Mixed Media Journal Cover

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Hello Friends!

This is Tanvi & welcome back today.

I am currently enjoying mixed media, thanks to the Finnabair products that came in my DT kit. The combination of black & metallic colors always enthuse me & the Metallique wax pastes are just perfect for popping the hidden textures in Mixed Media.

Here is the mini journal cover which got a face lift for my post –

The cover base is MDF & the background texture is stenciled (Craftangles – Medieval Mosaic) with Decoart sand paste. I built on the layers & textures & embellished as desired, priming with black gesso at every stage & using Ranger Multimedium to glue the embellishments. The Finnabair Metallique pastes used are – Amethyst Magic & Mystic Turquoise

Here are some close up images –

 

Hope you enjoyed the post today & are inspired to create some Mixed Media magic!

Have a crafty day!

Sunshine & Wishes

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Hello friends,

I am Neha here, back with two cards!

First card features the die and stamp combo by hero arts – Congrats Stamp & Cut  ! I love diecut sentiments on my cards. Diecut words are really versatile. This set has ‘Congrats’ sentiment in stamp and die as well. There are many small sentiments (i.e. engagement, marriage, newbaby, graduation etc.) too which can be used to make really personalized greeting for many occasions. It has three tiny sequins stamps too which I have used for today’s card.

 

To make it, I masked the base card with masking tape and applied black soot distress oxide, remove the tape and let it dry for good 4-5 hours. For the panel, I diecut Neenah Solar 80gsm card stock  with MFT die, stamped largest sequin stamp with versamark ink and enbossed in Nuvo gold embossing powder. This powder has tiny gold glitter in it which is perfect for the sequin stamp. Repeated stamping with rest of the sequin stamps and embossed them using Nuvo Silver and copper embossing powders. I also stamped some more sequins in lavender, hot pink and lime green colors.

Sentiment is diecut from DCWV glitter paper. I also stamped a small ‘ you did it’ sentiment in black in versafine ink.  Mounted the whole panel using white foam for added dimension .

Close up to see all the blings…

 

 

For the second card, I have used a mini stamp by Jillibean soup. Unfortunately, it is not available right now but you can always preorder all your desired craft supplies.

Image result for jillibean sunshine stamp

The various sentiment inspired me to make this tri-fold card.

I took 2 4×8″ creme card stock and scored them at 4.

I glued left and right half of each card on top of each other to make a 4×12 panel having 3 4×4 parts.

I cut 2 perfectly aligned windows from side panels. On a piece of white cs i stamped and embossed outlines sun in gold, fussy cut and colored with water colors. i adhere 2 green die cut in back of both the windows. Adhere the sun on left side panel.

I stenciled the center panel with distress inks, added the sentiment and a sun in the center.

Finally, I stamped 2 more sentiments.

 

Finally, I made an envelope from yellow polka dot pattern paper.

I hope, you like what I create! Thank you so much for being here on the blog!

 

Cards with word dies

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Hello everyone!! I am Deeplaxmi from Kraftkutir.

Today I have 2 cards for you focusing again on my favorite word dies. I love how one single element i.e. word die can create a focal point on the card. Also you can use different papers colours etc to completely change the look of a card/ project.

Here is the first card!

I tried to make an elegant card here. Super simple! First I created background by die cutting the white card stock panel twice. I have used this intricate inlay die from Letzcraft and did cut it twice.It is one absolutely beautiful die. Then I adhered the panel on a pink card base with some foam tape.

I die cut the Smile sentiment with pink and main die and used the stamp set for stamped sentiment too. I added lot of glossy accents on the pink die cut and before it was dry I added some shimmer powder. Then I adhered the die cut and sentiment on the card. Also added the shadow die cut using vellum. I finished it with some clear drops. Done !! A simple yet elegant card made using mostly dies.

Moving to the next card.

Ok!! This one is not so simple but I like it for the little surprise it has.

This is a CAS card in first look but it has a camouflaged bookmark hidden in it. The friend die cut can be taken out and used as a magnetic bookmark.

So lets start making it. First I made the background by stamping different words from Kaiser craft‘s daydreamer stamp set.

I used versa mark ink and later heat embossed it with ranger clear embossing powder. This gave a subtle look to the background.

Later I took a 2” x 4” piece of black and white striped pattern paper from lawn fawn and die cut the word using friend die from Winnie and Walter. I preserved all the negative pieces and adhered everything on the card base.

To create the friend bookmark I created die cut using red pattern paper in same lawn fawn pack. I also die cut 3-4 friend pieces from white card stock. Now comes the main mechanism. I took a piece of acetate and folded it in half then I die cut the friend word so that it remained attached at the word F. This gave me an openable friend die cut. Then I added 2 small magnets in the broader areas of the die cut and the layered both sides with white card stock die cut. The topmost layer was made using red pattern paper. This gave me the magnetic bookmark. To enhance it even more I tied a little tag saying ‘ you are awesome’.

I adhered a piece of red card stock on a white card base. I trimmed my background so the card can have red border.Now before putting everything together I adhered a metal disk behind the background piece. I adjusted it o that it will come just behind the magnet inside the word die.

Finally finished the card with some enamel dots. Because of the magnets and the metal disks the bookmark simply stays on the card without using glue. I am loving this card for this interactive style but you can surely eliminate the whole bookmark part and make something similar with the layout !

The second card was too much I see!! SO we will take a break here. Hope you liked both the cards. Do let me know in the comments. See you soon again till then keep crafting!!

Cheers !!

Deeplaxmi

From

Kraftkutir

Mini Love Note Cards

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Hello all and welcome to another post on the Letz Craft blog. I hope you have enjoyed reading all the DT posts the members have posted so far and liked looking at their lovely creations too.

I am here with my second post and I hope I inspire you to go dig some of the amazing craft supplies you have to create something similar.

When I got this beautiful ‘Love’ stamp set from ‘Jane’s Doodles’ as part of my DT kit, I immediately had to use these lovely images. Now if you have seen any of my creations, I suck at using only sentiment stamps on my cards 🙂

After a bit of deliberation, I decided to make some mini note cards using all these sweet images and sentiments from the set.

And like any other crafter, I couldn’t stop at just one, so I made a whole bunch.

I have added links to all the products I’ve used and really, you only need a few things to make these note cards and you are set.

Here’s the first set I made using some ombre effect.

For the second set, I used a different set of images from the stamp. Like I did, you can also change the placement of the images to vary the design a little.

For my third set, I used the remaining images and made a bunch of note cards.

By the way, notice the card front and those gorgeous coloured cards bases I have used on my note cards. They are all from Letz Craft and you can find them in an array of colours here. Go check them out, if you haven’t already. They are sturdy, bright and come with matching envelopes too!

Here is the entire collection of note cards I made, and I did go a bit overboard 🙂

I used various mini ink cube sets from Altenew to make these cards. You could also try second and third generation stamping if you don’t have the various shades of these ink cubes. Of you don’t find what you are looking for in the store, go ahead and pre order them on the website.

I hope you enjoyed reading my post and will try your hands at making something cute as these!

Love and Hugs, Vandana 🙂

Cross Stitched Cards | Guest Post by Janhavi Jeevan

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We are happy to have another Guest Designer on our blog today. Letz Craft has always believed in giving budding talent a chance to showcase their work, and today we are very happy to have another talented crafter with us. Our guest designer for today is Janhavi Jeevan who is the daughter of the lovely, Beena Jeevan. Janhavi, like her mom is a very enthusiastic and avid crafter. Today she is sharing FIVE cards she made using the Paper Smooches Stitched Square and Stitched Circle dies. Over to Janhavi, now:

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Hey guys!

I am Janhavi Jeevan from Inceptive Fabrication. I am Guest Designing for Letz Craft today and I had an amazing time fabricating these cards.

Before I start talking about my cards I would like to talk a bit about myself. I am 15 yrs old and have been learning two beautiful classical dance forms of India from the age of 5. Other than dancing I really love creating things and tend to look at things from a creative point of view. Hope you all like my work.

I have made some cross stitch cards for which I was inspired by two people. First my mom, who absolutely loves to cross stitch and has loads of designs and cross stitch books in her stash. Second Jennifer Mcguire inspired me through her videos to give a hand at these cards. Now that I had a cross stitch enthusiast right by my side and some fabulous videos which I could follow there was nothing that could stop me from doing these cards.

For all the cards I have used Letz Craft Cardstock as the card base and the stitching was done using Bielo Cardstock. I have also used matching envelopes which are available in the Letz Craft store.

This card was the very first time I cross stitched. So I decided to keep it simple just by the thought that I might mess it up. For this card, I used the Paper Smooches Stitched Square Die.

The card has a simple cross stitched pattern using different shades of brown. This pattern was my attempt at trying to create an ombre effect. For the sentiment, I simply stamped CONGRATULATIONS and cut it out with a coordinating die.

Also, I added some pizazz to the card by adding some lace. The stitched pattern was stuck to the card base using some foam tape.

 

For the second card, I used the Paper Smooches Stitched Circle Die. I used a Kasuthi (Traditional Embroidery) design for this card.

I used the negative space of a circle as the card base. I made this card the same way a shaker card is made. I wanted to keep the sentiment minimalistic which is why I chose to put a faux calligraphy stamp.

 

This card is definitely one of my favorite among the lot just because of the stitched chevron pattern.

I used the Paper Smooches Stitched Square Die for this card. I used a faux calligraphy stamp for the sentiment. I added some height to the stitched piece by pasting a foam sheet on the back and pasting it to the card base.

 

The fourth card is smaller than the other because why not? For the sentiment, I used the Simon Says Stamp ‘Hello’ die.

I die cut 4-5 pieces of the same and pasted them on each other to give it a height. Also, I clear embossed the die cut for a slight shine.

The sentiment is pasted on a vellum circle die-cut. I glued the vellum on the stitched piece and finally pasted the whole segment to the card base using foam tape.

This next card was made using the Creative Expressions ‘Thank you’ Die the sentiment.

I pasted the die cut on an oval piece of vellum and glued the ensemble to the stitched piece which was finally glued to the card base using foam tape.

Hoping that I could do justice to all these fantastic products.

I would like to thank the Letz Craft team for giving me this opportunity.

Ciao!

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Aren’t Janhavi’s cards so stunning!? I loved her color combinations and neat stitching on each card. Way to go, Janhavi! If you liked Janhavi’s cards, please do drop in a line or two to motivate her to make more such amazing cards. Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Supplies used from Letz Craft:

Paper Smooches Dies – Stitched Square

Paper Smooches Dies – Stitched Circle

Letz Craft Smooth White A2 Cardstock 250 GSM

Bielo Smooth White Cardstock 300 GSM

Letz Craft Vellum Paper A5

Letz Craft A2 Card Envelopes 

Prima Marketing Heaven Sent 2 Collection | Guest Post by Megha Thakar

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We are happy to have another Guest Designer today on our blog today who is, Megha Thakar from Rajkot. She is an amazing crafter who specializes in handmade albums and other papercrafting projects. Her work predominantly comprises of soft, pastel shades, and are a visual treat for everyone. Today she has an elaborate album to share she made using the Heaven Sent 2 Collection from Prima Marketing. We welcome Megha to share her wonderful work with you all.

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Here’s what Megha has to say about her project for today:

I have designed this album with Prima Marketing Heaven Sent 2 which I got from Letz Craft. The soft colors are perfect to create the most adorable gift for little ones. It can hold up to 60 adorable pictures. Jovita sent me the Prima Heaven Sent 2 collection with very smooth Letz Craft Cardstocks, some laces, and other embellishments. Thank you Jovita Serrao Dsouza for inviting me to guest design on the Letz Craft blog.

I used these products from Letz Craft to create my album.

 

 

Supplies used from Letz Craft:

Prima Marketing Heaven Sent 2 – A4 Paper Pad

Prima Marketing Heaven Sent 2 – 4X6 Journaling Cards

12 x 12 Cardstock – Columbo Cream

12 x 12  CArdstock – Cairo Cream

12 x 12 Cardstock – Boston Brown

The pretty flowers are an assorted pack in pastel shades available at the store

I hope you enjoy this album and it inspires you to create your own.

 

Do let me know if you have any queries

 

Hugs

Megha

Reverse Decoupage with Mixed Media

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Hello Friends!

This is Tanvi here with an interesting decoupage project today. I love altering bottles with decoupage & hoard a lot of them in different shapes & sizes, one such flat bottle was perfect for reverse decoupage – a technique in which the tissue is glued to the back of the glass & the front is left clear.

I textured the backside (where the tissue is adhered) with Plaid FolkArt Painted Finishes Kit – Concrete (this product is currently out of stock, you can preorder here)

I played around with embellishments from my stash & textured them all with the concrete textured finish. Sprayed the layout with Lindys Stamp Gang Startburst – Black Orchid Silver. Added some Decoart Crackle paste on the sides. Once dry I highlighted all the textures with Finnabair Metallique wax – Red amber & Rose gold.

Here are some close ups of the Mixed Media –

Do you see the crackle effect here –

Thanks for stopping by today & have a crafty week!

Altenew mini stamp

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Hello Friends,

Neha here from Periwinkle Creations! It is been a while since I wrote first post on this blog. I was away on vacation, visiting my son in US. I am back to this scorching heat of Ahmedabad. But that means more crafting time as you can’t go out between 11am to 7 pm. I am still under a bit of  Jet lag but my DT goodies from Letzcraft was waiting for me. So here I go.

For this post, I am focusing on  mini stamp sets by Altenew (Daisy) and Pink and Main (Wishes) . Altenew’s layering stamps are super awesome but honestly, the higher price point stops me many times to get one. In that case, the mini ones are the perfect option to indulge into layered stamping. The only drawback is it doesn’t have any sentiments. So I have used another mini set by Pink And Main which has a bold ‘Wishes’ stamp combined with many small sentiments to make your own message. I like the versatility of such sets.

For the first card, I used multiple inks from ‘Northern Lights’ and ‘Glacier Caves’ collections to stamp my images. Leaves are done using inks from ‘Rock Collection’ .  Yes, I am an ink addict and altenew inks are my most favourite so far.

 

If your same inks looks different than mine on card, that is probably the card stock you are using. I have used Neenah Solar White 110lb. We all have heard about this paper and craved for it for so long but now, you can get it from Letz Craft store.

Keep in mind to get ‘ Solar White’ which is the white shade of paper and quite different from ‘avalanche’ white which is the variant of same Neenah paper. The whiteness makes lots off difference. On Solar white, the inks just pop giving brightest images ever.

For the card, I stamped multiple flowers and leaves with blue and teal inks. In some flowers I have used just first two layers to give some variation. Sentiment was first stamped in Memento black ink using MISTI. I kept the stamp on MISTI and moved the card a little bit on left and stamped the sentiment with versamark ink  and embossed with  Nuvo – Glimmer Embossing Powder – Gold Enchantment. Such offset stamping creates shadows and gives instant pop to sentiments. Birthday was stamped on a strip of paper and adhered using foam tape. I finished the card by embellishing with matt enamel dots.

Second card is the perfect example on how you can use your same stamp for totally different look.

 

Here i have used Papericious Colored Card Stock – Tame Teal. The inks are Volcano Lake & Lagoon from northern lights collection. I stamped two layers of  flowers and leaves, let it dry and stamped and embossed third layer of flower in Nuvo embossing powder. I added details with markers & white gel pen in the center of flowers. For the white accent flower, I used first layer stamp to emboss in white on piece of same teal CS, second- teal layer is stamped with Volcano and embossed in clear, third layer is stamped in versamark embossed in gold embossing powder. It is layered embossing which gives beautiful puffy looking sticker. Mom sentiment is layered dies from SSS. You can use any sentiment die for it.  I used Letz Craft’s Bombay Blue CS and Dcwv Glitter Metallics Solid. Check the embossed flower below.

 

Third project is a tag and for that, I stamped the first, solid layer with multiple inks from red cosmos and red sunset  collections to  create ombre look. Here I have used 80lb, thinner version of Neenah Solar as it is easier to fussy cut thin paper. I just used 1st and last layer to build the flower. Added some hand cut leaves and twine to finish it off.

Hope you enjoyed the post. Have a wonderful day & keep crafting…:)

 

 

Flower Power

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Letz Craft Blog. I hope you have enjoyed reading all the posts by the Design Team so far.

I’m so excited to be part of the Letz Craft team and even more elated to share my very first post here.

Before I share my projects, I have to thank Jovita for sending across an absolutely amazing and apt DT kit. She knew exactly what I would love to work with.

My DT kit contained a beautiful large stamp set, ‘Camellia‘ from ‘Technique Tuesday’ and I have 3 almost CAS cards to share today using a single stamp set as the focal point.

 I love floral stamps and this is the perfect stamp to work with if you like to colour or make cards with a focal point.

All my cards showcase the stamp coloured using different mediums.

For my first card, I tried out some good old, and my favourite, no line colouring technique using some Zig Clean Colour bBrus pens. I varied the colours on both flowers a little, added details using the tip of the pens and then fussy cut the images.

To add a little balance, I masked the edge of the card front and created stripes using the Black Soot Distres Oxide Ink. You could even use a solid stripe stamp if you have one or distress inks as well.

My second card also uses the same technique, but was coloured using Picked Raspberry and Mowed lLaw Distress Inks.

I used a zig brush pen to add some shading to the petals and leaves. To offset the bright pink of the flower, I distressed one side of the card front with Hickory Smoke Distres Oxide ink. I also added a sentiment from the Sketchy Banner stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. You could use any sentiment you like.

For my third and the last card, I heat embossed the image and water coloured the flower using Gansai Tambi water colours. I mixed a few shades together to get the shade I was after.

Can you say I love stripes on my cards? Here, I used some masking tape of various widths to create some stripes using Distress Oxides in various colours.

While I foam mounted all fussy cut images on my card fronts, you could stamp the image directly on the card front, if you need a one layer card. You could also stamp or heat emboss the image directly on the card front and smoosh some inks over it.

I hope you liked looking at these cards and would also try creating your own variations using your favourite stamp.

While you’re here, do also check out the Letz Craft’s online store. There’s a lot of lovely stuff you’d like to get your hands on.

Happy Crafting!

Love and Hugs, Vandana

Decoupage Tray by Tanvi

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Hello! This is Tanvi from Paper Fantasees & I am super excited to share my first post for LETZ CRAFT. Thank you Jovi for this opportunity & looking forward to loads of creative fun here!

I have a decoupage tray to share today –

After a base coat of chalk paint on the MDF tray I decoupaged the tissue with Mod Podge Matte.

For the sides I used a coordinating tissue on alternate sides of the polygonal tray.

Stenciled with White Crackle paste from Deco Art to add some texture & painted over this with the chalk paint. I was surprised to see the cracks visible even after this!

And do you notice the “Farfalle” I glued on the handles??  🙂

 

That’s it from me today & until my next post HAPPY CRAFTING!