Friday, June 15, 2018

Father's Day cards

Hello!
I have some more Father's Day cards for you today, to inspire you make some of your own!

The first card is fairly simple..
I started out with a square die cut panel of textured white cardstock on which I stamped with a Bo Bunny textured background stamp. 
I stamped and fussy cut the bike (from an older Craftangles stamp set) . 
I used the same background stamp to stamp over the bike so that the background blended in.
I stamped the sentiment ( Happy Father's Day) on the square panel and then adhered the bike using double sided foam tape.
I used the large alphabet dies from Stampin'Up to die cut the word DAD
 from some black laser printed cardsheet. 
I had some trouble foiling the letters, hence the somewhat distressed look. I like the look though, it makes it look a bit rough, and it goes well with the whole feel of the card.
I used double sided foam tape to adhere the word, and finished by placing the square panel on a square kraft card base.


The second card is even simpler...
I die cut the T shirt from MFt stamps' 'Masculine Graphic Tee stamp and die set'.
On this I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white  from the 'Happy Father's Day' stamp set.
I got this idea from a black T shirt that my husband wears!
I decided to keep this card really simple and monochromatic, so I used 
I then adhered this to a black card base.
 I finished the the card by adhering the T shirt to the card using double sided foam tape.


I spent a little more time making this third card.
I used the lawn fawn magic slider die to create my slider window.
You can see how to use this die here.

I used Uchis design animation grid die to die cut a grid which I placed in the slider window.
I stamped the Uchis design background die on the slider panel behind the grid..you can see how it moves in the video below.
You can see videos on how to create animation cards here.

I then stamped, fussy cut and adhered the image from the Craftangles 'Dad you Rock' stamp set in front of the animation grid.
This is my first attempt at an animation card, so its not the best..but I like the effect it creates.
To finish the card, I die cut the word DAD and adhered it along with the sentiment using double sided foam tape and adding some Craftangles chip board stars.





I hope you enjoyed these cards, as much as I liked making them.

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

Paru Mahtani

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Craftangles May blog Hop

Hello!
Welcome to the first ever Craftangles blog hop!
We are showcasing some fun products from the April release here today!
All you have to do, for a chance to win a fabulous goodie bag from Craftangles,
is hop along the list and leave a comment at each blog on the list.
the blog hop will be open for comments from 30th may to 3rd June.
Two winners will be chosed using Random.org.

Here is the list of my wonderful co-DT at Craftangles.


Rahmat 

Shabneez

Paru

Swapna

So here are my cards...
I started off with the adorable 'Hello Baby' stamp set from Craftangles.
I stamped and watercoloured the image and fussy cut it.
I then used a cloud die to cut out little cloud windows.
I used the Craftangles 'starry background' stencil to create the background and stamped the sentiment.
I then added acetate, sequins (Craftangles 'Designer Denim' sequin mix) and blue plaid paper (Craftangles 'Pretty Plaid' patterned paper) to create the shaker.
I then adhered the stamped and coloured image and die cut clouds to the shaker panel.
I then adhered this to a white card base to finish the card.



For my next card, I have used the sentiment from the newly released Craftangles 'Dad my protector' stamp set, along with a digital, fussy cut image of a sword, which I coloured using watercolour pencils. To create the background, I used Hero arts unicorn white ink on Craftangles black card stock along with the Craftangles 'Indian motifs' stencil.
I heat embossed the Dad in gold to make it pop!
What do you think?


For the last card, I kept it really simple. 
I inked up the Craftangles 'floral circle background' stamp with 'Rose bud' ink from Memento.
I spritzed it with some water and and stamped it on some smooth white card stock. Once dry, I die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies.
I then stamped and gold embossed this beautiful sentiment from 
Sweet, simple  and a quick card to make!


I hope you enjoyed these cards. Don't forget to leave me a comment before you hop along to Swapna's blog and leave her some love.


Shabneez

Paru

Swapna

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


Monday, May 21, 2018

One stamp three ways!

Hello!
I have a a quick post for you today, showing off the new Craftangles background stamp 
I have stamped and heat embossed it on different card stock panels and,
 made three very different cards.

For card no 1...
1. I stamped and heat embossed the image with white embossing powder on black card stock. I then used Simon Says stamp stitched rectangle dies to cut it out.
2. I coloured the image using Steadler colour pencils.
3. I stamped the sentiment (from the Craftangles stamp set 'Beautiful bloom border'.
4. I die cut and coloured a butterfly and added it to the card along with some gemstones,
for some interest.
5. I matted the card panel with blue card stock (also cut using the SSS dies),
and adhered it to a black card base.



For card no 2.

1.I started out by stamping and heat embossing the beautiful image in white 
on white watercolour cardstock.
2.I then watercoloured the image using Sakura Koi water colours.
3.Once it dried, I die cut the panel using SSS stitched circle dies.
4.I added another circle below for interest.
5.I then added some paint splatter to the card base.
6.I adhered the watercoloured panel to the card base.
7. I die cut the word birthday (Craftangles 'Birthday wishes' stamp and die set) using gold card stock.
8. I added the rest of the sentiment (Craftangles 'Everyday Sentiments') and finished the card with some gold sequins.


For card no 3.
1. I stamped and heat embossed the image on red cardstock with gold embossing powder.
2.I cut out this square panel using SSS stitched square dies.
3. I used black cardstock to matt this panel.
4.I adhered it to the white square card base using fun foam.
5.I die cut the word 'Happy' (from Winnie and Walter) and adhered it to the card along with the stamped birthday sentiment.
I finished the card with some black jute twine and a gold bell.


I hope you liked these three cards and will give this stamp a try.
If you do, do not forget to tag us with #craftangles on social media.
We at HNDMD would love to see your creations.

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Cards for any reason!

Hello!
I have some fun cards for you today..I've played with the last release of Craftangles, some stencils and some stamps.

For the first card, I started by creating this beautiful bee hive background using the 


I then stamped with an old Stampendous stamp 'Bee love' on the background as well as on a piece of scrap cardstock.
I coloured in the hearts and the bees hands and feet on the base card and the full image on the scrap card. (Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the same..buy, you get the idea!)



I then fussy cut just the bee and adhered it to the bee on the card using 3D foam tape.
This added a some fun dimension to the card.
I then stamped the sentiment from Craftangles 'Congratulations' stamp set...it seemed most appropriate!
I finished the card using some Craftangles 'Bumble bee yellow' sequins.


Im submitting this card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday 'Stencil it' challenge!



For the second card, 
 I stamped the beautiful Craftangles 6"x6" 'floral circle' back ground stamp on a piece of white card stock



I then cut the panel to size using Simon Says Stamps Stitched rectangle dies.
I then die cut a heart from this panel.





I also stamped the same image using Memento 'Rose Bud' ink on another piece of card stock. 
I die cut that into a circle.



I then adhered the die cut panel over the pink panel using the die cut heart as a guide. 



I tried to line up the images as much as I could, but was not wholly successful.
In the end, it doesn't look too bad though.
The sentiment from the Craftangles 'Life is Pretty Amazing' stamp set goes perfectly with this monochromatic card with a pop of colour.
I finished the card with some black twine, a silver bell and some Craftangles 'cupcake pink' sequins.


For the last card, I have used the Craftangles 'Musical notes' stencil and 


I used sponge daubers to apply the ink  through the stencil.




Once done, I shifted the stencil and daubed the colour again through the stencil.
This created a beautiful layered effect.


I then used Simon Says stamp stitched rectangle dies to die cut this panel.



I stamped and heat embossed this image of a rockstar (Impression Obsession) and fussy cut it.


I then matted the stencilled panel with some black cardstock, adhered the fussy cut image with 3D foam tape, adhered this panel to a white textured card base and finished the card by adding 
this fabulous sentiment from the Craftangles 'Life is pretty amazing' stamp set.
I just love how this card turned out!
I also added some Craftangles 'Clear Shimmer' sequins' for some shine!


I hope you enjoyed these cards and will give these Craftangles stamps and stencils a try.
If you do, do not forget to tag us @HNDMD on social media. 
We would love to see your fabulous creations!

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

Paru Mahtani


Thursday, May 3, 2018

One stamp set, ,many cards!

Hello!
I have some fun Mother's Day cards today using sentiments from the newly released 
 I started with the Mother definition stamp  and paired it 
with a die cut images from mft dienamics tea party die set.
I also added a strip of plaid patterned paper which I die cut using 
Craftangles 'scallopped edge die, for interest.
To me, the cup of tea represents the comfort of a mother's kitchen!
What do you think?



For the second card, I started with a grey card base on which I created a background  using a tiny flower  and twig stamp from the Hero Arts 'Everyday sentiments' stamp set, and , Versafine Smokey Gray ink to create a tone on tone look.
I took the sentiment from Craftangles 'Happy Mother's Day' stamp set and cut it apart so that I could separate the word mother from the rest of the sentiment.
Then, using my Misti, I stamped the sentiment (without the word 'mother') in Memento 'London Fog' ink. I then added the word 'mother' in place (and removed the rest of the sentiment) and stamped it using Memento 'Rose Bud' ink.
I then used the same to inks to stamp the little flowers and twigs to decorate the panel.
I added the word Mom, using a a die cut from Simon Says Stamp. 
I also cut the sentiment panel using Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die.
I finished the card using Craftangles cupcake pink sequins.




For the third card, I cut apart another one of the definition stamps from the 
Craftangles 'Happy Mother's Day' stamp set and stamped the sentiments individually 
on the arms of this fabulous swiss army knife die cut (Art Impressions).
I often do this to make the stamps more versatile. 
This is a 'His' version of this die...there is a hers version too..which I don't have, so I decided to make this a little girly..hence the pink!!

The stamps can easily be put back together to their original form..as you will see in the next card.
I used the Craftangles 'polka dots' stencil to create the background and added a white embossed sentiment  (from Art Impressions) to finish the card.



For the fourth card, I used the same definition stamp as above...
 from Craftangles 'Happy Mother's Day' stamp set.
I had cut it apart to use it above, I put it back together to stamp it on the card below.

I then stamped a border around the edge of the card panel using stamps from 
Stampendous' 'Hand of friendship' stamp set.
I water coloured the flowers and leaves and added some shiny brown sequins and the sentiment to finish the card!


For the last card, I stamped and die cut a small background panel using Simon Says Stamp
stitched square dies.
I stamped the sentiment (from the 'Happy Mother's Day' stamp set from Craftangles) at the bottom of the panel to create interest,
I stamped and coloured the books (from Three Room Studio's one more chapter stamp set), 
and added them like bookends to the sentiment, using 3D foam tape.
I then matted this panel using some black cardstock and adhered it to the card base using fun foam.

I added the Mother's  Day sentiment (from Craftangles 'Mom you rock' stamp set) to finish this simple CAS card.


I love that I have been able to create so many different types of cards 
with this super versatile stamp set 'Happy Mother's Day' from Craftangles.

I hope you enjoyed the cards. 
If you have any questions about my process, please leave me a comment.
I'd love to hear what you think too!

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

Paru Mahtani


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!