Being my crafty and creative self I collected a lot of craft material over the previous year. Decided to put it to good use by making greeting cards and putting them up for sale. While doing so, I stumbled upon the Mudra Craft Stamps Blog. Mudra stamps is an Indian company which makes acrylic stamps, patterned paper, paper-cutting dies etc for crafts and mixed media art. When I read about it I was very proud of the fact that an Indian company is out with such fabulous products at pocket friendly rates. It was quite a drain otherwise, to spend for such expensive products which are also being imported.
Going through the blog, I found a huge creative community creating and designing beautiful products. I also found that they have these challenges where people can design projects and upload their creations. The following is the challenge for December 2017.
The rules allow one to upload 1 to 3 entries. I designed the following handmade greeting card for my first entry into the challenge.
This is an interactive card. I created the red and green christmas background using a stencil and distress inks and then dry embossed it with Mudra Geo Angles stencil. Added Some heat embossed silver snowflakes from Mudra Christmas Decors Stamp set on the water colour paper spinning circle which I attached with the help of a small brad. Inked the circle with distress inks and used water colour smooshing technique with a gold water colour .
I heat embossed "Merry Christmas" in red on some dotted vellum paper using the Mudra Christmas Stamp set and embellished the sentiment with some gold and silver sequins.
Next I stamped the cute little Santa from the Mudra Santa and friends stamp set, coloured it and cut it out to position it on the card.
The first thing peeping through the hole of the spinning circle is "HO! HO! HO!" which is again from the Santa and friends stamp set. I stamped it, trimmed it and pasted in the first position next to Santa.
Next I stamped a Christmas tree, coloured it, trimmed and pasted in the second position 90 degree clockwise.
Next I stamped a gifts image, coloured it, trimmed and pasted 180 degree opposite to "HO! HO! HO!"
In the last position 90 degree clockwise to the gifts I added two ornaments. This was the most enjoyable part. I stamped these from the Mudra Christmas Decors Stamp set, using green and pearlescent pink colours, added golden accents to one and silver to another. Then I passed a golden thread through the top of the golden one and a silver thread through the top of the silver one . I suspended them from top under the spinning circle. These are the green and pink ornaments as in the following picture.
Finally I added small stamps on the circle and the background to match so the small circular window is in the right position every time the circle is spun. I added the "spin me" stamp from the Mudra interactive card stamp set and assembled the card on a folded green cardstock. The card measures 5 inches by 7 inches.
So, this finished my handmade greeting card project, a first entry for the challenge and I will be off to make another one soon. Wish me luck!
Mudra Supplies Used:
(I am only mentioning the Mudra Craft Stamps material here since I have made this for their challenge)
Stamps - Santa and Friends
Stencils - Geo Angles
Yayyy , I got the Top Pick Badge for this challenge