5 March 2017

"Mudra" ~ First Birthday Blog Hop ♥

     Hello and welcome to our “First Birthday Blog Hop”! 
     Yes, Mudra is one year old this month and what an amazing journey it has been so far. And this month, we want to celebrate our big milestone with you because it wouldn’t have been possible without your support. We have so many fun things lined up throughout the month with lots of chances for you to participate and win some cool prizes.
    

     If you have come from Tejal Mehta-Shah you are on the right track. You can check out the complete list of participating blogs on the Mudra Blog
     I can't believe a year went by since we released the first set of stamps for Mudra. And we have come a long way from there. A short note about Mudra stamps, these are clear photo-polymer stamps & they are deep etched. They give you a crisp impression every time you stamp. And because they are deep etched, the edges of the stamp won't smudge the ink when you apply pressure while stamping. 
     And Mudra is the first ever clear stamp manufacturers in India & I'm so glad to be a stamp illustrator in this awesome team. 
     Without further ado let's hop on to my cards. A bit lengthy & picture-crazy post, but please do bear with me guys!!

Card 1


  • For my first card I decided to use a stamp from the first ever release of Mudra & the first ever stamp set I designed ~ Lotus Blooms! 
  • I decided to go with a kind of no-line water coloring for this card. Used a lotus bloom, a bud & leaf stamp from the set.
  • Used Brustro's 300gsm cold pressed water color paper & distress inks for coloring. 
  • Created a border for my watercolor panel using blue pearlescent card stock & mounted in on an A2 sized card. 


Card 2


  • This is yet another card made using a stamp set I designed ~ Eggstasy. This set is so versatile with cute images & beautiful sentiments and it can be easily used to create a card in a jiffy. 
  • I used the egg, faces & the ribbon stamps with a bit of masking to create my first water color panel.
  • For the second water color panel, I used the egg shells & the chick to create a kind of exploding egg. 
  • Then put together both of them as layers with a bit of washi tape decor to finish my card. 


Card 3


  • Used the Happy birthday stamp from Balloons stamp set to put together this shaker card. The sentiment is from Brushed Alphas stamp set. 
  • The details of how I made this card can be found in this video!!

Card 4



  • For this card I decided to use the cute images from Stay Magical stamp set. 
  • Stamped the clouds, shooting star, the castle & the flying unicorn; and reverse stamped the same unicorn & fussy cut them all. 
  • Used two A2 sized cards to create a kind of double fold card. 
  • Fussy cut the front panels to resemble clouds. And sponged distress inks using the cut part to create more clouds. 


  • Finally put them all together & stamped the sentiments to finish my card.


Card 5


  • Yet another card using the Stay Magical stamp set.
  • Stamped the images on Brustro's 300gsm cold pressed water color paper & used distress inks for coloring.
  • Created a border for my watercolor panel using blue pearlescent card stock & mounted in on an A2 sized card.

Video of all 5 cards:
     Linking below, a video of all the 5 cards I made for the blog hop!!


Stamp Sets Used: 







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PRIZES:
     To celebrate, Mudra is giving away a beautiful pack of crafting supplies from Mudra to 1 WINNER, selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.  You have until Wednesday, March 15th at 11:59 PM IST to enter, and the winners will be announced here on Monday, March 20th.
     One Additional Goodie Bag to a random participant sponsored by The Craft Shop, Chennai. 



     And to sweeten the deal, some of our designers in the hop also have giveaways, so make sure to leave comments on all the blogs for a chance to win!

     Your next stop in the hop is Gayatri Viswanathan !!
     Do have fun hopping & playing along with us. 

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

Love,
Pon Malar.

105 comments:

  1. Pon, so many beautiful and clever cards! Lotus stamp is one of my favorites till date and I always get excited to see it in action! I love that the "Eggsited" card has too panels, which makes it super fun. The fold on the Unicorn card with the clouds works so well with the concept! I love each of those cards! Thank you so much for being a part of this hop! Love!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Ujjwal :) It has been a long time since I made cards & so I had fun creating these cards. Love n hugs <3

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  2. Such an array of beautiful cards!!Love them all.

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

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  3. Wow Pon you have been so busy and so beautifully creative. The lotus card has stolen my heart - the colours are so beautiful - a work of art.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Linda. Your appreciation makes me sooo happy. And lotus is my fav too ;) Love n hugs XOXO

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  4. Wow Malar...Beautiful set of cards...Each one is stunning and creative...As always you create amazing card with lotus stamp...

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    1. Thank you dear Sindhu. That lotus set is so close to my heart & somehow the cards turn out good I think :) :) lots of love XOXO..

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  5. Wow! Beautiful cards, Pon! Love how you created that story book look with front & inside of card!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Neha. Coming from you, that's awesome <3 That idea came out of nowhere!! Glad I made it into a card though <3 <3 hugs n kisses <3 <3

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  6. Wow!! So many lovely creations! All cards are nice but I love the first one with Lotus.

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    1. Thank you so much dear <3 yep, that's my favorite too :) lots of love XOXO...

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  7. Woww!! That's a gorgeous set of cards, so vibrant and with magical unicorns! Loved each of them Malar!!

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    1. Thank you so much sweets :) I love this Unicorn set & wanted them to be a magical bunch of cards :) love & hugs dearie XOXO

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  8. Such a beautiful array of cards! Loved each and every design and the coloring is way too brilliant!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Ria :) :) love...

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  9. All cards r amazing!! each & every card show ur effort

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    1. Thank you so much Shilpa :) :) <3 XOXO

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  10. OMG....I was not aware that Eggstacy stamp set is designed by you. I really had lots of fun creating with this stamp set. Lotus stamp set was my first buy from Mudra...its still kept seeled. Thanks for inspiring me to pull out my stash.

    BTW...you created beautiful set of cards. The idea of double panel with Eggstacy stamp is fabulousand your water coloring is amazing.

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    1. OMG!! A note of appreciation from you, I'm literally flying right now <3 <3 Thank you, thank you, thank you so much ma'am :) glad to know lotus set was your first buy, am so eager to see what you're gonna create from that set <3 And I loved all the cards you create for the hop, such a fun & colorful array; love how you play with colors & layers. Thank you once again,, hugs & love XOXO

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  11. Omg,,,, such a fantabulous array of cards sweets.. Every card is unique in its own way.. love all the cardscard 3&4 is fab .. 1,2,5 are simply awesome.. sending you hugs <3
    with love..
    Afreen

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    1. Thank you so much dear Afreen <3 <3 lotus card is my fav too but I'm kinda biased as it is my first design ;) enjoyed making these dear. Loads of love... XOXO

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  12. It awesome to see lovely cards I especially love eggs card nice idea

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    1. Thank you so much dear Mounika <3 <3 hugs....

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  13. What an array of card...I so love the Lotus card...its my ever fave till date!!!
    I love the following and cut for unicorn set...
    Beautiful egg n chick showcased cards....
    Keep rocking dear !!!!

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    1. Thank you so much sweets <3
      Enjoyed making cards after a long time, am so glad you love them :) <3
      Loads of love n kisses XOXO

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  14. Omg what a awesome Creation love love love them all eye catching n inspirational too

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

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  15. That was such an awesome blast of creativity!!! I am itching to create something but I cant coz I have exams!! Will be definitely getiing back to this post for some ideas!!! So cool esp those Egg cards!! keep designing more :)
    Pratyusha

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    1. Thank you so much Pratyusha <3 am gonna be eagerly awaiting your egg set creations :) All the best for your exams :)

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  16. Oooooh! So many creative array of showcasing Mudra stamps! Every one is unique in your style! Love the Lotus card with beautiful coloring! The fun fold card made its eggstra special, sooooo cool and eye catching, the Magical one is just stunning and love the shaker cuteness too! Love them all!

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    1. Thank you so much Vinita :) your comment made my day. I had so much fun making these after a long break :) thank you dear, love n hugs XOXO

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  17. Beautiful cards, Pon. I especially loved the balloon shaker card. Thank you for showing us your creations. Elaine Byrne

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    1. Thank you so much dear Elaine :) That shaker was my first try with video making :)
      Love & hugs..

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  18. Postcards are very beautiful and interesting in its conceived.

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  19. Such a beautiful cards! I'm fall in love with them

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    1. Thank you so much Olga <3 am so glad you like them, hugs...

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  20. Malar, the cards are so diverse and the execution is flawless :) Lovely coloring, ink blending and cards :)
    Love
    Uma

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Uma <3 Made all that time spent worthwhile :)
      Love n hugs XOXO

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  21. OMG..you are on roll Gal..Beautiful cards and lovely coloring..
    Love
    Richa

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    1. Thank you so much Richa :) I was indeed on a roll making cards after a long time :)
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  22. Wow!! All the cards are so much fun! very different techniques and still very vibrant!

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    1. Thank you so much Kishley <3 Have a nice day.
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  23. Woww.. Beautiful cards.. I wish I could color so well .. The unicorn cards are gorgeous and the Celebrate floating away with the balloons is soo clever and cute! am so inspired by your work..Thankyou!

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    1. Thank you so much dear :) I'm sure anyone can craft & color. It took me a lot of tries to get the water coloring done. Do share your works too.
      Hugs XOXO

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  24. Beautiful set of cards,i love the colors used.

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    1. Thank you so much Kavitha :) :) Hugs XOXO

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  25. Wow da.!! What a fabulous array of cards.! Each one is unique and amazing.! The layered unicorn card totally stole my heart.! Keep rocking dear :*

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    1. Thank you sweets <3 I love that unicorn stamp so much & am gonna make lots more with them I guess :p
      Hugs dearie XOXO

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  26. You are a powerhouse of talent, Pon ! Such AMAZING line-up of bright, beautiful and cheerful cards ! I really love the EGGStacy stamp set, so wonderfully designed. You have showcased it SO well :)

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    1. OMG, those are huge words dear :) Thank you so much sweets!! I'm making cards after a long time & so just went crazy creating I guess. Am so happy you like them. And EGGstacy set is one of my favorites too :)
      Loads of love XOXO

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  27. Very Happy to visit your blog after long PonMalar !! What a treat you have given us today..happy n colorful cards :) Hats of to your designing the Eggs stamp just fantastic !

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    1. Thank you so much dear :) My pleasure if my cards were a treat for you <3 Made me so happy to hear those dear. Loads of love XOXO

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  28. omg!! such cute cards...loved all of them

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    1. Thank you so much Lekha :) hugs...

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  29. ohhh 5 cards and all different. loved all. the coloring with distress is amazing. thank for sharing

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    1. Thank you so much dear Asmita <3 I've fallen in love with water coloring. <3

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  30. wow an array of gorgeous cards :) loved them! thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you so much dear Preeti <3 Lots of love..

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  31. Such pretty cards!! the egg and unicorn stamp sets are super awesome

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    1. Thank you so much Anila :) Am so glad you like my stamp set <3 <3

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  32. In love with your work.....your an inspiration to many beginner crafters like me ❤❤❤....please put up more videos..

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    1. Thank you dear fathima :) :) This comment made my day, if I can be an inspiration for at least one person, am so glad I took up crafting <3 loads of love.. XOXO

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  33. WOW! What fabulous art. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

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  34. These are just amazing dear !! Loved each one f them!! Stunning array of cards ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much dear Tasneem ❤️❤️ Hugs n kisses.. ❤️ XOXO

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  35. wowww all the cards are amazing and stunning

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  36. OMG.. such colorful cards!!! Loved them all !!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Manu ❤️❤️ Love XOXO

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  37. wowwww.. Such a wonderful array of cards.
    -Hugs, Riddhi shah

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    1. Thank you so much dear Riddhi ❤️❤️
      Hugs... XOXO

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  38. Such beautiful creations...especially love the lotus and the unicorn
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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    1. Thank you so much ma'am :)❤️ Lotus is close to my heart ❤️

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  39. WOW...such lovely cards Pon, esp love the lotus and the shaker cards !!

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    1. Thank you so much Suman ❤️❤️ I had so much fun making that shaker card ❤️

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  40. what pretty cards.. love them all

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    1. Thank you so much Neha ❤️❤️ XOXO

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  41. Lovely card. Thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. Thank you so much dear ❤️❤️ hugs..

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    1. Thank you so much Shivani ❤️❤️ Love.. XOXO

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  43. OMG, all cards are superb. Ek se badhkar ek

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    1. Thank you so much dear Payal ❤️❤️

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  44. All cards have been well thought off and beautiful water colouring... the two panel card is the cutest and the lotus card is the favourite of mine among the lot

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words & appreciation dear Saumya ❤️❤️ My fav is the lotus too ❤️ Loads of love XOXO

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  45. Loved all the cards! Vibrant and fun!
    Thanks <3

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    1. Thank you so much Priyanka ❤️❤️ love...

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  46. So cute, you made a lot of great projects!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Mirella ❤️❤️ Hugs n kisses XOXO

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  47. Beautiful cards!! Your coloring is so beautiful! Good to see your cards after a long time!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Berina ❤️❤️
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  48. All the cards are lovely but the third card (balloons) steal the deal.

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  49. SO many gorgeous cards, Pon!! Each one is beautiful, love the bright and happy lotus card and those cards using the "Eggsited" set is so clever, love those shaker card and the magical unicorn cards too. Thank you so much for the inspiration. :-)

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  50. awesome cards.....love the lotus coloring, nice execution of eggsty stamp set.... and one of my favorite shaker card, just awesome

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  51. So so cute cards... the coloring and the design.. everything is awesome.

    Hugs
    Catherine Joseph

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  52. OMG!!! a wonderful bunch of cards... beautiful colouring in every card... loved the Eggisted card so much... thanks for sharing wonderful tuts... loved them all!!!

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  53. sooo beautiful... love all the cards. beautiful colouring. the lotus card is my fav. also the unicorn

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  54. A the cards are nice. I was eggcited to see the eggs card. :)

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  55. Woohooo.... such an amazing set of cards Pon Malar....They are very cute....I loved all your cards made with Mudra stamps....way to go....Cheers to the 1st birthday celebration of Mudra !!!

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  56. OMG girl ...you have been really busy creating such beautiful cards...They all are brilliant....and your designed lotus stamp is super....

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  57. Such amazingly beautiful cards..wish i could have all the mudra stamp sets...

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  58. Such beautiful cards. Love the images and colours. Great job!

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