Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Shaker cards using Wanderlust patterned papers and elements pack

Have you seen the gorgeous new release from Craftangles!
I just love the 6"x6" patterned paper pack "Wanderlust".
I made a couple of simple shaker cards to showcase these papers as well as 
the super fun Craftangles sequin mixes.
I used the beautiful illustrations in this paper pack to make the first shaker card. 
I used the Craftangles sequins mix 'Candy blue" to represent the ocean, in the shaker.
I also fussy cut some images from the 
'Wanderlust' elements pack and added them to create some interest.
I finished the card with a sentiment from Hero Arts.

For the second card,
I used an image from the Wanderlust elements pack as the background for the shaker card.
I then added the rest of the images, also from the 'Wanderlust' elements pack and a sentiment from CAS-ual Friday stamps.

I hope you will these fun supplies a try!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Playing the Color Throwdown challenge and ink smooshing with Craftangles liquid watercolour.

Hello! I am playing a challenge after years!
I came across this challenge from 'Color Throwdown #529'
which seemed perfect!

I played with the newly released Craftangles  liquid watercolours to create this background. It is amazing how vibrant they are and how bright they stay even after drying.
I first die cut a panel using the Altenew canvas die. 
I found it too big for my card base so I further die cut it using 
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die.
I then smooshed liquid watercolours with the help of a piece of acetate, onto the background.
While it dried, I die cut the different layers of the Altenew 'Fantasy Floral' die set. 
I decided not to use the bottom layer of the flower to add some interest. 
I added a touch of colour to the leaves and adhered them all to the background panel 
using 3D foam tape.
Once done, I adhered this panel to a black card base. 
I love doing this as it really makes the card pop!
The card looked so pretty, I didn't want to add anything to it, not even a sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed this card. I'd love to hear from you so do leave me a comment.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Valentine cards using only patterned paper and Craftangles element pack Giveaway.

I have for you today, three cards which I made using only the newly released Craftangles patterned papers and element packs.
I also have a couple of element packs to GIVEAWAY on my Instagram page today!!
So do visit https://www.instagram.com/parusperceptions/ to enter into the giveaway!
I will choose a winner via Random.org and announce the winner on Friday 8th February.
This Giveaway is open to Indian participants only.

For my first card, I used scraps left over from earlier cards that I made last week.
I adhered them together using double sided tape and then die cut them into a panel to fit the front of an 4.25 x 5.5 inch cardbase.
I then die cut the focal image from the  Craftangles 'Watercolour love' element pack and adhered it with double sided foam tape to finish the card.

For the second card, I layered patterned paper from the Craftangles 'Sweet Love paper paper pack' and the 'Vintage rosette paper pack'. I then fussy cut an focal image from the 'Watercolour love' element pack and adhered it to the card with 3D foam tape to finish it.

For the third card, I used another sheet from the Craftangles 'Sweet Love' paper pack as the background for this 5"x5" card.
I added a sheet of vellum across the the background to diffuse it and added the focal image.. a fussy cut image from the 'Watercolour love' elements pack. I added a couple of die cut elephants to add some interest.


And here are the two elements packs that I have to give away on my Instagram page.
I will choose two winners on Friday 8th February.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
I hope you enjoyed these cards and will give these supplies a try!

Have a great day!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Play the HNDMD 'Love' Challenge.

Welcome to the 'Love is in the Air ' Challenge at HNDMD! Follow this link to read all the details and play along!

 Here is my take on the challenge..I hope you are inspired to play along!
 I made a few mini notecards and a couple of gift tags using the newly released Craftangles 'Hug Me' stamp set,  patterned papers from the 'Vintage Rosette' 6"x6"paper pack' and the newly released Craftangles stencils 'Heart mesh''Chit chat' and 'Quilted hearts'

Monday, January 28, 2019

Quick valentine cards using Craftangles elements pack.


I am having so much fun playing with the newly released Craftangles Valentine printed element packs! I could easily combine a couple of packs along with  Craftangles patterned paper to make some gorgeous cards! 

For the first card, I cut out a panel from the Craftangles Watercolour florals 2 Elements pack and added the sentiment heart  from Craftangles 'All for love 2' elements pack with double sided foam tape to the centre. I inked the edges of a precut cardstock panel with Tim Holtz 'Worn Lipstick' distress ink and matted the floral panel before adhering it to the card base. I finished the card with some Craftangles pink sequins.

For the second card, I used another panel, with the cutest birds, from the Craftangles 'Watercolour Florals 2' Elements pack and added another heart sentiment from the Craftangles 'All for Love 2'     elements pack with 3D foam tape. I inked another cardstock panel, just like above and matted the printed panel. 
I finished the card with pink sequins from Craftangles

For the third card, I inked the card base directly with Tim Holtz 'Carved Pumpkin' distress ink. I then adhered the printed card panel and adhered the sentiment with 3D foam tape. I added some Craftangles clear sequins to finish the card.

For the next three cards, I used patterned papers from the new Craftangles 'Sweet Love' 6"x6" paper pack to act as a base for the super cute elements from the 
I left the cards super simple so that I could add sentiments in the future or use them as they are.

I hope you will be inspired to make some of your own valentine cards and will give these beautiful patterned papers and printed element packs a try!

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

Paru Mahtani

Monday, January 14, 2019

Quick love cards using patterned papers

Today I have some quick and easy love cards  which I made using 

For the first card, I die cut a sheet of black and white patterned paper  using Simon Says Stamp square stitched dies and adhered it to a white card stock panel. I then die cut a heart using a sheet of red patterned paper and adhered this to the panel using 3D foam tape. I added a mini wooden clip and some resin dots for interest. 
The sentiment is from the Craftangles 'Will You Be Mine' stamp set. I cut apart the words of the stamp in order to make them fit in the space that I wanted to stamp them in.

For the second card, I started by adhering a patterned paper panel to the 6"x4" card base.
I then cut out two elements from the Craftangles 'Be my Valentine' elements pack and adhered them to the card. I added some Craftangles 'clear shimmer' sequins to add some interest.

For the third card, I used patterned paper to adhered to the card base. I then die cut the dancers using the red patterned paper from the paper pack. I then adhered a printed element from 
the Craftangles 'Be My Valentine' elements pack as well as some Craftangles 'ruby' sequins  to finish the card.

For the final card, I started by adhering the die cut patterned paper panel to the card base. I then stamped and fussy cut the cute image from the Craftangles 'You and Me' stamp set. I watercoloured just the hearts so as to make the image pop.
I used 3D foam tape to adhere the image to the card.
I stamped the sentiment (Paper Smooches) onto the patterned paper and added some 

I hope you enjoyed these cards and will give them a try.
Thanks so much for stopping by>
Have a wonderful day!

Paru Mahtani

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Craftangles 'Anything Goes' challenge.

Hello and welcome to the first Craftangles monthly Challenge. 
The theme for this month is 
Anything Goes.

CrafTangles Monthly Challenges are a creative way to not only get inspired by our fabulous design team members, but also an opportunity to don your crafty hats and inspire others.

We would be hosting a new Challenge on 1st of every month with inspirations from our design team.
It would run for the complete month and post that our Design Team members would Pick up three winners and 3 honorary mentions.

The 1st winner would get a Goodie Bag from CrafTangles worth Rs. 500 and the two runner-ups (2nd and 3rd winner) would receive a goodie bag worth Rs. 250. (Shipping is Free for Indian Address). International winners can choose to pay for International shipping or they would be provided with a Voucher / Coupon worth Rs. 500 / Rs.250 which can be redeemed against CrafTangles products at www.hndmd.in .Apart from the goodie bags, each winner would also receive a surprise coupon code that they can redeem at www.hndmd.in against CrafTangles products. 

In order to participate follow the below guidelines

  1. Like CrafTangles and HNDMD Facebook pages
  2. Follow us on Instagram  - CrafTangles and HNDMD
  3. We would be using Inlinkz to add your projects to the challenge.
  4. Projects can be made using any brand craft supplies. You would get extra brownie points if you submit a project made using at least one CrafTangles product. Products may vary according to each challenge's theme.
  5. Only projects/posts made after the challenge has gone live would be eligible for the challenge. Predated posts and projects would not be allowed.
  6. Link to actual project page only. Link to the main blog would not be considered. 
  7. In case you do not have a blog, share the project via your social media channels - Instagram or Facebook. Mention the products used in the description. Do not link to albums in Facebook, only to a specific image.
  8. All type of Craft, Art and Home decor projects are eligible for the challenge, based on the current month's theme.
  9. Maximum of 3 entries are allowed per participant per challenge.
  10. Winners would be provided with badges/blinkies to share on the blog and social media
Here is my inspiration for this brand new challenge.

I have played with the newly released Craftangles 'All year round- Calender stamp'.
Oh its  so much fun and has so many possiblities...I will share more in the days to come on social media so do keep a look out!
I will also share a tutorial soon.

To create this card, I checked the dates for the month of January on a calender and masked off the rest of the stamp, before applying ink to it.
I then removed the masks and stamped the dates. 
I then added the days of the week and the month. 
I wanted to highlight the 5th of the month so I stamped it on another piece of card stock with red ink and punched it out with a circle punch.
I then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink and adhered it the the calender using #D foam tape, in order to make it stand out.
I then stamped, coloured and added the aquarius image from Mama Elephant.
I layered the calender with red cardstock and and then adhered it to a beige card base.
I stamped a birthday sentiment and a die cut from Craftangles to finish the card
I also added some paint splatters to create some interest.

I hope this card has inspired you to play with this stamp and play along in our challenge.
Do read the rules carefully as given above.

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

Paru Mahtani