Mudra and more...

Hi everyone! I am back sharing a collection of projects for the month of April.  If you have not seen the new release be sure to check it out there are so many gorgeous new chipzeb available this month: shaker pieces, frames, nested shapes etc... so be sure to have a look at what is new in the Mudra store!   
If you missed the release click the link :

Envelope Mini

  • For my first project I created a envelope mini by simply taking two kraft envelopes and adhered them together. You will take the flaps from one of the envelope 1 and slide it into the inside of envelope 2.  Apply some glue to ensure it doesn't come apart.

  • Then you will cover with your chosen patterned paper by cutting each to 5.25 x 5.25
  • Next you will take the remaining flap from envie 1 and adhere it to the mini front but you will apply the glue only to the outer edge of the envelope flap so it will then create a pocket. 
  • Now adhere your Mudra Leafy Swirls chipzeb to the front along with the "Adore" sentiment from your Floral Frames set to finish the overall look.  You can apply color to the chipzeb but I chose to leave it bare because I love the natural look which blends with almost any patterned paper due to it being such a versatile color. 
  • To make the kraft flowers you will use your Gardenia dies and diecut a total of 2 large and 6 smaller gardenias to make the flower clusters.
  • To give the flowers color I used distress ink in peeled paint to ink the outer edge and centers of each bloom.  Once done adhere to one another staggered to give them a fuller look.
  • I then covered the larger tag from the Simple Tags chipzeb set to place inside the front pocket on the envelope mini
Watercolor Bouquet

  • For my next project I created some floral fun using watercolors and Flower Bunch stamp set.
  • I first stamped the image onto some watercolor paper using a hybrid ink in black which works well for watercolors
  • I then colored he image using Zig Clean Color pens.  I went for a fun bright look to bring these newly bloomed flowers to live. 
Floral & Textures
  • For my third project I created this piece with papers from the Beary Hugs collection to go along with our challenge.  I added some texture my stamping with Rustic Diamond stamp using distress ink and a touch of texture paste

  •  I added the frames chipzeb as the main background piece for the flower arrangement and used the sentiment with Tiny Tags along the top of my card.  I love these tag sentiments because it is so hard to find tiny sentiments for those small places and these are just perfect

  • I made these flowers with foamiran and the Gardenia dies and touched it up with some chipzeb leaves and sprinkled some shimmer glass for some added texture.  Now on to my final project for today. Last but not least......
Simple Fun

  • To close my day off I am sharing this easy birthday card using your Beary Hugs collection.  This set is amazing because you get pieces you can diecut from the sheet of patterned paper.  The paper has such a nice thickness to it there is no need to adhere the diecut pieces to another sheet of paper for fear of it bending.
  • So simply fussy cut one of the bears and adhere it to your card front and you can literally make 5 to 10 cards from just one of the sheets of paper.
This closes my post for today and now for some fun stuff: 

The challenge this month is "Floral and Texture" some people have asked me for some detail which I have provided: 

Florals: Use handmade flowers using dies, punches, stamps or store bought flowers.

Textures: Make use of any pastes such as embossing or textures with your stencils, heat emboss, visual textures by using color layers or tactile textures such as burlap, laces or frills.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!!

Art and Craft Store, Moira
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia (Exclusively for International Customers)

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