Thursday, November 15, 2018

It's time to make Christmas cards!

Hello!!
I have made some fun Christmas cards for you today, 
using Craftangles stencils, glimmer pastes and art sprays!

For the first card, I used the Craftangles 'Floral Mesh' stencil with Tim Holtz distress inks to create a backgroud. 
I die cut this panel using Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies. 
I then added a stamped and fussy cut holly image and a sentiment (from Hero Arts).
I then layered it with another die cut panel (in red) on a black card base from Craftangles.
I finished the card with some clear sequins from Craftangles.


For the second card, I used the Craftangles snowflakes stencil 
and the Craftangles Fairy Dust glimmer paste to create a background. 
I then added a die cut panel in white in the foreground and a die cut lamp, wreath and bow.
I added a sentiment from Hero arts and finished the card by adhering it to a red card base from Craftangles.


For the next card, I started by smooshing some Tim Holtz mowed lawn distress ink onto a smooth white card base. 
Once dry, I used the Craftangles Christmas tree stencil along with the Craftangles 'Fairy dust' glimmer paste to create the background.
I then adhered a die cut white panel for the foreground and a die cut and distressed (with Tim Holtz tea die distress oxide) deer. 
I then stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts and adhered this panel to a kraft card base to finish the card.
Oh, and I also added a die cut bow to the deer for a splash of colour.


For my last card, I created a background using the Craftangles 'Dots' stencil and Craftangles 
Art sprays. Once dry, I used the Craftangles 'Rays' stencil and Craftangles gold glimmer paste to create a unique background.
I then added a die cut white deer layered with a die cut piece of fun foam in order to give it dimension.
I added a sentiment (hero arts) and a little red resin heart for colour and interest.
I adhered the panel to a white textured square card base to finish the card.


I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoyed making them!
All the products used have been linked to the HNMD site so do have a look.

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

Paru Mahtani 
Paru's Perceptions.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Happy Diwali!

Hello!
Happy Diwali!
I have for you today, two cards using distress ink smooshed backgrounds. 

For the first card, I used Tim Holtz Carved Pumkin and  fired Brick distress inks to create an ink smooshed back ground. What this means is, that, I put down some ink on a piece of acetate, sprayed some water on it and then applied the ink onto the back ground.
Once dry, I stamped the diyas and Om with the same ink to create a tone on tone background.
I stamped, watercoloured and fussy cut the Ganesh image from Craftangles 'Ganpati Bappa' stamp set and adhered it to the card panel using 3D foam tape.
I then stamped sentiments from the Craftangles 'Diwali Sentiments' stamp set and added some gold sequins to finish the card.


For the second card, I started with an ink smooshed background created by using Tim Holtz Carved pumpkin and Festive berries inks and water. Don't you love that almost liquid firey look of the colours!
I stamped Lakshmi devi's feet using the Carved pumkin ink for a tone on tone look.
I stamped, watercoloured and fussy cut the Lakshmi image from Craftangles 'Shubh Labh' stamp set and adhered it to the card panel using 3D foam tape. 
I finished the card by stamping sentiments from the Craftangles 'Diwali Sentiments' stamp set and adding some gold sequins.


I hope you enjoyed this post and will try out these stamps.
Have a wonderfully festive season!
Stay blessed!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

October ethnic cards blog hop!

Hello!


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Im playing with Craftangles stamps today to make some ethnic cards with some watercolour backgrounds.


These cards are really simple and easy to make, so I hope you will give them a try.

For the first card, I created a background by ink smooshing Tim Holtz 'Salty Ocean' distress ink.
Once dry, I heat embossed the sentiment ( from the Craftangles 'Diwali Wishes' stamp set) in gold.
I finished the card, by adhering the panel to a light blue card base.



for the second card, I created a background by ink smooshing Tim Holtz 'Picked Raspberry' distress ink.
I then added a gold embossed diya on vellum and a sentiment from the Craftangles 'Diwali sentiments' stamp set.
I adhered this panel to a white card base to finish the card.


For the third card, I created the ink smooshed background using 
Tim Holtz 'Peacock feathers' distress ink.
I then used the Craftangles 'Warli borders' stamp and 
I added some jute string and adhered the panel to a black card base to finish the card.


I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoyed making them.
If you have any questions or even if you just liked them, do leave me a comment below.

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

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Blue diwali

Hello!
The Navratri festival is being celebrated in full swing all over India right now.
Today, we celebrate the colour blue!

For my first card, I used the fireworks stamp from the Craftangles Happy Diwali stamp set, to stamp and heat emboss with blue embossing powder, on Craftangles navy blue card stock.
I just love the effect.
I then stamped and silver embossed the sentiments from Craftangles 'Diwali sentiments' stamp set on
Craftangles vellum, and adhered it to the card panel.
I adhered this to a light blue card base made with Craftangles cardstock, to finish the card.
Super simple and easy.


For the second card, I created a mandala using the little diya stamp in the 
I then cut out this mandala using Simon Says stamp stitched circle die.
I layered it on a circle of silver glitter cardstock from DCWV.
I then added a star brad in the centre, so that the circles would turn.
Its super fun!
I mounted this circular panel onto a square panel of Craftangles Navy cardstock and then onto a white square card base.
I finished the card with a sentiment from the "Diwali Sentiments" stamp set.


I've tried to capture  some of the beautiful glitter cardstock in detail below.


I hope you enjoyed these cards and will play with these stamp sets! 
They really are a lot of fun!

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

Paru Mahtani!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Warli cards

Hello!
Im showcasing the newly released Warli Borders stamp set from Craftangles today.
Its a simple stamp, so I made some simple but effective cards which show how they can be used in different ways for different occassions.

For the first card, I gold embossed the image along with a sentiment from 
I think the image and the sentiment go well together.


For the second card, I stamped the image of the wedding party Warli border in black on white card stock. I then used Tim Holtz distress inks to colour images.
I stamped the sentiment, from Craftangles 'Indian Wedding' stamp set in black Versafine ink.
I then trimmed the card stock to size and mounted it with foam tape to a brown card base made with Cinnamon Brown cardstock from Craftangles.



For the third card, I stamped the Warli village scene border on Craftangles Tangerine cardstock using Versafine Crimson ink.
I then die cut this panel using Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die and added a gold embossed sentiment from the newly released Craftangles 'From all of us' stamp set.
I then mounted this panel using fun foam, onto a SSS die cut panel of Craftangles 'Wine Red' cardstock.
I have to say here, that, Craftangles cardstock is by far THE MOST luxurious card stock that I have used. It just feels so smooth and any technique that you use on it is a huge success.
I then adhered this panel to a white card base to finish the card.


A simple stamp set, three simple cards.
I hope you will give this set a try.
I'd love to hear what you think...do leave your comments below.

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

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Playing with Craftangles new release!

Hello!!

Have you see the brand new release from Craftangles?!!
The characters and sentiment stamps are so versatile, I will be playing with them for a long time!!


For the first card, I stamped and masked the various characters to create a group.


I then used watercolour pencils to colour in the characters and then added the sentiment from the brand new diwali stamp set from Craftangles Diwali Sentiments


The second card is even more fun!!
I decided to make a shadow box pop up card!

I started with a super simple cover for the card..I used the 'Hearts all around' stencil and Tim Holtz 'bubble gum' distress ink, and a simple sentiment from the 'From all of us' stamp set.



For the pop up inside, I used the women stamps from the 'People of India' and 'World's Best' stamps sets to create a cute pop up! I used another simple sentiment on the inside to finish the card.





For the final project, I decided to use the characters and the stamps to create a couple of cute gift tags.



I really love how all these projects turned out.
 I hope you will be inspired to try them out. 
 I will have videos up on social media..so do look out for them.

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

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions




Saturday, September 15, 2018

Christmas card using Art Wax

 Hello!
I am show casing a fabulousnew product from Craftangles today!
You will see in the video below, how just a tiny bit of this gorgeous metallic coloured wax can transform any project into a thing of beauty!
It works best on a black background so here is what I came up with.
I started out by applying the Craftangles black charcoal texture paste on black cardstock using Craftangles stencils.
Once dry, I rubbed a little bit of the Craftangles 'Iridiscent pink', 'Iridiscent violet'  and 'Bronze' art wax to create a metallic background.
I even tried it on Craftangles 'Black diamond' glimmer paste and the results were fantastic.
Enjoy the video.


Once the backgrounds were done, I cut out the panels using Simon Says Stamp stitched dies.
I then heat embossed the sentiment (Penny Black) on Craftangles vellum , die cut the tag (mftdienamics) and the Christmas trees (Impression Obsession), added a satin bow and adhered the panel to a white A2 card base. 
Its hard to capture the gorgeous beauty of this waxed background in a photo, but, you get the idea.
Craftangles stencil used with Craftangles Black diamond glimmer paste is 'Flourish'.



For the second card, I have used a sentiment from Hero Arts and 
the bench and lamp from Lawn Fawn. I gold embossed the sentiment and images and added them to the die cut panel to create an unusual Christmas card.
The Craftangles stencil used here is  'Doodle around'.


For the third card, I have used the Craftangles stencil 'Geometric bliss' 
and a fabulous Santa die cut from Impression obsession, 
which I die cut from copper coloured cardstock. 
The sentiment is from Impression Obsession too.


For the last card, I used Craftangles 'black diamond' glimmer paste which is absolutely fantastic, along with the Craftangles 'Indian motif' stencil.
The gold embossed sentiment is from Penny black and the die cut trees from Impression Obsession.


Hope you liked these cards and will give these products a try!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!