March 5, 2017

Mudra First Birthday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Mudra's “First Birthday Blog Hop”! 
Yes, Mudra is one year old this month and what an amazing journey it has been so far. And this month, we want to celebrate our big milestone with you because it wouldn’t have been possible without your support. We have so many fun things lined up throughout the month with lots of chances for you to participate and win some cool prizes.
We wanted to start the celebration today by bringing together our amazing design team and few of our friends to share some of their beautiful creations with Mudra products.
We have an amazing line-up of projects that you sure are going to love!

RULES:
- Follow Mudra Blog
- Like Mudra Facebook Page
- Follow us on Instagram
- Subscribe to our YouTube channel

- Visit all the designer's blog hop post and leave them some love.
- After finishing the blog hop, add your name in the ininkz in Mudra Blog Hop post.

PRIZES: 
To celebrate, Mudra is giving away a beautiful pack of crafting supplies from Mudra to 1 WINNER, selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.  You have until Friday, March 15th at 11:59 PM IST to enter, and the winners will be announced here on Saturday, March 20th.
One additional Goodie Bag to a random participant sponsored by The Craft Shop, Chennai. 
And to sweeten the deal, some of our designers in the hop also have giveaways, so make sure to leave comments on all the blogs for a chance to win!
If you have come from Ekaterina's blog then you are on the right track. You can check out the complete list of participating blogs on the Mudra Blog

Now over to my card for the Blog hop....
I had the idea of this card in mind since a long time, and even tried it once before. But it didn't turn out the way I had envisaged it. Finally, I gave it another try and am totally happy with the outcome.
1. Took a white panel and drew diagonal lines on it with a black marker.
2. Used grid paper to line up and evenly space out the diagonal lines.
3. Took out smaller stamps from various stamp sets and stamped them in a repeated pattern with different colored inks.
4. Heat embossed the cake image on white CS and colored it using Zig markers.
5. Fussy cut the cake and at the same time cut out and an outline image of it with black paper.
6. Popped up the cake image on black outline to create a DIY embellishment.
7. Added some shimmer to the cake with clear Wink of Stella pen.
8. Glued this piece on the stamped panel.
9. Heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder on black CS.
10. Adhered the sentiment on card panel and glued the whole piece on a top folding card base.
Check out the beautiful shimmer and dimension of the cake...
Your next stop on the hop is Kanan Pandya. Here's a little peek into her creation for the blog hop...


I hope you all enjoy the beautiful projects created by our team for the Blog hop. Let's join in the fun lined up on Mudra blog the whole month.

February 20, 2017

Mudra DT second post for Feb

Hi friends!! Today I am sharing beautiful floral cards over at Mudra blog

Please hop on to check out my cards made with various fun techniques and also take part in their ongoing Feb Challenge #6 - Love!



February 6, 2017

Debut post as Mudra DT

Hi friends!! I am very delighted to announce that I will be part of Mudra's Design Team for Jan - June 2017 term.

Today is my debut post at Mudra Craft Stamps blog. Please hop on to check out my cards and also take part in their ongoing Feb Challenge #6 - Love!


December 15, 2016

Tone on Tone Background Card

Hi friends. I am sharing a card that I made as a Guest designer for Mudra Craft Stamps in September this year. This card has been made using the Gerbera Blooms stamp set.




Here's a detailed step-by-step process of how I made this card:


1. For this card, I took a 4 by 6 inches top folding white textured card stock.


2. Took a sea green card stock piece and stamped 'Love You' repeatedly from Brushed Alphas Stamp set. I used Ranger Archival Viridian ink to create this tone on tone background. 

3. Then I took a plain white CS, slightly smaller than the sea green piece, and stamped the Gerbera flower, leaf and stem using only one layer of the stamps.

4. On a strip of vellum, I heat embossed the 'Love You' sentiment with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. 

5. Glued the white stamped piece on the sea green one, and wound the vellum sentiment strip around it.

6. Lastly, I attached this piece onto the white card base and glued few sequins for an added interest.



December 14, 2016

Tiled Flowers Card

Hi friends. I am sharing a card that I made as a Guest designer for Mudra Craft Stamps in September this year. This card has been made using the Gerbera Blooms stamp set.



Here's a detailed step-by-step process of how I made this card:

1. I started by cutting four 2 by 2 inch tiles with white card stock.

2. Stamped the flowers randomly on the tiles to have a different placement on each of them.


3. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink to stamp the outline and Ranger Archival Plum ink for the inner layer. 

4. I wanted a matting for the tiles that matched the color of the flowers, so I smooshed the same Plum ink on white CS.

5. I glued the tiles on this matting and then adhered that on another black piece of card stock.

6. Then I took a golden 5 by 5 inches top folding card base and added the stamped piece on it.

7. Finished off by adding a gold embossed sentiment from Linen Blooms Stamp set and cut it out in the shape of a tag.

8. Added the same golden CS at the back of the sentiment to match the card base.



December 13, 2016

Tri-Fold Birthday Card

Hi friends. I am sharing a card that I made as a Guest designer for Mudra Craft Stamps in December this year. This special fold card has been made using the Linen Blooms stamp set.








Here's a detailed step-by-step process of how I made this card:

This is a tri fold card with each panel measuring around 2.5 inches wide. 

1. I stamped loads of flowers and leaves from the Linen Blooms stamp set to create two big floral bunches for this card.

2. Fussy cut all of the flowers and leaves.

3. Stamped the Birthday sentiments on a die cut piece and also on the middle panel of the tri fold card.

4. I glued the stamped die cut piece, offsetting it on the first and second panels of the tri fold.

5. Thereafter, I started arranging the flowers and leaves to form a bouquet around the die cut. Some elements were stuck using glue and some were popped up with foam dots.

6. Once I was happy with the look of the bouquet, I cut off the excess top part of the first panel of the tri fold.

7. Then I made the second floral bunch on the third panel of the tri fold.

8. I cut off the excess card stock from the middle and third panels too, outlining the bouquet. 


Sending you some sunshine Card no. 2

Hi friends. I am sharing a card that I made as a Guest designer for Mudra Craft Stamps in December this year. This card has been made using the Gerbera Blooms stamp set.



Here's a detailed step-by-step process of how I made this card:

1. I started off by cutting a semi circle from white CS and then stamping and heat embossing the sentiment on it.

2. After that I took a watercolor CS and placed the semi circle on it to get the placement for stamping the flowers.

3. Before stamping the flowers, I smooshed various shades of yellow distress inks to get a watercolored background. 

4. Then I stamped the flowers with Memento Black ink and allowed it to dry a bit.

5. Splattered a few drops of black and gold water droplets here and there for added effect.

6. Matted the colored front on two black triangle pieces of CS and adhered the entire piece on a white card base.

7. I finished off the card with black and gold sequins.


I am glad this card came up as I had envisioned..... a rising sun with a backdrop of flowers.


Peacock Stamp set elements Card

Hi friends. I am sharing a card that I made as a Guest designer for Mudra Craft Stamps in December this year. This card has been made using various elements of the Peacock stamp set.




Here's a detailed step-by-step process of how I made this card:

1. I begun by masking the area where the sentiment would be.

2. Then I randomly stamped above and below the line to cover up the entire width of the CS.

3. After this I heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of white CS. 

4. I used two green and blue colored thin strips left over from Card no.1 and added it behind the white sentiment strip. 

5. This helped pop up the colors that were used for stamping the images.

6. I also highlighted the sentiment strip by drawing a line above and below it with a golden gel pen. 

7. For the matting, I took a self striped white CS and colored it using distress ink to tie in with the colors on the card.

8. Assembled the pieces together and finished off by adding few sequins.

The idea for this card was to stamp various smaller elements from the peacock stamp set behind the strip of sentiment. This card follows the sketch for the current Mudra challenge #4, just flipped the orientation.



Peacock Stamp Card

Hi friends. I am sharing a card that I made as a Guest designer for Mudra Craft Stamps in December this year. This card has been made using the Peacock stamp set.



Here's a detailed step-by-step process of how I made this card:

1. I took a white CS and started by stamping the peacock image with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to get a raised effect.

2. I did the same for the peacock’s body and fussy cut it so that I could pop it up with foam tape later on.

3. At the same time I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment too.

4. Then I distressed the background using Distress inks.

5. Once that was done, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to highlight the peacock feathers and the body.

6. I also added dots and highlights using a golden gel pen.

7. I divided this CS piece into squares and cut it down using Xacto knife and a ruler.

8. I made sure to number the pieces at the back side so that I could line them up easily after flipping them over.

9. I took a black CS slightly bigger than the white CS in step 1, and popped up the square pieces of CS on it using foam dots.

10. The whole piece came together as a jigsaw puzzle and gave a tiled appearance to the card.

11. The last step was to adhere this piece on a green card base and glue the sentiment on top.



Double Gatefold Card

Hi friends. I am sharing a card that I made as a Guest designer for Mudra Craft Stamps in September this year. This special fold card has been made using the Gerbera Blooms stamp set.







Here's a detailed step-by-step process of how I made these cards:


1. For this card I started out with a 6 by 12 inches white card base.

2. Scored it at 2", 4", 8" and 10". 

3. Mountain fold the 2" and 10" score lines, and valley fold the 4" and 8" score lines.

4. Then I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Gerbera Blooms Stamp set on white CS.

5. I first stamped the outline pieces with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Gold embossing powder.

6. For the base layer of the flowers I used Rose Madder ink and for the innermost layer I used Plum ink from Ranger.

7. For the base layer of the leaves I used Leaf Green ink and for the third layer I used Fern Green ink from Ranger.

8. Next, I picked up a few pattern papers from Papermania Blueprint collection and adhered them on to the card base. 

9. I fussy cut all the stamped elements and adhered them on the front panel of the gate fold.

10. The two flowers were glued on the two panels of the gatefold in such a way that they overlapped the other panel on closing.

11. I added two metal brads on two sides of the gatefold to wind the string around it and to create a closure for the card.

12. The twine has to be unwound to open up the card.

13. I stamped the custom sentiment from Brushed Alphas Stamp set on a tag die cut and attached it to one of the brads.

14. Lastly, I added a metal embellishment on two corners of the card front, and glued a die cut in the middle part of the card to have space for the message."




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