Friday, July 27, 2018

Stencils and Texture paste.

I 'm so excited to use a brand new Craftangles product! 
The Craftangles Black Charcoal texture paste and Craftangles Glimmer paste.
Both these products are just amazing and so much fun to use to use! I hope you will give them a try!

I've put together a few process videos, so I apologise for the length of this post.

I created a panel using Craftangles 'skyblue' card stock, geometric flowers stencil and the black texture paste. The results are you can see.
Immediately after using the paste, I washed off the stencil with water and dish soap. 
Once dry, the texture paste is hard to remove.

I die cut the stencilled panel with Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die and adhered it to the centre of a square white card. 
I stamped an fussy cut these beautiful gerberas (from Unity stamp co.) and adhered them to the card along with some glass beads to finish.
I haven't added a sentiment, so I can use this card for any occassion.

For the second card, I created a panel using the 'Overlapping circles' stencil from Craftangles and the Black Charcoal texture paste. I then die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp stitched square dies, matted it with black cardstock and adhered it to a square white card,
using fun foam to add some dimension.
I stamped, watercoloured and fussy cut the meditating frog from Stampendous 'Frog Yoga' stamp set
and added it to the panel. 
I think it really pops against that black background.
I finished the card with a sentiment from Flora and Fauna.

Here is a close up of the texture paste.

For the third card, I decided to create a black on black panel.
The result was brilliant..
Here is a process video.

Once the panel had dried, I decided to add some pop!
I stamped and fussy cut images from my brand new Sunny Studios 'Berry bliss' stamp set.
Once I arranged them on the background, I added some white paint splatter to add some interest.
This is really one of my most favourite cards and I'm so happy to share it with you.

Here is a detail photo of the gorgeous black on black background!

For the 4th card, I started with a square piece black cardstock from Craftangles, the Craftangles fireworks stencil and Craftangles Glimmer pastes 'Lemon zest', 'Orange peel' and 'Amethyst'.
The fireworks these pastes created are just beautiful!!

After some thought, I stamped and fussy cut this fun image from Art Impressions and added it to the panel and card base. 
I couldn't think of a sentiment, so I've left it for now...I wonder who this card will go to!

I hope you have enjoyed these videos and these cards!
If you have any questions, do leave me a comment.

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

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Fun with Craftangles stencils

I had a lot of fun playing with Craftangles stencils while making cards for this post! The first two cards are fairly simple and for the third one, 
I tried out something new so I've made a process video for you.

For the first card, I've used the Craftangles 'Treads' stencil and Tim Holtz 'mustard seed', 'crushed olive' and 'mowed lawn' distress inks to create the background.
One done, I stamped over it using the Craftangles 'Beautiful Bloom' border stamp.
I then coloured in the stamp using faber castell sketch pens.
I then added the bold sentiment from Hot of the Press, trimmed the panel down to size, added some additional cardstock to the side for interest and adhered the panel to a cardbase made with Craftangles 'Emerald green' cardstock.
I finished the card with some black sequins from Craftangles.

For the second card, I started out with the Craftangles 'Antique lace' stencil and 
Tim Holtz 'milled lavender' distress ink to create a soft background.
I die cut the wreath and the flowers (Impression Obsession), coloured the flowers using the same ink and adhered them to the card panel.
I then stamped the sentiment (from Craftangles 'Sending Love' stamp set), 
in a darker ink of the same tone.
A sweet and serene card that can be used for any occassion.

For the third card, I wanted to create an underwater scene...something I had seen many times on Instagram. I looked up some videos on youtube and came up with this.
I just love how this card turned out...I will surely be trying out this technique again.
Do check out the process video below. It isn't perfect, but, it shows you how the card is  made.

I hope you enjoyed the video. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment.
To make this card, I have used Craftangles 'Rays' and  'Leaves' stencils and the 

I hope you have enjoyed this post and these cards as much as I have enjoyed making them.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.