Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Spotlight Technique Pictorial & more inspiration

Hello Everyone,

Today I am here to share a Pictorial for our on-going challenge and some more inspiration using different technique. Let me start with a brief introduction about Spotlight.

In general words, Spotlight means: a lamp projecting a narrow, intense beam of light directly on to a place or person, especially a performer on stage.

The same way we highlight a particular object, character in our stamping, which is known as Spotlight Technique in card making.

Now, I will show you a small pictorial for my card. Let’s start,


A step by step process for first card, as below:

Products I have used here are:
  • Butterfly flutters and Wishing You Stamp Set
  • Masking Sheet
  • Impresso Acrylic Block
  • White Texture cardstock and Bielo Cardstock
  • Archival Jet Black Ink
  • Steadler Luna Watercolour Pencil
  • Sugar Plum Mix Sequins

Step 1:
  • First I took Masking Sheet and a white texture sheet and stamped largest butterfly from “Butterfly Flutters” stamp set.
  • Next I have colored one butterfly which is stamped on white texture cardstock and Second butterfly I fussy cut so that I can use it as a Mask.

Step 2:
  • For creating a background, I have placed coloured butterfly on center of Bielo cardstock and mark lines around butterfly.
  • Next, I have placed Butterfly Mask at same place where the colored butterfly area marked.

Step 3:
  • Then I have stamped the same butterfly on left and right side of the center butterfly.
  • Now moving to next butterfly stamping. I have removed center masked butterfly and placed on left butterfly which is just stamped.
  • And then as same as earlier, I have stamped another butterfly. (Note: I have placed rough white printing paper under my working cardstock so that my mat won’t stained due to archival ink).
  • I temporary attach my colored butterfly to see how it looks.

Step 4:
  • For creating Spotlight technique, I have colored or make the background grey wash (colored with black and grey color pencil) so that it look alike darker background.
  • Then I have placed my colored Butterfly and adhere it at the center of the cardstock.
  • Embellish it with “Wishing you” stamp set and Sugar Plum Sequins.

That’s it. Some More Photos to show you.


Some Brief Info, how I have made this card.

  • As you can see I have used Distress Oxide Inks ( Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Blue Print, and Iced Spruce). I smudged this inks on an acetate sheet and spray a lot water to give a watercolor background.
  • The Wreath I have made using "Ferns and Leaves" Stamp set (July Release) using different Distress Oxide Ink. I just love this stamp set.
  • Fussy cut the outer side of the wreath and for the inside part I have die cut using circle stitched die and stamped using "Wishing you" stamp set. And adhere the fussy part with foam double sided tape and die cut adhered flat with tacky tape.
  • For the sentiment I have use the same stamp set (Wishing you) and adhere it with foam double sided tape.
  • To complete my card I have used Harvest Sequins.
Some more photos

Now Lets move to my last card,


This is one of my favorite card. A simple and elegant look.

Some brief info about this card:

  • I have started with stamping "Fancy Flourish" stamp set using versamark clear ink and sprinkle silver embossing powder and heat it with heat tool.
  • For flower arrangements I have used "Wild Rose" stamp set, stamped with black archival ink and give a grey wash color with steadler luna watercolor pencil and fuzzy cut it.
  • Then for some die cut I have took circle stitch die and border die-cut from silver mirror paper and a circle from bielo cardstock (Stamped using "Universal Love" and another is  "Wishing you")
  • I have adhered both frame and circle die-cut with foam double sided tape. And with the same manner I have adhere and arrange "Wild Roses" on a left side of the circle.
  • To finish my card I have adhered some heart die-cuts.
Some more photos

I hope I have inspired you today. There is a still time to participate in our challenge. For more inspiration and tutorials , follow MUDRA Blog for daily updates. 

 Challenge #12

See you soon with some more tutorial and inspirations till then happy crafting.

Products used:

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Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE

Monday, 14 August 2017

The Spotlight Technique

Hi, everybody! Today with you Ekaterina Oleynik. And I want to show you the cards on a new task of the blog : Spotlight Technique


First card

1. On a white cardboard I have stamped flowers black ink from a set of stamps "Persian Elements".
2. For masking I cut out a triangle from paper. I have pasted on the middle of a background.
3. Without leaving a border of a triangle I have painted with markers flowers.
4. I have turned a mask by 180 degrees. I have painted over a background between flowers a black marker.
5. Sentiments stamped "Geometric Nature" to black ink. and white heat embossed it.

Second card

1. On a white cardboard I have stamped flowers black ink from a set of stamps "Persian Elements".
2. I have painted separate flowers with markers and I cut out them.
3. On a black cardboard I have made sentimen by means of a hot embossing and white powder.
4. I have pasted all elements on a background.

Products Used


Happy Crafting!!! :-)

Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

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

Saturday, 12 August 2017

The Spotlight Technique with a Twist

Hi there - it's Linda here with you today. 
I've thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the gorgeous inspiration everyone has been posting for this month's Spotlight Challenge.  


For my spotlight card I thought I'd use a stencil and create a continuous pattern with parts of the pattern spotlighted in eye catching colours...


You can see how my card was created in the video below or in HD on the Mudra You Tube channel -


Products used on Card #1 -

For my second card today I went very clean and simple...


I created a water coloured panel with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers (Dark Pink/Cobalt Blue/Persian Green and Yellow) and cut it out with a Fishtail Flag Die. 
I then stamped the sentiment from 'Wishing You' in Versamark Onyx Black Ink.
I created a few teeny roses and leaves by colouring straight onto the stamp with the Zig Markers, stamping and then fussy cutting.


Products used on Card #2 -


I was delighted to be able to play with new July release goodies for Card #3 and chose the 'Fern and Leaves' Stamp Set -


First off I sponged Distress Oxide Inks around the card base - Worn Lipstick/ Cracked Pistachio/ Fossilized Amber and Wilted Violet.
I then stamped a variety of images over these blended areas with the same DO colours.
I spritzed the piece with water and allowed it to dry.
I then added some shine by spraying with a solution of Perfect Pearls.


I chose a sentiment from the new 'Persian Elements' stamp set and stamped it on vellum with Versamark Ink and embossed it with Nuvo Gold Embossing Powder.
I then trimmed this piece and wrapped it around the card panel, securing on the back before adhering the whole piece to my card front.
A smattering of Mudra sequins were added as a finishing touch.

Products used on Card #3 -


Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

I'm off to check out the latest entries in this month's Spotlight Challenge - I hope you'll have some time to enter - we would love to see your card!

Linda :)