Thursday, 20 July 2017

MERMAID CARDS | PICTORIAL


Hello everyone! This is Deepti Stephens and welcome back. Today I have two Mermaid Cards to share with you all. I used Mermaid stamp set for my project today. Let's start.


Pull Tab Slider Card with Pictorial


I stamped the images that wanted to go on my card with Archival Jet Black Ink and water colored them using Faber-Castell Connector pens. I purposely used a regular card stock for water coloring as I wanted that textured look on my images.


Next I ink blended over the card panel with Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Ink just to mimic an ocean. And then added splatters of water for some texture.


I cut off the tail of the Mermaid as I wanted it to fit in my card.


I also cut a tiny slit across the card panel so that the Mermaid can slide in and out freely.



Next I flipped over the panel, here you can see the back of the card and the back of the Mermaid too.


Now place some glue or you can use sticky tape on the back of the Mermaid as shown in the above picture


and adhere a card strip as shown above.


Next I cut a slit on the card panel right behind the Mermaid,


and inserted a small piece of card stock and adhered it to the strip


and to the body of the Mermaid to gain more retention while pulling.


I then adhered the foam tape behind the card panel. Do not adhere any glue behind the strip as it ceases the movement of the strip.


Now punch a hole into the strip and thread some twine. This twine helps pulling up and pushing down the Mermaid.


I adhered all the images slightly below the slit. In the above picture we can see that the Mermaid is peeping!


And in this picture, Mermaid just came out and saying hi :)


I hope the pictorial is clear. But if you have any doubts please don't hesitate to comment below. I am ready to help and answer!


I hope you like it. Now let's move on to the second card!

CARD  #2


I die-cut the wave out of blue card stock with Under the Sea thinlit dies from Sizzix


Next I stamped the Mermaids and cut off their bodies and used only tails on my project. Next I adhered the tails behind the wave!


Finally stamped the sentiment and added splatters of black paint. And also embellished the card with a few clear sequins.


I hope you like my cards and I hope you would also play along with our current challenge where the theme is Interactive Cards/projects. Thank you so much for stopping by. See you soon :)

Mudra stamps are now available at the following retailers:

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Waterfall Card

Hi! Nandini Karmarkar here with some inspiration for you. This month's challenge is to make an interactive card. 



I love these cards as they have an element of surprise to them. There are many types of interactive cards and you can get loads of inspiration by following our blog this month. We also introduced a great stamp set this month with words and images especially meant for interactive cards.


I decided to make a waterfall card as inspiration. Here is the card.






Top view:



Second panel:




Third panel:




Sentiment panel:



To make the card:
  1. I cut 4 panels from white card stock and stamped the images from the Balloons stamp set with the Radiant Neon pigment inks by Tsukineko. 
  2. I took a long strip of dark blue card stock and scored it at 3.25 inches I made three more score lines half inch apart. I folded the paper at the top most score line and then trimmed the bottom to be an inch longer than the top strip. 
  3. I adhered the panel with the sentiment on top of the strip and also a small, narrow strip and the bottom. This keeps the whole mechanism in place. 
  4. I adhered the three remaining panels just below the score lines, applying glue only at the top.
  5. To prepare the card base, I used dark navy blue paper, to folded and measuring 5 x 7 inches. I used the banner stamp from the Let's Party stamp set and stamped with Hero Arts White Unicorn ink.
  6. To finish the card I applied some strong double sided tape to the ends of the horizontal strip and adhered it to the card base. Just make sure that the vertical strip can move freely after you finish attaching the mechanism to your card base.
Products used:

 

I hope you like my card and are inspired to create something beautiful. You can link your entries here.



Mudra stamps are now available at the following retailers:

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


Love,
Nandini

Monday, 17 July 2017

New Creative Team Member

Hi!!! 

This beautiful Monday morning, I would like to introduce you to our Creative Team member Piyanki Biswas!! I am so glad to have this beautiful lady and a lovely crafter to our team. She makes cards, Decoupage, Home Decors and much more. She has a very elegant style and love the way she embellish her cards and projects... 

I am very eager to see her creations with Mudra, are you? Lets hear from her... 



"Its a big day for me today. Thank you Varshitha for giving me this opportunity. I thank you for appreciating and liking my work and letting me sharing my creativity with you all!

By profession I am an Electronic Post Graduate.Work,Travel ad crafting takes a major space of my life. I have been crafting forever if I may say so however the style has evolved over the years. To be candid my style has always been inclined to floral designs, bouquet, swirls and layers. I love making cards, home decor pieces and wall art. Stamping is the heart of all my projects.

An ardent traveler, photographer by hobby and passionate crafter is how my spin today!I welcome you all to my creative world.

For my first day at Mudra I have 3 projects to share with you all!

Card 1

The card measures 4.25"x5.5". Here I have used the Mandala stencil. Mixed some spray paint with texture paste and used the stencil. For the sentiment used the Wishing You Stamp set and finished the card with flat base pearls.



Card 2

The final card measures 4.25x5.5 and again here I have used the same combination of stencil and stamp set. Used Archival Sunflower and Pink ink for the stencil. Finished the card with some couture sequins.


Card 3

This card is aligned with this month challenge at Mudra. I have created a see through Shaker. The card background is created using distress Oxide repeat stamping with  Leaves Stamp set.



Thats all I have for you today! Hope you like it and will yourself try your creativity with Mudra.

Do share what you create until then Happy Crafting!


Products used

                                                   

                                                   

                  

Wish to see your creations as you play along our current challenge Challenge #11 - Interactive Card / Project 



Mudra stamps are now available at the following retailers:

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

Hope you all loved her cards!!! Love those simple mandala stencils.. 

Love, 
Varshitha

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Mudra Stamps - July Release

Heyya!!!

On this pleasant sunday, Me, Varshitha here in the blog to show you our July Release!!! Are you ready!!

First let’s see the already showcased festive collection, Rakshabandhan Stamp set!!!



Rakshabandhan Mini 3”x2”


Rakshabandhan 6”x4” 
Design by Rhizwana Fathima


Brother II 4”x4”


Brother  4”x4”
This is last year release, got them back for this release with crafters request.. 

Now Our July Release!!!! 

Badge 4”X4”
This is a badge design stamp set, which made for several purposes, This co-ordiantes perfectly with Brother II stamp set and form a quick cards! 
Great for shaker border, to create party decors, and much more!! 

The Interesting part is it comes with mask, this mask is a thick plastic sheet. Can be used to shade or ink the areas in the badge design. We are trying to bring this kind of set more!!! So imagine the possibilities are endless!!


Oh Happy Day 4”x4”

Design by Charu Jain
Co-ordiantion by Manu Gupta

See this pretty girl and cute pup.. These are going to adorn your cards and projects!! 


Design by Nivya Kuriakose
Co-ordiantion by Manu Gupta

Hotair balloons are so captivating, what if these cute critters add more beauty to them... See this beautiful set the friends ridding in hotair balloon and perfect sentiments and coordinating elements. 


Coordination by Nandhini Karmarkar

This is a essential stamp set to make your projects and cards look more professional. 
It has 50 stamps, isnt this number wow for a 4x4 set? loads of instructions, words, and arrows makes it so versatile to use. 

My handwriting isn't so good, so i prefer making my cards look more neat by keeping stamping in all places without writting, and I am so excited for this set.. 

Ferns and Leaves 6”x4”
Design by Ruchi Crafteria 
Concept by Rajni Chawla

These versatile set with so many leaves and flower solid images to create beautiful background, and great for many stamping technique like heat embossing, generation stamping and much more! Great for CAS , Mixed media and Scrapbooks too!!

Persian Elements 6”x4”
Design by Radhika

This bloomy Persian Element design will be great for your cards and layouts, with so many different angles and size of elements gives you a various possibilities. 

Design by Nivya Kuriakose
Co-ordiantion by Manu Gupta


Capture 3”x2”


Nuts about you 3”x2"

Whaley Love 3”x2”
Design by Nivya Kuriakose
Co-ordiantion by Manu Gupta











Splash 6”x6”



Map 6”x4”
Design by Sruthi Sathya

Our July release will be soon available in stores, Preorder with your favourite stores!!!


Hope you all saw our Masking sheet!, if not, do check out this post.

GIVEAWAY!!
- Follow our Blog.
- Like our Facebook Page.
- Follow us in Instragram
- Share the release post (Share our FB July Release post)

One winner wins a Masking sheet pack and 1 6”x4” stamp set of their choice.

Happy Crafting!!

Varshitha