Monday, April 23, 2018

Embossing paste party!!

 Hello!

I am a little late to the embossing paste party, But, now that I am here, I am hooked!!!
Stencilling with embossing paste is addictive...as you can see!

I started out with a piece of craft card cut to 4.75"x4.75"
I used the Craftangles diamond fade stencil along with Dreamweaver embossing paste to create this awesome background!
Once dry (it took a couple of hours to be fully dry), I added the woman (stamped and fussy cut) and a heat embossed sentiment  from the Craftangles 'Life is pretty amazing' stamp set.


For the second card, I started with Craftangles 'Old Lace' card stock which I cut down to 3.75"x5.75" panel.
I used  tim Holtz mustard seed and  mowed lawn distress inks  and Peeled Paint distress oxide to create an ink blended panel.
I splattered some water over this panel and dabbed it off to create the splotchy look that I love.
I then added some Memento cantaloupe re inker to some embossing paste to create a coloured paste.
I then applied this paste over the Craftangles 'Butterflies and Bricks' stencil to create the brick texture.
Once dry, I stamped the foliage (Hot of the Press stamps) using my Misti tool.
I finished the card with a stamped sentiment from Craftangles 'Will you be mine' stamp set.


For the third card, I coloured the embossing paste using Memento 'Lulu Lavender' re inker. I then used the embossing paste partially over the Craftangles 'Triangles' stencil.
Once dry, I added the little stamped and die cut succulent (Lawn Fawn) as well as two sentiments from Craftangles. (Dad you rock and Life is Pretty amazing).
I finished the card by adhering it to a white 4"x6" top folding card base.


The last card, I decided, to make into a shaker!
I created an ink blended panel (3.75"x5.75") using Tim Holtz 'Picked Raspberry', 'Milled lavender' and 'Seedless preserves' distress inks.
I then used the Craftangles 'Overlapping stencil' and Dreamweaver embossing paste to create the background. Notice how some of the background colour has seeped into the embossing paste giving it a beautiful soft look.
Once dry, I die cut a circle from the panel to create a shaker window. 
I then stamped and fussy cut images from Lawn Fawn's 'Let's Roll' stamp set. 
I then stamped a sentiment from Craftangles 'Birthday Wishes' stamp set, which I die cut using a stitched banner die.
I filled the shaker with Craftangles 'Glitzy Gold' sequin mix. I pulled a few sequins from the mix, and adhered them to the from of the card to add some interest.
I think, this card along with its image and sentiment is my favourite! 
Which one is yours?!


As a bonus, I used the circle die cut from the card above to create a simple tag. 
I splattered some gold acrylic paint on the butterfly die cut and add a heat embossed sentiment in gold from Craftangles 'Everyday sentiments' stamp set.


I made this last tag using a scrap of the Craftangles 'Old Lace' cardstock.
I had some  cantaloupe coloured embossing paste left over after making the card above, so I applied it using the Craftangles 'Butterflies and Bricks' stencil onto the scrap.
Once dry, I die cut the scrap into a tag, added some gold string, a gold bell and gold embossed sentiment from Craftangles 'Everyday wishes' stamp set and  some Mayarts jute twine to finish the card.


I had the best time working on these cards!
I hope you will give this technique a try!!

Thanks so much for stopping by..
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani





Mother's day cards using Kraft card and distress inks

Hello!
I am back with a few more cards made using the newly released Craftangles stamps and stencils!
I really had fun with these!

For the first card, I started off with a panel of  Craftangles kraft card, which I coloured using Tim Holtz distess inks (mowed lawn, festive berries and peacock feathers) 
I stencilled over this coloured card base using the butterflies and bricks stencil and Fired brick distress ink from Tim Holtz.
I then stamped the sentiment.. a combination of sentiments from Craftangles 'Happy Mother's Day' and 'Wonderful Mom' stamp sets and words from MFT stamp sets.
I heat embossed the sentiment and added some white paint splatter to create some interest. 
I finished the card by adhering it to a white top folding card base and adding some twine and a butterfly charm.

I followed Kristina Werner's card blending techniques for these cards..not very successfully though!
You can checkout the videos here.



For the second card, I used the same stencil as above, and used a monochromatic palette.
I used Tim Holtz distress inks (crushed olive and mowed lawn) to colour this one layer kraft card base from Craftangles.
I then used Versafine Olympia Green ink to stencil the butterflies.
This ink is a pigment ink so it stained my stencil :(
I should have thought of that before I used it!!

I used Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn distress ink to stamp the sentiment 
using my Misti. 
I then off set the card by just a little bit and stamped the sentiment again with Versafine Onyx Black ink, in order to create some dimension.
I added some enamel dots (fro Let'z Craft) and twine and a butterfly charm to finish the card.



For the third card, I used Tim Holtz Festive Berries and Dusty Concord distress inks.
I then placed the stencil over the coloured card base and used the Dusty Concord ink some more.
This created a beautiful effect.
I added some silver acrylic paint splatter , a white heat embossed sentiment 
and some silver thread, to finish the card.


For the last card, I stamped the Supergirl image from Craftangles 'Super Girl' stamp set, 
but modifed the hair to make her look like a mom!
To do this, I inked up the stamp and then wiped off the ink on the pigtails before stamping. 
After stamping, I used a black marker to create the hair.
I wanted the image to represent a Super mom!
I decided to create a frame to frame the Super Mom. 
So I used Queen and Company's oval frame die to cut out a black frame. 
I order to add some dimension, I stacked 3 frame die cuts. 
I embossed the top die cut to create some interest.
To create the background, I stamped the sentiment using Tim Holtz 'Brushed Cordruoy' distress ink, on Craftangles Kraft card stock, to create a tone on tone look.
I then stamped the main sentiment (Craftangles Happy Mothers day stamp set) in black over this background. 
Once I added the framed image, I added the word 'Mother' (heat embossed in white on black cardstock).
I then adhered this panel to a white top folding card base and finished the card using gold and silver star sequins from my stash.



I hope you enjoyed reading about my process, 
and will give these stamps and stencils a try.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Stencil fun

Hello!
I have a few cards for you today, which I made using Craftangles stencils!
I do not have a step by step tutorial for these, but they are pretty straightforward and as always,
I will explain my process in this post.

For the first card, I used the Craftangles 'Marble Effect' stencil and created this beautiful multicoloured effect using Tim Holtz 'seedless preserves', 'black soot', 'chipped sapphire' , 'mowed lawn' and 'twisted citron' distress inks.
I then die cut the butter fly from DCWV Glitter Mat Stack paper pack and adhered it to the base using double sided foam tape. 
I gold embossed the sentiment form My Favourite things and adhered that too using double sided foam tape.
I finished the card using Craftangles clear sequins.



It shard to photograph the glitter paper..here is another angle.
As you can see, there is a bit of colour going the opposite way on the stencilling...
I spritzed some water on the remaining ink on the stencil and dabbed it on the card base to create some interest.
This is an easy way to make the background a little interesting.


For the second card, I started with Craftangles Earl Grey cardstock, 
which I cut down to fit on my card base. 
I then used Tim Holtz 'Black Soot' distress ink and Craftangles 'Stoned Wall' stencil to create the background. 
I then used the black and pink gold glitter sheets  (from DCWV) to die cut the Memory Box Dandelion, which I adhered to the card base.
 I added a heat embossed sentiment from Stampendous, and some Craftangles clear sequins to finish the card.



For the next card, I used the Craftangles 'Jumbled alphabets' stencil along with Tim Holtz 'seedless preserves' , 'fired brick, 'carved pumpkin' and 'twisted citron' distress inks.
I then die cut the birthday (Craftangles birthday wishes) from scraps of the glitter paper, I used for the cards above, adhered it to the card base and finished the card with a stamped sentiment from stampendous.


For the last card, I started with a kraft card base, from Craftangles. 
I used Memento Rich cocoa ink along with Craftangles 'Gears' stencil.
I stamped and embossed a simple sentiment form Paper Wishes and added a clock brad from Recollections.
I then matted this panel on a black glitter card base, cut to size. I adhered this to a white card base to finish the card.


The Craftangles range of stencils are super fun and super fun, and, I hope you will give them a try!
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani

Friday, March 23, 2018

Colourful drinks on birthday cards!

Hello!
Ive made some fun cards today using MFT stamps' fabulous dies and stamps. 
I have used the 'Soda Pop' stamp and die set and the Wine service die set!

For the first card, I started with a white card stock panel on which I stamped a birthday background from Hero Arts.
I die cut the soda bottles and inked them with Tim Holtz 'mowed lawn' distress ink and 'black soot' distress ink, to create a shadow. 
I die cut multiple cheers sentiments ( from DCAM) from black card stock and stacked them to add dimension.
I added the 'happy birthday' stamped labels to the bottles,
 the sentiment and some glass bubbles to finish the card panel. 
I then adhered the panel to a black card base.


For the second card, I die cut the glasses using MFT's 'wine service' dies as well ad PaperSmooches 'Wise dies'. I then coloured them using Tim Holtz 'mustard seed', 'seedless preserves',  'salty ocean','mowed lawn' and 'fired brick' distress inks.
I then added a gold embossed sentiment on black and some ink splatters to finish the card panel. 
I then adhered the panel to a kraft card base.


I think this last card is my favourite!
I die cut the wine bottles and coloured them with Tim Holtz 'seedless preserves', 'mustard seed', 'salty ocean', 'mowed lawn' and 'fired brick' distress inks and some 'black soot' ink to add some shadows. 
I then added some white gel pen highlights to the bottles.
I adhered the bottles to the panel using 3D foam tape and a gold embossed sentiment to finish the card. 
I added some gold acrylic paint drops splatter to create some interest.


I hope you enjoyed  these cards as much as I loved making them!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great evening!

Paru Mahtani

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fun with Craftangles patterned papers!

Hello!
I had a blast this week, playing with Craftangles patterned paper!
I have made two cards from each pack of patterned paper to show off their versatility.

I started with  the "Floral Exotica"  (Black Edition) paper pack.
This paper pack is SO luxurious!! I really enjoyed working with it.
The cards I made are really simple...
For the first card, I chose Earl Grey Craftangles cardstock to match the patterned paper and used it to "mat" the patterned paper.
I then heat embossed a birthday sentiment  (from Craftangles 'Congratulations' and 'Everyday Sentiments' stamp sets) on vellum and wrapped it around this panel. 
I finished the card with matching pink enamel dots.




For the second card, I used Craftangles 'Aqua' cardstock to mat the black patterned paper. I also stamped the Aqua card stock with  a Hero arts background stamp in a tone on tone colour (Tim Holtz 'Peacock Feathers' distress ink) for some interest. 
I finished the card with some aqua enamel dots.

I wish I could photograph the papers in a way to show you how gorgeous they are to the touch...you will just have to get some for yourself to try them out!! 



For the next two cards, I have used the Craftangles "All for Love"  paper pack.

For the next card, I layered three sheets of Patterned paper.
I stamped the flowers from the Craftangles 'Mom you rock' stamp set on the paper with the smallest pattern, along with a birthday sentiment from Stampendous. 
I then cut the sheet at an angle to create some interest. 
I then placed this sheet over the black ruled sheet to make it pop. 
I then adhered the entire panel on the pink patterned paper and then adhered the entire panel on a white card base.
I finished the card by adding some matte enamel dots in two shades of pink.


The thing with making cards with patterned paper is that you end up with a lot of scraps!
For the next card, I used up a few scraps. 
I cut the scraps into strips (from the Craftangles "All for Love" stamp set) and layered them to create a panel. 
I then cut this panel at an angle to create some interest.
 I then matted this panel on a piece of black cardstock to make it pop.
Once this piece was cut to size, I added a couple of scraps of patterned paper as a final layer and adhered them all to the white card base.
I then stamped and die cut the cake (lightly watercoloured) from the Concord and 9th 'Eat Cake and Celebrate' stamp set, as well as the sentiment.
I felt, the image needed something to make it stand out so I die cut a piece of black cardstock with a scalloped oval die to place below the image.
Finally, I added some silver acrylic paint splatter and some black enamel dots to finish.

As you can see, I have used one paper pack to create two completely different of cards.


For the last two cards, I have used the Craftangles "Be My Valentine" paper pack.

For the first card, I die cut the word 'Happy' using the Winnie and Walter  word die
 out of the chevron patterned paper. 
I then cut it at an angle and layered it on the pink patterned paper. 
Then I inlaid the die cut bits into the word to make it readable.
I stamped and added the birthday sentiment and some lime green enamel dots to finish the card.


For the last card, I used the die cut from the card above and
 layered it with a piece of die cut fun foam to add dimension.
I created a background panel from Craftangles 'Earl grey' card stock,
 by stamping it with a Hero Arts background stamp and Memento 'London Fog' ink.
This created a tone on tone look.
I then layered this panel with a piece of red cardstock and adhered it to a white card base.
I finished the card with a birthday die cut (from Craftangles) and some white acrylic paint splatter.



I hope you enjoyed this blog post and will give these papers a try!
They are super fun!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Mixing and matching stamp sets

Hello! 
Today I had a great time playing with stamps from three great stamp sets from Craftangles,
 'By the sea side', 'Beautiful Bloom Border ', and 'Mermaid Kisses'.
I mixed them up to create some fun cards.

I followed  a common theme of the ocean on all three cards.
I started by creating a mask by die cutting a scalloped heart out of some Mudra masking paper and inking up the heart using Tim Holtz distress inks and distress oxides in ocean colours.

For the first card, I used a sponge dauber to apply the ink to create a bubble effect.
I stamped the crab from the Craftangles 'By the sea side' stamp set on a piece of scrap watercolour paper and coloured it with Sakura Koi watercolours.
I then stamped the sentiment from the Craftangles 'Beautiful Bloom Border' stamp set. 
I added a couple of glass bubbles and used fun foam to mount the card on a 5" square card base.
 to finish the card.


For the second card
I used the scalloped heart mask as well as a mask to create the waves.
I stamped the sea shell from the Craftangles 'Mermaid Kisses' stamp set twice 
to create an oyster shell. 
I then used the second generation stamping to stamp the bubble 
from the same set in London Fog ink. 
I then coloured the bubble using a white Signo gel pen.
I mounted the bubble with double sided foam tape on the shell to create a pearl.
I then popped up the two sides of the shell with double sided foam tape to create a 3D shell look.
I added some clear sequins from Craftangles for interest.
I then stamped the sentiment from Craftangles 'Beautiful bloom border' stamp set and mounted the panel with fun foam on a 5" square card base.




For the third card, I pounced colour through the heart mask, to create large circular smudges. 
I then stamped and water coloured the sea horses, from the 
I used the mirror stamping technique to create a mirror image of the sea horse..this was quite a challenge!!!
I then fussy cut the sea horses and overlapped the tails to create an illusion of them being intertwined.
I added some Craftangles clear sequins to add some interest.
I decided not to add a sentiment to this card. I think the image says it all!
I mounted the panel using fun foam onto a 5" card base to finish the card.



For the 4th card, I used the same scalloped heart mask and blended the inks to create an ocean.
I stamped the fish through the mask to create the background. 
I then stamped coloured the mermaid and the fish, from the Craftangles 'Mermaid Kisses' stamp set on watercolour paper and fussy cut them.
I then adhered them using glue and double sided foam tape. 
I stamped the sentiment form the Craftangles 'By the Sea Side' stamp set and embellished the card using glass bubbles and plastic heart sequins.
I then mounted the panel using fun foam onto a 5" card base to finish the card.


Here is a video showing my process.



I hope you enjoyed this post and will be inspired to mix and match your Craftangles stamps to make some unusual cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Paru Mahtani




Saturday, January 27, 2018

Hiking box card!

 Hello!!
I made a really fun box card  today!

It is for a friend who plans to hike in all the 50 states of America to celebrate her 50th birthday!

To start, I printed out a map of the USA on two sheets of A4 size smooth white card stock and used Lawn Fawn's scalloped box card die to cut out the box elements.


I then used the same type of card stock to cut out the interior elements of the box card.
I masked out clouds and blended the sky on three panels using Tim Holtz 'Faded Jeans' distress ink.
On the the 4th panel, I used Tim Holtz 'Brushed Corduroy' distress ink as I did on the inside support panels. I used Impression Obsessions 'Evergreen Trees' die to cut out trees in different shades of green to create a forest. To make the hiker, I used MFT Dienamics 'Boy meets girl' die set. I cut out the boy, and, using an image of a stick figure hiker as a reference, I cut the arms and legs and 
re-attached them to create the hiker. I used some acetate to support the hiker from behind.
I added water coloured and fussy cut images of binoculars and a compass and die cut birds (Recollections) in the background.
I then added a die cut Penny black birthday sentiment. 
I die cut the '50' from scraps that were left over of the map, using Lawn Fawn's 'Quinns 123' die set.


Finally I created a belly band on which I stamped sentiments from Technique Tuesday. I also distressed the belly band using Tim Holtz 'Vintage photo' distress ink.
I had more scraps of the USA map on hand, so, I decided to cut out a simple tag on which to write the greeting to the recipient.


This card has been so very satisfying to make!! I just love how it turned out.
I'd love to hear what you think!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani