Friday, 8 April 2016

Playing with Mendhika & Simply Alphas Stamp Set!!


     Good morning dear friends!! It's me, PonMalar, back again with a few more cards to share using Mudra Stamp sets.
     Let me start with a note of thanks for all those lovely ladies who poured their love for us ~ the Mudra Creative team & for joining us in the fun!! And I must say, there is a lot more fun coming your way. 
     Without further delay let's begin our crafty journey.

     Today we are gonna be seeing 6 different cards I made using two versatile stamp sets from Mudra ~ Mendhika & Simply Alphas. And I'm so happy to say that I designed the Mendhika stamp set & so I enjoyed a lot working with them.

Card 1
     Vellum flowers & a grungy border.






  • Heat embossed the leaves and two flowers in two different sizes in vellum using black embossing powder & then fussy cut them.
  • Took a Iris SG white card base & stamped the border stamp using versamark ink & coated with black embossing powder. 
  • Now comes the fun part, I took a dry round tip paint brush & dabbed at the embossing powder. It takes away powder from random areas & once heat embossed, it gives a grungy look. Cool eh!!
  • Layered the flowers on the card using matte medium & adhered the leaves too. 
  • The blank space can be used to add a stamped sentiment or handwritten note. (I haven't yet decided whether I want this one to be a birthday card or a wedding card!!) 


Card 2
     ATC in CAS style.






  • Made the vellum flower & leaves in the same way as above; only this time I colored them on the back using inexpensive pink, purple & green markers.
  • Made splatters of pink & green distress inks on a card base, arranged the flower & leaves.
  • And adhered it to a black card stock & voila,, a colorful ATC.


Card 3
     Henna ~ Floral Wreath.







  • Drew an oval shape on a white card stock as a guide, stamped & embossed the flowers and leaves in black embossing powder using partial masking technique. 
  • Now came the fun part of coloring, used water mixed with gold perfect pearls & distress inks to color the images. The shine that it brings about is just gorgeous, I love this. 
  • Fussy cut the floral wreath & adhered it to a striped pattern paper. Then fussy cut the pattern paper peeking through the center of the wreath.
  • Finally adhered it to a black card base & my card is ready.


Card 4
     Anything & everything for a background.




This is about creating a card with only a few supplies. 

  • I used one of the flower centers & stamped it repeatedly on a black card stock and embossed it in gold. Now I have my own background. [ Copyrighted, hehe ;) ]
  • Fussy cut 3 banners, then heat embossed their borders in gold. Sentiment is from Simply Alphas stamp set, embossed in white.
  • Adhered the banners to the 'background card' using black foam tape.
  • I also heat embossed a golden border in the card base to finish the style.


Card 5 
     Colorful Alphabets.





  • I created a background using Black embossed resist technique shared by Jennifer McGuire a few days back.
  • Stamped the alphabets randomly using colorful pigment ink on a white card stock. Heat embossed them using clear embossing powder & then colored the entire card using a water based black marker. The embossed alphabets resist the black, creating a cool neon effect. 
  • Made the Happy Birthday banners & put them all together for my card.


Card 6
     Smile ~ Pretty in Pink






  • Cut out cute little tags from pink card stock, stamped & embossed the letters S-M-I-L-E using white embossing powder. 
  • Adhered a pink striped design pattern paper to my card base, and sponged the border using pink distress ink. 
  • Drew a pink line to hang my letters & then adhered the S-M-I-L-E tags using white foam tape and added glossy accents. 
  • A quick & easy card. 

Stamp Sets used:
     1. Mendhika 
             A versatile set ~ there are 4 different centers for the flowers , few flourishes, a paisley design & a border stamp. Such an amazing array of possibilities with this one.
             Do check out Gayatri & Parul's take on this set. 




     2. Simply Alphas
             An awesome add to your stamp collection ~ the addition of repeated letters allows you to form several words at the same time.
             Do check out our GD Neha Bhatt's take on this set. 



♥♥ Dream, Create, Inspire ♥♥
Thank you so much for your visits & comments. It means a lot to me & my awesome team ♥

Love,
PonMalar.



32 comments:

  1. Wow!!! All creations are stunning!! Love how you created own backgrounds!! Gold embossing one is awesome ! Great job Pon Malar!

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    1. Thank you so much dear ♥ glad you like them..

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  2. wow!!! such amazing cards!!! each one is a stand out!!! the floral wreath is really fabulous! xx

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    1. Thank you so much dear ♥ I do love that one especially because of all the patient fussy cutting I did :)

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  3. Pon, all are stunning creations in your awesome style and I love your take on Mendhika!!! I love how you used the alpha set to create beautiful background and smile shiny banner!

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    1. Thank you so much dear ♥ so sweet of you to appreciate every single one :)

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  4. Oh SO lovely projects!!! Absolutely loved those painstaking fussy cut job...It brought in such awesomeness in the work!!! Keep Inspiring sweet Doc... :)

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    1. Thank you so much sweets ♥ I actually loved fussy cutting all those, it was fun :)

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  5. Gorgeous cards, Pon! Loved the Mendhika stamp set ! :)
    Suchi xx

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    1. Wow, thank you so much dear ♥

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  6. Beautiful array of cards pon...loved the first card pretty much with so much white space :) Mendhika stamp is beautifully designed :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear ♥ I like that one too, the black & white combo turned out good :)

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  7. Beautiful array of cards pon...loved the first card pretty much with so much white space :) Mendhika stamp is beautifully designed :)

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  8. Wonderful cards PonMalar ,I loved the use of various techniques ,the vellum flowers look Elegant and the neon alphabets are my favorite !!

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    1. Thank you so much dear ♥ ever since I saw Jennifer try that technique, I fell in love with that & so glad it came out well :) :)

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  9. Wonderful cards PonMalar ,I loved the use of various techniques ,the vellum flowers look Elegant and the neon alphabets are my favorite !!

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  10. Gorgeous projects dear :) am totally in love with the vellum flowers & neon alphas.! Great job with the fussy cut wreath <3

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  11. Gorgeous projects dear :) am totally in love with the vellum flowers & neon alphas.! Great job with the fussy cut wreath <3

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous creations. These stamps are amazing. X

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  13. Gorgeous cards, Pon Malar. Loved the vellum card and the distress ink splatter card. Lovely. :)

    - Aimless Sunny

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    1. Thank you so much ♥ have a nice day..

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  14. Gorgeous creations ,love each one of them .Happy Crafting
    Cheers

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    1. Thank you so much ♥ so happy that you like all of them , thank you :) have fun..

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  15. Gorgeous creations ,love each one of them .Happy Crafting
    Cheers

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  16. Gorgeous cards Malar.....In this 1st and 3rd card is outstanding design.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Suzna ♥ your appreciation means a lot to us..

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  17. wat a great feeling to make cards with stamps designed by you yourself :)
    awesome cards :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear Archana ♥ hugs...

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  18. Awesome set of cards Malar!!! Love the way you have manipulated the Mendhika set!!!
    love your velum floral card a lot!!!

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