Friday, August 16, 2019

Ink blending with Craftangles stencils

I love making and keeping a stock of simple cards which can be used for any occasion.
So, I made a few quick cards today using Craftangles 'Swirly Lace' and 'Net Lace' stencils and  Tim Holtz Distress inks. 
I started by die cutting 4 panels out of one 12"x12"sheet of the newly released Craftangles smooth white card stock using the Simon Says Stamp stitched squares die. 
I then used the two stencils mentioned above and Tim Holtz distress inks 'Faded jeans', 'Broken china', 'Chipped Sapphire', 'Dusty Concord', 'Carved Pumpkin' and 'Mustard seed' to create these ink blended panels.

I die cut the Winnie and Walter bold 'hugs' using matching colours and adhered them to the card with fun foam to give them some dimension. I finished the cards using Craftangles sequins 'Bumblebee', 'Oxford Blue', and 'Orange'.

Here is a closer look at these cards.

What kind of cards do you like to make? I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Craftangles 'Birthday' Challenge!

Welcome to the Craftangles 'Birthday' Challenge for the month of August!

Do play and link up your entries HERE

I have some birthday cards to inspire you to play today.

For the first two cards, I used a technique demonstrated  by Kristina Werner recently.
I used make up brushes (from Amazon) to do the ink blending! Khyati had suggested these brushes, and OMG! they are the best for ink blending!!!

For the first card, I started of by blending Distress inks through the Craftangles 'flower cluster' stencil onto the background panel of Craftangles white cardstock. I then die cut the large numbers in Craftangles earl grey card stock and white cardstock, and layered them. I then stamped and die cut the sentiment panels and adhered them with 3D foam tape. I added some clear Craftangles sequins to finish the card.

For the second card, I first used the newly released Craftangles masking paper to cut out the number 50 and adhered it to the Craftangles white card base. I then  blended the background colours onto the Craftangles white cardstock panel. After blending the colours, I used the same stencil as the card above, to blend more colour onto the card base. This gave it tone on tone look.
Once done, I removed the mask and added a stamped sentiment along with some clear sequins to finish the card.

For the second set of cards, I used simple stencilling and combined it with floral die cuts and liquid watercolours.

For these cards, I started by stencilling (Herrringbone) the background with a light blending of Black soot distress ink. I used Craftangles liquid watercolours to paint a piece of watercolour carstock and then die cut the flowers. I combined the coloured flowers with white diecuts and then sprinkled them with some more watercolour.
I finished the card with some jute twine and some sequins and resin beads and a simple sentiment.

The next card is a simple shaker. I used the Craftangles rays stencil for the background and then cut out the number 50. I made this into a simple shaker and added the 
A bold sentiment and a few sequins adhered to the outside, finished this card.

For the last card, I experimented with the newly released Craftangles alcohol ink paper and Craftangles liquid watercolours.
They work beautifully, but take some time to dry. Once semidry, I added some gold foil to the paper. It stuck to the parts where more ink had collected.
I then die cut this panel and adhered it to a white card base with a floral die cut and a birthday sentiment to finish the card.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards and will be tempted to play along.

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

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.