I started cardmaking with expensive stamps and now seeing indian make mudra stamps bringing out beautiful designs,how could I not make these cards with them.
Its always nice to send cards to your friends and surprise them right? Doesnt sending something handmade make them feel even more special instead of texting them happy friendship day? I listed out my firends and decided to send them handmade cards this year so I am on a marathon cardmaking spree! Here is a simple set of cards that I made using our own made in India Mudra stamps. Earlier they used to be known as Varna’s creations and recently they have rebranded as Mudra stamps. In fact last year I did make a christmas card using their stamps if you remember. If you want to buy mudra stamps, do visit mudra stamps blog for realease updates and inspirations 🙂
Materials I used in this friendship card :
- Mudra stamps : BUtterfly set
- Jillibean soup handwritten sentiments stamp
- Hero arts friends stamps
- Black versafine ink
- Zig brushpens ( use any colors you have)
- Cardstock ( I have used white on white – fabriano)
- Colored inkpads ( I have used various shades from mementoes dewdrop inks)
- Glue, double sided tape and some washi tape
How I made these cute butterfly friendship cards using Mudra stamps
First of all take a blank cardstock ( i have used fabriano) and stamp your butterfly in black. If you are planning to watercolor, I would advise you to use waterproof inks like archival inks. If you are mass producing the cards, then stamp many butterflies from the mudra stamps and color them all together.
Once stamped, I used zig real brush pens to color the butterflies with matching shades. I just love the bright shades of the zigs but you could use any color like distress inks, watercolors, watercolor pencils anything.I handcut the mudra stamps butterflies with sciccors leaving abount 2mm gap from the outline. Once all the butterflies were ready, I started working on the background for the card.
For background, I cut out a small panel by diving a4 size into 4 equal parts. I stamped the sentiment which says : friends make the world a better place ( my sentiment stamping is so bad!) almost along the bottom of the panel in shaded matching to my butterflies. Thereafter, I stamped this tiny butterfly image from Hero arts friends stampset in black in a not so prominent pattern. I decided to fix the butterfly somewhere around the edge of the sentiment but I felt the card was too blah.
So i added a little pop of gold at the edge 🙂
The I reduced the width of the panel so that it was going to be smaller than by card base and on my card base, I pasted this gold glitter washi tape along one edge.On top of this, I pasted my stamped panel which was aligned with right side edge matched to the base. You can try any variant to add a little pop of colors and glitters in ways you can imagine 🙂
Once this was done, I used double sided tape to stick the butterflies around the sentiments and the card was done!
So do you guys own any mudra stamps? Let me know how you felt about owning Indian make stamp 🙂 And also if you are making friends cards, I would love to get some inspirations for my future cards 🙂