Monday, April 23, 2018

Embossing paste party!!


I am a little late to the embossing paste party, But, now that I am here, I am hooked!!!
Stencilling with embossing paste is 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

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!