Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Shaker cards using Wanderlust patterned papers and elements pack

Have you seen the gorgeous new release from Craftangles!
I just love the 6"x6" patterned paper pack "Wanderlust".
I made a couple of simple shaker cards to showcase these papers as well as 
the super fun Craftangles sequin mixes.
I used the beautiful illustrations in this paper pack to make the first shaker card. 
I used the Craftangles sequins mix 'Candy blue" to represent the ocean, in the shaker.
I also fussy cut some images from the 
'Wanderlust' elements pack and added them to create some interest.
I finished the card with a sentiment from Hero Arts.

For the second card,
I used an image from the Wanderlust elements pack as the background for the shaker card.
I then added the rest of the images, also from the 'Wanderlust' elements pack and a sentiment from CAS-ual Friday stamps.

I hope you will these fun supplies a try!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Playing the Color Throwdown challenge and ink smooshing with Craftangles liquid watercolour.

Hello! I am playing a challenge after years!
I came across this challenge from 'Color Throwdown #529'
which seemed perfect!

I played with the newly released Craftangles  liquid watercolours to create this background. It is amazing how vibrant they are and how bright they stay even after drying.
I first die cut a panel using the Altenew canvas die. 
I found it too big for my card base so I further die cut it using 
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die.
I then smooshed liquid watercolours with the help of a piece of acetate, onto the background.
While it dried, I die cut the different layers of the Altenew 'Fantasy Floral' die set. 
I decided not to use the bottom layer of the flower to add some interest. 
I added a touch of colour to the leaves and adhered them all to the background panel 
using 3D foam tape.
Once done, I adhered this panel to a black card base. 
I love doing this as it really makes the card pop!
The card looked so pretty, I didn't want to add anything to it, not even a sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed this card. I'd love to hear from you so do leave me a comment.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Valentine cards using only patterned paper and Craftangles element pack Giveaway.

I have for you today, three cards which I made using only the newly released Craftangles patterned papers and element packs.
I also have a couple of element packs to GIVEAWAY on my Instagram page today!!
So do visit https://www.instagram.com/parusperceptions/ to enter into the giveaway!
I will choose a winner via Random.org and announce the winner on Friday 8th February.
This Giveaway is open to Indian participants only.

For my first card, I used scraps left over from earlier cards that I made last week.
I adhered them together using double sided tape and then die cut them into a panel to fit the front of an 4.25 x 5.5 inch cardbase.
I then die cut the focal image from the  Craftangles 'Watercolour love' element pack and adhered it with double sided foam tape to finish the card.

For the second card, I layered patterned paper from the Craftangles 'Sweet Love paper paper pack' and the 'Vintage rosette paper pack'. I then fussy cut an focal image from the 'Watercolour love' element pack and adhered it to the card with 3D foam tape to finish it.

For the third card, I used another sheet from the Craftangles 'Sweet Love' paper pack as the background for this 5"x5" card.
I added a sheet of vellum across the the background to diffuse it and added the focal image.. a fussy cut image from the 'Watercolour love' elements pack. I added a couple of die cut elephants to add some interest.


And here are the two elements packs that I have to give away on my Instagram page.
I will choose two winners on Friday 8th February.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
I hope you enjoyed these cards and will give these supplies a try!

Have a great day!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Play the HNDMD 'Love' Challenge.

Welcome to the 'Love is in the Air ' Challenge at HNDMD! Follow this link to read all the details and play along!

 Here is my take on the challenge..I hope you are inspired to play along!
 I made a few mini notecards and a couple of gift tags using the newly released Craftangles 'Hug Me' stamp set,  patterned papers from the 'Vintage Rosette' 6"x6"paper pack' and the newly released Craftangles stencils 'Heart mesh''Chit chat' and 'Quilted hearts'