Friday, 28 April 2017

Some more masking ideas, and a lot of sparkle

Hi Everyone,

Mirella here. Today we're going to focus on heat embossing and some more masking. Ready? Let's jump right in!

Card 1 - Delicate and sparkly








1. I heat embossed this gorgeous floral image & the sentiment on my card panel, using white detail embossing powder. 
2. I then used my beloved Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar & Wild Honey), and blended them onto the panel, creating a nice gradient effect. I made sure to wipe off the excess ink off the white embossed image. 
3. I added some water splatters for additional interest, and I covered the petals of the flowers & the leaves with a Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter pen. I love the sparkle!
4. I then matted the panel with some black cardstock, and adhered everything to a top folding pink card base. 
5. As a final touch, I added some bling from my stash. 

Card 2 - Golden heat embossing & masking






1. When stamping my little floral "scene" with Versamark, I made sure I masked the Zinnia image, to have the flourishes come from behind it. 
2. I heat embossed all the images and the sentiment with gold embossing powder - it looks gorgeous on that kraft panel!
3. The flower is coloured with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens - they add colour AND glitter to the image, what could be better than that? :o)
4. For some additional interest, I inked up all the edges of my panel with Versamark Ink, and heat embossed a little frame in gold. 
5. I matted the panel with black cardstock and adhered everything to a top folding cream card base. 

Card 3 - Lots of masking with rainbow colours





1. To start off, I prepared 2 heart shaped masks. 
2. I stamped the sentiment in black, and then stamped the heart images around it, making sure that they were more less within the width of the sentiment. I wanted these balloons to look like they were floating up towards the sky, one after another.
3. I then stamped the sentiments in grey, making sure that I masked the hearts required at the particular moment (2 masks were plenty for that, but if you don't want to have to reposition your masks, you could also have a mask for every stamped image). My MISTI was very handy at this stage, as I had the sentiment mounted on the MISTI door, and I just moved my card panel up and down (half an inch each time), in order to stamp all of my sentiments. However, you could do that using any other stamping tool, or - if you're careful enough, you could even do it by hand. 
4. My initial idea was to use the negative mask I had left after cutting out the heart shapes, and I wanted to colour the hearts with Distress Inks, using the blending tool. However, my negative mask was a little small and fiddly, so in the end - to avoid making a lot of mess with the inks -  I decided to colour the hearts with markers. 
5. I added some white details with a gel pen, and covered the hearts with some Wink of Stella glitter pen. I also added a few clear sequins. 
6. I trimmed the panel, to be a little bit narrower than my card base, and - before adhering the panel to my card base - I added a strip of striped paper on one side.

I think the 3rd card is my favourite, it was definitely fun to make! Which one do you like most?

Stamps used:






Remember about our current challenge: Masking, we only have a few entries for now - don't be afraid to try this fun technique!




Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

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

Have a great day,

Mirella

Mudra Birthday Games Winners & Announcements**EDITED**

Hello!!!

Mudra Birthday Celebration was really fun, thank you so much for the overwhelming response!! 
We enjoyed watching you play all the games with so much enthusiasm..

I am here with most awaited winner announcement. But before that I have few announcements and news to share!! 


The Happy news is Mudra Blog has been awarded and listed as Top 100 Card Making Blogs in Feedspot



We are so excited to know that our dedication and hardwork we have given to this blog has got some recognition.. I thank all the past and present Creative Teamies, Guest Designers and Lovely Crafters who was the reason for this to happen!!! 



And next, we have extended out Stamp Designer’s Contest to 30th April. If anyone are interested to design for Mudra stamps even after the contest, feel free to write to us mudracraftstamps@gmail.com





STAMP DESIGNERS' CONTEST!!!

Calling all crafters with Illustration/Drawing or Graphic Design skills with an interest and creativity to design unique designs for Mudra stamps!
Topic: Floral, Pregnancy, Love, Sky, Object, Cute critters


Choose one topic and make your own concept stamp design set showing your style. 

Do not submit more than two sets totally, so make the two the best of your creations.
Email to mudracraftstamps@gmail.com, with Subject as stamp design contest submission on or before April 30th 2017.
NOTE: None of your submission will be shared/used without your permission or credit!!
Artist: Draw in good black pen, Clear and crisp High Resolution scanned Images/ designs. Submission format: JPEG or PDF
Graphic Designers: Design in any vector based software
(Adobe Illustrator, Indesign etc.,)

Submission format: High Resolution JPEG or PDF
Winner gets an opportunity to get their designs released in Mudra stamps! Not just that and a good pay for the design.


NOW THE WINNERS FOR CROSS WORDS AND JIGSAW PUZZLE



 SUMAN PANDIT wins stamping supplies from Mudra 

Richa Maurya wins goodie bag from craftsneed.com



Vinita Jain wins stamping supplies from Mudra 

Rishita Thomas wins goodie bag from Nakshatra papers




GLIMPSE OF THE WINNERS OF THE OTHERS FIRST BIRTHDAY SPECIALS 


Sindhu won stamping supplies from Mudra

Sujana Rajan won goodie bag from The Craft Shop


Nandita won full set of new couture sequins from Mudra


Debadrita won Goodie Bag from Mudra


Congrats Winners of all the Mudra First Birthday Games, Contests & Giveaway!!! Thank you all lovely sponsors!!! 

We are not having a April Release, So keep watching for May Release with some wonderful cute stamp sets!! 

Do Participate in our current blog Challenge #8 - Masking. We are soon having a DT Call and Core Team call, so keep watching!! 

Till that keep shopping our lovely stamps. SHOP HERE.

Hugs & Love,
Varshitha


Thursday, 27 April 2017

Stamping Inspirations!!!

Hello! Yulianna is with you!

Today I'm with three cards for you wonderful people!

Russia has finally come to this spring, and I want to create fresh, bright colors!

First card

Stamping + stencil coloring



  • I stamped, colored and fussycut beautiful flowers and leaves Wild Rose stamp set
  • Card base - white cardstock, i cut the my die cute mschine roudnd window
  • On the background i colored Geo Angles 6”x6” Stencil, used blending tool and MFT Limeade dye ink
  • Glued the flowers
  • Stamped sentiment "On you special day" Mixed Greetings stamp set and used Gold - Couture Sequins 

Second card

Stamping + geometrical Card



  • Stamped Wonderful sentiment above the middle of the card
  • Stamp and cut  tiny pennants - Decorative pennants stamp set
  • Compose different compositions
  • Added enamel dots. Ta-da ...Very simple!

Third card

Masking technique





  • Stamp a ribbon and Happy Birthday  sentiment above the middle of the card (used Build a ribbon stamp set)
  • Mask that stamp
  • Stamp flowers and leaves Wild Rose stamp set, used masking technique
  • Color it
  • Add sequins Sugar Plum Mix - Couture Sequins Mix
  • Voila! one-layered card ready!



  • Geo Angles 6”x6” Stencil




    Have you created your card for the April Challenge - Masking. We would love to see your gorgeous work and you have a few days left to enter - follow the link above for all the details.



    Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017

    A Trio of Cards

    Hi there - it's Linda here. Thanks for joining me today as I share three cards playing with Mudra's fabulous February and March release goodies.

    First up the Floral Abstract Stencil - I could not wait to get my hands on this stunning stencil and have a video to share with you today of my card making process for this card -


    I hope you enjoy my video below or in HD on the Mudra You Tube Channel -



    Next, the Decorative Pennants Stamp Set - had a tonne of fun creating my graphic layout with these fab stamps -



    1. Choose an array of green/blue ink colours + silver
    2. Decide on a pleasing arrangement of large and small pennants from the set and stamp them one at a time, spreading the different sizes and patterns across the card front - take your time stamping to ensure even spacing between pennants
    3. Stamp sentiment and additional image from Build A Ribbon set in Versafine Onyx Black ink.
    4. Fold white card base and adhere 1.5cm strips of black/white striped patterned paper to the top and bottom of card base
    5. Cut 1cm off the top and bottom of stamped piece and adhere to card base with craft foam
    6. Accent with black enamel dots

    Card #3 - Geometric Nature Stamp Set
    I challenged myself to use the leaf from this stamp set instead of the other two larger images -



    1. Cut white card front with largest Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die and stamp geometric leaf falling down across the card front - with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
    2. Sprinkle Brusho Water Colour Powders (Leaf Green and Emerald Green) onto each leaf and spray with Mini-Mister. 
    3. Allow to dry before stamping sentiment, adding Glossy Accents to the leaves and embellishing with Mudra sequins.

    Mudra products used -

           

    Have you created your card for the April Challenge? - Masking is the theme. We would love to see your gorgeous work and you have a few days left to enter - follow the link above for all the details.


    Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

    Happy Paper crafting :)

    Tuesday, 25 April 2017

    4 Card ideas to use border stamps!

    Hello, this is Ujjwal and I don't know about you but I really struggle with border stamps and so when I received the newly released "Build a ribbon" stamp set, I took it as a challenge upon myself to find out ways to make use of this adorable stamp set. And today, I am sharing some of my ideas with you.



    1. Make a focal point
              The first thing I tried with this stamp set was to make it star of the card and keep the other accents and elements really simple. This is a great way to highlight border stamps.

    I used Distress Inks (Picked Rasberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade) to stamp the pattern at an angle and then used foam adhesive to adhere the piece to the card base. Then I just added a bold sentiment and some beautiful clear sequins to finish the card.



    2. Build a background

               This is the more obvious use of the border stamp and I experimented a bit with colors here. You can stick to a multicolor palette, use monochromatic color scheme or go tone on tone. In any case, the results are always lovely.


     

    3. Use as accents
                 Go minimalistic and use them as subtle accents.


    In this card, my focal point is the flower cluster stamped with the "Wild Rose" stamp set and I used one of the border stamps to add very subtle accents in the background.


    4. Use as fill patterns for die cuts / punch out shapes
                 This is another great way to get more out of your border stamps. In the card example here, I have used the border stamps to fill in the punched circles.


    Have you tried out this stamp set yet? If not, I hope I have given you some ideas to try. Don't forget to share your creations in our Facebook group and other social media platforms. You can use the hashtag #mudracraftstamps and #mudrastamps while sharing on Instagram.

    And there's still time to participate in our April Challenge and win some prizes. The theme is Masking and you can find all the details HERE.



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    Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:


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