Mother’s Day cards using Kraft card and distress inks

I am back with a few more cards made using the newly released Craftangles stamps and stencils!
I really had fun with these!
For the first card, I started off with a panel of  Craftangles kraft card, which I coloured using Tim Holtz distess inks (mowed lawn, festive berries and peacock feathers) 
I stencilled over this coloured card base using the butterflies and bricks stencil and Fired brick distress ink from Tim Holtz.
I then stamped the sentiment.. a combination of sentiments from Craftangles ‘Happy Mother’s Day‘ and ‘Wonderful Mom’ stamp sets and words from MFT stamp sets.
I heat embossed the sentiment and added some white paint splatter to create some interest. 
I finished the card by adhering it to a white top folding card base and adding some twine and a butterfly charm.
I followed Kristina Werner’s card blending techniques for these cards..not very successfully though!
You can checkout the videos here.
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For the second card, I used the same stencil as above, and used a monochromatic palette.
I used Tim Holtz distress inks (crushed olive and mowed lawn) to colour this one layer kraft card base from Craftangles.
I then used Versafine Olympia Green ink to stencil the butterflies.
This ink is a pigment ink so it stained my stencil 🙁
I should have thought of that before I used it!!
I used Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn distress ink to stamp the sentiment 
using my Misti. 
I then off set the card by just a little bit and stamped the sentiment again with Versafine Onyx Black ink, in order to create some dimension.
I added some enamel dots (fro Let’z Craft) and twine and a butterfly charm to finish the card.

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For the third card, I used Tim Holtz Festive Berries and Dusty Concord distress inks.
I then placed the stencil over the coloured card base and used the Dusty Concord ink some more.
This created a beautiful effect.
I added some silver acrylic paint splatter , a white heat embossed sentiment 
and some silver thread, to finish the card.
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For the last card, I stamped the Supergirl image from Craftangles ‘Super Girl’ stamp set, 
but modifed the hair to make her look like a mom!
To do this, I inked up the stamp and then wiped off the ink on the pigtails before stamping. 
After stamping, I used a black marker to create the hair.
I wanted the image to represent a Super mom!
I decided to create a frame to frame the Super Mom. 
So I used Queen and Company’s oval frame die to cut out a black frame. 
I order to add some dimension, I stacked 3 frame die cuts. 
I embossed the top die cut to create some interest.
To create the background, I stamped the sentiment using Tim Holtz ‘Brushed Cordruoy’ distress ink, on Craftangles Kraft card stock, to create a tone on tone look.
I then stamped the main sentiment (Craftangles Happy Mothers day stamp set) in black over this background. 
Once I added the framed image, I added the word ‘Mother’ (heat embossed in white on black cardstock).
I then adhered this panel to a white top folding card base and finished the card using gold and silver star sequins from my stash.
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I hope you enjoyed reading about my process, 
and will give these stamps and stencils a try.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!


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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