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!



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