Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Dreamy Blooms & Retirement Dreams

     Good morning friends :)
     Happy day!! PonMalar here today with 3 cards made using 2 stamp sets from the May release of Mudra stamps.

Card 1



  • I used the layered floral stamps from Botanical blooms stamp set to stamp the flowers using distress inks in shades of blue. Distress inks don't give a crisp stamping & that was what I was after. 
  • Then used my TCW stencil & sponged around the flowers to create some background text. 
  • Then sponged blue & vintage photo distress ink all around to create a border. 
  • On the main blue card base, I smooched the vintage photo ink pad directly at angles to create a grungy background & then adhered my front panel to finish my card.


Card 2



  • Decided to create a card with layers using the layered blooms.
  • Stamped the flowers & leaves from Botanical blooms set using distress inks in shades of purple & green respectively. 
  • I lightly sponged the edges with vintage photo distress ink to create a slight vintage look. (Couldn't capture that in the photos!!)
  • Then fussy cut those flowers & leaves and kept them aside.
  • Tore a piece of kraft card stock & sponged the edges with vintage photo distress ink. Heat embossed the sentiment using brown pigment ink.
  • Used a kraft card stock for my main panel & sponged the edges with vintage photo distress ink. Also added few splatters of the same to create some interest to the background.
  • Finally adhered the flowers & the sentiment using double sided adhesive & foam tapes.



Card 3 




  • A CAS Retirement card using an element I designed, yay. 
  • I cut out masks for the ground from a scrap card stock & used green distress inks to create a landscape.
  • Used the same technique to sponge the sun using yellow, orange & red distress ink.
  • Heat embossed the beach chair in black & fussy cut it & pasted it on the front panel using a strong liquid glue.
  • Finally stamped the sentiment in black archival ink to finish my card.

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     That finishes my cards for today & did you hear the happy news about Mudra stamps being available at one more online craft site!! Yep, Craftadda is also housing our stamps now. Isn't that wonderful :) <3 Do hop on to check our collections at.....
And don't forget about the DT call for Mudra Creative Team!! Only 4 more days to go & do apply if interested :) 


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

Love,
Pon Malar.

24 comments:

  1. Love all your beautiful creations, especially the sunrise/ sunset scene, awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much Vinita. Love your works too, keep creating :) :)

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  2. Awesome Malar!! Beautiful they are.. I just love the blueeee flowers :) And your retirement card is just perfect!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear. Glad your fav color flowers are there :) :) XOXO

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  3. All are beautiful.I love the retirement card a lot its stunning.

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    1. Thank you so much Akshma :) :) cheers..

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  4. Beautiful cards dear :) the blue monochromatic scheme is superb & love the vintage look on the second one.. The retirement card is simply awesome with the vibrant & stunning scene :) <3

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    1. Thank you so much sweets :) <3 such sweet words, feels awesome to hear them from you <3

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  5. Beautiful cards...Blue florals are so catchy with touch of browns..Next vintagey look card is so nice...Final card is my fave with wonderful sponging...more like a picturesque scene

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    1. Thank you so much Sathya :) :) wanted a relaxing scene for retirement & went with it, happy how it turned out :) :)

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  6. Fabulous cards. Loved those blooms and the scenery you created for retirement card.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words :) :)

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  7. wow! such bright blue layered floral card. Its fabulous. The retirement card is stunning. Great creations!!! xx

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    1. Thank you so much dear GV :) <3 <3

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  8. Loved the cards with layered bloom ..the bloom are gorgeous and I liked the grungy look you gave the cards !Superb inking on retirement card ,I loved the vibrancy of the card :)

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    1. Thank you dear Pooja :) <3 your comment made me so happy,, love all your works & enjoyed your fabulous cards here :) :)

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  9. Lovely cards Doc!! that sun is sooo amazing...

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  10. Lovely cards Doc!! that sun is sooo amazing...

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  11. Beautiful cards!! Love the retirement card!! The layering flowers are awesome!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words :) :)

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  12. Wow. Gorgeous cards! Love how seamlessly you've blended distress inks in your cards.

    - Khushboo Gandhi

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    1. Thank you so much dear Khushboo :) :) that means a lot as I always have trouble blending them :) :*

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