Making Christmas cards with Craftangles stencils

Today I have a few Christmas cards which I have made using Craftangles stencils.
It was a lot of fun using them in different ways!!
For the first card, I created a background blending together Tim Holtz distress inks and Distress oxide inks on Craftangles grey cardstock.
I then used the Craftangles ‘dots’ stencil and Hero Arts Unicorn white ink to create interest.
I then added a birch trees die cut, Impression Obsession birds die cut and a torn piece of white paper to create the snow bank.
I finished the cards with Craftangles clear sequins.
I stamped the sentiment using a misti tool and two colours of Tim Holtz distress inks, one on top of the other.
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For the second card, I stated by using the Craftangles stripes stencil, first in one direction and then in the opposite direction to create a checked pattern.
I do not have a poinsettia stamp, so I created the poinsettia flower using a single leaf from an old Stampendous stamp set. 
I stamped four leaves, masked them and then stamped them again to create the poinsettia.
I then embossed this flower with gold embossing powder, water coloured it, fussy cut it and popped it up on the background using 3D foam tape.
I added a wooden button in the centre for interest.
I heat embossed a sentiment from Hero arts and a swirl from a Hot of the Press stamp set.

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For the third card, I stamped a plaid background onto red cardstock with black ink.
and watercoloured some berries among the stencilled leaves.
I then matted this panel on green cardstock and then onto the black plaid bakckground. 
I added a stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on vellum 
along with some Craftangles sequins to finish the card.

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For the fourth card, I created a simple red and white background using the Craftangles ‘Stripes’ stencil and Tim Holtz ‘festive berries’ distress ink.
I overlaid this background with a  vellum panel with a simple heat embossed christmas tree and sentiment from Hero Arts. I finished the card with some  red self adhesive gemstones to add some sparkle!

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For the fifth card, I used the Craftangles ‘Stripes’ stencil again, 
this time with Tim Holtz ‘Black Soot’ ink. To create interest, I added some red lines using my red signo gel pen, in between the black stripes. 
I overlaid this panel with a vellum panel attached using black rivets.
I then stamped and die cut the images (Stampendous) and added them to the card using 3D foam tape. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto the vellum and popped up the entire panel using 3D foam tape onto a red cardstock panel and then onto a white card base.

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I had a blast making these simple cards..
I hope I have inspired you to give Craftangles stencils a try!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Paru Mahtani
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Paru Mahtani

Based out of Mumbai, India, she is a stay at home mom, a passionate card maker and a photography enthusiast who regularly showcases her work at Kala Ghoda Art Festival in Mumbai

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