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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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.
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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
Letz Craft Vellum Paper A5
Letz Craft A2 Card Envelopes