Saturday, October 28, 2017

Making Christmas cards using Craftangles Stencils.

Today I have a few Christmas cards which I have made using Craftangles stencils.
It was a lot of fun using them in different ways!!

For the first card, I created a background blending together Tim Holtz distress inks and Distress oxide inks on Craftangles grey cardstock.
I then used the Craftangles 'dots' stencil and Hero Arts Unicorn white ink to create interest.
I then added a birch trees die cut, Impression Obsession birds die cut and a torn piece of white paper to create the snow bank.
I finished the cards with Craftangles clear sequins.
I stamped the sentiment using a misti tool and two colours of Tim Holtz distress inks, one on top of the other.

For the second card, I stated by using the Craftangles stripes stencil, first in one direction and then in the opposite direction to create a checked pattern.
I do not have a poinsettia stamp, so I created the poinsettia flower using a single leaf from an old Stampendous stamp set. 
I stamped four leaves, masked them and then stamped them again to create the poinsettia.
I then embossed this flower with gold embossing powder, water coloured it, fussy cut it and popped it up on the background using 3D foam tape.
I added a wooden button in the centre for interest.
I heat embossed a sentiment from Hero arts and a swirl from a Hot of the Press stamp set.

For the third card, I stamped a plaid background onto red cardstock with black ink.
I then created a panel using Craftangles 'leaves' stencil  and Tim holtz distress ink.
and watercoloured some berries among the stencilled leaves.
I then matted this panel on green cardstock and then onto the black plaid bakckground. 
I added a stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on vellum 
along with some Craftangles sequins to finish the card.

For the fourth card, I created a simple red and white background using the Craftangles 'Stripes' stencil and Tim Holtz 'festive berries' distress ink.
I overlaid this background with a  vellum panel with a simple heat embossed christmas tree and sentiment from Hero Arts. I finished the card with some  red self adhesive gemstones to add some sparkle!

For the fifth card, I used the Craftangles 'Stripes' stencil again, 
this time with Tim Holtz 'Black Soot' ink. To create interest, I added some red lines using my red signo gel pen, in between the black stripes. 
I overlaid this panel with a vellum panel attached using black rivets.
I then stamped and die cut the images (Stampendous) and added them to the card using 3D foam tape. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto the vellum and popped up the entire panel using 3D foam tape onto a red cardstock panel and then onto a white card base.

I had a blast making these simple cards..
I hope I have inspired you to give Craftangles stencils a try!!!

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

Playing with Craftangles diwali stamps and stencils


I am so excited to be playing with my Craftangles DT pack this week!
I have used the 'Diwali wishes', 'Celebrating Diwali', 'Diwali Greetings' stamp sets and 
the 'Starry Lights' stencil and the Craftangles coloured Cardstock to make these cards.

For the first card, I have used hero arts neon inks with the Craftangles 'Starry Lights' stencil to create the background and to colour the diya. 
I added a gold embossed sentiment on vellum and used Craftangles Aqua cardstock as the cardbase to finish the card. 
Sweet and simple!

For the second card, I used the same stencil as above but used Tim Holtz 'Mustard seed' and 'Fired Brick' distress inks to create the background.
I popped up the water coloured and fussy cut family with foam tape, added the sentiment and then used Craftangles 'Navy Blue' cardstock to make the card base.

For my third card, I used a brick embossed card panel onto which I adhered the water coloured and fussy cut lamp. I then gold embossed and stamped the sentiment onto Craftangles 'Ruby Red' card stock and used the same card stock to make a card base too.

I don't usually use coloured card bases, but I am loving these cards from Craftangles. I have many more colours to play with so stay tuned!!

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

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wedding themed stamps from Craftangles

I am absolutely thrilled to be playing with the newly released 
Wedding and Diwali themed stamps from Craftangles!

The first card is made using stamps from 
 I used Tim Holtz 'dried marigold' distress ink and the ink smooshing technique to create the beautiful background. I then stamped the mandalas from the 'Diwali wishes' stamp set using 
Tim Holtz 'Spiced Marmalade' distress oxide to create a tone on tone look.
I stamped the focal image using Tim Holtz 'Vintage Photo' distress ink on smooth white cardstock and watercoloured the same using Sakura Koi watercolour cakes.
I then popped up the focal image using fun foam.
I finished the card by adding the gold embossed sentiment and some gold sequins.

For the second card, I started by creating the background by smooshing some Tim Holtz 'Black Soot' distress ink onto red cardstock. I did a couple of layers of ink smooshing and then stamped the mandala ( Craftangles 'Diwali wishes') using Versafine Onyx black ink.
I just love the depth this has created.
I then watercoloured the focal image  from the Craftangles 'Mr. and Mrs. 'stamp set using Sakura Koi watercolour cakes. I fussy cut the image and popped it up with some fun foam.
I finished the card by adding a white embossed sentiment on vellum.

For this card, I started with a background made using the 'Rays' stencil from Craftangles. In the centre, I stamped the OM (Mudra stamps) using Tim Holtz 'Fired Brick' distress ink.
I stamped, watercoloured (Sakura Koi watercolour cakes), fussy cut and popped up the Ganesh (Craftangles 'Ganpati Bappa' stamp set) with fun foam to add dimension.
I finished the card with a sentiment from Mudra Stamps and  'bumblebee yellow' sequins from Craftangles.

My final card, I am thrilled to say, turned out exactly as I planned it.
I created a shaker element by diecutting two circles and creating a ring using double sided foam tape. I filled this ring with large round gold sequins (to represent coins!)
I dry embossed the panel using a cuttlebug embossing folder.
I finished the card by adding the watercoloured (Sakura Koi watercolour cakes) image of Goddess Lakshmi from the Craftangles 'Shubh Laabh' stamp set.


I hope you liked the cards as much as I really enjoyed making them!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 17 challenge

Hello everyone!!!! 

Thank you so much for playing the "Rainbow" challenge in September!
I was so happy by the response! So many beautiful cards!

Here is the October challenge!
Make a card or tag with a touch of gold.


Make a card or tag using the theme given. 
Take a photo of your creation and link it up below.
If you have a blog, write a post about our challenge and link it back to our challenge, including photos of your card or tag.
Please display this storyboard prominently in your blog post so that others may be inspired to play.

ALSO, please display this logo prominently on the sidebar of your blog so that others may join us.


If you don't have a blog, post your photos on social media and TAG them with #PCMCHALLENGES
If you don't tag them, we will not see them on social media.

Link your blogpost/social media post to the linky below.

Now for some inspiration...

To make a touch of  gold tag, I first printed out a cardstock sheet of toner , which, I used to die cut the Spellbinders peacock feather.

I then used two different colours of Craftangles foil on this die cut.

Here is the beautiful result.

To make the tag, I used a scrap of blue cardstock to die cut a PaperTreyInk bookmark. I had previously stamped this scrap with peacocks to create a tone on tone look.
I then adhered the foiled die cut to the tag and added a blue ribbon to complete the tag.
Beautiful isn't it?

For the card, I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched square dies to cut two nesting squares out of the 'Colours of India' 6"x6" paper pack from Craftangles.
I then cut the final square out of green cardstock and heat embossed a mandala from the newly released 'Happy Diwali' stamp set from Craftangles, in gold.
I finished the card by adding a bit of May Arts ribbon with a golden bell for fun!

To Inspire you some more...

My very dear friend and cardmaking superstar
Neha Bhatt is my Guest designer this month
and she has some fabulous cards to inspire you!

Hi Crafty Friends,
I am back on my favourite challenge blog once again! The theme is “Touch of Gold”. With Diwali
approaching, I decided to make a card and a tag for the festive season.

For the card, I have used waffle flower’s Lacy Flower stamp as rangoli!
I embossed it with glitter gold
embossing powder by Brutus Manroe. It is hard to capture the jazzy look of it but it looks gorgeous
in person. I cut the panel using spellbinder die. To color the Rangoli, I used Candied Apple, Ground
Espresso and spiced marmalade distress inks. The sentiment is from Ranganjali. A thin wavy stripe of
golden glitter paper is added. A small floer from the same set is embossed, colored and tucked under
the panel to balance the design. I mounted the panel on similar colored but textured card base.

Tag is created using Papertrey Ink die. I lined the back side with a circle die cut blended using Candied Apple Distress oxide . I inlaid few flower centres, die cut using glitter paper. To finish it off, embossed sentiment in gold & tied some golden threads.

I hope you are inspired with my creations and will play along!
Thank you Paru for this opportunity! Wish to be back soon! Have a crafty festive season !

To further inspire you,
we  have two beautiful cards from  the design team over at
Peek-a-boo designs,
our generous sponsors this month!
You can read more about these cards here.

Stunning aren't they!
Hope you have been inspired!! come on over and play!

This month we have TWO fabulous prizes from
Peek-a-Boo designs!

One Rs. 1500 ($20) and one Rs.750 ($10) gift card!

The winner will be announced on the 28th of October, so don't forget to stop by!

Please link up your creations here.

To be eligible to win a prize, please follow all the instructions carefully...
you will find them above and in under 'how to play' in the right sidebar.

I am linking up my creations to the 
Simon Says Stamp Monday 'Heavy metal' challenge

the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 'Anything Goes' Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day and have lots of fun!!

Paru Mahtani