Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Beyond your comfort zone..!!

 Good morning dear friends!!

     It's PonMalar here today, sharing a bunch of cards I made using the April Mudra Stamps. First I would like to thank all my crafty friends who share tons of inspiration here at our FB page using Mudra stamps 

     Sharing here today 4 cards I made which were definitely beyond my comfort zone; how you can push your limited supplies & your imagination to the very limits :) 

Card: 1 
     Galaxy background with water colors.



  • It was my first time trying a galaxy background & I must say this was so much fun. I used Camel water colors for this & they turned out good I guess :) 
  • Went crazy with shades of blue, purple, red, orange & black; drying completely with a heat tool between each colors.
  • Once done, darkened the borders using black distress ink.
  • Added white splatters using diluted gesso.
  • Stamped & embossed the dream catcher and sentiments using white embossing powder.

Stamp set used:
     Dream Catcher 


Note: Small update in this design has been made with the may release is, The tini tiny leaf was removed due to manufacturing and handling difficulties. The above is the updated version. 



Card: 2
     Silhouette at Sunset



  • I used ink smooching technique with distress inks, red orange & yellow. 
  • Make sure to dry the first layer of colors completely (with a heat tool) & then start with the next color; this makes the pigments to get fixed & the second color seeps into it giving us cool patterns with sharp borders.
  • Made sure to leave a grungy white border & pasted it onto a black card stock.
  • Stamped & embossed the girl, branch and sentiments using black embossing powder.
  • Finally mounted it using foam tapes.

Stamp set used:
     Happy girl & Cutie Tweety





Card: 3
     Make your own pattern papers.



  • I used the Flourish pattern repeatedly on a color card stock & embossed it in clear to create beautiful patterned paper.
  • Cut them into blocks to add some fun to my card. Used the colors red, yellow & orange as it correlates with the image I had planned for my card.
  • Embossed the mushroom, caterpillar & sentiments in black.
  • Colored them using Uniball posca markers. Hand drawn grass blades to finish the scene. 
  • Scribbled a border in matching colors.
  • And finally assembled it all in my card using tacky tape & foam tape.

Stamp set used:
     Magical mushroom & Flourish Pattern



Card: 4 
     CAS using 3 colors




  • Used the 3 feathers to create a bunch at the top left corner using orange & yellow pigment inks. 

  • While stamping the border slightly offset it to create a cool effect.
  • Added few more feathers in red & orange using the border stamp alone.
  • Stamped the sentiment in black archival ink onto a banner & assembled everything together using foam tape.

Stamp set used:
Dream Catcher & Purely Sentiments



     Hope you had fun, I sure did. And I think that's all for today!! Oh yeah, did I mention you can now get Mudra stamps now at your favorite craft stores ♥ Yep, TheCraftShop & Lulupu Store has them now. Do hop on to start hoarding :) 

Take care, have fun, keep on crafting 

♥♥ Dream, Create, Inspire ♥♥
Thank you so much for your visits & comments, they mean a lot to us ♥


Love,
PonMalar.



24 comments:

  1. Love these super array of Awesome cards...SO bright and vibrant :) Love it, Ponmalar :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear Sathya ♥ XOXO

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  2. Wow.! Just awesome Malar.!! The galaxy & sunset bgs are way too cool.. Has so much depth and vibrance... Luvvv them all <3 :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear Riz ♥ Those are my favorites to..

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  3. Wonderful cards PonMalar !! I loved how you have stretched your creativity beyond your comfort zone :) the galaxy bg is mesmerizing and white embossing pops on it while the silhouette pop beautifully on bright n bold smooshed bg!!

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    1. Thank you so much Pooja ♥ your comment made all the efforts worth it :) :)

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  4. Wonderful cards PonMalar !! I loved how you have stretched your creativity beyond your comfort zone :) the galaxy bg is mesmerizing and white embossing pops on it while the silhouette pop beautifully on bright n bold smooshed bg!!

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  5. The galaxy BG is super cool and I love How your imaginations change into beautiful designing with your stamps, all are amazing creations Pon Malar, love them!

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    1. Thank you so much dear ♥ I love your creations too!! Hugs :)

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  6. Wonderful cards Doc! I loved them all! :)
    Suchi xx

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    1. Thank you so much dear Suchi ♥

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  7. Wow wonderful! Love all your creations! :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear Karthikha ♥ you make pretty cards too..

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  8. Super awesome cards. The galaxy bg is stunning.xx

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    1. Thank you so much dear GV ♥ Waiting to get inspired from yours..

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  9. Very pretty cards!! Love them all... The galaxy bg one is awesome!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Padma ♥ it's my favorite too..

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  10. As usual u rocked .the galaxy bg is awesome.

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    1. Thank you so much dear ♥ hugs.. :)

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  11. Wow amazing techniques in all the cards. And they're all so brilliant, especially the dreamcatcher/galaxy one!
    - Khushboo Gandhi

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    1. Thank you so much Khushboo ♥ your kind words make me happy :)

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  12. Very nice and bright cards Pon. Loved the first galaxy dream catcher card😊

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    1. Thank you so much dear Ruchi ♥

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  13. Wow..wow..wow..like everyone..i like that galaxy one tooo much..

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