Monday, December 18, 2017

More christmas cards

I have some more Christmas cards for you today, which I have made using
Craftangles christmas stamps in combination with stamps and dies from other companies.

For the first card, I used the Christmas tree die from Stampendous and 
embossing folders from Cuttlebug. 
I saw this peekaboo style card on Instagram and was inspired by it. 
I first cut out the tree and the embossed the card panel. 
I then drew out the tree onto another panel of card stock and stamped the Santa image from the Craftangles 'Santa Claus' stamp set to fit into the tree. 
Once coloured the trimmed the stamped card stock to fit the embossed card stock and 
adhered them together using double sided foam tape.
I then stamped and cut the sentiment to fit at the base of the tree and 
finished the card by adding the red embossed panel and Craftangles metallic green sequins.

For the second card, I wanted to make something super quick and easy. 
I started by using the Impression Obsession door die to create and embossed background panel.
I then cut the lawn fawn mini wreath and bow to 'hang' on the door.
I then stamped the sentiment (from the Craftangles 'Seasons greetings stamp set) on matching white card stock and tore the edges to create some interest.
I finished the card with some self adhesive gemstones for some bling and shine!

The next two cards started out as experiment, which fortunately turned out well!!
For the first card, I stamped the Santa (Craftangles 'Merry Christmas' stamp set), onto kraft cardstock.
I then used Faber Castell colour pencils to colour the Santa and used a Stampin'Up blender pen to blend the colours. I then added the highlights and snow using a Signo white gel pen.
I finished the panel by adding a vellum panel with a white heat embossed sentiment 
from Lawn Fawn. 
I mounted the panel on a black card you may have noticed, my current favourite thing to so this season!!

For the last card, I stamped and masked the Christmas ornament from the Craftangles 'Christmas ornament' stamp set on a piece of white card stock. I then stamped another ornament behind it.
I stamped the sentiments on the ornaments, and then coloured them with watercolours and watercolour pencils.
I then cut out the two panels using Simon Says Stamp stitched dies.
I then added a sentiment from the Craftangles 'seasons greetings' stamp set, 
which, I cut apart in order to stamp the entire sentiment in one line.
I then added some black jute twine to finish the card.
 I am submitting this card the Simon Says Stamp wednesday 'Stitch it' challenge.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and that you will give these stamps a try!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas baubles and more!

I'm back with more projects made with the newly released Craftangles stamps and stencils!!

First off, I have the baubles from the Craftangles 'Christmas Ornaments' stamp set which I coloured using the technique demonstrated by Sandy Allnock.
They are far from perfect, but I like the way they turned out! I used the bauble outline and stamped the Santa's from the Craftangles 'Santa Claus' stamp set inside them. I then watercoloured them and fussy cut them. I then used a sponge dauber and tim Holtz black soot distress ink to darken the edges to give some diemnsion. I then used white acrylic paint to create the highlight. Sandy recommends a white gel pen, but mine wasn't working properly so I had to improvise. I added the snow dots with white acrylic paint too.

Here is how I used them...
First one I used on a black tag..chalkboard effect..
I just love how the colours pop! The sentiment is from 

I am submitting this tag for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 'Gift it' challenge.

The other two, I used as hanging baubles on this stencilled card.  I used the 
Craftangles 'Christmas Ornaments' stencil to create a background on white card stock and white heat embossed the sentiment from the Craftangles 'Holly Jolly Christmas' stamp set on balck cardstock to finish the card.

For this next card, I created a background using Tim Holtz distress inks and the 
I stamped, watercoloured and fussy cut the santa from the
I then adhered it to the card using an Action wobble.

I had to trim the Action wobble to fit behind the Santa.
Once I fixed the Santa, I white heat embossed and die cut the sentiment panel
(sentiment is from the Craftangles 'Holly Jolly Christmas" stamp set)
and popped it up with some 3D foam tape.
I added some Craftangles sequins and adhered the panel to a kraft card base.
Check out the video below to see how Santa wobbles!

This next card is a shaker card.
For this, I used an image from the 
I love this rolling bear!! There is so much movement in this image.
So I decided to make him frolic in the snow!
I created a circular shaker panel using Simon Says Stamp stitched dies and filled it with 
Craftangles 'Ivory hearts' and silver sequins.
I tore a few panels of white card stock and layered them to create the effect of snow banks.
I inserted the bear cut out (stamped, watercoloured and fussy cut) and added the sentiment, also from the Craftangles 'Bearing gifts' stamp set.
I finished the card by adding some of the same sequins on the outside and adhering the shaker panel to a white card base.

I am submitting this card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday 'Icy Inspiration' challenge.
I'm also adding it to their 'Christmas Card Day' challenge.

For the final card, I used the Craftangles 'plaid' stencil to create the background as well as the circular spinner chanel. I diecut the spinner chanel using the Queen and company circular frame die.
I stamped, coloured (with Steadler watercolour pencil) and fussy cut the toys from Simon Says Stamp 'Christmas Toys' stamp set and added them as cute little spinner elements on the card.
I added the sentiment..also from the same stamp set and some sequins to finish the card.

I have really enjoyed making these interactive cards for you today!
I hope I have inspired you to make some too!
We have an awesome goodie bag to give away as a prize to the winner of the challenge!

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