Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Going Vivid with Mudra

Hello All,

Ria on this side today. I hope you all are doing well and playing with the latest new releases from the house of Mudra. But today I decided to take out all the old releases and play with them. I hope you will like it.

Without wasting time, let us move to the projects:

Card 1:


This is one such simple card which takes no more than 10 mins to finish.

  • Firstly, I took a blue colored cardstock and stamped big florals and few leaves from Simply Florals with black Archival Ink. 
  • I colored the leaves with black felt pens.
  • Then I splattered white acrylic color on to it and let it dry.
  • I made the front panel with a die cut and the sentiment stamped from Special Day.
  • Lastly, I finished off the card with the Sequins from Sugar Plum Mix and Harvest Mix.
Some more close ups:




Card 2:

  • I have stamped the images from Mail Delight, colored them and fussy cut them.
  • I have prepared the background with Zig Clean markers.
  • Then I adhered the images as shown in the picture and the sentiment is from the same set.

Card 3:


  • Firstly, I stamped the images from Furry Friend, colored it and fussy cut it.
  • I took a white card stock, colored them with Fuji water color for that ombre looking background, then ran it through an embossing folder.
  • I cut a circular panel at the center with a circular die and placed all the images in place.
  • The sentiment is white embossed from the same set.

Supplies Used:

    



I hope you have liked all the projects. And do not forget to take part in our current monthly challenge:
Mudra Challenge #12 - Spotlight Technique

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


Happy crafting 
Ria

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

CAS Creativity with Linda

Hi there. I hope you're having a great week.

I'm sharing today a few of the quickest cards I've ever made. I'm usually not one to dabble much with one layer cards but these guys come pretty close - except for a few sequins on top :-)

The first two cards work for the Spotlight Challenge this month - you only have a week left to get your cards in! We can't wait to see them.


Card - 1



  •  Stamp dog from 'Oh Happy Day' Stamp set all over card front in a Copic friendly black ink
  • Colour one dog with Copics - E37/E35/E31
  • Stamp sentiment from 'Purely Sentiment Labelled' in matching ink - Tea Dye Distress Ink - and cut out
  • Adhere to card front with foam adhesive and add a few sequins to finish.


Products Used:




Card -2 


  • Cut white card 8mm shorter than the width of your card base and stamp 'Persian Elements' flower in Copic friendly grey ink.
  • Colour a 'Spotlight" with Copics - BG49/BG13/BG11
  • Stamp across the bottom a range of 'Purely Labelled' Sentiments in grey ink and one spotlighted in coordinating teal ink
  • Ink up the left side of the card base in this same teal ink and adhere stamped piece over the top with foam tape for dimension.
  • Add a few sequins to finish.


Products Used:


 
Card -3



  • Tape 'Splash Stencil' over white card base and blend a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks over it.
  • Stamp 'Wishing You' sentiment at the top with Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Add sequins in coordinating colours to finish.




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

See you next time....
Linda

Monday, 21 August 2017

Revamp the Old stash

A very Good Morning from India,

Ria on this side. Today I have come with some inspirations from some old stamps and using the stamps to the maximum.

Card 1:

  • I created the background with Zig real markers making an ombre background.
  • I stamped the image from Pig Day, colored it and fussy cut it.
  • I used the sentiment from Stay Magical.
  • I finished off the card with Star Die cuts in silver colored glitter paper and few Nuvo Crystal clear drops.
Take a different angled look:


Card 2:


This is one such simple card that I made in few minutes.
  • I took one of the tiny images from Let's Party set and stamped it repeatedly with different dye inks.
  • Then I have drawn the black line an the sentiment is from the same set.

Card 3:

  • Firstly, I stamped the image from Daisy Blooms with different dye inks that I have in my stash.
  • Then I fussy cut all the stamped images.
  • I adhered them on a die cut frame made from glitter paper.
  • The sentiment is is a mix and match from Purely sentiments adhered on a vellum which is stuck to the glitter frame cut.

Supplies Used:

 


I hope you have liked the projects. Do not forget to take part in monthly challenge : Mudra Challenge #12 - Spotlight Technique



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

Happy Crafting 
Ria

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Spotlight Technique using stencils

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have been enjoying all the fantastic inspiration our Team has provided in relation to the Spotlight Technique - have you tried it yourself yet? We have some lovely entries into our challenge already, and we can't wait to see more!

Today, I am sharing two more cards with this lovely technique, but in both cases - instead of die-cutting the spotlighted element - I used layers of stencils. Let's have a look!

Card 1



1. I started with stencilling the Retro Curves onto black cardstock, using white pigment ink. 
2. Once the pigment ink dried, I placed a circle stencil (which I made myself, using some cardstock scraps & circle dies) over the black panel, and sponged the Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink on top. 
3. I also sprayed the whole panel with water mixed with Perfect Pearls, for some additional sparkle, and to "activate" the Oxide Ink. 
4. On a piece of vellum, I heat embossed the lovely Mudra butterfly in gold, and fussy cut it. 
5. I used the same embossing powder for my sentiment, which I placed within one of the circles. 
6. I ran the whole panel through my die-cutting machine, to add some stitching & scalloped edges. 
7. Finally, I adhered the panel to a card base, and adhered the vellum butterfly.

Card 2



1. This card was made in a similar way to the first one, with some slightly different steps. 
2. I started with sponging grey ink onto the whole card panel, using the gorgeous Floral Abstract stencil. 
3. Without removing the stencil this time, I additionally placed my home-made circle stencil on top of the Floral Abstract one, and sponged on Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks where applicable.
4. Not to have such a stark white background, I lightly brushed over the whole panel with grey ink, using stencil brushes - this ensured a very delicate layer of ink. Since I used Bazzil cardstock, which has a slightly uneven surface (it's not fully smooth), brushing over the panel with the ink gave a nice "marbling" effect. 
5. I stamped the sentiment with black ink, and added a few enamel dots in matching colours. 
6. Finally, I slightly trimmed the panel on the edges, and adhered it to a pink card base. I really love how this turned out!

Card 3 - revisiting the distress watercolour lifting technique



1. I covered a panel of watercolour paper with various greens and blues from my Distress Ink collection. 
2. Next, I stamped some images from the You Are Sweet set onto the panel, making them look like little sweets. I used Versamark Ink, and covered it with clear heat embossing powder, which I melted. 
3. Once everything cooled down, I brushed a lot of clear water all over the panel, to lift the colour off the paper - where the images were heat embossed, the darker colour was "trapped", and everything around faded down... 
4. I ran the panel through my die-cutting machine, to add the stitching detail. 
5. I prepared a strip of vellum, and stamped the sentiment. I combined words from the Wishing You and the You Are Sweet sets, in order to make the sentiment applicable to the card. 
6. I wrapped the strip of vellum around my card panel, and adhered it all to a navy card base. 
7. As a final touch, I adhered a few small sequins by Mudra here and there. 

Hope you enjoy today's cards. Here's what I used to make them:

 



Please don't forget to participate in the current fun challenge - Spotlight Technique.


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

Have a great day,

Mirella