Monday, October 15, 2018

Warli cards

Im showcasing the newly released Warli Borders stamp set from Craftangles today.
Its a simple stamp, so I made some simple but effective cards which show how they can be used in different ways for different occassions.

For the first card, I gold embossed the image along with a sentiment from 
I think the image and the sentiment go well together.

For the second card, I stamped the image of the wedding party Warli border in black on white card stock. I then used Tim Holtz distress inks to colour images.
I stamped the sentiment, from Craftangles 'Indian Wedding' stamp set in black Versafine ink.
I then trimmed the card stock to size and mounted it with foam tape to a brown card base made with Cinnamon Brown cardstock from Craftangles.

For the third card, I stamped the Warli village scene border on Craftangles Tangerine cardstock using Versafine Crimson ink.
I then die cut this panel using Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die and added a gold embossed sentiment from the newly released Craftangles 'From all of us' stamp set.
I then mounted this panel using fun foam, onto a SSS die cut panel of Craftangles 'Wine Red' cardstock.
I have to say here, that, Craftangles cardstock is by far THE MOST luxurious card stock that I have used. It just feels so smooth and any technique that you use on it is a huge success.
I then adhered this panel to a white card base to finish the card.

A simple stamp set, three simple cards.
I hope you will give this set a try.
I'd love to hear what you leave your comments below.

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

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Playing with Craftangles new release!


Have you see the brand new release from Craftangles?!!
The characters and sentiment stamps are so versatile, I will be playing with them for a long time!!

For the first card, I stamped and masked the various characters to create a group.

I then used watercolour pencils to colour in the characters and then added the sentiment from the brand new diwali stamp set from Craftangles Diwali Sentiments

The second card is even more fun!!
I decided to make a shadow box pop up card!

I started with a super simple cover for the card..I used the 'Hearts all around' stencil and Tim Holtz 'bubble gum' distress ink, and a simple sentiment from the 'From all of us' stamp set.

For the pop up inside, I used the women stamps from the 'People of India' and 'World's Best' stamps sets to create a cute pop up! I used another simple sentiment on the inside to finish the card.

For the final project, I decided to use the characters and the stamps to create a couple of cute gift tags.

I really love how all these projects turned out.
 I hope you will be inspired to try them out. 
 I will have videos up on social do look out for them.

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

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Christmas card using Art Wax

I am show casing a fabulousnew product from Craftangles today!
You will see in the video below, how just a tiny bit of this gorgeous metallic coloured wax can transform any project into a thing of beauty!
It works best on a black background so here is what I came up with.
I started out by applying the Craftangles black charcoal texture paste on black cardstock using Craftangles stencils.
Once dry, I rubbed a little bit of the Craftangles 'Iridiscent pink', 'Iridiscent violet'  and 'Bronze' art wax to create a metallic background.
I even tried it on Craftangles 'Black diamond' glimmer paste and the results were fantastic.
Enjoy the video.

Once the backgrounds were done, I cut out the panels using Simon Says Stamp stitched dies.
I then heat embossed the sentiment (Penny Black) on Craftangles vellum , die cut the tag (mftdienamics) and the Christmas trees (Impression Obsession), added a satin bow and adhered the panel to a white A2 card base. 
Its hard to capture the gorgeous beauty of this waxed background in a photo, but, you get the idea.
Craftangles stencil used with Craftangles Black diamond glimmer paste is 'Flourish'.

For the second card, I have used a sentiment from Hero Arts and 
the bench and lamp from Lawn Fawn. I gold embossed the sentiment and images and added them to the die cut panel to create an unusual Christmas card.
The Craftangles stencil used here is  'Doodle around'.

For the third card, I have used the Craftangles stencil 'Geometric bliss' 
and a fabulous Santa die cut from Impression obsession, 
which I die cut from copper coloured cardstock. 
The sentiment is from Impression Obsession too.

For the last card, I used Craftangles 'black diamond' glimmer paste which is absolutely fantastic, along with the Craftangles 'Indian motif' stencil.
The gold embossed sentiment is from Penny black and the die cut trees from Impression Obsession.

Hope you liked these cards and will give these products a try!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Diecutting and stencilling with glimmer paste


I've been having so much fun with Craftangles glimmer pastes this month!!
I also decided to play with the Tiffany inspired colours..aqua, white, gold and black.
Here is what I came up with!

For my first card, I started out by stencilling a cardstock panel with Tim Holtz 'Cracked Pistachio' and Craftangles 'Gold Dust' glimmer paste and the Craftangles 'dots' stencil.
I then die cut the word 'Happy' using the Winnie and Walter die and created a simple shaker card, filling it with Craftangles 'clear shimmer' sequins.
I added a stamped and fussy cut Altenew  layered rose to add some colour. I finished the card with a white heat embossed birthday sentiment on black card.

Its hard to photograph the gold glimmer, but the card looks really pretty.

For the next two cards,
I started out by creating two patches of card using 
Craftangles 'Gold dust' glimmer paste and Tim Holtz 'Cracked Pistachio' distress ink.
I did this in order to use these panels to die cutting.

For the second card, I started by creating a card panel using 

I used the gold glimmer panel I made to die cut the Flora and Fauna 
Volkswagon beetle car. I also die cut the same using some craft foam,
which I used to give the card some dimension.
 I then encircled the car with the My Favourite Things Happy birthday die cut, cut from
Cratangles Aqua cardstock.

I finished the card with a white embossed sentiment on black cardstock.
Again, its hard to photograph the glimmer, but its Oh so pretty!

For the last card, I was inspired by this card I saw on Instagram.
I loved the look of layered balloons and decided to try it myself.
I used the aqua and gold glimmer card stock I created to die cut the balloons (From Lawn Fawn) . 
I further inked the aqua balloons to add some dimension. 
Once the panel was dry, I adhered the balloons and the sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp) and finished the card with some shiny black sequins.

I really love how these cards turned out..I hope you like them too.
Thanks so much for stopping by..
Have a great day!
Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Craftangles August blog hop

where we are showcasing the most amazing Craftangles glimmer pastes!!
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Don't forget to comment and leave some love at every stop on the hop...
there are loads of prizes to be won!

Ever since I've tried the Craftangles glimmer pastes, I've been hooked!!
Combine them with Craftangles stencils and you can have a winner every time!

I started off with the Craftangles 'starry lights' stencil and 
Take a look at my process video to see how!

I then added spots of Memento Dandelion ink  around the lanterns for some interest.
I then heat embossed the sentiment (hero arts) and added it to the card panel 
before adhering it to a white square card base.
Fun no?

For the second card, I used the Craftangles 'herringbone' stencil and 
Check out the video below to see how.

I then die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp stitched square dies 
and added some layered roses from Altenew stamps.
The card looked beautiful so I decided to leave it without a sentiment.

For the third card I used the same Craftangles  Denim blue glimmer paste and 
Take a look at the process video below!

To make the card, I stamped coloured and fussy cut this beautiful plane from 
an unknown stamp set from my stash and added it to the panel that I 
had previously die cut , using Simon Says Stamp stitched squares stamp set.
I finished the card by adding  the sentiment that came in the stamp set.

For the last card, I used the Craftangles 'diamond fade' stencil and 
Check out the video showing how I did it!

I used the little  boy from the newly released 
Craftangles 'Birthday Boy' stamp set for the focal image.
I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the boy and adhered him to the card along with a silver heat embossed sentiment from the same set.
Sweet and simple, no?

I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoyed making them.
If you have any questions or even if you just liked them, do leave me a comment below.

From here, you now go back to
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 in order to win some fabulous prizes!

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

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Happy Independence day!

Happy Independance Day!!

I have some fun and super easy rakhi cards for you to try today!
Rakshabandhan, the festival of sibling love is coming up soon and I thought it would be fun to incorporate our national colours with this festive ocassion.

For the first card, I used the 'Lace reloaded ' stencil from Craftangles along with Tim Holtz 'Carved pumpkin' and 'Mowed Lawn' distress inks to create a pretty background. 
I made a rakhi using an evil eye charm  and some white cord, and placed it in the centre of the background card panel. 
I then adhered this panel to the white card base. 
I adhered it to the inside card, using a bit of washi tape.
I stamped the sentiments..a combination of sentiments from Flora and Fauna stamps, 
Winnie and Walter stamps and Craftangles Stamps (Happy Rakhshabandhan) to complete the card.
Super quick.
Here is a video showing you my process.

For the second card, I used the 'Rays'  stencil from Craftangles along with Tim Holtz distress inks 'Carved pumpkin' and 'Mowed lawn'.

I created a background like I did above, and used the evil eye charm rakhi as the centre.
This time I used a combination of sentiments from Lawn Fawn and 
Craftangles (Happy Rakshabandhan and Happy Rakhi Bro)

Here is a process video for the same.

The third and final card is my favourite, I think.
I used the tricolour ( Tim Holtz 'carved pumpkin' , 'mowed lawn' and 'chipped sappire') and the 'skyline' stencil from Craftangles
to create a city skyline scene.
I added clouds using the nature stencil and Tim Holtz 'broken china' distress ink.

So many brothers and sisters are far away from each other at this time of the year, so, 
 the beautiful sentiment from Craftangles 'Happy rakhi Bro' stamp set 
seemed most appropriate with this background.
I made a rakhi using a heartbeat charm..It seemed perfect with the whole card.

Here is the process video..Do try out this stencil.. I thought it was the most fun!

I hope you enjoyed this post and the videos! 
I'd love to hear what you think so please leave me a comment below.

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

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Holiday cards using Craftangles Glimmer paste and Craftangles texture paste.

I've had the best time making these holiday cards 
using Craftangles stencils, Craftangles white glimmer paste and Craftangles white texture paste!

Here we go...
For the first card, I used a technique called shifting..demonstrated by Tim Holtz during his new release yesterday on facebook.
It basically means that you apply colour through the stencil, 
shift the stencil and then apply the second colour.
Here is a process video showing you how I created this background