Thursday, November 30, 2017

Playing with Craftangles Christmas stencils

I had so much fun making these cards and tags using them!
For the first card, I have used the tree background stencil  and the starry background stencil  to create the background and the 
Christmas elements stencil for the focal image!
The sentiment is from the Craftangles 'Seasons Greetings' stamp set.

For the second card, I have used the 'Tree Background' stencil again and added avellum overlay with a heat embossed gold sentiment from the Craftangles 'Season's Greetings' stamp set.
I added a santa and sleigh die cut from Impression Obsesssion to complete the card.

For the third card, I used the Craftangles Plaid stencil over
Craftangles sky blue cardstock to create the background.
I then added a heat embossed sentiment from the 
Craftangles 'Seasons Greetings' stamp set.
I created a snowbank at the bottom of the card and added some Memory Box 'Tiny Village' die cuts and some Impression Obsession 'Christmas tree' die cuts to finish the card.

To create the first two tags below, I used the create the Craftangles Create a Scene stencil, and Tim Holtz distress inks.
I heat embossed the 'Seasons Greetings' sentiment to complete the tags.

I added a Martha stewart train die cut to this tag to create some interest.

For the two tags below, I used the Craftangles 'Skyline' stencil two ways. They were so quick and easy to make! I also used the Craftangles 'Snowflake' stencil to create a background. 
I added a sentiment from the Craftangles 'Seasons greetings' stamp set  and some pretty ribbon and twine to finish the tags.

I had a blast making these cards and tags!
I hope I have inspired you to create too!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Making Christmas cards using Craftangles Stencils

As you can see, I have started making my Christmas cards well in time this year! 
Today, I am playing with five gorgeous stencils from Craftangles.

to start with, I used the 'Doodle around' stencil along with Memento summer sky ink to create a dreamy icy background for my skating girl (woodblock stamp from Studio G). 
I then stamped the image, 
coloured it and layered it using  Simon Says Stamp stitched square dies. 
I finished the card with a Christmas sentiment from Hero Arts and 
The card base is from Letz Craft.

For the second card, I used the 'Flourish' stencil from Craftangles
I heat embossed a sentiment from Hero Arts onto a strip of vellum and adhered it to the panel.
I then stamped and cut out the bench and lamp (Lawn Fawn) out of card stock as well as foam (for dimension) and adhered this above the sentiment panel.
To finish the card, I added some Craftangles clear sequins.

For the third card, I started out with the 'Argyle' stencil and Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink.
I distressed the edges of all the panels used in this card, as well as the card base, using Vintage photo distress ink, to create a vintage look. 
I also distressed the edges of the nutcracker doll (from Unity Stamp company)
I then layered the simon Says Stamp stitched die cut panels and the fussy cut image.
To finish the card I added a fern die cut (impression obsession) and added a bit of 
MayArts jute ribbon.

For my fourth card, I drew inspiration from paintings of the northern lights on Pinterest.
I used the 'Paisley' stencil and Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Picked Raspberries, Dusty concord, and Twisted Citron distress inks and distress oxides 
to create a look of the northern lights. 
I just love how this card turned out!!
I added some die cut silhouette Christmas trees from Impression Obsession 
a gold embossed sentiment  from Hero Arts, on a vellum panel 
and some Craftangles clear sequins to finish the card. 

For the fifth card, I used the "Floral Mesh" stencil from Craftangles along with 
I just love the bold colours. This is the first time I used a black card base, and I absolutely love it!!
For this card, I thought it best to just leave it with a simple gold embossed sentiment on a vellum panel and some gold sequins for interest.
The black card base is from Letz Craft.


I really enjoyed making these cards and I hope you like them too!
Do leave me a comment to let me know which one is your favourite!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Stamped and doodled deer


I have three christmas mini notecards today, the inspiration for which was this image on instagram!

I used the deer stamp from Winnie and Walter's  'Winter Wonderland' Stamp set and using my Misti tool, I stamped the dear in pale shades of memento inks.
The inspiration design had an etched design on the deer, so I decided to recreate a similar design using my white Signo gel pen.
A cut square stitched dies using Simon Says Stamp dies and stamped the pine leaves (Winnie and Walter 'Winter Wonderland') on two of them and dry embossed the third.
I used Memento 'Summer Sky' ink around the edges and added some buttons and sequins(craftangles)
to add some interest.
I then adhered the deer to the panels (except card no 2..where I stamped the deer directly on the panel) and finished the cards by adhering the panels to a 3"x3" card base.
I absolutely love how they turned out!!

 I am submitting these cards for 

and the 

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Thank you cards for Paru's Card Making Challenges

Today I have a Thank You card and tag that I made for my challenge blog

I just love how this card turned out!!
I started by stamping the floral image from Craftangles 'Beautiful Bloom Border' stamp set in black and heat embossing it with a clear embossing powder.
I then watercoloured the background using warm fall colours.
Once the background was dry, I partially embossed the background using Cuttlebug 'swirls' embossing powder.
I finished the card with a sentiment from Winnie and Walter (which I did in two colours, using the Misti), and sequins from Craftangles and A1Craft supply.

For my tag, I started with a tag die cut from MFT. 
I then stamped the sentiment from Winnie and Walter (using Tim Holtz distress ink) 
repeatedly to create a background.
To create the focal image, 
I die cut the square stamp using a Cuttlebug die, 
and then stamped the floral image (source unknown) on it. 
After colouring and distressing using Tim Holtz distress inks,
I added some Craftangles sequins and some green ribbon to finish the tag.

Do come over and play Paru's Card Making Challenges
We have a wealth of inspiration over on the challenge blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have the best day!!