Angles Stencil and inked up the background with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink. Then added splatters of water for the oxidized look.


This was my very first attempt at creating this Triple Time Stenciling and I know I didn't do that good! Basically what I did was I die-cut three panels with Sizzix Rectangular Framelit dies and cut another card stock a little bigger than the die-cut pieces and glued over on top of the other as shown above.

Our Creative Team member Indira did a wonderful tutorial on Triple Time Stamping, kindly watch HERE.

Here is another card made using Simply Floral and Wishing You stamp sets..


I took a white card stock and stamped the small images from Simply Floral using Archival Jet Black ink.


Then I water colored the images with Faber Castell Water Color Pencils


Then stamped the sentiment from Wishing You in Archival Jet Black Ink and added splatters of black paint and finished the card off with a few sequins.


And that's it! I like how this card turned out, simple yet pretty! :)

 


Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Three cards in bright colors.

Hi, everybody! 

Am Ekaterina Oleynik here. And I have prepared for you a new portion of inspiration for the June Monthly challenge: Mudra Challenge #10 - Triple Time Stamping/Stenciling


For my first card, I used Mandala Stencil




1. By means of a regional die cut I cut out three details different in height.
2. I have put details in the necessary order and I have connected on temporary glue.
3. Distress ink I tinted a detail through a Mandala Stencil
4. I have pasted each detail on a foam adhesive tape.
5. I have added sentiment from Wishing You Stamp set

Second card.


1. On a white cardboard I have made a heat embossing white using Pixel stamp.
2. I have drawn and coloured with markers the scheme for an embroidery in different corners of a card.
3. On a pink cardboard I have made a heat embossing of a “wishing you every success" of a set of stamps Wishing You




1. On a white cardboard I have made a heat embossing pink powder using a set of stamps "Simple flowers"
2. Using Distress ink I tinted a card
3. On a card I have made a heat embossing of “Happy"of a set of stamps Purely sentiment -Brush.

 Products Used:
    
Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

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

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Triple Time Stamping using only one cardstock panel & some additional creations

Hi Everyone,

Mirella here - it's been a while since my last post, have you missed me? :o) 

Today, I am going to share with you a quick tutorial on how you can achieve the Triple Time Stamping technique, with using only one panel of cardstock (instead of the usual three). I will also show you some additional cards I have recently made, using the gorgeous stencils by Mudra. I might not be a stencil girl on a regular basis, but these stencils are just so gorgeous that it's hard not to use them!

Let's get started!

CARD 1 - Triple Time Stamping with a twist - photo tutorial

You might have already noticed in some of the recent Mudra posts by the other designers, or maybe it'll be a surprise for you, if - like me - you're not very familiar with this technique, but you actually CAN achieve the triple time stamping effect with using only one cardstock panel, instead of the usual three. This not only makes the process much faster, but it also saves you a bit of cardstock and money - so it's most definitely a win-win. In the following tutorial, I will show you how to use dies for this technique, but if you don't have any that you feel would work - you can also use your trimmer or even a craft knife --> this will for sure take a little bit more time than using the dies (plus, the dies make it really easy if you want to mass-produce your design), but it is possible. 

1. Prepare your panel. In my case, I took a standard sized panel of purple cardstock, and heat embossed the gorgeous leaves with gold detail embossing powder. I made sure to stamp big enough images, so that they would cover all 3 of the layers of my final design.


2. Like mentioned above, I decided to use dies for this techniques, as it was the easiest and fastest for me. All you need is 3 dies in the same shape that stack one inside the other. To make sure that everything was perfectly aligned during die cutting, I used some washi tapes to keep the dies exactly how I wanted them. 






3. This is the result after die cutting (I also had a little "frame" that was a left over from the outside, but I didn't need that piece for my card):


4. All that was left to do was to mat 2 of the smallest pieces and adhere all the panels together on a card base - in my case, I decided to go for vellum instead of cardstock for the mat. Note: I used 2 full rectangular pieces of vellum that I cut with my trimmer for the mats, since I didn't have rectangular dies that were slightly bigger than my cardstock pieces, but if you have stackable dies with a lot of different sizes in the set, you could cut the mats in the exact same way as we cut the cardstock, out of only one panel. 

And here's the finished card. Since it was already quite busy with the matting, gold heat embossing and the stitching detail from the die, I opted for stamping the sentiment with only Versamark Ink - it's great for stamping on coloured cardstock!





CARD 2 - Mermaid and stencil






1. I used Distress Inks for the background ombre panel (from the bottom: Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers & Cracked Pistachio), and - once I was finished with the blending - I used the Retro Curves stencil & a wet baby wipe to create the sea-like effect (I wanted the pattern to be a bit uneven and blotchy, to achieve a more realistic look, hence I used a really wet wipe). I then die cut the panel, for some additional interest around the edges.
2. I coloured and fussy cut the mermaid. I added a few details with a silver gel pen to the mermaid's tail and seashell bra. 
3. I adhered the mermaid to the panel & stamped the sentiment. I then lightly sprayed the panel with some shimmer spray - it truly looks like a shimmery sea in person!
4. I used a green card base to mat the panel. 


CARD 3 - Stencilled roses for an elegant thank you card 



1. I created the panel using Distress Inks and the amazing Floral Abstract stencil. I first sponged on the darker colours through the stencil, and then gently blended on some lighter colours around them, to get rid of the white spaces the stencil created. 
2. I sprayed the whole panel with a very shimmery glitter spray - you can see some of the shimmer in the second photo. 
3. I used a thin frame of gold mirror cardstock (that I created using dies) to add some additional interest and elegance to the panel.
4. Finally, I stamped the "Thank you" sentiment and adhered the panel to a card base (Note: this could just as well be a one layer card, but I wasn't sure where I was going with the design when I started working on it, so just in case I started working on a single panel rather than a card base). 
5. I must say, I could create tens of cards with this stencil, and I wouldn't get bored with its beauty!

Mudra products used on the above cards:

 



That's it for today, I hope you enjoyed seeing my creations, and I hope my little tutorial will encourage you to try out triple time stamping/stencilling (if, like me, you felt a bit intimidated by having to use so many different panels). If you give this technique a go, do remember that you can enter it into our current challenge - we'd love to see your creations!


Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

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

Have a great day,

Mirella