Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Diwali Cards

Welcome friends to a picture loaded Diwali post. All these cards are created using the brand new Diwali release from Mudra.

Card 1

 - On a Neenah Card Stock panel stamp the Diwali Layer Stamp set using Sunflower and Leaf Archival Ink.
 -  Layered the first panel on a red card stock. Stamp small diya on the corners.
 - Gold embossed the sentiment.

Card 2

  - The Corner Filigree is gold embossed.
  - The Diya is stamped using layered stamp set.
  - Created a border with the small element from the stamp collection using leaf sentiment.

Card 3

     - This card is little offbeat from usual Diwali Colors. To celebrate noise free and Green Diwali, used all leaf stamp from Mudra and repeatedly stamped using various shades of green ink.
    - Die the border with a decorative border die from my stash.
    - Finished the card with Diwali Sentiments using Archival Vermilion Ink.

Card 4

 - The panel is created smudging some distress ink.
 - Gold embossed the Tall Diya, used it as a slim panel on a gold card stock.
 -  The panel is layered on an other panel which is stamped again with some stamp elements.

Card 5

 - Created a panel using a stencil from Mudra. On which stamped the bold stamp using Archival black ink.
 -  Layered the panel at the center on a background red card stock.
 - Created a top and bottom border using the small diwali stamp elements.

Card 6

 On a White card stock did some layered stamping and created a toran at the top of the card.
- Gold embossed the bold Happy Diwali and double layered on a gold card stock.
- Double layered on a gold card stock


Would love to see what you create and participate in our ongoing challenge HERE.

Monday, 16 October 2017

An Embossing Extravaganza - video and cards with Linda

Hi there - great to have you here on the Mudra blog today.
I've been having a tonne of embossing fun with a whole range of old and new Mudra stamps and have 3 cards and a video to share with you today.


You can see how all three cards are created on my video. I hope you enjoy watching it below or in HD on the Mudra You Tube Channel -





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Happy Papercrafting!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Diwali cards Inspiration

Hello all,

Ria on this side with some more Diwali Cards Inspiration with the most fabulous Diwali release from the house of  Mudra.

Moving on to the projects:

Project 1:

  • I took a black cardstock and applied white pigment ink as shown in the picture.
  • Meanwhile, I stamped the diya from the Diwali Decors, fussy cut it and adhered it to the cardstock.
  • I have embossed the sentiment from Diwali Sentiments.

Project 2:

  • I have blended pigment inks on Neenah Avalanche white cardstock.
  • Then stamped the sentiment from Diwali Sentiments.
  • I have stamped the diya from Diwali Decors with a great shadow (2 layered) from the same set.
  • I have stamped the sentiment Happy Diwali from the same set.
  • Lastly, finished off the card with stamped corner images from Henna Elements with Dye ink.

Project 3:

  • I have blended distress inks on a white cardstock.
  • Then I have made a texture paste with glue, white acrylic color and talcum powder and mixed Distess reinker (fewdrops) of twisted citron to it.
  • I have applied the texture paste through Mandala Stencil and let it dry.
  • Meanwhile, I have stamped the image from Diwali Decors, fussy cut it and adhered it to the CS.
  • I have stamped and embossed the Rangoli design from Festival of Lights on a vellum, fussy cut it and adhered it.
  • Finished it off with Radium Green Couture Sequin Mix and die cuts.

Project 4:

  • I have watercolored a white cardstock with distress reinkers.
  • I have stamped the images from Henna Elements and Deepavali sets and embossed them white.
  • I have stamped and embossed the sentiment from Diwali Sentiments set.
Supplies used:


Do not forget to participate in our current monthly challenge- October Challenge #14

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Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

Hope you have liked the projects.
Happy Diwali and Happy crafting!!!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Almost one layer cards in festive colours

Hi Everyone,

Mirella here with another set of cards for you. 

Today, I want to share some lovely almost-one-layer cards with you, with the use of festive colours. I had loads of fun with this colour palette, and since I love the use of gold on my cards - I was in the zone ;o) Note that none of my cards are actually properly one-layer ones, however they totally could be - with a bit of masking and/or better planning... I simply rarely plan on making one layer cards, and I automatically start with a small panel of cardstock, which I then need to mount on card bases... 

CARD 1 - Any occasion/masculine card

1. For my panel, I used some kraft coloured cardstock. I love this particular one for Copic colouring, as it gives really nice results. 
2. I stamped the boarders from the new "Madhubani Borders" stamp set in a somewhat symmetrical way, and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. 
3. Next, I coloured them with my Copics, making sure not to touch the tips of my markers on the embossing too much - some say it can ruin your markers, so it's good to be careful!
4. I then created a card base, and adhered strips of gold mirror paper on each side. 
5. Finally, I adhered my coloured & embossed panel. 
6. I didn't add any sentiment to the front of the card, since the design is nice and busy by itself. I will add something inside, when I need to post the card to someone, and know the occasion. I think it makes for a great masculine card, too! 

CARD 2 - Because I am obsessed with butterflies

1. This is a very simple but pretty card, and it would be quite good for mass-production, if needed.
2. I started with ink-blending my background, with the use of Distress Inks and a stencil. I used Candied Apple for the base coat, and then sponged some Fired Brick through the stencil. For some additional interest and shimmer, I also added a thin layer of Delicata Golden Glitz ink on top of the Fired Brick. It looks fantastic in real life!
3. I heat embossed the sentiment & the butterfly in gold, directly on top of the inked panel (TIP: make sure your inks are good and dry before you attempt heat embossing on top - otherwise, your embossing powder will stick to everything!). I actually heat embossed all the elements twice - one on top of the other, to make them a little bit "puffier" (a stamp positioning tool like a MISTI comes handy for that, but if you're careful enough, you can achieve the same result with regular stamping blocks).
4. Next, I adhered the panel to a white card base, making it a bit off-set. 
5. As a final touch, I added a trail of golden sequins behind the butterfly. 

CARD 3 - Celebrate the colours!

1. I think this is my favourite of the three, as I absolutely love the colour combination here!
2. I started with a white card panel, and heavily blended some Distress Inks on top of it - I used Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Candied Apple, and some more Picked Raspberry on the very bottom. 
3. Once the panel was completely dry, I stamped some leaves with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, and heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder. The heat embossing is totally optional here, but it gives the leaves a nice shine and some dimension. 
4. I also stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the panel, and heat embossed it in gold. 
5. Finally, I added some splatters - both with clean water, and with some diluted Delicata Golden Glitz Ink - these made the background look truly magical :o)
6. Since I didn't start with a card base, but only with a small panel (initially, I was planning on doing some die-cutting, etc, but I didn't think this design needed it in the end), I had to adhere the panel to a card base. 

Hope you've enjoyed these!

If - like me - you got inspired by the gorgeous festive colours, please remember to join us in the current challenge - you can find more details here. Simply remember to follow the Colour Palette. 

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Have a great day,