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Mudra Guest Designer – Disha

by Manasa Priya

Good Morning Everyone ,

We are here today with our Guest Designer of the month, Disha. She is the winner of our October challenge and has made some beautiful cards for the same. Let’s hear about Disha and her Crafting Journey in her words.

Mudra stamps guest designer blog post on card making

 

Hello everyone,

I am so glad and honored to be a guest designer for my favorite brand: Mudra. This is an opportunity of the lifetime for me ,really. It really feels great to be here and showcase my creativity.

My name is Disha, a software engineer by day and night and a crafter all throughout. I love to work with different art forms and try to learn new art form and combine them together for the fun of it. If I am not crafting, I love to go hiking, cycling and learn new forms of cooking & reading books.

My crafting journey started long back from the time I was a little kid. Sounds funny though, but I used to do a lot of art on newspaper (As my mom used to tell me) and I have bag full of cards and drawing from my school days too. I never bought any card ever from the store to give it to my friends and relatives, all were handmade since my childhood.

Having said that, the serious crafting horizon expanded since last 5 yrs. And I have worked on multiple projects since then (Mixed media, card making, murals, albums making, Quillography, flower making, home décor, decoupage etc.) I love participating in the challenges to keep myself on my toes and it helps my creative juices flow a lot more.

Now coming to the projects I created, I have made 2 cards for the post today, one using the same stamp set, which I used to participate in the Mudra challenge and an another one.

Hello dear crafty friends,

 

I have created 2 cards today, the details for them are as follows:

1) Hearty Wishes:

 

I have created this card using the same stamp set, which I have used to create my challenge entry for Mudra monthly challenge #34. I love this stamp set soo soo much, because I love peacocks a lot and this stamp set is so well designed, it’s pure happiness whenever I use this stamp set. I have used this stamp set to create mandala art, to create cards (traditional and non traditional) way, bookmarks etc. and I plan to use it more in other ways in future too.

For this card, inspite of just coloring the peacocks, I decided to keep them simple, to show the beauty of the stamp set using the gold embossing powders. I then fussy cut the peacocks and set them aside.

For the card base, I used the feather which comes in the same stamp set and go over for stamping the whole card base with gold ink and let it dry.

Then, to give the card a modern look, I used traditional peacock shades (Green, blue, cyan) and cut small paper stripes out of those and stuck them together, to give a finite look on both sides of the Peacock stamp set.

Also, I have cut a circle die and watercolored the individual hearts inside it using metallic watercolors and then adhered them together like enjoying a fun puzzle game. and the inside of circle is created using the distress inks (same color combos as the paper strips) , to give it a wholesome look. Then added a sentiment: Hearty wishes.

Once done, arranged all pieces together and you can see for yourself how it came along.

The way I created this card, you can use it for any occasion like festivals or sending best wishes on occasions, because it has a traditional yet modern touch to it.

 

2) You make me Smile:

 

Anything floral, attracts me like a butterfly to the flowers, if you follow me on social media, you can see what I mean to say here.

I love Mudra’s roses stamp set so much, that I have used that also, multiple times till now and wish to use it more and more with many mediums and techniques like pencils, metallic watercolors, no line coloring etc. etc. It is so beautifully designed by the illustrator and curated by the team Mudra.

This time, I decided to use the whole stamp set (no parts of it) and went for a no-line coloring on the same. Also, I had never tried a purple rose till now, so I pondered on that opportunity with this creation here.

I have stamped the image with Antique linen distress ink on the Arches cold pressed watercolor paper for a no-line watercoloring. I have used zig markers majorly to give the base layers using multiple shades or pinks, purples.

Once all the base layers were done, I went over with Faber Castell polychromos pencils to go into the nooks and crannies for giving the coloring more depth.

Then, finally, I have splattered the entire creation with gold metallic watercolors, to give it a subtle shine, which is so hard to catch in the photos though.

Then, I adhered the card onto a back top folding card-base and finished it using the sentiment from the same stamp set.

 

 

 

 

Hope you have liked my creations for this post and I want to give Mudra a big thanks for always coming up with beautiful and creative products and the amazing and inspiring DT team members.

Much love,

Disha

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