Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Stamping on Acetate & DIY Danglers | Video

Hi everyone! Indira here today video tutorial on how to create these pretty danglers by stamping on acetate. You can turn them into bookmarks, key chains, dream catchers or just hang them in your car or workplace. There are so many possibilities with them!

 I am also listing out the steps here in case you are not able to watch the video for any reasons.

1. Take a piece of acetate/ OHP sheet.
2. Treat it with embossing buddy or just simple baby powder to get a crisp embossing.
3. Stamp using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.
4. Emboss using clear embossing powder.
5. Start coloring the image from back side.
6. I used nail polish for coloring these. You can use also use alcohol inks for coloring.
7. Drop a dollop of nail paint on the area that you want to color and then spread it around.
8. Finish coloring and let it dry for a few hours.
9. Once completely dry, fussy cut the image.
10. Stamp additional pieces if you want to string them together.
11. Punch a hole in the image and attach embroidery thread for hanging it.
12. Make a tassel with embroidery thread and attach on top or bottom as desired.
13. Try alternate designs by attaching key chains, charms, etc. to create different objects.




Here are close-up pictures of each dangler, hung on the wall.







Check on the video tutorial for the process :) 

                                       



Products Used

 






Don't forget to play in our current monthly challenge: Mudra Challenge # 9 - Chalkboard Technique





Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

The Craft Shop
Craft Adda
Crafts NeedAnandha StationeryHindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Crafters Corner, India

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

A Foiling Fest with Mudra Stamps

Hi there - it's Linda here today. Great to see you back here at the Mudra blog. Isn't it full of amazing inspiration...love checking in each day to see what the girls have been up to :)

Today I'm sharing 3 cards (and a video) with you - showing how you can add foiled details to your cards. I love the look of foil - it's so beautifully eye catching and with these ideas you can add just a little or a lot.

Here's Card # 1 -
































For this card I have adhered the foil using heat embossing and my Big Shot machine.



























Card #2 -


































For Card #2 I added the foil details with a Glue Pen.
You can see the foil adding process for each of my three cards on my video below or in HD on the Mudra You Tube Channel -

                                                  

Card #3 -
































































These are the Mudra products I've used on my cards today -




























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Happy Papercrafting!
Bye for now...
xLinda

Monday, 29 May 2017

A Card & a Layout For You!

Hi, everybody! 
Ekaterina Oleynik here, i want to share with you bright and joyful moodboard, amidst of our ongoing challenge, Chalkboard Technique.
      
    My first card uses a set of stamps Play with Lines, Painted Alphas, Purely sentiments - brushed.





  • On a black cardstock, I did a heat embossing of strips on diagonl, alternating different colors of powder.
  • On another black cs, heat embossed the words H A P P Y. Also I fussy cut out them.
  • On a black cs, white heat embossed "birthday"
  • For final touches, added Mudra sequins.


My second work. It is the page for my friend. I used Gerbera blooms. 





  • On a white cs, stamped images of gerberas.




  • Colored the flowers using Chameleon markers.



  • Fussycut the colored flowers.
  • Tinted yellow Distress ink.
  • Adhered all elements.


Supplies Used:

 

Don't forget to play in our current monthly challenge: Mudra Challenge # 9 - Chalkboard Technique

                                  

Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

The Craft Shop
Craft Adda
Crafts NeedAnandha StationeryHindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Crafters Corner, India

Saturday, 27 May 2017

A Messed Up Card | Pig Day Stamp Set | Video


Hello everyone! As promised I am back with another video tutorial. This time I used Pig Day stamp set for my project. This card is full of mistakes and I didn't edit those parts in the video as I wanted to share those bloopers with you. I didn't mean to put that sentiment before but that was pretty apt for my card. I'm not a pretty perfect card maker, I am messy!! I make a lot of mistakes but I try not to waste a lot of paper!!


I started by stamping the images on a piece of white card stock and water colored them with Koi Water Colors. Next I fussy cut all the images with a pair of scissors. Next I die-cut a panel with a Rectangular Framelit die from Sizzix by running it through the Bigshot Express Machine.


I ink blended the background with Broken China Distress Ink and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Midnight Ink.


Finally adhered the images and the die-cut panel with glue and foam tape. That was not an easy job, you must watch the video for bloopers! :P

PIG DAY stamp set


Also don't forget to play with our current challenge Chalkboard Technique


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Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon :)

Friday, 26 May 2017

For boys and girls

Hi Everyone,


Mirella here. Happy Mother's Day to all (or any) Polish mothers who are reading this! :o) 

Today I am sharing with you some boyish cards, and a cutesy shaker more suited for a girl. Let's dive into it!

CARDS 1 & 2 - For the boys

My first two cards are quite similar, and that's because they're birthday cards for two brothers. They're only two years apart, and they celebrate their birthdays together, because their special days are very close. I didn't want to make their cards too different, as they like to have similar things :o) Me being me, however - I simply couldn't make them identical...




1. I used Versamark ink on blue cardstock to create the background panel.
2. I then ran the panel through my die-cutting machine, to add some additional stitching detail. 
3. I stamped and fussy cut one of the ninja images, and put a sword in his hand - this way, the sentiment goes better with the image.
4. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink (I have to say, this sentiment makes me giggle). 
5. I attached the ninja to the panel with a mini wobbler - he's really fun to play with, and I'm sure the recipient will love him, too. 
6. I matted the panel on black cardstock, and adhered everything to a white top folding card base. 





1. As you can see, the second card is very similar to the first one, however, I used a different focal image & a different die for the panel. I also changed the orientation to horizontal. 
2. This time, I used a sentiment from the unicorn (Stay Magical) set --> I masked off "unicorn" at the time of inking the sentiment, and replaced the word with "Ninja" - I think it's pretty cool and fitting, isn't it?
3. The ninja's bike is wobbling merrily on the card. I love to use wobblers! 

CARD 3 - A girly shaker






1. The colour scheme of this card was influenced by the Mudra sequin mix.
2. I die cut the front panel & inked it up with some Wilted Violet Distress Ink. Once I was done, I sprinkled it with some water for additional interest. 
3. I stamped & coloured the unicorn, and added a background for him with some Copic Markers. In real life, both the grass and the sky are quite varied in colour/texture, but that somehow doesn't come across in the photos... I adhered some iridescent little hearts around the unicorn, to go in line with my chosen sentiment. I also added some Wink of Stella sparkle to the unicorn's mane and tail - no unicorn card should be made without sparkle, right?!
4. I stamped the sentiment on the smallest rectangle, previously coloured with Copics also. 
5. I turned the middle rectangle into a shaker element, and used two of the gorgeous Mudra sequin mixes. 
6. Finally, I adhered everything to a card base, backing the shaker panel with a lot of dimensional tape. 

Supplies I used:




Do remember to join us in the current CHALKBOARD TECHNIQUE challenge:





Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:
The Craft Shop
Craft Adda
Crafts NeedAnandha StationeryHindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Crafters Corner, India


Have a great day,

Mirella